Last Activity:11-16-2013 8:24 AM
Posted in thread: Sparge plate? on 11-11-2013 at 09:33 PM
I use the plastic lid from an old fermenting bucket with a bunch of holes drilled in it. Works
great. If you spare slow enough there is no need but every now and again my pump valve gets
away from me....
Posted in thread: Building a mash tun for 10gal of OG1.100+ beers on 01-21-2013 at 03:02 PM
I used a Dremel for mine and it took ages to cut all the slots but works great. Instead of SS
braid I used a short piece of silicone tubing. Also Palmer would recommend not cutting slots in
the two en...
Posted in thread: Fly Sparging and Hitting Boil Gravity (New AG Brewer) on 12-28-2012 at 04:44 PM
I prepare an extra 1/2 gallon just to be safe and just quit sparging when I hit my pre boil
volume. You can always pick up a 10 gallon igloo HLT and slowly dump it into the mash tun also.
Posted in thread: Yeast starter... on 12-23-2012 at 02:16 PM
Put foil on top and leave it in fridge , I've used starters after one week without
problems.Good thing is that you will be able to decant liquid from top of starter, and also
yeast will have enough ti...
Posted in thread: Dual Stage Fermentation Chamber getting too hot on 12-23-2012 at 02:14 PM
I bubble wrap my temp probe to the outside also and have noticed the same thing, air
significantly hotter than beer. I use a fermometer on my car boys and beer stays where I want.
Overly hot surroundi...
Posted in thread: Yeast Harvesting after Gelatin? on 12-17-2012 at 11:01 PM
I just finished the d rest and cold crashed on a classic American pilsner and the sample I took
to check for diacetyl and gravity was fairly clear but not crystal as I was hoping. No I am not
Posted in thread: Second Batch Red Ale on 12-13-2012 at 02:15 AM
I only use secondary for long aging, or if yeast harvesting a dry hop beer. Also unless you
have the wrong volume it is almost impossible to miss the SG by very much. Although some
variation is expect...
Posted in thread: cooling wort on 10-06-2012 at 03:22 PM
Obviously there is a higher chance of infection but also because there will not be any cold
break beer will most likely be quite hazy
Posted in thread: Recirculation techniques on 09-09-2012 at 05:24 AM
Put a ball valve on the output of your pump and recirc for 10 minutes at the end of mash. Or
use your immersion chiller as a herms setup and recirc the entire mash time. Never had a stuck
mash with th...
Posted in thread: Sparge water question on 05-14-2012 at 11:26 AM
I have been reading Gordon Strongs book and just realized I may have been making a mistake and
was hoping for some clarification. He states your sparge water needs to be pH 5.5 very clearly.
He also r...