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Posted in thread: Thoughts on Black IPA recipe on 03-02-2015 at 03:37 PM
I was about 5-10% debitterred black malt and it gave a soft, mild roasted quality and deep
black color without any harshness. That's basically where you are at now and good starting
point IMO. After t...
Posted in thread: Bought Barley Crusher, mad dough balls on 03-02-2015 at 02:56 AM
It took me more than 2 years of brewing to come up with that. You aren't doing too badly.Yes,
you need to rework your efficiency in Beersmith. That's the problem with having your own mill,
Posted in thread: Bought Barley Crusher, mad dough balls on 03-01-2015 at 11:42 PM
I do BIAB and typically pour about 1/4 of the grains in at a time and stir in between. This
time the grains rolled up into nice little hockey pucks
Posted in thread: Bought Barley Crusher, mad dough balls on 03-01-2015 at 09:46 PM
That makes sense. I got decent efficiency before and didn't have any control anyway so I never
took notice of the crush. Although this didn't seem that fine, and I know people go even finer,
Posted in thread: Bought Barley Crusher, mad dough balls on 03-01-2015 at 07:49 PM
Right to the question ... first time using Barley Crusher (left at factory setting, I think
.039") and I got tons of thick dough balls, which has never happened before when using the mill
and pre crus...
Posted in thread: So Effing Close on 03-01-2015 at 02:48 AM
Please don't take this post the wrong way as I'm trying to figure out the best way to fix your
problem. Your enthusiasm and willingness to learn is great; however, I think we, as a whole,
are having a...
Posted in thread: Johnson control won't rise to desired temp on 02-24-2015 at 06:49 PM
If you put 90 degree liquid into the freezer and set it for 65 then yes it will over shoot
since the air in the chest freezer will be much much colder than the wort once the wort hits
the set point. N...
Posted in thread: So Effing Close on 02-24-2015 at 03:23 PM
I thought people keep their starsan solution for months? My bucket of solution has kept under 3
pH for some time now.
Posted in thread: Johnson control won't rise to desired temp on 02-23-2015 at 08:44 PM
Where is your probe, what is the temp of the liquid when you put it in and what is your room
ambient temp?What is differential set to on Johnson controller?Also I would recommend putting
your freezer ...
Posted in thread: So Effing Close on 02-21-2015 at 03:36 PM
McKnuckle has completely covered my concern with high pH with lightly kilned malts. Try going
to your LHBS or local home brew club and ask around about the water, somebody probably has some