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Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-27-2013, 01:09 PM
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My problem is that I have yet to switch to hops.

My problem is that I have yet to switch to hops.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-27-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 716
Posted By ShootsNRoots
Don't bother with such small starters, especially...

Don't bother with such small starters, especially for that long on a stir plate (you're just beating up your yeast, best to take it off the stir plate when it's done fermenting). Directly pitching a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-26-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By ShootsNRoots
http://www.beerconnoisseur.com/porter-versus-stout

http://www.beerconnoisseur.com/porter-versus-stout
Forum: Brew Science 09-26-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 233
Posted By ShootsNRoots
Please stop starting new threads when you already...

Please stop starting new threads when you already have numerous threads on the same subject.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-26-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By ShootsNRoots
Want to have some real fun? Put the recipe...

Want to have some real fun?

Put the recipe in Brewers Friend and get a third answer!
Forum: Brew Science 09-26-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,373
Posted By ShootsNRoots
Can't recall where I read this, but Mash Ratio...

Can't recall where I read this, but Mash Ratio affects mash pH and mash pH affects fermentability.

(Again, probably to a negligible degree. Perhaps Martin or AJ would know.)

Ahh yes, Bru N'...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-26-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By ShootsNRoots
What formula are you using for IBU, Rager or...

What formula are you using for IBU, Rager or Tinseth?

Boil volumes, batch size, late extract additions, hops AA etc... also affect IBU.

(4.8 and 4.5 refer to? ounces? grams?)
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-24-2013, 02:28 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By ShootsNRoots
How many unique recipes are possible?

# of Possible Recipes = (# of malts)! * (# of hops)! * (# of yeast strains)! * (# of water adjustments possible)!

How many unique, drinkable combinations of different types of malts, hops, yeast...
Forum: Brew Science 09-22-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,373
Posted By ShootsNRoots
Yes, found it. So if mash ratio and...

Yes, found it.

So if mash ratio and temperature aren't currently considered important then what factors does a homebrewer have to work with in controlling the fermentability of their beer? There...
Forum: Brew Science 09-22-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,373
Posted By ShootsNRoots
While I appreciate your input, my questions on...

While I appreciate your input, my questions on the mash ratios effect on fermentability have not been answered. The braukaiser link indicates temperature and time as two factors, but Palmer includes...
Forum: Brew Science 09-22-2013, 02:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,373
Posted By ShootsNRoots
Hrrrmmm.... So what factors did he say were...

Hrrrmmm.... So what factors did he say were important?

My experience tells me that temperature, mash ratio and time are important to fermentability as Palmer states. The question is to what...
Forum: Brew Science 09-22-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,373
Posted By ShootsNRoots
What literature, new books and papers are you...

What literature, new books and papers are you referring to, Yooper? I'd be interested in reading them.
Forum: Brew Science 09-22-2013, 01:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,373
Posted By ShootsNRoots
Wort - Sweetness vs Dextrinous

Mash temperatures affect the fermentability of the wort, but what is the contribution of mash ratio to that equation.

Suppose a temperature range of 147F - 158F

Fermentability:
147F -...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-21-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 442
Posted By ShootsNRoots
Reading volume of glass carboy

I have 5, 6, and 6.5 gallon glass carboys. The 6.5 gallon is smooth.

I know when the liquid gets to the "lip" or "hump" right before the glass starts to curve into the top is when they are at the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-17-2013, 06:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 271
Posted By ShootsNRoots
Malts and Malting...

Malts and Malting (http://www.amazon.com/Malts-Malting-D-E-Briggs/dp/0412298007) - An excellent references on grains.
Malting and Brewing Science Volume 1...
Forum: Brew Science 09-16-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 926
Posted By ShootsNRoots
It's fermenting away nicely this morning, should...

It's fermenting away nicely this morning, should be ok!

I have both types of salt, just picked the wrong one (the white bottle instead of the black)!
Forum: Brew Science 09-15-2013, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 926
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For Shame - Iodized Table Salt In Water

Just realized something, making supper...

Treating my water this morning, I accidentally grabbed my little white Morton Iodized salt container, and added the recommended dosage (Bru N' Water).
...
Forum: General Techniques 09-14-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,756
Posted By ShootsNRoots
The right proportions of ingredients shouldn't be...

The right proportions of ingredients shouldn't be written off as unimportant or even contributing less than the overall process itself.
Forum: General Chit Chat 09-13-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 902
Posted By ShootsNRoots
No thanks. I'm comfortable brewing alone;...

No thanks.

I'm comfortable brewing alone; it would be too much work brewing with other brewers because everyone would be smiling and silently cursing the other... "Denny put the hops in 2...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-12-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By ShootsNRoots
Water is not EZ. Try Bru 'N Water. ...

Water is not EZ.

Try Bru 'N Water.

You should only add acid to your mash after you've tested the pH to ensure that you need to add acid. Then, if you do indeed add acid, you need to test the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-12-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 740
Posted By ShootsNRoots
Your recipe has little bearing on the success of...

Your recipe has little bearing on the success of your first AG brew.

It's your process that matters.

If you're really concerned that you'll make an uncorrectable mistake and lose some...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-12-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,421
Posted By ShootsNRoots
Margins are tight on most businesses. ...

Margins are tight on most businesses.

Looking at the books for most any business is a real eye opener.
Forum: Hops Growing 09-12-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,182
Posted By ShootsNRoots
You could malt the remaining seed (unless it's...

You could malt the remaining seed (unless it's treated) or save it for next year. Endeavor is a great variety for malting.

Would you PM where you got it from?
Forum: General Techniques 09-12-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 392
Posted By ShootsNRoots
The thing to keep in mind is that most Wheat DME...

The thing to keep in mind is that most Wheat DME is not 100% wheat. It may be 50-60% wheat with the rest barley (depending on maltster). That's ok it'll make a good beer.

You would need 6 lbs in...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 09-12-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,357
Posted By ShootsNRoots
https://sites.google.com/site/brunwater/

https://sites.google.com/site/brunwater/
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