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  • Posted in thread: RIMs Tube: Estimated Brewhouse Efficiency on 09-27-2016 at 01:57 AM
    I have mashed with and without RIMS and the biggest variable in my efficiency number is
    sparge/lauter rate. The slower I runoff, the higher the efficiency. Every time. RIMS just keeps
    mash temp consis...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation in refrigeration chamber? on 09-19-2016 at 09:51 PM
    Aging at fermentation temps is all I've ever done and my beer turns out just fine, if I do say
    so myself. I use gelatin as a fining and I add it after the beer is at SERVING temperature. It
    is much mo...

  • Posted in thread: Fermentation chamber from freezer on 09-19-2016 at 09:45 PM
    Just got myself an inkbird controller. Now for a chest freezer and some controlled

  • Posted in thread: Bottle conditioned beer much much better than same batch in keg? on 09-05-2016 at 08:25 PM
    I don't know that it's a good idea to bring the beer back to room temp after having
    refrigerated it. I can't site any sources, but I believe that is a way to degrade the quality
    of your beer. Might be...

  • Posted in thread: Keep Breaking Sight Glass - Solutions? on 08-12-2016 at 09:30 PM
    Bobby has flexible (silicone tubing) sight glasses in his store at brewhardware.comI have one
    on my boil kettle and it works great. Cheers!

  • Posted in thread: Reasons to go all grain vs extract?? on 08-11-2016 at 02:17 PM
    I agree with the others, BUT (and it's a big BUT) if you are happy with your beers and you
    enjoy them and don't desire to change them at all, then I don't think you should go to
    all-grain brewing.I wi...

  • Posted in thread: Confession Time on 08-09-2016 at 01:42 AM
    I RIMS mash and pump through a plate chiller with fittings for inline oxygenation and digital
    temp monitoring, but I have never controlled fermentation temperature. I ferment Belgians
    upstairs and ale...

  • Posted in thread: The classic 'is this an infection?' question on 08-04-2016 at 04:03 PM
    Looks like hop residue pushed up during high kreusen of fermentation. My advice is to never get
    worked up about how things look until you know how things taste. I don't know that I've had 2

  • Posted in thread: Confused... on 08-03-2016 at 01:15 PM
    Most of the issue probably does stem from the mash process as mentioned above, but you may also
    want to consider using a higher attenuating yeast strain like 1098 or WLP007. All things being
    equal, th...

  • Posted in thread: 1-Gallon Brewers UNITE! on 08-01-2016 at 10:08 PM
    I currently brew 5 gallon batches and am seriously considering picking up a couple 1.4 gallon
    fermenters to do 1 gallon batches of special high ABV brews to bottle cage & cork style. I love
    having 5 g...