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  • Posted in thread: Blichmann burner lighting issue/question on 09-15-2014 at 09:16 PM
    I have a Blichmann burner and have pimped it out with one of those electronic spark ignitors
    (Brinkmann) I picked up at Home Depot. I have noticed that it is necessary to bring the gas up
    a bit to sta...

  • Posted in thread: BIAB drawbacks? on 09-10-2014 at 02:25 PM
    ...I use the Alton brown derrick too. Complete with police line plastic chain and flashing
    light.Hey, I need to try that! I knew I was missing something. :)

  • Posted in thread: BIAB drawbacks? on 09-10-2014 at 04:42 AM
    I have been brewing for several years with my brew buddy's 3 vessel RIMS system and decided to
    set up my own. But after reading about BIAB, we decided to try it out first and had good
    success. So, I h...

  • Posted in thread: BIAB drawbacks? on 09-10-2014 at 04:25 AM
    The only drawback I can think of is the weight of the wet grainbag. It's not a big deal for 5
    gallon batches, but a 12 gallon batch of 1.090 beer would use 40 pounds of two-row, and I can't
    lift that,...

  • Posted in thread: What do you use to hold your mash temp? on 09-09-2014 at 05:10 AM
    This is exactly the problem......... and I've upped my mash time to 20 minutes, ultimately
    hoping to find the sweet spot. I was .006-.007 high on my FG, or slightly less than 1% ABV
    below typical. Mor...

  • Posted in thread: Recovering from too high strike temp? on 08-21-2014 at 12:28 AM
    There's some great advice in this thread - thank you to everyone. One question - where can I
    find diastatic enzyme powder? Thanks.There are plenty of places online such
    as:https://www.midwestsupplies....

  • Posted in thread: Recovering from too high strike temp? on 08-20-2014 at 12:01 AM
    This response may sound silly (coming as it does from a rank raw beginner) but if the higher
    temperatures basically destroy the enzymes in the grain bill you had why wouldn't adding enough
    additional ...

  • Posted in thread: Recovering from too high strike temp? on 08-19-2014 at 11:58 PM
    You would have been better off adding a simple sugar instead of DME. DME cantains a fair amount
    of unfermentables where something like dextrose, cane sugar, turbinado . . . are completely
    fermentable....

  • Posted in thread: Recovering from too high strike temp? on 08-19-2014 at 07:10 PM
    It's a good idea to keep some diastatic enzyme powder around for just such situations.
    Sometimes the mash temp can get away from you, so adding some powder after the temp settles
    back down can really ...

  • Posted in thread: Metallic Off Flavor on 07-25-2014 at 05:45 PM
    That's nearly a 1/2 pound of hops used, much of it for dry hopping. Any chance that some of
    that may just reflect hop funkiness?

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