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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-01-2012, 09:36 PM
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Like I said, just kegged up a batch and it isn't...

Like I said, just kegged up a batch and it isn't conditioned by any means so ill let you know what I think when it's ready. My first impression wasn't BO-like at all, just like a citrusy and white...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-01-2012, 05:26 AM
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Posted By Vendrixfly
Did a single hop PA with NS a couple weeks ago...

Did a single hop PA with NS a couple weeks ago and it's conditioning in the keg. Had about a gallon of leftover beer in the fermenter so I filled up a jug and am drinking it as I type...this hop is...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-01-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,232
Posted By Vendrixfly
Dough balls in full-volume BIAB are rarely a...

Dough balls in full-volume BIAB are rarely a problem unless the grain bill is huge. The reason is because the water/grain ratio is so thin that there is always enough water to help break up the bits....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-01-2012, 05:10 AM
Replies: 20
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Posted By Vendrixfly
I had the same problem when I was testing out a...

I had the same problem when I was testing out a recipe for a beer to be served at my wedding...turned out my mashing thermometer was 10 degrees too high between 140-160 and since the recipe called...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-01-2012, 04:52 AM
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Views: 1,759
Posted By Vendrixfly
The great thing about a full-volume BIAB is that...

The great thing about a full-volume BIAB is that the water/grain ratio is so thin that even if you don't sparge there is enough water in the kettle to shake those sugars off efficiently during the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-01-2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,097
Posted By Vendrixfly
All of these suggestions are good and will work,...

All of these suggestions are good and will work, but in my opinion, go for a 10-15 gallon pot and do full volume BIAB. In an apartment setting space and "cleaning space" is paramount: You don't have...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-04-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,391
Posted By Vendrixfly
I too have been having problems with low FG since...

I too have been having problems with low FG since moving to all grain. The last two batches were nearly the same and both ended at 1.002 with nice flavor but zero body...I've since excluded all...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-31-2012, 05:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By Vendrixfly
Totally! I usually don't fuss too much about it,...

Totally! I usually don't fuss too much about it, but as this beer is for my wedding I got a bit concerned. No worries though, there's still time to brew up a couple more batches before June if these...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-31-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By Vendrixfly
Thanks again for the feedback! All great...

Thanks again for the feedback! All great suggestions. Interesting about the software calculations...figured something may not have been accounted for in projected FG.

Gotta kick the two kegs in...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-31-2012, 03:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By Vendrixfly
The hydrometer readings were both taken at ~68...

The hydrometer readings were both taken at ~68 degrees after chilling and before kegging. Mash temps were between 150-153 using a thermometer that I've used before that measures boiling water at 212,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-31-2012, 01:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By Vendrixfly
Overshooting FG. What do you make of it?

Hey all. Need some help!

Brewed up two batches of a summer ale for my wedding and seem to have overshot the FG by a LOT and don't know why. Just kegged and took a reading on the second batch...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-22-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By Vendrixfly
Kegged this up today. The color is spot on,...

Kegged this up today.

The color is spot on, as well as the haze from the wheat. The hydro sample tasted very light with absolutely no off flavors that I could perceive, but...it actually...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-07-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Vendrixfly
Ahhhh! Yes, they certainly could. I correct my...

Ahhhh! Yes, they certainly could. I correct my statement to "useless to single vessel BIAB brewers"!
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-07-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Vendrixfly
UPDATE on the above Columbia Sinks 1500 watt...

UPDATE on the above Columbia Sinks 1500 watt heating element:

Just got off the phone with a representative from Columbia Sinks and ALL the elements they sell have an auto-cutoff at 200 degrees,...
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-07-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Vendrixfly
I know the breaker is 20 amps, but the outlet is...

I know the breaker is 20 amps, but the outlet is 15 and has a few thick layers of paint caked on it so I'm relictant to even pry it off the wall to check. I think I'm better off going 1500 watts....
Forum: Electric Brewing 03-07-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Vendrixfly
Thanks KitB. Yeah, I was thinking 1500 was as...

Thanks KitB. Yeah, I was thinking 1500 was as high as I should go too. Wont get me the results a 1650 would but it'd help my peace of mind. BTW, has anyone had any experience with these?

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Forum: Electric Brewing 03-07-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By Vendrixfly
Safely setting up 120v. Old Apartment.

Hey guys!

Ive spent the greater part of the last three weeks grooming forums and researching 120v ebiab to apply to my current situation, thanks for all the awesome builds and tutorials! I am...
Forum: Extract Brewing 03-02-2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By Vendrixfly
Enjoying one this evening and most of the dryness...

Enjoying one this evening and most of the dryness is diminishing after a day or two in the fridge. It's very balanced. That's the beauty of kits! You can add a bit here and there and it won't ruin...
Forum: Extract Brewing 02-29-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By Vendrixfly
I have! It turned out very well. Tomorrow marks a...

I have! It turned out very well. Tomorrow marks a month bottle conditioning, so I grabbed a six pack from the cellar last night and popped em in the fridge. The lady and I enjoyed one last night, and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-29-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By Vendrixfly
Thanks for all the feedback! Here's the updated...

Thanks for all the feedback! Here's the updated recipe:

5 lbs 2-row Pale 60.61%
2 lbs White Wheat 24.24%
.25 lbs Honey Malt 3.03%
1 lb Honey (15) 12.12%
ABV: 4.72%

.5 oz Galena 60
1 oz...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-29-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By Vendrixfly
It appears I've grossly underestimated my 5...

It appears I've grossly underestimated my 5 gallon kettle! I may further reduce the honey for more 2-row or wheat, maybe even Munich for some deeper malts. This is good news, thanks!

I'm still...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-28-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By Vendrixfly
I am aware of that, it's the thought of honey...

I am aware of that, it's the thought of honey being one of the ingredients that provokes me to use it, for sentimental value:) That, and the fact that it adds fermentables without messing too much...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-28-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By Vendrixfly
I'm June 1st, cheers! Yes, nothing better to...

I'm June 1st, cheers! Yes, nothing better to start your honeymoon off with than a glass of mead!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-28-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By Vendrixfly
Thanks man, my thoughts exactly. My gut tells me...

Thanks man, my thoughts exactly. My gut tells me to try it with an extra lb of wheat malt on top of the 2-row and in place of one lb of the honey. It keeps the color around 3 SRM, % right there, and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-28-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By Vendrixfly
That's good to hear, I'll check it out. An extra...

That's good to hear, I'll check it out. An extra pound or so of grain would allow me to reduce some of the honey, but what malt would you reccommend? The options running through my head are wheat,...
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