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Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 02-13-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 34,589
Posted By RighteousFire
Most likely. I wouldn't risk it.

Most likely. I wouldn't risk it.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-19-2011, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,001
Posted By RighteousFire
Begin at fermentation temps immediately. If you...

Begin at fermentation temps immediately. If you can't chill it down that low, go as low as you can, pitch yeast, then put it in
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-19-2011, 12:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,898
Posted By RighteousFire
If you replace the Carapils with carafa: 1=...

If you replace the Carapils with carafa:

1= 14 SRM
2= 17 SRM
3= 19 SRM

Unless this was a smaller than 5 gallon batch, even carafa wouldn't make it black. Must have had some dark malts left in...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-18-2011, 09:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,001
Posted By RighteousFire
It's very dependent on the material, size and...

It's very dependent on the material, size and shape of the fermenter as well as the volume of liquid, stage of fermentation, level of activity, ambient temp range, size of chamber used for...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-15-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By RighteousFire
Describe your process (details help) and we can...

Describe your process (details help) and we can help figure out if anything seems out of ordinary.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-13-2011, 10:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,929
Posted By RighteousFire
Cold crashing will have no adverse effect on...

Cold crashing will have no adverse effect on flavor at all. Also the yeast in suspension (approx 100,000 cells per mL) will wake back up to carbonate if you instead wanted to bottle condition. Bottle...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-27-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,833
Posted By RighteousFire
The most important time period in terms of Esther...

The most important time period in terms of Esther production and other flavors is during the reproduction phase. This can be from 0-72 hours out. The only way to tell would be in a clear vessel.
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Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-27-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,655
Posted By RighteousFire
A crystal clear beer (to the naked eye) even...

A crystal clear beer (to the naked eye) even after cold crashing still has approximately 100,000 yeast cells per ml. That works out to ~1,892,700,000 cells in 5 gallons.

Unless you lager for an in...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-26-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,015
Posted By RighteousFire
I drank bud select like it was my job 5-6 years...

I drank bud select like it was my job 5-6 years ago, but I always had a love for craft brews. It was just a lot cheaper to drink select, and I felt like it tasted better than the other American...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-26-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By RighteousFire
Why the concern? The point of starting low is to...

Why the concern? The point of starting low is to avoid dough balls.

Having the mash sit below 90 for a short period of time will cause no harm.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-26-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,382
Posted By RighteousFire
its food grade plastic so it does not absorb...

its food grade plastic so it does not absorb flavors or aromas that quickly. Left in there for a while and it might, but I would say, don't worry.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-26-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By RighteousFire
The real benefit to a dough in rest (90-110F) is...

The real benefit to a dough in rest (90-110F) is to completely saturate all the grains and distribute the enzymes and dissolve much of the starches as possible before bringing up to another rest.
...
Forum: Amber Hybrid Beer 05-25-2011, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,750
Posted By RighteousFire
I updated the first post. If you wanted to,...

I updated the first post.

If you wanted to, I would use nottingham or even safale S-05 as they are cleaner yeasts.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-25-2011, 01:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,121
Posted By RighteousFire
Good night!

Good night!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-22-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By RighteousFire
If you don't have a properly designed lautering...

If you don't have a properly designed lautering manifold and system, or a false bottom, then go with a batch sparge. A double batch sparge would be best.

The thing to remember with fly sparging...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-21-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,169
Posted By RighteousFire
Yeah. Consistency and predictability are the most...

Yeah. Consistency and predictability are the most important. Some people sweat numbers. I was happy at 70ish but I get 80 every time now and am still happy.

Just do the same exact thing every...
Forum: General Chit Chat 05-21-2011, 12:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 625
Posted By RighteousFire
coconut porter mmm

coconut porter

mmm
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 05-20-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,169
Posted By RighteousFire
FWIW I was getting consistent 70-75% until I...

FWIW I was getting consistent 70-75% until I started to use multi-step infusion mashing techniques. I achieve about 93-97% conversion efficiency and 80% brew house overall.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-12-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,866
Posted By RighteousFire
Most yeast flavors are produced during the lag...

Most yeast flavors are produced during the lag and reproduction stages. Once critical mass is reached and active fermentation is reached flavors are not the main byproduct.

What was the actual...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-07-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,917
Posted By RighteousFire
2 Row Base 90.9% CaraMunich 9.1% 80%...

2 Row Base 90.9%
CaraMunich 9.1%
80% efficiency = 1.060

Centennial Bittering, Cascade throughout

I like my IPA drinkable so I can have a few and not be out for the count.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-07-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,429
Posted By RighteousFire
I always try and keep an IPA on tap and my newest...

I always try and keep an IPA on tap and my newest stout recipe is probably going to be making more and more appearances.
Forum: Extract Brewing 05-02-2011, 01:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,079
Posted By RighteousFire
Put the water in the bucket first, this will help...

Put the water in the bucket first, this will help to mix it better.

Other than that, are you sure it's 5 gallons?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-30-2011, 12:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By RighteousFire
The Protein rest range ends around 133F. ...

The Protein rest range ends around 133F.

Either way will be fine. It is not going to hurt you either way.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-28-2011, 01:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,393
Posted By RighteousFire
Run without anything in the dishwasher. I...

Run without anything in the dishwasher.

I would even go so far as too run it once empty without anything before putting the bottles in.
Forum: General Techniques 04-27-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,591
Posted By RighteousFire
I know you are being sarcastic in some fashion,...

I know you are being sarcastic in some fashion, but it might not be best to say those types of things to young impressionable brewers. ;-)
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