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  • Posted in thread: Grainfather!! on 03-12-2016 at 01:31 PM
    Sorry if this was already covered. I've noticed using the Grainfather website volume calculator
    that as the grain bill increases the gap between the strike and sparge volumes increases. Does
    it in the...

  • Posted in thread: Grainfather!! on 03-04-2016 at 01:38 AM
    This is why I want to calibrate the STC. I figured at my 360' elevation the boiling pt is ~212,
    here with interpolation its closer to 211.2, and yet the STC will begin a boil around 212
    (good) but the...

  • Posted in thread: Grainfather!! on 03-04-2016 at 01:23 AM
    Which safety spring are you referring to?The one inside the ball valve.... The spring-loaded
    ball bearing that keep you from acidentally spraying the ceiling with wort if you turn the pump
    on without ...

  • Posted in thread: Treehouse Brewing Julius Clone on 03-03-2016 at 03:01 AM
    In simple terms, proteins, tannins, and yeast come in contact with polyphenols, humulinones,
    raw AA%, ect.. during dry hopping. These compounds bind with suspended yeast and form a haze,
    similar to ch...

  • Posted in thread: Grainfather!! on 03-02-2016 at 01:19 AM
    To echo what others have said, it's not necessary to slow the flow of wort just because some is
    going down the overflow pipe, the overflow pipe exists because a portion of the recirculation
    is intende...

  • Posted in thread: Homebrew Supply Keg System Giveaway on 03-02-2016 at 01:12 AM
    In for Belgian Pale Ale

  • Posted in thread: Not so hoppy dry hopping on 02-23-2016 at 04:04 AM
    As others have said, dial in your water profile and pH and mess around more with the amounts
    and temps of whirlpool additions, it's not usual for me to have several temp additions during
    whirlpool. Le...

  • Posted in thread: Grainfather!! on 02-23-2016 at 03:45 AM
    Whirlpooling and letting it sit for 10min or so before beginning chilling/pumping will leave
    most of the hop and trub materials in a central cone and you won't have as many clog issues..
    Removing the ...

  • Posted in thread: What do you hate about hydrometers? on 02-23-2016 at 03:41 AM
    I hate most everything about them, I have several including the large ranged ones and I haven't
    used any of them for several years. Refractometer works for me for initial gravities - I don't
    check fin...

  • Posted in thread: Local Home Brew Stores: Where do you buy your inventory from? on 01-16-2016 at 11:19 PM
    I think almost all get their supplies from one of the big national wholesalers... LD Carlson,
    BSG, etc....