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Posted in thread: Step Mash Mystery on 01-18-2017 at 12:21 AM
Did you sparge? The bigger you go, in general, the lower your efficiency. Not a grainfather
user, but if I am below 10 lb I estimate 80% efficiency, and about a point drop for each
additional pound of...
Posted in thread: Chicago Homebrewers Yeast Bank Project on 11-12-2014 at 02:01 PM
Cadwallion, a fellow CHBG member, has come up with a great new site for cataloging yeast in the
bank. Please check it out. At The current moment we are only accepting samples from people who
live in t...
Posted in thread: Single Tier Brew Stands? on 12-28-2013 at 04:24 PM
I went the opposite way. I got a shelving unit organizer from Costco, 2'x4', that came with
some heavy duty plywood shelves. The shelves are rated at 200 lb per. Wrapped the plywood in
black marine vi...
Posted in thread: ShiftlessBum's Nutty SkidMarc - Hazelnut Brown Ale on 12-07-2013 at 01:22 AM
Partial mash is typically boiling 5 gallons. You will take the grains out and add the extract
and then raise it to a boil. After 15 minutes/45 minutes remain, add the first hops noted
above. After 25,...
Posted in thread: where to get water tested on 09-08-2013 at 02:35 PM
Did you get the test results? Here is the response I received from Lake County:Calcium (Tested
2008 to 2011): average 33.5 mg/L or PPMMagnesium (from 2008 to 2011): average 11.1 mg/L or
Posted in thread: Amarillo are back. on 08-28-2013 at 12:49 PM
Placed my order and waiting for them to make the hop (get it?) across the il-wi border. Someday
I hope to visit the shop too.
Posted in thread: POUNDS OF AMARILLO - 2012 Crop - www.NikoBrew.com - LIMITED SUPPLY on 08-07-2013 at 06:47 PM
Posted in thread: Weird film on wort? on 07-17-2013 at 10:26 PM
Looks like calcium or other minerals that came out of solution. How does the water taste and
smell? I see it in my house in our basement toilet that is rarely used. As it is pre-boil, if
it were organ...
Posted in thread: Wiring review assistance please on 06-21-2013 at 02:38 PM
I am putting together a version of Kal's and eBrew Supply's 30A, 2 pump, 3 PID system. I wanted
to get a little finer control to protect the PIDs so used fuses across it instead of breakers.
I don't k...
Posted in thread: Interested in an Electric Kettle Set Up? Come on in.... on 06-17-2013 at 03:27 AM
Ah. Come on! I just ordered and drilled a bunch of kettles. Well, hopefully others will take
advantage of the time savings.