Last Activity:04-05-2008 12:31 AM
Posted in thread: California (un)common - slow fermentation on 03-31-2008 at 04:41 AM
I've just re-read th others' posts... great discussion. And I guess I assumed you have CO2...
Posted in thread: California (un)common - slow fermentation on 03-31-2008 at 04:36 AM
Here's a thought about stirrin' up that yeast without oxygenating the beer... Couldn't ya just
hook up a wand or a tube to your CO2 tank (like post-boil oxygenation except without the O2)
and give a l...
Posted in thread: Fly sparge: Importance of maintaining temp? on 03-29-2008 at 05:46 AM
FWIW, I sparge with 180 deg H20. Because of my system it hits the mash (usually 10 gallon
batches) at 172. The temp going into the boiler is about 165. It all depends on the mash-out,
which is key to ...
Posted in thread: Forbidden to brew… on 03-29-2008 at 05:28 AM
There are times when the thought of beer is as good as beer itself. Cheers, and many warm
thoughts to ya, and to your folks. -p
Posted in thread: copper manifold on 11-22-2007 at 04:11 AM
Soldering is easy! GO for it! The only thing I'd add here is that I made mine such that the
manifold is in a ring shape and wraps arount the bottom of the keg about an inch from the
side-walls. I ran ...
Posted in thread: MLT Keg Conversion on 09-28-2007 at 05:51 PM
A keg is the way to go. I converted fifteen years ago because I wanted to step mash and have
never regretted it. You'll have so much more versatility in your temperature control. You'll be
able to mas...
Posted in thread: Simple efficiency tips? on 09-27-2007 at 07:29 AM
loneoak wrote: "I am not yet in the habit of actually calculating the efficiency."Why do you
think your efficiency is low, then. I'm just curious as to your numbers. And what do you mean
Posted in thread: Fly Sparging Question on 09-17-2007 at 05:48 AM
No, It's not twice as long for me, and I'm not sure why this works but with a ten gallon batch
I open the valve a bit more and keep more of a layer of H2O on top of the grain bed, about two
inches. I ...
Posted in thread: Importance of mash water volume on 09-15-2007 at 05:41 PM
So, I did this experiment this summer... I brewed 10 gallons of IPA using my own well water
(which I always do) which is great water. Then I brewed 10 gal of the exact same recipe, same
process, same ...
Posted in thread: clarifying/ tannin aid question on 09-14-2007 at 06:39 AM
OOps, just re-read. You recirculated. You may be seeing protien coagulents from th boil. Again,
no worries, just cool your fermenter and wait...