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  • Posted in thread: Trying to get more beer out of my wort and less trubhops! on 03-26-2014 at 04:38 PM
    188641Yes, I do have more than one kettle, I also have a B/C 44 qt that I'm using as a waste
    basket for fabric scraps in the shop, I'm a kettleaholic :)Like puppies, if I see one at a good
    price, I ca...

  • Posted in thread: Trying to get more beer out of my wort and less trubhops! on 03-26-2014 at 01:50 PM
    I'm a little unorthodox, I chill or sometimes "no chill" in the kettle, then pitch yeast
    directly to the kettle, seal the kettle and ferment 7-12 days, then keg and let that condition
    at cellar temps ...

  • Posted in thread: Marking my plastic mash paddle on 03-18-2014 at 12:41 PM
    I bought this ruler from Home Depot for $8.49. It is really easy to clean and sanitize and it
    is dead accurate. I put together a spreadsheet with volume for hot and cool liquid every
    5mm.The formula f...

  • Posted in thread: 15 gallon kettle - What to buy? on 02-18-2014 at 01:55 PM
    I recently upgraded my brewery. I use a Bayou Classic 62 quart stainless pot with turkey
    basket. I had one weld added. The pot cost $143.48 with free shipping using Amazon Prime and
    the weld cost $40 ...

  • Posted in thread: My Plan to Hit OG Every Time on 02-07-2014 at 02:34 AM
    Thanks for the feedback. I ended up hitting the preboil gravity I wanted but neglected to take
    into account the dead space in my pot which caused a slightly low OG. I brewed a very low IBU
    lambic and ...

  • Posted in thread: My Plan to Hit OG Every Time on 01-30-2014 at 11:58 PM
    If you do that then you will dilute the liquor and change your gravity. It's a balancing game;
    adding water to get to your volume will affect your gravity. Sent from my iPhone using Home
    BrewMy thinki...

  • Posted in thread: biab bags. paint strainer vs adventures in homebrew? on 01-30-2014 at 12:53 AM
    That is a good point. I had my Mom sew up a custom bag which fit my pot perfectly. The result
    was the mash was not constricted at all which made for easy and effective stirring. It drains
    great too.

  • Posted in thread: My Plan to Hit OG Every Time on 01-30-2014 at 12:49 AM
    I would assume that you won't significantly improve efficiency with the sparge/rinse step. You
    can adjust your OG by adding less water (or boiling off more water) or by adding some DME based
    on your p...

  • Posted in thread: My Plan to Hit OG Every Time on 01-30-2014 at 12:45 AM
    sounds good except your sparge may not give you sugars in the same proportional way that you
    are thinking. It may take more than a your proposed half gallon to make up for those gravity
    points.You mig...

  • Posted in thread: biab bags. paint strainer vs adventures in homebrew? on 01-29-2014 at 12:42 AM
    The Adventures bag is a little coarse and the paint strainer bag is a little small. Ideally,
    you would have a bag made from voile material but either of your current options will work
    without too much...

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