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All Grain Brewing / Kettle Mashing Question
« on: November 26, 2012, 07:57:34 PM »
So I brewed on thanks giving with my new set. It's a direct fired Boilermaker with a pump to recirculate during mashing.

The problem I was having I think were really bad hotspots. I would read the Brewmometer on the side and it would dip to 140 degrees on the dial the. I would put a thermometer in the mash and it would say 160.

When the Brewmometer would say 140 I would put the heat on and stir then in a couple of minutes I would bring it up to 152 my target temp.

Should I be stirring the mash almost all the time and if so should I be running the pump to recirculate while doing this?


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All Grain Brewing / Jumping back into the game
« on: September 23, 2012, 06:10:13 PM »
So I haven't brewed since last thanks giving and it was the second allgrain that turned out for me and the other ones were failures.

So I want repeatability(if that's a word) so I bought a march pump and a blichmann boilermaker with false bottom. I think my plan so far is to direct fire the boilermaker as the mash tun bc I have been using a extreme cooler and missing my temps. I also want to make a stand one level.

So my question is does anyone have guidance for me on my endeavor? I am not a very imaginative person so it's hard to picture a finished product.


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Yeast and Fermentation / Waiting to use yeast
« on: May 25, 2012, 12:22:53 AM »
I know this has been asked before. It can't find it.

I made a yeast starter for tomorrows brew and I have hold off till next week bc something came up. How do I store it for about a week till I can get to brewing? It has fermented out and settled to the bottom of the flask.


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Beer Recipes / Need help
« on: May 06, 2012, 10:59:40 AM »
So I have no clue what to brew tomorrow. I haven't brewed since thanks giving it was a APA.

Any suggestions?
Criteria:
Want to be drank in June
I am not a hop head
Not a fan of stouts or porters

I also allgrain so I am not limited by lme or dme


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General Homebrew Discussion / Cooling/storing wort
« on: April 18, 2012, 08:26:10 PM »
My question is as this a two parter.

What would happened of I were to drain my wort into my fermenter (plastic bucket) without cooling it first and let it cool in the bucket then pitch the next day?

Could I store wort in my fermentor that is cooled (plate chiller used) while I am waiting for my starter to finish out. I am asking bc I plan on buying all my stuff in one day and I won't have the forethought to buy yeast a couple of days before hand.


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The Pub / I have a fever
« on: April 15, 2012, 11:33:04 AM »
The only cure is more cowbell


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Ingredients / Rhizomes?
« on: April 09, 2012, 11:22:11 AM »
So I am off to the lhbs to get rhizomes. I live in Minnesota and I am not sure what kind to get. I am not a hop head so high alpha acid hops are not my cup of tea. I like pilsners and blondes but I also want some for APAs. I am getting to different kinds. Any suggestions?


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Yeast and Fermentation / Is my beer shot?
« on: March 06, 2012, 10:34:18 AM »
So I brewed a APA on thanks giving and after it fermented out I transferred it to a secondary and it's been sitting in my temp controlled fridge since then at 61 degrees. Sad to say life got in the way.

Will my beer be shot?


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Beer Recipes / Finnegans Blonde
« on: March 02, 2012, 02:15:21 PM »
So I know it's kind of a Midwest thing but I tried finnegans blonde recently and thought it was awesome and now I want to clone it. Does anyone have any recipe ideas or thought?

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Kegging and Bottling / Bottling and starsan.
« on: January 08, 2012, 12:25:35 PM »
So the last time I bottled I soaked my bottles in starsan.
When I drained them of the starsan they left bubbles and foam so when I was dumping the beer in I let it overflow I little to push out the residue.
Is it alright to have a little starsan left in the bottle? Or should I do something different?

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Beer Recipes / Recipe Ideas?
« on: December 17, 2011, 10:44:13 AM »
So I am done with finals and have a month off so I can brew and not have to budget my time between homework and brewing.

But I am at a loss.
I don't know what to brew. I have a blackberry wheat, horizon pale ale, and Mexican style cervesa bottled.
I am looking to see if anyone has any interesting idea for me to brew on Monday.

I want to have a brew that will be done bottled and ready to go in a month.
Only thing I am not interested in is a porter or stout.

Help...please and thank you

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Kegging and Bottling / Bottling a lager
« on: November 12, 2011, 01:34:03 PM »
I brewed a lager and I have been lagering it for a couple of week now and it's really clear. My question is do I have to get some yeast back into suspension or is there always enough to naturally carb in bottles?

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Equipment and Software / Quick kettle question
« on: November 10, 2011, 10:27:42 AM »
36 quart stock pot would be just fine for 5 gallon all grain? Or should I get the 44 quart?

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Equipment and Software / Plate chiller
« on: October 12, 2011, 09:02:01 AM »
So I was looking to pick up a shirron plate chiller for around a 100 bucks does anyone has experience with them? Are they worth the investment?

I currently have a homemade counterflow wort chiller but it's big and clunky and I want to upgrade.

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Equipment and Software / Beersmith
« on: October 10, 2011, 09:04:50 PM »
So i purchased beersmith 2 the other day and i am trying to create recipes and figure out the mash and strike water temp. I got the program to help me decide on the strike water temps so i dont have to sit and do math.

The problem i am running into it that i know from experience that i have to have my strike temp atleast 20 degrees above target temp and beersmith says i should have it 12 degrees above. The only place i can find that changes anything is the specific heat area in equipment edit but i know from looking things up it should be set around .3 to .5 that does not change much.
I am trying to make a custom equipment set up.

I am using a coleman xtreme 72 quart cooler
batch sparging
water to grain ratio 1.25

I must not be looking in the right place bc i cant find anything.

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