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Posted in thread: Attenuation ? on 01-07-2008 at 09:16 PM
A buddy of mine brewed a porter that finished around 1030 so we have been contemplating
attenuation rates and there's something we're wondering: To truly get an accurate measure of
attenuation and/or ...
Posted in thread: Pre-soak before mashing? on 08-02-2007 at 05:12 PM
I definately agree that you need to thicken your mash and increase your sparge amounts. But
here's a couple other thoughts based on my own past struggles with efficiency. Your best bet is
to use gravi...
Posted in thread: Ohio microbrews? on 03-29-2007 at 06:02 PM
Here's another place in Cleveland: It's a brew pub / restaurant / brew-on-premesis. I haven't
made it up there yet, but have a couple friends who have and liked it. SP
Posted in thread: Hydrometer Sample: Hot or cold? on 03-08-2007 at 08:31 PM
For those who take pre-boil hydrometer readings, I'm curious how you do it. For some reason
I've never fully trusted the hydrometer correction calculations in ProMash. I have absolutely
no reason not ...
Posted in thread: Water analysis - town doesn't test (southern RI) on 03-07-2007 at 12:20 AM
I have the same problem in Ohio. Local municipality only checks and reports on contaminants.
They sounded like they had no idea what I was talking about when I asked about mineral content.
Posted in thread: How to check efficiency?? on 03-06-2007 at 06:11 PM
"How to Brew" is a good reference and certainly there's web based calculators and software
that'll do it too. But to summarize the manual calculation: 1) Measure the gravity and volume
of the wort pri...
Posted in thread: Why is batch sparging better/faster ? on 03-01-2007 at 09:06 PM
You use a kettle, I use a pot. I don't have a kettle that large. You pour your entire sparge
water into the MLT and mash it all at once ? I can't see that being a good thing, the mash
would be too dil...
Posted in thread: Why is batch sparging better/faster ? on 03-01-2007 at 05:45 PM
Hi Brewman. Having just read this whole thread I think there are a couple points worth
mentioning. In the OP, you were questioning why the claims that batch is quicker and easier and
ultimately made i...
Posted in thread: preheat cooler or compensate strike temp? on 02-26-2007 at 08:06 PM
I actually have a probe thermo so I was monitoring the temp constantly. Are you sure your
probe thermo is correct? What kind are you using? Is it one of those intended for use in the
oven like you ca...
Posted in thread: Sparging: AG vs PM on 02-22-2007 at 02:39 PM
The process you use for sparging with PM is really a matter of choice and ultimately equipment.
With the right equipment, PM sparging can be identical to AG sparging. But since you're dealing
with a s...