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    ABOUT ME

  • Started in 1990, active through mid-90s. Started again in 2009. rnrnSet-up: 6 gal. batches, all-grain (single infusion mash in rectangular cooler, batch sparge/no sparge), kegs.
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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
    with.Are yo...

  • 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
    gravity poin...

  • 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
    efficiency. Sug...

  • 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.

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