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Forum: General Techniques 07-27-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By VladOfTrub
Take a look at Wobdee's posts on a process he's...

Take a look at Wobdee's posts on a process he's experimenting with. He's experimenting with the Schmitz decoction method. He's added a cool twist to the process. When I read the way he performed the...
Forum: General Techniques 07-27-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By VladOfTrub
Something to consider. When deciding on a recipe...

Something to consider. When deciding on a recipe to use with the Tri-Decoction method, make sure that it isn't a recipe designed to work well with the English or Programmed mashing methods. During...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-23-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By VladOfTrub
If diacetyl forms during primary fermentation and...

If diacetyl forms during primary fermentation and if it is caught early enough, it can be removed by jacking up the temp a few degrees and by extending the length of time the beer will be in the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-13-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 920
Posted By VladOfTrub
You might want to add hops after boiling past the...

You might want to add hops after boiling past the hot break. Start timing when you add the bittering hops and boil one hour.

When I play around with a Wit style, I'll add hops to one of the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-13-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 920
Posted By VladOfTrub
Yep, protein. It is normal. You will see flakes...

Yep, protein. It is normal. You will see flakes ripping around the boiling wort. What you might have noticed as the boil went on, is that the flakes/rods rolling in the boil will appear to explode...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-13-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 920
Posted By VladOfTrub
Nice job!! Sweet idea, tossing hops in with...

Nice job!!

Sweet idea, tossing hops in with the 1st run off.

The mash in the cylinder looks good. It isn't too thin.

At least the mud was in the basket, not in the liquid. Great!

Less...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-13-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By VladOfTrub
Mash out was conceived in the decoction method....

Mash out was conceived in the decoction method. In the method, mash is boiled a couple of times. When mash is boiled, the hard starch stuck in the husk that the mill doesn't crush will burst and go...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-12-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 920
Posted By VladOfTrub
I think it will work out, too. Sounds like the...

I think it will work out, too. Sounds like the mechanics of the system is good. Not too much goop got through the cylinder, the mash boiled in the cylinder and the mash cooled quickly. Knowing how...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-11-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 920
Posted By VladOfTrub
I'm wondering if any particulate matter from the...

I'm wondering if any particulate matter from the mash will go through the strainer and collect on the bottom of the boiler? If it happens, the goop might scorch.

I wouldn't worry about the mash...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-11-2014, 03:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 920
Posted By VladOfTrub
Nice grain bill, a little sauer malt won't hurt....

Nice grain bill, a little sauer malt won't hurt. I use a 5 kettle, 30 gallon tri-decoction set up. My grain bill is usually 30 pounds low modified and a couple pounds of sauer malt.

Using your...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-10-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 920
Posted By VladOfTrub
In the Schmitz process, the malt is doughed in...

In the Schmitz process, the malt is doughed in and rested at 122F to reduce viscosity. If beta glucanase hasn't been kilned out of the malt it will reduce beta glucan and produce glucose. If it has...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-09-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By VladOfTrub
Other than for creating melanoidin, boiling a...

Other than for creating melanoidin, boiling a decoction burst hard starch that gets stuck in the ends of the kernel. The excess starch in solution is converted later on in the process. Which is one...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-05-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
Posted By VladOfTrub
Not sure about the style or what you are brewing....

Not sure about the style or what you are brewing. Maybe this could be an option.

Dough in the base grains at 1-1.5 qt/lb and maybe rest for 30-40 minutes in the beta temp range. Using RO water...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-04-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By VladOfTrub
I know what you mean about the mash thickness and...

I know what you mean about the mash thickness and volume thing. Everyone's idea on what is considered a thick mash varies. I dough in with 1qt/lb and go from there. Most of the time I dough in with...
Forum: General Techniques 06-15-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By VladOfTrub
What may be happening; when you are beginning to...

What may be happening; when you are beginning to ramp up the mash temp from final conversion temp to 168F, the mash may stay long enough in the alpha 1 temp range of 158 to 162F to produce more non...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-14-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By VladOfTrub
The number of decoctions a brewer chooses on...

The number of decoctions a brewer chooses on depends on how many hot water infusions will be used for various rests called out in the recipe. Depending on the style, there may be four or five...
Forum: Pennsylvania HomeBrew Forum 06-09-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 225
Posted By VladOfTrub
""I'm in the Binghamton NY area... Been looking...

""I'm in the Binghamton NY area... Been looking around here and can't find a club.""

Talk to Doc at Doc's Homebrew shop. He probably can hook you up. Broome County Fermenters?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-08-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By VladOfTrub
If you have a small extra boiler, may be consider...

If you have a small extra boiler, may be consider a small volume decoction. There wouldn't need to be a large volume decoction to raise the 148F beta rest to 155F alpha rest. There would be no need...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-06-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By VladOfTrub
It's odd the Manuf. doesn't carry a motor, unless...

It's odd the Manuf. doesn't carry a motor, unless the unit is obsolete.

Gemline Appliance Parts. They carry retrofit motors and fan blade kits for all kinds of coolers. If you procure a motor that...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-06-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By VladOfTrub
Dermo. I just put a post in under the topic of...

Dermo. I just put a post in under the topic of black grease in a Blichmann fermenter, mentioning the same thing. I have had the same occurance a few times in lager and pils. I use a Therminator and...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-06-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By VladOfTrub
I use Blichmann fermenters and noticed the same...

I use Blichmann fermenters and noticed the same thing, but not in every ferment. This might be purely coincidental or may have something to do with it. I notice it when using hops that have a wide...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-01-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,361
Posted By VladOfTrub
....mabrungard....Bamforth has written a good...

....mabrungard....Bamforth has written a good article on enzymatic affects on starch. His article is easier for a layman to understand, than the 1982 experiments performed by the IOB. Bamforth's...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-31-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,137
Posted By VladOfTrub
The data sheet for the malt being used is good to...

The data sheet for the malt being used is good to refer to. There are different varieties of barley that can be used to produce the same style/name of malt. You might want to get a data sheet on...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-31-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 300
Posted By VladOfTrub
"LOL, I'm using that to remember" ...

"LOL, I'm using that to remember"




Yup, it's one of those word association type things. I use a black O-ring on the liquid post and a green one on the gas post. Black O-ring, black valve.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-31-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By VladOfTrub
Who are the best in the biz? Are there any types...

Who are the best in the biz? Are there any types of fungus that can attack grain that will limit foam/head? If there is, is it controlled, so that the grain doesn't end up on the market? Another...
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