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Posted in thread: Homebrewing cost effectiveness on 07-03-2013 at 08:02 PM
I've probably spent close to $300 in brewing gear and over half of that was due to the grain
mill and wort chiller that I bought new. Everything else was a cheap purchase from craigslist
or was free f...
Posted in thread: How hot is too hot for bottle conditioning. on 06-28-2013 at 10:13 PM
I normally leave my bottles in milk crates in a closet but this weekend it'll be over a 100. So
I took them all out and transferred to a few ice chests and made a swamp cooler out of it. I'd
Posted in thread: Swamp cooler temperature questions on 06-20-2013 at 04:30 PM
I have an American pale ale which has been fermenting in a 6 gallon bucket inside a Homz tub
acting as a swamp cooler. It's the first time I've done this. In the past I would just leave
the bucket alo...
Posted in thread: BIAB temperature control on 05-20-2013 at 10:43 PM
I'm actually just using unfiltered tapwater from the kitchen sinkI did think about using some
pH stabilizer. But reading some threads, some were suggesting it was more trouble than it was
Posted in thread: BIAB temperature control on 05-20-2013 at 10:00 PM
It's the astringency. The last but one BIAB was a hoegardden type effort. It was posted on this
site. I felt a lot of care was taken throughout except when this mashout occurred. 3 weeks
Posted in thread: BIAB temperature control on 05-20-2013 at 09:38 PM
LLBeanJ. The problem I'm having is getting the temperature to 170 with the grain in place. 164
with no grain and then rest for an hour to 154 is no issue. As soon as I stir or if I don't
stir enough o...
Posted in thread: BIAB temperature control on 05-20-2013 at 08:52 PM
Thanks all and especially LLBeanJ for the clarificationYes keeping an even mash in temp of 154
or thereabouts for an hour isn't the issue. With covered towels, it really doesn't drop at
allIt is this ...
Posted in thread: BIAB temperature control on 05-20-2013 at 06:01 PM
I've done 3 BIAB 5 gallon batches now indoors on the stoveI can get to 164 and mash in for 60
min at 154 quite easilyBut my problem is with the mash out at 170I normally use my thermapen (5
Posted in thread: Double crushing grains on 03-28-2013 at 02:41 PM
Bought a cereal killer grain mill some time ago but will use it later this weekRead that it's
worth changing the setting to around 0.036I've done thatIs it still worth double crushing the
grains for B...
Posted in thread: First BIAB wit is a little sour on 03-27-2013 at 07:35 PM
I have a steamer one inch from the bottom to rest the bag against so it shouldn't burnLooking
to do another batch tomorrow so will take more care this timeWill set aside the batch for a
while longer a...