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Posted in thread: So I mashed in too hot.. on 12-16-2010 at 01:32 AM
Out of curiosity, what temp was your mash at? I had the same problem recently and I was
somewhere between 165 and 167. I should have tried harder to bring it down (trying for 160).I
ended up at 1.030 ...
Posted in thread: Can i split a batch for the boil i only have a 5 gallon pot on 12-16-2010 at 01:10 AM
The way I did it was totally different! I split the wort evenly, as described, and the hops
evenly, so that both pots were roughly of equal composition. Then combined. My concern with
adding some of t...
Posted in thread: So I mashed in too hot.. on 12-16-2010 at 01:00 AM
I fully expect to have a sour dry beer; I was just posting to see if anyone has experience in
regulating how sour the beer gets, etc...
Posted in thread: Can i split a batch for the boil i only have a 5 gallon pot on 12-16-2010 at 12:52 AM
I do this without a problem. Run off five gallons into your kettle and the remainder into a 3
gallon cooler. Boil off a gallon and a half and top it up with the wort you have in the cooler.
Posted in thread: So I mashed in too hot.. on 12-16-2010 at 12:39 AM
and the fermentation stalled at about 1.031 due to the high content of unfermentables. In lieu
of dumping the batch (blasphemy!) I racked it over grapes in a secondary to use the lambic
yeasts on the ...
Posted in thread: Cider Infected? on 10-30-2010 at 09:50 PM
Hey all, first time cider brewin' this infected? Just bottled, primed with honey. When I added
the honey the fermenter it got real excited; fermented like wild for the past 2 weeks as
well.Drank a cu...
Posted in thread: Typical Lauter Speed on 10-26-2010 at 02:18 PM
The braid's SS, I'm thinking of cutting it shorter and affixing a heavy SS nut to the end.
Typically you want to see the braid long enough to cover the bottom of the tun, and no longer,
Posted in thread: Typical Lauter Speed on 10-25-2010 at 02:02 PM
Attach tubing on the outside? On the draining end of my ball valve?
Posted in thread: Typical Lauter Speed on 10-25-2010 at 01:12 PM
I'm using a 3/8" connected with FIP to attach the braid; the FIP has a 1/4" opening which may
be leading to the slow lauter speed. I don't believe it would cause THIS slow of a lautering
Posted in thread: Typical Lauter Speed on 10-25-2010 at 12:42 PM
First all grain over the weekend. Build my MLT from a igloo 50 quart, 30" SS braid, and 3/8"
ball valve. Found braid floating in grain bed in beginning, I think I have to affix it to the
bottom of the...