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Forum: Brew Science 02-18-2013, 08:38 PM
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Posted By thevalkrye
I use 100% RO with CaCl but have found a few of...

I use 100% RO with CaCl but have found a few of my beers to taste "flat". I experimented with adding a bit of NaCl added to the finished beer and it seemed to help brighten it up so I may need to add...
Forum: Light Lager 10-22-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 20,958
Posted By thevalkrye
Well I guess they lied to us in German brewing...

Well I guess they lied to us in German brewing school then.

They are not allowed wheat in lager beer and the top fermenting beer (like Hefeweizen) must contain at least 50% wheat. We were told it...
Forum: Light Lager 09-26-2011, 05:11 PM
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Posted By thevalkrye
Just to point out the obvious...the wheat isn't...

Just to point out the obvious...the wheat isn't allowed in a traditional Helles as it has to conform to the Bavarian purity law. But here in north America we are not bound by such restrictions.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-15-2011, 05:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By thevalkrye
That's how he mounts his return and there is a...

That's how he mounts his return and there is a 3/8 barbed hose connector of that going to the sparge arm. I am wondering about the actual sparge arm. If you look at the videos and the pictures there...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-15-2011, 02:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By thevalkrye
I'm not sure I understand...

I'm not sure I understand...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-15-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By thevalkrye
Brutus Sparge Arm Mounting

Anybody out there know how Lonnie mounted his sparge arm in the lid so clean? I watched the video's and there is nothing up top showing anything. I am wondering if he tack welded it at the bottom or...
Forum: Brewing Software 06-19-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By thevalkrye
You are right it's not a huge difference...about...

You are right it's not a huge difference...about .75L on a quick look at one of my recipes. I am just trying to understand the software and where the numbers it gives me come from.
Forum: Brewing Software 06-19-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By thevalkrye
Let's try again. If you measure out 14L of...

Let's try again.

If you measure out 14L of water at 50ºF at 165ºF that water will take up more space...about 14.3L

If Beersmith is asking for 14L at 165ºF and you measure out 14L at 50ºF then...
Forum: Brewing Software 06-19-2010, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By thevalkrye
Beersmith Volume Correction Question

Does Beersmith correct fluid volume for the temperature it is at?

For example if it says 14 quarts of water at 165ºF is that corrected for that temperature?

Just a question from my tired brain.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-09-2010, 02:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 346
Posted By thevalkrye
KAB4 Boil times?

How fast are you guys getting your water to boil using the Bayou KAB4?

Tonight I tried to boil about 8 gallons of water in a converted keggle and gave up after an hour. One reviewer on Amazon says...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-29-2010, 10:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By thevalkrye
Yes I preheat. I usually add my strike water as...

Yes I preheat. I usually add my strike water as boiling water to my tun then let it stabilize for 10 minutes or so, then if I need to I adjust with cold water to reach my strike temperature.

The...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-29-2010, 05:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By thevalkrye
I usually vorlauf about a gallon, I am ok with my...

I usually vorlauf about a gallon, I am ok with my efficiency being what it is as long as I know what it is so I can adjust my recipe accordingly for the beer I want. I just wasn't expecting that much...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-29-2010, 05:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By thevalkrye
I brewed today and came in 8% lower efficiency...

I brewed today and came in 8% lower efficiency than usual average. I guess I will know for next time I use the 10 gallon.

Also it was harder to keep the temps up during the mash. I usually lose...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-28-2010, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By thevalkrye
Thanks guys, once I quit staring at wilwest450's...

Thanks guys, once I quit staring at wilwest450's avatar I will try and make some beer.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-27-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By thevalkrye
And now that I have the capability what about...

And now that I have the capability what about going from a 3 round batch sparge to a 2 round?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-27-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By thevalkrye
Thanks guys. That's what I am hoping for too. I...

Thanks guys. That's what I am hoping for too. I just thought I would ask as I hate missing my numbers by more than a few points SG.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-27-2010, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 715
Posted By thevalkrye
Changing Coolers and Efficiency

I currently use a 5 gallon cooler with a false bottom and batch sparge. I am changing over to a 10 gallon cooler, false bottom and batch sparge. The crush will stay the same.

Any guesses as to a...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-14-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 656
Posted By thevalkrye
Perlick 307's

Anybody out there have any of these or have used them? They are the ones with the flow control on them. I have a chance to buy a tower with these installed and am just wondering if it is worth it or...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-17-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,062
Posted By thevalkrye
Chromium is a big part of stainless steel, and is...

Chromium is a big part of stainless steel, and is an essential mineral as is copper, but like most metals can be toxic in large amounts. Wort is more acidic than water but still fairly neutral its...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-17-2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,062
Posted By thevalkrye
heating element toxicity?

Has there been a discussion of the high acidity of wort leeching metals from heating elements?

The Camco ULWD is listed as being made from "Highest grade nickel and chromium incoloy". That is...
Forum: DIY Projects 12-11-2009, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By thevalkrye
Sanyo 4912 Manual Question

I tried searching this because I am sure it has been asked before but no luck. I lost my manual and need to know the manufacturers minimum clearance recommendations for the 4912.

I want to do a...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-28-2009, 12:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,144
Posted By thevalkrye
Irish red. It only calls for about 6 ounces of...

Irish red. It only calls for about 6 ounces of the 300º light roasted barley in a 6 gallon batch, for color and a very slight roasty flavor I would guess. It might help give it a dry finish too.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-28-2009, 12:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,144
Posted By thevalkrye
Carafa and light roasted barley

I have a recipe that calls for 300º roasted barley. I am thinking about substituting either normal 500º roasted barley or maybe some Carafe Special II. Any thoughts?
Forum: DIY Projects 01-15-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By thevalkrye
nope not wildly wrong....platinum RTD's are still...

nope not wildly wrong....platinum RTD's are still the standard but there is no reason why a thermistor wont work beautifully for brewing.

a lot of the limitations of either don't really apply to...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-14-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 410
Posted By thevalkrye
cast fittings?

is there any reason not to use cast fittings for welding to a keggle? they are 150# cast 316 ss...cheaper than the 3000# forged ss fittings.
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