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Posted in thread: 48 qt mash tun, 10 gallon batch? on 05-17-2013 at 07:08 PM
Sure you can do it. I use a 5-gallon cooler as a mash tun for 5-gallon batches. If you do a
single infusion with 1.25 quarts per pound of grain, you could probably squeeze 25 pounds of
grain in there....
Posted in thread: Wyeast lager pitching temp on 04-01-2013 at 09:44 PM
You can use the hydrometer reading to time the rest--it will show you when fermentation is 2/3
or so done. Or you can wait until the bubbles slow.And (sorry if this is obvious), to get your
Posted in thread: Diacetyl rest for dry stout? on 04-01-2013 at 09:34 PM
Thanks GMesick.I actually have a little office-cubicle-sized space heater. I'm thinking I could
hook that up to my thermo controller and place it in the freezer, on low and pointed away from
Posted in thread: Diacetyl rest for dry stout? on 04-01-2013 at 05:05 PM
Even though 1084 is an ale yeast, it throws off alot of diacetyl. So if you do a diacetyl rest,
it will result in a cleaner beer. A 10 degree temp raise is about right.So either take a SG
reading and ...
Posted in thread: Wyeast lager pitching temp on 03-28-2013 at 09:02 PM
Gmesick - I'm curious on your comment of "leaving it on the yeast cake".After 5 solid days of
good fermentation at 50°, it slowed and the krausen fell. I raised the temp to 60 (for d rest),
Posted in thread: Wyeast lager pitching temp on 03-24-2013 at 01:09 AM
You're asking the right questions. As you do lagers, pitching rate matters more (because of the
need for such a clean taste in the beer). So a stir plate helps you get there.
Posted in thread: 1st AG brew propane question on 03-22-2013 at 09:52 PM
great info thanks. i was thinking i would 2 tanks. i'll have one for sure and see if i can get
a 2nd just in case but doesnt look like i'll need it. i only plan on doing 2-3 batches on
propane in the ...
Posted in thread: Wyeast lager pitching temp on 03-22-2013 at 02:05 AM
You can use the hydrometer to determine when to start the diacetyl rest. As to precisely when
to do the rest, I quote White Labs' web site:"Usually the diacetyl rest is begun when the beer
is 2 to 5 s...
Posted in thread: Wyeast lager pitching temp on 03-21-2013 at 11:03 PM
You might also consider a diacetyl rest (raising the temperature back UP about 10 degrees when
fermentation is mostly done). The surest way to time this is by taking a hyrometer reading, but
you can g...
Posted in thread: Raising mash temp with "decoction"? on 02-05-2013 at 08:59 PM
And out of curiosity, what do you mean by "thick" and "thin" decoctions? Thick being with
grains and thin just liquid?thanksRight. "Thick" means grain with enough liquid to keep it from