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  • Posted in thread: What cider apple varieties to plant? on 04-20-2014 at 02:03 PM
    Any of those would make a fine English Style Cider.

  • Posted in thread: What cider apple varieties to plant? on 04-19-2014 at 12:39 PM
    I would consider Golden Russet, Baldwin, Gravenstein, Arkansas Black, and plant a crabapple,
    maybe a hyslop variety.

  • Posted in thread: Full wort mash efficiency on 04-03-2014 at 01:07 AM
    Thanks Bobby for the suggestions. I am going to reduce my deadspace number to .25Gal and try a
    full wort mash again this weekend. If my efficiency does not get any better, I will go back to
    batch spar...

  • Posted in thread: Full wort mash efficiency on 04-02-2014 at 12:06 AM
    Hey Bobby. I do have a diptube and I measured the liquid left over after draining my mashtun
    and it only leaves about a quart of liquid behind. So from what you are saying, I should be
    able to change ...

  • Posted in thread: Full wort mash efficiency on 03-29-2014 at 11:10 PM
    ok, so maybe not 2 hours, but it felt like 2 hours.As for the deadspace, I was always told it
    was the space under the false bottom. To fill the mash to up to the level of the false bottom,
    it takes 1....

  • Posted in thread: Full wort mash efficiency on 03-29-2014 at 06:51 PM
    No Herms or RIMS, just recirculate the mash with a pump and direct fire when needed to maintain
    temps. Although, BBL_brewer, now I understand why my efficiency was so low. I could go back to
    batch spa...

  • Posted in thread: Full wort mash efficiency on 03-29-2014 at 05:43 PM
    tootal: My mash temp settled around 152F. Since I direct fire mash, I didnt have to account for
    temp loss to equipment. I mill my own malt. I have a Blichmann grain mill, I think the crush is
    pretty g...

  • Posted in thread: Full wort mash efficiency on 03-29-2014 at 05:03 PM
    I also forgot to mention, that I have really soft water. I had planned on adding 2tsp of chalk
    and 1tsp of gypsum to the mash, but I forgot all about it until the wort was in the kettle.
    Maybe that is...

  • Posted in thread: Full wort mash efficiency on 03-29-2014 at 05:01 PM
    First brew in 5 months, a London Porter. Also my first full wort mash. Started with 10gal of
    water in my mash tun, heated to 156F. Then added 11.5lbs of grain. waited for 10 minutes for
    the mash bed t...

  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewTalk 2014 Big Giveaway on 02-13-2014 at 11:33 PM
    oh yes, in please

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