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All Grain Brewing / Re: Question about a beer I made.
« on: April 19, 2015, 01:55:31 PM »
Hard to say  without tasting the beer. That being said I vote  contamination  from the fruit.I  would send a few bottles in to  next contest and  let a  developed palate  taste  it  ,and see on  the score sheet  what  the   problem  was.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mash Tun Problem
« on: April 19, 2015, 01:53:07 PM »
I have had them bulge on the sides  but not bottom--Been useing a  10 gallon GOTT  now  last  100 plus  batches,,no  bulging

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All Grain Brewing / Re: getting back into all grain
« on: April 19, 2015, 01:48:07 PM »
p.s. Unless its  a  straw  color  beer,I would  add gyp.  I have a ph meter, and  before that strips. BUT,I generally  just  use 5.2  on  straw  color beers  and  nothing   on  any thing   else.--Unless you are  emulating a  beer  then you wil have  to break the meter  out  etc etc etc.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: getting back into all grain
« on: April 19, 2015, 01:44:43 PM »
What i use is  a  thick   ratio--I  always use  one quart    of  liquor  per pound  of  grain.  If  graim temp is moderate,I   have a  18 degree  drop  in   temp  after doughing  in. IE   I  strike with  170  water I   get  152 mash  temp. I  would  not  waste the money  on the rice hulls  unless  I was  brewing a   beer  high in  wheat  .

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Equipment and Software / Re: How to tell volumes in opaque vessels
« on: October 20, 2013, 08:56:04 PM »
if i understand the question  about  guessitamating  the vol.
 a cyl  you take ID   sq   x length in  inches   x .7854 divided  by 231  will give you gal in cyl.
Then the cone is  ID Sq  x 1/3 length in inches    times  .7854 divided by 231  wlil give the gal in the  cone and add the two together.
--ie-- look at sweat  mark  the liquid has  made on   the outside  and  get tape measure out and you can figure how  many gal  you  have.

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Pimp My System / Re: Pimp my system?
« on: March 07, 2010, 02:26:14 PM »
Blichman I believe has some burners with stands that czn handle up to 50 plus gallons---If I can ever find some ss drums at a fair price,I will be buying blichman burners

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