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Posted in thread: Punkin' Ale on 10-03-2014 at 06:42 PM
I cracked one open last night just to see how things are progressing. It's been in bottle for
about 2.5 weeks (shooting for a month, so I know it isn't ready) and was a little disappointed.
I made thi...
Posted in thread: Difference between measuring mash efficiency and original gravity exactly? on 10-02-2014 at 09:34 PM
This is puzzling me. Clearly I am doing something wrong that I don't understand.I brew AG
through BIAB.Before the boil, I always take a sample and a gravity reading before the boil. I
have a refractom...
Posted in thread: Punkin' Ale on 07-28-2014 at 02:27 PM
Aside from making sure you give it at the very least 3 weeks in primary and at least a month in
bottles/keg (should really be a couple months to really make it shine), you really don't need
to follow ...
Posted in thread: 5.5 gallons, how much into fermenter? on 07-21-2014 at 09:16 PM
Does how hard I'm boiling attribute to the boil-off rate? I ask because I have done
calculations for boil-off and I get widely varying results. I think I have a hard time
remembering how strong I let ...
Posted in thread: 5.5 gallons, how much into fermenter? on 07-21-2014 at 08:19 PM
I've done a bunch of BIAB brews now. One thing I just started doing, however, is adding hops to
a sack during the boil as opposed to just tossing them in the kettle.The brew I did this
weekend ended u...
Posted in thread: New, larger kettle for biab. A few questions I couldn't find answers to on 07-21-2014 at 08:09 PM
Whoa! I've done a 1.072 with a turkey fryer and a small sparge. The ticket is to use less grain
and get your efficiency up. Mill your grain super fine and you'll get better efficiency. Keep
your boil ...
Posted in thread: New, larger kettle for biab. A few questions I couldn't find answers to on 07-21-2014 at 06:46 PM
10 gal is great for 5-6 gallon batches.You can make a high gravity brew by mashing w/ approx 6
gallons and top off kettle to desired pre-boil volume after the mash. Make sure you can boil 6+
Posted in thread: WTF? Mash Eff 93.9% but Brewhouse Eff 57% on 07-21-2014 at 02:30 PM
I've had a problem with what the OP mentioned, but at a better efficiency.The last two batches
my pre-boil wort was in the 80%'s and then the OG ends up being significantly lower.For
Posted in thread: What might be the cause of this cloudiness? on 07-09-2014 at 02:01 AM
Yes, me too. "Flat" sounds like maybe very soft water, and if that is the case you are lucky!
It's easier to deal with water that needs a few things than water (like mine) that needs
dilution or some ...
Posted in thread: What might be the cause of this cloudiness? on 07-09-2014 at 01:39 AM
1. Ensure a good mash pH, and a good kettle pH and then make sure to get a rocking boil until
the hot break. Even then, make sure you have a vigorous boil but you don't have to have the