Last Activity:05-24-2016 2:41 AM
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Posted in thread: Julius BIAB Clone on 05-24-2016 at 02:40 AM
Nothing really changes with BIAB over AG. The process is different, and adjusting the recipe
for a different (probably lower) mash efficiency.To get from 5.5 gal to 2.5 gal just multiply
Posted in thread: WLP008 Slow Fermentation? on 05-24-2016 at 01:20 AM
It can take awhile to get really going again after going down that low. I would raise it up to
72F and let it clean up. You'll be in great shape with no esters and a great brew.So I noticed
it was at ...
Posted in thread: Squeezing the Bag on 05-23-2016 at 10:31 PM
I spend a few minutes squeezing and get roughly 0.06-0.08 lb/gal absorption.
Posted in thread: WLP008 Slow Fermentation? on 05-23-2016 at 08:12 PM
I'm fermenting an orange blonde ale with WLP008 right now, 5 gal, OG ~1.050, no starter. There
was a snafu with my ferm chamber which dropped the beer down to 45F for about 24 hours a couple
Posted in thread: Freezing hop pellets? on 05-18-2016 at 04:42 PM
Yep freeze them! I store them in mason jars unless they came in a resealable bag. I do not
vacuum seal but probably should.
Posted in thread: kettle size for 3 gallon batches on 05-17-2016 at 10:44 PM
I assume you are going to mash in your boil kettle? I'm thinking 7 gal would be sufficient.
However, I'd recommend going larger in case you want to brew bigger batches.As a data point, I
brew 5.5gal b...
Posted in thread: Starter or no starter for 2.5g batches? on 05-16-2016 at 11:00 PM
For 2.5gal at moderate OG I don't think a starter is required in terms of cell count. Yes a
starter is nice so the yeast are ready to go, but with the additional hassle and cost I
wouldn't even bother...
Posted in thread: Mosaic Honey Wheat on 05-16-2016 at 10:23 PM
I think it depends on your system. I've seen recipes where brewers said they didn't use rice
hulls in wheat beers, and they were fine. But my system gets stuck when I don't, so I will
always use them ...
Posted in thread: Added to my hop collection... what to brew? on 05-16-2016 at 10:20 PM
I recently bought 4+ lbs of pellet hops from Yakima Valley (roughly 1/2 the price of the LHBS).
Some typical hops, some random ones that looked fun. Any suggestions what what to brew with
these? I'm a...
Posted in thread: My first ""big beer" BIAB was a miss on 05-13-2016 at 08:19 PM
Curious what most people use for a grain absorption rate?Depends on your technique. I squeeze
the bag, no sparge. If I squeeze very hard my grain absorption is 0.04-0.06 gal/lb of grain.