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Posted in thread: New MLT...Efficiency Suffering on 06-15-2013 at 04:15 PM
I did not change the way I crush my grains and unfortunately I did not take a FRG reading. I
will do that in the future.OK, so here's an example...If I have 18 lbs of total grain and I use
1.5 qt per ...
Posted in thread: New MLT...Efficiency Suffering on 06-15-2013 at 12:33 AM
By absorbtion, I mean the amount of water absorbed by the grains...ie water loss. OGs were
1.060 to 1.075. Not sure on dead space.
Posted in thread: New MLT...Efficiency Suffering on 06-14-2013 at 10:54 PM
I typically add about 1 gal of water, then grains, then the rest of the water and mix
well.Volumes for each batch sparge were 3 gal. When I fly sparged, I used a quart pitcher and
made sure there was ...
Posted in thread: New MLT...Efficiency Suffering on 06-14-2013 at 05:12 AM
Several brews ago, I finally upgraded my MLT from a 5 gal square beverage cooler to a 10 gal
rubbermaid from Home Depot. The copper manifold I created fit perfectly in the 5 gal cooler,
but due to the...
Posted in thread: WLP002 & WLP090 IPA Hybrid on 01-07-2013 at 05:18 AM
I've pretty much exclusivley used WLP001 or Wyeast1056 for my IPAs to date. I've been extremely
happy with the results and the yeast is very consistent. I made a last minute decision to brew
Posted in thread: How to find the "Born On" date of White Labs Yeast? on 03-23-2012 at 05:23 AM
I just purchased a WLP001 with Best Before July 25....can't be 4 months?
Posted in thread: New to Kegging Questions on 01-18-2012 at 03:33 AM
Thanks for the quick replies.3. I should have been more clear. I did go straight from 1 month
primary to keg. Even though the yeast cake was dense and I transferred carefully, there would
be some sett...
Posted in thread: New to Kegging Questions on 01-18-2012 at 02:18 AM
I just got my corny keg setup and kegged my first beer! A few questions come to mind now that I
have...1. Can I force carbonate with the picnic faucet attached?2. How do I clear the picnic
faucet of l...
Posted in thread: Not quite Imperial Stout aging question on 08-29-2011 at 02:58 PM
Nope. Wyeast 1728 Scottish Ale.
Posted in thread: Not quite Imperial Stout aging question on 08-29-2011 at 04:28 AM
Well my airlock was borderline clogged, so I rushed to Home Depot to get 1 in. hoseline for a
blowoff tube. When I pulled the stopper - SPEWWWW!!! So, I guess my yeast starter was healthy.
Never seen ...