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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing Yesterday, 08:33 PM
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Posted By Oginme
75% is typical of how many publications scale...

75% is typical of how many publications scale their recipes, as most brewers are in that range. I recommend measuring your water volume and specific gravity following your mash and then figuring...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-19-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 29
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Posted By Oginme
I have 5 3-gal better bottles for fermenting. ...

I have 5 3-gal better bottles for fermenting. Love them, as i have to cart the full carboy from the kitchen down to the basement where I have my fermenting room. The one question I would ask before...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-17-2014, 11:10 AM
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Views: 835
Posted By Oginme
Check out www.howtobrew.com! Great site by John...

Check out www.howtobrew.com! Great site by John Palmer with a lot of great advice for both new and experienced brewers. The on-line information is basically the first version of his book 'How to...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-17-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 835
Posted By Oginme
Please do not do this. It is not just water...

Please do not do this. It is not just water being boiled off, but precursors of DMS (boiled corn taste) and other disagreeable flavors that are being removed in the boil. Keeping the lid on will...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-16-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By Oginme
Thanks much for the feedback!

Thanks much for the feedback!
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-15-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,565
Posted By Oginme
Agreed! They get so much smoother and build much...

Agreed! They get so much smoother and build much more malty complexity with time. Surprisingly, this was the second recipe that I designed myself, after making three extract kits and one BIAB...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-14-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,565
Posted By Oginme
AG BIAB with a DME addition to up the OG. The...

AG BIAB with a DME addition to up the OG. The grains account for an OG of about 1.078 and the DME add gets it up to 1.088. 10 liter batch. The picture is of my recipe brewed in November 2013. I...
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-14-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,565
Posted By Oginme
After allowing it to condition at warm...

After allowing it to condition at warm temperatures, put it in the refrigerator for another couple of weeks. It makes a world of difference.
Forum: Extract Brewing 04-13-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,565
Posted By Oginme
How long did you let it carb for? I find that my...

How long did you let it carb for? I find that my Scotch Ale takes at least 3 weeks in warm temperatures (70F+) before it begins to carb. Four weeks is about right for a good amount of carb and a...
Forum: General Techniques 04-09-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,650
Posted By Oginme
It's a pretty fine screen. Just looking at it...

It's a pretty fine screen. Just looking at it I'd say it's about a 200 mesh, which puts the opening at around 75 microns. I should have added that I create a whirlpool after chilling and allow the...
Forum: General Techniques 04-09-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,650
Posted By Oginme
I screen the wort going into the fermentor and...

I screen the wort going into the fermentor and leave about a quart behind in the pot along with most of the cold break proteins and hop particles. My trub loss in the fermentor is around a half a...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 04-09-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,155
Posted By Oginme
I've been using my oven since about my fourth...

I've been using my oven since about my fourth BIAB brew, and that covers about 18 brewing sessions. It takes a bit to figure out the heating/cooling, but it works remarkably well. I do 10 liter...
Forum: Brewing Software 04-01-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By Oginme
Schierstein is correct that the efficiency number...

Schierstein is correct that the efficiency number on the design tab is the brewhouse efficiency. If you click over to the mash tab, you will get the actual calculated mash efficiency.

I would...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-28-2014, 12:58 PM
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Posted By Oginme
Doing a second batch of Sea Spray Summer Ale at...

Doing a second batch of Sea Spray Summer Ale at the request of SWMBO on Sunday.
Forum: BIAB Brewing 03-28-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By Oginme
Mash tun weight is the weight of the empty mash...

Mash tun weight is the weight of the empty mash tun. In order to figure out the temperature the water needs to be at, the software needs the thermal mass of the equipment. It uses this along with...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 03-27-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By Oginme
To get BeerSmith to calculate out a fairly...

To get BeerSmith to calculate out a fairly accurate strike temperature, select an equipment profile which closely resembles your set-up. Copy it and open it up, change the mash tun weight and...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 03-25-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,857
Posted By Oginme
If your system is consistent and predictable, and...

If your system is consistent and predictable, and it sounds like it is, you are in very good shape. You may get a little more value out of your grains with and increase in efficiency, but you will...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 03-23-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,857
Posted By Oginme
I view efficiency as important for two main...

I view efficiency as important for two main reasons: (1) to be able to accurately and repeatably predict what I will be getting brew after brew, and (2) to help determine/troubleshoot any process...
Forum: Brew Science 03-23-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 132
Posted By Oginme
I've used Agave syrup at a fermentable sugar...

I've used Agave syrup at a fermentable sugar concentration of around 71.4% (based upon label).

Edit: If you are looking for any type of flavor profile from adding agave syrup for priming, it is...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-22-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14,415
Views: 460,178
Posted By Oginme
Wife informed me last night that she is heading...

Wife informed me last night that she is heading out for the day. My son is going to visit a friend and will be gone until tonight. New unopened bag of Mandarina Bavaria in the freezer. Re-brew of...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-17-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By Oginme
The key to using the oven is to make sure it is...

The key to using the oven is to make sure it is pre-heated for at least 30 minutes, put the mash pot in and after 5 minutes for mash temps 148 to 150, 10 minutes for 152 to 154, and 15 minutes for...
Forum: BIAB Brewing 03-16-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By Oginme
After fooling around for a little while with...

After fooling around for a little while with modifying the stock BIAB profiles, I set up my system thusly:

Your mash tun size is your brew pot size. Unless you are using a false bottom, your dead...
Forum: English Brown Ale 03-16-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 467
Posted By Oginme
Congrats on the win and thanks for sharing the...

Congrats on the win and thanks for sharing the recipe!
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-16-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By Oginme
Very sound advice. BeerSmith works well once you...

Very sound advice. BeerSmith works well once you have taken the time to customize it for your process/results. It works really well for scaling down (or up) recipes that you can find here on HBT or...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-16-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,442
Posted By Oginme
Second this! Take the time and a couple of brews...

Second this! Take the time and a couple of brews to get the software set up to your process and it will perform remarkably well.
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