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  • Posted in thread: First Brew day (BIAB) on 09-04-2015 at 03:12 PM
    I was stirring about every 15 minutes on a 60 min mash. Maybe stir more often and mash for 75
    minutes.I only stir the grains to add them to the bag that is submerged in the water already
    and I get 80%...

  • Posted in thread: Rice Hulls on 09-04-2015 at 11:51 AM
    Have you thought about using a fine mesh bag (paint strainer bag) for this batch. Pumpkin puree
    is easy to use with one of them because of the larger filter area (the whole bag is a filter)
    and if the...

  • Posted in thread: First Brew day (BIAB) on 09-04-2015 at 11:44 AM
    Thanks all.. I plan on using the food processor on the remaining 20lbs of pre crushed i have
    for the next one. I have beersmith, just need to get in there and double check equipment
    etc.Now might be t...

  • Posted in thread: Citra, my God citra on 09-04-2015 at 11:40 AM
    Ok, so my interest is making hoppy beers just now. Previous thread details my inability to get
    any hop flavour out of Amarillo.Still a total noob but I am getting really bitter notes, along
    with some ...

  • Posted in thread: Low ABV ... whyyyyy on 09-04-2015 at 11:22 AM
    Only problem is my pathetic electric stove takes FOREVER to get up to boil (even splitting the
    wort into two pots and putting each on one burner). Takes long enough to heat up hot sparge
    water to boil...

  • Posted in thread: fermentation temps/bsmt vs ferment chamber on 09-04-2015 at 01:11 AM
    Thanks for the info RM-MN, so do you think I'd be smart to go with a shallow water/ice bath for
    the first 2-3 days then remove to mid-60's storage room for the remainder of fermentation?I
    think that w...

  • Posted in thread: Bit of a conundrum on 09-03-2015 at 03:22 PM
    Call the next couple nearest LHBS and ask if they stock base malts in bulk bags and what the
    cost for a bag would be. That might let you know if you want to do business with them and if it
    would be wo...

  • Posted in thread: "calm" fermenting yeast? on 09-03-2015 at 03:12 PM
    The temperature at which you ferment can have a big effect on how calm or violent the ferment
    becomes. I've come to expect a very slow bubbling from the airlock with temperatures in the low

  • Posted in thread: fermentation temps/bsmt vs ferment chamber on 09-03-2015 at 03:09 PM
    The activity of the yeast during the active part of the ferment can raise the temperature of
    the beer. Your basement is at a pretty decent temperature for the ferment but the beer might
    not be unless ...

  • Posted in thread: Multiplying dry yeast cell count by making starter on 09-03-2015 at 03:03 PM
    I've been looking at pressure canners too, but haven't come up with a good enough excuse to buy
    one yet. I do keep a dozen or so yeasts (from previous starters) in the fridge, and yup, some
    are over a...

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