Last Activity:12-17-2013 4:29 PM
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Posted in thread: Cheap & Easy 10 Gallon Rubbermaid MLT Conversion on 12-18-2013 at 02:06 PM
My local Ace Hardware sells the stainless steel washer individually for a lot less than buying
the whole build-a-bolt package. They were in the stainless hardware drawers.
Posted in thread: Efficiency Mash v. Total on 12-16-2013 at 05:27 PM
I plugged in a recipe last night and got an 83% mash efficiency. This being my first mash
tun/sparge batch, I'd rather assume something like a 75% efficiency out of the mash to be safe.
That was why I...
Posted in thread: Efficiency Mash v. Total on 12-16-2013 at 05:08 PM
Is there a way in Beersmith to set the mash efficiency? I've only found where to change the
Posted in thread: Looking for a "Caramel" Beer on 12-13-2013 at 06:29 PM
Thanks! The simplicity of this recipe appeals to me, especially if it does have that caramel
flavor I'm after.Any opinions on using S-04 yeast?
Posted in thread: Looking for a "Caramel" Beer on 12-13-2013 at 03:52 PM
8 lbs 2 row1 lb crystal 101 lb crystal 60.5 oz glacier 60 minutesWL irish ale yeastYUMMY!If you
are not doing a full mash and boil, up the crystal a little.I wasn't familiar with Glacier
hops, so I Go...
Posted in thread: Does (Crystal 60 +Crystal 20)/2 = Crystal 40? on 12-12-2013 at 05:57 PM
I am trying to figure out a recipe to emphasize a caramel flavor in the finished beer. I had
thought of using something like Crystal 20 and 40. Are these too close, i.e., should I go for
Posted in thread: Mash tun build questions on 12-12-2013 at 05:42 PM
Is silicone caulk considered food grade?
Posted in thread: Looking for a "Caramel" Beer on 12-12-2013 at 03:14 PM
Did you ever come up with a recipe you liked better?
Posted in thread: Screen vs. Braid Question re Filtering on 12-11-2013 at 05:11 PM
The list sounds good, only I do not stir the mash before draining the first runnings....I
figured it is already mixed up from when I doughed in.Thanks!Adding to your idea, I could also
make the argume...
Posted in thread: Screen vs. Braid Question re Filtering on 12-11-2013 at 03:21 PM
Thanks all, and sorry if I got some of the terminology wrong.The grain bed provides the
filtering with both batch sparging and fly sparging. The braid or screen simply hold back the
grains (or looked ...