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Posted in thread: The great fermentation debate!! Lol on 06-24-2015 at 07:02 PM
It's simply a matter of preference. We are under no compunction to do what commercial brewers
do. I use a fermentation schedule that works for me based on my own experience. That's why it's
Posted in thread: Another efficiency thread on 05-30-2015 at 12:18 AM
Are you saying that you don't even stir on mash in? :confused:I never said stirring was
necessary. I was responding to your statement that it had no beneficial effects. I just made a
case that agitati...
Posted in thread: Another efficiency thread on 05-29-2015 at 07:17 PM
Agree that crush is number 1. However, stirring does more than just cause heat loss. In a still
mash (no agitation), the different molecules move around by diffusion, which is driven by
Posted in thread: Help figuring out PBG from first runnings on 05-29-2015 at 07:15 PM
Think about it..during the sparge, you're still in the temp range for conversion. I use
185-195F sparge water, which puts the grain bed temp in the mashout area.
Posted in thread: Another efficiency thread on 05-29-2015 at 06:58 PM
Suggestions for telling when conversion is complete then? Just wait 90 min to be sure?I use
Kai's conversion efficiency calculations when I want to know, but unless you really screw up,
you WILL have ...
Posted in thread: Help figuring out PBG from first runnings on 05-29-2015 at 06:57 PM
Thanks for the thoughts, as I look back I think my beers were better when I just started out
last year and then I was doing a 60 min mash with a single sparge, so I think that I may get
back to that a...
Posted in thread: Another efficiency thread on 05-29-2015 at 06:14 PM
This is great information. Thanks! I'm going to get the iodine tester to make sure I'm finished
with conversion before I empty.IMO, the iodine test is worthless becasue it's so easy to get a
Posted in thread: Another efficiency thread on 05-29-2015 at 06:12 PM
I am in need of help with my efficiency. I've read previous threads, took the advice, but am
still having nightmare-ish efficiency problems. So far, I have done 2 all grain batches after a
dozen or so...
Posted in thread: Help figuring out PBG from first runnings on 05-29-2015 at 06:10 PM
A 90 min. mash will give you a slightly more fermentable wort. But I'm curious what you're
comparing your FG to. Software predictions are notoriously inaccurate. The best way to cure a
low FG is throu...
Posted in thread: Measuring OG Question on 05-29-2015 at 06:01 PM
Suspended solids make no difference in an OG reading. Only things that are actually dissolved