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  • Posted in thread: help using BIAB calculator for first time on 06-24-2015 at 04:09 PM
    Remember also, boil off is a function of the diameter of your boil kettle. A 14" diameter
    kettle (for instance) will boil off 1 gallon per hour given same boil vigor, whether its a 5
    gallon batch, 10 ...

  • Posted in thread: fermentation chamber build suggestions?? on 06-23-2015 at 05:17 PM
    I have a 5cf chest freezer that I turned into a ferm chamber by adding a temp controller. Brew
    belt around the top of the bucket for heat, the chest freezer for cooling. Sensor is duct taped
    to a doub...

  • Posted in thread: fundamental question regarding stir plates on 06-15-2015 at 06:03 PM
    I have been brewing for several years. I have a stir plate and 2L eflask and always do starters
    from my ranched yeast cells.Recently I have been toying with the idea of making a stir plate
    that would ...

  • Posted in thread: how much priming sugar do I need? pls help out on 06-15-2015 at 02:45 PM
    I do my fermentations for 4 weeks and get a tight little yeast cake at the bottom of the
    bucket. I place the auto siphon at one spot and after the initial puff of yeast it will siphon
    clear beer close...

  • Posted in thread: Does yeast ranching increase yeast flocculation on 06-11-2015 at 02:23 PM
    Thinking a little further, I suppose another way of gathering the slurrey is to somehow create
    a funnel shaped vessle. Set the preform at the bottom, turn the vessle upside down over the
    preform. Suct...

  • Posted in thread: Does yeast ranching increase yeast flocculation on 06-11-2015 at 02:18 PM
    The process of growing more yeast does not, in itself, increase flocculation. Your process of
    harvesting that yeast may select for yeast that flocculate sooner than the average for the
    strain. When ye...

  • Posted in thread: Questions about my first BIAB on 06-10-2015 at 04:29 PM
    Get a 3' piece of PVC pipe maybe your long plastic beer mixing spoon. Get a 1/4 gallon
    measuring cup and fill it, pour the water into your boil pot and make a mark on your
    "measuring" stick w/magic ma...

  • Posted in thread: Does ranching select for most flocculant cells on 06-10-2015 at 03:18 PM
    Here's my ranching regime:1. Prepare starter wort using 4C water to 1C pilsen dme2. Boil, cool,
    innoculate with 2 vials of slurrey collected from step (12) below3. spin in 2L eflask, foil
    covered, on ...

  • Posted in thread: Does yeast ranching increase yeast flocculation on 06-10-2015 at 11:34 AM
    I posted this question over on the fermentation forum and have not had any input. Perhaps the
    people that can answer my question are hanging out here. is not cross posting, I swear. (it
    just operates...

  • Posted in thread: squeezing grain bag is bad? on 06-08-2015 at 05:25 PM
    8 pages and nobody's gone here yet?What a man does with his bag in the privacy of his own home
    is nobody else's business. If I could just keep the bag away from my tube.....

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