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Posted in thread: Whining for Help Again... (astringency) on 02-19-2012 at 08:35 PM
Update Again.....Made the batch mentioned in the previous update, and one Mexican Cerveza Kit.
And then a second all grain. All while the water softener was bypassed. These three batches are
good. So ...
Posted in thread: Whining for Help Again... (astringency) on 02-10-2012 at 12:05 PM
Update: Came home for lunch yesterday and bypassed the water softener. The wife used all the
water she needed to. Ran a batch last evening, and did not use 5.2. I noticed no tannin like
taste in the f...
Posted in thread: Whining for Help Again... (astringency) on 02-09-2012 at 12:06 PM
Thanks for the clues....I think I may throw the by-pass valve on the softener and try it that
way.There's a water testing lab in town on the way to work. How much does Ward labs charge? I'm
told the l...
Posted in thread: Whining for Help Again... (astringency) on 02-09-2012 at 03:34 AM
Hi fellow brewers !!Just lost 3, 5 gallon batches to astringency.I own Palmer's and Papazian's
bibles....Process is Bobby's All-Grain. (Modified Slightly)7lb14 oz Briess 5596 (2 row
pale).2oz coffee c...
Posted in thread: Should I move to a new MLT ??? on 12-23-2011 at 08:50 PM
theonetrueruss: I am using two 45 deg. fittings to a "T" fitting to two 90 degree fittings and
then into the "bazooka" screens. They are in physical contact with the floor of the cooler. The
Posted in thread: Should I move to a new MLT ??? on 12-22-2011 at 05:41 PM
Good point, never thought about that.....Yes, I batch sparge, so that last quart is not as
critical as I once believed.Thanks, I'll get a new fermenter instead. The old one is getting
Posted in thread: Should I move to a new MLT ??? on 12-22-2011 at 05:27 PM
Hi, Got some cash (not much) to spend on some new brew stuff.I was thinking about moving from
my rectangular cooler that always leaves a quart or so of wort in the bottom due to the
placement of the f...
Posted in thread: pre-chill filtering ??? on 09-10-2011 at 09:58 PM
Jake:Yes, I remember seeing the instructions for that fixture around here....I have a home made
counter flow chiller and it works great.I usually do as others do, let gravity and time take
care of it ...
Posted in thread: pre-chill filtering ??? on 09-10-2011 at 04:31 PM
Hi, Folks....I read in Papazian's or Palmer's book (I forget which), that for best results, one
should remove the hot break and any hop residue (I use pellets, so there is a lot) from the hot
Posted in thread: All Grain Flavor & Alcohol content on 03-05-2011 at 06:27 PM
I ferment around 55 degrees using Saflager 23Not using any other grain for this one.Sparge