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Posted in thread: calcualting mash and sparge water (batch sparge) on 03-04-2014 at 12:20 AM
It's typically 1.25 quarts per pound for mash water but I usually round up based on my water
pitcher (1/4 Gal. increments). After hour ( I do 45), I do a 1G "mash out" at 180+ deg F, then
run off. Tha...
Posted in thread: Building mash tun on 10-16-2013 at 09:37 PM
I hear ya. I bought 1/2" SS fender washers at Home Depot and had a guy at my company's machine
shop bore them for 5/8. You should be able to find them online at Fastenal. Hope that helps.
Posted in thread: What happened to my hops?? on 08-16-2013 at 08:47 PM
One my list of things to do differently:-Cold crash primary before transfer to secondary -Use
mesh bag for dry hopping. I tried a SS tea ball and put 2 oz of hops in it. The hops expanded
like crazy a...
Posted in thread: What happened to my hops?? on 08-16-2013 at 06:42 PM
I've been brewing for 3+ years but only kegging for about 4 months. I just made a nice pale ale
(see recipe below) and it came out nicely. I force carbonated at 25psi for a 2-3 days and
dropped to 10-...
Posted in thread: Brewers Best Conditioning Tabs - recommendations for 22oz bombers? on 04-16-2013 at 05:27 PM
Thanks! I came to the same conclusion and used 8 tabs for 750ml bottles. It's an English Brown
Ale and should probably have low carbonation but I like my bubbles:)
Posted in thread: Brewers Best Conditioning Tabs - recommendations for 22oz bombers? on 04-14-2013 at 02:36 PM
About to keg my first beer tonight but would like to bottle a couple of 22oz bombers to ship to
my brother. My LHBS recommend BB because the tabs are DME and not corn sugar. Never used these
Posted in thread: Storing hops on 02-18-2013 at 05:02 PM
Beersmith does have a calculator for hop age. You punch in the hop type, age, alpha acids, and
it tells you the new alpha acid %. Hope that helps.Chris
Posted in thread: Rectangular vs. round cooler? on 01-25-2013 at 06:36 PM
I started a similar thread a year or so ago. Loads of opinions and good sound advice. I ended
up going rectangular 48qt or 12 G. I think a lot of the round ones max at 10G where as you can
get 10, 12,...
Posted in thread: So just how high is your efficiency? on 08-25-2012 at 04:56 PM
I've gotten up to 85% on my corona mill and batch sparging. After making some adjustments, I am
averaging 75% eff almost every time. Nice BTW!
Posted in thread: Kegconnection Giveaway! on 08-17-2012 at 08:04 PM
Count me in!