« on: January 18, 2012, 01:35:01 PM »
Double IPA sunday morning I hope
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Anybody have suggestions on this front? Most of my bottles are pretty nasty and don't get rinsed right after emptying.
Suggestion #1 would be to do something about the above
I make it a discipline to leave the empties by the sink and either rinse them on the fly or in the morning next day. Really this is the best approach. Then all I have to do is rinse any dust out before sanitizing.
Somehow, that sounds much more insulting than "Indian Summer" does.It's England again except now, the flowers are starting to come up a month early for some, two months for others. I guess once they bloom, it will dump snow, freeze and then kill off spring.
We call that an "Indian Spring"!
I brewed a Helles yesterday using 10lbs total grist and ended up with 5.5gal at 1.054. I am not surprised that you started at 1.060 using 10.5lbs of grain. Your efficiency was pretty good.
Some things that could have increased your efficiency are your crush, conversion time and temp, grist, mash pH, etc... Are you sure that your weights were accurate?
Turns out that for some reason the DVR did not record 30 minute extension I programmed it to record. Not on the backup DVR in the bedroom either.
Still can't believe I didn't get to watch the last 2 minutes of what was certainly the best game of the post season, quite probably of the entire season.
I'd go with aluminum 40qt at a minimum and drill out the holes with a step bit. Then install the weld-less fittings. It's what I did for my 80qt. The valve and thermometer are probably worth $40 alone.
IMO 30qt is too small for a full boil for a 5 gallon batch. That is a thumbs down.