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Posted in thread: Show Us Your Label on 08-29-2012 at 10:36 PM
Posted in thread: Bad efficiency and too clear lautering on 08-28-2012 at 07:36 PM
Keep in mind that consistant efficiency is more important that high efficiency. You are still
in the process of dialing in your equipment and process. While 60% efficiency would probably be
Posted in thread: Bad efficiency and too clear lautering on 08-28-2012 at 03:41 PM
I brewed my second AG beer last week. This time I did calculate my efficiency and overall it
was about only 60%.After reading on a few topics I now know I could improve my efficiency if I
crush the gr...
Posted in thread: Mash temp, times, body, ABV issues on 08-18-2012 at 04:43 PM
So, typically, if I want a full body beer with a high ABV the best way to go is adding lots of
malt to compensate for the lower conversion of starches into sugars (due to the weaker effect
of the Beta...
Posted in thread: Mash temp, times, body, ABV issues on 08-18-2012 at 04:39 PM
If you want the full body and high ABV the most consistent way is to up the grain bill to meet
the needs of OG, downfall is you may run out of tun room before you hit it.I have heard of
others doing h...
Posted in thread: Mash temp, times, body, ABV issues on 08-18-2012 at 04:04 PM
I have a pretty good knowledge about mashing temperatures and its effects. As most people I
guess, I pick bits (and chunks) of info from these forums, other sites and books. However, I
havenŽt found t...
Posted in thread: Too good lautering? on 08-12-2012 at 02:47 PM
Nah. Crushing them too much generally hurts wort clarity and can result in stuck sparges.
UNDERcrushing can result in low efficiency and WON'T hurt clarity - and you were well short of
the 1.070 mark....
Posted in thread: Too good lautering? on 08-12-2012 at 08:02 AM
Sounds like you were fine, but you should calculate your brewhouse efficiency so that you can
hit a lot closer to your target OG next time. Being off by that much OG isn't necessarily a
sign your doin...
Posted in thread: Too good lautering? on 08-12-2012 at 07:40 AM
missing way too much information... grain bill, temp, time, sparge method/time, grain bed
thickness, so on....Right. IŽll have to convert from metric data to pounds, gallons and F
degrees, otherwise i...
Posted in thread: Too good lautering? on 08-12-2012 at 07:38 AM
Not the cause of WHAT? Was there an actual problem or is this just one of those so-called
"humble brags"?When I say that I got "some" gravity, I mean that lack of grain crushing was not
the cause of a...