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  • Started with a Mr. Beer kit. After the second brew, I made a change to the third kit. After that, I designed my own recipes. Did three partial mashes, then graduated to all-grain BIAB. I do 2.5 to 3 gallon batches because I enjoy brewing more often and really don't drink more than one beer a day. I enjoy the variety available and being able to pair up the night's drink with the meal.
  • Sea Spray Summer Ale
  • Sonni's Opus Oktoberfest, Sea Spray Summer Ale, Tangerine Surprise IPA
  • Christmas Porter, Scottish Heavy, Twist of Honey Brown, Sweet Gale English IPA, Pretty Little Ditty Scotch Ale, Sonni's Opus Oktoberfest, Longvu Cranberry Ale, Tangerine Surprise IPA, Mandarin Breeze APA, Margarita Visions APA, Wild Mahogany American Brown, Munich Dunkel, Intel Inside Bock, Kiwi Mango iFruity Wit, Dark Mahogany ESB, Northern English Brown, Mild,
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  • Posted in thread: Yee Yee Wee Heavy (Jasper's Wee Olde Lizzie Scotch Ale)) on 04-15-2014 at 12:49 PM
    Brewed up a Wee Heavy similar to yours, brewed it on 11/29/13, transferred to secondary
    12/21/13, and just bottled it this last weekend 4/12/14; I actually have no plans on touching
    it until at least ...

  • Posted in thread: Yee Yee Wee Heavy (Jasper's Wee Olde Lizzie Scotch Ale)) on 04-14-2014 at 08:54 PM
    AG BIAB with a DME addition to up the OG. The grains account for an OG of about 1.078 and the
    DME add gets it up to 1.088. 10 liter batch. The picture is of my recipe brewed in November
    2013. I repeat...

  • Posted in thread: Yee Yee Wee Heavy (Jasper's Wee Olde Lizzie Scotch Ale)) on 04-14-2014 at 12:12 PM
    After allowing it to condition at warm temperatures, put it in the refrigerator for another
    couple of weeks. It makes a world of difference.

  • Posted in thread: Yee Yee Wee Heavy (Jasper's Wee Olde Lizzie Scotch Ale)) on 04-13-2014 at 11:41 PM
    How long did you let it carb for? I find that my Scotch Ale takes at least 3 weeks in warm
    temperatures (70F+) before it begins to carb. Four weeks is about right for a good amount of
    carb and a fairl...

  • Posted in thread: BIAB trub loss on 04-09-2014 at 06:29 PM
    It's a pretty fine screen. Just looking at it I'd say it's about a 200 mesh, which puts the
    opening at around 75 microns. I should have added that I create a whirlpool after chilling and
    allow the pot...

  • Posted in thread: BIAB trub loss on 04-09-2014 at 01:43 PM
    I screen the wort going into the fermentor and leave about a quart behind in the pot along with
    most of the cold break proteins and hop particles. My trub loss in the fermentor is around a
    half a quar...

  • Posted in thread: Negatives of BIAB? on 04-09-2014 at 01:40 PM
    By doing this are you hitting your OG targets? is your finished product sweet? The reason I ask
    is that assuming your mash temp of water/grist is in low 150s where both beta and alpha amylase
    are acti...

  • Posted in thread: Beersmith 2 recipe modification on 04-01-2014 at 12:34 AM
    Schierstein is correct that the efficiency number on the design tab is the brewhouse
    efficiency. If you click over to the mash tab, you will get the actual calculated mash
    efficiency.I would recommend...

  • Posted in thread: So who's brewing this weekend? on 03-28-2014 at 12:58 PM
    Doing a second batch of Sea Spray Summer Ale at the request of SWMBO on Sunday.

  • Posted in thread: Beer smith and setup on 03-28-2014 at 12:56 PM
    Mash tun weight is the weight of the empty mash tun. In order to figure out the temperature the
    water needs to be at, the software needs the thermal mass of the equipment. It uses this along
    with the ...