Last Activity:11-23-2012 5:57 PM
Posted in thread: What's the trick for whirlpool...I can't seem to get it! on 09-26-2012 at 04:09 PM
Just be aware that letting things "rest" in the kettle post boil will increase isomerization
(bitterness) from flame out/late addition aroma hops. It's always best to chill asap and
potentially pump t...
Posted in thread: Blichmann Conical on 01-01-2012 at 04:30 PM
One thing I notice with my conical before you return those legs.... make sure your racking port
is sufficient height to gravity transfer into a corny (or whatever you transfer to). As it
stands I need...
Posted in thread: How long to wait? on 12-13-2011 at 03:42 PM
If you're using an ale strain and your temp has been steadily above 60, fermentation of
residual sugars should be finished. That being said, I don't know what kind of byproducts you
will get from addi...
Posted in thread: Have To Brag A Little - 89.9% Brewhouse Efficiency on 12-13-2011 at 03:21 AM
My best eff was 92.6% (~90 minute boil) on my electric keggle herms. Super slow fly sparge,
jaybird keggle false bottom, and a vertical style mlt (vs horizontal coolers) helped me
approach the % ceili...
Posted in thread: Assembled my control panel - element always on on 11-19-2011 at 03:16 AM
I built a PJ box last year and I had the same issue, 40% throttle PID output and 100% element
heating no matter what I did. I swapped in a new 40a ssr (using a 5500w element in HLT and in
BK), and it ...
Posted in thread: Cost Savings in Electric? on 11-16-2011 at 03:26 AM
Hands down....Go electric. It's hassle free, quiet, clean, consistent, and cheap on brew day.
Everybody in my brewclub hates their propane hassle and stress after seeing me punch in my
strike temp and...
Posted in thread: The Brewhemoth - mega picture thread on 11-07-2011 at 08:18 PM
I'm pretty sure they had been using surplus tanks up until the price increase, which is one of
the reasons they could offer them so reasonably in the first place. When they had to go out and
buy new m...
Posted in thread: The Brewhemoth - mega picture thread on 11-07-2011 at 03:47 PM
Triclover + Chiller... Recently up from $589 to $774, I had been keeping an eye on price since
I bought mine ~7 months ago... was hoping to add 2-3 more to my fleet eventually since they
were a solid ...
Posted in thread: Pumpkin ale -- should I add vanilla extract and lactose at bottling? on 10-19-2011 at 06:07 PM
(pumpkin beers tend to be notoriously "boozy" when young).+2 I'm dealing with this right now. I
added 2 vanilla beans after a month in the fermenter, but my Imp Pumking Clone is 9.7% and will
take a w...
Posted in thread: 4 x 5500w herms? on 10-12-2011 at 06:09 PM
Would you actually NEED to run all 4 elements at once?I plan on doing the same thing, all
electric HERMS with 2 4500w elements in the HEX and 2 4500w elements in the Kettle. I plan on
having a SPDT sw...