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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-31-2011, 06:42 PM
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Posted By treesmcgee
I've also heard that, but worry about the boil...

I've also heard that, but worry about the boil rate that can sometimes be an unforeseen and hard to control variable. With upping the boil of say a beer that I normally boil for 60 minutes, I would...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-30-2011, 09:28 PM
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Posted By treesmcgee
I've boiled like that before. It will not change...

I've boiled like that before. It will not change the hop flavor because if you don't hop before you started that long boil no alpha acids will be isomerized.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-14-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By treesmcgee
I crush pretty finely, a 1.5 on the Barley...

I crush pretty finely, a 1.5 on the Barley Crusher at my LHBS. I do all the crushing myself, so no LHBS issue there. My water chemistry has been the same, I started using my local tap water and had...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-14-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
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Posted By treesmcgee
Best way to preheat a cooler? Throw in some hot...

Best way to preheat a cooler? Throw in some hot water?

Isn't a cooler mash not going to get full conversion out of the grain? Say for instance if I missed completely and had a mash at 148 the...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-14-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,251
Posted By treesmcgee
Best way to fix missed mash temp.

I've been noticing lately the efficiency of my saccharification rest has been going down, with noticeable drops in starting gravity, even after boil. I had been checking the temp of the mash, and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-14-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By treesmcgee
Hey, there's nothing wrong with a better bottle.

Hey, there's nothing wrong with a better bottle.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-07-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,287
Posted By treesmcgee
Ya I've heard its hard to find silicone tubing...

Ya I've heard its hard to find silicone tubing locally, and its easier to just buy it online, but does anyone know a specialty store that might have it locally?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-07-2011, 05:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,287
Posted By treesmcgee
I've read that the regular vinyl tubing only has...

I've read that the regular vinyl tubing only has a temperature threshold of 150 degrees, and thus isn't the best for a mash tun or HLT? I'm not sure since I've been thinking this same thing and...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-09-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By treesmcgee
Ya I was working with beersmith and attempting to...

Ya I was working with beersmith and attempting to alter the mash structure to suit exactly how I mash, and I've had some luck, but of course I'll have to work a little while longer.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-09-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By treesmcgee
Actually, I'm brewing right now, this recipe. And...

Actually, I'm brewing right now, this recipe. And instead of pulling our usual ~7.4 gal basically filling to the top of the boil kettle, we pulled probably ~6.5-6.75 gal. I assume this is due to a...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-09-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By treesmcgee
Ya I hear ya there, but with the mash and sparge...

Ya I hear ya there, but with the mash and sparge amounts thats what I end up getting, so should I reduce my mash and sparge amounts, or am I just pulling wort very efficiently?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-09-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By treesmcgee
Ahh yes, I see now, and actually the amounts...

Ahh yes, I see now, and actually the amounts arent that off from what I normally use. about 1.35 qt/lb, which I've been sparging with about 1.25 qt/lb, which is what I do my first infusion with,...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-09-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By treesmcgee
Sparging questions

I am sure this is probably the 1000th post on this topic, but seriously I'm a little confused. I suppose I should start with a little about my system. I am an all grain brewer with a 7.5 gallon...
Forum: Sponsor Showcase 01-08-2011, 07:00 AM
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Posted By treesmcgee
Went to the site to order hops, had some sort of...

Went to the site to order hops, had some sort of error. Can I order via PM? Or whats better?
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-07-2010, 03:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By treesmcgee
Awesome info guys, thanks for the help. I'll post...

Awesome info guys, thanks for the help. I'll post some pictures when it's all said and done, probably later on this week I should be recieving the regulator, gas lines, and kegs, just about the time...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-06-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By treesmcgee
Ya I feel ya on the justification, I am looking...

Ya I feel ya on the justification, I am looking to hone in on a few ale recipes and a good lager before I move on to other styles, so I suppose for the time being the manifold is the best way to go....
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-06-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By treesmcgee
And what are the odds that I'd need different...

And what are the odds that I'd need different pressures? I know, say, some styles of beer are less carbonated or more, but I usually brew mid-range ales and lagers, so I'm assuming not a huge...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-06-2010, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 738
Posted By treesmcgee
Differing keg pressures? Manifold usage?

So I've got my keggerator built, my 50# co2 tank filled, my fermenter bubbling. I've got 4 shanks/taps on my keggerator and planned on filling 3 corny kegs with homebrew and saving one tap for a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-24-2008, 10:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,181
Posted By treesmcgee
Since the year of brewing for me started in...

Since the year of brewing for me started in October or September... and I haven't had time to brew in the past couple weeks, my running count is 8 batches at 40 gallons.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-17-2008, 05:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,410
Posted By treesmcgee
The pain!?:tank: No doubt though, I hear...

The pain!?:tank:

No doubt though, I hear that one, just bought a couple more carboys to satisfy the challenge of multiple brews over the holiday season.:rockin:

Of course, with every last...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-16-2008, 06:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 927
Posted By treesmcgee
Well, all I can say is this stuff definitely...

Well, all I can say is this stuff definitely smells! Hey I guess its partial mash right? the apples were mashed to get the juice:D:D

:fro:
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-16-2008, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 927
Posted By treesmcgee
Thanks Ed! I'll definitely be doing some large...

Thanks Ed! I'll definitely be doing some large beer bottles like you said, I might even buy a couple champagne bottles and fill those babies up, man am I excited to taste this stuff, of course not...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-16-2008, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 927
Posted By treesmcgee
Rock on! :rockin: Man thats bubblin away!...

Rock on! :rockin:

Man thats bubblin away! Blowin smells all over the damn place!:D

Honestly I'm really hopin this is some awesome stuff, my buddy is really into German culture and speaks fluent...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-16-2008, 05:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 927
Posted By treesmcgee
Ooh That Smell Cant You Smell That Smell!

Well, I read in many posts about smelly fermentations! But boy oh boy does this ****ing apfelwein smell like ass! Confirmed as this Montrachet is pumping out sulfur smell like its no bodies business!...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-15-2008, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,484
Posted By treesmcgee
A friend of mine has had this exact same problem,...

A friend of mine has had this exact same problem, doing an alt also, he had a heating issue and couldnt get it above 61*, which left the final gravity a bit high.
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