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Posted in thread: This might come easy to most of you on 10-27-2014 at 04:08 AM
I haven't tried mashing that way yet myself. I have had really good luck with single infusion
and batch sparging. I'm considering trying a two stage mash with a protein rest just to try the
Posted in thread: Plastic Erlenmeyer Flask? on 10-26-2014 at 07:51 PM
That should work fine. You shouldn't have any issues with the stir plate unless the bottom of
the flask is too concave.
Posted in thread: Needing advice on extract kit. on 10-26-2014 at 07:48 PM
I agree with sticking with the recipe. Once you have a couple brews under your belt then its
time to start experimenting.
Posted in thread: How can you tell if your beer is carbonating in the bottle? on 10-23-2014 at 03:07 PM
+1 to the comment on waiting 3 weeks. I also find that higher gravity beers benefit from
letting them sit even longer. If it were my brew, I'd wait 4 to 5 weeks before popping the
first bottle open.
Posted in thread: First All Grain/ BIAB.. Can you guys have a look? on 10-23-2014 at 12:53 PM
JMSetzler, Wow.. 80-85 percent brewhouse efficiency is really amazing for BIAB.. Are you doing
a sparge step, or milling your grain into powder? I used a grain crusher mill on stock
settings, but doub...
Posted in thread: First All Grain/ BIAB.. Can you guys have a look? on 10-23-2014 at 12:00 PM
Absolutely. The profiles are important and the supplied numbers are just rough estimates that
can be tweaked to get really close to your actual brew day numbers if you take the time to do
it. My brews...
Posted in thread: First All Grain/ BIAB.. Can you guys have a look? on 10-23-2014 at 10:59 AM
Why not squeeze the wort out of the grain bag. That's potential beer there. I squeeze the bag
really hard to get as much sweet wort out as I can.I guess if tannin extraction is not a
concern then it's...
Posted in thread: First All Grain/ BIAB.. Can you guys have a look? on 10-22-2014 at 11:01 PM
That extra .3 gallons you came up with was probably from squeezing water out of the grain bag.
I don't recommend doing that if at all possible. Just let it drip for 20 or 30 minutes. I use
Posted in thread: DIY vs Buying Commercial on 10-20-2014 at 03:28 AM
Well, after spending another $29 on another 20' coil of tubing, it turns out that i'm not good
enough with soldering to make this assembly work. I'm writing this one off to biting off more
than I coul...
Posted in thread: DIY vs Buying Commercial on 10-19-2014 at 09:14 PM
Lesson learned... I kinked and split the copper tubing trying to get it in the hose! Back to
the hardware store... :(