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  • Posted in thread: First BIAB Recipe, Need opinions and help! on 09-30-2016 at 11:03 AM
    Heres my process, any criticism welcome!... It was a bit stressful at times and mistakes were
    made but hopefully it comes out drinkable.- 17L water heated to strike temp of 69C- Grains in
    *Facepalm* v...

  • Posted in thread: Brewing / Fermenting in a stock pot on 09-29-2016 at 10:37 AM
    Not silly, I have been kettle fermenting for a few years and haven't had a problem. In
    addition to the lid, I also seal the kettle with a sheet of plastic secured over the lid and
    wrapped tightly wit...

  • Posted in thread: First BIAB Recipe, Need opinions and help! on 09-29-2016 at 10:25 AM
    Compare your crushed grains to mine.

  • Posted in thread: Dry Hop/ Dip Tube Clogging on 09-25-2016 at 11:56 AM
    I wrap a paint strainer bag around the end of the siphon and hold it in place with a rubber
    band which is all sanitized before I start the siphon. That keeps the hop particles out of my
    bottles. If yo...

  • Posted in thread: Imperial Cream Ale on 09-25-2016 at 11:33 AM
    Gotta say I'm a real fan of the cream ale style, don't mind saying it. It's basically a light
    lager but with a bit more flavour and none of that long lagering / diacetyl rest / 90 minute
    boil nonsense...

  • Posted in thread: Brew doesn't seem to be fermenting much after 48 hours on 09-25-2016 at 11:26 AM
    Useful information, maybe I'll have to fashion up some kind of cooling rig for future batches.
    As for now, though, i don't have a spare bathroom. I'll definitely start checking my gravity
    from now on ...

  • Posted in thread: Plastic Big Mouth Bubbler not sealing on 09-24-2016 at 11:27 AM
    I just started my first real batch yesterday. I opened my fermenting chamber today and there is
    a nice layer of foam so its definitely working. however the top of the bubbler seemed to be
    pushed up a ...

  • Posted in thread: Newbie! Second brew, have a problem on 09-24-2016 at 11:22 AM
    1. To get the beer to carbonate the bottles need to be kept relatively warm. My house is 72F
    while I'm brewing so that is the temp my bottles are stored. Beer needs some time to mature
    (varies dependi...

  • Posted in thread: Effect of wort boiling on ion concentration on 09-24-2016 at 11:12 AM
    You need the ion concentration for the enzymatic reactions in the mash. The mash is over before
    you start the boil so at that point the changes in the ion concentration isn't as critical. You
    should n...

  • Posted in thread: Kettle top up / mash temp question on 09-24-2016 at 11:03 AM
    Yeah it does seem like a lot. I have a converted keg for a boil kettle and a 10 gal gatorade
    MT. I added more into the mash and sparge, 7 gal and 6 gal respectively. That still leaves 2.50
    gal into th...

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