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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-21-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By panicbuttonguy
It definitely does make sense. Thank you for...

It definitely does make sense. Thank you for replying

I guess to sum up the questions of my previous 2 posts:
Does the diagram make sense?

What sort of controller should I be looking at?
...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-20-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By panicbuttonguy
Here’s what I want to do ultimately. Is this...

Here’s what I want to do ultimately. Is this correct? Is there something that isn't making sense?

HLT gets sparge and strike water added to the vessel manually, minerals get measured and added...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-20-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By panicbuttonguy
Upgrade in the works. Help?

So I want to upgrade my AG Cooler set to a Single Tier RIMS System w/automation/panel.

I have a few questions.

First of which, is this diagram somewhat correct for a RIMS? ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 01-29-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By panicbuttonguy
Need Pilot System input

Hey beer lovers,

I'm looking to purchase a bigger system then what I currently have (2 cooler systems). We are finishing up plans for a new brewery and are looking to make our first legit...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-29-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,802
Posted By panicbuttonguy
Midwest has midnight wheat listed as a black malt...

Midwest has midnight wheat listed as a black malt that doesn't contribute to taste. Does anyone have experience with that malt? I want a Black IPA with NO roasted taste.
Forum: Brew Science 06-07-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By panicbuttonguy
Noob Chemistry Question

I have hard water. Like wicked hard. I'm just wondering the effects of high alkalinity on brewing. I've been reading and all that I can come up with is that the pH will be higher in the mash. If that...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-31-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,353
Posted By panicbuttonguy
Alright. On our next batches we're not going to...

Alright. On our next batches we're not going to wait the 10 mins. We're just going to wait the time it takes to vorlauf. I think we're going to experiment with the 2 sparges vs. 1 and see what we...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-30-2012, 10:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,353
Posted By panicbuttonguy
I don't get it. Why is it not ok to batch sparge...

I don't get it. Why is it not ok to batch sparge with 2 separate sparges? I collect my first runnings from the mash, say 2.5 gallons and then I sparge with like 2.5 gallons twice getting my total...
Forum: Brew Science 05-29-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By panicbuttonguy
ok cool. Well I'll shoot for this and cross my...

ok cool. Well I'll shoot for this and cross my fingers. What pH meter do you use?
Forum: Brew Science 05-29-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By panicbuttonguy
Yeah. This is based off of Golden Valley water....

Yeah. This is based off of Golden Valley water. We're currently brewing at my buddy's house so I calculated this from bru'n water with a 1:1 dilution. The reason for the dilution is because his...
Forum: Brew Science 05-29-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By panicbuttonguy
So here is what I got from Bru'n Water with my...

So here is what I got from Bru'n Water with my buddy's water profile.
Finished Water Profile
Calcium - - - - - - - - - - - -104.0
Mg - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5.0
Sodium - - - - - - - - -...
Forum: Brew Science 05-27-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By panicbuttonguy
Awesome! You guys are extremely helpful. I...

Awesome! You guys are extremely helpful. I greatly appreciate all the help. Thank you.
Forum: Brew Science 05-27-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By panicbuttonguy
So after doing some more research Bru'n Water...

So after doing some more research Bru'n Water makes more sense and I think I can figure out how to get a certain profile. The only thing I'm looking for now is a general profile to shoot for and...
Forum: Brew Science 05-25-2012, 10:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By panicbuttonguy
Wait. How am I supposed to know how much of a...

Wait. How am I supposed to know how much of a particular ion to add back? Is that what Bru'n Water is going to tell me?

Wouldn't you just be able to add a bunch of different stuff and get a...
Forum: Brew Science 05-25-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By panicbuttonguy
Thank you for you insight. This is what I was...

Thank you for you insight. This is what I was looking for. I feel like I'm in way over my head w/ Bru'n Water, but I'll give it another go. Thanks again.
Forum: Brew Science 05-25-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 838
Posted By panicbuttonguy
A few questions about water

I'll keep is simple. I have hard water. In fact here is the report from 09

pH 7.6
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est 403
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.67
Cations / Anions, me/L 7.7 / 7.2 ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-24-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By panicbuttonguy
Thank you to those of you that voted. HE WON! I...

Thank you to those of you that voted. HE WON! I love the homebrewing community!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-23-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By panicbuttonguy
Thank you. That's was I was looking for. I'm just...

Thank you. That's was I was looking for. I'm just looking for consistency with an efficiency in the 70's (no this is not a rap song). I know that I just need to dial in my process and figure out what...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-23-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By panicbuttonguy
So what I'm doing is aiming for a higher pre boil...

So what I'm doing is aiming for a higher pre boil volume so I can hit my pre boil gravity. Everytime I use the preboil volume that gets a little over 5 gallons in the fermenter my OG is low...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-23-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By panicbuttonguy
The LHBS wouldn't let me set their mill to lower...

The LHBS wouldn't let me set their mill to lower than .040" saying that it will not crush lower or take too long to do (in their defense it was closing time). I'm going to either run it though twice...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-23-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By panicbuttonguy
A few questions about my process

First let me start out by saying that I've been having an issue with efficiency so I've been trying to troubleshoot my process. Everything from crush to pH to thermometer and hydrometer corrections...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-09-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,877
Posted By panicbuttonguy
What about this? ...

What about this?
http://morebeer.com/view_product/10776//14_Gallon_Conical_Fermenter_-_Heated_and_Cooled
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-25-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By panicbuttonguy
A huge thanks goes out to the people that have...

A huge thanks goes out to the people that have voted. I forgot to let everyone know that this is a 5 day contest and you can only vote once. Voting ends on Friday @ 5pm CST.

Related to our...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-24-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By panicbuttonguy
Help a Brewer Out

So my brewing buddy is in a contest to get an internship. The way he wins the job is oddly enough through Facebook "likes". He mentions his support of local (Minneapolis MN) craft beer and how he...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-15-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By panicbuttonguy
I talked with some other brewers and they helped...

I talked with some other brewers and they helped me out with understanding what affect mash temp, water profiles and yeast attenuation has on perceived bitterness. I think I'm all set now. Thanks.
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