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  1. mboardman

    leftovers...

    Cool, thanks! I think Im going to use the following: 4 lbs flaked wheat, 4 lb german pale wheat, 1 lb munich, 4 lb german pilsner, and 1lb rice hulls. Rest and gradual long climb to 150F, then wlp300, cause I have it.
  2. mboardman

    leftovers...

    Ive got about 5 lbs of flaked wheat and 7 lbs of German Pale wheat (white I think) by Weyerman. I also have 1 lb each of victory, munich malts, as well as maybe 1/2 lb of carapils. Would combining all these ingredients make a good wheat beer?
  3. mboardman

    Saq the Pious AG kit and wlp530

    planning to brew the Saq kit (its a Westy 12 clone) tomorrow and not sure how much yeast I should pitch. 5 gallon batch, OG 1.090. I have 3 packs of wlp530, all three manufactured back in Jan 2019. Mr Malty says the viability is around 10%, so I would need 11 packs with a starter on a stir...
  4. mboardman

    how do you strain the bag?

    holy cow, thanks for all the replies fellas! Lots of ideas here....Im noodling something out from this!
  5. mboardman

    how do you strain the bag?

    Wondering what everyone's process is when it comes time to lift that big heavy bag of grain out of the water and strain it? Do you strain it above the pot? If so, what size of strainer and where did you get it? Does some of the wort being strained out go over the rim and down the sides of...
  6. mboardman

    time spent getting to and from target temps during mash

    honestly, this is the first time Ive heard of this....maybe that makes me a noob even though Ive been brewing off and on for years. It wouldnt even occur to me to disregard the directions for a kit recipe. But I guess what you're all saying makes a certain amount of sense. I do like the...
  7. mboardman

    time spent getting to and from target temps during mash

    The why - the AG/BIAB kits Im buying have these rests in the directions. I dont know if they are protein rests per se, but Im under the impression that they are necessary to the type/flavor of beer I bought the kit for....(belgian wit, strong blonde, etc.) else why would they be specified in...
  8. mboardman

    time spent getting to and from target temps during mash

    I have transitioned from extract to biab AG, and I use a gas kitchen stove for the heating process....curious what similar fellas do about the time you spend getting to the next target temp in a multi-rest mashing process? Do you count it as time spent at the previous temp rest, the next rest...
  9. mboardman

    Confessions...My beer doesnt taste good

    So, when I hear about under-attenuation, it might be due to underpitching with older yeast? I guess I assumed the dry yeast was good for years. I dont keep my extra dry yeast packets in the fridge - should I? I do actually use a flask and rehydrate the dry stuff. I dont have any DME laying...
  10. mboardman

    Confessions...My beer doesnt taste good

    Cmon now, I dont brew in a sink. If I did then THAT would be why my beers dont taste good !:) Thats a sink full of sanitizer for all the stuff and tools I'll be using. Sink. Not kettle.
  11. mboardman

    Confessions...My beer doesnt taste good

    Your post really registered with me, and I plan to go AG today. Well, begin acquiring the equipment anyway :)
  12. mboardman

    Confessions...My beer doesnt taste good

    OK, I guess I am simply brewing extract kits with partial grains. I thought that was the same thing as BIAB. The giant bag of grains they send barely fits in the biggest mesh strainer I could buy when it comes time to strain them, and I guess I assumed that meant I was doing biab. The...
  13. mboardman

    Confessions...My beer doesnt taste good

    Seems like I recently read an article about how its not really the yeast that determines a specific taste in beer, most especially belgian beers....but Im just citing example, not trying to start a debate. But, to answer, Im using whatever yeast came with the kits. Its usually dry yeast...
  14. mboardman

    Confessions...My beer doesnt taste good

    Yeah, Im going to stop using LME also. Had no idea there were points against LME.
  15. mboardman

    Confessions...My beer doesnt taste good

    Im straining to understand how you thought I used strike water with starsan mixed in?
  16. mboardman

    Confessions...My beer doesnt taste good

    I will definitely go to a meeting of KCB soon! It would be great to meet up with some people face to face, and a get a sense of how different people do this....
  17. mboardman

    Confessions...My beer doesnt taste good

    OK perfect! I will use the tablets and get rid of the bleach. Replace with PBW and more starsan. One more thought - would my water quality negate the use of starsan? Id read that hard water neutralizes starsan...and my solutions are cloudy, but tests on the strip at 2-3. Someone asked...
  18. mboardman

    Confessions...My beer doesnt taste good

    OK, campden tablets ordered. I should add that Im not an AG brewer, yet. So Im not using strike water. and this brings up another issue which I'll explain here briefly, but I dont want to water down this topic. :) So with biab kits, Im supposed to start with 1 gal of water and steep...
  19. mboardman

    Confessions...My beer doesnt taste good

    Nope, wasnt aware. Wouldnt every municipality use chlorine to sanitize their tap water?
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