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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-03-2014, 04:01 PM
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Thanks again Denny. I remembered to fully open...

Thanks again Denny. I remembered to fully open the faucet whilst draining the wort after sach rest and didn't get a stuck drain when mashing an OG of 1.095. :rockin:

I got stuck sparges on...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-13-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,366
Posted By TrubHead
I read Palmer's book and a couple months later...

I read Palmer's book and a couple months later brewed all grain using 5 gallon round cooler and 5 gallon boil kettle. It's not difficult if you are systematic and pay attention. By the way, I never...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-05-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,278
Posted By TrubHead
Wyeast 1217? Not familiar with that strain.

Wyeast 1217? Not familiar with that strain.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-04-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By TrubHead
Yes more sparge water would increase extraction...

Yes more sparge water would increase extraction but already at max volume for boil kettle. Even with a larger kettle the added boil time would make for quite a long brew day which isn't something I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-04-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By TrubHead
Efficiency drop mashing more grain

Thanks to Denny (primarily) all grain extraction efficiency has improved to 85+% consistently. Since the improvement past brews have been 1.075 or less OG. Recently brewing batches with OG 1.090+...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-08-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,980
Posted By TrubHead
Sticking to the manifold after reading the...

Sticking to the manifold after reading the following thread. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/ss-braid-vs-cpvc-manifold-297690/index2.html
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-08-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,980
Posted By TrubHead
Made a IIPA using almost 10 lbs of grain mashed...

Made a IIPA using almost 10 lbs of grain mashed in a 5 gallon igloo circular cooler. Got an 87% extraction vs the regular 90%. Think an upgraded wooden mash paddle over the flimsy plastic one would...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-30-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,111
Posted By TrubHead
Don't have a mill yet so have to break out the...

Don't have a mill yet so have to break out the rolling pin for the un-cracked grains. :cross:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-30-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,480
Posted By TrubHead
Too big a mash tun (cooler) as compared to grain...

Too big a mash tun (cooler) as compared to grain bill makes it more difficult to hold mash temps.
Forum: For Sale 10-25-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By TrubHead
babski - shipping today.

babski - shipping today.
Forum: For Sale 10-23-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By TrubHead
babski pointed out the small flat rate boxes at...

babski pointed out the small flat rate boxes at USPS that ship for $5.80 anywhere.

watersr - I can keep a 1 lb bag in the freezer if you think you'll be in the area sometime soon.
Forum: For Sale 10-22-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By TrubHead
$9 hops + $5.80 shipping = $14.80

$9 hops + $5.80 shipping = $14.80
Forum: For Sale 10-22-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By TrubHead
Only have 3 lbs to sell/trade and 1 lb is gone....

Only have 3 lbs to sell/trade and 1 lb is gone. Waiting to hear back from babski before shipping. Only 1 lb left.
Forum: For Sale 10-21-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By TrubHead
Per USPS website, estimating ~$9 for shipping by...

Per USPS website, estimating ~$9 for shipping by large envelope but would need to confirm at a branch office.
Forum: For Sale 10-21-2013, 05:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By TrubHead
Per USPS website, estimating ~$6 for shipping by...

Per USPS website, estimating ~$6 for shipping by large envelope but would need to confirm at a branch office.
Forum: For Sale 10-21-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By TrubHead
Ok Cottonmouth. Could you send me a private...

Ok Cottonmouth. Could you send me a private message with contact details?
Forum: For Sale 10-21-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By TrubHead
Don't think I can use any of those hops. Will...

Don't think I can use any of those hops. Will check shipping rates for 1 lb. Have to break open the 3 lb bag and ziploc since I don't have a vacuum sealer. Are you in the Jacksonville area?
Forum: For Sale 10-20-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By TrubHead
I'd rather trade hops but will sell for $9 per...

I'd rather trade hops but will sell for $9 per lb. Hops are 9.5% AA. I'm in Winter Park.
Forum: For Sale 10-19-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By TrubHead
Sale or Trade: 2012 Cascade Pellet hops

Got a few lbs of these that are vacuum sealed and freezer kept. Would like to sell or trade locally but can ship. Make offer. :D
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-15-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 115,316
Posted By TrubHead
Recently read an article on maximizing extraction...

Recently read an article on maximizing extraction when lautering/fly sparging in a pro brewers magazine. The author suggested when draining 1st running was to let about 25% of the grain bed top show...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-09-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,877
Posted By TrubHead
Nice. How well does it hold temps?

Nice. How well does it hold temps?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-08-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,877
Posted By TrubHead
I get the feeling that your mashing setup is a...

I get the feeling that your mashing setup is a notch or two above my 5 gallon cooler. :)

By the way, got an OG of 1.051 (90% eff) for the kolsch brewed this past weekend.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-07-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,877
Posted By TrubHead
Been to a few brew houses and chatted with the...

Been to a few brew houses and chatted with the brewers about efficiency. Surprised to hear that it wasn't that high. Equipment and time are big limiting factors.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-07-2013, 12:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,877
Posted By TrubHead
Last IPA batch measured OG 1.074 and beer...

Last IPA batch measured OG 1.074 and beer software calculated that at 92%. The pale ale batch prior measured OG 1.050 and software calculated that at 87%. So yeah it's a myth as far as I can tell....
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 10-04-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By TrubHead
Right whole leaf hops which are larger than the...

Right whole leaf hops which are larger than the granulated particles of boiled pellets. From the looks of DonPippins pics there appears to be a quantity threshold that the false bottom cannot manage...
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