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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-21-2013, 02:35 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,909
Posted By magnj
FB, screens are a waste of time in my experience

FB, screens are a waste of time in my experience
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-07-2012, 01:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,514
Posted By magnj
I stopped, I decided it wasn't worth the risk of...

I stopped, I decided it wasn't worth the risk of infecting a batch that takes a 6+ hour brew day, $50+, and 10 gallons of beer. However I never did infect a batch fwiw. I am actually about to repitch...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-27-2012, 01:23 AM
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Views: 184
Posted By magnj
APA with 25% pils; Saaz

Just wondering if anyone has done something like this. We are just playing around with a good base recipe and had some pils on hand.

10 Gallons, 75% efficiency

50% 2-Row
25% Munich
25%...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-26-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,933
Posted By magnj
Temp control for mash and ferm, looks like I...

Temp control for mash and ferm, looks like I should look into yeast starters though. Also finding a sparge methods that works with my hardware, went from fly to batch and we are locked in at 70-75...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-11-2012, 11:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,112
Posted By magnj
Didn't read all the replies but. I tried this,...

Didn't read all the replies but. I tried this, various braids, various configurations and it just isn't worth the time. Buy even a small false bottom and you'll be in way better shape. Our main issue...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-07-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By magnj
I'm not actually looking for one but yes I've...

I'm not actually looking for one but yes I've seen many plastic conical vessels out there. I'm thinking more plastic carboy style and price. Just day dreaming.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-07-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 720
Posted By magnj
Describe the perfect fermentation vessel

Most of us ferment in either a glass or plastic carboy, maybe a bucket, maybe a fancy stainless conical fermentor. I'm curious to know what you guys would come up with if you had the opportunity to...
Forum: DIY Projects 02-15-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 365,817
Posted By magnj
The system would not know when to stop applying...

The system would not know when to stop applying heat as I understand it.

I do wonder what 2 probes and some sort of digital flow meter connected to some software might do. You would know temp in,...
Forum: Electric Brewing 02-14-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By magnj
Happy with PID, there were some snags getting the...

Happy with PID, there were some snags getting the whole system to work but I can not imagine a BCS would have been easier to get perfect.

For the record, I'm doing 10g batches with a 1250w eRIMS...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-10-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,900
Posted By magnj
+1 to that. I moved the sensor and forgot where...

+1 to that. I moved the sensor and forgot where our was. Now it hovers at 32 on the warmest setting.
Forum: DIY Projects 02-05-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,065
Posted By magnj
Any update here?

Any update here?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 01-19-2012, 10:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,900
Posted By magnj
Just going to throw my experience in. I can fit a...

Just going to throw my experience in. I can fit a pin lock keg in there and a tank with no modification. I just leave my perlick laying on top of the keg inside, not much into the tower look. I am...
Forum: DIY Projects 01-17-2012, 12:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,251
Posted By magnj
Chris, looks good. One suggestion. Restrict the...

Chris, looks good. One suggestion. Restrict the output of the pump rather than the input
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-16-2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,287
Posted By magnj
tasted some of the amber, it's a bit young but...

tasted some of the amber, it's a bit young but it's definitely got the same strangeness to it. The more I think about it the more obvious it becomes that since our efficiency was bad our sugar...
Forum: Electric Brewing 01-16-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,852
Posted By magnj
Just wanted to follow up, this has been working...

Just wanted to follow up, this has been working great, although I still haven't found a permanent grounding solution for the RIMS tube. I ended up sealing the connection for hot and neutral to the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-16-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,287
Posted By magnj
This batch it was noticeable, previous batch it...

This batch it was noticeable, previous batch it was overwhelming. It's possible I'm describing the flavor poorly, it may in fact have been a strong caramel flavor. Neither of these flavors are...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-15-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,287
Posted By magnj
Yea I taste my mash fairly regularly. I have used...

Yea I taste my mash fairly regularly. I have used vienna many times, I typically expect biscuit, bread, etc.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-15-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,287
Posted By magnj
Yea it's on there too lol. So if I get you...

Yea it's on there too lol. So if I get you correctly your talking about stopping the sparge if your gravity drops below a certain % during runoff? What if you haven't hit your preboil volume?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-15-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,287
Posted By magnj
We are looking to water next. We did note in the...

We are looking to water next. We did note in the pale that the sparge was running really clear at the end, was kind of hard to tell with the amber. Not really sure how to fix that... should I...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-09-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,287
Posted By magnj
Hmm, it's tough to describe the flavor, it could...

Hmm, it's tough to describe the flavor, it could be caramel. I suspect with the amber that it was the high % of Crystal 60, but this batch we used hardly any, same effect. Never tasted anything like...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-09-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,287
Posted By magnj
Any input guys? Very frustrating, we have our...

Any input guys? Very frustrating, we have our brew day going smoothly for the first time in a long time and we are producing some sub par wort.

I'm assuming if we were caramelizing the wort we...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-08-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,287
Posted By magnj
Why does our Pale Ale mash taste nutty?

Last week we brewed an Amber, had quite a bit of nutty taste during mash but I figured it was because of all the crystal we used.

However this week we are brewing a pale ale. 20% vienna, 78%...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 11-22-2011, 01:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,399
Posted By magnj
I have the same burners, and they came with 10psi...

I have the same burners, and they came with 10psi regs. getting 14 gallons of worrt to start boiling is a freakin challenge.
Forum: DIY Projects 11-21-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 365,817
Posted By magnj
Set at to 2.

Set at to 2.
Forum: Cider Forum 11-08-2011, 03:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 63,120
Posted By magnj
So I bought 2 gallons of cider from a local farm,...

So I bought 2 gallons of cider from a local farm, split into 4 growlers, split a tube of ale yeast and let it go. Well I fear it's starting to turn to vinegar a few weeks in here. we just bottled...
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