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Posted in thread: Mash Tun Question on 04-29-2012 at 11:45 AM
I used a heavy gauge piece of copper wire to make a "coil" (shaped like a long spring) to slip
inside of the braid. This will stop the braid from collapsing. Your silicon false bottom idea
might work ...
Posted in thread: Dry hopping questions... on 04-29-2012 at 11:39 AM
I find that dryhopping at 65-70 degrees works faster to give hops flavor and aroma, while at
kegerator temps it takes a bit longer. At room temperature, I find that in about 5 days I have
peak flavor ...
Posted in thread: Dry hopping questions... on 04-29-2012 at 11:34 AM
You may find this article interesting: article - would love to read the study. I fully agree
that pellet over whole is the way to go. Was recently at a small brewery in Golden, CO - GCB -
they use pe...
Posted in thread: Dry hopping questions... on 04-28-2012 at 12:34 PM
I've been using pellet hops. Last keg I tried this stainless steel hop ball which to your point
- sinks. I was thinking the same thing that the hops are not getting distributed evenly so I'm
Posted in thread: Dry hopping questions... on 04-28-2012 at 11:57 AM
I've been dry hopping in the keg my last few IPA's. I have been pressuring the keg right after
transferring and hopping. It seems I get a great hop aroma with the first dozen pints or so,
but then it ...
Posted in thread: Bottling bucket as HLT? on 04-04-2012 at 11:41 PM
I have recently started using a bottling bucket as my HLT for fly sparging. I heat all the
sparge water in my BK, transfer to the bottling bucket and start the sparge. It holds heat
really well actual...
Posted in thread: First AG brew! on 03-05-2012 at 04:56 PM
Solid. The only thing I see is that the boil kettle should be covered (IMHO) for the 50min or
whatever of chilling. (I actually drape it with tinfoil as well as being covered, because the
lid is ajar ...
Posted in thread: First AG Success on 03-05-2012 at 04:25 PM
Completed my first AG yesterday, an IPA with ~14 lbs grain. A lot of changes to my setup since
the last partial batch, but I think I can correct by next brew day. Biggest issue was missing
my strike t...
Posted in thread: Gravity feed through a counter-flow? on 12-30-2011 at 10:34 PM
Anyone tried to use a counter-flow chiller with just gravity feeding out of the brew kettle
valve? I have a typical coiled wort chiller that I would like to convert to a CF but I don't
have a pump (no...
Posted in thread: Secondary fermenter on 12-02-2011 at 12:01 AM
Why move it at all? I've racked to secondaries for years due to the belief that long contact
with the yeast cake will add off flavor to your beer. I've also left beers in the primary for a
few weeks a...