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  1. gallons-walters

    For Sale Downsized to new system - Electric 20 gallon HERMS systems available

    We moved and downsized, so I no longer have a dedicated brewing room. While still brewing, went the route of a little more portable all-in-one system. Thus, the following system is for sale. Electric HERMS system with 20 gallon Bru Gear pots with TC-clamps / connections and site guides on the...
  2. javert

    Turbid beer: is the extract or the malt the culprit?

    Hi brewers. I've recently changed a barleywine recipe from Great Western Malting's Premium Two Row malt to Avangard's Pilsen Malt and from brown sugar addition at boil to Briess's Pilsen Light DME (I use a bit of Crystal 120 malt to add color just as before). To my dismay, the last two batches...
  3. T

    Broken thermometer --> Too low mash temp...so what?

    Hi there, relatively new brewer but experienced cook and fermentation enthusiast. I'm doing BIAB and I've got a 35L Klarstein kettle with a built in thermometer, which seems to have kicked the bucket much sooner than it should have. This is something I noticed in my last brew when the...
  4. M

    Shower type spray nozzle for lock line

    Hi All, I'm trying to find a solution to hook up what I attached. It's the end of a mega pot sparge contraption. I'd like to find a way to attach it to the open end of a lock line. Has anyone figured this one out yet? Thanks ahead of time
  5. H

    fermentable sugars in my sourdough bread

    Hey y’all! Not sure if I should post this in the fermentation/yeast section or the mash section. Sorry if this is the wrong place. I have a question about fermentable sugars in my sourdough bread to use in a single grain (sourdough bread) brew. I’m gonna try my hand at a Kvass basically. All...
  6. Arbe0

    Westvleteren

    I am about to try out the Westvleteren 12 with candi syrup (D-180). Many people have suggested putting the D-180 in at the last of the boil, If I do this should I figure my mash water to only be using the Pilsner and Pale malts or should I include the D-180 even though I am using it in the boil...
  7. F

    Dough Balls & Mashing

    No this isn’t an anti-Pilsburry Doughboy post, lord knows we could all use with a couple more of those crescent rolls in our lives. No this is about those balls of crushed grain that form in your mash tun when you’re setting up to have a perfect brew day. The ones that sit there and bob around...
  8. G

    The Efficient Brewer

    Why is my efficiency so low? Can someone explain my efficiency? I thought I understood efficiency. These statements are just some examples of the many threads relating to efficiency that I have seen on HomeBrewTalk. It would seem the forum is replete with individuals scratching their noodles in...
  9. A

    Small And Cheap Steps

    Like many, I started my brewing hobby using extract kits. I started when I hit the legal age (18 in the UK) and made it an annual tradition to brew a Christmas beer. I had an old jam making pot (about 7 pints), a fermenting bin and a pressure barrel, all of which were acquired off my dad. He...
  10. S

    Using a “Tempering Wand” for the best control of your strike water temp

    I’ll try to keep this as short and sweet as possible. For the last ten years of homebrewing I’ve been controlling the temperature of my strike water with a flame under a pot. For the last five years of professional brewing I’ve been controlling the strike water with a tempering water valve which...
  11. kvnc

    Complete insanity RIMS Recirculation

    So I was step mashing using a RIMS system. Took the beer from protein rest at 131 for 20 min to 145 for initial sac rest. let it sit at 145 w/ recirculation on for 25 min. Checked the wort, everything was pretty good so far, i was seeing 1.055 gravity and color was nice, if not slightly paler...
  12. D

    Negatives of Low Mash Efficiency

    Besides having to spend a little more money on grains to make up for a low mash efficiency, are there any other downsides to having a low efficiency? EDIT: I use BIAB with double milled grains and get ~80% which is typical. I just wanted to see what the reasons are for trying to bump the % up...
  13. Lilum

    Batch Sparge Mash vs. Triple Decoction?

    Hello! I’m new to this forum and new to homebrewing. Lemme give a little backstory first. Until 3 months ago, I was living in Germany as an au pair, which gave me an opportunity to try many different incredible beers. During my stay, my all time favorite was by far the Füchschen Alt, or Altbier...
  14. K

    Michigan Picobrew Zymatic for Sale - Automated brewing appliance $700

    I'm selling my much loved Picobrew Zymatic. This is the best appliance out there for true hands-off and repeatable brews. Never miss a temperature zone or hop addition time again! The device has been used and well cared for. This appliance will automate the wort making process of brewing and I...
  15. beervoid

    Sudden strange efficiency issue

    Hello everyone. I've been brewing on a grainfather type machine for about 2 years. Efficiency has been all over the place and just when I thought I had it down I run into this low efficiency again. I currently have 2 similar machines and did 2 batches on the same day. I usually mash for around...
  16. beervoid

    Do higher mashing temps override lower mashing temps?

    Hello HBT, I've been wondering about this for a while. If I mashed 60 minutes at 145f for a high fermentable wort and after 60 minutes I decide to step up the temperature to 158f because I want a bigger body and leave that for 60 minutes. Does the higher temp cancel out the lower temp? Do...
  17. D

    I did a Mash pH experiment video.

    Wanted to find out if there´s a difference where I take my Ph samples
  18. beervoid

    Difference between HIGH mash + dextrose vs LOW mash

    If I brew the same beer with same ABV and FG. But I mash one very high and then add some dextrose to bring it down to the same FG and ABV vs just mashing lower. Would there be a difference cause of the higher amounts of dextrins or would this be obsolete as the beer is dried out by use of dextrose?
  19. micraftbeer

    Data from Small Mash Efficiency Experiments

    I recently moved from a single vessel eBIAB set-up to a 2-vessel set-up with one kettle a standard Mash Tun (MT) with no heating element, and the other my Boil Kettle (BK) that I was using just for boiling. My efficiency numbers were coming in lower than I expected so I set up a small...
  20. Sergiy

    Get better mash efficiency with 2 kettles

    Hi, i want transfer wort into separate kettle after mashing, add hot water to original kettle to rinsing the remaining sugars from the grain and then add there main wort volume back. Should be kind of batch sparge method, but without boil kettle. My second kettle isn't good for boiling, but ok...
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