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All Grain Brewing / Re: 60 Minute mash?
« on: December 31, 2014, 05:19:35 PM »
Its all about the crush, the finer the crush the fast the conversion can take place.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Mash temperature and final gravity
« on: December 28, 2014, 08:58:35 AM »
Testing this with Denny ( I posted this on his wall) I mashed a blue moon clone in the mid 160's, and a pilsner in the mid 150s.

FG on the blue moon was 1.020

Fg on the pils was like 1.015

The blue moon tasted as it always does when it finishes at 1.014, and the pils had too much body, but was not sweet normally Fg for this beer was 1.011.

I kept the Blue moon, and gave away the pils.

Equipment and Software / Re: Water Treatment Systems for Brewing
« on: December 19, 2014, 02:46:40 PM »
Yea I run dual 20's, and can do back to back 5g batches no problems.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Lacking malt character
« on: December 10, 2014, 11:57:43 AM »
For sure, thats why I also asked about Fg's.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Lacking malt character
« on: December 10, 2014, 11:42:58 AM »
Speaking from experience (water issues, ph issues, etc). It could certainly be pH due to the membrane of the RO nearing its end. Your water will be harder so you would need more acid to bring it into check. If you are like myself and have the RO off softened water, this would be driving sodium levels up as well.

Have you noticed a longer than average lag time on yeast?
What are your FG's?

Also pricey is a relative term.. how pricey have the beers you made and are not enjoying? I have this pH meter that works pretty well. I still use my nice Milwaukee but I bought this one to play around with and it does good.

Maybe I am crazy, but I would never use a spread sheet that is as critical to brewing as Brunwater with out the proper indicators telling me I am in check.. Namely a ward labs report, a TDS meter, and a pH meter. To me that is insurance, how do I know what I am doing if I don't know where I started? I am not ragging on you, I have been down this rabbit hole before. I am trying to help!

All Grain Brewing / Re: Lacking malt character
« on: December 10, 2014, 11:11:54 AM »
I would get a ph meter and check... you have a TDS meter on the RO?

All Grain Brewing / Re: Lacking malt character
« on: December 10, 2014, 10:37:57 AM »
Are you actually taking pH readings or going off Brunwater?

Equipment and Software / Re: Embedded systems for the brewer
« on: November 16, 2014, 11:46:53 AM »
Does that system contain custom embedded software?


Beer Recipes / Re: BCS Dunkel
« on: October 22, 2014, 06:32:37 AM »
I have the BCS Dunkel on tap, and for me it is too roasty(delicious) but too roasty for me. My old go to dunkel was 99% munichII (~9srm) 1% carafaII.

Ingredients / Re: Your Grain Inventory?
« on: September 24, 2014, 05:50:43 AM »
I keep at least one base malt from every region.. MO, Pils, Wheat, Both Munich's, DME, 2Row.

I try and keep at least 3lbs of all the crystals per regions as well. So I can impromptu brew just about anything.

All Grain Brewing / Re: RO system design
« on: July 14, 2014, 10:27:17 AM »
You want 0 TDS water. You can get away with a 75gpd membrane, and a DI canister. A Storage tank or 2 is a good thing.. I run 2-15 gallon storage tanks. I run the air water ice-typhoon

Equipment and Software / Re: Grain Storage
« on: July 09, 2014, 06:36:26 AM »
Vittles vaults here as well.

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