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Posted in thread: Brewsmith 2 Mashout water/grain ratio on 10-29-2011 at 04:35 AM
That's a good idea there, with a big beer like that you'll want a longer boil.
Posted in thread: First all grain is a disaster! on 10-29-2011 at 04:33 AM
And not sure about your quamtity of wort, how much you end up with? You probably just over
estimated mash ratio or sparge water. If you think you have too much you can always just boil
off a little mo...
Posted in thread: First all grain is a disaster! on 10-29-2011 at 04:31 AM
yea, don't worry I did the same thing with my first batch (how I learned!). Except that I was
so frustrated I poured the damn thing out... then I realized my mistake in the middle of the
Posted in thread: Brewsmith 2 Mashout water/grain ratio on 10-29-2011 at 04:06 AM
Per a quick mental calc it looks like with that big of a beer you've got 14 gallons of water
between the mash and mash-out. Deduct about 1.7 gallons absorbed by the grain and you've got a
little over ...
Posted in thread: need some quick feedback on a recipe on 10-29-2011 at 03:54 AM
with a 14 lb grain bill in general I don't think the hops will overpower too much... if you're
concerned I would thrown in just a little extra roasted barley. They don't have to go in
Posted in thread: First all grain is a disaster! on 10-29-2011 at 03:46 AM
what he said before me! I sat on submitting my post for a while, ha! Damn beer got in the
way... but it is delish!
Posted in thread: First all grain is a disaster! on 10-29-2011 at 03:45 AM
Remember that your hydrometer is likely calibrated at 60*. So if you were taking a gravity
reading right after mashing (approx. 150* wort) your gravity would be a lot higher than what
you were reading...
Posted in thread: Christmas Ale Conditioning on 10-13-2011 at 01:11 PM
Exactly!!! My goal was to let it sit until at least Thanksgiving, so I should probably keep it
in the secondary a little while longer. If I bottle it now then it'll be GONE by Thanksgiving!
Posted in thread: Christmas Ale Conditioning on 10-08-2011 at 12:18 AM
I brewed a christmas ale 4-5 weeks ago. Racked it to a secondary after about 2 weeks.... is it
better to let an ale like this sit in the secondary for a couple of months, or let should I
bottle it and...
Posted in thread: SS Braided Ring on 08-31-2011 at 11:07 PM
oh, and NO LEAKS!!!! Hooray Beer!