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Equipment and Software / Quick Disconnect
« on: March 10, 2010, 07:22:52 PM »
Hi All,

I would like to add a weldless ball valve to my kettle.  I always see them with barbed hose adapters. 

Does anyone have or use a quick disconnect?  Does anyone make one?  Similar to what you would use with air compressor tools.

Seems like this would be the way to go.  You don't want the hoses attached while you are boiling your wort. 


Yeast and Fermentation / Stepping up a Starter
« on: February 13, 2010, 03:01:25 PM »
Hi All,

I'm making a 5.5 gallon batch of Munich Helles with an OG: 1.049, FG: 1.014.

According to MrMalty's Pitch rate calculator I will need a 378 billion cells, based on my WLP830 use by date (may-30-2010) I will have 88% viability.

So I will need a 3.66 Liter starter with on vial of yeast on a stirplate.

I have a 1 Liter Erlenmeyer, hindsight a very poor purchase.

I also have a 1 gallon jug.

3.66 Liters is basically 1 gallon, too much to create the starter in.

How do I step it up?

A.  1L starter decant and add 1L starter

B.  1L starter decant and add 2L starter

C.  2L starter decant and add 1L starter

D.  2L starter decant and add 2L starter

E.  Other



Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Partial Mash Question
« on: February 02, 2010, 06:01:25 PM »
Hi All,

I will be making a Munich Helles soon.  I need to mash 1/2lb if Munich and 1/4lb of Melanoidin malts.

As time is always an issue, can I mash the grains early and then refrigerate?  Placed in a sanitized container naturally.

Then when I'm ready to do the full wort boil on the weekend; just add the mashed wort to the Pilsen DME and required water?

If this can be done without any issues, how long would it last?



General Homebrew Discussion / Boiling Wort outdoors in winter
« on: December 03, 2009, 10:52:13 PM »
Would I be able to do a full volume boil outside in the winter?

I live in Southern Maine.

Planning on 5 gallon batches.  I assume I would need about 6.5 gallons to start.

I'm planning on purchasing a Bayou Classic SP10 (other recommened?) and a 40qt kettle.



Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Should I begin doing a full boil?
« on: November 24, 2009, 10:31:37 PM »
Hi All,

New to the forum.

I haven't brewed anything in about 10 years.  

Decided to start up again.

If I'm brewing with extracts only, do I need to or should I do a full volume wort boil?  Or is it OK to only boil a portion and have the rest of the water in the fermenter?

Thank you,


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