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  • Posted in thread: my final gravity is consistantly low on 11-21-2014 at 06:13 PM
    Depending on how long your vorlauf/lauter & sparge is, the biggest factor I see is that
    mash-out.You should use a mash-out calculator to give you the amount of near boiling sparge
    water (treated to av...

  • Posted in thread: Mash Tun/Yeast Questions on 11-17-2014 at 06:09 PM
    I did check the inside temp, and it was ~65*. I'll keep it low around there. The yeast pack
    said 70-75, though (IIRC).If it's 65* during aggressive / peak fermentation, you should be at
    about optimal ...

  • Posted in thread: Mash Tun/Yeast Questions on 11-17-2014 at 03:30 PM
    If you're just using the SS braid and nothing else, the grain could be crushing the braid. A
    common alternative would be a copper manifold.I would say you'd want the 64* vs. especially the
    75*, as if ...

  • Posted in thread: Don't try this at home - False Bottom in Mesh Bag on 11-14-2014 at 08:11 PM
    Yooper, was your recirc rate affected at all?I've had a couple brews stick (both the same
    style) since I've gone recirc, seems with a FB (even with rice hulls) that you can't escape
    some grain matter ...

  • Posted in thread: Don't try this at home - False Bottom in Mesh Bag on 11-11-2014 at 06:52 PM
    Yeah, if you filter your runnings with the bag, you'll likely catch some stuff. That and the
    more vorlauf / recirculation you do, the more the grain bed can filter. Sounds like fun brewday
    times thoug...

  • Posted in thread: my final gravity is consistantly low on 11-10-2014 at 08:22 PM
    Thinking that there may be temperature stratification developing during the mash if you can't
    measure every place in your tun.This would be my guess given you mentioned you hit your mash
    target temps ...

  • Posted in thread: Grain crush question on 11-06-2014 at 04:13 PM
    I'm surprised a mash paddle would help that much. I use a big stainless spoon, about 3" in
    diameter. I don't see how that could be a problem.To me, just thinking about a spoon or
    something solid and /...

  • Posted in thread: importance of mash temperature? on 11-06-2014 at 03:59 PM
    How much temp do you lose over the duration of your mash? I would take measurements at dough-in
    after stirring like crazy in different points in the mash, and do the same when you're ready to
    take you...

  • Posted in thread: Grain crush question on 11-05-2014 at 09:01 PM
    It looks pretty crushed to me. Can always take a feeler gauge in to measure, they're cheap.We
    were on a string of 60s% brewhouse efficiency where I had the crush pretty tight already -
    .030. Tightened...

  • Posted in thread: Time to Debunk Guidelines on Mash Temperature Impact on Body? on 11-04-2014 at 10:53 PM
    It's frustrating that the homebrewer generally lacks the ability to perform a pure experiment.
    I'd love to see somebody try to brew the exact same beer with mash temps being the only
    difference and ta...

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