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  • Screaming Blonde II and Fire Rock Pale Clone
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  • Posted in thread: Wood Aging Imperial Stout - Contact Time on 10-12-2013 at 04:58 PM
    I just brewed an imperial stout and racked to secondary. This is my first attempt at wood aging
    the beer and added a medium toast plus french oak stave to the 5 gallon carboy I got from More
    Beer. The...

  • Posted in thread: Mouthfeel Confused What the heck is going on? on 03-06-2013 at 03:36 AM
    I brewed a 10 gallon batch (split into 5 gal carboys) all grain American Pale Ale recipe. With
    5 gallon batches my system is averaging around 65-67% overall efficiency. Grain Bill:American 2
    Row 86%Mu...

  • Posted in thread: Efficiency - 5 gal vs. 10 gal batch - WTF! on 02-03-2013 at 02:54 AM
    Thanks ajf. Yes, I do fly sparge. I sparge at about 1 qt. per minute and use a float switch to
    keep about 1-2" on water on top of the grain bed.Here I thought doing the same thing every time
    and accur...

  • Posted in thread: Efficiency - 5 gal vs. 10 gal batch - WTF! on 02-02-2013 at 09:25 PM
    I have been working diligently on getting my brew system dialed into the right efficiency so I
    can be a more consistent brewer. I have measured the liquid that remains in all my transfer
    lines and cou...

  • Posted in thread: Stopped Fermentation - Add more yeast? on 01-11-2013 at 07:48 PM
    Got it. Appreciate the help!

  • Posted in thread: Stopped Fermentation - Add more yeast? on 01-11-2013 at 07:06 PM
    Thanks Duboman. So, raise up to like 70-72F?

  • Posted in thread: Stopped Fermentation - Add more yeast? on 01-11-2013 at 06:50 PM
    I brewed a Doppelbock with the Brewing Classic Styles recipe as a guide. I had 5.5 gallons go
    into the fermenter.OG: 1.086 Yeast: 2L starter using two vials of White Labs German Bock
    yeastFermentation...

  • Posted in thread: Not hitting OG Numbers on 12-02-2012 at 03:57 PM
    Thanks guys! I just got blinders on and didn't see it clearly. I"ll go back and take the
    average of "measured efficiency" from the last 6 brew sessions and enter that into Total
    Efficiency in the equi...

  • Posted in thread: Not hitting OG Numbers on 12-02-2012 at 03:03 PM
    Thanks everyone for helping clarify my actual question. I am not concerned that I get "off the
    charts" efficiency. I just want to know how all the different "efficiency" variables in the
    Beer Smith so...

  • Posted in thread: Not hitting OG Numbers on 12-01-2012 at 10:14 PM
    First off, I am sure that I am probably my own worst critic when it comes to home
    brewing.Lately, I have been dialing in recipes into Beer Smith 2 and setting up based on 70%
    efficiency. My OG numbers...

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