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Posted in thread: Friendly advice is killing my move to all-grain (advice on setup please)! on 06-03-2015 at 01:30 PM
Gosh, a lot of people are sure willing to spend you money. I'd start simple. Buy a paint
strainer bag. Do a 2 1/2 gallon batch in the pot you already have. Chill it like you would your
extract batch o...
Posted in thread: Beersmith Guestinmations on 05-31-2015 at 03:33 PM
It seems as though your biggest issue is most probably with your estimate of volume. As Hex23
has indicated above, there are many ways to get a good measurement of the volume both pre-boil
Posted in thread: Beersmith Guestinmations on 05-30-2015 at 09:08 PM
When you are looking at issues of efficiency, specific gravity readings mean nothing without
knowing the volumes involved. You can come out 5 points low, but with a greater volume and
reach the same m...
Posted in thread: Beersmith Guestinmations on 05-30-2015 at 07:45 PM
It is a mass balance of the extracted materials using the specific gravity as points over 1.000
(water) and the volumes. Basically, the formula is (specific gravity - 1.000)*1000 * volumeWhen
Posted in thread: Beersmith Guestinmations on 05-30-2015 at 03:18 PM
Something is not quite correct in your measurements -- either volume or gravity. From your mash
you have collected 28 litres at 59 points gives you 1652 gravity points. Post boil, you have
Posted in thread: Help with Scotch Ale on 05-29-2015 at 11:07 PM
I'd call these "American Scotch Ales" as Scottish brewers neither used smoked malts nor
caramelised the wort. What they did do, though, was using a fair deal of invert sugars and
brewers' caramel. Clo...
Posted in thread: Help with Scotch Ale on 05-29-2015 at 06:30 PM
It may be that some of the malts way back had some smoke character to them. I do know that,
from the bottles I received from a friend who was going to school in Edinburgh, that those with
a smoke flav...
Posted in thread: Help with Scotch Ale on 05-29-2015 at 04:00 PM
Beechwood or Peat smoked would probably be a bit more in line with tradition.What tradition?
Greg Noonan and other reports of the recipes from Scotland do not have any smoked malts in them
at all. The...
Posted in thread: Mandarina Bavaria on 05-29-2015 at 01:30 PM
This is my full hop schedule for the Mandarin Breeze APA based upon a 10 liter batch size. You
can basically double it for a 5.5 gal batch and it is pretty much spot on. I used just enough
Apollo at 6...
Posted in thread: Help with Scotch Ale on 05-29-2015 at 11:59 AM
Scotch Ales are one of my favorites. I've made them both ways: with the side reduction and
'carmelization' and without. IMHO, there is nothing that beats the side reduction. You may be
able to get clo...