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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing Today, 12:21 PM
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Posted By old_tx_kbb
I used 2 pounds of flaked corn...lots of DMS. ...

I used 2 pounds of flaked corn...lots of DMS. Also my sampling was from my hydrometer test flask reading....not my carboy.

Thanks!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing Today, 03:55 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By old_tx_kbb
SRM Question

Today I brewed a 10 gallon batch of Cream Ale for a BMC type crowd BBQ.
I did a 90 minute boil to remove the DMS. I use Beersmith and the total efficiency was set for 72%....bit I hit 80%(not a bad...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 09-10-2014, 04:45 AM
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Posted By old_tx_kbb
I'm in

I'm in
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-02-2014, 10:09 PM
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Views: 125
Posted By old_tx_kbb
I just read the "why not to pitch on a fresh...

I just read the "why not to pitch on a fresh yeast cake" and got my answers. I'll move forward with making a couple of starters for tomorrow's brew session.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-02-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By old_tx_kbb
washed yeast for a starter

I'm planning on making a 10 gal. batch of RIS tomorrow. I've washed the yeast,215152 WLP004, from my previous 10 gal batch of dry stout and have put the results into 3 one half gallon jars. In the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-21-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,133
Posted By old_tx_kbb
do some research on how to perform a...

do some research on how to perform a "hopstand".....IPA's are all about showcasing your hops. Also I've always used lots of hops when dry-hopping...but lately I've been reading about "less is more"...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-04-2014, 05:56 PM
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Posted By old_tx_kbb
I'm in !

I'm in !
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-28-2014, 09:50 PM
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Views: 518
Posted By old_tx_kbb
I'd suggest calibrating all of your measuring...

I'd suggest calibrating all of your measuring tools. Make sure your scale that you use to measure your grain is correct. Make sure your hydrometers, thermometers, and refractors are reading...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-28-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,921
Posted By old_tx_kbb
I use a direct fired RIMS single tier/3 burner...

I use a direct fired RIMS single tier/3 burner system with two pumps. MLT is a 15 gal. MegaPot 1.2 two w/3piece valves and a recirc port also using 3 Blichmann adjustable thermometers, HLT is a 15...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-19-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,235
Posted By old_tx_kbb
I was just on the White Labs website last...

I was just on the White Labs website last week...and although I find this topic interesting, White labs has instructions on their website for making yeast starters for ales and for lagers.
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-07-2014, 04:02 AM
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Posted By old_tx_kbb
in like Flynn

in like Flynn
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 05-18-2014, 01:59 PM
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Posted By old_tx_kbb
I'm in !

I'm in !
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-04-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,296
Posted By old_tx_kbb
I decided to upgrade to 10 gallon batches...

I decided to upgrade to 10 gallon batches recently.

My first 5 gallon batch rig in the early 90's used a 5 gallon bucket with a gazillion holes drilled in the bottom fitted inside another 5 gallon...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-03-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By old_tx_kbb
I've used 099 on a big% RIS. I had originally...

I've used 099 on a big% RIS. I had originally pitched an OG of 1.140 to a fresh yeast cake of 001. It worked itself down to 1.045 within a week with oxygen aeration and yeast nutrients. I added...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-03-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By old_tx_kbb
FYI - when doing big beers like this, you're not...

FYI - when doing big beers like this, you're not going to get 70% + efficiency. On my RIS brews, I'm lucky to get 60%...most of the time I'm looking at 55%...but that's with 100% all grain. You can...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-03-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,154
Posted By old_tx_kbb
I remember reading somewhere that Vinnie uses hop...

I remember reading somewhere that Vinnie uses hop extract in Pliny as well.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-25-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 796
Posted By old_tx_kbb
Potable water hose question

I currently use a white RV potable water hose during my brew sessions that is very unwieldy and a major PITA. I'm considering using one of those "pocket" hoses...I've tasted the water from it and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-14-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 704
Posted By old_tx_kbb
Brew what you like....I'll say it again...

Brew what you like....I'll say it again though....

Belgians are not about the hops or the malt....the emphasis and what needs to be showcased is the yeast....

IMHO for any Belgian you don't...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-13-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 704
Posted By old_tx_kbb
I like the idea. I noted you mentioning...

I like the idea.

I noted you mentioning light to dark and that your thought would be for the quint to be light colored. I can agree with that thought process...although I might spell it as...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-03-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 1,293
Views: 81,628
Posted By old_tx_kbb
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Security and Compliance Engineer / IBM i guru
Forum: For Sale 03-26-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,528
Posted By old_tx_kbb
Sorry....been finalizing a deal for the 1st...

Sorry....been finalizing a deal for the 1st responder who wanted everything.

It's all been sold as of this morning. Thanks for your interest.
Forum: For Sale 03-23-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,528
Posted By old_tx_kbb
My upgrade is your gain - check it out includes 10 Gal Blichmann MLT

OK...I've upgraded to 10 gallon batches and have a few things for sale that I won't be needing anymore that are all in excellent shape. More pics available on request. Discounted shipping (I get a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-23-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 378
Posted By old_tx_kbb
Ketltle Upgrade Whirlpool - Hopstand Question

I recently decided to upgrade my 5 gallon per batch system to a 10 gallon per batch system.

The previous kettle configuration was a 10 gallon Blichmann w/ false bottom as my MLT; and two 10.25...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-16-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 14,626
Posted By old_tx_kbb
I have an MM3.....save your $$ and don't opt for...

I have an MM3.....save your $$ and don't opt for the hand crank. I use an el cheapo 1/2 inch drill - no problems. I changed out some of the thumb screw with set screws and shorter thumb screws for...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-16-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By old_tx_kbb
Another thing to do is to check/calibrate your...

Another thing to do is to check/calibrate your measuring tools.

Make sure that the way you measure your liquid volumes is correct....that a gallon is actually a gallon.

Make sure your scales...
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