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Posted in thread: Thoughts and experience with wlp007 on 07-28-2016 at 11:40 PM
I just fermented a pale ale that I brewed 6 days ago. I did a 1000mL starter, pitched at 67F,
and fermented in my basement, which is mid-60s ambient. It began fermenting within a few hours
at what I w...
Posted in thread: Chill Wizard Inspired Pump/Chiller Station on 07-28-2016 at 11:48 AM
Mine is not unstable at all. I've never had an issue with it wanting to tip, even with garden
hoses and wort lines hanging off it. In fact, after back flushing, cleaning, and disconnecting
Posted in thread: Tart ag brews on 07-28-2016 at 11:28 AM
I wonder if it may be a problem with tannins. You should check the pH of your mash and make
sure it's between 5.2-5.6. Any higher than that and it could give you problems, one of them
being extra tann...
Posted in thread: Stuck or Complete? on 07-27-2016 at 12:01 AM
If you're pitching more yeast, any oxygen you introduce into the beer will be taken up by the
yeast before it gets busy fermenting. I know people who re-oxygenate big beers (barley wine,
Posted in thread: Chill Wizard Inspired Pump/Chiller Station on 07-26-2016 at 10:23 PM
I already had the wand before I went to the pump/plate chiller setup, so I just repurposed it.
It works better for how I have it put together than one attached to 1/2" NPT. I have it on a
camlock QD a...
Posted in thread: Chill Wizard Inspired Pump/Chiller Station on 07-24-2016 at 11:46 PM
You know what, I just thought that the oxy stone was a kit from Williams Brewing that was a
stone on the end of a stainless wand long enough to reach the bottom of a carboy. I cut the
wand to about 4"...
Posted in thread: Chill Wizard Inspired Pump/Chiller Station on 07-24-2016 at 11:37 PM
It's funny, after having posted this thread in 2013, I took a break from homebrewing because of
time constraints. Now that I'm back, it looks like I got something started. That's pretty cool!
I know i...
Posted in thread: Do you need to pbw your pre-boil equip? on 07-24-2016 at 10:12 PM
I brew basically once a week. I wash my MLT and kettle (both Bayou Classic pots) with dish
soap, water, and a scrubber sponge after every brew. I then back-flush my plate chiller with
6-7 gallons of c...
Posted in thread: HERMS vs. RIMS (electric) Pros and Cons on 07-24-2016 at 09:36 PM
I mash in what used to be my boil kettle to which I added a false bottom and
recirculation/sparge arm (Bobby's Locline model). I currently use direct fire to heat strike
water in it and to manually ma...
Posted in thread: Chill Wizard Inspired Pump/Chiller Station on 06-27-2013 at 02:41 PM
do you have a drawing or schematic on what you built or was this eyeballed? I'd like to do
something similar with my pump and plate chiller.I drew up my own plans from the spec'd
dimensions of the pum...