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  • Posted in thread: Doble-Doble Toil and Troble? on 07-14-2012 at 02:12 PM
    For those who haven't ready Randy Mosher's Extreme Brewing Book, Today I am trying an extreme
    brewing technique the DOUBLEGrains:16lbs Rahr 2-row2lbs Munich Light1lb CaraVienne1lb
    CaraPils1lb CaraMuni...

  • Posted in thread: Mash Temp Suggestions Please on 07-14-2012 at 02:03 PM
    Remember no matter what, it is going to be beer, and if you don't take any of our suggestions,
    you are only treading further from the "normal," meaning you are a brewing Pioneer! BETTER BEER

  • Posted in thread: Mash Temp Suggestions Please on 07-14-2012 at 02:00 PM
    I'm hesitant to just throw in some sugar. If its the LME that's bringing unfermentables to the
    party, then it seems like I'll hit about the same FG regardless, and that the sugar will just
    bump up my ...

  • Posted in thread: Fly vs batch sparge on 07-13-2012 at 04:09 AM
    I see several people have trouble with boil-off rates. Put 7 gallons of H20 in your BK and boil
    it. Start timer.I live in the dry desert at 5000 ft, and I'm consistently at 20% per hour loss.
    I calibr...

  • Posted in thread: all grain one gallon batches? on 07-13-2012 at 03:57 AM
    BIAB for sure. easy to vary mash temperatures, easy to control volumes.Second step: BIAB larger
    batch and divide into several worts, and do hop/yeast experiments.-Mac

  • Posted in thread: Mash Temp Suggestions Please on 07-13-2012 at 03:53 AM
    Another alternative is to 2-step the mash, since you've got a small volume.Start at say 145C
    for 30-60 mins, then go to 158 for another 30 mins, finish by hitting 165 for a few.IPAs do a
    little bet...

  • Posted in thread: First Try Lager on 07-13-2012 at 03:04 AM
    Wow, this thread is OLD. But that is what you get when you start Lagers...Recipe: ( I love
    Brewtarget, even if it isn't perfect) (end of recipe labeled with EOF if you want to
    skip)American Dark Lager...

  • Posted in thread: 1st BIAB Thoughts on 05-17-2012 at 02:30 AM
    Aside from pot size it's also the fact that more than 8 lbs of grain starts to get awfully
    heavy and risk of ripping the bag becomes greater. Sparging becomes difficult as well. A mash
    tun is a bit mo...

  • Posted in thread: 1.004 after a week in fermenter, can US-05 do that? on 05-08-2012 at 01:52 AM
    Another thought is to check hydrometer calibration @60F.A few degrees is +/1 0.002, and it
    goes up from there.I "dropped" mine once into a sample and had the paper shift,and had to
    re-adjust all read...

  • Posted in thread: First Try Lager on 05-08-2012 at 01:46 AM
    So: To keep this more about fermentation and Yeast, I'll do a quick recipe update...American
    Dark Lager (doesn't matter much from here for recipe).Fermentation plan:Wort chilled to 45F
    (wort chiller ...