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  • Posted in thread: dilution factor... on 07-24-2016 at 10:28 AM
    It seems like you pulled the first mil from an unmixed slurry,maybe a slug from the bottom.

  • Posted in thread: New grain mill, now getting rubbish efficiency? on 07-24-2016 at 10:23 AM
    You should be able to power that with a small drill, that speed helps pull the grain into the
    idle roller.

  • Posted in thread: Good cheap recipe! on 07-22-2016 at 12:57 PM
    What size batches do you make? You have large induction burners with large SS kettle/MLT?With
    bulk grain and hops, you can get a batch done for about $12, which is very cheap!I do 10 gal
    with a mashtu...

  • Posted in thread: Adding calcium chloride and sulfate to the mash or boil? on 07-21-2016 at 11:44 AM
    Thanks to AJ, Martin, and Siebel I understand water better,and use acidulated malt for pH
    adjustment and the salts as seasonings like salt and pepper. Each beer style has a specific
    water mineral prof...

  • Posted in thread: Good cheap recipe! on 07-21-2016 at 11:18 AM
    My way of brewing cheap beers is to purchase 50 lb bags of grain , 1 lb bags of hops, and reuse
    yeast. All my beers are cheap. Induction burners instead of propane or ng use 1/8 the energy. I
    read tha...

  • Posted in thread: What's the oldest yeast you've used? on 07-19-2016 at 11:34 AM
    I was gifted a pint jar with ~2" of compacted yeast(410 wlp). It sat in the fridge for almost
    one year, so I made some bread wit it LOL and it was awesome so made a starter and did 4
    batches of wit my...

  • Posted in thread: Missed Gravity again for the third straight time!! Any help appreciated!! on 07-03-2016 at 11:48 AM
    With the info given you are supposed to get ~75% efficiency from that kit. Even if you iodine
    test completed conversion, if your grain crush is too coarse, and there are whole corns it will
    look good ...

  • Posted in thread: Infected starter on 07-03-2016 at 11:12 AM
    Ya, you have to decant a cold starter rite away or the cake starts to bubble up like little
    fire works.

  • Posted in thread: Walk me off the RIMs ledge...or not! on 06-24-2016 at 11:09 AM
    Since you have a pump set up for the rims, skip the rims and get the screen from Bobby M and
    set the bag on it and just recirc with a VERY LOW flame. I have a 220 induction set up and am
    thinking of d...

  • Posted in thread: Starter Question on 06-24-2016 at 10:40 AM
    Why not just leave the wort in the kettle? It's sanitized. Chill to 80 or so drain some into
    flask and pitch at high K in the morning. I do this all the time and have never got
    contaminated wort.

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