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Posted in thread: Aerating/Filtering With March Pump & Splashing? on 12-14-2013 at 11:43 PM
While brewing a batch this week, I had an idea. After boiling, I have a March pump that I was
running while using my immersion chiller to circulate the wort around and speed up the process.
While it w...
Posted in thread: Frustrated: Always (Well) Below Gravity Targets on 12-10-2013 at 07:39 PM
For anyone stumbling across this thread, I wanted to give an update. I found the problem -
though I was using water from a number of different places, after some research, I found that
it was all reve...
Posted in thread: Capacititative sensing of liquid level on 12-06-2013 at 04:41 PM
Instead of capacitive, why not use ultrasonic? This guys has proved it works for home heating
oil level - we should be able to make it work for water level. sensing can apparently have
problems with ...
Posted in thread: Parsing Water Report Numbers on 10-13-2013 at 10:10 PM
I've been dealing with horrible mash efficiency, and I tracked the problem down to the fact
that I was using untreated RO water, mistakenly figuring it'd be better. I decided to try tap
water, so I ca...
Posted in thread: Complex Solenoid Valve Routing? on 10-11-2013 at 06:59 PM
I had a late-night brainstorm that resulted in a mostly automated brewing process.
Unfortunately, I'd underestimated how difficult the fluid routing would be. Essentially, I have
7 junction points to ...
Posted in thread: Inline refractometer on 10-07-2013 at 10:25 PM
I designed an inline refractometer so that I can watch the gravity out of the mash tun as the
RIMS runs and also be able to cut off the sparge out when the gravity drops.Commercial process
Posted in thread: BIAB: Ill effects from thicker mash? on 10-01-2013 at 06:44 PM
I find if you add water anytime after the boil, it doesnt blend the water in and gives the beer
a watery taste, like as if you added water to it.There may be some differences
Posted in thread: BIAB: Ill effects from thicker mash? on 09-23-2013 at 06:48 PM
Well, your hop utilization will be lower if you're topping up and boiling with a higher gravity
wort. Other than that, I guess it seems like you're trying to make it more like extract
brewing. Why not...
Posted in thread: BIAB: Ill effects from thicker mash? on 09-23-2013 at 02:47 PM
I'm about to do my first BIAB brew after many no-sparge cooler mash tun brews. I've often seen
people say that you should use the full volume of water in the mash, but (a) that seems
Posted in thread: Frustrated: Always (Well) Below Gravity Targets on 12-03-2012 at 01:27 PM
In re-reading this I noticed something else: you are mashing in awfully thin. Ideally you want
to mash at 1.25-1.5 qts/lb which means you should have only used 2.18-2.6 gallons. Assuming