Last Activity:12-29-2013 10:28 AM
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Posted in thread: Prioritizing Equipment purchases on 12-29-2013 at 03:28 PM
The beginning of a starter is much less important than the end -- and for the end, a starter of
a given gravity will yield a reliable cell density, regardless of how many cells you started
Posted in thread: Prioritizing Equipment purchases on 12-28-2013 at 08:45 PM
What would you consider higher priority? One of the reasons I posted this was to see if there
was something that I may be missing.It looks to me like you've got the fermentation process
pretty well na...
Posted in thread: Why are my new Ventmatic faucets CRAP???? on 12-28-2013 at 04:37 PM
What a confusing mess! Sure wish I'd had the foresight to get additional Perlick 425s when I
still could.I figure my best option is to just get a couple spare picnic taps for now, and then
wait and se...
Posted in thread: No sparge brewing question on 12-28-2013 at 03:52 PM
There is certainly a saturating sugar concentration in water, but it's so high that it's not an
issue for homebrewing.Unless you sparge, adding twice the grain will not give you twice the
Posted in thread: Prioritizing Equipment purchases on 12-28-2013 at 03:14 PM
Far be it from me to dissuade you from doing something you enjoy, but both items seem
low-priority to me with regards to critical control points.If you pitch a fresh, saturated
starter, you're doing a...
Posted in thread: Pitiful Extraction from Cooler Mash Tun on 12-28-2013 at 02:45 PM
I originally missed the split batch trick as well, and agree that is a likely culprit.Regarding
lautering time, while I always drain ASAP, I really doubt that is going to hugely affect
Posted in thread: Pitiful Extraction from Cooler Mash Tun on 12-26-2013 at 09:52 PM
Can you elaborate on something going wrong with the hose braid? I am trouble shooting
efficiency and suspect I need a new braid but as far as I know as long as it filters out the
grain it's fine, righ...
Posted in thread: Pitiful Extraction from Cooler Mash Tun on 12-26-2013 at 07:26 PM
I have a 54 qt rectangular Coleman cooler and get good, reproducible results.The only times
I've seen huge swings in efficiency in batch sparging have been a change in milling, or
something going wron...
Posted in thread: Mash Tun Problems... on 12-24-2013 at 04:00 PM
Depending on your set-up, compression fittings might also be an option.
Posted in thread: Dry Yeast Pitching on 12-24-2013 at 03:42 PM
You don't need to rehydrate. Until you do. And after that, you'll always rehydrate. I recommend
preempting the time you'll wish you did, and just always do it. It's stupid-simple anyway.