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Posted in thread: Recirculating with Therminator: Subsequent off flavor problem on 06-07-2014 at 03:51 PM
Thanks Vlad!I had some of my BJCP friends taste my last 2 batches and they said I'm being hyper
critical, but they can notice a very faint hint of the off flavor I'm describing. I'm going to
Posted in thread: Recirculating with Therminator: Subsequent off flavor problem on 06-06-2014 at 04:57 AM
Yup. I'm a metallurgist, so I do understand the chemical interaction. It will not bore a whole
through copper plate or welds if iit is only in contact for a short time. Agreed it needs to be
a last re...
Posted in thread: Recirculating with Therminator: Subsequent off flavor problem on 06-06-2014 at 04:28 AM
They say not to use lye because instructions need to be written for the lowest common
denominator. I will try recirculating hot one followed by starsan, but might move to lye as
last resort. Of you so...
Posted in thread: Recirculating with Therminator: Subsequent off flavor problem on 06-02-2014 at 03:59 PM
I just got through reading about 15 different threads and none seemed to completely address
something I am struggling with. I'm hoping someone can help me out.I have a Blichmann
Therminator. For the f...
Posted in thread: Brew a small beer or step up starters? on 04-08-2014 at 04:35 AM
So after further reading, I think if you properly rinse yeast cake, and get rid of dead yeast
cells, trub and any other unwanted material, then you can have equivalent yeast to a starter.
Posted in thread: Brew a small beer or step up starters? on 04-08-2014 at 01:00 AM
"The size ratio of one step to the next can affect the health of the yeast and the amount of
cell growth. A very large step can result in a change in yeast metabolism, where the sugars
that are fermen...
Posted in thread: Brew a small beer or step up starters? on 04-08-2014 at 12:29 AM
If you want to build up a lot of yeast for a large batch of high gravity beer, I can see two
potential options:1. Brew a small beer and pitch on yeast cake. 2. Do controlled starters and
step up conti...
Posted in thread: Got to test out the Tower of Power last night on 04-01-2014 at 12:17 AM
So, the Tower of Power Manual suggest a minimum recirculation rate of 0.75 gal/min for a 10
gallon batch. I use their standard tower setup where the the mash tun drains to a march pump
inlet, which th...
Posted in thread: Got to test out the Tower of Power last night on 03-31-2014 at 03:45 AM
Thank for the feedback. A little more details about my setup.I usually use 1.25-1.5 qt./lb for
my mash thickness. I don't get how increasing the ratio (i.e. 1.5-2 qt/lb) will result in less
Posted in thread: Got to test out the Tower of Power last night on 03-30-2014 at 01:07 AM
What kind of efficiencies are people getting with ToP? I'm hitting 63-67% average over last 10
batches. I am getting a channeling problem during sparge, I think. Sent from my iPhone using