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Posted in thread: Newb Moving to AG Looking for Advice on Setup on 11-11-2013 at 08:44 PM
I brewed for 20+ years without a pump. That said, once I got one I can't live without it. Then
I went electric and I have two pumps.If you plan on batch sparging then you can move water from
Posted in thread: Original Gravity Low for All Grain on 11-11-2013 at 07:37 PM
Crush for sure. Maybe look at sparge volume as well. I sparge with .5 gallon/lb of grain.
Posted in thread: Newb Moving to AG Looking for Advice on Setup on 11-11-2013 at 07:34 PM
I think you will need a false bottom or bazooka tube for the mash tun. Also, you will need to
be sparging out of something into something. You only have two SS pots. And a sparge arm if you
Posted in thread: Adding Orange Peel to Secondary on 10-28-2013 at 05:18 PM
I would personally soak in vodka, but only enough so all of it is either absorbed, or so it
barely covers the orange peel. Then dump it all in the brew.That said, if it is done fermenting
Posted in thread: 2 step fermentation on 10-18-2013 at 06:51 PM
When I didn't have a conical I left it in the primary until the krausen fell back into the
beer. You want a little fermentation going on when it hits the secondary to blow off any oxygen
in the head s...
Posted in thread: 2 step fermentation on 10-18-2013 at 04:57 PM
Ideally, you only want to keep it in the secondary for a short period of time before bottling
or kegging. Of course that comes with exceptions to every rule. My rule of thumb is the higher
Posted in thread: Affect of Yeast starter on my beer on 09-19-2013 at 09:35 PM
I usually have a 12 to 18 hour lag time. And I try and put my yeast out to warm up for at least
3 hours if not more. Either way, there's some of the time discrepancy accounted for :)
Posted in thread: Affect of Yeast starter on my beer on 09-19-2013 at 09:08 PM
OK, you almost have me convinced to give it a whirl. Anything to shorten up the timeframe. But
I do have a question. Are you saying 18 to 24 hours after you pitch? Or 18 to 24 hours after
you see acti...
Posted in thread: Affect of Yeast starter on my beer on 09-19-2013 at 06:39 PM
I use a stirplate and typically I only let the starter go for 18 to 24 hours tops. Maybe you
would need more time if you're doing the occasional shake method.I recommend going at least 2
days (48 hour...
Posted in thread: Affect of Yeast starter on my beer on 09-19-2013 at 06:17 PM
I tend to take mine out at the start of the brew session. Not because it is easier or anything,
but because there have been numerous occasions where I have been ever so slightly inebriated by
the end ...