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Posted in thread: Why do people Quit brewing? on 05-13-2013 at 08:58 PM
I started brewing with 2 other guys. We each bought 1/3 of the equipment and split the batches
(12 gallon) 3 ways. 1 of the guys couldnít keep up when I wanted to brew more often. Itís not
that I dran...
Posted in thread: Grain Crush for Better Mash Efficiency on 01-02-2013 at 10:04 PM
OK, try adding about 3% water to the grain, spray on with a water bottle wait about 45 minutes
then crush the grain. I’ve found that I can consistently crush at about 0.023 when I
follow this te...
Posted in thread: Air conditioned brew closet experience? on 12-26-2012 at 04:22 PM
I built a fermentation chest using a $100 window AC unit from Walmart. I have it in my garage
where mid-summer temps can get to 120F. The thing has no problem cooling to mid-50s even in
that heat. I b...
Posted in thread: Adding Lactose Milk Sugar on 12-06-2012 at 02:36 PM
2 lbs in 12 gallon batch, not super sweet but has a very nice mouth feel and creamy head.
Posted in thread: Yeast Recovery on 12-06-2012 at 02:23 PM
OK if star san kills yeast then why arent we worried that it will kill the yeast in our
fermenter or bottles. Both of which I rinse with generous amounts of star san before I
transfer. In this blow of...
Posted in thread: Yeast Recovery on 12-05-2012 at 09:56 PM
I used a blow off tube and 1 gallon jar of star san solution to prevent my big beer 1.080 from
blowing a lid. After the most active part of the fermentation I removed the jar and there was a
ton of be...
Posted in thread: What's your occupation: Engineer or Non-Engineer on 12-04-2012 at 02:08 PM
BS Chemical Engineering - Purdue 92BS Chemistry - Purdue 92Profession - Process EngineerI also
like to cook.
Posted in thread: Why not skip second infusion in Batch Sparge? on 11-19-2012 at 10:06 PM
If I understand the question you want to add the sparge water in on top of the mash water mix
it up and drain it all to the kettle for your boil, hitting the correct volume and gravity?Your
Posted in thread: Burnt Wort on 11-15-2012 at 09:59 PM
Yes, I used to use my kettle to heat up sparge water for my HERMS system, which allowed quicker
heat up time in the HLT after the strike water was added to the mash tun. I would be heating
the kettle ...
Posted in thread: Reasons not to use an electric pump on 11-15-2012 at 04:57 PM
I use an air diaphragm pump with an air compressor. The thing rocks it out. I run a HERMS
system and having a pump that can recirc wort through the HLT coil without issue is essential.
It also doesn...