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Posted in thread: Lost Volume in the Mash Tun - Use more grains? on 03-29-2008 at 10:18 PM
So, I built this: I can't wait to use it. One question, though: since the spigot is about 1/2
inch above the bottom of the cooler, I am going to lose about 16 oz. of wort per mash. Do I
need to up m...
Posted in thread: Munich Malt Extract on 03-21-2008 at 04:21 AM
ah, another soon to be chicago brewer.city or burbs?6lbs for 15.99 at northernbrewer.comCity,
which will undoubtedly inhibit my two favorite hobbies: golf and homebrewing. On the other
hand, I will ha...
Posted in thread: Munich Malt Extract on 03-20-2008 at 03:09 PM
That is rather expensive. Last year you were able to get a 55lb bag of Weyermann Munich malt
for that price. Have you thought about going AG yet? Doesn't really help with your initial
question, but mi...
Posted in thread: Munich Malt Extract on 03-20-2008 at 02:37 PM
I just got the book Brewing Classic Styles by Jamil Zainasheff, and it's GREAT. One oddity,
however, is that many recipes call for Munich malt extract. My LHBS doesn't carry it, and I've
found a few o...
Posted in thread: Using hop socks/bags on 03-18-2008 at 02:42 AM
So I normally use hop bags, but I have noticed a decrease in hop utilization. But, I also use
an immersion chiller and put it in the boil for the last 15', which would be impossible with
this giant ho...
Posted in thread: Using hop socks/bags on 03-17-2008 at 04:22 PM
You could build a big hop bag. There are lots of ways to do it, but most recommend using a
5-gallon paint strainer, a PVC coupling, and a long PVC pipe (to stabilize it). That lets the
hops float arou...
Posted in thread: Need help, fermentation issues. on 02-27-2008 at 04:49 PM
Take a gravity reading. Post OG and SG. If it looks fully attenuated, you're probably fine.
Posted in thread: uncarbonated beer on 02-24-2008 at 11:02 PM
I would bet my latest batch that it's jet dry. For a couple batches, I simply used the
dishwasher to sanitize. Those batches had very little carbination, and virtually no head
retention. The likely cu...
Posted in thread: Separating the Wort from the Hops on 02-24-2008 at 06:54 PM
Thank you for the responses. Next time (which won't be for a while...) I make a beer with a
borderline irresponsible amount of hops, I'll use a large, 5-gallon nylon bag. Can I get those
from a hardwa...
Posted in thread: Separating the Wort from the Hops on 02-24-2008 at 06:20 PM
Use a big 5 gallon nylon paint strainer next time. THen remove the bag and squeeze it.For the
hops? Like a giant tea bag? That sounds like a good idea. Will it affect utilization? With as
much hops as...