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  • Posted in thread: Grain bill/efficiency on 10-28-2012 at 06:29 PM
    Thanks for the input. When I brew 5gal batches I use a 10gal cooler; when I brew 2.5gal batches
    I mash in a 5gal cooler, and batch sparge with one step. I usually just halve my recipes using
    brewpal o...

  • Posted in thread: Grain bill/efficiency on 10-27-2012 at 06:39 PM
    So I asked this in the all grain forum but got no answer, so I'll try here. Does the size of
    your grain bill have any effect on conversion efficiency? Will fifteen lbs of grain convert
    more completely...

  • Posted in thread: 2.5g batch/lowOG on 10-26-2012 at 03:14 PM
    I've been attempting to brew 2.5g batches, but my OG's are consistently coming up low. I use a
    5 gal. cooler for mashing, and am pretty anal about temps and volumes. My grain is milled at
    the store, a...

  • Posted in thread: Immersion or Counterflow? on 05-28-2012 at 07:21 PM
    I whirlpool prior to CFC, and the vast majority of trub stays in the kettle.

  • Posted in thread: Immersion or Counterflow? on 05-27-2012 at 01:15 PM
    I use a CFC without a pump and it works fine. I elevate my kettle no more than the height of a
    5 gallon bucket above the chiller, and it flows fine. Go from kettle temps to 58F in the amount
    of time i...

  • Posted in thread: Brew software beat to death on 03-30-2012 at 05:52 PM
    Before I started using Beersmith, I used Brewpal on my Ipod. I found it intuitive and easy to
    use.

  • Posted in thread: Speidel Plastic Tanks on 03-21-2012 at 02:47 PM
    That's great info., thanks.

  • Posted in thread: Speidel Plastic Tanks on 03-20-2012 at 05:57 PM
    I dont bottle, but maybe you could use carb tablets instead?Duh...of course. Thanks

  • Posted in thread: Speidel Plastic Tanks on 03-20-2012 at 03:37 PM
    Please bear with me if this is a stupid question; but when bottling directly from these, how do
    you add the priming sugar without stirring up the trub? I would like to skip transferring to a
    bottling ...

  • Posted in thread: Cool yeast before pitching? on 03-05-2012 at 07:31 PM
    Hey thanks. Yeah, I've had good frementations with S05 dry; thought I'd give it a try though.
    Thanks again.

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