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Posted in thread: How many gallons of homebrew in 2010? on 10-17-2010 at 11:39 PM
27,391+ 5 gallons of AHS' AG clone of Real Ale Fireman's #4, brewed on 7/21= 27,396
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Awesome! Thanks, Forrest!
Posted in thread: evaluating conversion efficiency on 08-03-2010 at 08:43 PM
IMO you can't accurately measure efficiency (and troubleshoot problems) until you are
accurately measuring volume, temperatures, and gravities.Yeah, but the gravity of my first
runnings was 1.059 (and...
Posted in thread: Yeast Starters on 08-03-2010 at 08:00 PM
I used liquid yeasts without starters for a while and didn't have any problems. But if you
believe Mr. Malty, neither vials of liquid yeast nor smack packs have enough viable cells in
them for a 5-gal...
Posted in thread: evaluating conversion efficiency on 08-03-2010 at 07:13 PM
You're only losing 1/2 gallon of water to grain absorbtion with 10lbs of grain? How are you
measuring volume?Extremely poorly.I've got an electric HLT made from a 10-gallon Rubbermaid
cooler that has ...
Posted in thread: evaluating conversion efficiency on 08-03-2010 at 06:12 AM
I had my friend in a chemistry lab test the pH of the filtered water I was using to brew with:
it's got a pH of ~8.2. So I already add CaCl (1 tsp per 5 gallons) to the brew water.I don't
know the mas...
Posted in thread: evaluating conversion efficiency on 08-02-2010 at 10:32 PM
Eek. That's a fair bit more involved than I want to mess with. Guess I'll just live with the
low conversion for now. Thanks for all the help, though.
Posted in thread: evaluating conversion efficiency on 08-01-2010 at 02:02 AM
I would not buy 5.2. Get pH test strips or meter instead.And then if the pH is off, do what?
Posted in thread: evaluating conversion efficiency on 08-01-2010 at 01:22 AM
I don't really have much control over the grind, but I can pick up some Five Star 5.2 for my
next mash and see how that goes.Also, I'll have my thermometer checked; it could very well be
Posted in thread: evaluating conversion efficiency on 07-31-2010 at 09:16 PM
Anybody have much experience dealing with efficiency problems in the conversion, not the
lauter?Thanks to Kaiser's Troubleshooting Brewhouse Efficiency, I think the source of my ~65%