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Posted in thread: Avangard Pilsner Malt on 02-04-2014 at 02:27 PM
Good job digging up the malt analysis sheet.I finally got to taste a sample 100% Avangard
Pilsener beer, a Munich Helles. It'll be carbed up later this week. It's got a delicate bread
character that t...
Posted in thread: Avangard Pilsner Malt on 01-08-2014 at 01:15 PM
Haven't tasted the beer yet, but I also noticed good efficiency with Avangard. My Munich Helles
is going to be closer to 6% than I wanted it to be. Got 85% efficiency compared to the 80% I
Posted in thread: Avangard Pilsner Malt on 12-28-2013 at 06:59 PM
I picked up 20 lb to use in a Munich Helles next week. I'm going straight Avangard Pils malt,
so I should be able to get a good idea of its character.I can tell you tasting it next to
normal pilsner m...
Posted in thread: Help with fermentation chamber build on 04-16-2013 at 12:50 AM
Thanks everyone for the help. I've got the reptile tape and reflectix tape on two sankes in my
freezer and the controllers holding it at 55. The ambient temp is 38 and they seem to be
holding up. Succ...
Posted in thread: Help with fermentation chamber build on 03-29-2013 at 05:23 PM
I picked up large chest freezer off Craigslist for $75 bucks. I was looking for an upright
about the size that it is so that I don't have to lift the 1/2 barrel sankes that I use to
ferment in and out...
Posted in thread: Improvising modest temp control on a sanke fermentor on 01-02-2013 at 01:32 PM
Thanks for the feedback. I put the fermenter in a breezy, damp corner of my cellar that,
surprising to me, has an ambient temp of 59 degrees. With 7-8 degrees of fermentation
temperature increase, tha...
Posted in thread: Improvising modest temp control on a sanke fermentor on 12-28-2012 at 10:44 PM
I'm brewing a Cream Ale on Sunday and would like to use some basic temp control to keep my
fermentation temp around 64 degrees. I've been fortunate to have a cellar that keeps a very
convenient 65 deg...
Posted in thread: Total alkalinity question on 09-25-2012 at 02:22 PM
After treating the municipal water with campden to treat the chloramine, I diluted it with 50%
distilled water to make the alkalinity a little more manageable. With the 50/50 solution, I
ended up addi...
Posted in thread: Total alkalinity question on 09-23-2012 at 01:15 PM
Thanks. I'm going to give those calculators a shot.
Posted in thread: Total alkalinity question on 09-22-2012 at 10:28 PM
I'm trying to adjust my brewing water seriously for the first time. I'm following Palmer's Hoe
to Brew and using the nomographs to figure out how to get it where I need to get it. I have my