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  • Posted in thread: False Bottom or Manifold for Bottom Draining Converted Keg MLT on 06-11-2015 at 08:22 PM
    another strike against the manifold in a keg is that the bottom is not flat. It is my
    experience that manifolds only function well if the slits/holes are against the bottom of the
    vessel (talk to any ...

  • Posted in thread: Electric BIAB, no pump, no element guard on 05-11-2015 at 04:46 AM
    I have done both, element touch the bag and with the bag contained in a basket. No problems
    either way just less to clean if you leave the basket out.

  • Posted in thread: Electric BIAB, no pump, no element guard on 05-06-2015 at 01:00 AM
    I do have some experience but without the controller. I just stir while heating for mash steps,
    it works just fine. Not sure how useful the controller will be with out constant stirring or
    recerculati...

  • Posted in thread: How to ferment 7.5gal batches on 04-29-2015 at 06:41 PM
    Midwest has 7.9 Gallon plastic fermenters on sale right now, with a lid, for like $17.yep that
    is just what I was going to suggest, that and a little fermcap s.

  • Posted in thread: Designing a 2.5 gal rig on 04-27-2015 at 09:05 PM
    okay so if you are using a separate boil kettle you could heat your water strike water there.
    that way the HLT only needs to hold sparge water. so for a 2.5 gallon batch i doubt you will
    spare with mo...

  • Posted in thread: Designing a 2.5 gal rig on 04-27-2015 at 08:40 PM
    If you are going to go for surface area as your means of heat transfer (no herms coil), you are
    going to want to size the containers carefully so that you do not end up heat way to much
    sparge water j...

  • Posted in thread: Rocket Fuel on 03-04-2015 at 08:30 PM
    My advice would be increase pitch rate, use lots of O2 and nutrient. Also ferment as cold as
    possible without stalling ferment for the first few days at least, this will reduce ester
    production as wel...

  • Posted in thread: The woes of a 120v brewer on 02-13-2015 at 05:56 PM
    I've been making one 2000w element work for my 5.25 gallon batches for the past 2-3 years just
    fine. A typical single infusion (batch sparge) all-grain day is around 4:30 and likely looks
    something li...

  • Posted in thread: Bringing Costs Down... on 02-05-2015 at 08:03 PM
    Why use campden tabs??? With beer you are boiling your wort.... campden is anti bacterial.....
    It's kind of redundant isn't it?? Chlorine & flouride should be the concerns as well as the
    mineral profi...

  • Posted in thread: So I'm brewing an all-rye beer today... on 02-05-2015 at 07:44 PM
    I have made an all rye beer before, it had about the consistency maple syrup when it was
    fermented out, and that is after a long glucanase rest. It took maybe a month after
    fermentation for the yeast ...

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