Last Activity:11-27-2013 9:00 PM
Posted in thread: Burton Ale yeast, vigorous and warm fermentation, what to expect? on 09-30-2013 at 09:01 PM
I brewed an 11 Gallon batch of what will be my Christmas ale on saturday.OG was 1.075. I made a
3L starter with White Labs Burton Ale (wlp023). Used a step mash with a relatively long step at
Posted in thread: Stirring the mash on 09-28-2013 at 03:32 PM
So, to follow up on this thread, I am mashing right now, and I took some advice from this
thread. I am keeping my HLT within 10 degrees of my target mash temp, and stepping the HLT temp
up at the same...
Posted in thread: Stirring the mash on 09-27-2013 at 06:17 PM
This article seems to suggest that you should be precisely controlling the HLT temp and
constantly pumping the wort through in a HERMS system. That means that you are controlling the
wrong component w...
Posted in thread: Stirring the mash on 09-27-2013 at 06:14 PM
...Do you have a controller that monitors the temp of the HLT where the HERMS coil is? My
understanding of HERMS is that you should maintain that liquid in the HLT at a constant temp (I
am not sure wh...
Posted in thread: Stirring the mash on 09-27-2013 at 02:34 PM
Hi All,I've been brewing for a few years now, but I upgraded my rig a while back to a 3-tier
HERMS setup, and so far I've only put a few brews through it. I'm still learning the AG
process, and I have...
Posted in thread: Recipe Advice needed: Brett Quadrupel on 12-18-2012 at 09:34 PM
Wyeast says 12% for Brett B:Wyeast 5112and 12% for Brett LWyeast 5526I personally thought they
could survive in higher ABV than that, but if even those numbers are optimistic, sounds like
10% is a rea...
Posted in thread: Recipe Advice needed: Brett Quadrupel on 12-18-2012 at 03:24 AM
Thanks for all of the responses guys. Definitely not breaking my hopes on anything here, I'm
just brainstorming trying to get a recipe that will work. The community has vastly more
experience than I d...
Posted in thread: Recipe Advice needed: Brett Quadrupel on 12-16-2012 at 03:49 AM
One other question - When i run the recipe above through the mash volume calculator at I come
up with a required mash tun volume of 14.56 gallons. I have a 15 gallon mash tun, and I'll
batch sparge ...
Posted in thread: Recipe Advice needed: Brett Quadrupel on 12-16-2012 at 03:37 AM
I've been brewing extract and partial mash style beer for a few years now, and recently decided
to step it up by moving to All grain. I purchased a 10 gallon setup from a fellow HBT'er and
I'd like to...
Posted in thread: 10-Gal Brew System (Shenandoah Valley, VA) on 12-13-2012 at 11:37 PM
This is coming home with me!