Last Activity:10-19-2014 6:37 PM
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Posted in thread: My new hop screen on 10-19-2014 at 05:18 PM
I was unable to get the hose clamp to sit flat on the kettle floor, so I changed to a fully
Posted in thread: My new hop screen on 10-18-2014 at 11:33 AM
What do you mean, a long tube shaped one like Bazooka? Yeah, that's a great design. I Used one
for years and loved it. I used it for mashing and boiling. If this works it will be easier to
Posted in thread: My new hop screen on 10-18-2014 at 02:03 AM
Oh I see what you mean! Maybe! Or maybe a weight to hold it against the bottom.I will try it
like this tomorrow and see how well it works. I think it is OK to let a little bit of trub
through. I just ...
Posted in thread: My new hop screen on 10-18-2014 at 01:44 AM
I wanted to filter out most of the hops and hot break material on the way out of the boil
kettle. I think this design will work, plus it is easily removable for cleaning. It is mounted
by camlock conn...
Posted in thread: How best to HERMS? on 10-14-2014 at 08:32 PM
+1 hotspotsFirst couple of batches I recirculated my HLT and the mash temp was 3-4F less than
the HLT probe temp. Last batch I left the HLT still and Mash temp = HLT probe temp for most of
Posted in thread: How best to HERMS? on 10-13-2014 at 07:03 PM
I have #1. I think that is true HERMS. The "R" in Herms means you recirculate the mash wort. A
(real or perceived) advantage is clearing the wort while recirculating. And it sets up a nice
grain bed f...
Posted in thread: how would I go about doing this? on 10-05-2014 at 11:21 AM
You can ferment in the keg or a fermenter. You don't have to rack carefully. Just pour it.There
are differing opinions on this. (look up hot side aeration, or HSA). I would be careful not to
Posted in thread: Cooked caps on 09-22-2014 at 11:48 AM
No problem. I have boiled caps many times with no ill effects.