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Posted in thread: Grain Crush Question on 07-11-2015 at 05:09 AM
Think about making bread- you add water to flour and it becomes dough. If you crush your barley
into flour and add water, you have dough. Your starch will be converted but you will have an
Posted in thread: Grain Crush Question on 07-07-2015 at 12:12 AM
Teach me about a stuck mash I've only done 2 all grain batches.
Posted in thread: Grain Crush Question on 07-07-2015 at 12:01 AM
Everyone always talks about getting the crush just right. I've never understood why you
couldn't just crush the crap out of it and sift out the hulls completely. No tannins and good
Posted in thread: Hybrid AG/BIAB method Question on 05-04-2015 at 10:54 PM
As mentioned your ratio looks perfectly normal for a full volume mash. The biggest potential
issue with thin mashes is probably pH. I don't know how you're handling your water but sounds
like your bat...
Posted in thread: Hybrid AG/BIAB method Question on 05-04-2015 at 02:13 AM
Don't let the false bottom or lack of hoist stop you. No need for a false bottom if you don't
fire while the bag is in there. Wrap some insulation around the kettle.And a lot of us don't
really have a...
Posted in thread: Hybrid AG/BIAB method Question on 05-04-2015 at 02:05 AM
Nothing lucky about it. That's a typical water/grain ratio for full volume BIAB. Why don't you
just put your bag in your kettle instead of using two vessels?For now it's only because I had
Posted in thread: Hybrid AG/BIAB method Question on 05-04-2015 at 01:55 AM
Well......I've done two batches since the above screw up. This last batch went well. I did a
full boil volume mash with 11lbs of grain to 7 gallons water. I know you're all laughing but it
makes good ...
Posted in thread: New on top of old? on 03-10-2015 at 02:41 AM
It's not ideal. Much better would have been to pour that off into sanitized mason jars, and
then use the proper amount (about 1/2 pint usually) in the new beer. I store mason jars of
yeast in the frid...
Posted in thread: New on top of old? on 03-10-2015 at 02:25 AM
It occurs to me that I may not have fully understood your question. If by old, you mean a cake
that has had the beer racked off it and it has sat. I have pitched up to a week later on one. I
Posted in thread: New on top of old? on 03-10-2015 at 02:09 AM
Yes you can; I have done it several times (preferred it that way, in fact). The recipe does not
even need to be the same. I mostly make pale ale and IPA and will frequently make a pale ale
and then, a...