The Hershey's powder is defatted. I use it in the secondary and I mash with .5lb of Simpsons coffee malt. (150L). I pull about 1 cup of beer off, heat it, and dissolve the powder in that before I add it to the fermenter.
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Is it ok to store Starsan in a SS kettle temporarily? I did so for a few days and noticed some brown "stuff" come off the kettle when I scrubbed it with a sponge. Could have been from an earlier brew, but just curious if it was degrading the metal somehow.That "stuff" is just a thin layer of beerstone. Instead of elbow grease and a BLUE scrubbie, I regularly just throw some spent starsan in the kettle to loosen that stuff up. Same effect as acid cleaner #5.
Ok! I was going to say "Hiked three miles to a neighbor's in boxers to get a spare key?"Don't worry, my wife has done that twice. It happens.Locked herself out or locked you out?
Been in my new place just a few days now. Last night, I had to walk out to the garage to grab something. Just ran out real quick, so I didn't dress for it. Go to get back in only to discover I had locked myself out. And my phone was also inside. So, in 20 degree weather, I had to make a three mile trek down a busy state route in my boxers, a t-shirt, and my Harley Davidson biker boots to get to my friends house to have drive me back over an let me in with the key I gave her. Long story short, I now have another spare hid outside, and I'm still waiting for my second ball to drop back down after hiding from the cold.
Thanks for the responses guys! I'm still waffling about the bayou classic kab4 or kab6, you just hear too many complaints of wasted propane / heat from the burner distance to the kettle.I have a KAB4, but I use the 82quart Bayou Classic Kettle. I find that my 44 quart kettle is too narrow and a lot of heat goes up the outside. I still have my jet burner (SP-10) that I use with my 10 gallon kettle to heat sparge water if I need to. It was loud, but did a great job with the narrower kettle. You could go with the Blichmann for $139.00 all SS! That will be my next burner.
Good stuff, thanks! I'm planning on mounting it vertically to my Top Tier Stand with the element at the bottom and the sensor on the top.
The sensor MUST be placed downstream of the heat input point. It DOES NOT matter what the temperature of the wort from the tun is. It only matters that you are heating the wort to your target temperature and not overheating it. Remember that the enzymes are in the wort, not the mash. If you try to control your heat input by observing the wort temperature coming out of the tun, you will likely severely overheat your wort as it passes through the heater. That will likely denature the wort enzymes and leave you with a starchy wort that does not ferment. (You don't have to ask how I learned that bone-headed lesson ;-) )+1 On Martin's explanation
If you want to know the temperature of wort coming from the tun, insert an extra thermometer there.
Maybe you could get each other Lifetime memberships as wedding gifts?My fiancé and I both have AHA memberships. I believe that they are valid until 2016 or something like that.
When it's up for renewal, we are going with the Lifetime membership. Do we get a cool sticker for that??
You get to stick-around with cool homebrewers for the rest of your life!
I have heard that it is only legal to do that in Australia, New Zealand, etc.I have a very good scrambled egg technique. It has been copyrighted. Ya'll are warned!I bet you whisk them counter-clockwise, huh?
+1 On all the above.Cool, so you replaced the SS rod that came with the hood and replaced it with this one?
That is the thermowell. Not sure what length I have, I think 12". I bought the hood seperatly. I have a few. I use the for blowoff, transfers, and brining water back from the RO machine. End up costing about $10 less than the MoreBeer kit.