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Posted in thread: Struggling with efficiency -- Need Help on 02-07-2016 at 08:12 PM
What is your filter? A manifold or a braid?I use a 52qt Coleman with a CPVC manifold in the
bottom, very similar in size. Grain depth is mostly immaterial unless you fly sparge.Did you
preheat your ma...
Posted in thread: Struggling with efficiency -- Need Help on 02-07-2016 at 04:14 PM
Hey guys,I brewed yesterday and ran into a low efficiency again and feeling a bit frustrated
that im so off from my numbers. It doesn't seem like the beer matters, but anytime im aiming at
1.070, I en...
Posted in thread: Yeast Starter - Ratio Question on 02-06-2016 at 04:20 PM
I keep seeing a pretty common theme of 1/2 cup of DME to 2 cups of water for a yeast starter.
And its a rule of thumb I always followed, and I havent really ever paid attention to much
detail beyond t...
Posted in thread: Low conversion - Where did I go wrong? on 01-27-2016 at 01:27 AM
If the thermometer reads higher than actual temp, then you would have mashed at lower than
intended temp (think about it.)Brew on :mug:Oh good lord, im dumb. Long day at work, brain dont
Posted in thread: Low conversion - Where did I go wrong? on 01-27-2016 at 12:33 AM
Got hydrometer, confirmed that my refractometer is actually 100% spot on. So I somehow ended up
with 1.035. I checked my thermometer that I used and it was off. It kept reading a lot higher
than the a...
Posted in thread: Low conversion - Where did I go wrong? on 01-26-2016 at 05:32 AM
This may be a dumb question so forgive me if it is, but did you get the refractometer
correction right? What was the brix reading?I got a Brix reading of 9
Posted in thread: Low conversion - Where did I go wrong? on 01-26-2016 at 05:21 AM
You might be alright with your mash (I'm not saying you are, but there are chances).
Refractometer is an optical device and correct refraction can be tampered with by many factors,
such as temperature...
Posted in thread: Low conversion - Where did I go wrong? on 01-26-2016 at 04:56 AM
Hey there,I brewed this recipe on Saturday:10 lbs Marris Otter1 lbs Black Patent Malt12 oz
Roasted barley12 oz Flaked barley8 oz flaked oats8 oz Crystal 120L8 oz Cara Pils8 oz Rice Hulls
I mashed the ...
Posted in thread: Didn't cover carboy, shake now? on 12-30-2013 at 12:48 AM
Thanks guys, Typically I have had some active fermentation at this point. But its been 24 solid
hours and there is very little activity at all. Like I mentioned, I used two vials of British
Ale Yeast ...
Posted in thread: Didn't cover carboy, shake now? on 12-29-2013 at 06:30 PM
Oatmeal stout with Og of 1.052. It has:1 lb amber dme3 lb Maris otter extract3 lb dark
extract.5 lb choc malt2 oz black patent.5 lb crystal 60L1 lb flaked oats2 oz black roasted
barley.5 lb pale ale m...