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Forum: Colorado HomeBrew Forum 02-10-2014, 02:56 AM
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Posted By d_striker
Manitou Springs Water Profile

Any homebrewers in Manitou have a water report for the local TAP WATER.

I'm looking for a report on tap water, not the mineral water.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-26-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By d_striker
NHC 2014-AHA vs BA membership

NHC entry rules are being changed up. Anyone that wants to enter has to be an AHA member. I've been a BA member for a few years now. As the AHA is a division of the BA, do I have to buy a separate...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-12-2013, 03:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,841
Posted By d_striker
I brewed 6gal of American Wheat about 2 weeks...

I brewed 6gal of American Wheat about 2 weeks ago. I used 2oz of corriander crushed up in my coffee grinder.

It's crazy but it's not as strong as I thought it would be. The predominant aroma and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-12-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 33,443
Posted By d_striker
My sparge process is still the same as it has...

My sparge process is still the same as it has been for years. Nothing has changed in that regard.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-12-2013, 02:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 33,443
Posted By d_striker
I personally acidify my sparge water with lactic...

I personally acidify my sparge water with lactic acid. I do not have any problems with tannin extraction whatsoever.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-05-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,528
Posted By d_striker
Bringing this thread back from the dead. ...

Bringing this thread back from the dead.

Bierwerks in Woodland Park makes a pale ale using the water from Twin Springs in Manitou. They dilute it a bit and do quite a bit of other stuff.

I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-03-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 33,443
Posted By d_striker
I finally pulled the plug on fermentation after...

I finally pulled the plug on fermentation after gravity hit 1.007. Beer tastes dry up front with a slight malt finish.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-02-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,523
Posted By d_striker
I like the taste of Smart Water.

I like the taste of Smart Water.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-30-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,444
Posted By d_striker
Your efficiency was more like 48%

Your efficiency was more like 48%
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-30-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,444
Posted By d_striker
Efficiency is related to grains only. You would...

Efficiency is related to grains only. You would leave your candy syrup out of the equation. Efficiency is literally the percentage of sugars you are extracting from the total potential of said...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-30-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,444
Posted By d_striker
Like I previously stated, as long as pH is...

Like I previously stated, as long as pH is properly controlled tannins won't be extracted.

My beers consistently score in the 40's.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-30-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,444
Posted By d_striker
What was your grain bill and how much wort did...

What was your grain bill and how much wort did you collect?

As a former BIAB brewer, I'm a little skeptical about 87% efficiency.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-29-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,444
Posted By d_striker
Your prior post about 12.5lbs of fermentables was...

Your prior post about 12.5lbs of fermentables was misleading. I also assumed you were talking about extract.

What do you mean by 12.5lbs of fermentables? 12.5lbs of grain?

Efficiency...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-29-2013, 01:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 975
Posted By d_striker
A little late but calcium carbonate and acid malt...

A little late but calcium carbonate and acid malt work against each other in terms of ph.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-28-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,837
Posted By d_striker
Next time you boil, place your hand where your...

Next time you boil, place your hand where your ball valve is. If it feels hot enough for the rubber handle to melt, I suppose you might need a heat shield.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-28-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,837
Posted By d_striker
Couldn't hurt. Whether its necessary is entirely...

Couldn't hurt. Whether its necessary is entirely dependent on your setup and burner. I don't need one for my ball valves but I fabricated a heat shield for my sight glass on my boil keggle. I trimmed...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-28-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,444
Posted By d_striker
The crush is the same. I use RODI water and build...

The crush is the same. I use RODI water and build water to specific profiles. I generally keep overall Ca and Mg levels the same but alter the amount of Sulfate to Chloride. Mash ph is always at...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-23-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,182
Posted By d_striker
I just checked the tubing. It's 11 gauge 1.5"...

I just checked the tubing. It's 11 gauge 1.5" tubing.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-22-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,182
Posted By d_striker
I've attached a picture of the gussets. On my...

I've attached a picture of the gussets. On my first brew without them, the center post would flex and resonate back and forth once loaded with water in the vessels.

There are no supports on the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-21-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,182
Posted By d_striker
Sure. I'll try to take some later.

Sure. I'll try to take some later.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-21-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,444
Posted By d_striker
With a non-recirculated, single infusion mash...

With a non-recirculated, single infusion mash that was fly-sparged, I consistently obtained around 81% efficiency.

I got a pump and started recirculating my mash. My efficiency jumped to 91% with...
Forum: Group Buys 10-21-2013, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,237
Posted By d_striker
56 Ring will do a 50lb bag of Rahr for about $43....

56 Ring will do a 50lb bag of Rahr for about $43. No tax since it's a food item. Can't beat that.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-21-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,182
Posted By d_striker
This is what mine came out like. ...

This is what mine came out like.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f11/my-brew-sculpture-almost-complete-346164/

I have since added gussets to the bottom to support the main tubing post. It helps...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-21-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,182
Posted By d_striker
Depends on the level of automation in either...

Depends on the level of automation in either setup.

The cheapest route would be to just get a pump and make it a direct fire, manually controlled RIMS setup. That's what I do. Yeah, you have...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-21-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,182
Posted By d_striker
It's what I did but I put a burner on each tier....

It's what I did but I put a burner on each tier. You can always get a pump down the road and turn it into a RIMS setup.
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