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Posted in thread: Convert chugger center inlet to inline? on 03-11-2013 at 11:21 PM
Hello,I recently received a chugger center inlet pump. Not what I wanted -- I wanted the inline
version.Is it possible to simply unscrew the stainless center inlet head and replace it with a
Posted in thread: Too thin mash? on 03-12-2012 at 06:32 PM
Do you mean by "bitter" your pH was too low -- i.e., acidic? Before I started making on-the-fly
adjustments to my water I was finding that my pH was too high -- and the resulting beer out of
Posted in thread: Too thin mash? on 03-10-2012 at 04:36 PM
bobbytuck, have you tried doing an all night mash with a no sparge? I did that recently with a
2.5gal batch of SMaSH.. It's still in the fermentor, so the verdict is still out. I also hit
about 65% ef...
Posted in thread: Too thin mash? on 03-10-2012 at 04:19 PM
I've been thinking about giving this a try..In fact -- to add my post above -- I've got a full
eHERMS system -- and my initial goal was to fly-sparge and do the normal mashout. As most folks
Posted in thread: Too thin mash? on 03-10-2012 at 02:37 PM
I've switched completely to no spare and routinely do upwards of 2.7 to 3qt/lb mashes. It's
easily the best beer I've ever brewed. My sense is that all the concerns about thick versus
thin mashes are ...
Posted in thread: After Bottling My Beer tastes sweet (yuck) on 01-19-2012 at 02:20 PM
Yes -- I solved it. The problem was patience -- or lack thereof. Seriously. We hear that beer
is "ready in two weeks." For some beers, that's true. For other's it's not. What I did -- and
what I will ...
Posted in thread: Rauchmalz on 11-24-2011 at 02:29 AM
I highly recommend cherrywood at 10%. Nice and rich -- but not overpowering.BTW -- See the
thread on cloning Tumbler in the recipes section. Lots of good advice there for smoked beers.
Posted in thread: No-Sparge article in current BYO magazine -- Thoughts? on 11-23-2011 at 02:53 PM
As a follow-up to my original post, I've tried this no-sparge method with several beers now --
and I'm finally actually tasting one finished product (with one more to come in about two
weeks). The res...
Posted in thread: All of my beers lack Flavor! on 11-19-2011 at 02:12 PM
Try the no-sparge brewing method mentioned in last month's BYO. I'd been fly-sparging for
several years, but decided to do no-sparge (adding all water to the mash at once) and then
draining the mash d...
Posted in thread: Coffee Porter on 10-25-2011 at 03:57 AM
The other approach -- one that I've had the best success with -- is to forget the coffee
altogether and used the Franco-Belges Kiln coffee malt. In small (5% or so) amounts, it adds a