Last Activity:12-02-2015 3:00 AM
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Posted in thread: Blichmann inaugural brew! on 12-02-2015 at 02:27 AM
That is quite the trip wire you set up there. Hope that was just for the pic and not how you
leave it on brew day. Yikes. The blichmann burner does rock though.
Posted in thread: Weird growth in my 2nd fermentation carboy, what is it? on 12-02-2015 at 01:43 AM
Looks like the beginnings of an infection to me. Are you bottling or kegging?
Posted in thread: Farrrrrrrts? on 12-01-2015 at 04:11 AM
My wife left the bed and slept on the couch the other night because she said I was farting in
my sleep. I slept great. More home brew for me!
Posted in thread: HERMS recirc rate vs sparge rate on 12-01-2015 at 02:51 AM
It must be true, I can imagine with such a constant flow of water that the grains must be
thoroughly soaked of their sugar, have you ever thought about doing a super thin mash (>3qt/lb)
without a spar...
Posted in thread: HERMS recirc rate vs sparge rate on 12-01-2015 at 02:06 AM
I recirc my RIMS at ~1gpm from a 15G Blichmann with false bottom. I used to lauter at 1 qt/min,
but found i got exactly the same efficiency running at 1gpm.
Posted in thread: Workhours comparing. on 11-30-2015 at 05:23 PM
Electrical Engineer here. Average about 45-48 hr/wk including travel time (about 4-5 hours/wk).
During slow weeks I make sure to not work 40 hours and try to leave early on Fridays. However,
I do regu...
Posted in thread: Lagers and pilsners on 11-30-2015 at 02:12 AM
I have to (partially) disagree with some of the previous posts on keeping your OG low. While I
think "bigger is better" is not compatible with lagers, you can still achieve the same
attenuation as an ...
Posted in thread: Lagers and pilsners on 11-29-2015 at 11:35 PM
I was thinking possibly the Vienna route. Is it simply all vienna malt for the malt bill?You
could do 100% vienna. Might even be worthwhile to make yourself a SMaSH vienna to learn the
grain and hops....
Posted in thread: Lagers and pilsners on 11-29-2015 at 11:29 PM
This was my last Marzen recipe and it's very good, although I wouldn't enter it into a
competition because I think it is slightly out of style.1.055G for 11G9.5 lb Pilsner 2 °L9.0 lb
Dark Munich 9 °L1...
Posted in thread: Lagers and pilsners on 11-29-2015 at 11:23 PM
My suggestion is start with an octoberfest. Keep the OG down.^^^This is some of the best lager
recipe advice there is. 1.045-1.055 is really the sweet spot for lagers. Doppelbock is one of
the few exc...