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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-19-2011, 10:36 PM
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Posted By Emian
RIMS Mash step-timings?

I have my mash system set up with a home made RIMS tube (copper) and it heats about 1F per minute.

I have a stainless tube coming from Brewers Hardware and expect that will be more efficient -...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-25-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1,316
Views: 388,051
Posted By Emian
My PID does a good job, it does not overshoot and...

My PID does a good job, it does not overshoot and heats a 10 gallon mash about 3 degrees per minute in a 10 gallon round cooler. I ran it on the auto tune function with just water in the mash tun. It...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-25-2011, 07:54 PM
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Posted By Emian
[QUOTE=P-J;2581691] I cannot even begin to...

[QUOTE=P-J;2581691] I cannot even begin to imagine how you would be able to control the element and the pump, the way you want, using it.

QUOTE]

I'm not following what you mean. There's no...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-25-2011, 12:06 PM
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Posted By Emian
I thought about doing that way - actually, just...

I thought about doing that way - actually, just using one pole of the DP/ST switch to switch the pump, the other to switch the heater feed. The reason I didn't is because these are illuminated...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-25-2011, 04:11 AM
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Views: 388,051
Posted By Emian
I have modified Sawdustguy's original drawing to...

I have modified Sawdustguy's original drawing to suit my build (and this post has been a great help - thanks all).

Main thing I did is use a newer PID from Auberins and a different sensor. I want...
Forum: DIY Projects 11-07-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1,316
Views: 388,051
Posted By Emian
I've really enjoyed this thread. I have ordered a...

I've really enjoyed this thread. I have ordered a 20g Mash Tun with RIMS fittings from Stout Tanks and Kettles. It'll be here in Jan, so I'm going to start my wiring. This has been very helpful. In...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-20-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 697
Posted By Emian
Cloudy yeast suspension and polyphenol haze...

Cloudy yeast suspension and polyphenol haze detract from the flavor and stability of the beer. Too much suspended yeast can contribute to gout.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-20-2010, 01:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By Emian
Check it - or drink it.

Check it - or drink it.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-20-2010, 01:04 AM
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Views: 697
Posted By Emian
I like clear beer. Most of my beers settle out...

I like clear beer. Most of my beers settle out crystal clear - I use moss, gelatin for ale, and also polyclar 10 for pils.
Forum: DIY Projects 07-02-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1,316
Views: 388,051
Posted By Emian
Fail Safe

How would you wire it if you didn't want the heater to come on unless the pump was also running?

Ian
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-25-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 845
Posted By Emian
I pour gelatin (dissolved in hot water) directly...

I pour gelatin (dissolved in hot water) directly into the keg as I rack to the keg. Purge the air with CO2. Put in the refrigerator for 24 hours to chill. Any chill haze will form - then add a...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-23-2010, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By Emian
Do You Lubricate Your Balls?

I've just cleaned off the ball in a ball lock valve. Should I be lubricating it with something before I assemble it?

Ian
Forum: General Techniques 04-21-2010, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,898
Posted By Emian
Burbon Barrel Age Effect

I want to give 10g the impression of being burbon barrel aged for a year. I've got 4oz of medium toast oak chips. I'm going to soak them in bourbon, then add to the secondary.

How much oak?
How...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-18-2010, 12:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,733
Posted By Emian
How many volumes?

How many volumes?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-17-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,733
Posted By Emian
Nitro Tap

I've ordered a nitro tap and regulator - I'm picking up a beergas cylinder.
When I dispense my beer with this - do I force carbonated the keg first with regular CO2 or with the beergas No2/Co2 mix?...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-16-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 826
Posted By Emian
use a stick-on liquid crystal brew thermometer...

use a stick-on liquid crystal brew thermometer strip - $3 - from most brew stores.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-12-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,833
Posted By Emian
I made something very similar - came our really...

I made something very similar - came our really nice...didn't use quite as moch smoked and peated as you're suggesting - but it had plenty of peat smoked flavor.

You've inspired me to make it...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-07-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By Emian
What I do for lagering - is leave the probe in...

What I do for lagering - is leave the probe in the air - and put a stick-on thermometer on the carboy. My temperature controller has a 2 degree differential. If I set it at 40F - it turns on until...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 12-26-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 34,942
Posted By Emian
I buy the boxes of unflavored sachets, and use...

I buy the boxes of unflavored sachets, and use one per 5 gallon Keg. I use 1 tsp Irish moss for the last 15 minutes of the boil. I Rack to a secondary, primarily to clear the beer, then rack to a keg...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-21-2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,266
Posted By Emian
Superior Pilsen Malt

I've just picked up a kg bag of Superior Pilsen Malt from Canada Brewing Company.

Such a good price drop from the Belgian and German pilsen malt that I could not refuse.

What sort of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-10-2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By Emian
that's my thought - I want to brew a Wee Heavy...

that's my thought - I want to brew a Wee Heavy that I did last Christmas that used Edinburgh yeast WLP 028. I suspect that the yeast contributes more to fruity, malty types ales - but I'm not sure. ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-10-2009, 07:54 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,261
Posted By Emian
wow - that's a high proportion of musician...

wow - that's a high proportion of musician brewers - or perhaps musicians are disproportionately attracted to the poll?

Bass player and brewer

http://www.fatpotatoband.com
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-10-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By Emian
When I began using dry yeasts early this year - I...

When I began using dry yeasts early this year - I was carefully following the re-hydration instructions. After 3 batches - I did my 4th without re-hydrating. I just sprinkled into the wort - waited...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-10-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By Emian
Dry Yeast

I'm totally sold on dry yeasts now. I've made about 20 batches with the new fermentis and Danstar yeasts - and just started lagering a batch with the new W34/70 Weihenstephan strain. It's great to...
Forum: General Techniques 06-13-2009, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By Emian
Too Warm to pitch

I didn't cool my wort down far enough. It's sitting in the carboys at around 90F. What should I do? Leave it over night to cool? How does wort like sitting without yeast in it?

Ian
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