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  • Posted in thread: Steeping grains in smaller volume - timing questions. on 08-21-2016 at 06:22 PM
    Hi,I brew 5-gallon extract batches with specialty grains, and I've always steeped the grains in
    the full volume of water (6-7 gallons). I heat the kettle to 160 degrees, draw off a
    half-gallon in a th...

  • Posted in thread: Spike Brewing Kettle Giveaway on 07-27-2016 at 12:19 AM
    I'm in. Thanks!

  • Posted in thread: Questions on adding a plate chiller to my setup on 07-23-2016 at 03:44 PM
    Hi,I brew 5-gallon batches and use a 25' stainless steel immersion chiller. It does the trick,
    but it can be very time (and water) consuming. On a recent batch, I added a fountain pump and
    ice jugs to...

  • Posted in thread: Hastings Brew Works Giveaway on 07-23-2016 at 02:48 PM
    In please. Thanks!

  • Posted in thread: "I'm NEVER going to be one of those guys who are obsessed with temperature control!" on 07-09-2016 at 01:34 PM
    This is a little off topic, but I'll toss it in as a side note. When I built my keezer, I
    repurposed my Edge Star kegerator as a fermentation chamber, with a Johnson controller on
    it.The Edge Star nev...

  • Posted in thread: How soon/fast to ramp up Wyeast 1728? on 07-05-2016 at 12:55 PM
    Ok, I raised the temperature a couple of degrees this morning. It will take some time for that
    to take effect since my brew bucket is in a mini-fridge.I was reading a White Lab's paper on
    diacetyl res...

  • Posted in thread: How soon/fast to ramp up Wyeast 1728? on 07-04-2016 at 06:14 PM
    Hi,I'm brewing a Scottish Ale with Wyeast 1728. I pitched my starter 72 hours ago. Blow-off
    tube activity really got going 36 hours ago, and is the most active it's been right now.I
    pitched at 60 degr...

  • Posted in thread: Pitching Temp Question on 06-29-2016 at 02:00 PM
    Another trick I found with the recirculating pump ice bottle method - take the exhaust pipe and
    stick it inside one of the ice bottles rather than just loose in the ice bucket. That way the
    warmish ex...

  • Posted in thread: Pitching Temp Question on 06-29-2016 at 11:21 AM
    I usually use a steel dairy can or conical for fermentation, and it helps a little to pre-chill
    the empty and sanitized container in the keezer during the brew day. This practice would
    probably be a b...

  • Posted in thread: Pitching Temp Question on 06-28-2016 at 05:07 PM
    Hi,I'm brewing this weekend with Wyeast 1728 (Scottish Ale). The temperature range is listed at
    55-75, and from what I've read, the lower the better, to start anyway.I use an immersion
    chiller, and th...