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Equipment and Software / Brunwater post boil volume question
« on: September 22, 2018, 06:35:09 PM »
One of the fields in the water adjustment sheet in Brun water v5.4 asks for total batch volume or post boil volume.   Just curious if I should enter the pre-chilling volume or volume after chilling.


Equipment and Software / Re: Bru'n Water Sparge acidification for RO?
« on: August 28, 2018, 04:44:47 PM »
I figured it was safe not to acidify but do you think there is any benefit to flavor or mouth feel by making the recommended adjustments?

Equipment and Software / Bru'n Water Sparge acidification for RO?
« on: August 28, 2018, 03:58:18 PM »
For those of you sparging with RO water, I'm wondering if you have encountered this situation in the Bru'n Water spreadsheet, and what your process is.

The Bru'n Water default value for RO water starting alkalinity is 13.  When you hover over the dot a message box opens and says there is no need to acidify sparge water with a starting alkalinity of less than 25.

But the sparge water acidification sheet still recommends acid and mineral adjustments to sparge water with the default RO water profile.

Do you think you get good results sparging with straight RO water or do you follow the recommendations on the sparge water acidification sheet?

Thanks in advance for your replies.


Kegging and Bottling / Re: Single Regulator to dual regulator system?
« on: July 26, 2018, 04:05:04 AM »
Google co2 tank male to hose barb. This fitting will allow you to connect your second primary regulator to the gas line out from the 2 way distributor.  I wouldn’t mess with the bottle pressure gauge.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Single Regulator to dual regulator system?
« on: July 25, 2018, 04:54:54 AM »
Don't remove the high pressure gauge on your second regulator.  Connect the gas line out from the primary regulator to a two way gas distributor.  One line out of the distributor will go directly to the gas quick connect fitting of one of your kegs.  This line will supply gas at the pressure of the primary regulator.  The second line out of the distributor should go to your second regulator.  You can set this regulator lower than the primary but not higher.  Connect the hose out of this regulator to your second keg gas quick connect.   

Kegging and Bottling / Re: CO2 manifolds, old regulator and my liufe
« on: July 25, 2018, 04:38:47 AM »
Most regulators have weep holes.  When the bladders and seals inside the regulator wear it is common for gas to escape from the weep hole.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: no sparge method question
« on: April 18, 2018, 02:20:58 AM »
If I mash out at 170f for 20 minutes then why adjust the remaining water?  Why not just mix it in and drain?

General Homebrew Discussion / no sparge method question
« on: April 18, 2018, 01:33:38 AM »
My total water for a no sparge batch is 8.5 gallons.  Should I use my usual 1.5 qt per pound ratio (4.5 gallons) for a 60 minute mash, mash out, then add the remaining 4 gallons and lauter.  Or should I add all the water at the start of the mash?

If I add all the water at the start of the mash how does that effect my salt additions?


General Homebrew Discussion / Cryo Hops Not Dropping In Cold Crash
« on: March 22, 2018, 04:38:01 PM »
After cold crashing my APA, dry hopped with Mosaic Cryo hops, for three days at 33 f the fine hop particles aren't dropping.  They're stuck in suspension.  After 48 hours I added gelatin in hopes of making a dent but nothing so far.  Its only been 24 hrs with the gelatin but 72 hours cold crashing should show some results.

Has anyone had a similar experience?  What do you think is the best course of action?  I'd like to keg in two days.

General Homebrew Discussion / Brewing water in HLT overnight
« on: January 29, 2018, 03:45:54 AM »
Im brewing in the morning and my brewing water is in two glass carboys that I would like to fill with PBW overnight.  Is there a downside to letting my water sit in the HLT uncovered overnight for 12 hours?.

General Homebrew Discussion / Adding licorice and nibs in primary
« on: December 26, 2017, 04:53:48 PM »
Is there a down side to boiling 1 inch of licorice stick in some water then cooling and adding to primary? Two weeks ago I brewed an Imperial Stout.  I wanted to add 1 inch of licorice stick to the boil but it hadn't arrived by brew day.  Its fully attenuated now.  I was going to rack to secondary but wonder if I really need to.

Also, any thoughts on adding nibs and vanilla bean to primary?

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: where to add more o2
« on: December 14, 2017, 08:16:41 PM »
Brad Smith interviewed the guys from imperial yeast recently and one of them said you should give a second dose to anything over 1.080. Ive read and heard this several times.  I aerate before pitching and I aerated my starter.  Im just looking to see what other experienced brewers are doing to hopefully avoid unnecessary mistakes

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: where to add more o2
« on: December 14, 2017, 04:47:11 PM »
Any opinion on how much? Its 2 1/2 gallons of 1.097 OG wort.  I was thinking 30 seconds at 1 liter per minute.

Yeast and Fermentation / where to add more o2
« on: December 14, 2017, 04:22:46 PM »
im fermenting a 1.097 imperial stout.  I pitched 12 hour ago and want to add more o2.  Would you add it to the headspace or get the stone down into the wort?

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Rogue Tap Concern
« on: December 14, 2017, 01:49:29 AM »
Try self closing faucets.  They have springs that force the faucet closed when you let go.

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