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Zymurgy / Re: ADA Compliance -- Zymurgy has failed
« on: January 14, 2019, 01:18:50 AM »
double click in the area of text you wish to read,  it will zoom 1 level and then  + - will appear in the bottom right hand of the screen.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Automated Brewing
« on: November 28, 2018, 11:59:05 PM »
I jumped in on the Beermkr, If it works as promised, I feel like I'll be pretty happy with it. I'll use it as a bit of a pilot system, since I only brew 2.5gal batches now, and when I don't have time to do a traditional brew day.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Beersmith 3 Water
« on: June 21, 2018, 10:04:32 PM »
My post to Brad on FB " I've always used Bru'n Water for my salt additions, thought I'd compare it to the new BS3 water tool and they're a bit off with the est mash ph, 5.41 for BS and Bru'n Water has it at 5.29? All #'s in recipe match up with each other, which one to I go by?"

His reply " I posted an answer to this on the forum but BNW does not fully account for acid density which causes the differences. The technical paper is here (p 7 has a table) if you want to get geeky, but BeerSmith uses the model recommended in this paper:"

Not sure I fully understand what the paper means, maybe Martin can chime in and explain what Brad is talking about.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: June 21, 2018, 09:51:11 PM »

A 6.6% ipa, golden promise and flaked rye and some gno. Hops where, columbus, strata, and amarillo. Yeast was wlp007.

Change up your yeast, and ferm temps to play with some of the many different flavors yeast can give you. I recently start using English ale type yeast to change up my ipa's a bit.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Grain Mill in Garage
« on: March 28, 2018, 03:52:49 PM »
I keep my mill in the garage also, but keep it in a plastic tote. You can find pretty cheap in stores this time of year.

All Grain Brewing / Re: False bottom for BIAB
« on: January 16, 2018, 05:02:11 PM »
Nice, kinda wish I'd went with a ss unit instead of the one one I found on Amazon
Chrome plated, I pull it before I start the boil. It's chrome plate and cheap, but does the job I guess.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Question About Chilling
« on: August 21, 2017, 06:00:10 AM »
I live near Atlanta and during the summer it's impossible to get wort cool enough using just tap. Bought a small submersible pump from harbor freight for about 20 bucks and put some qd's on my immersion chiller hoses. Put the pump in a cooler drop a bag of ice in and I'm down to pitching temps pdq.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Examining Oxygen Ingress: Should I Pre-boil?
« on: July 15, 2017, 09:26:45 PM »
What exactly is meant by mash cap? Also how long do you pre-boil your mash water?

All Grain Brewing / Re: No Sparge Single Infusion Efficiency
« on: March 19, 2017, 12:13:13 AM »
Around 60% most of the time, but haven't done one since buying my own mill so may give it another go and crush finer.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Dry Hop in Keg
« on: March 13, 2017, 11:21:53 PM »
Cold temps to start, so it will take longer as others have mention, that and the age condition of those hops. My process is to dh in bags in the primary so i don't have to cold crash, then keg hop commando and leave at room temp for 4 - 5 days then into the cooler.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Irish red with Red X malt - the verdict
« on: February 18, 2017, 04:48:43 PM »
Brewing this up Monday, found the Red X at Rebel Brewer. Thanks again for the help finding this malt online. I was going to go ahead and get the wlp028 yeast, but I already had 3 packs of US05 I got on the cheap, so I decided to use it instead. Should make good beer, but just not all the flavors that's true to this style.

I've tried carared, didn't get the red I wanted (more orange).  The beer also had a flavor I didn't care for, but a lot of that was probably due to me getting too cute.  Crystal x 2, carared, melanoiden, roasted barley.

Were do you get the RedX malt? I've only been able to find it online at Never ordered from there before, but I need to start gathering up ingredients.

Thanks for sharing, going to have to  give this one a go next time. i've been looking at trying the BestRed X malt lately and now I have a recipe. Is this by chance from a George Killians clone recipe?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Small Batch Brewers - Let's Talk!
« on: January 21, 2017, 05:54:31 PM »
1. What's your usual batch size? 2.5 gals
2. Why do you brew small batches? Only beer drinker in the house, plus I get to brew more often.
3. Do you brew, extract, partial mash, all grain? All grain
4. What's your basic process?  I.E., BIAB, tiny cooler (😉), just stir in the extract, etc. Cooler - no sparge, or biab, Speidel fermenter, keg .
5. Do you have a favorite piece of equipment that you like to use especially for small batches? My 7 gal cooler with added custom insulation.
6. If you've brewed larger batches how would you compare the two in terms of effort? Harder on my back (no pump)  Time? Negligible   Equipment needs? What I have already would allow me to brew 5 gals, although a pump sure would help.  Recipe consistency? Negligible.
7. What am I missing that should be known about small batch brewing? You may have an edge when it comes to control of the final product, less weight and and less volume of beer to handle, allows me an easier more enjoyable brew day.

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