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Posted in thread: First batch seems happy on 12-28-2014 at 02:23 PM
WRT the counterflow chiller: When it was flowing, I had an output temp of 80-82 F. I was pretty
happy with that. I coiled the supply hose in a large cooler and topped it with about 60 lbs.
Posted in thread: What gives with all the Sam Adams commercials? on 12-26-2014 at 02:40 PM
Posted in thread: Newbie question - Starting with all Grain? on 12-24-2014 at 11:05 PM
If you have researched the processes and understand it there is certainly no reason you can't
start with all grain. It is not more difficult, just more going on.
Posted in thread: Amount of trub and sediment in primary on 12-24-2014 at 11:02 PM
Probably not, but the more headspace the more the risk. Especially in secondary.
Posted in thread: Decanting yeast starter: pitch cold or warm to room temp? on 12-24-2014 at 08:49 PM
No need to go nuts.. After decanting what is left will come to room temperature very quickly. I
don't worry about the temperature and have not seen any differences.
Posted in thread: Amount of trub and sediment in primary on 12-24-2014 at 08:40 PM
The amount of trub will vary depending on how you brew, (bag the hops?) your equipment and the
recipe. Yours looks normal. Don't leave the beer in that fermenter too long. That is a lot of
Posted in thread: Cloudy rye pale ale on 12-24-2014 at 06:11 PM
When I keg, I set and forget for 2 weeks. The beers almost always pour cloudy for the first
few. I say wait longer. Still, it may stay cloudy by that recipe.
Posted in thread: Batch size and kegging on 12-24-2014 at 06:01 PM
You can usually fit more than 5 gallons in a 5 gallon corny keg. I usually brew 5 gallons and
there's always more room to fit maybe another gallon or so. You'd only have to bottle a few
bombers in tha...
Posted in thread: CO2 tank empty already? on 12-24-2014 at 02:34 PM
Why are you using co2 for cleaning? Adding that, you probably do not have a leak. I get 5-6
from my 5 pound tank.Added. I keep my co2 bottle in the fridge. I have read that may mess with
the accuracy ...
Posted in thread: Do I have enough Yeast? on 12-22-2014 at 04:57 PM
I would agree to an underpitch. How badly would be determined by the age of the yeast.Read on