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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
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
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
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
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...