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Posted in thread: Household electric problems. Keep blowing the fuse on 07-03-2015 at 11:25 AM
I plugged in the element to the controller then to the pump and then into the outlet WITHOUT
WATER IN THE KETTLE and it was on for a few minutes before the circuit blew. I have an
electricity phobia t...
Posted in thread: Does squeezing or pressing eliminated need for sparging? on 06-29-2015 at 08:59 PM
Tannin extraction requires high pH and temps above ~170F. You will not extract tannins by
pressing on your bag.My vote would be to go full volume mash if you have the space in your
kettle. I'm a sparg...
Posted in thread: Thought's on 06-28-2015 at 03:19 PM
Personally, I think this guy has one of the best deals out there right now. I bought the system
with a 9 gallon kettle and 2 x1500 watt elements for $649. You can upgrade to the 11 gallon
kettle for a...
Posted in thread: Various Impacts on Beer Color on 06-27-2015 at 09:11 PM
Interesting stuff TW. Might have to get a copy of that book. Sounds like a great read.I reckon
the aspects you mention will be subtle if present at all. Perhaps theoretical rather than
detrimental on ...
Posted in thread: First BIAB, low efficiency? on 06-27-2015 at 11:40 AM
So, tonight was my first time doing a BIAB batch with my new equipment. I have an 11 gallong
Bayou Classic kettle with the SS basket which I put my bag in. I was doing an IPA recipe w/ 13
pounds of gr...
Posted in thread: Biab fail! on 06-26-2015 at 12:55 PM
I am somewhat lost with all the volumes and gravities given. But, collecting the proper volume
is critical. If the recipe calls for a final volume of 3 gallons and you are collecting 3.5
gallons your ...
Posted in thread: Biab fail! on 06-26-2015 at 12:34 PM
6. Emptied dunk sparge wort back into BK and started the boil with just over 4 gallons of
volume.Just want to make sure we're all on the same page here, but it sounds like you started
your boil with 4...
Posted in thread: Biab fail! on 06-26-2015 at 10:37 AM
Well, my most recent attempt was improved on a number of levels. Learning as I go:1. Took a
pre-boil gravity reading and it was 1.042, which was my post-boil last time.2. Did an iodine
test and had su...
Posted in thread: Difficulty maintaining a boil? on 06-26-2015 at 10:16 AM
Good to know.So $18 for step bit.$6 per oring/nut. $30~ for element. Then what else would I
need to get, just the power cord for the element?Since you have the Hot Rod you've already got
the element a...
Posted in thread: Cold Break Brewing Microbrew Series Giveaway - Open to All! on 06-25-2015 at 05:51 PM