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Posted in thread: This is how big your Mash Tun needs to be on 11-21-2013 at 03:45 AM
I was inspired by that image and catalyzed by its absence, so i made this google spreadsheet.
Posted in thread: Weevils in Grain, response from AustinHomeBrew on 11-20-2013 at 08:08 PM
exactly what are you considering a Weevil ? I have had a big problem with Pantry moths for some
time that I have suspected I brought in with my grain.Indianmeal Moths? those things are
terrible. I had...
Posted in thread: Another Mash tun Size question? on 11-20-2013 at 08:00 PM
Myself, I always add about a gallon or more of water, that is a little hotter than my starting
water strike temp, then close the lid of my MT for a couple of minutes to pre-heat the inside.
So let's s...
Posted in thread: Another Mash tun Size question? on 11-19-2013 at 10:30 PM
Not sure if you or someone else can chime in on this but if I do the 70qt Mash tun right out of
the gate and do a few low gravity 5 gallon batches in that cooler do u think the extra head
space would ...
Posted in thread: MLT Size Spreadsheet / Can I mash it / What tun should I get? on 11-19-2013 at 10:27 PM
Sure it does, under the section "Can I mash it?" you just put in your grain weight and desired
mash thickness, hit calculate and it will give you the total space needed for your mash.Oops,
right, i go...
Posted in thread: Unusually low efficiency on 11-19-2013 at 10:02 PM
My final volume is ~5.5 gallons. ...The more I am thinking about it the more I think I diluted
my post boil sample with star san. :o It's really the only thing that makes any sense.So...
what's your f...
Posted in thread: MLT Size Spreadsheet / Can I mash it / What tun should I get? on 11-19-2013 at 10:00 PM
I always used this calculator for "can I mash it": I like how yours also incorporates OG
potential, not just grain weight. Good job!!This one came up in my research, but doesn't really
answer the que...
Posted in thread: Another Mash tun Size question? on 11-19-2013 at 04:39 PM
coleman extreme ... is a good cooler. very good.Any cooler that claims "Ice for 5+ days" is
good enough for a tun.
Posted in thread: Another Mash tun Size question? on 11-19-2013 at 04:36 PM
Mashing twice would potentially add even more than an hour and needs special consideration as
to planning: do you drain into your brew kettle? if so, how are you heating the strike/sparge
water for yo...
Posted in thread: Unusually low efficiency on 11-19-2013 at 03:48 PM
I do a 2 stage batch sparge.I'm starting to wonder if my initial mash temp was too low. I
usually mash around 158 so that is probably the biggest difference from one mash to the next.I
trusted the bee...