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Posted in thread: Looking to Upgrade Brew Kettle on 12-19-2016 at 09:30 PM
What do you boil on? Propane burner or stovetop? Is there any chance you will go up to 10
gallon batches? There are mega pots that the price difference between a 10-15 gallon is $50
bucks with the opt...
Posted in thread: Looking to Upgrade Brew Kettle on 12-19-2016 at 09:18 PM
Hey guys and gals,I am currently using a 7.5 gallon stainless brew kettle that was in
s the first big bre...
Posted in thread: Imperial Stout - First Recipe on 08-16-2016 at 11:46 PM
Hey guys,Trying to pull together some ideas into my own recipe. This is my first recipe from
scratch, so im definitely open to feedback on it. I like rich smokey porters, and I thought
adding the Peat...
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...