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  • Posted in thread: Mash Temperature Woes on 09-02-2015 at 06:17 PM
    I brew 5 gallon BIAB and typically use 14# of grain and never get a 10-20 drop. 7F is
    probably the most I have seen and mash calculators tell me I should be about 2F above my
    strike temperature at...

  • Posted in thread: Water Quality/Chemistry Report Thread on 09-02-2015 at 06:15 PM
    I just got this water report for the City of Falls Church in Virginia. PH is 7.8. Any thoughts
    on the quality? I know they treat with Chloramine which I plan to dissolve with some campden.
    Magnesium &...

  • Posted in thread: Mash Temperature Woes on 09-02-2015 at 06:13 PM
    Using some approximations we can check:[*]Specific heat of water is ~2 per quart[*]Specific
    heat of grain is ~0.4 per pound[*]Using the above at 2qt/lb mash it takes only ~10% more BTU's
    compared to h...

  • Posted in thread: Mash Temperature Woes on 08-30-2015 at 11:19 AM
    Is it fair to say that it takes a lot longer to heat the kettle after the grain is added? My
    thought was since there's 7 pounds of grain in the kettle it would take a lot more BTUs to
    bring the water ...

  • Posted in thread: Mash Temperature Woes on 08-30-2015 at 01:04 AM
    What has me puzzled is why my (3!) thermometers were not accurate inside the bag. I pull the
    bag off of the side of the pot and got vastly different (higher) temperature reading.I added
    the grain at a...

  • Posted in thread: Mash Temperature Woes on 08-30-2015 at 12:43 AM
    Tried my hand at BIAB today and am ready to pull my hair out. I was targeting a mash temp of
    156. I added the grain into the bag at 157. Temperature inside the bad looked to drop 10-20
    degrees. Starti...

  • Posted in thread: Blichmann 10 gal Beersmith Profile on 09-22-2012 at 01:08 AM
    Has anyone out there setup an equipment profile for a blichmann 10 gallon kettle in beer smith
    that would care to share? I'd like to use it for BIAB as well as a regular kettle----do I need
    two profil...

  • Posted in thread: Thermopen refurb $69.99 on 07-18-2012 at 01:43 AM
    Not mine but didn't know the best place to post this. Thermoworks is selling factory
    reconditioned thermapens for 69.99 + 5.99 shipping.

  • Posted in thread: 100 better bottles - 6 gallon - $399 - fresno, ca on 07-18-2012 at 12:22 AM
    Got my 2 today-thanks for making it happen!I'm still trying to figure out why there would be
    several hundred used better bottles in a warehouse. I could understand new if it was from a
    brew/wine shop ...

  • Posted in thread: Arlington, VA Water Report Help! on 07-13-2012 at 09:51 PM
    What you have here is the typical largely useless (to brewers) fluff report put out by the
    water authority to reassure consumers that they aren't going to get typhus nor lead poisoning
    from the water....