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Forum: Brew Science 12-21-2011, 01:44 AM
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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f128/2-different-water...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f128/2-different-water-calculators-different-amt-mineral-additions-why-214260/#post2518696
Forum: Brew Science 01-03-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By bakins
It's probably just a silly math error I did. The...

It's probably just a silly math error I did. The calculator actually figures out the amount to add per gallon then calculates out to the mash and boil. I goofed on the boil calculation it seems. I...
Forum: Brew Science 01-03-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By bakins
Yes, that's the phrase I couldn't think of. The...

Yes, that's the phrase I couldn't think of. The calculator I did can do several million guesses in under a minute. I suck at "desktop productivity software" and can write code to solve problems for...
Forum: Brew Science 01-03-2011, 03:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,204
Posted By bakins
FWIW, the "Bonnie Blue Brew water calculator" was...

FWIW, the "Bonnie Blue Brew water calculator" was written as an exercise for me to learn various brewing calculations. It was also a play ground for some mathematical "games." The formulas it uses...
Forum: Extract Brewing 11-18-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,432
Posted By bakins
They are good about giving them to you if you...

They are good about giving them to you if you email/call them. I refuse to buy kits from companies that try to keep their recipes "secret." Some companies don't even tell you what's in the kit...
Forum: General Techniques 11-18-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,364
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Posted By bakins
I have done it before. Worked fine. Just make...

I have done it before. Worked fine. Just make sure all your gaskets are heat rated.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 11-18-2010, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 392
Posted By bakins
I have a 15 gallon SS version with a basket and...

I have a 15 gallon SS version with a basket and an element fits fine with the basket in it.
Forum: General Techniques 11-12-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,871
Posted By bakins
I BIAB exclusively when I do all-grain and...

I BIAB exclusively when I do all-grain and average 75% efficiency. No sparge whatsoever in well over a year.
Forum: HomeBrewTalk Announcements & Feedback 10-03-2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 937
Posted By bakins
+1.

+1.
Forum: DIY Projects 09-26-2010, 12:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,924
Posted By bakins
I have a 7gallon conical from them. Nice simple...

I have a 7gallon conical from them. Nice simple and functional, FWIW.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-17-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,675
Posted By bakins
Comes with a racking port, but no racking arm. I...

Comes with a racking port, but no racking arm. I close the dump valve and spray it with some star San
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-17-2010, 03:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,675
Posted By bakins
I have one of the conicals and I like it.

I have one of the conicals and I like it.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-17-2010, 03:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,832
Posted By bakins
I've done the same. It works.

I've done the same. It works.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-17-2010, 03:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,037
Posted By bakins
I do "Aussie" style BIAB. I dough in with all...

I do "Aussie" style BIAB. I dough in with all the water I need for boil off, absorption, etc. I wind up with about 3:1 ratio. I average 75-83% depending on the exact grain bill. No sparge needed....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-15-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,630
Posted By bakins
Which bag did you buy? My homemade ones keep...

Which bag did you buy? My homemade ones keep ripping.
Forum: DIY Projects 09-15-2010, 12:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,937
Posted By bakins
Very interesting. I too have become rather...

Very interesting.

I too have become rather lazy.

Let us know how it goes on brew-day.

which side of Atlanta? I'm west.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-13-2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By bakins
CFC length for 10 gallon batches

What length CFC should I use for 10 gallon batches? Is 25' good? I had been doing no-chill for over a year, then went back to chilling and remembered why I hate my plate-chiller (yes, I used...
Forum: Brew Science 08-28-2010, 11:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,164
Posted By bakins
And for a stout, still just 1 tsp? I've...

And for a stout, still just 1 tsp?

I've been using the various spread sheets and I actually think my beer has gotten worse. Part of it is probably I didn't know about the SO4 number from Ward's...
Forum: Brew Science 08-28-2010, 02:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,164
Posted By bakins
Would you recommend this as a good starting point...

Would you recommend this as a good starting point for most styles?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-03-2010, 02:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,870
Posted By bakins
I throw them in the dishwasher as well. ...

I throw them in the dishwasher as well.

Recently, I just bought a bunch of the disposable muslin bags in bulk and just use those.
Forum: DIY Projects 07-24-2010, 04:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,423
Posted By bakins
I do something similar. I use an electric...

I do something similar. I use an electric element and a steamer pot that has a basket in it. I put my bag in the basket and recirculate the entire time, using a PID to control the temperature. I...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-18-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,350
Posted By bakins
Calculate it like first wort hops. Or half of...

Calculate it like first wort hops. Or half of that even. Some programs have a selection for "mash hops."

Dry hops contribute to taste, so no need to boil for that. Boiling is to get bittering...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-18-2010, 12:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,350
Posted By bakins
The pdf linked says no boil. A berliner weiss...

The pdf linked says no boil. A berliner weiss can be fermented using just the lacto in the grain - think sour mash. Since the kit calls for a packaged yeast, a quick boil can be used to calm your...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-18-2010, 12:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,350
Posted By bakins
No boil with berliner weiss is not unusual. The...

No boil with berliner weiss is not unusual. The lactic/sour mash type taste is the "essence" of a berliner weiss. If you wanted, you could just bring it to a boil, kill the heat and let it sit for 10...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-05-2010, 02:31 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,567
Posted By bakins
Motorcycles Reef/saltwater aquariums ...

Motorcycles
Reef/saltwater aquariums
restoring a '57 Bel-Air
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