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Posted in thread: New to partial mash, a few questions on 01-20-2017 at 02:36 PM
Thanks, I'll be starting on this soon, I'll let you guys know how it turns out.Edit: how much
base malt (pale and otherwise) would I need to use to do this all grain? I know extract
efficiency is 100%...
Posted in thread: New to partial mash, a few questions on 01-20-2017 at 02:58 AM
Will 104 be enough to degelatinize the oats for them to convert properly? I plan on using a
half pound and would hate to waste them. I assume I'll lose some temp when I add my sparge
water so I'll hav...
Posted in thread: Mash PH adjustment before mash temps reached on 01-19-2017 at 03:19 AM
Is there any downside to adding all your brew salts and acid to your water, then adding your
grain and checking PH before heating to mash temps before conversion starts? My system is eBIAB
so I could ...
Posted in thread: First yeast wash on 01-19-2017 at 01:40 AM
Is it better for the yeast to re-pitch as is (no washing), or would you consider washing an
unnecessary part?Washing yeast means to use acid and actually wash the yeast and that is a
valid technique. ...
Posted in thread: Broken bottle on 01-18-2017 at 02:59 PM
When you primed for bottling, did you dissolve about 5 ounces of sugar in some boiling water?
Or did you add the sugar to the pail without dissolving? The reason I ask is because if it was
Posted in thread: First yeast wash on 01-18-2017 at 02:27 PM
Your using 2 full mason jars per 5 gallon batch? Seems like a lot.I go one full jar. I think
its like 500ML,maybe 350-400 of actual slurry if I decant before swirling it up.Which is still
more than th...
Posted in thread: First yeast wash on 01-18-2017 at 02:59 AM
Ive been watching some youtube videos.... They only take the top liquid and call them bottom
the Trub and leave that behind... did I do it wrong and transfer the Trub? Should I do it again
and take on...
Posted in thread: Wine kit shows no fermentation after 48 hours on 01-18-2017 at 02:20 AM
I checked it again just now and there was a small amount of white bubbles on top, but nothing
like the massive head of foam I remember from my last wine kit (which also came to me on a
boat). The foam...
Posted in thread: Filtering wine? on 01-17-2017 at 02:17 AM
If you start with a clear wine, filtering will polish it and it should come out brilliantly
clear. What size pads are you thinking?
Posted in thread: How many people use a Keggle for HLT/HERMS for 10gallon batches? on 01-17-2017 at 02:15 AM
The only issue I have with my 3 keg system is that the HLT holds a max of about 13 gallons,
with the HERMS coil in there and the electric element. Most batches need 15 gallons of water to
start. It wo...