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Posted in thread: Palmer's batch sparge equation final clarification on 12-09-2013 at 09:34 PM
For those of us that don't have palmers book can you define the variables?
Posted in thread: Yeast Rinsing on 12-02-2013 at 02:18 PM
Agreed. Don't sweat it. Tests I have done show that there is very little difference between the
cream colored and more yellow colored yeast. It's all about the same viability and starts fine
in my exp...
Posted in thread: Tweaking fermenting timeframe due to elevation on 11-24-2013 at 06:09 PM
Starting the yeast 3 days in advance might have something to due with the lag. The yeast likely
activated, realized there was no food and went back into dormancy, but this time with their
Posted in thread: BIAB mash volume on 11-24-2013 at 05:19 PM
Laughtering efficiency is determined by the ratio of water drained to total water added. The
more water you add, the less sugar is trapped with the grains due to absorption. Laughtering
Efficiency = w...
Posted in thread: BIAB mash volume on 11-24-2013 at 02:33 PM
Efficiency is lower with a partial volume mash. With your volumes I would be surprised if you
loose more than 10% in efficiency. If you tried to mash more than 14 lbs of grain in 4 gallons
then you wo...
Posted in thread: Over Fermentation on 11-24-2013 at 01:19 PM
Perhaps a slight risk of contamination. Many brewers will switch to a blow off tube to reduce
Posted in thread: Mr. Beer Blonde Ale "upgrade" on 11-24-2013 at 12:58 PM
Your final recipe sounds like it will make a fine beer.I agree that 24oz of molasses is quite a
bit. I probably should have mentioned that in my reply, but figured if the OP must just really
Posted in thread: Adding a hop tea to the finished beer? on 11-24-2013 at 12:37 PM
Dry hopping 5 gallons of beer with 1 oz of hops will add a distinct flavor. 2oz or more and it
will be more like the flavorful American IPA. (as opposed to the bitterness of a strong bitter
Posted in thread: Mr. Beer Blonde Ale "upgrade" on 11-24-2013 at 03:09 AM
One pound of fermentables per gallon of water is reasonable, so that recipe should be fine for
a 5 gallon batch of a brown ale.
Posted in thread: First try at a hops tasting process on 11-24-2013 at 02:58 AM
Nice pictures of your process. I'm sure anyway you do it will be a valuable experience.You may
not be able to completely isolate the flavor from the bitterness, but bringing it to 170°F and