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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Opinions on Homebrewing Equipment
« on: December 20, 2015, 12:12:13 PM »
I've bought new gear for various reasons: poor research caused me to get something I didn't like, moving from 5 to 10 gallon batches, and cool factor. Lately I've added the switch to electric to the mix.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Opinions on Homebrewing Equipment
« on: December 20, 2015, 09:45:11 AM »
Hello. My name is Steve and I have GAS.

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Homebrewer Bios / Re: just a quick introduction
« on: December 19, 2015, 08:27:33 AM »
If you don't already have it then fermentation temperature control is a good choice. Regardless of how you make the wort you need to give the yeast the best environment possible for good beer to result.

Welcome to the obsession!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: So...
« on: December 19, 2015, 08:24:32 AM »
Root beer is gruit right? Or is it even that?

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I think the enzymes that are active at lower temperatures denature at the higher temperatures and the temp shift downward would have to happen quickly before they denature completely. But a slow lowering of the temp over an hour, like what happens in a blue cooler, wouldn't result in a more fermentable wort. Just my guess, though.

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Makes sense.

I had this idea that since only a certain volume of water was in contact with the grains then that would be the amount I calculate with.

But yeah, since all of the water touches the grain over and over throughout the mash then all of the water and the salts in it would be buffering the pH.

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Do I calculate estimated mash pH using the water amount that's put in the mash tun or the total water used in the system? I use Bru'n Water currently and I'm trying to wrap my head around how mash chemistry changes when switching to this mash method.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Blichmann Breweasy reviews
« on: December 16, 2015, 04:38:17 PM »
Good to hear!

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Equipment and Software / Re: Blichmann Breweasy reviews
« on: December 15, 2015, 09:21:36 PM »
Off topic, but please whatever you do don't google 'k-rims'. That term was used a lot in this thread and google gives you the art of Les Krims, who seems to have been weened a bit too early.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Water Filtration
« on: May 20, 2015, 05:19:09 PM »
Drinking water safe hose and a carbon filter is all you need. I personally have one with replaceable filters but I've seen some who use rv filters that look like the cartridges you put in a refrigerator. I think I paid about $35 for mine at Walmart.

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Equipment and Software / Re: converted keggle voltage question
« on: May 07, 2015, 08:21:06 AM »
Definitely 240v for 10 gallons. I found the electric brewing section of homebrewtalk.com has lots of information.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Shurflo pumps for cold transfers
« on: May 07, 2015, 08:16:21 AM »
That's the pump I have and like it. You can get a $20 router speed doohickey and slow it down also.

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Equipment and Software / Re: StPats Service
« on: May 07, 2015, 08:14:06 AM »
Seems like homebrew and hobby shops suffer from owners who love their hobby but know nothing about retail.

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Every time I've bought the cheaper option I've regretted it, to the point that now I have two Blichmann pots. I would go with the SS Brewtech pot.

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Equipment and Software / That's a weird looking SSR
« on: May 01, 2015, 06:55:21 PM »
Ordered from Amazon.



How the heck does something like this happen? At least I can get a refund.

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