Last Activity:12-20-2012 5:39 PM
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Posted in thread: March AC-3B-MD Pump on 12-20-2012 at 10:20 PM
I am looking at the AC 5B pump and my situation is the opposite. All my hoses are 1" and the
inlet on that pump is 1" but the outlet is 1/2"... So I need to increase the outlet from 1/2 to
1" as oppos...
Posted in thread: Difference between steeping and mashing on 11-16-2012 at 05:53 PM
Steeping = using water to rinse out the grain. You get some complexity out of it but little or
no sugar conversionMashing = Exposing the grain to a specific temp (148-158 degrees) for an
hour or so un...
Posted in thread: Measurable or clickable gas valve on 10-24-2012 at 05:57 PM
Sounds like counting a bleeder vale in turns might be the way to go. I just would like a means
to have a measurable consistent BTU output when brewing the same batch over and over again to
lock down c...
Posted in thread: Measurable or clickable gas valve on 10-23-2012 at 11:05 PM
In the process of building our 2 barrel set up. I would LOVE to be able to have a repeatable
flow of NG goto the boil kettle so that my boil off rates are consistent.I'm thinking there
must be some so...
Posted in thread: Sweet Beer on 10-05-2012 at 10:36 PM
Sweetness generally is attributed to under attenuation. What was your starting gravity? What
was for Final gravity? what is your IBU?Did you do a yeast starter?For example if you brew a
1.060 OG beer ...
Posted in thread: How long does a yeast cake stay fresh and good? on 09-19-2012 at 09:43 PM
Racking directly to a yeast old yeast cake is certainly convienent and will give you beer. But
if you are concerned with making the best quality beer possible I would counel against it.I
have done it ...
Posted in thread: Lagering questions on 08-06-2012 at 08:58 PM
"After your initiall ferment 2 or 3 weeks youll want to do a diacetyl rest. Which is bring ing
up your temp to 60-65 degrees for 36-48 hrs to get that yeast to clean up any residual funk
Posted in thread: Grain Storage on 08-02-2012 at 06:24 PM
I use a galvanized steel 50 gallon trash can. Put a strip of weather stripping along the inside
of the lid to create a good seal and line it with a food safe trash bag.Costs about $30.00
total and hol...
Posted in thread: Not hitting the right OG on 07-11-2012 at 07:30 PM
Are you keeping track of your efficiency in beersmith? If beersmith is saying 75% efficency
when its calculating OG but your REALLY hitting 65% with your your system your going to
undershoot your OG e...
Posted in thread: Getting my FG lower with this grain bill? on 07-09-2012 at 10:29 PM
Alot goes into predicting your final gravity. What yeast are you using? What is the attenuation
levels that yeast typically exhibits.The grain bill looks ok. Remember the more specalify malts
you add ...