« on: March 24, 2017, 04:50:05 PM »
It lets me know when I'm getting close to a boil, so that I can watch for a boil over.
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I can honestly say that dairy tanks are a good way to get started when you are on a budget but no doubt it is a short term solution. Once you move onto professional equipment your life will be much, much better. and so will your product.
Can't find Seans forum name atm, but I wasn't aware he had an online version. Would have made my work a lot faster.
I'm using a similar approach now, but when calculating lauter efficiency by the ratio of volumes, you need to account for the volume displaced by the sugar during the mash, which he appears to be approximating using the C=1/SG coefficient. I'll need to check out his source code, as my calculator, which matches kai's to a couple decimal places (floating points yo) is calculating a difference of 3-6% lauter efficiency. When I lower the absorption rate to 0.12, they're pretty close though (.5-2%). Which matches the apparent absorption rate using preboilvolume - strike / grist mass.
Typically I'd get about 82% mash efficency with fly and I only got 70% this time. My question is where am I messing up? I did two equal run offs through Beersmith and the second one was a 180 degree infusion which resulted in a 166 mash. I stirred it gently and let it sit for about 10 minutes before running it into the mashtun. Any thoughts?
Hey Sean, wasn't it a letter from August Schell's that also went viral. We plan to stop there making our drive to HomebrewCon.
Absolutely, without the oxidation added from the fining agents to boot!
Does chill haze drop with time? I assume so. But I guess I don't know for sure since I'm asking.
Okay, then why is Yuengling a craft brewery and Pittsburgh (Iron City) is not?
Why is Duvel Moortgat USA considered to be a small and independent brewer, while Ballast Point is not?
Weight of water (8.30#) times the desired temp rise. In my case, I'm figuring 60*. My hot tap is about 125*, so 40* is plenty for strike water. So, 40* times my weight of the water, in this case 33.2 = 1328kw will heat that amount of water in one hour.
Also, with a submersed element not give me 100% efficiency? Why would you figure 80%?