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Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 05-14-2014, 12:22 PM
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Forum: Cider Forum 04-20-2014, 02:03 PM
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Posted By centralpabrewer
Any of those would make a fine English Style...

Any of those would make a fine English Style Cider.
Forum: Cider Forum 04-19-2014, 12:39 PM
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Posted By centralpabrewer
I would consider Golden Russet, Baldwin,...

I would consider Golden Russet, Baldwin, Gravenstein, Arkansas Black, and plant a crabapple, maybe a hyslop variety.
Forum: General Techniques 04-03-2014, 01:07 AM
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Posted By centralpabrewer
Thanks Bobby for the suggestions. I am going to...

Thanks Bobby for the suggestions. I am going to reduce my deadspace number to .25Gal and try a full wort mash again this weekend. If my efficiency does not get any better, I will go back to batch...
Forum: General Techniques 04-02-2014, 12:06 AM
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Posted By centralpabrewer
Hey Bobby. I do have a diptube and I measured...

Hey Bobby. I do have a diptube and I measured the liquid left over after draining my mashtun and it only leaves about a quart of liquid behind. So from what you are saying, I should be able to...
Forum: General Techniques 03-29-2014, 11:10 PM
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Posted By centralpabrewer
ok, so maybe not 2 hours, but it felt like 2...

ok, so maybe not 2 hours, but it felt like 2 hours.

As for the deadspace, I was always told it was the space under the false bottom. To fill the mash to up to the level of the false bottom, it...
Forum: General Techniques 03-29-2014, 06:51 PM
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Posted By centralpabrewer
No Herms or RIMS, just recirculate the mash with...

No Herms or RIMS, just recirculate the mash with a pump and direct fire when needed to maintain temps. Although, BBL_brewer, now I understand why my efficiency was so low. I could go back to batch...
Forum: General Techniques 03-29-2014, 05:43 PM
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Posted By centralpabrewer
tootal: My mash temp settled around 152F. Since...

tootal: My mash temp settled around 152F. Since I direct fire mash, I didnt have to account for temp loss to equipment. I mill my own malt. I have a Blichmann grain mill, I think the crush is...
Forum: General Techniques 03-29-2014, 05:03 PM
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Posted By centralpabrewer
I also forgot to mention, that I have really soft...

I also forgot to mention, that I have really soft water. I had planned on adding 2tsp of chalk and 1tsp of gypsum to the mash, but I forgot all about it until the wort was in the kettle. Maybe that...
Forum: General Techniques 03-29-2014, 05:01 PM
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Posted By centralpabrewer
Full wort mash efficiency

First brew in 5 months, a London Porter. Also my first full wort mash. Started with 10gal of water in my mash tun, heated to 156F. Then added 11.5lbs of grain. waited for 10 minutes for the mash...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 02-13-2014, 11:33 PM
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Posted By centralpabrewer
oh yes, in please

oh yes, in please
Forum: Mead Forum 01-31-2014, 06:03 PM
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Posted By centralpabrewer
Thanks everyone for the words of wisdom. I will...

Thanks everyone for the words of wisdom. I will pick up some wine yeast
Forum: Mead Forum 01-31-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By centralpabrewer
Yeast for a cyser

Hi all.

Looking to make my first Cyser. I plan on the following

5 Gal apple cider
10-12 lbs wild flower honey.
DAP and yeast nutrient in staggered editions.

has anyone ever used S-04...
Forum: General Techniques 11-23-2013, 02:17 AM
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Posted By centralpabrewer
This is the filter I use from my house water. ...

This is the filter I use from my house water.
http://www.filtrete.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/FiltreteNA/Filtrete/Products/?N=4315+3294472992+3294529207&rt=rud

I assume that if the water draw per...
Forum: General Techniques 11-22-2013, 04:46 PM
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Posted By centralpabrewer
No, i think that about sums it up. Just wanted...

No, i think that about sums it up. Just wanted to see what anyone had to say on the matter.

thanks
Forum: General Techniques 11-22-2013, 12:00 PM
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Posted By centralpabrewer
I was able to find that the whole house filter is...

I was able to find that the whole house filter is 5 micron with a flow rate of between .75 and 1 gal per minute. I dont have any info on my other filter.
Forum: General Techniques 11-21-2013, 11:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By centralpabrewer
Filtering my Water

I have a whole house water filter on my home water line. I use a standard type water filter that removes chlorine. I have checked with my water company and they do not use chloramine. When i draw...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 11-21-2013, 04:35 PM
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Posted By centralpabrewer
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Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-29-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By centralpabrewer
But I am recirculating through a CFC to sanitize...

But I am recirculating through a CFC to sanitize that. I am contemplating just recirc'ing with some 180F water instead of wort, but then i will have water i the CFC not wort.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-29-2013, 01:55 AM
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Posted By centralpabrewer
I would drop the special B and add a few oz of...

I would drop the special B and add a few oz of roasted barley
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-29-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By centralpabrewer
Thanks for the suggestions. I already tried...

Thanks for the suggestions. I already tried that. When I prime the inside of the pump while the BK is at full boil, the tube fills very slowly and as soon as I turn on the pump, the inlet hose is...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-28-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By centralpabrewer
I have done a couple things in this case. 1st I...

I have done a couple things in this case. 1st I soaked the tubing in starsan. That helped, but I had to toss the starsan, smelled like bacon.

I have also soaked them in hot water and oxyclean. ...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-27-2013, 02:43 AM
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Views: 260
Posted By centralpabrewer
silicon tubing & smoked malt

I brewed my first Rauchbier today. 8lbs of smoked malt....smells like liquid bacon..yum.

but now all my silicon tubing smells like smoke. Can i expect this to disipate? or do i need to replace...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 10-26-2013, 11:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 543
Posted By centralpabrewer
Cavitation problems

What do you guys do to control/stop cavitation when pumping from your boil kettle. I have a march pump and CFC chiller. About 20 minutes from the end of the boil, i recirc through the CFC to...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 10-18-2013, 04:46 PM
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Posted By centralpabrewer
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