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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-25-2012, 10:16 PM
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Posted By TFrankMac
Not yet. I may just do that instead.

Not yet. I may just do that instead.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-25-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 674
Posted By TFrankMac
Dry Irish Stout Water

Hey all,

I'm going to be brewing a Dry Irish Stout tomorrow and was looking for a little input with my water additions. My base profile is as follows:

My base water profile is:
Calcium 33...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-03-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,861
Posted By TFrankMac
Messed around with it some more and I am still...

Messed around with it some more and I am still getting the same output. :confused::drunk:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-02-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,861
Posted By TFrankMac
I'll have to mess with it some more. I believe...

I'll have to mess with it some more. I believe afr0byte has posted some clearer images of my spreadsheet if you wanna take a look.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-02-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,861
Posted By TFrankMac
Thanks for your help. I appreciate it. Hopefully...

Thanks for your help. I appreciate it. Hopefully someone can figure this out
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-02-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,861
Posted By TFrankMac
Ya, I tried the same thing. Only puts the pH down...

Ya, I tried the same thing. Only puts the pH down to 5.45 in EZ water. :confused:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-02-2012, 01:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,861
Posted By TFrankMac
Not a darn thing haha. The color of the base...

Not a darn thing haha. The color of the base malts and the crystal malts change the pH outcome on the sheet but if I change the color of the roasted malts it has no change. (I put everything from 100...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-02-2012, 01:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,861
Posted By TFrankMac
Sounds good. Shoot me your email if you'd like.

Sounds good. Shoot me your email if you'd like.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-02-2012, 01:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,861
Posted By TFrankMac
Yes, from my experience the color of the malt...

Yes, from my experience the color of the malt (with the exception of crystal malts) has nothing to do with the pH outcome. I tend to only change the L of the crystal malts to make sure the pH outcome...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-02-2012, 12:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,861
Posted By TFrankMac
I thought I had misentered a value as well,...

I thought I had misentered a value as well, however I checked and I am not adding any acidulated malt (or any other acid for that matter) to the Bru'n water table. Not sure why I am so far off then??...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-02-2012, 12:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,861
Posted By TFrankMac
Hmm sorry about that, the pictures don't seem to...

Hmm sorry about that, the pictures don't seem to load well. Anyways, the EZ water calculations lend a pH range in the 5.5 range where the Bru'n water lends a pH range of 5.0.

My base water profile...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-02-2012, 12:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,861
Posted By TFrankMac
EZ Water and Bru'n Water Differ Drastically

Hello all,

I'm planning on brewing an English Dark Mild based off of John Palmer's (Belladonna Tooks Oaked Mild) recipe. My recipe below is based off an estimated overall efficiency of about 84%...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-08-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By TFrankMac
When do you typically add the water (if at all)? ...

When do you typically add the water (if at all)?

:tank:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-08-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By TFrankMac
Ah ya gotcha! Is it ok to dilute with water...

Ah ya gotcha! Is it ok to dilute with water during the secondary phase? I have my mild (which really isn't a mild anymore haha) in the secondary and would like to potentially dilute that one just a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-08-2012, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By TFrankMac
Haha thanks guys. I have been really happy with...

Haha thanks guys. I have been really happy with those mash efficiencies obviously :) anyway I believe the kits are the standard 5 gallon/75% efficiency set-up. I tend to increase my batch size to 5.5...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-07-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By TFrankMac
Consistently High Starting Gravities

I am on my 6th AG batch and I have been getting higher than desired starting gravities. I brewed Northern Brewer's Smashing Pumpkin AG kit yesterday. I have been getting very good mash efficiencies...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-27-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 284
Posted By TFrankMac
Sierra Madre Recipe Addition

I'm going to be brewing up NB's Sierra Madre All-Grain recipe this weekend as my first AG. I've been plugging in my local water chemistry into Bru'n Water and would like to use some acidulated malt...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-27-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By TFrankMac
Ok, I will have to try that next time. The only...

Ok, I will have to try that next time. The only other thing I can think of is that I failed to properly aerate the wort as thoroughly as usual.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-27-2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By TFrankMac
Wyeast 1332 Northwest Ale. No starter, just the...

Wyeast 1332 Northwest Ale. No starter, just the activator smack pack.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-27-2012, 04:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By TFrankMac
Acetylhyde in Caribou Slobber

I brewed a batch of extract Caribou Slobber recently and had some judged in a local BJCP sanctioned competiton. I only scored a 25, mainly due to judges picking up on some Acetylhyde and a tiny bit...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-20-2012, 02:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 447
Posted By TFrankMac
Surly Bitter Brewer BJCP Category

Has anyone ever entered Northern Brewer's Surly Bitter Brewer Pro Kit into a BJCP sanctioned event, if so what category/subcategory did you enter it into? Any results? I've brewed some up and I quite...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-23-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By TFrankMac
Thanks for the replies guys. I didn't notice the...

Thanks for the replies guys. I didn't notice the carb level was so high! iBrewMaster did it automatically :o I'm gonna add about .5 lb of Weyermann Melanoidin. I can probably get my ferm temps down...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-23-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By TFrankMac
Hefe Advice

Just wondering if I could get some advice on my partial mash hefe recipe below. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Hefeweizen

Style: Weizen/Weissbier OG: 1.045
Type: Partial...
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