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Posted in thread: Brewhouse Efficiency 5.5 gal batches on a 10 gal system on 01-14-2015 at 02:03 AM
Thanks skunk. The only thing I have tried is increasing the water to grain ratio. I am now at
1.6 qts per gallon. I've been reluctant to go much higher because of thinning out the mash. No
Posted in thread: Brewhouse Efficiency 5.5 gal batches on a 10 gal system on 01-13-2015 at 04:38 AM
I use a 10 gallon HERMS More Beer sculpture with 15 gallon kettles. In the boil kettle, I use a
curved diverter to pull wort from the side of the kettle rather than the middle when
transferring to eit...
Posted in thread: The Rare Barrel Base Recipes on 12-29-2014 at 02:45 AM
Thanks for posting! Saved me from needing to go back and listen to exact part where Jay
provided the malt bills. Question though, if I sub the spelt, do I use more wheat malt or
Posted in thread: HERMS Mash Recirculating Time & Temperature on 11-07-2014 at 03:56 AM
I typically set the HLT temp slightly higher than the target mash temp because of heat loss in
the lines while the pump is on and recirculating. I have a 10 gallon batch set for tomorrow.
I'll give it...
Posted in thread: HERMS Mash Recirculating Time & Temperature on 11-07-2014 at 01:09 AM
I have been brewing on a More Beer 10 gallon HERMS system for a coupe of years and have always
wondered if other brewers recirculate during the entire mash (other than mash out). A
pro-brewer lives a ...
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
Posted in thread: Mouthfeel – Confused – What the heck is going on? on 03-06-2013 at 04:36 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
Posted in thread: Efficiency - 5 gal vs. 10 gal batch - WTF! on 02-03-2013 at 03:54 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
Posted in thread: Efficiency - 5 gal vs. 10 gal batch - WTF! on 02-02-2013 at 10:25 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 08:48 PM
Got it. Appreciate the help!