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  • Posted in thread: How important is mash temperature, *really*? on 02-05-2016 at 01:32 AM
    YFor kicks, I tested the mash from above, rather than the stream out of the spigot. What I
    found is that the mash was 148F. I expected there to be some stratification and the heat would
    mostly be abso...

  • Posted in thread: How to make AMAZING IPA on 02-05-2016 at 01:17 AM
    Two more questions I was curious about:1) what were everyone's experiences using different hops
    for 60 min bittering?(Not ctz/Columbus, but ones like chinook, ahtanum, fuggles?)2) experiences
    scaling ...

  • Posted in thread: What to do with the trub/sludge post-boil on 01-12-2016 at 01:43 AM
    If so, I thought the purpose of fast chilling after boil was to precipitate proteins, so that
    they wouldn't make it into the fermentor, and this would seem to be at ends with
    thatUltraHighABVI persona...

  • Posted in thread: Hop stranding around kettle during boil - leave it or push it back into the boil? on 01-07-2016 at 02:04 AM
    Scrape them down into the boil. Any hops that aren't in your boil are hops that aren't adding
    anything to your beer.

  • Posted in thread: Water volume on 01-06-2016 at 01:35 AM
    I would mash with a thicker mash, maybe down to 1.15 qts/lb and then sparge until you hit your
    pre-boil volume as Yooper described.

  • Posted in thread: Best Way To Boil on 01-06-2016 at 01:30 AM
    Garage brewer all the way.

  • Posted in thread: Counter-Flow Chiller (OVER-CHILL) on 01-02-2016 at 11:41 PM
    This brew I'm using WY 1318. My concern with this and many other yeast strains is that if it
    takes a few hours to warm up some (yeast, that is) may start to fall out before fermentation
    even get start...

  • Posted in thread: Left over hops on 12-28-2015 at 02:43 AM
    I do it all the time. Works great!

  • Posted in thread: Wheat wine AND Over Attenuation on 12-22-2015 at 01:43 AM
    I would not drop it back down. Your hot alcohol flavors will mellow as the yeast cleans up the
    beer. I would give it at least 4 weeks in primary and then if the hot flavors are still there
    (likely wil...

  • Posted in thread: Uggg. Cold crash sucked up my sanitizer on 11-22-2015 at 11:57 PM
    1 piece air locks will not pull in the liquid that is in them if filled up to the proper line.
    I will leave a blowoff tube in until its time to cold crash just for ease but then I will
    always put on a...