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Posted in thread: HERMS with Cooler MLT? on 03-02-2012 at 01:21 PM
I built a HERMS using a cooler MLT to recirculate through the HLT, but it turned out as you
said, very little temp drop over the mash time. It ended up working very nicely for hands off
Posted in thread: yeast starter temperature on 03-01-2012 at 10:40 PM
As long as it's done fermenting, either way should be fine. Better to go with the fermentation
temp of the brew you're doing, but let it down slow.
Posted in thread: Water quality on 03-01-2012 at 10:37 PM
Still not enough info, I'd say. Try asking specifically for Calcium, Magnesium, Sulfate,
Carbonate and bicarbonate. These are typical minerals that they should know.
Posted in thread: help with a smash on 03-01-2012 at 10:33 PM
Could the same taste be from too hot of a fermentation? I know all the ones that got away from
me ended up tasting the same. If you can get it a bit cooler, maybe in the low 60s, a
pilsen/saaz smash s...
Posted in thread: Mash Efficiency/brewhouse Eff. on 02-29-2012 at 03:28 PM
The honey will add about 7 points to the 5.5gal post-boil. Is that post-boil measured with the
honey or without? and what was your pre-boil volume? I'm guessing that's a typo. With the honey
Posted in thread: Brewing water question on 02-28-2012 at 10:36 PM
Calcium, Magnesium, Chloride, Chlorine or chloramine (assume this is already there), Sodium
(already stated), Sulfate, Carbonate and bicarbonate is a good start. Then you can enter these
into Bru'N Wa...
Posted in thread: saving the yeast cake on 02-27-2012 at 08:52 PM
Wash it first, then store it is what I'd do. Make a starter and it should be good to go.
Posted in thread: step up from bottle conditioned beers on 02-27-2012 at 04:13 PM
Method looks good, though I would start with a smaller amount of wort on the first step, maybe
250ml plus the bottle dregs volume (could use a higher OG starter here since you'll be diluting
Posted in thread: Why all grain? on 02-27-2012 at 04:02 PM
Have you considered batch sparging? No need for a sparge arm. Just sayin'.I'd second that and
add that even if you want to fly sparge, a wide ID silicone tube sitting on the top of the
grain bed works...
Posted in thread: Besides initial cost and equipment storage, why does anyone partial? on 02-24-2012 at 04:17 PM
I occasionally do a partial mash in a small 4 gal cooler with stainless braid, and full boil on
the stove if it's cold outside and I'm feeling lazy. It works well for half batch AG as well,
and you do...