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  • Posted in thread: What is wrong with my MLT? on 07-06-2009 at 05:08 AM
    You have tubing on the end of your ball valve to maintain a siphon, right?

  • Posted in thread: Batch Sparging for Dummies, Episode 3 on 08-08-2008 at 03:43 AM
    Is your hydrometer accurate? Have you tried measuring distilled or RO water? Sometimes the
    scale can slip giving inaccurate readings.Otherwise try reading at the correct temperature
    rather than correc...

  • Posted in thread: Mash tun repair on 07-23-2008 at 04:49 AM
    The cracks are small enough that they are covered by the rubber washer I am using but I still
    get a small leak. If I glue the washer to the mashtun it will hopefully stop the cracks from
    spreading and...

  • Posted in thread: Mash tun repair on 07-23-2008 at 01:45 AM
    My 48 qt cooler mash tun has developed some small cracks around the bulkhead from
    overtightening the washers that hold it in place. Consequently it has developed a small leak. I
    plan to glue a rubber ...

  • Posted in thread: Barleywine 1.145- 1.040? on 04-03-2007 at 04:21 AM
    What kind of yeast did you start with? If you didn't use a high alcohol tolerant yeast then I
    don't think your gravity is going to get much lower with beano. As mentioned earlier your yeast
    are probab...

  • Posted in thread: Kettle Steeping Hops on 04-03-2007 at 04:02 AM
    Kettle steeping means adding hops at flameout so not as much volatile hop aroma is lost by
    boiling. Typically you can steep hops for around 10 mins before cooling.Diluting bad beer with
    good beer is a...

  • Posted in thread: Fg Seems a little high??? on 02-15-2007 at 08:21 PM
    The lactose you added is unfermentable so will contribute to a higher FG. The 1.3lb of
    specialty malts will also add a higher amount of unfermentables so 1.020 sounds okay to me.