Last Activity:02-05-2012 5:17 PM
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Posted in thread: Fly vs batch sparge on 02-05-2012 at 11:11 PM
I doubt the reason for your lower than expected efficiency is the fact that you did a batch
sparge instead of a fly sparge. When you get a low efficiency, the culprit in my opinion is
almost always an...
Posted in thread: 1800 watt induction boils how much wort? on 02-05-2012 at 09:24 PM
An 1800 watt induction hotplate will bring 4 gallons of wort/water to a rolling boil at a rate
of ~2.5F per minute as long as there is a single layer of Reflectix insulation (the silver
bubble wrap st...
Posted in thread: Do I really need a GFCI if.. on 07-27-2011 at 11:42 PM
regardless, a gfci on your outlet is a lot closer walk than to your panel. oh, and +1 to
Maxkling and jkarp.
Posted in thread: How do you clean a stove after boil over? on 07-27-2011 at 11:33 PM
First try hot water.That doesn't work? Oxyclean and hot water.That doesn't work? Comet.That
doesn't work? Razorblade.That doesn't work? New stove. ;)
Posted in thread: Starting an AG setup on 12-26-2010 at 08:19 PM
Before I got a pump I used a heavy duty shelf from Costco for a three tier, gravity setup.
Worked like a champ. Transfer hot water to the top tier via a quart Pyrex measuring cup, and
yer good to go.
Posted in thread: Starting an AG setup on 12-26-2010 at 12:44 AM
I agree with milholen. Only other thing I would recommend is a high temp march pump and quick
Posted in thread: First Batch of Irish Stout on 12-21-2010 at 03:29 AM
only way to really know is subsequent testing. if the SG remains stable over the course of
several days, it is stable. if i were in your shoes, forget about the secondary. measure it
again in 4-5 days...
Posted in thread: what makes a beer cloudy? i always thought it was the yeast... on 12-21-2010 at 03:22 AM
clarifying beer is a fascinating subject, and it's one that depending on what exactly you want
to do can be simple or more complex than the entire brewing process (maybe a slight
exaggeration, but not...
Posted in thread: Bottle Bombs on 12-21-2010 at 02:01 AM
Single bottle bombs are hard to predict, but do you know about the trick of putting some of
your brew in a plastic 1 liter bottle? Use a clean, 1 liter soda bottle that has been sanitized
and bottle t...
Posted in thread: Concord Pyment.....with oak? on 12-16-2010 at 11:51 PM
god i love mead