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Posted in thread: Boil-off rate and water chemistry on 02-26-2014 at 05:08 PM
I agree that boil off rate is extremely high. Proabably too high. Try dialing it back to about
15% an hour if you can. Probably have alot of malliard reaction going on with a boil that
Posted in thread: Off flavor on 02-11-2014 at 09:43 PM
There are a couple things to check for. There are some clues in your post as to some things to
look out for. The clarity issue could be a clue for a couple things. One is that there are wild
yeast in ...
Posted in thread: New Danstar Belle Saison Dry Yeast? on 02-11-2014 at 09:19 PM
Anyone having any problems with fusels with this strain when starting a fermentation as warm as
some here have? My usual saison schedule is to start at 68 then ramp up to 80 over a couple
days when it...
Posted in thread: small batch fermenter on 11-11-2013 at 10:05 PM
Here is a handy tip for those small batch apartment brewers out there. I got some of these
buckets in the link below to ferment my 3 gallon batches. They are 4 gallons so there is not
too much headspa...
Posted in thread: The case for 3 gal batch brewing for apartment dwelling budget minded beginner on 11-07-2013 at 02:34 PM
Are you sure you can't connect to your apartment sink? All I had to do was unscrew the stock
filter from mine and screw an adapter on in its place.Turns out that will probably work. I
didn't think of ...
Posted in thread: The case for 3 gal batch brewing for apartment dwelling budget minded beginner on 10-23-2013 at 05:48 PM
I have a question for the apartment brewers out there. I am looking to start brewing 3 gallon
all grains in my apartment because me and my brewing partners cannot brew as often as i like in
our 15 gal...
Posted in thread: Pittsburgh! on 11-26-2012 at 09:44 PM
Oh, and make sure to do lunch at the Church Brew Works. 4 medals at GABF this year and also
small brewpub of the year. Went there recently after a long hiatus from that place and the
brews were awesom...
Posted in thread: Pittsburgh! on 11-26-2012 at 09:34 PM
If possible, find out when Fat Head's is having a firkin friday. They are usually pretty
awesome. Seem to occur about once a month on fridays at 5:00 PM. They make big hoopla and tap a
Posted in thread: Three Floyds Zombie Dust Clone on 11-26-2012 at 08:49 PM
I don't think the extract version in beersmith accounts for getting any sugars out of the
steeping grains. If you hold them at 150-155 or so until conversion, it is basically a
mini-mash. Try changing...
Posted in thread: All-grain IPA, first attempt on 03-08-2011 at 08:22 PM
Ive hit 1.066 in a five gallon rubbermaid bev cooler. 1.060 would be no prob. I did have 13.5
lb of grain for my black IPA and had to mash thick at 1 qt per pound but that just left me more
sparge to ...