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Posted in thread: 50 quart aluminum Pot on 07-11-2014 at 09:09 PM
My 30 quart aluminum pots works for my mash tun (I BIAB so it is also my boil kettle) so I
don't see why you can't use your 50 quart. You will have to insulate it somehow so it keeps the
mash the righ...
Posted in thread: Help reading boil wort instructions on 07-11-2014 at 10:41 AM
You don't have to fly sparge for 75 minutes if you don't want. There will be very little
difference in the efficiency if you batch sparge instead and you will save about 2 hours doing
so. When your ma...
Posted in thread: Soak Grains on 07-11-2014 at 10:12 AM
Try it sometime. When you have grains and water, heating the tun to get to mash temp requires
constant vigorous stirring and very good control on your heat source. It's very easy to scorch
the grains ...
Posted in thread: Did I handle this correctly? on 07-11-2014 at 12:33 AM
I did. It did. Watery, warm flat beer to be precise.Good. When it is carbonated and chilled, it
will gain apparent body and won't be warm a flat. I think you have this brewing thing figured
Posted in thread: Sediment on 07-10-2014 at 11:29 PM
Thanks for the info! I will be looking into those sedex caps for sure as I prefer to drink from
the bottle rather than the glass. My lemonade was in the primary for two weeks and the
secondary for one...
Posted in thread: Did I handle this correctly? on 07-10-2014 at 11:26 PM
My thought is that you should have tasted the beer when you took your sample. It should taste
like warm flat beer.
Posted in thread: Fermenting bucket questions on 07-10-2014 at 11:24 PM
The white plastic buckets from Walmart are mostly 5 gallons, HDPE, food grade, and the lids
seal without the gasket. Sometimes in the sporting goods section they have 6.5 gallon HDPE
buckets. You migh...
Posted in thread: Playing w/ Grains on 07-10-2014 at 05:34 PM
You only mash for 20-30 minutes? That's fine for steeping, but I never mash for less than 1
hour. Sometimes longer to get good conversion, as with pilsner malts.Have you ever tried
milling grains fine...
Posted in thread: Fermentation temp question on 07-09-2014 at 11:55 AM
When the yeast are actively fermenting the beer it agitates it sufficiently that there is
little difference in the temperature from the edge to the center. People who have used a
thermowell and a stic...
Posted in thread: Grain crush? on 07-08-2014 at 03:48 PM
So are Corona mills only good for BIAB where a fine crush doesn't matter as much? Or is it
possible to get a good crush for sparging?I was considering this route for the price, but I'm