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Posted in thread: Mash pH with stouts/porters on 05-07-2015 at 05:50 PM
We set our hot liquor at a ph of 5.8. We then check it during the mash and it's usually between
5.0 and 5.4. If we use dark malt then we set it at 6.0 before the mash to end up in the same
Posted in thread: Pilsner Malt - Max % Without 90 Min Boil on 05-07-2015 at 05:46 PM
I believe the only malt that might require a 90 minute boil would be Moravian malt. I think
it's still not as modified as other pilsner malts unless things have changed in the last few
Posted in thread: Best Brewery Tour you've done on 03-17-2015 at 05:12 PM
Last April a friend and I did a Euro Beer Tour. Eleven cities in four countries. Our favorite
tours were Cantillon and Pilsner Urquell. As previously mentioned, at Pilsner Urquell you tour
Posted in thread: Going to try a new dry hopping technique on 03-13-2015 at 05:46 PM
I use glass marbles to weigh the bag down, what are the ping pong balls for?I usually use hop
cones and once they get wet they sink so the ping pong balls lets them stay near the top so you
can just r...
Posted in thread: Denver/Boulder/Fort Collins Vacation Stops on 03-13-2015 at 01:53 PM
Glad to see Equinox was finally mentioned. What a great place but they close at 8:00 so don't
do what I did and get there at 7:55! It's walking distance from the "pedestrian area" and
Coopersmiths. I ...
Posted in thread: Just moved to St Louis on 03-13-2015 at 01:45 PM
Welcome to St. Louis, or Wentzville! I concur that Exit 6 is highly worthy. Jeff makes some
awesome beers and serves other micros from the region. I live in Illinois so I travel a bit to
get great bee...
Posted in thread: Going to try a new dry hopping technique on 03-13-2015 at 01:27 PM
I'm assuming they are beer-pong approved balls!Dual purpose balls! It's always good to re use
items when possible!:mug:There seems to be no affect to the balls or the beer. Personally I
would use new ...
Posted in thread: What did I just brew? on 03-11-2015 at 07:32 PM
Bud Light Bock? Sounds like a good lawn mower beer. Come on Summer!
Posted in thread: Persistently low efficiency! even with fly sparging on 03-11-2015 at 07:22 PM
Why does mash time affect efficiency? I know mash time affects fermentability but what is time
doing for the efficiency? making the carbs more soluble?The longer you mash the more starch is
Posted in thread: Persistently low efficiency! even with fly sparging on 03-11-2015 at 04:03 PM
The things that affect efficiency are malt crush, mash temp, mash time, alkalinity (ph) and
sparge temps and time. Your mash times could be a little short if your crush is too large. If
you can't chan...