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  1. mgr_stl

    First POLYgyle BIAB

    I appreciate the help with this! I'm now leaning toward reserving 1.25 gallons for sparging and trying to fit all the grains in. Though I typically use a sous vide and recirculating pump to maintain the mash temp, so I'll probably have to skip that since it takes up more volume.
  2. mgr_stl

    First POLYgyle BIAB

    And another factor in play is the drop in efficiency if I have a thicker mash. Based on my grain bill, if I used 2 gallons to sparge I'd end up with a thickness of 1.12 quarts/lb, which I believe is pretty low.
  3. mgr_stl

    First POLYgyle BIAB

    Hmmm... Priceless says the 26 pounds of grains and 9.3 gallons of water needed will have a volume of 11.61 gallons. Does that sound about right? If so, maybe I could try to do it all at once and just reserve some of the water for sparging. Decisions, decisions....
  4. mgr_stl

    First POLYgyle BIAB

    Yes, I'm mashing twice with the same water. You wouldn't be concerned that the pH is high during the first mash even though it will (hypothetically) be in the right range by the end of the second mash?
  5. mgr_stl

    First POLYgyle BIAB

    Has anyone polygyled (not partigyled) to make a big beer using their BIAB setup? I've also seen this called "reiterated mashing". I'm about to give it a shot, and need some guidance. I'm brewing a 5.5 gallon batch of about 10% imperial stout this weekend in my 11 gallon pot using 26 pounds of...
  6. mgr_stl

    Long-lasting beer for keg number two

    I have a chest freezer that can hold two kegs. I always like to have something hoppy and fresh in one keg. This is the type of beer I tend to drink. Right now, in keg two, I've got a coconut chocolate sweet stout that is almost gone. I'd like to brew another beer for the second keg, but...
  7. mgr_stl

    How does this look for a sweet stout

    Did you end up brewing this beer with the additions you mentioned in your last post? If so, how'd it turn out? I'll be brewing a sweet stout in a few days.
  8. mgr_stl

    2.5lb C02 tanks, single gauge c02 regulators

    Sent a pm about a week ago. Please let me know if any regulators and tanks are still available. Thanks.
  9. mgr_stl

    High fermentation temperature for Wyeast 1318

    Stone fruit and peach in a NEIPA sounds pretty good! It's just frustrating when you go through a whole brew day and everything goes well until a bone headed mistake at the very end. And, for the record, I didn't have a drop to drink [emoji38]
  10. mgr_stl

    High fermentation temperature for Wyeast 1318

    So I forgot to plug my chest freezer into my temperature controller yesterday when I put my carboy into the fermentation chamber. I pitched the starter of 1318 yeast at 65 degrees and it's been in there bubbling away aggressively since last night. When I realized my mistake, the temp of the...
  11. mgr_stl

    Cheap 5 lb CO2 tank

    Anyone know of a better deal than this including shipping (I have free prime shipping) on a 5 pound CO2 tank? Seems like a pretty good deal to me. Zebra DNA Luxfer L6X Aluminum CO2 Tanks with CGA320 on/off Valve (5 LB, Brushed) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0085282UK/?tag=skimlinks_replacement-20
  12. mgr_stl

    Smallest Possible Chest Freezer

    Good point that I hadn't thought of yet. Though right now, I'm just starting out with a picnic tap. I'm sure more projects to go to more fancy taps will be in my future at some point. In other news, I'm pretty sure you'd need a serious collar on a 3.5 cubic foot freezer. I put my keg in my...
  13. mgr_stl

    Smallest Possible Chest Freezer

    Thanks for the link, but as far as I can tell all the info on 3.5 cubic foot freezers is missing. That's why I was wondering if anyone had successfully used one.
  14. mgr_stl

    Smallest Possible Chest Freezer

    I recently purchased a corny keg, and am trying to figure out the smallest possible chest freezer I can get in order to fit two corny kegs and a 5 pound CO2 canister. I am aware of the great thread on here with all the specs, but I was wondering if anyone had success using a 3.5 cubic foot...
  15. mgr_stl

    Priceless BiabCalc

    Do you guys change the absorption rate for whole leaf hops vs. pellets? If so, how many gal/oz have you found to be accurate for whole leaf?
  16. mgr_stl

    Competition Section in Forum?

    Is there a section of this forum devoted to competitions? Seems like there should be. If there is, I couldn't find it. I'm feeling kind of lazy right now, so I'll let someone else explain why this is a good idea. Or feel free to tell me this idea sucks. It's all good.
  17. mgr_stl

    National Homebrew Competition

    Anyone know how the beers are stored once they arrive to the warehouse? Room temperature or refrigerated? It could impact the end of the carbonation process for my bottle conditioned beers since they've only been in the bottle for a week as of today. I'm hoping they are stored at room temp...
  18. mgr_stl

    Priming sugar's impact on gravity

    Just to follow up... Served the hefeweizen yesterday at my sister's wedding. Rave reviews. From a taste perspective, I'd keep the carbonation the same. But the threat of bottle bombs still concerns me.
  19. mgr_stl

    Ekuanot HBC 366 American Pale Ale - AHA Free Hops

    Don't have tasting notes in front of me, but it was good. I wouldn't make it again, but it was a good way to make use of the free hops.
  20. mgr_stl

    Priming sugar's impact on gravity

    OG was 1.048. I'll definitely have a couple for quality control, but I've been happy with the beer I've brewed so I'm reasonably confident it'll be tasty. Never done a hefeweizen, though.
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