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Posted in thread: Best System for Beginners on 12-09-2015 at 09:19 PM
Thanks for all the advice and questions. I will speak with my dad and see what his answers are
to these questions.
Posted in thread: Water Test Results on 12-09-2015 at 01:15 AM
Is there anything in there that seems high or low? Any general adjustments?
Posted in thread: Best System for Beginners on 12-09-2015 at 12:57 AM
Price range would be up to 3K.
Posted in thread: Water Test Results on 12-08-2015 at 07:00 PM
Any thoughts on the following water report? I have been brewing for 5 years now and would like
to make some incremental improvements in my beers as well as expand my brewing knowledge.pH
Posted in thread: Best System for Beginners on 12-08-2015 at 06:52 PM
My father is interested in starting to brew and has asked me to do some research on what would
be best for him. At his age, he does not want to do a lot of heavy lifting so I was thinking of
some all ...
Posted in thread: Brewing Thermometer inaccurate on 11-02-2015 at 01:15 AM
I have been using this thermometer for 12-18 batches, thinking that is was only having
difficulty reading high temps ( during the boil). It would begin to boil around 225. Tonight I
realized it is ina...
Posted in thread: Mash Efficiency on 09-16-2015 at 04:56 PM
Sorry I wasn't clear on a couple of things (fly sparging). The readings I mentioned about are
my wort recordings prior to boil. Batch 1 = 1.040 x 7 = 280 / 12 = 23.3Batch 2 = 1.030 x7 = 210
/10 = 21.0...
Posted in thread: Mash Efficiency on 09-15-2015 at 08:08 PM
Thanks for all the great advice! This is really helpful. To improve my lautering efficiency, is
there something I should be doing that I am not. I will stir the mash once or twice and with
about 40 mi...
Posted in thread: Mash Efficiency on 09-14-2015 at 11:23 AM
Last two batches:Estimated SG = 1.062, reading pre boil, 1.040 Estimated SG = 1.049, reading
pre boil, 1.030Batch 1 (12 lbs grain) mashed with 4 gal, then sparged with 5.5 gallons, 7
gallons wort coll...
Posted in thread: Mash Efficiency on 09-12-2015 at 04:43 PM
Last half dozen or so brews I have had a poor efficiency after mashing and sparking. I have had
to add anywhere from a half pound of DME to today where I had to add 1.5 lbs. I haven't changed