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Posted in thread: Should I bottle? on 06-17-2015 at 06:43 PM
Awesome thanks! Any good suggestions on how to rack to bottling bucket without a bunch of hop
gunk? I've heard pantyhose on the siphon end that goes into the bottling bucket should workYou
are right t...
Posted in thread: Traitor IPA - Badger Hill 7.0% 70 IBU on 06-10-2015 at 03:50 PM
Does anyone have experience with estimating IBUs from hopstand hops? I feel like I have seen
charts before that say how much utilization you get at certain temp ranges and times. That way
I can lessen...
Posted in thread: Side pickup / Whirlpool / flat bottom boil kettle on 06-04-2015 at 02:22 AM
Recently I've been doing 5 gallon batches instead of 10. I have a 25 gallon aluminum kettle
which means I don't think my immersion chiller will be able to make it down far enough into the
kettle to co...
Posted in thread: Acid malt in RO water? (For an IPA recipe) on 06-02-2015 at 03:37 PM
using straight RO with no additions would make for a lifeless IPA in my opinion. As far as mash
pH goes, again using straight RO you probably would be at the very high end of suggested pH
ranges (ie 5...
Posted in thread: Acid malt in RO water? (For an IPA recipe) on 06-02-2015 at 03:24 PM
The only reason for adding acid malt is to lower the pH. So, what is the pH of your IPA mash?I
recently bought a pH meter but haven't pulled it out of the box yet. But conceptually, if I am
using RO w...
Posted in thread: Acid malt in RO water? (For an IPA recipe) on 06-02-2015 at 02:53 PM
Is there any benefit of adding 1-2% acid malt to an IPA made with RO water? Based on the "Water
Chemistry Primer" thread, it seems like I am supposed to add 2% of the grist as acidulated malt
Posted in thread: Side pickup / Whirlpool / flat bottom boil kettle on 06-02-2015 at 02:28 PM
Unfortunately, no. I thought the same thing that you did, except i was actively recircing thru
my plate chiller and it took forever to get to 180.I feared so. Recently I've been doing 5
Posted in thread: Side pickup / Whirlpool / flat bottom boil kettle on 06-02-2015 at 01:01 PM
Sounds fine although I wouldn't feel the need to wait so long to add the last hops. 180degF is
above the 'sanitary' threshold for brewing beer.I don't think that hop steeping at 180*F is
done for sani...
Posted in thread: Traitor IPA - Badger Hill 7.0% 70 IBU on 06-01-2015 at 05:29 PM
I'd go 1098 for your yeast, and I'd also add a small amount of dextrose to dry out. Hint hint.
Ferment out at the cooler end of the spectrum and make sure you do not underpitch as you will
want to min...
Posted in thread: Side pickup / Whirlpool / flat bottom boil kettle on 05-29-2015 at 05:13 PM
The last IPA I made caused my counterflow chiller to clog with hop pellets. So I'm looking to
avoid that going forward, as well as improving the hop flavor/aroma of my beers.I have a 25 gal