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  • Posted in thread: Firestone walker parabola on 07-31-2015 at 12:40 PM
    I brewed this up on 03/14/15. I use BIAB and the mash was still thick as oatmeal. I calculated
    at 55% efficiency but hit about 49.2%. pH was low at 5.1. OG came in at 1.118. I fermented at
    65F for 3-...

  • Posted in thread: BIAB used as hop spider? on 07-31-2015 at 12:24 PM
    Like I said, I have a hop spider (exactly like Gavin's) and it's worked fine. But I'm planning
    to really up the ante on my next 11gal batch IPA and the hop spider isn't going to be able to
    hold all th...

  • Posted in thread: BIAB used as hop spider? on 07-29-2015 at 02:36 PM
    I bought the Brew Bag with that intention. I didn't go with it on its first brew because it
    FLOATS! The hops wouldn't sink down and suspend for best utilization. Solution is something
    heavy like a cop...

  • Posted in thread: BIAB used as hop spider? on 07-28-2015 at 06:12 PM
    Anyone use their bag as a hop spider? I have a hop spider I've been using but I'm about to use
    brew an IPA with huge doses of knockout and post-boil hops. I'm thinking instead of using the
    hop spider,...

  • Posted in thread: Do oils from late hop bursts/whirlpool stands also cling to yeast cells? on 07-27-2015 at 08:09 PM
    Just off the top of my head... heating the oils in the hop stand will make the hop oils more
    soluble. Maybe they 'merge' with the water more and less is scrubbed out by yeast during
    fermentation. My n...

  • Posted in thread: HomeBrewSupply Amcyl Brew Kettle w/ 3-Piece Ball Valve Giveaway! on 07-27-2015 at 07:58 PM
    Done, and In.

  • Posted in thread: Help with Camlock selections on 07-15-2015 at 08:37 PM
    My next brew day I plan to do FWH and postboil only. Postboil I will reduce the BK temp to
    180F, add the hops, cover it, and let stand 20 min, and then run through chiller to fermentor.
    I just use the...

  • Posted in thread: Help with Camlock selections on 07-15-2015 at 08:24 PM
    I don't want to recirc. I want to hit the hopback, cool rapidly in a closed system without
    losing any aromatics to the atmosphere, and then hit the fermentor. First time I've heard of a
    'grant'.That s...

  • Posted in thread: Help with Camlock selections on 07-15-2015 at 05:46 PM
    Depending on how every thing is setup the Hopback would connect directly to the ball valve of
    your pump_ballValve output.This is my
    setup:BK_ballValve->hose->pumpIn/pumpOut_ballValve->hose->Hopback->h...

  • Posted in thread: Help with Camlock selections on 07-15-2015 at 05:08 PM
    OK, the CFC has a 3/8" copper tube. Everything to this point has been 1/2". Am I going to
    experience any problems? Seems 3/8" would cool faster than a 1/2". But I'm guessing I need 3/8"
    compression fi...

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