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Posted in thread: Alpha Amylase - Yea or Nay? on 10-07-2014 at 01:49 PM
Unless I'm mistaken, you shouldn't get tannins unless your mash is too hot (why you never
sparge over 170*F) or in certain situations where your pH is off the charts low. Stirring
Posted in thread: Infected or not? on 10-07-2014 at 01:35 PM
Sitting at about 1.018 today. Reading from four days ago was 1.020 down from the 1.022. So it
appears that the yeast are not quite done yet and I will give it as long as it takes to get
three days of ...
Posted in thread: Pitching On Top Of Slurry on 09-30-2014 at 07:07 PM
You can do this for sure. I would be inclined to harvest/wash the yeast from the slurry. This
will give you cleaner yeast to work with, will be easier to estimate your pitch rate, and will
be easier t...
Posted in thread: Temperature control questions on 09-30-2014 at 06:53 PM
I use 2x 3 gallon Better Bottles. These are square and have indentations in the sides. I split
the batch into these, place them very squarely next to each other, and place my STC 1000 probe
in the ind...
Posted in thread: Turkey fryer or stainless steel pot on 09-30-2014 at 06:25 PM
I started with a turkey fryer and quickly gave it away and purchased a 15 gallon ss kettle and
a bayou classic burner. The safeties on the turkey fryer burner I had were a pita and, though I
Posted in thread: First AG batch / parti-gyle brew session on 09-30-2014 at 06:10 PM
I wouldn't attempt a parti gyle on your first AG.You need to understand how your system works
and dial it in.The basic understanding of your equipment should include: What does my strike
water temp. n...
Posted in thread: taking the homebrew plunge- please help me decide the best route! on 09-30-2014 at 06:02 PM
I wish someone had let me know when I started just how much of an impacted temp control makes.
Buying a small fridge or freezer with temp control falls into the not-necessary-equipment
category, so yo...
Posted in thread: taking the homebrew plunge- please help me decide the best route! on 09-30-2014 at 05:36 PM
Oh - and hit up You Tube ... all kinds of guys showing how to make beer there.
Posted in thread: taking the homebrew plunge- please help me decide the best route! on 09-30-2014 at 05:28 PM
Go to your local home brew shop and introduce yourself ... they will be a great resource for
knowledge, after all they have a stake in you learning to brew and coming to enjoy it.Get a pot
Posted in thread: Salvaging the Hobby on 09-30-2014 at 04:35 PM
The more I read and research, looking for and digging through recipes the more I am getting
overwhelmed. Very few have instructions seemingly assuming many steps to be common knowledge.
Being rusty, g...