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Posted in thread: Back-to-Back brew cleaning on 02-07-2015 at 01:27 AM
I hose off the inside, especially the element, and then check it with my fingers to make sure
there is no crusty buildup. I don't want to risk scorched wort.
Posted in thread: Immersion chiller with electric boil kettle on 02-05-2015 at 08:04 PM
I just drop my CFC right in at 15 minutes and let it fly. I've done 20-30 brews this way with
the same element with no troubles. She does spit a bit when I drop it in, but I know that so I
can deal wi...
Posted in thread: Efficiency Boost? on 02-05-2015 at 06:46 PM
Constant recirculation improved my mash efficiency by ~10% (72%-82%) for my eBiaB setup. The
ability to mash out had to help as well. I have hit 85% if I crushed the grains fine with my
Corona mill, b...
Posted in thread: Wasted water from RO system on 02-05-2015 at 06:43 PM
I have a private well and septic system, so it just goes back into the ground where it came
from to be used again. :)Watering the grass, garden, trees, and other plants would be the
Posted in thread: Anyone try BRY-97 yet on 02-05-2015 at 01:25 PM
Going to brew 6 gallons of pale ale with an OG of 1.059. Do i need to pitch 1 or 2 packs of
bry-97?You can pitch one packet, but be prepared for a slight (24-48 hour) delay for krausen to
form. I woul...
Posted in thread: What's your best 'fast' brew beer? on 12-23-2014 at 02:08 PM
BierMuncher's Centennial Blonde. Easily G2G in 2-3 weeks and great tasting.
Posted in thread: Kolsch Yeast Fermentation Time on 12-23-2014 at 02:07 PM
Didn't hear if you made a starter or not. For beers fermented cooler you always want to make
large starters. I make a decanted 3 qt starter for 2565 (top 2 or 3 yeast for me). I ferment at
58 for 7-8 ...
Posted in thread: Counterflow vs plate chiller efficiency? on 12-23-2014 at 01:51 PM
I understand that the OP is probably looking for a self-contained chiller, but I have to throw
this out there as an efficiency marker. I have a 100' 3/8" copper coil immersion chiller. My
well water i...
Posted in thread: Kolsch Yeast Fermentation Time on 12-23-2014 at 01:32 PM
This is/was one of my favorite yeasts, especially for cream ales and pseudo lagers. It will
ferment fast and wild above ~68 and will need a blow-off tube (especially if repitched) and
give you some fr...
Posted in thread: Kolsch Yeast Fermentation Time on 12-21-2014 at 03:45 AM
You need a hydrometer to determine whether fermentation is complete or not by taking a couple
measurements a few days apart. Cold water can hold more gas in solution than warm water. The
CO2 that diss...