Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Brewdaster day,
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-09-2011, 10:30 PM   #1
tolip_ck1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 148
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default Brewdaster day,

Brewdaster day,

1st) 5 gallon mash tun does not hold 13#s of grain, plz insert idiot here... (me) Kinda like going to the candy store when you are hungry, have no idea what I was thinking.

2nd) I have temp control problems try overshooting your mash temp all the way to frikkin 180!! Canít wait to drink my coo laid

hopefully I saved enough of the grain I had to scoop out of tun and converted it to something resembling yeast food, and the pound of light malt will help and the addition of a crap load of hops.

Just realized I donít know a clue what I am doing.


tolip_ck1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2011, 12:30 AM   #2
jescholler
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Louisville, CO
Posts: 553
Liked 6 Times on 6 Posts

Default

Here's what I use for my mash volume calculation:
total volume (gal) = 0.115*lbs_grain + mash_water_gallons

I originally used this calculator, but found that it underestimated the volume of the mash and I had to leave out grains:
http://www.rackers.org/calcs.shtml

I notice they also have a mash temperature calculator, but I've never used it.
Hope this helps.


__________________
Harsh Bitterness Experiment

Primary: Not until fall :(
Bottle: English Barleywine
On Deck: Session APA, Vanilla Oatmeal Stout
jescholler is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2011, 01:12 AM   #3
tolip_ck1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 148
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default

I'll try that next week
tolip_ck1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2011, 12:36 PM   #4
tolip_ck1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 148
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Does anyone have a good "Brew Log"

When to take temps, PH, starch test, etc? Trying to not reinvent the wheel, I do that enough with everything else.

Thanx in advance
tolip_ck1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools



Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS