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Posted in thread: How long to boil on 03-31-2011 at 06:42 PM
I've also heard that, but worry about the boil rate that can sometimes be an unforeseen and
hard to control variable. With upping the boil of say a beer that I normally boil for 60
minutes, I would ch...
Posted in thread: How long to boil on 03-30-2011 at 09:28 PM
I've boiled like that before. It will not change the hop flavor because if you don't hop before
you started that long boil no alpha acids will be isomerized.
Posted in thread: Best way to fix missed mash temp. on 03-14-2011 at 07:52 PM
I crush pretty finely, a 1.5 on the Barley Crusher at my LHBS. I do all the crushing myself, so
no LHBS issue there. My water chemistry has been the same, I started using my local tap water
and had th...
Posted in thread: Best way to fix missed mash temp. on 03-14-2011 at 07:27 PM
Best way to preheat a cooler? Throw in some hot water?Isn't a cooler mash not going to get full
conversion out of the grain? Say for instance if I missed completely and had a mash at 148 the
Posted in thread: Best way to fix missed mash temp. on 03-14-2011 at 07:20 PM
I've been noticing lately the efficiency of my saccharification rest has been going down, with
noticeable drops in starting gravity, even after boil. I had been checking the temp of the
mash, and chec...
Posted in thread: Question about long primaries in a 5 Gallon Carboy on 03-14-2011 at 07:11 PM
Yeah, I'm not thrilled about plastic either, but I have a few now due to economic constraints.
Wouldn't it be nice if Mexico made carboys again??Hey, there's nothing wrong with a better
Posted in thread: ID Braided PVC Tubing on 03-07-2011 at 08:21 PM
Ya I've heard its hard to find silicone tubing locally, and its easier to just buy it online,
but does anyone know a specialty store that might have it locally?
Posted in thread: ID Braided PVC Tubing on 03-07-2011 at 06:33 AM
I've read that the regular vinyl tubing only has a temperature threshold of 150 degrees, and
thus isn't the best for a mash tun or HLT? I'm not sure since I've been thinking this same
thing and wonder...
Posted in thread: Sparging questions on 02-09-2011 at 08:48 PM
Ya I was working with beersmith and attempting to alter the mash structure to suit exactly how
I mash, and I've had some luck, but of course I'll have to work a little while longer.
Posted in thread: Sparging questions on 02-09-2011 at 08:29 PM
Actually, I'm brewing right now, this recipe. And instead of pulling our usual ~7.4 gal
basically filling to the top of the boil kettle, we pulled probably ~6.5-6.75 gal. I assume
this is due to a dif...