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Posted in thread: Testing/Lowering Acidic Wine on 12-27-2015 at 04:34 PM
I've been using some mid-range WineXpert kits with mixed results. For the most part my whites
are excellent, but the dry reds are, IMHO, super acidic. They burn going down. I haven't been
Posted in thread: Recirculating mash question on 08-31-2014 at 06:48 AM
I think it depends a lot on your false bottom as well. If it's really good, you won't run into
stuck mash, so you can run more through the pumps without worry. Lots of people stir during
recirc as wel...
Posted in thread: HERMS Dough In/Temp process on 08-29-2014 at 11:44 PM
Thanks all. The BK/HLT heating separate got me thinking. I only have a 30A system, but can do
this easily. What I plan to do now is:1. Heat/Hold HLT at ~6 degrees above mash temp (3F loss
over time, 3...
Posted in thread: HERMS Dough In/Temp process on 08-29-2014 at 08:54 PM
Curious other peoples kwirky processes to handle hitting their mash temps. For example:1. Heat
HLT to 1-2 degrees above strike temp2. Transfer to MT (1-2 degree loss)3. Mash in, heat
Posted in thread: eHERMS Cleaning Tips? on 07-23-2014 at 03:42 AM
just an update... I soaked 15 gallons of StarSan in the BK over night. I drained and the
stainless was sparkly clean. The remaining grub was minimal and came right off of the element
with a light brus...
Posted in thread: E-HERMS Build on 07-23-2014 at 03:36 AM
I slowed wort to a tiny stream, cold water was gushing. Still wort exited in the 90s, and took
forever.Just out of curiosity, if you continue to slow the wort down to almost nothing, is 90F
Posted in thread: E-HERMS Build on 07-21-2014 at 09:39 PM
Try slowing down both feed rates. Throttle down both wort and cool water flow. That may make a
difference. Just a thought!Agree 50%. :) Slow down wort, but have as much new cold water coming
Posted in thread: E-HERMS Build on 07-21-2014 at 09:37 PM
Very nice! How do you like your chiller? is the wort tube 3/8"?I have one like that with 1/2"
tubing for the wort. It seems very inefficient to me. The cold water just barely gets luke
warm.Love it. Y...
Posted in thread: eHERMS Cleaning Tips? on 07-21-2014 at 04:08 AM
Brewed my first batch on my new 20gal system (Blichmann kettles) Everything went great, except
for underestimating my efficiency. (87%) :)Any tips on cleaning? I recirculated my sparge water
Posted in thread: E-HERMS Build on 07-16-2014 at 02:27 AM
Doing a test run on my new 20 gal E-HERMS system...sitting in the driveway...havin' a brew...so
I thought I'd share my set up. Most of the brew equipment is based off Kal's setup (bought the
HEX coil ...