Last Activity:10-08-2015 2:43 PM
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Posted in thread: Jumped in with both feet! First brew- IIPA SMaSH on 10-01-2015 at 04:09 PM
MO LME supposedly gives you 1.036 ppt/lb which works out to 1.081 OG for 5 gallons with 11.25lb
or extract. So you're good there according to your linked recipe. With an ABV this high you
want some sw...
Posted in thread: How to make AMAZING IPA on 10-01-2015 at 03:51 PM
Maris Otter doesn't give you mouthfeel BTW. It will give you a slightly breadier taste, but not
any mouthfeel like carapils or crystal would. Also if you really want any kind of effect from
it, I'd bu...
Posted in thread: Recipe Critique on 09-22-2015 at 02:08 AM
My Simcoe IPA hop schedule is:1.35 oz @12.7AA 60m1.00 oz @12.7AA 10m1.65 oz @12.7AA 0m15 to 30
minute hop stand/whirlpool at 1802.00 oz dry hop 5 - 7 daysBut with the last 3 of batches that
I've done ...
Posted in thread: Bending an element on 09-12-2015 at 12:02 PM
The black incoloy elements bend. Shiny ones break. I used my hands and a pipe and a 4" PVC pipe
to bend it around. Go slow.302772
Posted in thread: Rice malt stout - what went wrong? on 09-09-2015 at 09:16 PM
The beer from the first comment gave me an OG of 1.048 and an FG of 1.018 for an ABV of 4%.
It's more brown than black, has a moderate amount of mouthfeel, and is fairly sweet. So it fits
better into ...
Posted in thread: False bottom dead space on 09-05-2015 at 03:48 PM
I have the same amount of dead space and I also add 2 gallons on top of whatever I need for the
mash. The only time it becomes a problem is if you want to batch sparge (I don't always have
time for fl...
Posted in thread: First RIS recipe on 08-30-2015 at 02:10 PM
I would steep a couple more kinds of crystal malt and maybe some biscuit/victory, possibly some
aromatic or special B. Your LME probably already has some light crystal or Carapils in it, but
it's not ...
Posted in thread: Metallic taste from Amarillo? on 08-30-2015 at 01:56 PM
I just got results for a 3.8% session IPA from a competition and both judges said it had a
metallic flavor. I've never had that comment before, and none of the other brews I submitted
(using the same ...
Posted in thread: Second Runnings Beer (parti gyle) on 08-26-2015 at 10:14 PM
To get more character you should mix part of the first "gyle" with most of the second. So say
you get 7 gallons of 1.080 wort and 7 gallons of 1.030 wort. You decide to mix 6 of each with
one of the o...
Posted in thread: Lets Do This - 20 Gallon Concord 3 Vessel HERMS on 08-23-2015 at 05:03 PM
I used to use an external heat exchanger. I measured the average difference between my mash
temp and the coil output temp and adjusted the probes accordingly in the PID. After that my
mash temp was ro...