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  • Posted in thread: Thinking about "no sparge" brew on 12-18-2014 at 07:38 PM
    Well, you are limited by your vessel size here. If you heat up all the water to your strike
    temp and just hold some back for sparging (fill up the mash tun as far as you feel comfortable
    and then hold...

  • Posted in thread: Cereal Killer Mill: Fallen apart after 3 batches. on 12-18-2014 at 07:33 PM
    In retrospect I still wish I had purchased a more robust product for a higher price. For the
    money paid my expectations were certainly higher than I experienced with the CK. I have no
    doubt that this ...

  • Posted in thread: Hate to be that guy on 12-17-2014 at 10:59 PM
    Thanks again for all of the input. I had a little trouble also reading the fermometer without
    instructions but of the three numbers that are changing color the middle one was 64 so I'm
    guessing the te...

  • Posted in thread: Water calculations with sparging on 12-17-2014 at 09:24 PM
    Just FYI, you don't need a mashout when you're batch sparging. It's a step carried over from
    fly sparging for no good reason other than that's what they used to do. Batch sparging is
    quick, so the wor...

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast #3787 not starting on 12-17-2014 at 09:21 PM
    I have always been afraid that I would start the Starter to soon and it would run out of sugar
    before I was able to use it. How long will a starter last before you have to pitch it in the
    wort?It's no...

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast #3787 not starting on 12-17-2014 at 08:49 PM
    I made a bad judgment call since it was a smack pack I thought that is all it needed to start.
    Should I always use a yeast starter with a liquid yeast?It's good peace of mind. Maybe not a
    "must" in al...

  • Posted in thread: Hate to be that guy on 12-17-2014 at 07:35 PM
    I didn't use any soap just sanitized everything with starsan and I pitched the yeast right
    around the 80 degree mark. I'm probably just being paranoidThe foam, not to worry. The 80
    degrees, that's mor...

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast #3787 not starting on 12-17-2014 at 07:33 PM
    Thanks for all the info. I assume I should just let it go and see what happens, or would it be
    a good idea to pitch another Wyeast #3787 in a couple of days to get the Belgium flavors? No
    local shops ...

  • Posted in thread: ABV dropping? on 12-17-2014 at 07:22 PM
    If it has been two weeks it's likely done, but yeah, maybe just get it to a warm room and cover
    it from light and see if it warms up a bit more if it will eek out a couple more points. Take
    measuremen...

  • Posted in thread: ABV dropping? on 12-17-2014 at 06:48 PM
    Well what I am referring to is that my OG was supposed to be 1.083-1.086. I was able to achieve
    1.080. After racking, I took some remaining wort and checked it with my hydrometer. The FG
    calls out to ...

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