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Posted in thread: question about batch sparge using cooler MLT on 09-15-2011 at 12:30 PM
lots of great replies! my 2c is that method of mashing in depends on your set up. i.e. i use
10g round cooler with plastic false bottom, and if i add water first my false bottom floats up
a little all...
Posted in thread: 100% brett lambicus hop selection on 11-04-2010 at 08:07 AM
most wild beers use low AA hops for not more than 25 ibu's
Posted in thread: Possible to step mash with a igloo cooler? on 09-25-2010 at 09:21 AM
you sure can do it. you can start at a lower temperature,then add hot water, to increase the
temp. i use beersmith that has a calculator for that. i think you can find calc online as well.
you can do ...
Posted in thread: low temperature secondary? on 09-14-2010 at 04:31 AM
Hey everyone!been reading up quite a bit, and see that most commercial breweries secondary at
around 32 degrees. now from what i understand it is mainly done so beer clears up faster, but
is there any...
Posted in thread: Going to West Coast - What beers can't I miss? on 09-11-2010 at 10:03 AM
in SF definitely hit Toronado it is great. from bears that havent been mentioned:Iron Springs
Casey Jones Double IPA -awesome stuff sometimes toronado hasit on handpump! Iron springs is in
Posted in thread: Bottling Tips for the Homebrewer on 09-11-2010 at 09:41 AM
great thread! helped quite a bit (and took few days to read all of it). i have one singe
question. someone recomended to bottle whole batch and put crowns on loosely then wait 5-10
minutes before capp...
Posted in thread: Trying to find the most efficient mash tun on 08-27-2010 at 08:54 AM
well this is homebrewing so what ever works for you. go cheap in the begining since you might
want to change things later. i just did my first ag few days ago and my $10 MLT got 88%
efficiency. i will...
Posted in thread: hop bag? Spice ball during boil? on 08-26-2010 at 09:02 AM
Speaking from experience, I just tried adding .75oz Magnum pellet hops to a 2" diameter herb
ball. The hops expanded in the wort, and the hops completely filled the inner compartment. With
that, I imm...
Posted in thread: To Secondary or Not? John Palmer and Jamil Zainasheff Weigh In on 08-26-2010 at 03:55 AM
I will just say that I use a secondary for every beer that is not a wheat. 2 or 3 weeks in
primary and one week in secondary on gelatin and polyclar. Any dry hopping is done in the
secondary with poly...
Posted in thread: To Secondary or Not? John Palmer and Jamil Zainasheff Weigh In on 08-26-2010 at 02:08 AM
just read fthough all of this. i just brewed belgian strong pale, on monday now trying to
decide on fermentation schedule. it seems like lots of people like primary only, so i am
inclined to do that (...