Last Activity:11-27-2008 6:39 PM
Posted in thread: opinions on star-san's pH stabilizer? on 04-16-2008 at 01:21 AM
OK guys, I have a question regarding the theory of "its the mash and not the water." I
understand that the grain lowers the pH of the mash, but what happens when you start to
sparge?I batch sparge, so...
Posted in thread: Kolsch Yeast? on 04-16-2008 at 01:08 AM
I second the fact that Koelsch yeasts are messy and stink like hell. To date the only time I've
ever had a blowout was using Koelsch yeast. Granted that back then I was fermenting in my
Posted in thread: Why didn't someone tell me sooner on 04-16-2008 at 12:55 AM
So here's the story...I've been brewing for about 4 years now, and from the start I've been
trying to get that grain/barley flavor in my beer. It's a subtle flavor that can be found in
almost every co...
Posted in thread: AG system redesign- looking for inputs on 04-06-2008 at 04:22 PM
I decided to skip the 3 tier setup and start out with a single tier HERMS system. I can't say
whether or not it improved my efficiency, but definitely slowed me down for the first two
Posted in thread: Hop absorption & possible reuse? on 03-17-2008 at 12:49 AM
After brewing a 10 gallon batch this afternoon I realized that whole leaf hops absorb a lot of
wort...3 quarts in my case. I used 6 oz of plugs to brew this beer, which is not my normal
method, but my...
Posted in thread: Anyone know where the Promash people are? on 03-11-2008 at 09:16 PM
Thanks for the update. I will gladly wait for it since I loved the trial version. Now that I
know what's happening I feel like an ass for expecting a quick turnaround.-Matt
Posted in thread: Anyone know where the Promash people are? on 03-11-2008 at 07:27 PM
I ordered the software on 3/8, and I have not been contacted or emailed. I tried calling them
for the last 2 days and all I get is a message saying "please call back at a later time."Are
they out of b...
Posted in thread: Temp Herms Set-up on 02-03-2008 at 03:51 AM
I made my first all grain batch last weekend using a setup very similar to yours. I can confirm
that you are unlikely to get get full pump flow through the grain bed, unless you are really
moving the ...
Posted in thread: Bulkhead on 12-03-2007 at 10:55 PM
Morebeer is in CA, and they offer free shipping on orders over $60. -Matt
Posted in thread: CFC only getting wort down to 95 on 09-27-2007 at 07:06 PM
I would recommend using a low flow through the pre-chiller and CFC. This gives the water more
contact time with both the ice bath and the hot wort in your CFC.I don't have a CFC, but I do
use a pre-ch...