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Posted in thread: Grain bill/efficiency on 10-28-2012 at 05:29 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
Posted in thread: Grain bill/efficiency on 10-27-2012 at 05:39 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
Posted in thread: 2.5g batch/lowOG on 10-26-2012 at 02:14 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 06:21 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 12:15 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 04:52 PM
Before I started using Beersmith, I used Brewpal on my Ipod. I found it intuitive and easy to
Posted in thread: Speidel Plastic Tanks on 03-21-2012 at 01:47 PM
That's great info., thanks.
Posted in thread: Speidel Plastic Tanks on 03-20-2012 at 04:57 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 02:37 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
Posted in thread: Cool yeast before pitching? on 03-05-2012 at 06:31 PM
Hey thanks. Yeah, I've had good frementations with S05 dry; thought I'd give it a try though.