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Posted in thread: Attempting a HUGE brew. 20% or above. Need advice on 06-14-2012 at 03:51 PM
My 2 cents- consider White Labs super high gravity yeast instead of champagne yeast. Either
will work, but I have had better experience with WL. I have a 120-type beer I did back in
December and it ke...
Posted in thread: Pitching rate over-pitching on 03-09-2012 at 06:32 PM
I think the issue is there is no simple answer. Obviously it is a spectrum of effect that
different pitching rates will have on your beer, it is not that once you hit a certain number
your beer will b...
Posted in thread: No more GE 50 AMP Spa Panel at Home Depot? on 03-09-2012 at 05:22 PM
I have the one branded "Midwest" from HD and it works fine.
Posted in thread: how many dpdt switches will i need? on 03-09-2012 at 05:17 PM
I am certainly no electrical expert, but you pretty much need 2 for the elements and one for
the power switch if you are planning on having them switched I think. How would you wire it
with one?On the...
Posted in thread: Collecting parts for EBrew build on 02-14-2012 at 03:12 PM
I am doing an almost identical build now, sort of a simplified version of Kal's. I was planning
on using 2 elements/2 PIDs but otherwise pretty much the same set up as you. I thought about
doing 1 PID...
Posted in thread: SMaSH Recipe Critique and All-Grain Noobness on 02-13-2012 at 04:39 PM
A couple thoughts-1) Agree with upping the hops to balance it out more.2) Be careful in
calculating your efficiency and basing your grain bill on this. You have it set to 75% mash
efficiency, which yo...
Posted in thread: Whining for Help Again... (astringency) on 02-09-2012 at 12:11 PM
If you have hard enough water to need a softener you probably have way too much salt already.
If you're adding 5.2 buffer (which you shouldn't use, btw) you're adding even more salt to your
Posted in thread: Name my beer on 01-29-2012 at 09:49 PM
Ravenous BluebOrangeWit.Gimme my T-shirt!
Posted in thread: First starter on 01-28-2012 at 08:21 PM
I do. In general you always want temp changes for the yeast to be gradual, throwing them into
70 or 80 degree water from the fridge is not a good idea.
Posted in thread: Trappist High Gravity 3787 Yeast and Low Temperature/No Starter on 01-28-2012 at 08:13 PM
I have 2 batches of different tripels that I used 3787 for this winter and fermented in my
basement with ambient temp around 60F (range is about 58-61F). They came out with plenty of
Belgian flavor, n...