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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-09-2013, 01:53 PM
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Posted By Griff777
Mash at 150 to 152 degrees.

Mash at 150 to 152 degrees.
Forum: General Techniques 10-01-2012, 04:36 AM
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Views: 363
Posted By Griff777
Single decoction for lagers

Now that I am brewing mostly lagers, I have been playing around with decoction methods and feel that a simple single decoction would be less daunting to those wanting to try it out.

I use a ten...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-17-2012, 04:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,922
Posted By Griff777
Full Sail Sessions Lager

For no sparge,

12 lbs 2row
6 oz wheat malt
1oz Sterling at 60
1oz Saaz at 30
1oz Saax at 5
90 minute boil
OG 1.045
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-17-2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 634
Posted By Griff777
I have made alot of batches, draining the tun to...

I have made alot of batches, draining the tun to a bucket with plans on doing the boil in the morning. No problems encountered. In fact, I let the wort settle out overnight and siphon to my brew...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-06-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 439
Posted By Griff777
I switched from ales to lagers in May, and just...

I switched from ales to lagers in May, and just finished drinking my first keg. I have read everything I could find about temp controling etc. Ferment at the low end of the yeast range, which will...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-06-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 175,224
Posted By Griff777
I bought four ball lock cornys from Adventures in...

I bought four ball lock cornys from Adventures in Homebrewing. One had been banged up pretty good and leaked at the bottome seam. They were great about exchanging, they sent a new one and a return...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-20-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 69,735
Posted By Griff777
Did an enhanced double decoction yesterday. One...

Did an enhanced double decoction yesterday. One of the benefits I have discovered to this method is the hot break on the boil was extremely less, probably due to the hot breaks that occurred in the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-21-2012, 03:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By Griff777
after I posted I was thinking "i should have...

after I posted I was thinking "i should have mentioned i use a stir plate. the beers are around 1.04 to 1.05ish nothing too high OG
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-21-2012, 01:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 250
Posted By Griff777
Ready for my first Lager, after 80 gals of ales

Bought my Holiday 5.0 fermentation "chamber" from Lowes today, 159.00 less 20.00 coupon.

I plan on removing nearly two litres of wort after 15 minutes of planned 90 minute boil, chill it quickly...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-06-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 213,035
Posted By Griff777
I've adopted this method(primary only for five...

I've adopted this method(primary only for five weeks on ales) and rack to keg directly. Glad to say it has produced my clearest ales to date. I used to brew in early ninety's and would rack to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-05-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,238
Posted By Griff777
I too have been very pleased with the barley...

I too have been very pleased with the barley crusher brand. I use marris otter and two row and have found mine works best with the adjustment just slightly counterclockwise of factory settings. I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-05-2012, 05:07 AM
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Views: 2,029
Posted By Griff777
If you read alot of threads in the...

If you read alot of threads in the Yeast/Fermentation area most people are not concerned about any problems with trub, except of course it reduces your space for beer.

I took their advice and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-23-2012, 03:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,149
Posted By Griff777
I just re read your post and I am not talking...

I just re read your post and I am not talking about leaving the mash overnight, just leaving the sparged wort overnight, once you have your pre boil volume.

Most people don't have enough room in...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-23-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,149
Posted By Griff777
You can batch sparge or fly sparge, just make...

You can batch sparge or fly sparge, just make sure you bring the wort up to 168 to 170 with your first infusion of water.(usually takes at least two gallons of boiling to get up to 168) Then, stir,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-22-2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,149
Posted By Griff777
Rather than let it mash all night, mash for an...

Rather than let it mash all night, mash for an hour, then add boiling water while stirring to bring up to 168-170 that stops the enzymes. I vorlauf, then slowly fly sparge and fill up my pale ale...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-08-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,377
Posted By Griff777
I tried this a few batches ago, thinking it would...

I tried this a few batches ago, thinking it would be easier to mash out simply by raising the temp, rather than adding boiling water. I also thought that I could easily adjust the temp of the mash...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-01-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 808
Posted By Griff777
sounds like Hop Head IPA I have done three of...

sounds like Hop Head IPA I have done three of those kits. I use a thermapen, expensive but quick and worth it. An accurate thermometer is THE most important piece of equipment.

Possibly you...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-30-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,515
Posted By Griff777
This is good advice. I do it both ways. If the...

This is good advice. I do it both ways. If the beer has been in cold storage, they can drink it cold or let it warm, with better carbonation. Or if it's from my "stash", tell them to refridgerate...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-30-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,515
Posted By Griff777
It is true that these ales are not highly...

It is true that these ales are not highly carbonated. I seem to get a nice head, then it disappates fairly quickly and the beer itself is not harshly carbonated. However, the taste makes up for the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-30-2012, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By Griff777
I tend to "overdo" things. Used to home brew...

I tend to "overdo" things. Used to home brew with two five gallon buckets, one drilled as a false bottom and step mashing on the stove. Now with infusion single temp mashing and a eight gallon...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-30-2012, 03:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,515
Posted By Griff777
I don't give any away until the bottle...

I don't give any away until the bottle carbonation had taken place. Then they can chill, decant and enjoy.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-30-2012, 03:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,149
Posted By Griff777
I have done this on a few batches and they turned...

I have done this on a few batches and they turned out great, but I do a Mashout before sparging to disable the enzymes. Add boiling water and bring Mash up to 168-170 for ten minutes and that will...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-30-2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By Griff777
Beer clearing time table

I have been battling chill haze. Bought a .5 micron filter and still get haze in filtered beer. I have great hot/cold breaks, chill quickly, etc.

The last thing to try was cold crashing. Put...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-28-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,515
Posted By Griff777
when you give a bottle away, i always instruct...

when you give a bottle away, i always instruct them to leave at room temp, and chill maybe fifteen minutes in the freezer before serving. seems like we have been "trained" to drink it ice cold...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-27-2012, 11:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,591
Posted By Griff777
I bought a pale ale and marris otter from Crisp...

I bought a pale ale and marris otter from Crisp Malters from fiftypoundsac.com Came to 150.00 delivered.

I love fullers esb and have already brewed that clone, and a simple bitter and going to...
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