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Other Fermentables / First batch of wine
« on: October 04, 2017, 03:38:53 AM »
I'm starting my first batch of wine in a 1 gallon. I noticed the fruit extract is .3 us gals would this be the same amount for every wine I made. For example if I wanted to make a Riesling would I get the appropriate extract measure out .03 and follow similar instructions.

Also what are good resources for first time wine makers.

Thanks.

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Equipment and Software / Re: New Pico Brew
« on: October 26, 2015, 01:44:21 PM »
that is pretty cool, i would love to get a pico but they are so expensive. hopefully this could be a great way to get into it with out spending an arm and a leg.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: A Little Help please
« on: October 26, 2015, 01:42:55 AM »
That almost certainly explains the low attenuation, but not the ~30% mash efficiency. I didn't see anything about stirring - are you relying on the RIMS alone to mash in? What's the lautering setup? What was the pre-boil volume? It should have been edit: ~6 gal.


I only stirred the grains once or twice through out the mash. Lautering is mashing out at 170 while recirculating the wort.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: A Little Help please
« on: October 25, 2015, 10:29:38 PM »
Thanks for all the help every one I will def do a little more research before I start making my own. My pre boil volume was ~5 gallons

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All Grain Brewing / Re: A Little Help please
« on: October 25, 2015, 05:30:25 PM »
Regardless of if i used that much crystal or not is that why that happened? Or is it based off my setup, also i was making a 4 gallon batch. Started with 7.25 gallons of water ended with four this was just a test of the system to see how well it would work.

Crystal malt has limited fermentability.  By making it the majority of your recipe (keep in mind that homey malt is crystal also) you set yourself up for a high FG.
Okay so crystal should only be used sparingly or not at all as a base .... Now I know we'll at least I have a NA beer haha. Also I did not know that when I built my recipe. The beer also came out hazy could that be due to little to no fermentation ?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: A Little Help please
« on: October 25, 2015, 04:28:55 PM »
Regardless of if i used that much crystal or not is that why that happened? Or is it based off my setup, also i was making a 4 gallon batch. Started with 7.25 gallons of water ended with four this was just a test of the system to see how well it would work.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: A Little Help please
« on: October 25, 2015, 01:00:53 AM »
At 160 your mash temp may be high, and you might not be getting the conversion you need for the yeast to attenuate more fully.

We would also need to see your recipe to really analyze what else may be going on. 1.028 seem like a really low OG. What kind of beer is it?
9 lbs of crystal 20l
2lbs of honey malt
1 oz east Kent Golding UK at 60min
1oz challenger 30min

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All Grain Brewing / A Little Help please
« on: October 24, 2015, 09:35:05 PM »
So I designed a new Make shift RIMS system in a sense. I have a two tier setup my pot sitting above my tun, once I bring my mash water to strike temp I open the ball valve and I allow it to then drain into my tun. Once the grain bed is covered I will start my pump and send it back in my pot. I keep this up for the full 50 min mashing sequence at 160 degrees and then I mash out at 170 for 10 mins. I boil for 60 mins adding all my hop additions, once done I will put in my fermenter and add yeast around about 70 degrees. my OG was 1.028 and when I bottled today my FG was only reading 1.020. The Ale was fermented at 60-67 degrees for two weeks using safale-05. I am not sure as to why this happened any insight would the way my system is setup case it to not extract all the sugars? any insight would be helpful .

Thanks in advance.
Koehler

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All Grain Brewing / Re: What is first wort hopping
« on: October 21, 2015, 04:57:13 PM »
Awesome thanks for all the information I definitely give it a try in the up and coming brews. Though I will not send it out for analysis, I might do a side by side comparison to see the difference of a fill 60 min boil hop addition to FWH and see how that comes out.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: What is first wort hopping
« on: October 21, 2015, 02:09:34 PM »
Thanks for the information guys. Does this mean if you only FWH that you would not need to have a boil prior to fermenting?

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All Grain Brewing / What is first wort hopping
« on: October 21, 2015, 01:47:45 PM »
I have been brewing for at least two years, but I have not heard of FWH. The brewing circle in my immediate area is very small, by small I mean me and one other guy. Any insight would be great.
Thanks in advance
-Koehler

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