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    ABOUT ME

  • Illinois, Lake County
  • Software Engineer
  • Experimental Lager
  • Wee Heavy,
    Scottish 80,
    Altbier,
    Goose Island Honkers Ale Clone,
    NB Oktoberfest,
    Rochefort 8 Clone,
    Wheat Experiment,
    Munich Helles (BCS),
    Munich Dunkel (BCS),
    Experimental Altbier
    Robert the Bruce Clone
    Domaine DuPage Clone
    Porter (BCS)
  • Male
  • Married

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  • Posted in thread: No sparge mashing overnight on 08-21-2015 at 03:37 PM
    By my calculations the sparge sugars represent about 5% of the overall possible efficiency. It
    would not be correct to say that "you lost 5% by not sparging", since you did a full volume
    mash. But I'd...

  • Posted in thread: No sparge mashing overnight on 08-19-2015 at 12:54 AM
    There is no doubt that (all else equal), sparging will extract more sugars than not. By not
    sparging, all the sugars in the fluid volume left behind are lost. By sparging you recover some
    of that.But,...

  • Posted in thread: Beer out line not connecting!!! on 08-11-2015 at 01:35 AM
    Possible you're trying to put a gas connector on the liquid side? They're not compatible.Are
    all the ball bearings present and is the collar spring working?

  • Posted in thread: looking for mostly pre-built PID controller for ferm chamber on 08-03-2015 at 08:01 PM
    I should also mention that there are some downsides with std on/off control and compressor
    refrigeration. If you take a naive approach of using a thermowell you'll get tons of
    over/undershoot. Many co...

  • Posted in thread: looking for mostly pre-built PID controller for ferm chamber on 08-03-2015 at 07:52 PM
    It's true that PID control is inappropriate for a compressor. But don't let that limit your
    search. That term gets used loosely when it comes to marketing. Many "PID" controllers also
    offer On/Off con...

  • Posted in thread: looking for mostly pre-built PID controller for ferm chamber on 08-03-2015 at 03:04 AM
    Auber has some nice and affordable units. Here's a single loop unit: they also have dual loop
    control unit's too.

  • Posted in thread: Tripel Karmeliet Clone on 07-28-2015 at 05:20 PM
    The simple answer is Belgian tradition. But deeper than that, it's to make the beer more
    "drinkable". Beers with such high gravity can end up having dense mouthfeel and higher residual
    sweetness. Beca...

  • Posted in thread: Safale 34/70 yeast question. on 07-23-2015 at 02:16 PM
    Ive also never gotten any significant esters form 34/70. Always well attenuated, crisp and
    clean. To those mentioning fermentation temps, are you pitching warm, then cooling to the main
    fermentation t...

  • Posted in thread: Tripel Karmeliet Clone on 07-23-2015 at 01:37 AM
    Just tapped this last week. It's been in the keg for just about a month now. I tasted a glass
    by itself the first night and it seemed to me to be really close. So I setup a triangle test
    with the real...

  • Posted in thread: How do you cold crash? on 07-14-2015 at 12:47 AM
    The blow off setup will almost certainly lead to suck back. You could use a 1 pc. "S" airlock,
    or if it's a narrow necked carboy, just cover it with sanitized foil.I did read in the "Yeast"
    book about...

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