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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing Yesterday, 12:49 PM
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Posted By RM-MN
Have you considered BIAB. I do my batches right...

Have you considered BIAB. I do my batches right in my kitchen, usually smaller batches but sometimes a 5 gallon batch. Combine that with no-chill and kitchen brewing is a snap.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing Yesterday, 12:45 PM
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Posted By RM-MN
I've done brew in a bag with only 10 minutes and...

I've done brew in a bag with only 10 minutes and no mash out with 80% efficiency. The difference is nearly always the milling of the grain. Poor milling can be compemnsated for somewhat by...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing Yesterday, 11:24 AM
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Posted By RM-MN
Hydrometers can be accurate as a refractometer...

Hydrometers can be accurate as a refractometer for OG but the sample is so much larger and needs to be cooled prior to reading. That takes a bit of time while a refractometer can get a reading in...
Forum: BIAB Brewing Yesterday, 11:17 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By RM-MN
The biggest difference is in the temperature. ...

The biggest difference is in the temperature. Steeping can be done over a wide range of temperatures, probably from 100 degrees to boiling. Mashing has a much closer range as the enzymes only work...
Forum: General Techniques Yesterday, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
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Posted By RM-MN
A bag is only a different kind of material for...

A bag is only a different kind of material for the filter, one that doesn't rely so heavily on the grain husks and has way more filter area so you don't have trouble getting the wort out. If you get...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 08-27-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,039
Posted By RM-MN
It was really hard to find anything about fast...

It was really hard to find anything about fast conversion so I had to experiment. I'd seen one reference to a 20 minute mash so I decided to use iodine to see how long conversion really took. My...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-27-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By RM-MN
I seem to have picked up a wild yeast that will...

I seem to have picked up a wild yeast that will continue to ferment very slowly until I get gushers or bottle bombs. My beer was at a stable FG when I bottled (hydrometer reading stable for a week)...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 08-27-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,039
Posted By RM-MN
If your boiling pot isn't too big, do your mash...

If your boiling pot isn't too big, do your mash right in it and spend the money you saved by not buying coolers on more grains. Coolers don't make beer, grains do. If you mill your grains very...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-26-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 102
Posted By RM-MN
Quite often the cause of that is a soap residue...

Quite often the cause of that is a soap residue on your glassware or the bottles. If your glassware is washed in a dishwasher and you have a dispenser for a drying agent that prevents water spots,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-26-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By RM-MN
There's been some recent research that says that...

There's been some recent research that says that for most of us, washing yeast is a waste of time. Scoop it out and dump it in the fermenter.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-26-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,026
Posted By RM-MN
Delayed chill? I let a batch do a no chill in my...

Delayed chill? I let a batch do a no chill in my fermenter bucket. It took about 30 HOURS to get to pitching temperature. It was fine.:mug:
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-26-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 37
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Posted By RM-MN
I'd be more worried about the distraction your...

I'd be more worried about the distraction your girlfriend caused that only made you miss the addition by a minute. You may need a different girlfriend. Sometimes the distractions are worth a batch...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-26-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 118
Posted By RM-MN
It isn't so much bad flavors that come from...

It isn't so much bad flavors that come from overpitching as a lack of flavor. Some of the flavors come from the reproduction of the yeast and when you overpitch, there is so much yeast that they...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-25-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By RM-MN
You could bottle it at 7 days if the FG is stable...

You could bottle it at 7 days if the FG is stable but I've seen my beer improve by giving it more time on the yeast. I typically get antsy at about 3 weeks and start taking hydrometer readings. If...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 08-25-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Posted By RM-MN
The gunk stuck to the bucket above the beer is...

The gunk stuck to the bucket above the beer is called a krausen ring and that is proof that your yeast did their job. The ferment isn't complete at 50 hours but the yeast have eaten the easy sugar...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 08-25-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,039
Posted By RM-MN
A mash doesn't have to take even 10 minutes. ...

A mash doesn't have to take even 10 minutes. Here's a thread on it where another user has tested what I said. www.homebrewtalk.com/f13/cutting-brew-day-time-time-challenge-487453
Forum: BIAB Brewing 08-25-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,039
Posted By RM-MN
You didn't need a cooler, you just needed a...

You didn't need a cooler, you just needed a shorter mash period. If you have your grains milled fine for BIAB, conversion will be done in less than 10 minutes. Why are you worried about the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-25-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By RM-MN
If you overshoot your OG, it's also acceptable to...

If you overshoot your OG, it's also acceptable to just let it ferment out and bottle it. You just have to be careful with how many of those bottles you drink in one session because they can have a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-25-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 280
Posted By RM-MN
Congratulations on getting started in all grain...

Congratulations on getting started in all grain brewing. It's lots of fun as you get to try all sorts of combinations that may not be available to the extract brewer.

Some suggestions for your...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-25-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By RM-MN
You want mash pH, not water pH. Take the reading...

You want mash pH, not water pH. Take the reading as soon after you add the grains as you can because conversion starts immediately and may be done before you would think.
Forum: General Techniques 08-25-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 200
Posted By RM-MN
You should get a little less bittering and a...

You should get a little less bittering and a little more aroma from your hops added that late. Beer is pretty forgiving of minor mistakes so your beer will still be pretty good. If you don't like...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 08-25-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By RM-MN
It could be or you could sparge to get the volume...

It could be or you could sparge to get the volume if your mash kettle is a bit too small. Take a look at this thread, especially the #33 post by Owly055. ...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 08-25-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By RM-MN
How about doing a triple crush instead?:D Many...

How about doing a triple crush instead?:D Many of us have found that the biggest impact on efficiency is the crush and with BIAB you can get that grain milled really fine without causing problems.
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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-24-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By RM-MN
Nope, won't happen. I BIAB and I don't think any...

Nope, won't happen. I BIAB and I don't think any mill is adjusted tighter than mine and I don't get tannins. Why? Because tannin extraction is driven by the mash pH and somewhat by temperature. ...
Forum: General Techniques 08-24-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,223
Posted By RM-MN
If the iodine test is an accurate indicator, I...

If the iodine test is an accurate indicator, I have conversion in less than 3 minutes at 152F. I can't believe it so I continue to mash for the 10 minutes. For that I have to mill the grains to...
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