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Posted in thread: American Sour Beer – Book! on 07-30-2014 at 09:00 PM
I know a lot of homebrewers and I read much more than most. I've been through Tonsmeire's book
twice and spent hours more rereading and referencing. This book is rich with information,
Posted in thread: What to upgrade next? on 07-30-2014 at 03:01 PM
The answer to the question is, always: Look hard at your results and ask yourself "what is it
about my beer that I really most need or want to improve?" Then determine how a little money
spent might h...
Posted in thread: 2 Mashes for one large batch???? on 07-24-2014 at 07:26 PM
Just convert and rinse, controlling the volume of runnings. Yes, that's the way I did it.
Converted in two vessels, a simple bucket and the mash tun, then consecutively sparged the two
mashes in the t...
Posted in thread: 2 Mashes for one large batch???? on 07-24-2014 at 04:42 PM
I've split a mash between my cooler mash tun and a bucket with good results. Batch sparged the
mash in the tun, emptied it, dumped the kettle mash in the tun, batch sparged it, all set. If
Posted in thread: What's you favorite Belgian dry yeast? on 07-23-2014 at 05:10 PM
I have had good results with T-58, but my favorite Belgian dry yeast is Belle Saison.
Posted in thread: New Danstar Belle Saison Dry Yeast? on 07-17-2014 at 04:37 PM
I'm also curious about this, but seems I read somewhere that it is good for higher abv%'s. Most
saisons are session beers anyway (saison is French for "session), with lower abv beers.Sent
from my iPho...
Posted in thread: Gumballhead clone on 07-14-2014 at 07:32 PM
I learned a while back that I wasn't losing only a degree or two in my ten gallon mash tun
during a 60 minute mash, as I had previously thought. My mistake came from the fact that I was
taking the mas...
Posted in thread: Brewing Competition Ethics on 07-11-2014 at 01:41 PM
It's a winning strategy, usually.
Posted in thread: Grain crush? on 07-08-2014 at 04:32 PM
So are Corona mills only good for BIAB where a fine crush doesn't matter as much? Or is it
possible to get a good crush for sparging?I was considering this route for the price, but I'm
not BIAB.My Cor...
Posted in thread: Grain crush? on 07-08-2014 at 01:38 PM
I'm using a Cereal Killer mill now, and love it, but I used a Corona for over a year (hand
cranked) and I was able to get a very good, consistent crush. If I were doing BIAB today I'd
have no reluctan...