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Forum: General Techniques 01-16-2014, 05:00 PM
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Posted By VonAle
Why not Brew, Ferment and Package here, then ship...

Why not Brew, Ferment and Package here, then ship to NO to condition ?
Whether un fermented wort, filled bottles or keg. Still gotta ship it, right ?
Forum: General Techniques 01-12-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By VonAle
I use the water filled tub as mention. I live in...

I use the water filled tub as mention. I live in Phoenix and right now the tub water sits at about 60 degrees untouched. So I use an aquarium heater to keep it a little warmer.

Sent from my...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-10-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 587
Posted By VonAle
I gather you will not need the bottling bucket to...

I gather you will not need the bottling bucket to bottle any of the 3 batches fermenting ?
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 01-06-2014, 01:48 PM
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Posted By VonAle
In, please

In, please
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-04-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 813
Posted By VonAle
Don't need to waste water to preheat, just heat...

Don't need to waste water to preheat, just heat you're mash water to about 3-4 degrees higher than your strick temp. Add it to you're mt, close the lid and let it preheat the mt. After about 3-5...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-03-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 696
Posted By VonAle
Scale you're recipe batch size to 5.5 gal....

Scale you're recipe batch size to 5.5 gal. Collect enough mash/sparge water for a pre-boil vol of about 7.75 to 8 gal. (amount depends on you're boil vigor, hop additions, etc.)

My IPA uses 8 oz...
Forum: General Techniques 12-13-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By VonAle
I hear and read that whirlpooling or at least...

I hear and read that whirlpooling or at least periodic stirring is more effective than a still rest, (where the hop parts just sink and settle at the pot bottom)

My most recent brew, I uncovered...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-13-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By VonAle
I also made up a spreadsheet that started as a...

I also made up a spreadsheet that started as a Brew Day Log/check list. I've since added volume, temperature and time calculators to where it has evolved to the point where I can nail my predictions...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-13-2013, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By VonAle
You're Pre-boil volume should be around 8.5 to 9...

You're Pre-boil volume should be around 8.5 to 9 gals for a 6 gal batch.
Subtract you're mash runnings and that is approximately how much you will sparge with.

Say 3 gals of mash runnings, from...
Forum: General Techniques 12-12-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By VonAle
hard to put the lid on tight, unless you're IC...

hard to put the lid on tight, unless you're IC fits entirely under the lid.
Forum: General Techniques 12-12-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By VonAle
I understand it is important to maintain some...

I understand it is important to maintain some heat during the stand.
Covered and insulated does that.
Covered is going to keep the nasty's out too.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-11-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 742
Posted By VonAle
Think about this. As you're IC heats up in the...

Think about this.
As you're IC heats up in the block of ice, you're going to get an insulating layer of warm (thawed) water between the IC coils and the remaining ice block. You'll have this big...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-11-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 742
Posted By VonAle
I have the luxury of floating my pot in my...

I have the luxury of floating my pot in my swimming pool, while chilling. My pool water is currently 50 degrees.

Last weekend, I chilled from 170 to 62 in 6 minutes. (following hop stand rest)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-11-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 742
Posted By VonAle
Use a small fountain pump to recirculate ice...

Use a small fountain pump to recirculate ice water.
Put (1) 20# bag of ice in an ice chest.
Add enough water to cover the pump.
Start chillin.
You can use some snow if you need to keep the ice...
Forum: General Techniques 12-11-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,214
Posted By VonAle
I float my pot in my swimming pool to chill to...

I float my pot in my swimming pool to chill to 180, then hop stand.

Drops to 180 in about 1 minute (current water temp is 50 though)
I do the same in the summer with 90 degree water, takes like...
Forum: General Techniques 12-11-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,338
Posted By VonAle
Crashing helps to clear the beer of "some" of the...

Crashing helps to clear the beer of "some" of the yeast and other bi-products still in suspension. Drops the heavier particulates to the bottom. It also compacts the yeast cake and makes it a little...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-05-2013, 01:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,346
Posted By VonAle
I get that, but after 60 min rest, the grain bed...

I get that, but after 60 min rest, the grain bed is mostly set. Why stir it up again.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-04-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,346
Posted By VonAle
Curious why the stir right before vorlauf....

Curious why the stir right before vorlauf. Doesn't that kind of "muddy" the waters for the run off ?
Forum: General Techniques 11-25-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By VonAle
Do you squeeze the goodness from the hop bags...

Do you squeeze the goodness from the hop bags when racking or just let it drip out.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-22-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Posted By VonAle
Well, this was my first brew with honey. The...

Well, this was my first brew with honey. The mesquite sure did make the beer darker. I wanted an SRM of 15, and what I got now is more like a dusty brown. (18-19 ?)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-22-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Posted By VonAle
I was given the impression that the darker honey...

I was given the impression that the darker honey leaves the most flavor behind.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11-22-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 769
Posted By VonAle
I just cracked open a Christmas ale that I...

I just cracked open a Christmas ale that I bottled 2.5 weeks ago.

I used 6 oz honey malt in the grist and added 1# mesquite honey in the fermenter on day 3. The honey flavor is definitely there. ...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 11-21-2013, 05:04 PM
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Views: 85,530
Posted By VonAle
Me

Me
Forum: General Techniques 11-18-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 27,968
Posted By VonAle
I've tried a two stage stand with no noticable...

I've tried a two stage stand with no noticable difference to one at 150.

I should also mention, My hop schedule is(was) FWH-FO-DH

Next IPA is going to be something like, 60-10-FO-DH
Simply...
Forum: General Techniques 11-18-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 27,968
Posted By VonAle
^^ I find this to be very interesting. I've...

^^ I find this to be very interesting.

I've been cooling to 150 degrees in my swimming pool, then adding 4 oz, whirlpool, cover and rest for 60 min. I wrap in blankets to insulate and don't pull...
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