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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 11-26-2009, 09:17 PM
Replies: 766
Sticky: Slanting yeast
Views: 163,178
Posted By avanhemert
Yes. Good post. I started making slants again...

Yes. Good post. I started making slants again yesterday and will post some of my thoughts, questions, and pictures soon. Plus I haven't read all the posts yet...because I'm busy in the brew room...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-26-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By avanhemert
I use a SS kettle w/ faulse bottom for my mash...

I use a SS kettle w/ faulse bottom for my mash tun and I have to add 1.25 gal (5 qts) in addition to mash water requirement to fill the "dead" space below the false bottom. So if I have 13 lbs of...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-09-2009, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 812
Posted By avanhemert
Update - I racked both batches the other day...

Update -
I racked both batches the other day and they turned out wonderful. The yeast cake batch came out much stronger @ 6.58% Alc. The OG = 1.054, FG = 1.004. The batch using the starter smack...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-14-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 812
Posted By avanhemert
I brewed (2) 5 gal batches yesterday. One batch...

I brewed (2) 5 gal batches yesterday. One batch using a 1056 American yeast pack and the other using yeast cake of the same strain collected from my plastic conical with the same recipe. I never...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-08-2009, 04:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,825
Posted By avanhemert
A higher grain bill is the better way to go,...

A higher grain bill is the better way to go, however, 1/2 lb DME = 1 lb extract from grain. 2/3 lb DME in 5 gal batch increases original gravity by about .008 or 2 Plato. (My notes say 1/3 DME in a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-24-2009, 10:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,993
Posted By avanhemert
I won't hate you as much if you share the Beer!...

I won't hate you as much if you share the Beer! Isn't that what it's all about? Sharing!!! I pulled four out of a metal scrap pile. The're holding beer now!

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Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-18-2009, 01:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,478
Posted By avanhemert
Sweet. I hate you.

Sweet. I hate you.
Forum: Wisconsin HomeBrew Forum 08-09-2009, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 705
Posted By avanhemert
After reading this post I'm throwing around the...

After reading this post I'm throwing around the idea of making a trip to Milwaukee to this fest. I live in PA but grew up in Wales, WI & Milwaukee and have the need to visit home. I can't think of a...
Forum: General Techniques 11-22-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 200,318
Posted By avanhemert
Three reasons why I go to a secondary otherwise I...

Three reasons why I go to a secondary otherwise I leave it alone:
- Free up my conical fermentator.
- If the beer is waiting too long in the primary so as not to catch off flavors from the trub. ...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-22-2008, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,180
Posted By avanhemert
Wow thanks. I have been using pure O2 through a...

Wow thanks. I have been using pure O2 through a stainless air stone as well from a hospitable grade tank w/reg and I was just wondering how long to aerate. However, I may have been over oxygenating...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-21-2008, 02:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 995
Posted By avanhemert
I made a started for some sweet water I brewed on...

I made a started for some sweet water I brewed on Monday and noticed a frickn' dog hair in the bottle of yeast!!! " What the hell!!! How did that happen? Everything was well sanitized and the yeast...
Forum: Brewing Software 11-18-2008, 02:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By avanhemert
I added extra water to my mash but I don't see it...

I added extra water to my mash but I don't see it in ProMAsh in the Mash Designer window. Last week when I used my new mash tun I noticed there wasn't enough water and wondered how much was sitting...
Forum: Brewing Software 11-17-2008, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By avanhemert
I'm using ProMash. Where do I enter that...

I'm using ProMash. Where do I enter that calculation?
Forum: Brewing Software 11-17-2008, 11:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By avanhemert
Thanks! I figured as much and am doing it right...

Thanks! I figured as much and am doing it right now. I didn't get to brew yesterday so I'm doing it tonight. Sweet Water IPA.
Forum: Brewing Software 11-15-2008, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By avanhemert
Promash question

Do I add extra water to my mash tun to compensate for the false bottom? Seems when I add in the right amount of water I'm not getting total absorption because 5 quarts is sitting below the faulse...
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