The recipe called for 8-10 lbs of black raspberries(which I picked in the wild). After crushing i left the berries in the bucket and topped off to 5 gal according to the recipe. I broke the cap each day until fermentation was complete. I did not take a hydrometer reading. I racked to a...
I'm making my first fruit wine and followed a recipe I found on line. The wine came out rather watery like I didn't use enough fruit. It is 1 month old at this time.
Is there anything I can do to add some mouth feel/body or remove some water from this batch?
Several years ago you posted some pictures of a RIMS system you were building. I am looking for examples of various models and was wondering if you can send me or post pictures of your finished System.
I took a look at the thread you suggested. This appears to be worakable but not my ideal way of completing the project.
Ideally,I would like to use the existing hole and its solid construction but I am concerned with the height of the port relative to the bottom of the cooler and the amount...
I purcahsed a 60Qt Igloo Cube Cooler to use as my mash tun. Previously I had been using my stainless Boil pot which holds heat ok but is not big enough for me to do 10gal batches.
This particular cooler is on wheels and the drain port is on the wheel side about 3 inches above the bottom of...
I will try the next batch at higher mash temp. I think this seems to be the most likely area. I think I may switch to a Cooler for mashing instead of my Stainless pot. I think I will get better temp control and by extension consistancy .
Ok - so If I use a ration of 1.35 for my aforementioned Example 1 - 29 lbs of grain * 1.35 = 39.15 qts /4 = 9.79 gallons of water for the mash.
If this is accurate when I complete the mash I should get some absorbtion and would need enough sparge water on hand to produce about 12 gallons of...
Yooper - Let's talk about technique a minute.
I brew with my brother and we are brewing 10 gallon batches.
When I mash what is the correct ratio of water to grain? Does it vary from recipe to recipe or is it fairly straight forward?
Sonetlumiere - I am measuring water when I add to mash and i measure after sparge in to boiler. I have equipment with volume measurments and the are accurate.
WW450 - The recipe I had called for 2 hour mash so I mashed for 2 hours.
Taste is fine - it is a mouthfeel thing. A friend said to me - "why does all of your beers seem to hit you with a wtery taste as the first thing you notice?" I knew exactly what he meant when he asked it.