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    ABOUT ME

  • SF Peninsula
  • I am SWMBO
  • Fantasy/SciFi, Adventure games, Steelers Football
  • Alien/s, Blade Runner, Shawshank Redemption, LOTR, Star Wars
  • X-files, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica (re-imagined), Orphan Black
  • Dragonriders of Pern, The Dragonbone Chair, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Lies of Locke Lamora, Ready Player One
  • All grain brewer: 10 gallon batches on MoreBeer 1100 sculpture, 3 gallon BIAB batches. Co-owner Five O'Clock Brewing Company - it's always five o'clock somewhere (-;
  • American amber
  • Watermelon wheat, Fresher Squeezed, Belgian pale, Brown porter, Easy Peasy pear cider
  • Female
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  • Posted in thread: cooler brewer new personal Record on 07-07-2015 at 02:40 PM
    I pushed the limits of my 15 year old 10 gal cooler. 41 pounds one ounce of grain. held at 150
    within 1/4 inch from lip. okay so I had some run over.41 lbs ?!? Holy cow, what was that like
    0.6 qt per ...

  • Posted in thread: Mashing 5 lbs of grain on 07-06-2015 at 10:45 PM
    1) Pre-heat your over to 170, then turn it off.This. I routinely mash 5-8 lbs of grain and find
    that for mashes in the 152-155 range when I preheat to 170 then turn it off as I am stirring in
    the grai...

  • Posted in thread: First all grain! Please help on 07-04-2015 at 06:14 PM
    Many ways you can go. As mentioned you can just make a smaller batch, do a split boil in 2
    pots, or your original plan of topping off - it's just you will tend to hit a limit on the OG
    you can do with...

  • Posted in thread: Dry hopping without yield loss on 07-04-2015 at 05:27 PM
    Ah, gotcha. Sounds like you need bigger fermenters then! If you're not already doing it dry
    hopping in the primary may help with that.

  • Posted in thread: Considering going to all grain brewing on 07-04-2015 at 04:54 PM
    This link might help. You want to think about the size of the beers you brew (in terms of OG)
    and also if you might ever want to move up to 10 gal batches.This is how big your Mash Tun
    needs to be.Edi...

  • Posted in thread: Considering going to all grain brewing on 07-04-2015 at 04:44 PM
    Also just a tip for your partial mashes, if you heat your oven to 170 then turn it off and put
    the pot in there it should hold temp perfectly. I do this for my 2.5-3 gal all grain batches
    which are pr...

  • Posted in thread: How many psi should I read? on 07-04-2015 at 04:16 PM
    That is the low presssure gauge, it shows the pressure the regulator dispenses. You adjust that
    but adjusting the knob or screw. If that is the only gauge than you don't have a high pressure
    gauge tha...

  • Posted in thread: Want advice on modifying and simplifying an EIPA recipe on 07-04-2015 at 04:06 PM
    Can't read the recipe but it does sound like the grainbill is unnecessarily complicated. I
    commonly sub biscuit and victory so I think consolidating those is good. I've not used aromatic
    but I underst...

  • Posted in thread: Dry hopping without yield loss on 07-04-2015 at 03:50 PM
    I would rather just factor in the loss of volume when designing a recipe - just make a bigger
    batch!I vote this. In your #2 solution you're not saving anything by topping off later - i.e.
    you're alrea...

  • Posted in thread: Yeast substitution on 07-04-2015 at 04:59 AM
    As mentioned Maris otter is the type of barley, it can be kilned to different levels just the
    way domestic 2-row barley can. Typically what is sold as "2-row" is kilned in the 1.7-2.0 L
    range, and the...

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