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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-13-2007, 04:05 AM
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Posted By sigaas
When I'm using promash, I've entered the grain...

When I'm using promash, I've entered the grain bill as shown in the recipe and it calculates a SG for me based on my efficiency. Is there a way to get it to tell me what the grain bill should be...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-13-2007, 03:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,378
Posted By sigaas
Let me count the ways.. 1) It turns out my...

Let me count the ways..

1) It turns out my thermometer is off by 4 degrees. So when I heated up my strike water it was 4 degrees too high.

2) When I added the water to the grain, I thought I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-13-2007, 03:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,378
Posted By sigaas
I've downloaded a copy of promash, but I'm not...

I've downloaded a copy of promash, but I'm not very good using it. Is there any chance you can plug the numbers for me and let me know what you get? I'd like to try it myself and compare it to what...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-13-2007, 03:43 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By sigaas
Not really, no. I made too many mistakes. The...

Not really, no. I made too many mistakes. The first batch was a disaster and so I'm essentially starting from scratch.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-13-2007, 03:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,378
Posted By sigaas
Second AG batch.. HELP! Batch Sparging

I'm going to try my second batch of AG this weekend but I'm confused about how much grain I should be using.

I like this recipe here (http://www.beertools.com/html/recipe.php?view=2521).

This...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 12-14-2006, 07:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,363
Posted By sigaas
cleaning bottles

Anyone have tips on cleaning bottles?

Typically I will rinse the bottles thoroughly after I've poured a brew and then drain them upside down. Then I store them upside down in a box until needed....
Forum: General Techniques 11-21-2006, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By sigaas
I've read that page as well. On there the...

I've read that page as well. On there the suggestion is 1 to 1.3 qt/lb. After a bit more reading, it looks like 1.25 is a pretty good strike thickness. Other posters suggest mash temp and water pH...
Forum: General Techniques 11-21-2006, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By sigaas
First AG batch help needed

I'm hoping to brew my first batch of AG this weekend but I have a question about the mash and how much water to add.

I plan to do batch sparging with a single infusion mash. I found a recipe here:...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-20-2006, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By sigaas
I was planning on pre-heating when I was actually...

I was planning on pre-heating when I was actually brewing, but before I invested the energy and money into converting this cooler into a mash tun I wanted to be sure it would hold the temp okay. It...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-20-2006, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By sigaas
I didn't preheat the cooler so I did expect a...

I didn't preheat the cooler so I did expect a temp drop in the first 15 minutes or so. But, like I said, the temp kept dropping through the entire hour. Tonight I'll try the same thing but see how...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-20-2006, 04:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 708
Posted By sigaas
48 Qt Cooler Temp drop?

I'm planning on converting to AG in the next couple of weeks so tonight I bought a 48qt rubbermaid rectangular cooler. I put in about 1.5 to 2 gals of 165 degree water to see how much heat it would...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-16-2006, 04:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 847
Posted By sigaas
I'll try to search more around this site for more...

I'll try to search more around this site for more info on mash tun/cooler conversions.

The thermometer measures actual degrees, and ranges from 32 to 212, I think. I might even be accurate to 0.1...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-16-2006, 12:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 847
Posted By sigaas
Equipment list needed

I've brewed several batches of partial extract and now I'd like to try some all grain brewing. I'd really rather not spend more than $100 or so upgrading my equipment, so I'm looking for a list of...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-11-2006, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,357
Posted By sigaas
Too much space in Carboy after racking

I'm working on my first batch of beer and last night I racked it from my primary fermenter into the carboy. Unfortunately, the carboy is now only about 3/4 full. Should I fill the rest of the carboy...
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