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Posted in thread: So annoyed with sluggish fermentations on 06-04-2014 at 07:09 PM
Maybe you should. Maybe that's why your fermentations are taking 3 weeks when they should only
take 1.Absolutely!! Assuming proper treatment of the yeast, most fermentations should take 10
Posted in thread: fermentation chamber - looking for idea(s) on 05-28-2014 at 02:49 PM
is what I built. I keep it around 60°F and it works like a champ. You do have to switch ice
packs in the back about every 48 hours and it only holds one bucket or better bottle, but
Posted in thread: Can brew day be brew days? on 05-22-2014 at 05:53 PM
By "drier" I assume you mean the final gravity will be lower than you might predict if the boil
took place immediately after sparging.. But why would that be? Because the longer I wait to
boil more of...
Posted in thread: Can brew day be brew days? on 05-22-2014 at 01:02 PM
I've done it two ways: mashing over night and sparging/boiling the next morning and I've also
mashed, sparged, and heated the wort to 200°F one night, and boiled the next morning. I've
Posted in thread: What would you do with these hops??? on 05-22-2014 at 12:48 PM
Thanks for the replies. I'm still not sure what I'm going to do. I just wanted to get a good
idea of other people's experiences with the hops in question.
Posted in thread: Beersmith 2.2 on whirpool/hopstand on 05-22-2014 at 12:43 PM
Here's my experience with the Beersmith whirlpool hop calculations: I brewed an IPA utilizing
100% hop stand hops using Beersmith as my guide. The malt was: 95% American two row and 5%
Crystal 40. 60 ...
Posted in thread: What would you do with these hops??? on 05-20-2014 at 07:58 PM
I've got: 3oz Simcoe6oz Centennial8oz CascadeI'm thinking of doing a big double IPA (1.080ish)
with just 95% two row and 5% corn sugar in the boil. Using what I have on hand, how would you
hop it? Che...
Posted in thread: How often do you nail targets with AG? on 05-20-2014 at 02:25 PM
I'm also usually within +/- .002. One thing I have noticed is that base grain type can affect
your efficiency. For example: per weight, I get a couple more points of efficiency from Maris
Otter than I...
Posted in thread: I Quit Smoking on 04-30-2014 at 12:58 PM
I started in 1993 at 17 and smoked until December 2008. In the five years and 4 odd months
since I quit, I've not smoked ANYTHING (cigarettes, cigars, weed, etc.) and I don't miss it for
one single mi...
Posted in thread: I love no sparge brewing... on 04-22-2014 at 12:19 PM
Just did my first no sparge batch about a week ago. I crushed fine, mashed for 90 minutes, and
I also reserved 12 quarts for a mashout. According to Beersmith, my mash efficiency was 80.6%.