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  • Posted in thread: Infection of SMaSH-Options? on 10-29-2012 at 05:00 PM
    So it looks like ive got an infection, white pellicle probably lacto, of a Nelson Sauvin/Vienna
    SMaSH. Ive got a few questions id like to put out there for some opinions:It tastes fine right
    now so ho...

  • Posted in thread: Too much black malt on 09-26-2012 at 02:10 AM
    I think it will definitely be worth waiting for. Early samples of about anything will taste
    bitter. Dark beers will almost always get better with a little time for the roasty/toasty malts
    to level out...

  • Posted in thread: Mash Out Issues on 09-20-2012 at 02:03 AM
    Personally, so extremely anecdotal and non-scientific, i get better efficiency when i mash out.
    I assume, and have heard, that the higher temp helps loosen sugars making them easier to wash
    out. May b...

  • Posted in thread: Low Original Gravity on 09-20-2012 at 01:56 AM
    5lb syrup x 36ppg=1801lb light crystal x 30ppg=30 (if mashed).5 special (50) x 29ppg=14.5 (if
    mashed)total=224.5/5= 44.9 max OGThat is assuming 85% efficiency on the mash and it sounds like
    you steepe...

  • Posted in thread: How much specialty grains? on 09-19-2012 at 07:23 PM
    Sweetcell, I'm not really sure if I want to lager or not. I kind of don't mind experimenting in
    all kinds of ways. I may end up just letting it go in the 70 range and see what happens. I
    really just w...

  • Posted in thread: How much specialty grains? on 09-19-2012 at 04:26 PM
    Yea i had 8oz Special B in my Brown ale and it gave it a nice dark fruit/ raisen character.
    Really use a brewing calc, hopville is easy and free, and type in your recipe. It will tell you
    around how d...

  • Posted in thread: How much specialty grains? on 09-19-2012 at 02:50 PM
    Yea if you really just want to start learning about the grains around 1lb should be good. If
    you want to go to 1.5 or 2 you can but just know it may start to dominate, some grains can
    dominate at way ...

  • Posted in thread: Step mashes with BIAB? on 09-17-2012 at 05:56 PM
    Well the only thing with BIAB is you usually run a dilute mash so this step volume thing
    wouldnt match up with that. I sometimes just split the difference and save some of my volume of
    water to add as...

  • Posted in thread: Starters and foam stoppers on 09-17-2012 at 05:45 PM
    The coffee filters are a good idea... may have to use that next time.

  • Posted in thread: Collecting bottle caps... on 09-17-2012 at 05:02 PM
    That seems easy enough, thanks for the info! You ever use the magnetic strip you can cut and
    stick onto things... its really cheap ($8 for 25' at walmart)

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