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Posted in thread: Mash pH predictions on 11-28-2015 at 12:59 AM
Firstly....my apologies for the long post. I hope someone has the patience to read it.After a
few years and over 100 batches brewed, I've decided to progress from using the guidelines in
the "Brewing ...
Posted in thread: HERMS recirc rate vs sparge rate on 11-27-2015 at 06:58 PM
Thanks! I understand how sparging on the fast side might hurt efficiency, but I don't get how
it can cause channelling. If I maintain a few inches of water over the grainbed during
sparging, how would...
Posted in thread: HERMS recirc rate vs sparge rate on 11-27-2015 at 06:46 PM
For those of you who fly sparge with a HERMS system, do you sparge at the same rate that you
recirc at or do you throttle back? With my setup, I can recirc with my Chugger wide opened, but
I'm not sur...
Posted in thread: Getting away from airlocks on 11-27-2015 at 06:36 PM
Unless you live in the desert, it takes a pretty long time for an airlock to go dry.I have had
some wine in carboys in my living room behind the couch since December 2013, and I keep
thinking I'll bot...
Posted in thread: Chinook SMaSH hop schedule wanted on 11-27-2015 at 05:57 PM
It depends on what you want. If you want a firmly bitter all-chinook (a la Arrogant Bastard),
I'd go with 1 ounce at 60/15/5/whirlpool. If you want more of an APA type of beer, I'd go with
.50 oz FWH/...
Posted in thread: Rogue's Beard Beer has been One-Upped! on 11-27-2015 at 05:20 PM
Oh, God. ANOTHER thread about this?Let's just let it go, shall we? This forum is a great place
to talk about beer, but let's not go into gross things that have NOTHING to do with brewing. It
could go ...
Posted in thread: I think I'll actually do an IBU test! on 11-27-2015 at 04:29 PM
Are you having the beers tested by a lab? Or is your test not really a test, but a tasting
Posted in thread: My last batch of Beer! on 11-27-2015 at 04:18 PM
I hate to be a dissenter, but I found that using those pre-hopped LME kits (ie Coopers and the
like) NEVER made a decent beer for me.Sure, water without iron will be important, but using a
Posted in thread: wipa yeast selection on 11-27-2015 at 04:06 PM
Much of the haze comes from the wheat, but if you want a "clean" taste and don't want to use
something like S05 which is pretty low flocculating, Wyeast #1010 (American wheat) would work
Posted in thread: New Toy on 11-27-2015 at 03:52 PM
I'd have to brew something that was ready quick, just to make sure I could get some
not-quite-immediate-but-fast satisfaction. :DMake sure you take lots of pictures and let us
know how it works out fo...