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Posted in thread: Basic arduino questions. on 09-14-2013 at 02:23 AM
Some friends and I have done something very similar at a local hackerspace (Pumping Station:
One) in Chicago.We chilled the fermenting chamber with a window air conditioner. The Pi can
only provide 50...
Posted in thread: BeerSmith pitfalls? on 09-13-2013 at 08:33 PM
BeerSmith has no flaws.
Posted in thread: trouble with BS recipes - wrong OG? on 09-10-2013 at 05:00 AM
By the way I don't use BS, and am really considering just setting up and excel spreadsheet with
all my info needed as every single (free, because I'm cheap:D) Android brewing app never is
Posted in thread: trouble with BS recipes - wrong OG? on 09-10-2013 at 02:07 AM
I always did think that brewhouse eff was based on fermenter volumes, and really the only
people that should be interested in brewhouse eff is accountants since that is about minimising
Posted in thread: trouble with BS recipes - wrong OG? on 09-10-2013 at 12:21 AM
JZ uses Tinseth method for hops.I think most people use Tinseth. The guys who like to brag seem
to use Rager, since it has higher IBUs compared to Tinseth. Hops and IBUs are the most nebulous
Posted in thread: trouble with BS recipes - wrong OG? on 09-10-2013 at 12:04 AM
I don't think using the volume into the fermeter for total efficiency is black and white
stupid,(Re)Defining Brew House Eff as 'to the fermenter' is beyond stupid, in any color. How
are you supposed t...
Posted in thread: BeerSmith pitfalls? on 09-09-2013 at 11:13 PM
BeerSmith has no flaws.
Posted in thread: trouble with BS recipes - wrong OG? on 09-09-2013 at 11:01 PM
Your issue is related to the 'trub loss' field and BS using (stupidly) 'to the fermenter' for
efficiency. Setting 'trub loss' to '0' (always), and using batch size as what is 'in the
kettle' helps, bu...
Posted in thread: Yeast starter for 16.5 gallons of Oktoberfest on 09-09-2013 at 08:36 PM
Use a 1 gallon glass jug or growler as your starter vessel. They work fine, you just can't heat
then cool in them. Sterilize it in the oven. A viable method would be to make an initial 3+
Posted in thread: Yeast starter using dry yeast?? on 09-09-2013 at 08:17 PM
I was wondering though, since it seems some are set on building starters with dry yeast, if it
would be OK to do so, following the regular protocol of dry yeast. If they properly rehydrated,
then put ...