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Posted in thread: New mash tun on 03-02-2014 at 03:57 AM
I am definitely going to switch to batch sparging with the new tun. It will be my first
experience with batch sparging, but I feel comfortable it will go well with all of the great
info here on HBT. S...
Posted in thread: New mash tun on 03-01-2014 at 08:06 PM
Just finished the build on the new mash tun and thought I would post a picture. Having access
to ss fittings from work saved some money for sure. I also purchased the stainless bulk head
fitting from ...
Posted in thread: New mash tun on 02-25-2014 at 03:00 PM
I was leaning towards moving to a batch sparge, I had the same concern about the shape. I am
brewing two batches on March 8, I am going to reproduce a Hefe at 1.052 SG and an II IPA at
1.080 SG I did ...
Posted in thread: New mash tun on 02-24-2014 at 01:45 PM
Good point on the nooks and crannies being an issue. I am going to build my manifold and give
it a try on my next bew day in a few weeks. If it is annoying, or the efficiency seems off, I
will just ge...
Posted in thread: New mash tun on 02-23-2014 at 06:11 PM
Hi all,I am preparing to upgrade my mash tun from a 10 gal orange rubber made cooler with a
false bottom in order to accomodate more grain/water to make bigger beers. I usually shoot for
11 gallons in...
Posted in thread: Wyeast 3711 French Saison on 11-25-2013 at 01:17 PM
I have made three Saison batches using the 3711 with the basic recipe below, with only a few
tweaks by batch 3 (no pepper, Citra hops instead of Sorachi Ace). All three batches were great,
and very si...
Posted in thread: would this make a good 475 gallon fermenter?? on 09-12-2013 at 03:16 PM
This is a stainless vessel used to store and ship industrial chemicals of all types. My company
uses these exact totes to ship and store our products.Unless you know it is brand new, I would
not use i...
Posted in thread: IPA hop combinations on 01-03-2013 at 09:50 PM
I have been experimenting with various hop additions and combinations for an IPA over the last
year. My favorite combination is Citra and Simcoe in relatively large amounts, late in the
boil, and in d...
Posted in thread: Cottage House Saison on 12-14-2012 at 12:33 PM
I actually used regualr 2 row in my brew rather than the Pilsner, I did not mention that in the
last post. I have only used Pilsner malt in small amounts, and typically use American 2 row for
my base ...
Posted in thread: Cottage House Saison on 12-10-2012 at 12:40 PM
Thanks for the reply, I am going to give it some more time before kegging. That taste was
excellent, I can't wait to get it on tap.