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Old 11-18-2011, 09:31 PM   #471
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Is the ss braid just the standard mesh tube? If so, I think your setup is probably what's causing your stuck sparge. Nothing wrong with the cooler, but you might want to build a manifold instead, to increase your "false bottom" surface area to mash volume ratio. The higher the better.
I used a stainless braid with rice hulls on this recipe and had no problems at all. Of course I think I used closer to 2lbs.



 
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:12 PM   #472
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Yeah I've used the same ss braid for a couple years now with zero problems.


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Old 11-19-2011, 05:10 AM   #473
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Reno is that fire near you?

 
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Old 11-19-2011, 06:45 AM   #474
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No, not even close luckily. But my sister who is out of town lives in the evacuation zone and had to have her cop friend go in and get her dogs and cat.
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Old 11-21-2011, 08:58 PM   #475
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Thanks for posting this, the recipe sounds great. I'm going to give it a shot in a week or two.

I'm going to do a partial mash. What do you think the best way to use the pumpkin is? Should I add it to the grain bag in the partial mash or just throw it in the boil? I feel like adding it to the grain bag is probably best and if some oozes out into the wort it won't be a big deal.

 
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:38 PM   #476
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From what I've heard keeping the pumpkin in the grain back or a separate steeping bag is the way to go.

Back in my extract days I added the pumpkin to the boil and ended up with waaaay too much trub in the primary.
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:28 AM   #477
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Sweet, that makes sense. Thanks!

 
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:02 PM   #478
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I just tapped my keg of this that had been naturally carbing in the keg for 6 weeks. The beer tastes sour and is under carbed. This is the first beer I've made that didn't turn out excellent, so I'm trying to figure out what could cause the carbination issue.

The sour taste could be the spices, and it isn't sour enough to be brett or something like that.

 
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Old 11-22-2011, 11:57 PM   #479
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Yeah I've used the same ss braid for a couple years now with zero problems.
Yeah I know a lot of people that use that set-up and have no problems. I was just suggesting things that might be causing his stuck sparge problem.
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:44 AM   #480
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I just tapped my keg of this that had been naturally carbing in the keg for 6 weeks. The beer tastes sour and is under carbed. This is the first beer I've made that didn't turn out excellent, so I'm trying to figure out what could cause the carbination issue.

The sour taste could be the spices, and it isn't sour enough to be brett or something like that.
I had this in bottles for two weeks and tested one this past Saturday. I tasted the same slight sour notes, almost like a cider. I let this beer sit in primary for 4 weeks before bottling and then another two weeks in bottles. I'm going to give it more time and hope that it disappears. If it doesn't this is going to be my first batch that hate.



 
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