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Posted in thread: gifts for wine maker on 12-13-2013 at 01:42 PM
I was actually looking at the all in one wine pump already. It's at the high end of what I was
looking to spend, but it seems like it's worth the money. I think that's what I'm going to go
Posted in thread: gifts for wine maker on 12-12-2013 at 09:38 PM
My dad just started making his own wine. I'd like to get him a Christmas gift that is related
to wine making and thought you guys could give me some ideas. So, what is a good gift for
someone new to w...
Posted in thread: My first all-grain on 02-24-2013 at 06:48 PM
You're right on the money. Just started a 7g boil. My efficiency sucked as expected. Target OG
was 1.082 and we got 1.048. I only had two lbs. of DME which I ended all of, but it won't be
enough to ge...
Posted in thread: Stone's Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout clone recipe on 02-24-2013 at 05:12 PM
Thought I'd share this. It is a clone recipe of a Stone beer, but the local brew shop didn't
have all of the hops the recipe called for. I did get comparable hops and did the AA
conversions so it shou...
Posted in thread: My first all-grain on 02-24-2013 at 03:01 PM
Sorry, I should have clarified. That's too much water for the 5 gallon batch I'm planning on,
so I'm going to mash with a full 9 gallons and won't be sparging. I'm planning on 2 gallons of
Posted in thread: My first all-grain on 02-23-2013 at 06:42 PM
Ok, I think I have a plan in place. I added accurate numbers into the brew365 calculator and
it's coming up with total water needed of 12.05, 6.65 gallons for mashing and 5.40 for
sparging. Since I'm ...
Posted in thread: My first all-grain on 02-22-2013 at 08:32 PM
Yes, I'm either planning on doing a full volume mash, or a fly sparge equal to mash volume. The
only issue is I may not have a big enough mash tun. Mine is 52 qt. or 13 gallons so I should be
Posted in thread: My first all-grain on 02-22-2013 at 08:12 PM
Yeah, I did have it in there as 1.5 hours, but I may have changed other numbers. At this point,
I'm leaning towards just doing a full volume mash. By chance, I just saw that my local home
Posted in thread: My first all-grain on 02-22-2013 at 06:23 PM
Right now I'm planning on sparging with 3 gallons. Is that not a lot? Not trying to be a
smarta$$, I really don't know. Seems like a lot though.This also calls for a 90 minute boil for
the first hop a...
Posted in thread: My first all-grain on 02-22-2013 at 04:21 PM
Yeah, I know this is a lot to take on as my first AG. But it will be my 5th brew and I tend to
jump into things with both feet and my socks on. That philosophy has worked for and against me,
but it's ...