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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-30-2013, 09:14 AM
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Posted By BOBrob
I have .034 set for mine. you may like it tighter...

I have .034 set for mine. you may like it tighter for BIAB. as tight as you can get it for wheat and mill wheat twice for a good crush. at .033- .034 I hit 85% on average. Cheers:mug:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-06-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By BOBrob
you need to search "washing yeast" . that will...

you need to search "washing yeast" . that will get you all the answers and instuctions on how to save a yeast cake for future use. I dont understand what the bottle conitioning has to do with...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-06-2013, 01:22 PM
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Posted By BOBrob
Debate goes on da hook an da beer goes in da...

Debate goes on da hook an da beer goes in da cooler next to da cheese-n-sausage. wit dat said wine is higher %abv.:mug: cheers:ban:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-29-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By BOBrob
high and low pressure weather systems moving thru...

high and low pressure weather systems moving thru can cause suck back in air locks. Use a blow offtube.:D
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-09-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By BOBrob
YUP bad crush. If you can , have them tighten...

YUP bad crush. If you can , have them tighten that sucker up a few notches. OR buy a barley mill and set it at .035 and get 75-80% eff. all the time. Cheers
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-12-2013, 02:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By BOBrob
+1 on this advice. My barley mill is now at .034...

+1 on this advice. My barley mill is now at .034 and never a stuck bed. the 80-85 eff. I get now is 10-12 points higher than the factory setting of .040. A good grind and knowing your system is a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-09-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By BOBrob
Look in the "equpment/saitation" forum; Bobby M....

Look in the "equpment/saitation" forum; Bobby M. has a full write up On MLT size, efficiency, with grain wts. and water amounts. STICKY "this is how big your MLT needs to be". Great reading for new...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-25-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By BOBrob
the one to go by is the sticky one on the...

the one to go by is the sticky one on the fermenter. the air temp is not the temp to be concerned with. Fermentation temp is what you want to control, depending on the yeast used; 64* is a good...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-23-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By BOBrob
I would recommed leaving it in the primary for at...

I would recommed leaving it in the primary for at least 3weeks. This will allow the yeast to clean up after themselves and drop out of suspention to the bottom of your bucket. Cold crashing will...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-23-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By BOBrob
+1 on what "neovox" said. I usually primary only...

+1 on what "neovox" said. I usually primary only 4weeks. take a hydrometer reading at 3 weeks just to make sure the brew has finished. the extra week is for yeast clean up and clearing of the beer...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-23-2012, 12:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,971
Posted By BOBrob
What a great post!!! Seasons greeting from the...

What a great post!!! Seasons greeting from the great white noth, to all the folks on HB talk! I lurk more than I post ; but you can ask any question on almost any subject and get good honest answers...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-17-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Posted By BOBrob
Hydrometers are calibrated at 60* and give a true...

Hydrometers are calibrated at 60* and give a true read at that temp. Use water at 60* and see if you get a correct reading .999; if not at .999 at 60* adjust for the difference. It sounds like you...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-17-2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
Posted By BOBrob
What is the temp. they are being store at? You...

What is the temp. they are being store at? You say in the basement ; ON the floor or on a shelf above the floor? conditioning needs a temp. around 65* 70* and can take months for big beers to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-17-2012, 04:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,158
Posted By BOBrob
Not the first time this subject has been in the...

Not the first time this subject has been in the forums, and I am glad to see people are taking this seriously this time. I read in another post that the guy thought it funny to have his buddy take a...
Forum: Introductions 08-17-2012, 03:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 143
Posted By BOBrob
Welcome from the U.P.! check out the extract...

Welcome from the U.P.! check out the extract recipies on the site and try making one or more that you like the sound of. I found that purchasing the DME, hops and yeast from northern or midwest was...
Forum: Introductions 08-17-2012, 03:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 102
Posted By BOBrob
Hello and welcome to HBT. My grandparents come...

Hello and welcome to HBT. My grandparents come from Sweden; and I have an Aunt and cousins going over in two weeks to visit relatives. Not sure where. But , Hay dare from da U.P. of Michigan!...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-05-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By BOBrob
I use both. Kegs at home or camp & bottles for...

I use both. Kegs at home or camp & bottles for travel.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-31-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By BOBrob
How did you measure PH, meter or strips, wort hot...

How did you measure PH, meter or strips, wort hot or cool and when? After conversion? I normaly use around 4 gal. to sparge. Thats a lot of grain to wash with 2 gals. You may have left a lot of...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-31-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 903
Posted By BOBrob
Mash out is your sparge water. The volume is...

Mash out is your sparge water. The volume is whatever amount of water you will need to reach your pre boil volume. Drain the first runnings from your MLT and see what you get. Say you got 3 gal. in...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-31-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By BOBrob
I may do things different, but the results are...

I may do things different, but the results are the same. I preheat the MLT with 4.5 gal at 180* while I grind, or ?????? whatever, doughin and stir until I hit mash temp. and add a little water to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-31-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,219
Posted By BOBrob
I say the same as most. Grind and stir. My barly...

I say the same as most. Grind and stir. My barly mill set at.035 turns most to flour and husks. You will see a great difference between the stores grind and your own, dough in well and a good stir a...
Forum: Introductions 07-31-2012, 03:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 42
Posted By BOBrob
Never heard of it. But I see from your setup that...

Never heard of it. But I see from your setup that you have lurked on this sight for a while:p WELCOME TO HBT!!! cheers:mug:
Forum: Introductions 07-31-2012, 03:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 931
Posted By BOBrob
Gotta love this sight!!! Welcome to the ahahah...

Gotta love this sight!!! Welcome to the ahahah Hobby:mug: and HBT:tank: Cheers from Da great U.P:ban:
Forum: Introductions 07-31-2012, 03:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 55
Posted By BOBrob
Nope. 3 gal &2.5 . You may be able to cut some...

Nope. 3 gal &2.5 . You may be able to cut some off the bottom on a corny, I have never tried it. Most people just build up the top with 2+4s or 2+6s and hinge the lid to those. Bigger freezer? Look...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-31-2012, 12:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,129
Posted By BOBrob
Glad to hear you got it out of the cooler and...

Glad to hear you got it out of the cooler and into a carboy. Relax and watch the show for the next few weeks. you may or maynot have an issue with oxydation later on, never shake a fermentor once it...
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