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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-04-2014, 02:50 AM
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I'd consider brew in a bag and do the whole thing...

I'd consider brew in a bag and do the whole thing in one pot. Thinner mash might give you more enzyme activity. Either that or buy a bigger kettle or just do extract.


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Forum: BIAB Brewing 03-01-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By DurtyChemist
You just have a thicker mash. Instead of 3 quarts...

You just have a thicker mash. Instead of 3 quarts per pound you have 1.5. Just make sure it won't overfill your pot before you add grains. Keep them in a bag and see how much water will fit with the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-26-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
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I think you didn't let all the yeast drop out of...

I think you didn't let all the yeast drop out of solution and drank it too soon. I have a holiday ale in a keg right now and except for the two pints I poured to taste it, I haven't touched it. I...
Forum: General Techniques 02-25-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By DurtyChemist
I'd say do it this time and save a couple bottles...

I'd say do it this time and save a couple bottles for the next competition and don't do it that time and see what happens.


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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-25-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By DurtyChemist
The easiest way to clear in a bottle is to let t...

The easiest way to clear in a bottle is to let t sit a few months. I had one batch crystal clear and you could see the sediment on the bottom. It wasn't even a problem when I poured as you could see...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 02-25-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By DurtyChemist
As someone who just entered BIAB with a keggle...

As someone who just entered BIAB with a keggle I'd say do 3-5 five Fallon batches before going to 10 gallon. Main reason for me would be familiarity with the process and getting my routine down.
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Forum: BIAB Brewing 02-24-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 448
Posted By DurtyChemist
My porter 10lbs 2 row 1 lb crystal 60L 1...

My porter

10lbs 2 row
1 lb crystal 60L
1 lb chocolate
Kent Golding hops to correct IBU desired
Wyeast 1056 in a 1L starter made by shaking

Next batch will try 1/2 lb chocolate to smooth it...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 02-24-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By DurtyChemist
It would also put his OG at 1.058 which might be...

It would also put his OG at 1.058 which might be a little high.

Did you repitch yeast or have a high fermentation temp? How long was fermentation? If it was warm for an extended period or you had...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-24-2014, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By DurtyChemist
I use whatever crush my local store sets their...

I use whatever crush my local store sets their mill at (highly debated) and do not squeeze (highly debated) and add as much water as I can to the mash (highly debated) with no mash out (debated) or...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-23-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 502
Posted By DurtyChemist
Not always. 10lbs 2 row, .5 lb chocolate .5...

Not always. 10lbs 2 row, .5 lb chocolate .5 Crystal 60L and some hops are actually style correct on brewers friend.


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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-19-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By DurtyChemist
Crush could cause low mash efficency or not...

Crush could cause low mash efficency or not mashing long enough. First runnings are supposed I be the highest from what I've read. I can't believe you had so little sugar. Well it will make a nice...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-16-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By DurtyChemist
Was it 1.037 at 150F? If so did you do a...

Was it 1.037 at 150F?
If so did you do a temperature correction or keep a sample to measure at the calibration temperature?
If not, does your refractometer have temperature correction?


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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-16-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By DurtyChemist
You can read about mash efficiency on the home...

You can read about mash efficiency on the home page. They had three articles about it. Mash efficiency DOES calculate how much sugar you get out of the sugars in the grain. Multiple ways to calculate...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 02-14-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 742
Posted By DurtyChemist
Drawback I see is lots of work. I do full volume...

Drawback I see is lots of work. I do full volume mash and get 75%+ mash efficiency verified by calculations and hit target volumes and gravities calculating an overall efficiency of 75%. If you're...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-13-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By DurtyChemist
$55 locally

$55 locally
Forum: BIAB Brewing 02-11-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,424
Posted By DurtyChemist
Typo. If you look at the keyboard 9 is right next...

Typo. If you look at the keyboard 9 is right next to 0.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-10-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By DurtyChemist
Check the pH. If it's still acidic it's good to...

Check the pH. If it's still acidic it's good to go. If you want to have clear StarSan then buy a gallon of distilled water and mix that up with StarSan.

Research will tell you as long as the pH...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 02-10-2014, 02:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By DurtyChemist
It CAN vary batch to batch and it WILL vary if...

It CAN vary batch to batch and it WILL vary if you dump everything in from the boil or let stuff settle and siphon from the top or have a setup like mine where the "deadspace" just happens to hold...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 02-10-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,424
Posted By DurtyChemist
www.tastybrew.com/calculators/gravityhtml I...

www.tastybrew.com/calculators/gravityhtml

I usually have 6.5 gallons pre boil and input 75% for efficiency. If I'm above that I'm happy since it seems like most traditional all grain brewers...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-10-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,569
Posted By DurtyChemist
Mash thinner. More water to diffuse the sugar...

Mash thinner. More water to diffuse the sugar into. I just did a BIAB with 3 quarts per pound (7.5 gallons for 10 lbs of 2 row) and hit 78% mash efficiency. Pre boil gravity was 1.044 at 60 for my...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 02-10-2014, 12:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,424
Posted By DurtyChemist
10lbs 2 row with whatever crush the brew store...

10lbs 2 row with whatever crush the brew store does
7.5 gallons of water
152 average mash temp, checked every 19-15 minutes and stirred for 15-45 seconds
75 minute mash
Put the grain bag on a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-09-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 530
Posted By DurtyChemist
I've done 2 BIAB batches and my third is...

I've done 2 BIAB batches and my third is tomorrow.

Burner doesn't matter. I did a turkey fryer for one and a Blichmann for the last one. I like the minimal sound of the Blichmann so if you can...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-09-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By DurtyChemist
Sounds like the best option. Won't freeze unless...

Sounds like the best option. Won't freeze unless its REAL cold AND its sanitary.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-09-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 804
Posted By DurtyChemist
Smaller tubing will create more surface area....

Smaller tubing will create more surface area. 1/2" tubing will get to 12" tall faster than 3/8" tubing will. You will have more coils covering a larger surface area of wort using 3/8" tubing than...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-09-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,798
Posted By DurtyChemist
My question is what is the point of the needle?...

My question is what is the point of the needle? Why is it necessary?
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