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Forum: Brew Science 04-14-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,864
Posted By royale
Thank you very much for the reply. I am new to...

Thank you very much for the reply. I am new to brewing water chemistry and still trying to wrap my head around it. It seems from what Cluckk is suggesting, you can acidify the mash to hit certain pH...
Forum: Brew Science 04-11-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,864
Posted By royale
Martin, I read somewhere where A.J....

Martin,

I read somewhere where A.J. suggested adding the calculated salt additions for both mash and sparge water altogether when you mash in. In brunwater, the additions for mash and sparge are...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-26-2013, 02:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By royale
Thank you all for the inputs. Spike: Are...

Thank you all for the inputs.

Spike: Are you saying that the probe will not be in contact with the boiling wort?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 02-25-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By royale
New Kettle

Hi Guys,

I am considering to buy a new SS boil kettle. I do mostly 5 gallon batches but would like to be able to do 10 gallon batches as well. My question is if I go with the 15 gallon Blichmann...
Forum: American Ale 11-01-2012, 01:13 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 41,532
Posted By royale
I was being told that Sweetwater uses Wyeast 1098...

I was being told that Sweetwater uses Wyeast 1098 for all their beers.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-27-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,867
Posted By royale
ekjohns and krovitz, You both are using...

ekjohns and krovitz,

You both are using 5gal cooler, correct? I just built a custom heat reflective jacket for it. So, I will let you guys know.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-27-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,867
Posted By royale
He has a thermometer with 4" probe installed so...

He has a thermometer with 4" probe installed so it should be taking the reading right in the middle of the mash where the temperature should be most stable. The mash should be colder around the side...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-27-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,867
Posted By royale
Just to be clear, you were losing 4-5'/hour even...

Just to be clear, you were losing 4-5'/hour even with the lid filled with Greatstuff and foam pads placed inside the tun? I have a thermometer and ball valve installed on my cooler so that could also...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-27-2012, 04:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,867
Posted By royale
I read about drilling and spraying some foam in...

I read about drilling and spraying some foam in the lid but am concerned that the foam will not expand and dry leaving behind a gooey mess like many had warned. I did cut and make a foam pad, I cut...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 09-27-2012, 03:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,867
Posted By royale
ekjohns, When you rest your pad on top of...

ekjohns,

When you rest your pad on top of the mash, did you manage to cut your heat loss? I have a 5 gallon rubbermaid cooler tun and I am losing heat like crazy, 7-8 degrees in an hour. I even...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-21-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,235
Posted By royale
MRG, Nice fermenters! Where did you get...

MRG,

Nice fermenters! Where did you get those at, what size are they?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-26-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 949
Posted By royale
Do you still have it?

Do you still have it?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-14-2012, 02:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 935
Posted By royale
You are right. FGDB is the maximum potential...

You are right. FGDB is the maximum potential extract so I should only be targeting 75% out of the 2 Row 80.5% in this case.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-13-2012, 02:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 935
Posted By royale
Thank you all very much for the replies. Second,...

Thank you all very much for the replies. Second, please bear with me as I am quite new to AG. My first 3 gallon AG batch of Pale Ale was very close. The grain bill was as follow:

5lbs of Briess...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-13-2012, 01:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 935
Posted By royale
Determining malt quantities in John Palmer's book

Hi guys,

John explained in his book if we want to get a 5 gallon of 1.050 wort, we just use the formula:

50 x 5 = 250points
250 points / 30ppg (anticipated yiled) = 8.33 lbs

Is the 30ppg...
Forum: DIY Projects 10-19-2011, 03:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,757
Posted By royale
I just picked up a 5 gallon cooler at my local...

I just picked up a 5 gallon cooler at my local lowe's for $20 bucks. I might not be able to make high gravity 5 gallon batches but 2.5 or 3 gallon batches will be no problem. 3 gallons is not a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-09-2011, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 943
Posted By royale
Thanks for the reply curlyfat! I am switching to...

Thanks for the reply curlyfat! I am switching to AG brewing and in the market for a mash tun. I am still debating whether to get a cooler mash tun or a SS mash tun. I love the capability of direct...
Forum: Introductions 10-01-2011, 02:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 32
Posted By royale
Cheers from Peachstate.

I used to hate beers growing up. It tasted so dull, boring, and out of word. It's like a bitter tea with CO2 and Alcohol. Well, all that changed in 2008 when I had my hands on Craft Beers, DFH's...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-01-2011, 02:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 943
Posted By royale
When you said you direct fired, were you bringing...

When you said you direct fired, were you bringing the temp up slowly or was it a significant increase say from 145'F to 160'F? Was that when you experienced scorching? Thanks.
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