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Posted in thread: Low OG - inefficient conversion? weak michigan malt? on 12-15-2013 at 02:13 PM
I'm stumped. Please advise. My pale ale target OG was 1057 and I rung up 1041.9# Michigan
2-row1# crystal 40.5# dextrinDoughed into 3G at 170 (1.14Q/#), mashed at 152 for 60 min. Iodine
test said conv...
Posted in thread: Conversion in Less Than 1 Hour? on 12-14-2013 at 03:26 PM
This. I've heard two big craft brewers say in interviews this year that the diastatic power of
American 2-row especially is so high that not only is 60 mins a waste but that mash temp is
Posted in thread: Conversion in Less Than 1 Hour? on 12-14-2013 at 03:17 PM
The way I understand starch conversion is this. Alpha amylase is a fast acting enzyme that cuts
starch chains indiscriminately. You end up with sugar chains of varying sizes. Beta amylase
starts at th...
Posted in thread: Lagering a Dunkel on a Winter Porch? on 12-14-2013 at 02:32 PM
i think that's what i'll eventually do. ultimately i'm more interested in a consistent,
controlled response and there's nothing to replace a fridge. though i like having an excuse to
buy electric blan...
Posted in thread: Cooler Mash Tun Target Temperature on 12-14-2013 at 02:24 PM
My cooler mash ritual is as follows:- Add 180F water to tun (1.25Q/#), close lid for 10min,
wait for water to hit 169F.- Dough in 10-12# of 65F grist, stir, cover for 10 minAfter 10min my
Posted in thread: Conversion in Less Than 1 Hour? on 12-11-2013 at 11:56 PM
i'd always thought that a full hour was needed for starch conversion. i've even done a few
recipes that called for 1.5 hours.with my last batch--9# Belgian pilsner malt--i tried an
iodine test. severa...
Posted in thread: Lagering a Dunkel on a Winter Porch? on 12-11-2013 at 11:31 PM
I live in MI and there is no way I would do that outside with no wind protection. Do you have a
garage, you could try it in there instead. If wind hits that, it could get below zero temps
Posted in thread: Lagering a Dunkel on a Winter Porch? on 12-11-2013 at 07:26 PM
it's winter in Michigan, and i'd like to use the freezing weather to try a lager.i know your
supposed to lager most dunkels (at least the recipes i've seen) for 2-4 months at temps from
33-45. since i...
Posted in thread: Understanding brewpub apparatus on 12-10-2013 at 02:23 AM
The aforementioned book, "Brewery Operations Manual" is a good resource.It doesn't go into
great depth on equipment, but there is a fairly good outline of what equipment a brewpub uses
and what it's f...
Posted in thread: When to begin timing boil on 12-10-2013 at 02:18 AM
Just so i know I'm not falling into a bad habit/misconception, the 60-min boil begins @ the
hotbreak, yes? Meanwhile the technical boiling action begins 15-20 minutes before the hotbreak