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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-02-2009, 03:19 AM
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Posted By Cos
Wrong yeast

Made a lager tonight and planned to pitch 2 packets of dry lager yeast at 55 deg. Accidentally put in a packet of ale yeast first. Wasn't sure what to do after that, so I went ahead and pitched the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-09-2008, 12:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By Cos
I aerate with a spoon until my arm hurts! I...

I aerate with a spoon until my arm hurts! I usually get a lot of foam ontop.
I sprinkle the yeast ontop of the foam. Wait 30 min. then aerate again.
I pitched at 72 and dropped it to 68 in my...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-08-2008, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By Cos
OG vs. FG problems

I normally do a 6lb partial mash and have trouble getting my target OG and FG.

Seems if I get one, I don't get the other.
I normally use dry yeast, Safale S-04 or 05.

Seems if I do a mashout,...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-01-2008, 11:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,446
Posted By Cos
Storing Grain

I ordered enough grain for my next 4 beers and it mistakenly showed up already cracked.

What's the best way to store it for a long period of time?
Can I freeze it?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-30-2008, 03:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By Cos
Max grain in cooler

What's the maximum amount of grain I can mash it a 5 gallon cooler?
Or, how much volume does a pound of satured grain consume?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-25-2008, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 597
Posted By Cos
Sierra Nevada Stout

I googled for a clone recipe and came up with this recipe. I've adjusted the 2-row and dme to suit my partial mash setup.

3 lb amber dme
4 lb munich
1 lb black patent
.5 lb crystal 60
.5 lb...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-11-2008, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 554
Posted By Cos
Mash out

With a single infusion partial mash....
If I do my mash in my brewpot.

Should I just turn on the burner and heat the water to mash-out temp or should I add heated water? Is there any diff?
...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-11-2008, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 853
Posted By Cos
Decoction partial mash

I do a partial mash with 6 lb of grain supplemented with 3 lb of dme.
I am considering doing a decoction and wondering if it would make a noticable difference with a partial mash The instructions I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-18-2008, 02:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,690
Posted By Cos
corn sugar vs. corn/rice flakes

I'm making a light pilsner that calls for corn flakes.
Why not use corn sugar(dextrin) instead?
Forum: General Techniques 06-17-2008, 02:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,574
Posted By Cos
Bittering vs. flavor hops

I'm still having trouble distinguishing between the 2.
Can someone suggest a commercial beer that has a lot of hop flavor, but very little bittering so that I can taste the difference.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-14-2008, 02:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 558
Posted By Cos
Lite recipe

I thought I'd try to make a lower calorie version of one of my favorite beers.
I have a pale ale recipe that has 40 ibu's and a bitterness ratio of .807 ibu/sg.

If I adjust the grains to lower...
Forum: General Techniques 02-29-2008, 03:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By Cos
Yeast washing

Everything I've read says to boil your quart jars, lids, etc for 15 minutes. Why not just use sanitizer?
Forum: General Techniques 02-20-2008, 03:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By Cos
This is a lager starter and I'm planning on...

This is a lager starter and I'm planning on decanting the 2 qts of liquid, so I want to make sure the yeast is done before I put it in the frig to chill.

I shook it a couple hours ago and it...
Forum: General Techniques 02-19-2008, 10:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By Cos
When is starter done

It's been 48 hours, I still see bubbles on top and when I shake it, I still get a ton of foam.

When it's done fermenting, will it still foam up when shaken?
Forum: General Techniques 02-14-2008, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 949
Posted By Cos
Lager pitching

If I want to pitch my lager at 52 deg. Can I put my wort in the frig overnight to get it to 52, then aerate and pitch? If I left it in the primary bucket, it would be sealed.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-14-2008, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 809
Posted By Cos
Storing mash runnings

If I wanted to mash one day and brew a different day, how long could I store the mash runnings? I could refrigerate or even freeze.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-13-2008, 03:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By Cos
From what I understand, munich and vienna aren't...

From what I understand, munich and vienna aren't highly modified which is necessary for single infusion mashes.

They make a turbo munich and turbo vienna which is better suited for single infusion.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-13-2008, 03:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,771
Posted By Cos
Mash temp vs body

What affects the body of the beer the most, the temperature of the mash-in or the length of the mash?

Beersmith shows
fully body as 158 deg. 45 min,
medium body 154 deg, 60 min.
light body 150...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-11-2008, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By Cos
Dumb mash question

This may sound stupid, but I don't see what the harms is........

What happens if I add my sparge water to my mash-tun before draining the original mash-in wort?

This would simplify transferring...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-10-2008, 04:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 716
Posted By Cos
Batch sparge times

When batch sparging, do you add the water and immediately start to drain?

Not sure why, but I thought I was supposed to let my mash set 15 min after adding the sparge water before draining. I do...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-09-2008, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 587
Posted By Cos
Long time in primary

My last batch of ale is still fermenting after 6 days, bubbling about every 5 seconds and it took about 27 hours to start fermenting.

The first batch finished in 3 days and started in less than 12...
Forum: General Techniques 02-08-2008, 02:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 872
Posted By Cos
Skipping secondary for a lager is ok, but you...

Skipping secondary for a lager is ok, but you can't skip the lagering phase which is normally 3-4 weeks around 34 deg. I'm afraid the air will contaminate the beer.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-08-2008, 02:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 842
Posted By Cos
What's the total amount of water you pass through...

What's the total amount of water you pass through the grain (mash-in, mash-out, sparge)?

Beersmith has me doing 18 quarts for 4 lb of grain.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-08-2008, 01:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 842
Posted By Cos
Sparging partial mash

Beersmith program has me sparging with 3 gallons for a 4 lb. partial mash, 5q mash-in, no mash-out.

I just read in a book tonight, that you should not sparge with more than 2q/lb grain to avoid...
Forum: General Techniques 02-08-2008, 01:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 872
Posted By Cos
Making half batches

I'm wanting to make a 5 gal. batch and split into 2 fermenters to try 2 different kinds of yeast.

That means I'll end up with 2.5 gal of brew in a 5 gal carboy for each batch.

Does all that air...
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