Last Activity:11-03-2013 6:51 PM
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Posted in thread: Direct Fired Mash / Sparge? on 05-13-2013 at 07:27 PM
Using the full volume of water will affect your grain:water ratio. If memory serves, mashing
thin will produce a higher attenuating wortYes you're correct, according to Palmer:he
grist/water ratio is ...
Posted in thread: Direct Fired Mash / Sparge? on 05-10-2013 at 07:06 PM
Yes you can do this, it's called no sparge brewing. Your efficiency will suffer quite a bit,
from what I've heard it'll be 50%-60%. If this isn't a issue for you, simply buy more grain.A
sparge is a r...
Posted in thread: Mouthfeel – Confused – What the heck is going on? on 03-06-2013 at 06:26 PM
Perhaps giving a more detailed account of your mashing process would expose more potential
problems. You held the mash temp at 152 for the 60 minutes -how long did it take to transfer to
the kettle? D...
Posted in thread: Monster Krausen! on 01-09-2013 at 06:50 PM
I wasnt aware of this...why is this?Starters are used to develop more cells. Dry yeast has
enough cells already - they only need to be 'woken up' by putting in some warm water. Search
for some informa...
Posted in thread: Monster Krausen! on 01-09-2013 at 01:03 AM
You normally don't need to make a starter for dried yeast. You can put it in warm water to
check viability if your concerned.
Posted in thread: In Search of Dormshine on 01-09-2013 at 01:00 AM
Just a warning - apfelwein smells like ass when fermenting. Your dorm (not just your room) will
likely smell like it. Your better off just ordering a prehopped beer kit that only requires
mixing with ...
Posted in thread: Fermenting 6 gallons in a 14 gallon conical, O2 issues? on 11-05-2012 at 08:46 PM
There shouldn't be an issue. CO2 is heavier than air, so there is effectively a blanket of CO2
on the surface of the wort. There's also enough CO2 produced to purge the vessel over the
course of ferme...
Posted in thread: Bayou Classic SP10 - not worth buying on 09-28-2012 at 05:30 AM
Two things:There must be something wrong with your burner - I used to boil with the SP10 in 30
mins from 70F.I believe the blichmann is just a stainless version of the SQ14. The SQ14 might
Posted in thread: Volume levels of kegs on 09-25-2012 at 06:13 AM
Yeah there's too much variation for that information to be standard
Posted in thread: Yet another Brew stand build.. on 09-24-2012 at 09:01 PM
Its all 1/2 inch hoses and fittings..Sorry, I misspoke - what are the lengths of your hoses?
I'm trying to minimize heat loss and am trying to figure out how much to order.