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  • Posted in thread: HERMS, Mash, and Sparge Water on 01-16-2015 at 08:35 PM
    1) Yes2) Yes, but you need to heat the sparge water up to temp before you start recirculating
    MLT through the HLT coil. This is the single reason I switched to RIMs system because I got
    tired of waiti...

  • Posted in thread: Primary smell on 08-11-2014 at 07:10 PM
    BTW - I love that smell:)

  • Posted in thread: Why do people Quit brewing? on 05-13-2013 at 07:58 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