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  • Posted in thread: Stout Tanks and Kettles brew rig (photos) on 04-05-2015 at 05:07 AM
    I have a "tippy" setup on my MLT. I tip it slightly to get the wort out. In a 30 gal batch
    about 1 gallon is left unless i pour into a bucket that can not be pumped. Not sure if the
    bottom outlet woul...

  • Posted in thread: How do I calculate the propane I need for a brewing session? on 03-17-2015 at 02:31 PM
    We do one barrel brews and it takes two full propane tanks for the brew session, one for the BK
    and One for the HLT. We can use the HLT maybe for another half Brew session. We get our tanks
    refilled u...

  • Posted in thread: Debating secondary fermentation on 03-17-2015 at 02:22 PM
    We used to Secondary, but one time I was away on a trip and the brew was left in the primary
    (ale) for a month on the trub. I thought it would be "lost" but we could not tell much
    difference so we did...

  • Posted in thread: Stout Brew Kettles on 03-13-2015 at 02:18 PM
    I have 4 Stout Kettles and two conicals and they have been work horses for me. I have two
    blickmans as well (retired) becuase they leak. I think that the leaking Stout was a bad one. I
    do know know if...

  • Posted in thread: Designing a HERMS System on 03-08-2015 at 06:33 AM
    If you have a good false bottom and make the Mash a little wet, you will not normally have a
    "stuck" mash unless you have some oatmeal or other gummy adjunts. If you are doing that, add
    rice hulls. If...

  • Posted in thread: Diluting with water to lower FG on 03-08-2015 at 06:20 AM
    I like a little water with a wee Scotch but not with beer :tank:!

  • Posted in thread: What temperature for wort? on 03-08-2015 at 06:11 AM
    I would go with the 150 to 154 range for Partial Mash.

  • Posted in thread: HBU Question on 03-08-2015 at 06:06 AM
    Also, m LHBS guys say that the first bittering hops do not much matter, you can use almost any
    AA% as long as you add the correct amout to get the bitterness HBUs.That being said, I am a
    "purist" and ...

  • Posted in thread: HBU Question on 03-08-2015 at 06:02 AM
    To calculate HBU's (homebrew bitterness units) multiply the AA% by ounces. For example if your
    hops are 5.0% AA then you need 6.8/5.0 = 1.36 oz for your recipe. That is for 5 gallons!

  • Posted in thread: Second fermentation..... When? on 03-08-2015 at 06:01 AM
    Secondary is for secondaries! Be a Prime!


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