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Posted in thread: Temperature Progression on 04-04-2011 at 07:53 PM
That looks fine... You can start the ales at colder temps if you like too. Higher fifties until
the yeast utilize all the oxygen and minerals (Lag Stage). One you see signs of activity then
you can pu...
Posted in thread: Need help with mash tun on 02-15-2011 at 11:07 PM
Sorry this will take you to kits for coolers
Posted in thread: Need help with mash tun on 02-15-2011 at 11:01 PM
Silicone has some pretty nasty stuff in it. Not only might it shed off flavors (Probably to
small to notice) but it could put some chemicals into your wort that are harmful to humans. Why
not keep the...
Posted in thread: Big F'n beer. No sparge? on 02-11-2011 at 03:34 AM
By my calculations, 24.5 x 1.25 = 30.6 quarts = 7.65 gallonsAhhh correct you are... stupid have
I become. If yoda were to say it.
Posted in thread: Wort Boil Volume question on 02-11-2011 at 01:37 AM
There's a lot more to factor in on this. (Kind of Hops used and their AA (Alpha Acids), Amount
of hops used, and the time thing)Pulling the hops and boiling could help but probably don't
want to leave...
Posted in thread: One Fridge. 2 cornies or 1 carboy for lagers? on 02-11-2011 at 01:16 AM
Get a bigger fridge. Convert a chest freezer with a temp control on it. You can fit 4 or five
carboys/better bottles in a 16 or 20 cb ft freezer. But for now:Valentines day is coming so
don't piss off...
Posted in thread: How much carbonation is too much for a reg. bottle? on 02-11-2011 at 01:10 AM
Thread might help you
Posted in thread: seondary and brew or wait on 02-11-2011 at 01:01 AM
I'm going to have to agree with RM-MN. It would probably be better to get another fermenter.
That gives you some breathing room. The grains can last a bit when they're crushed, I wouldn't
go over a we...
Posted in thread: Help with Dunkelweizen recipe on 02-11-2011 at 12:51 AM
Dextrin won't affect your gravity much, plus it's a non-fermentable. You could add a 1/2 to 1
lb of flaked oats or corn to your recipe. That will give you good head retention and a slick
mouth feel. I...
Posted in thread: Big F'n beer. No sparge? on 02-11-2011 at 12:30 AM
You don't want to get too low on your ratios. It could lead to dough balls or worse unconverted
starches. I'd say stick with the 1.25. It's puts you at 4.9 gal. in your mash tun, but your
grain is goi...