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Forum: BIAB Brewing 07-18-2014, 03:20 PM
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Posted By ArcLight
>.Anyone care to show off their set up for BIAB?...

>.Anyone care to show off their set up for BIAB? I'm thinking of building a simple and efficient brew stand, maybe with a hoist. I've found a few looking on the interwebs, but not many.


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Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-18-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 404
Posted By ArcLight
The game hanger is an excellent idea, and you got...

The game hanger is an excellent idea, and you got a great price for a good price of useful brewing equipment.

I'd pick one up but I already have a multi-matic ladder.


This one below is over...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 07-07-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By ArcLight
>>By the way, there's no hard and fast rule that...

>>By the way, there's no hard and fast rule that BIAB HAS to be a full volume mash. You can mash thicker and add the extra water right before you remove the bag.

Exactly.

When I BIAB brew a...
Forum: General Techniques 06-12-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By ArcLight
I added a 49 ounce can of Raspberry puree to a 5...

I added a 49 ounce can of Raspberry puree to a 5 gallon secondary. I gently mixed it in. A few days later I gently stirred it in again, so the yeast could get to all the stuff that was on the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-06-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 637
Posted By ArcLight
That wouldn't account for such a low final...

That wouldn't account for such a low final gravity. There are non fermentable sugars in DME


wlp099 is very attenuative, but wont get that low, though I've had lagger yeasts go from 1.06 to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-02-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,032
Posted By ArcLight
Try Traders Joe brand beers, especially their...

Try Traders Joe brand beers, especially their 3.99 a six lager.

:fro:

Lets just say, I've had plenty of awful beer, but none that tasted like that.
It tasted like the yeast stalled at 1.024 ...
Forum: General Techniques 03-30-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,011
Posted By ArcLight
This is a Zombie thread, 7 years old. But since...

This is a Zombie thread, 7 years old.
But since you asked ...
Yes - you can pour it right into the secondary.
I also gently mix it in with a spoon, and repeat the stirring a week later, because...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-27-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By ArcLight
I take a big plastic spoon and gently mix up the...

I take a big plastic spoon and gently mix up the bottom, so there is no splashing.
The Trub will eventually settle, especially since I do this within the first weak, and I usually let beer sit for...
Forum: General Techniques 03-26-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By ArcLight
How can I get good vanilla flavor from vanilla...

How can I get good vanilla flavor from vanilla beans if I bottle?
Should Iuse more beans?
Or is there some other method?

I was just soaking the vanilla beans in Vodka for a week and adding it...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-25-2014, 12:53 PM
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Posted By ArcLight
I just tried some of the Trader Joes brand beers....

I just tried some of the Trader Joes brand beers. Lets just say I wont be buying them again.
(my friend said their beer was ok, turns out he meant they sell other brands of beer that are ok)


I...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 03-25-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,661
Posted By ArcLight
I grind directly into my bag. Afterwards I pat...

I grind directly into my bag. Afterwards I pat the bag a bunch, to get the dust out, which would probably end up in the trub.

I tried pouring in grain, and still got dough balls, plus that grain...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 03-25-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,661
Posted By ArcLight
BIAB lets you crush tighter. You still need to...

BIAB lets you crush tighter. You still need to break up the dough balls, but the dough in time is much less with tiny grain particles. I get good efficient by plopping in the grain bag and stirring...
Forum: General Techniques 03-19-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,027
Posted By ArcLight
Yes - 2 chances to siphon. What a secondary...

Yes - 2 chances to siphon. What a secondary offers is a way to pull in less trub when racking. Forgetting about the effort and oxidation /infection risk -
Each time you rack, you will pull in less...
Forum: General Techniques 03-16-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,027
Posted By ArcLight
I dump the hops in a few days before cold...

I dump the hops in a few days before cold crashing and bottling.



It actually does, but takes longer.
The secondary is not a magical clearing tank. When you rack, you pull
in some trub...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-15-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,030
Posted By ArcLight
Sam, If you are an all grain brewer using Brew...

Sam,
If you are an all grain brewer using Brew in a Bag, try a very tight crush (which could cause a false bottom to get clogged), do a dunk sparge, and mash at 142 for an hour, then raise the mash...
Forum: General Techniques 03-15-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,142
Posted By ArcLight
If you want intense aroma you need a different...

If you want intense aroma you need a different technique, a hop stand and dry hopping. If you want intense flavor, add more hops at 15-20 minutes.

Adding hops at 10 minutes accomplishes neither,...
Forum: General Techniques 03-14-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,142
Posted By ArcLight
Why Hops burst at 10 minutes or less? They will...

Why Hops burst at 10 minutes or less?
They will provide less flavor and less IBUs.
If you use the entire Hops Burst amount at 20 minutes, you will get a lot of flavor and enough IBUs.
Though you...
Forum: General Techniques 03-14-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,142
Posted By ArcLight
What if you added the hop burst (flavor) hops at...

What if you added the hop burst (flavor) hops at 20 minutes instead of 15.
Would that add enough additional IBUs?
Would the flavor extraction at 20 minutes be close to that at 15 minutes?
Forum: General Techniques 03-12-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By ArcLight
>>What exactly is de-aerated water? Water...

>>What exactly is de-aerated water?

Water that is boiled and then cooled. It temporarily is Oxygen deficient, but will begin to absorb O2 so it should be used right away.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-11-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By ArcLight
I've used it 3 or 4 times, with 2 liter starters....

I've used it 3 or 4 times, with 2 liter starters.
It has plenty of power and I run it at around 1/3 speed.
It can generate a deep Vortex.
My other stir plate is a Sir Starter.
Id rate the Vortex...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-11-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,145
Posted By ArcLight
For those of us who don't have the magazine, can...

For those of us who don't have the magazine, can you summarize his reasoning? Pros and Cons of dry hopping before vs after cold crashing.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 03-11-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,355
Posted By ArcLight
As an experiment, one of these days (in the...

As an experiment, one of these days (in the spring or summer) I'll set my mill very very tight, and see how it affects the fermentability, and efficiency.
Can I get 90% brew house efficiency?
Can...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 03-11-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,355
Posted By ArcLight
If you BIAB you can afford to crush much finer...

If you BIAB you can afford to crush much finer than if you use a conventional cooler and false bottom because you will get a stuck sparge. Also, purchases crushed grain is sometimes poorly crushed....
Forum: General Techniques 03-11-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,824
Posted By ArcLight
If you don't do a 60 minute addition, and instead...

If you don't do a 60 minute addition, and instead do 15 minute additions, you will need twice as many hops to achieve the same bitterness, which will give you a much stronger hop flavor, which will...
Forum: General Techniques 03-11-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,448
Posted By ArcLight
I "dry zested" by adding the zest from 4 oranges...

I "dry zested" by adding the zest from 4 oranges to an ounce of Everclear. I let it sit a week ... and got no Orange flavor what so ever.


Maybe the zest was too dried out (several months), and...
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