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  • Posted in thread: Hybrid Fly Sparge Technique on 01-29-2012 at 03:07 AM
    So is the overall opinion that you shouldn't use this method with a straight braid in a
    rectangle cooler?If you have a straight braid, batch sparge. If you want to fly sparge, use a
    manifold or false ...

  • Posted in thread: Carboy/ Keg Cleaner Giveaway on 06-01-2011 at 04:52 AM
    Of course I want one!

  • Posted in thread: Sam Adams Noble Pils clone on 03-23-2011 at 08:38 PM
    Weyermann has both Bohemian Pilsner and Bohemian Floor Malted Pilsner. They aren't the same
    malt. If you are concerned about cost and aren't trying to clone the beer exactly, then I would
    just use wha...

  • Posted in thread: Flying Dog Imperial Porter Clone... With a twist! on 01-14-2011 at 11:17 PM
    I assume the ABV of this beer has been increasing over the years to keep up with what it means
    in the marketplace to be "Imperial."Imperial versions of beers usually benefit from a lower
    mash temperat...

  • Posted in thread: Flying Dog Imperial Porter Clone... With a twist! on 01-14-2011 at 03:18 AM
    This came the closet that I've made--but there was a certain level of roast missing.Ditch the
    Carafa and go with Black Patent. You can add it just before mashout to reduce
    bitterness/astringency. If y...

  • Posted in thread: Samuel Smiths Oatmeal Stout on 12-20-2010 at 08:56 PM
    PS I toasted the flaked oats for about 90 minutes until they looked "right". They taste pretty
    smokey now, I hope I didn't over do it.That sure seems like a long time. I did 20-25 minutes at
    350F. Eve...

  • Posted in thread: Hybrid Fly Sparge Technique on 12-15-2010 at 01:35 AM
    Can I drain as fast as I want then? Then this is much quicker than fly sparging, right?The rate
    you drain the tun won't affect your efficiency. However, you may find that you still need to
    start slow ...

  • Posted in thread: Hybrid Fly Sparge Technique on 12-13-2010 at 04:23 PM
    So, when you batch sparge, do you just drain all the way, then add 185F water, stir, let sit
    for 10-15 minutes, and sparge again? That simple?That's basically it. You'll want to choose a
    strike temper...

  • Posted in thread: Hybrid Fly Sparge Technique on 12-13-2010 at 03:10 AM
    I have been fly sparging in a large gatorade cooler with a straight braid and have been only
    getting 62-64% efficiency.It's your straight braid. To prove it, try batch sparging and you
    should see 70%....

  • Posted in thread: Hybrid Fly Sparge Technique on 11-22-2010 at 10:19 PM
    Well, this is fly sparging plain and simple. The method of delivering the water to the top of
    the grain bed is irrelevant. How fast you drain the tun is irrelevant. Not matching flow rates
    of sparge a...

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