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Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 04-11-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 51
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Posted By haeffnkr
1 - I posted my changes earlier in the thread and...

1 - I posted my changes earlier in the thread and dont have any experience with 2-row and Vienna... a small amount of both seems fine though.
You would lose some of the grainy-ness some look for...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 03-28-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By haeffnkr
I mash for 45 minutes, crush once at .035 and get...

I mash for 45 minutes, crush once at .035 and get 79% effeciency.

Note that I use a stir motor while mashing, that ups my numbers a couple of points.
I also have used both room temp water and 150...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 03-28-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By haeffnkr
Hello, Some of my random thoughts re your...

Hello,

Some of my random thoughts re your process :)

If you use a cooler you should not need to recirculate any of the mash, the temps should be with a degree or 2 for 45-60 minutes, especially...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 03-28-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,367
Posted By haeffnkr
Hello, Some suggestions regarding the ph...

Hello,
Some suggestions regarding the ph question -

Use the excel sheet here -
http://www.ezwatercalculator.com/

Put in your recipe and your water numbers and it will tell you the ph...
Forum: For Sale 03-27-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,486
Posted By haeffnkr
+2 2 beers a day is good for you....more...

+2

2 beers a day is good for you....more than that no one can tell me why it is bad....especially if you are in good shape and not over weight, etc.

I have had multiple cardio docs tell me this...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 03-24-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,220
Posted By haeffnkr
+1 I dump 20 pounds of grain and stir and...

+1

I dump 20 pounds of grain and stir and wait 45 minutes to pull the bag.

thanks Kevin
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 03-19-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,805
Posted By haeffnkr
1 - I only have only used wlp029 for this recipe,...

1 - I only have only used wlp029 for this recipe, but I do a D-rest on all beers I make. Necessary, maybe not... Do I sleep better doing it, sure. It is not a big deal for me to do a D-rest, just a...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-18-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By haeffnkr
Anyone have experience with adding a timer to...

Anyone have experience with adding a timer to their setup?

Maybe adding something like this?...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-17-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By haeffnkr
220 volt is the element voltage. Here is my...

220 volt is the element voltage.

Here is my Schematic -
http://www.pjmuth.org/beerstuff/images/Auberin-wiring1-a4-5500w-BIAB-30d14.jpg

Can I find some unit to tie into the element contactor...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-17-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By haeffnkr
Timer to start brew contoller and heat water ??

Hi,
I want to put my water into my eBIAB kettle in the morning, have the timer kick on to heat the water an hour before I get home in the evening, so I dont have to wait around 45-60 minutes to get...
Forum: Light Hybrid Beer 03-11-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 18,805
Posted By haeffnkr
Hi BrewKaiser, I will take a stab at a few of...

Hi BrewKaiser,
I will take a stab at a few of these -
1 - I have only used wlp029
2 - 2 liters is fine, I would chill it and pour off the starter beer. You need a hydrometer not a calendar for...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-04-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By haeffnkr
Hello all, Wort was at 1.033 last night. I...

Hello all,
Wort was at 1.033 last night.

I added a big TSP of DAP and whipped it with my O2 rod and pumped some O2 back into the wort last night.

This morning it was rolling again.

thanks...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-03-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 92
Posted By haeffnkr
American Light Lager water profile help - from RO water

Hello,
I am looking for water help from award winning American Lager brewers.
What do/did you add to RO water to win?

Note-
I have and do practice the AJ gospel in the water primer sticky, but...
Forum: Cider Forum 03-01-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By haeffnkr
I gave the fermenter a shot of pure c02 when I...

I gave the fermenter a shot of pure c02 when I pitched, do I need to give it more?
I have some DAP nutrient, will that work?

thanks Kevin
Forum: Cider Forum 02-28-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By haeffnkr
Update - It has been on yeast now for 6...

Update -

It has been on yeast now for 6 days.
I took a sample and it was only at 1.050, it smelled BAD, like sulfur or something rotten.
I see why you say to de gas it... does that mean to just...
Forum: Cider Forum 02-27-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By haeffnkr
D-47 cider - ferment time?

Hi,
I just kicked off a batch of d-47 cider.
OG was 1.068 and I want to cold crash this when it is about 1.012.
Temp is 67 in my ferment frige.

I dont want to open the fermenter every day to...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 02-26-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,908
Posted By haeffnkr
There are no negatives. There are some...

There are no negatives.
There are some challenges.

I wish I would have bought a bigger pot, like 25 gallons, is that a negative?
(but I have since worked around that challenge)

thanks Kevin
Forum: General Techniques 02-21-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 290,238
Posted By haeffnkr
Yes I D-rest my lagers at 65ish. I have a few...

Yes I D-rest my lagers at 65ish.
I have a few leaks somewhere also that I have never found... so there for I dont have my spunding valve on during the later stages of fermentation/d-rest.
I...
Forum: General Techniques 02-20-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 290,238
Posted By haeffnkr
Hello, I have been using this process now for...

Hello,
I have been using this process now for about 7 batches and seem to have it down for the most part.

I make up about 11 gallons of wort, put it in a 16 gallon sanke keg and then connect the...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 02-15-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By haeffnkr
While the above comment is true, the amount of...

While the above comment is true, the amount of water boiled off or added to the wort will change the OG number drastically.

In you case, When using the linked calculator use 7 gallons to start...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 02-15-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By haeffnkr
Hi, Curious...What size pot do you have? I...

Hi,
Curious...What size pot do you have?

I use and only ever used this calculator and it is spot on.
http://tastybrew.com/calculators/recipe.html

You put in your recipe and start with a guess...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 02-15-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 735
Posted By haeffnkr
:) I meant dont ask me how I know...oops. ...

:)
I meant dont ask me how I know...oops.

Been there ... done that
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f244/ebiab-pump-bag-material-418053/


thanks Kevin
Forum: BIAB Brewing 02-14-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 735
Posted By haeffnkr
I have not had success with this method/process. ...

I have not had success with this method/process.

You have to have a very coarse bag and a very coarse "false bottom" to get the grain and bag to drain fast enough. Also, only grinding one time is...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 02-14-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By haeffnkr
http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/1/1/41185-oneida-d...

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/1/1/41185-oneida-digital-thermometer-timer.html

Put this in the kettle.
Works great, put the lid on then wrap it up and mash for an hour but you can still see the...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-13-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By haeffnkr
Yes I have seen it many times. See the...

Yes
I have seen it many times.

See the pic below.
No output light on the PID but the ssr is on (noted by the lighted indicator)
BTW - the green switch is for the PID power, the red is for...
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