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Posted in thread: efficiency suddenly sucks on 06-27-2012 at 12:26 AM
Not to offend any reputable, honest vendors out there, but I still prefer crushing my own vs.
having them crush it for me. If it isn't right, then it's nobody's fault but mine! Not that I
Posted in thread: efficiency suddenly sucks on 06-26-2012 at 08:27 PM
I've been using Ed and Brewmasters warehouse for the past four years. While thinking about my
process i did contact ed to inquire about his crush. His response was immediate and has put me
at ease. He...
Posted in thread: efficiency suddenly sucks on 06-26-2012 at 01:39 AM
If you're batch sparging did you A) make sure to heat the sparge water hot enough to rinse the
sugars, and B) stir after adding the sparge water?I am double batch sparging. I am stirring
well, but i'm...
Posted in thread: efficiency suddenly sucks on 06-24-2012 at 09:36 PM
Do you mill your own grain?nope. I've thought about maybe it's the shops crush, but i've had
such good luck before and this batch didn't appear to have many intact grains. The last batch i
was more su...
Posted in thread: efficiency suddenly sucks on 06-24-2012 at 09:29 PM
Anyone ever have a period where suddenly you can't hit your gravity numbers? I'm consistently
in the 75% range and then suddenly my last two brews have been lousy. I'm hitting my volumes,
but my extra...
Posted in thread: oak/body/sweetness scale? on 06-24-2012 at 08:21 PM
I've been looking at kits online and two places indicate a scale for both oak and sweetness.
For example, one pinot noir kit saidoak 3, body 3, sweetness 0 I've been doing some reading,
but haven't co...
Posted in thread: oak question on 06-18-2012 at 01:24 AM
Follow the directions. The kit manufacturers spend tons of money and time getting it right so
you don't have to guess.thanks. The other part of my confusion was because the oak is listed as
Posted in thread: oak question on 06-17-2012 at 10:19 PM
I'm getting ready to make my first wine kit and have been reading up on the process in several
places. Many said to oak the wine later in the process to taste, but in reading my kit
instructions it se...
Posted in thread: how bad of a mistake did i commit? on 05-20-2012 at 04:24 AM
if fermentation had already started then chances are you're okay. Beer is strong stuff and if
your good yeast has taken hold then you're good.
Posted in thread: What am I doing wrong on 05-10-2012 at 03:02 AM
I have brewed many batches so far and I mostly like to make IPA. I have done a Big Swell clone,
an IPA with a ridiculous amount of hops and all have lowish type body with this sweet taste.