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  • Posted in thread: Understanding Palmer's Spreadsheet on 10-03-2012 at 05:22 PM
    Yeah, I tend to calculate separately for my mash and sparge water, but your way sounds like it
    would work just as well. Either way, the same amounts of salts are making their way into the
    water. For i...

  • Posted in thread: Kolsch fermentation question on 04-25-2012 at 07:07 PM
    It's lagering now. But it didn't attenuate well- 1.019. I should have taken a gravity before
    racking off primary. Usually 3 weeks gets my beer down to 1.012. Perhaps at 65 deg I should
    have given it m...

  • Posted in thread: Kolsch fermentation question on 04-18-2012 at 06:46 AM
    JLem, Kaewan- good info. It is Wyeast 2565, fermented at 65 deg for two weeks. I pulled the
    plug and it's now 55-57 deg. I have nothing but time. Shall I leave it at that for a couple
    more weeks or wo...

  • Posted in thread: Kolsch fermentation question on 04-17-2012 at 06:08 AM
    Okay. I'll let it go another week. It sits at basement temp- 54 degF. If it doesn't settle out
    much, I may move it to the keezer for a few more days.

  • Posted in thread: Kolsch fermentation question on 04-17-2012 at 12:15 AM
    I've not used this yeast before and heard it isn't a flocculant strain. So, I've made a 1.050
    batch that appears to be fermented out but there is still about half and inch of kraeusen
    sitting on top. ...

  • Posted in thread: New Bad Ass Brew Stand on 04-02-2012 at 11:14 PM
    What is the last picture of? Looks interesting...Sump pump recirculates through a chiller. I
    save rinse water- it is colder than tap water most often. When down to about 80 deg, I'll dump
    ice in the t...

  • Posted in thread: HLT/MLT/BK sizing for high gravity beers on 04-01-2012 at 02:32 PM
    Yup these are all grain, some with sugar additions but no malt extract. The biggest grain bill
    is 13 pounds so far. And yup all 5 gallon batches.Figure .08 gallons of space per lb. of grain
    plus infus...

  • Posted in thread: New Bad Ass Brew Stand on 03-31-2012 at 06:21 PM
    Thanks to HBT, I discovered Brewsteel and had Kurt build me a Bad Ass Single Tier. Picked it up
    a couple days ago and brewed a 5 gallon batch yesterday to test things out. As you can see, I
    still need...

  • Posted in thread: Russian River on 08-20-2011 at 03:05 PM
    I was in the pub last week and they were telling customers that they were out of Pliny. The
    Blind Pig did not disappoint. They can't or don't want to keep up with demand.

  • Posted in thread: Fermenting trouble on 07-05-2011 at 12:32 AM
    I had no airlock bubbles recently. Turned out the stopper was loose. My first AG had no
    activity. LHBS said leave it alone. After 2 weeks it went to 1.012 from an OG of 1.050. It was
    a great beer. RDW...


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