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Posted in thread: Scorched my mash or how to heat your MLT? on 02-24-2011 at 09:01 PM
I did some stirring, but not constantly. Do I need to recirculate if I'm going to heat the mash
in the MLT or will constant stirring do the trick?
Posted in thread: Scorched my mash or how to heat your MLT? on 02-24-2011 at 08:55 PM
Last session I tried a step mash with my direct fire MLT for the first time. My "false" bottom
is a frying pan splatter screen with some copper fittings drilled into the center and connected
to the ou...
Posted in thread: Can I save my starter I didn't use? on 06-07-2010 at 12:44 AM
I made a starter yesterday from some washed yeast I had and kept it in a growler overnight,
shaking it wheneve I walked past. I had some equioment manfunci0ns today and never got around
to using it. C...
Posted in thread: 1st AG - Techniques for measuring liquids? on 03-23-2009 at 05:05 PM
So assuming a sight glass is out, I'm on the right track. I just need to find a more suitable
vessel to transfer the hot H2O from the HLT to the MLT. Graduations on my spoon/paddle is a
great idea als...
Posted in thread: 1st AG - Techniques for measuring liquids? on 03-23-2009 at 04:30 PM
So I finally took the plunge this weekend and did my first AG batch. It mostly went well, I
made all of the gravities I expected to, was a few degrees low on my mash temp by the end of
the rest, but o...
Posted in thread: Low Original Gravity Problems on 02-03-2009 at 10:35 PM
I have been having the exact same problem. I steep my specialty grains in about 3 gal of water
for 45 min at 150 deg. then add DME for boil. Once chilled I top off with preboiled water.My
Posted in thread: Northern Brewer Mash/Boil screen on 01-30-2009 at 05:51 PM
Thanks for the input. I would be using it for my 10 gal round cooler MLT. So it would probably
need to be a little more sturdy than if it was in my boil kettle. I'm trying to figure out if
others use ...
Posted in thread: Northern Brewer Mash/Boil screen on 01-30-2009 at 04:33 AM
Does anyone have any experience using the NB mash/boil screen instead of the SS braid setup?
NORTHERN BREWER: Weldless FittingsI realize I could build one myself for less $$ but this seems
like a real...
Posted in thread: Yeast Washing Illustrated on 01-22-2009 at 05:44 PM
Great thread, thanks for all the info. I washed the yeast from a pale ale last week end,
followed the steps and what do you know...it turned out just as described. Now I have four
batches of yeast beg...
Posted in thread: Yeast Washing Illustrated on 01-13-2009 at 11:42 PM
Sorry if this has been answerd earlier, but I couldn't find it... so here it goes.Is is better
to wash the yeast left over from my primary fermentor, or from my cold conditioned secondary?
Or does it ...