Search results

Homebrew Talk - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Forum

Help Support Homebrew Talk - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Forum:

  1. B

    How long should I soak Oak Chips on Bourbon?

    I just brewed up a batch of the Dragon's Breath stout.. Described here: Lug Wrench Brew: Dragon's Breath, a Dragon's Milk Clone And also brewed on YouTube by Beer-and-BBQ Larry: And Short Circuited Brewers: I started soaking my woodchips (heavy toast american oak) on Bourbon the week of...
  2. B

    New brew room completed

    Looks like you threaded throught the PVC and right into the support members that run across and under the table?
  3. B

    Another Milkshake IPA Water Profile Thread

    Planning to brew a milkshake IPA 'base' this weekend. I've seen water profiles all over the place for this style. No fruit, no vanilla. General guidance seems to indicate 2:1 Chloride to Sulfate ratio? Have also seen folks reverse this or go with a 1:1 similar to NEIPA. Grain Bill: 10 lb...
  4. B

    New brew room completed

    Room looks great! Could you share some details on how you mounted those pumps to the underside of the ss table? I'm looking to do the same with mine.
  5. B

    NEIPA ready? Cold crash time?

    Hello all.. I have a NEIPA that is on day 10 in the fermenter. I added ~ 3oz dry hops on day 3 of fermentation and just hit it with second shot of hops (3 oz) on day 7. Tasting this from the fermenter.. Quite a bit of bitterness (actually a LOT of bitterness with hop particles floating in...
  6. B

    CraftBeerPi Dual Stage Fermentation Control

    Hey all. I'm currently controlling (or not) fermentation temperature using an InkBird two stage temp controller. I have a glycol chiller, pump, and coil for refrigeration and a heating pad for heating. I find the InkBird swings a fair amount between heating and cooling due to it's lack of PID...
  7. B

    Local Brewery - Porter Clone

    Hey all, I'm, trying to recreate a porter brewed by one of our local breweries. Their website gives just a bit of information about the beer: In quotes: 6.8 ABV 45 IBU 32 SRM Notes of: Chocolate, Caramel, Coffee, Dark Fruits Style - Robust Porter Marris Otter, Brown, Caramel, and Choc malts...
  8. B

    Is CraftbeerPi still available or is there a better option?

    Any updates on this? CBP4 seems to have gone quiet.
  9. B

    Dry hopping lager using keg as secondary...

    Hi all. I just wanted to toss this out to see what others thought of my plan regarding a lager I am planning to dry hop. I currently have the lager in my conical lagering via a glycol chiller. That's been going for about 45 days now. I plan on brewing another batch tonight and would like to use...
  10. B

    Water Profile for Dry Hopped Lager

    Thanks for all the feedback here.... I plan on using this at a brew session with some friends this weekend. They had suggested a lighter drinking 'warm weather' beer, but they are all also hopheads. I suggested the dry hopped lager as an experimental compromise. I'd still like there to be some...
  11. B

    Water Profile for Dry Hopped Lager

    Hi all, I'm looking for a water profile suggestion for a DHL I plan to brew this weekend. I'm starting with RO water. The recipe is as follows: 8 lbs Pilnser 1 lb Carapils .5 lb Acidulated Malt 75 min boil 1 Oz Hallertau Mittel @ 75 mins 1 Oz Saaz @ 15 mins 1 Oz Saaz @ 5 mins Dry Hop 2 Oz...
  12. B

    Time between mash out and sparge

    Sorry for the confusion.. Mixed up my terminology.. I'm batch sparging and was referring to draining wort from mash at end of 60 mins. My process is as follows: 2 vessel frankenstein HERMS setup where boil kettle doubles as HLT during mash. After mash completes, I drain first runnings into a...
  13. B

    Time between mash out and sparge

    Quick question regarding my batch sparging process. When I drain my mash tun at the end of the mash, it may take 5-10 minutes at a rate slow enough to not compact the bed. I typically have a little work to do to get water moved around, pumps reconfigured etc before I can add my sparge water to...
  14. B

    CraftBeerPi - Raspberry Pi Software

    Ah.. Didn't think of trying that. Will give it a test run today before my next planned brew day tomorrow! Thanks for the tip!
  15. B

    CraftBeerPi - Raspberry Pi Software

    Does anyone have experience with the AlarmClock plugin? I was hoping to setup my hot liquor tank to pre-heat in the morning before I head out to the barn. I played around with it last night and did not have any luck. I setup two steps in the brew process. First one was the alarmclock to go off...
  16. B

    HERMS - Mash Temperature

    All, Great responses to this. I did get out for a brew session this past weekend and here is what I observed. I initially set my HLT controller to 160F. I wanted to Mash at 150-151. Wort temp right out of the HERMS coil was ~154-155 (I was not able to verify this with multiple thermometers...
  17. B

    HERMS - Mash Temperature

    I suspect that my flow rate through the hex may be the culprit here. When I say diy HERMS... I have a 3/8" x 50 stainless coil (former immersion chiller) that I have been using with a Riptide pump. That then flows through a sparge ring which is suspended on top of or just above the grain bed...
  18. B

    HERMS - Mash Temperature

    I've recently upgraded to a DIY HERMS setup and had some questions about Mash temps. I currently monitor temperature in my HLT where the HERMS coil is parked as well as at the discharge of the HERMS coil. I take measurements of the grain bed temperature throughout the brew cycle with a handheld...
  19. B

    BrewBuilt IceMaster Max 2 - Shipping Date?

    Bueller? Bueller? Anyone with pre-orders hear anything? I'm looking at this, the Stasis, the Icemaster 100, and the Icemaster 4. I like the integrated pumps and controllers in the IM4, but can't imagine needing anything with more than a 2 vessel capacity. The IM100 could work, but I'd need...
  20. B

    BrewBuilt IceMaster Max 2 - Shipping Date?

    Has anyone heard any updates on availability of this chiller? I'm looking at this and the Stasis. Looks like Stasis is available now. Just wondering how soon this unit will start shipping.