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  • Posted in thread: Step Mashing on 09-21-2007 at 02:51 PM
    Not to not answer your question but check out and read chapter 14. It is
    pretty simple and well explained. In addition, if it is body and head retention that you are
    looking for a st...

  • Posted in thread: Pumpkin Ale Question on 09-17-2007 at 03:28 PM
    My first pumpkin ale is just about ready for bottling. I mashed 3lb of the pure canned pumpkin.
    Made for a rather slow sparge, but never completely stuck. I then added the spices at flameout.
    Pumpkin ...

  • Posted in thread: So, Pretty Much, Batch Sparging is... on 09-12-2007 at 06:12 PM
    I typically will add enough water to the tun after the mash so that I get the initial runoff
    and 1 sparge that are of equal volumes. Works well for me and I get around 80% efficiency most
    of the time.

  • Posted in thread: grain crush on 09-11-2007 at 12:24 PM
    Back when I used the mill at me LHBS, I would run it through twice. I don't know what their
    setting was, but if I only did it once, my efficiency would drop to about 60%. I now have a
    Barley Crusher t...

  • Posted in thread: From CNN: 'Georgia breweries dry up' on 09-10-2007 at 08:46 PM
    I've heard about 'tours' like this, but have never been to a brewery that gave more than small
    samples. In Oregon, you'd need three different licenses and you'd still be limited on what you
    could give...

  • Posted in thread: What determines diastatic power? on 09-10-2007 at 07:04 PM
    Thanks Dr. Malt, and everyone for your help. I'm studying for the BJCP exam and am trying to
    wrap my little mind around some of the concepts. :mug:

  • Posted in thread: Breckenridge vanilla porter on 09-07-2007 at 07:11 PM
    I've tried it but could barely drink it. It must say something about my taste that other folks
    say it's got a good amount of vanilla in it, but to me it tastes way too vanilla-y. I like
    vanilla, but I...

  • Posted in thread: Schmidling Malt Mill is awesome on 09-07-2007 at 06:36 PM
    I too got a Barley Crusher earlier this year and love it. I used the hand crank for the first
    couple of batches, then switched over to a drill...much easier and faster! My efficiency went
    from around ...

  • Posted in thread: Ah, this is the place... on 09-07-2007 at 06:20 PM
    Welcome from another KY brewer!:mug: