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  • Posted in thread: Water Volumes on 09-02-2015 at 12:47 AM
    Probably boil off rate. You are not boiling off as much as the program assumes you are. Could
    be due to either boil kettle dimensions or just not boiling hard enough. If you are happy with
    how your be...

  • Posted in thread: Do I really need a sparge arm? on 09-01-2015 at 01:32 AM
    I use a silicon hose with a lot of small holes in it and rest it in the water/grain bed. I
    still keep about an inch or so of water above the grain bed and it works great for me.
    Consistently hit about...

  • Posted in thread: Hitting Post Boil Gravity on 09-01-2015 at 01:27 AM
    Are you correcting for temperature when your taking your measurements? If you are taking
    pre-boil measurements at 170 and taking post boil measurements after you have cooled down your
    wort to 80 it co...

  • Posted in thread: Scaling recipes to account for volume AND efficiency on 09-01-2015 at 01:19 AM
    I do pretty much exactly what you described in the first post. Now, how much of a difference
    does it make when you are talking small differences in efficiency I'm not sure. I'm guessing
    minor techniqu...

  • Posted in thread: Do you skim the hotbreak in your Kettle on 08-30-2015 at 10:20 PM
    I'll wait for my hot break before I add any hops. I will skim any foam off from the hot break
    but won't after I add hops. I don't want to take out any hops while I'm skimming.

  • Posted in thread: gravity calculator problem on 08-30-2015 at 09:08 PM
    It shouldn't. It's assuming that you will be boiling off more water during your boil. Same
    amount of grains, same final volume, same OG. If you sparge with more water you will need to
    boil off more to...

  • Posted in thread: Using a smaller false bottom (diameter) in larger kettle? on 08-30-2015 at 08:54 PM
    I would be careful about how fast you sparge. The larger surface area you have the more spread
    out the grains will be and the slower the water will flow through each square inch. If you have
    a smaller...

  • Posted in thread: Primitive/Improvised Methods Beer on 02-22-2015 at 12:04 AM
    One way to get more exact with your strike water is to use boiling water and ice water. Having
    an exact temperature of your water will help. 1 part ice water (32 degrees) to 2.5 parts
    boiling water (2...

  • Posted in thread: Not hitting all grain FG goals on 01-25-2015 at 11:50 PM
    How are you measuring your FG? A refractometer can be used for OG, but not for FG. You will
    need to use a hydrometer to measure your FG.

  • Posted in thread: Huge Efficiency Jump - Questions on 12-01-2014 at 01:07 AM
    Do you have any information on the points per gallon of the Great Western malts? I ask because
    if Breiss 2- row gives 37 points per gallon, the Great Western may have a different higher
    percentage of ...

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