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Posted in thread: cheap all grain brewing system? on 01-14-2014 at 09:19 PM
I'd say that the absolute cheapest way is to go BIAB. You can get a bag for right around $10.
If you already have a bottling bucket, you can buy another bucket, drill a bunch of holes in
the bottom, s...
Posted in thread: Scaling up on 04-28-2013 at 06:16 AM
Here's what I do:[*]plug the original recipe into a calulator (Brewer's Friend is free)[*]make
note of all of the values (% of fermentables, ibu, etc..)[*]change the quatity and match noted
Posted in thread: First Partial Mash: Any suggestions? on 04-15-2013 at 06:57 PM
You should be just fine with a 30 qt for partial mash. You just need to buy a bag for the
grains. The recipe as you have it now will work just fine. As you progress, start using more
grain and less ex...
Posted in thread: First Partial Mash: Any suggestions? on 04-14-2013 at 02:23 AM
What size kettle do you have? I wasn't suggesting all grain; I merely meant that you should
incorporate less extract and more grain. You're right partial mash is a great way to bridge the
gap between ...
Posted in thread: Considering my own recipe from scratch materials on 04-14-2013 at 02:18 AM
Right on. I suppose I may have misinterpreted something that I've previously read on HBT.
Unmalted wheat, however, has a diastatic power of zero, correct?
Posted in thread: Considering my own recipe from scratch materials on 04-13-2013 at 04:14 PM
Three pounds of extract in a 5 gallon batch will give you a specific gravity of 1.025. That's
not very high.Additionally, I don't think you can mash the wheat by itself. You would have to
mash that wi...
Posted in thread: First Partial Mash: Any suggestions? on 04-13-2013 at 03:43 PM
Are you doing BIAB? My advice would be to use as much grain as you can easily fit in your pot
and make up the rest of the gravity with extract. Also, I would go with a few specialty grains
Posted in thread: BiaB possible for a 2.5gal batch ? on 04-12-2013 at 06:48 PM
Cut the recipe in half, and increase the hop amounts to match the IBU of the original recipe.
Posted in thread: First BIAB, question about using a 5 GAL kettle? on 04-12-2013 at 05:31 PM
I'm in the same situation as you, OP. Here's what I do:For 2.5 gallon batches, I do full boil.
Aim for about 3.5 gallons at the start of the boil. This is pretty straight forward.For 5
gallon batches ...
Posted in thread: Water Chemistry Help on 04-12-2013 at 05:16 PM
With that range of variation, it would be difficult to brew very consistently. I would speak
with someone at the water company and find out how common it is for the water quality to vary
like they ind...