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Posted in thread: Add salts to Mash & Sparge water? on 04-14-2013 at 09:38 PM
Thank you very much for the reply. I am new to brewing water chemistry and still trying to wrap
my head around it. It seems from what Cluckk is suggesting, you can acidify the mash to hit
certain pH t...
Posted in thread: Add salts to Mash & Sparge water? on 04-11-2013 at 06:59 PM
Martin,I read somewhere where A.J. suggested adding the calculated salt additions for both mash
and sparge water altogether when you mash in. In brunwater, the additions for mash and sparge
Posted in thread: New Kettle on 02-26-2013 at 03:51 AM
Thank you all for the inputs. Spike: Are you saying that the probe will not be in contact with
the boiling wort?
Posted in thread: New Kettle on 02-25-2013 at 04:23 AM
Hi Guys, I am considering to buy a new SS boil kettle. I do mostly 5 gallon batches but would
like to be able to do 10 gallon batches as well. My question is if I go with the 15 gallon
Posted in thread: Coldwater 420 - Special Pale Ale on 11-01-2012 at 02:13 AM
I was being told that Sweetwater uses Wyeast 1098 for all their beers.
Posted in thread: Filling Headspace - Mash Tun on 09-27-2012 at 07:14 PM
ekjohns and krovitz, You both are using 5gal cooler, correct? I just built a custom heat
reflective jacket for it. So, I will let you guys know.
Posted in thread: Filling Headspace - Mash Tun on 09-27-2012 at 07:03 PM
He has a thermometer with 4" probe installed so it should be taking the reading right in the
middle of the mash where the temperature should be most stable. The mash should be colder
around the side o...
Posted in thread: Filling Headspace - Mash Tun on 09-27-2012 at 05:39 PM
Just to be clear, you were losing 4-5'/hour even with the lid filled with Greatstuff and foam
pads placed inside the tun? I have a thermometer and ball valve installed on my cooler so that
could also ...
Posted in thread: Filling Headspace - Mash Tun on 09-27-2012 at 05:23 AM
I read about drilling and spraying some foam in the lid but am concerned that the foam will not
expand and dry leaving behind a gooey mess like many had warned. I did cut and make a foam pad,
I cut it...
Posted in thread: Filling Headspace - Mash Tun on 09-27-2012 at 04:19 AM
ekjohns,When you rest your pad on top of the mash, did you manage to cut your heat loss? I have
a 5 gallon rubbermaid cooler tun and I am losing heat like crazy, 7-8 degrees in an hour. I
even double ...