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  • Posted in thread: What's wrong with my gravity? on 05-21-2015 at 04:43 PM
    I like the Brett idea. Many wild/sour beers are intentionally mashed at high temperatures &
    contain less fermentable malt bills in order to leave a lot of sugars for the Brett to eat. But
    be prepared ...

  • Posted in thread: Ss Brewtech? on 03-31-2015 at 04:45 PM
    I have the 7 Gallon Brew Bucket and the FTSS temperature control system. Both are great
    products. Highly recommended.

  • Posted in thread: Fly sparge efficiency vs. Total sparge water on 01-28-2015 at 06:35 PM
    I brewed the 20lbs of grain, 5 Gallon batch over the weekend, and I did the 2 hour boil.My
    kettle is only 10Gallons, so I initially collected 7.5 gallons of wort in the kettle. Then I
    collected anothe...

  • Posted in thread: Fly sparge efficiency vs. Total sparge water on 01-23-2015 at 11:06 PM
    Thanks for the feedback. Great point about the longer boil. I'm planning to do a 2 hour boil
    for the 20lbs of grain, 5 gallon batch. That should get the sparge ratio close to the normal

  • Posted in thread: Fly sparge efficiency vs. Total sparge water on 01-23-2015 at 08:27 PM
    When preparing to run my first very big beer on my 5Gallon all-grain setup (20lbs of grain), I
    realized that the sparge ratio would be very small in comparison to what is normally used. I
    usually coll...

  • Posted in thread: Why doesn't the hop character of my beers taste the same as commercial beers on 08-13-2014 at 05:05 PM
    Other people may not have had the same experience, but I have not been able to get good hop
    character in my bottle conditioned IPAs. Only the keg conditioned IPAs have come out as
    expected. Once I had...

  • Posted in thread: delayed head on 05-06-2014 at 05:59 PM
    I did the deep clean after the 2 bottled beers with delayed head creation. I had the same
    thought as you: Maybe something oily caught in the plate chiller was creating the problem.I
    once added grapefr...

  • Posted in thread: delayed head on 05-04-2014 at 10:33 PM
    The last 2 beers I brewed and bottled have both suffered from the same strange issue. After the
    normal 3 weeks or so, the beer has the expected level of carbonation. The bottle hisses when
    opened and ...

  • Posted in thread: Kolsch lagering on 06-04-2013 at 04:34 PM
    You should be fine bottling at fridge temperature.The diacetyl rest is for lagers that ferment
    in the 50F range. The standard technique is to raise the temperature to around 60 or 65F for
    the final 1/...

  • Posted in thread: Making 10 mini batches in a day, need advice! on 05-15-2013 at 05:44 PM
    I fermented in a 1/2gallon growler once before. I stopped right when the neck started to curve
    in, and i think that was about 0.4 Gallons. So with 10 growlers, you might want to shoot for
    closer to 4 ...