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  • Posted in thread: Corn Cobs instead of Rice Hulls? on 11-26-2015 at 05:24 AM
    Big Ed, November, I use a Braumeister and don't have many problems except for Weiss and Wit
    beers using oats and/or wheat malt. Even then, can work around by removing the top sieve and
    stirring a coup...

  • Posted in thread: Corn Cobs instead of Rice Hulls? on 11-25-2015 at 06:29 AM
    Thanks for the quick responses guys. Good advice to test a batch. Actually when I managed to
    get some rice hulls once I washed them thoroughly first as they had a most terrible aroma.
    (This was on adv...

  • Posted in thread: Corn Cobs instead of Rice Hulls? on 11-24-2015 at 09:47 AM
    Can one use roughly ground corn cobs instead of rice hulls to loosen the mash? We do not grow
    rice in this country and importing it is costly (like bringing in a container of bubblewrap!).
    Corn grows ...

  • Posted in thread: Upscaling 1 gal recipes on 01-29-2014 at 02:29 PM
    Thanks Jon, I will do a test. When reading your reply I saw at the bottom of the page some
    other links to this question and the jury is out! There is some mention of hopping ratios
    needing some tweaki...

  • Posted in thread: Upscaling 1 gal recipes on 01-28-2014 at 11:18 AM
    I read somewhere that very small recipes need adjusting when upscaling, i.e. from 1gal to
    12gal. Something to do with the hop or malt ratios. Any input on this? I have a 12gal setup and
    want to do 1ga...

  • Posted in thread: How long beer lasts in a keg? on 11-24-2013 at 10:30 AM
    I have the same 'going on holiday' issue and want to know if I can low carb an ale and leave it
    in the fridge at this low pressure and dial it up when I get back after a month, or is it not
    that simpl...

  • Posted in thread: Add Water After boil? on 11-21-2013 at 12:44 PM
    Thanks Oceantendency, good idea. Will give it a bash

  • Posted in thread: Safale US-05 on 11-21-2013 at 12:39 PM
    I'm smiling as I just had the identical experience (posted somewhere on this thread a few days
    ago). First time with US 05, quick-cooled wort to around your temperature, aerated the **** out
    of it and...

  • Posted in thread: Add Water After boil? on 11-20-2013 at 08:59 PM
    Great feedback, thanks guys. Never heard of Fermcap-S. Definitely going to get me some. Also,
    thanks for the heads up re hop utilization.It just seemed logical that less water yields higher

  • Posted in thread: Safale US-05 on 11-19-2013 at 01:47 PM
    I think you should get that beer somewhere cooler. At 74 degrees it is likely to become an
    explosive fermentation and leave you with fusel alcohol and off flavors. Put it in a tub of
    cold water and us...