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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-25-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 54
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Posted By Tyru007
Yes. I didn't bother with cutting One nice...

Yes. I didn't bother with cutting

One nice thing about the bazooka aka kettle screen and the SS braid is that I just lightly screw them into the nipple hand tight (no tape or wrench). Just...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-25-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 54
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Posted By Tyru007
11" domes false bottom for 10 gallon round...

11" domes false bottom for 10 gallon round cooler:

http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/media/catalog/product/cache/3/image/800x600/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/m/image_706.jpg

Bazooka...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-07-2013, 01:50 PM
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Posted By Tyru007
I have a 10 gallon rubbermaid cooler fitted with...

I have a 10 gallon rubbermaid cooler fitted with a SS bulkhead fitting and ball valve. I have tried it fly sparging with a SS perforated false bottom, SS braid and Bazooka Screen.

The false...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-06-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,381
Posted By Tyru007
I have found that I get a clearer wort and a...

I have found that I get a clearer wort and a little better efficiency by not just opeing the valve and draining as fast as I can. The increased velocity tends to compress the grain bed and I get...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-19-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,053
Posted By Tyru007
Fermentation Temperature Control Yeast Starter ...

Fermentation Temperature Control
Yeast Starter
Wort Chiller
Full Wort Boil
Proper Mash pH
Whirlfloc
water filter

In that order.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-16-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,354
Posted By Tyru007
I keep my chest freezer at about 45 degrees and...

I keep my chest freezer at about 45 degrees and use a 80 watt of fermawrap to keep my ales at proper temperatuer. Temperature probe is located in 12" of SS thermowell in the middle of the carboy. ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-08-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,528
Posted By Tyru007
One problem I came across when trying to heat my...

One problem I came across when trying to heat my 10 gallon pot on the electric stove. The pot is so big that it trapped the heat under the pot and actually warped the top of the stove from the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-07-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,528
Posted By Tyru007
I agree, you realy need a propane burner and tank...

I agree, you realy need a propane burner and tank to get a decent boil, even on 5 gallons.

I would also recommend an immersion or plate chiller to cool the wort after the boil.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10-08-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By Tyru007
Look for a good brew equipment kit like shown...

Look for a good brew equipment kit like shown above. Look for a stainless steel pot (4-5 gallon capacity). You can usually pick up a 4 gallon stainless stock pot for about $20-30.

Dead Guy Ale...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-02-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Tyru007
Do you have a large enough pot to do a full boil ...

Do you have a large enough pot to do a full boil (at least 8 gallon)?

I also found out that my stove top does not provide enough heat to get a good boil on my 10 gallon pot and needed to go to a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-18-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,432
Posted By Tyru007
If your using oxy clean this stuff is hard to...

If your using oxy clean this stuff is hard to dissolve and cleans with oxygen. If you leaving a residual in the bottles, it will produce oxygen and create a stale taste.

If you a naturally...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-10-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,220
Posted By Tyru007
Brown ales are a great and very forgiving first...

Brown ales are a great and very forgiving first AG brew. Malts tend to hide off flavors (if any). pH is usualy no issue. Nut brown ales are also one of my favorite styles.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-10-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By Tyru007
12 gallons is a lot to lift and cool. I...

12 gallons is a lot to lift and cool.

I would suggest a pump and some method to cool the wort.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-09-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,590
Posted By Tyru007
At this point, I would say keg it and see what...

At this point, I would say keg it and see what happens. It may give you more information on things to improve on you next batch.

Might still make a nice summer ale.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-07-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,590
Posted By Tyru007
In beersmith, there is a check box for adjusting...

In beersmith, there is a check box for adjusting temperature based on your equipment. Uncheck this if you are going to prewarm your equipment. The temperture given with the check box unchecked is...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-06-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,287
Posted By Tyru007
I also always get 72-75% using a single batch...

I also always get 72-75% using a single batch sparge on a typical recipe. Tried double sparge on two different batches and yielded about 2-3% better efficiency. About the same increase I observed...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-06-2012, 02:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,590
Posted By Tyru007
Is that a Pre Boil or Post Boil Gravity reading?

Is that a Pre Boil or Post Boil Gravity reading?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-19-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 558
Posted By Tyru007
1. I lose about a 1 to 1.5 gallons during the...

1. I lose about a 1 to 1.5 gallons during the boiling of the wort. You can start with 6 gallons preboil and compensate for the loss, add water to the end of the boil or top off you fermentor with...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-19-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,550
Posted By Tyru007
Are you saying that you need to recycle 6 qts...

Are you saying that you need to recycle 6 qts before it runs clear with a bazoka screen? I have never had to recycle more than 2 qts.

Trying slowing down your runoff rate. I typically crack my...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-19-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,550
Posted By Tyru007
I have used both the bazooka screen and the braid...

I have used both the bazooka screen and the braid and each has + and -.

The bazooka screen is stiffer and does not tend to move around when stirring the mash. It does take more recycle to get a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-17-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,244
Posted By Tyru007
A couple of interesting quoted from Jamil Z and...

A couple of interesting quoted from Jamil Z and George Fix on the subject:

"It is IMPOSSIBLE to remove ALL of the cold break without getting the wort to near freezing and then filtering the wort....
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-17-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,244
Posted By Tyru007
Never had a stuck, stalled or non complete...

Never had a stuck, stalled or non complete fermentation using this method. If anything, most of my fermentations are so vigorous that they come out the airlock. The attenuation is usually on the...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-17-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,244
Posted By Tyru007
For most ales, I will only use a primary...

For most ales, I will only use a primary fermentor and will bottle/keg after two weeks. My beers are very clear with no chill haze and no off flavors. I contribute this to several things I do...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 07-16-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,688
Posted By Tyru007
Your and my understanding is the same. ...

Your and my understanding is the same.

Bottle conditioned beer will not have anymore or less carbination. The amount of carbination depends on the amount of primaing sugar used. Making the beer...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-29-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,288
Posted By Tyru007
I have used wlp002 a lot. One of my favorite and...

I have used wlp002 a lot. One of my favorite and settles like a rock. If its cloudy and yeasty smelling due to unsettling yeast (and not proteins), I would agree, stressed or contaminated yeast...
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