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Posted in thread: Forced Ferment - Higher Gravity/Lower pH Than Actual Beer? on 03-31-2016 at 07:04 PM
I let the batch of beer that I'm fermenting free rise to the 70s. The larger batch has enough
thermal mass that it's staying above room temperature, but the sample in the flask was so small
that it pr...
Posted in thread: Forced Ferment - Higher Gravity/Lower pH Than Actual Beer? on 03-31-2016 at 03:26 PM
I just tried doing a force fermentation test on my last batch (a saison) - I poured a sample of
wort into the flask that I had made my yeast starter in, so there should have been sufficient
yeast for ...
Posted in thread: HERMS Coil Size/Placement - 55 Gallon System on 11-21-2014 at 04:56 AM
benchill, thanks for the detailed reply! Heating water in the kettle would definitely solve the
problem of having the coil exposed. I'll have to look into those Low Watt Density elements,
too.Do you h...
Posted in thread: HERMS Coil Size/Placement - 55 Gallon System on 11-18-2014 at 06:38 AM
I'm putting together a 55 gallon electric brew system using Blichmann Boilermakers. I'm going
to use a HERMS system to control the mash temperature, and I'm trying to figure out the coil
size and plac...
Posted in thread: Blichmann 55 Gallon Brew Kettles and Floor Burners on 05-25-2014 at 09:26 PM
Posted in thread: Large Kettle Options - 55 Gallons And Up on 02-13-2014 at 10:57 PM
I'm trying to get an idea of what the options are for large kettles. I'm looking for something
at least 55 gallons and not much more, maybe 80-100 gallons max. I'd prefer something with a
Posted in thread: Saving for a house. Need to sell Braumeister 20l, coke fridge, 27 gallon fermenator on 11-20-2013 at 03:25 AM
Posted in thread: Control Panel For 55 Gallon Electric System on 10-22-2013 at 12:53 AM
I want to buy a control panel that I can use on a 55 gallon electric set up. I'm looking to
purchase this ASAP. Thanks.
Posted in thread: Yeast Geek 001/Conan Starter - Tart Taste? on 09-21-2013 at 07:27 PM
Thanks for the detailed write-up, sweetcell. Usually I go for the 3-4 day method that you
describe, and will definitely resume doing so for future starters. Anyways, I just sampled the
beer that was f...
Posted in thread: Yeast Geek 001/Conan Starter - Tart Taste? on 09-17-2013 at 11:22 PM
Well, I fermented/decanted the starter that I made from the suspect half-gallon starter. The
beer from this new starter was slightly tart, but then again there was a lot of wort from the