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Posted in thread: All grain 1-kettle method. on 03-03-2015 at 08:18 PM
Yeah it's just BIAB with a sparge. Rather than pour sparging over the bucket like that I prefer
dunk sparging. Either way it adds a short extra step over full volume mashing but I can't fit
the full v...
Posted in thread: Full-volume Boil Question on 03-03-2015 at 08:09 PM
It's dependent on several things, probably the most important is surface area of the pot but
also humidity, how hard you are boiling, etc. For reference I boil off about .65 gal per hr in
my 5 gal pot...
Posted in thread: American IPA recipe critique on 03-03-2015 at 04:48 PM
I agree, second version looks good. My schedule for big aroma is usually 2-3 oz/5 gal at
flameout as a hop stand and 3 oz dry hop. I'm a fan of the centennial/simcoe combo - that's one
of my go to pai...
Posted in thread: Problem with ball lock non removable poppet on 03-03-2015 at 04:22 PM
Well then more than likely you have hop sediment clogging the poppet. This posses a particular
challenge since you can't remove the dip tube. Why can't the OP remove the dip tube? I agree
this is a PI...
Posted in thread: Stuck Fermentation with Lactose? on 03-03-2015 at 01:28 AM
The lactose doesn't throw your hydrometer off. It raises the FG by adding all unfermentable
sugar, but the reading is correct. In other words, a lb of lactose in a 5 gal batch adds about
7 gravity pts...
Posted in thread: Problem with ball lock non removable poppet on 03-02-2015 at 09:17 PM
Can you depress the poppet? (careful of the beer shower). If so maybe your disconnect just
wasn't on all the way. Or you may need to release the pressure on the keg and remove the post
to see if the p...
Posted in thread: What is your favorite cheap & easy to get hop for IPAs? on 03-02-2015 at 07:36 PM
Agree with the old faithful cascade. I also usually grab some Chinook every year as it tends to
be cheaper per oz than many of those others and I think compliments them nicely in late
additions. I act...
Posted in thread: Vienna SMaSH - which hop? on 03-02-2015 at 07:20 PM
Thanks guys, and one last bump before I brew this in the morning. Right now thinking to toss a
coin between Nelson and Saaz. Yeast is gonna be Pacman, it always attenuates well and comes out
nice and ...
Posted in thread: Belgian Pale Malt for an IRA on 03-02-2015 at 06:16 PM
Agreed, and IME the differences between different pale ale malts is particularly subtle, harder
than say tasting the difference between a beer made with pale ale malt vs. pilsner or domestic
Posted in thread: Can I put a screen directly over the outlet of my cooler MLT? on 03-02-2015 at 05:01 PM
I think this is the way i will go, I'll report back later today and let you know how it works.
I swear after i brew one satisfactory 1 gallon AG batch i am going to build a proper mash tun
and go back...