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  • Posted in thread: WTF? Mash Eff 93.9% but Brewhouse Eff 57% on 07-22-2014 at 10:43 AM
    To piggy back on bill's post bill, higher efficiency doesn't mean better beer. Consistency in
    your process from batch to batch will lead to better beer. Mash efficiency only indicates how
    much your ba...

  • Posted in thread: What the hell did I do to deserve this head? on 07-22-2014 at 09:22 AM
    You have one of two things going on. Either your beer wasn't completely fermented out or you
    got a wild yeast infection. You need to take a hydrometer reading and then a second one 2 or 3
    days later t...

  • Posted in thread: Secondary Fermentation on 07-21-2014 at 11:07 PM
    I left a brown ale in the primary for 9 weeks and I liked how it came out. Another brewer
    claimed that his beer he left in the primary for 8 months was just fine. I don't think there is
    a real limit o...

  • Posted in thread: New, larger kettle for biab. A few questions I couldn't find answers to on 07-21-2014 at 07:29 PM
    Any negatives to doing this? You can get same efficiencies from the grain if the water to grain
    ratio is lower during the mash?I've come super close to the top of my 10 gallon kettle on some
    larger be...

  • Posted in thread: Dumbest way to try to make a starter on 07-21-2014 at 10:15 AM
    The purpose of boiling the water is to pasteurize it. Put your water in another pan, boil it,
    add DME, pour it into the flask. Alternatively is to put the water and DME in the flask and use
    the mircow...

  • Posted in thread: Speed Brew - Thoughts? on 07-20-2014 at 11:57 AM
    You have 2 choices, you can make fast beer or you can make good beer. You choose.

  • Posted in thread: My beer comes out way too bitter on 07-20-2014 at 11:41 AM
    Hi Yooper, thanks again for your help :). I have done some reading about hops and how to use
    them in a brew and I thought the last half hour you add aroma hops, and first part of the boil
    you add bitt...

  • Posted in thread: poor bottle sanitation? on 07-20-2014 at 11:39 AM
    Again, it is hard to see but I suspect pectin haze from boiling the puree. You want to
    pasteurize the fruit puree, not make jam from it so limit your temperature to about 160 for the
    10 minutes instea...

  • Posted in thread: What craft brew are you drinking on 07-19-2014 at 11:44 PM
    Scotch ale from Madison River Brewing. Served too cold, flavorless, low in alcohol. My English
    mild has more flavor and alcohol at 4%.

  • Posted in thread: My cat did a bad thing on 07-19-2014 at 10:28 AM
    Aren't you luck you have a cat for a pet instead of a horse?:D

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