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Equipment and Software / Re: Now that I have a pump to whirlpool with..,
« on: February 26, 2014, 11:43:05 AM »

I have a false bottom in the kettle and the pick up is below it. Works great with whole hops. Pellets can be an issue above ~10 oz in 10 gallons, as those particles get through.

I have a smaller false bottom from a mash tun that I don't use often. It's dome shaped with slits and fits in a 5 gallon igloo cooler. As long as I can get it to sit flat would that work?


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Equipment and Software / Re: Now that I have a pump to whirlpool with..,
« on: February 26, 2014, 11:40:49 AM »

I have a nearly all Blichmann setup but even though I own one I don't use the HopBlocker or any other sort of hop filter. And obviously, I don't use my Therminator any longer either. Two addition advantages I see to going back to immersion is (1) you can truly whirlpool your hops and (2) you chill the ENTIRE wort down as quickly as possible. This is key for  number of reasons not least of which is it helps proteins and other haze promoting material to precipitate out easier.

My two pence.

Do you have a pickup tube? If so, where does it pull from?


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Equipment and Software / Re: Speidel Braumeister - I did it
« on: February 26, 2014, 10:41:53 AM »
Sweet!  I think 'my back' is a great resource for procuring new gear. I know from first hand experience. 


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Equipment and Software / Now that I have a pump to whirlpool with..,
« on: February 26, 2014, 10:40:02 AM »
Should I ditch the bazooka screen and create a pipe that pulls from the side?  The bazooka gets clogged with hops even if I uses hop bag and it isn't low enough to pull all the wort.

Ideas?  I've been googling images of how people do this and it's all over the place with the variety of solutions.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Quick question about attenuation
« on: February 26, 2014, 10:34:27 AM »
Definitely go for the 160f range. But one thing I found is if you use beer smith it gets funky when you go above 158 if I recall correctly. Brad said this has to do with published formulas. So I set mine to 158 to get an idea where it should finish but use 160 to get the proper water temp to add.


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One thing that does occur to me is the difference between efficiency and brewhouse efficiency. So once you try to figure in the % from sparge compared to the mash... I'm confused. But its clear that at 75% brewhoue efficiency the mash would be much higher than that. I do know that I'm not interested in doing all that math.

If you're using beer smith 2 the actual mash efficiency isn't shown by default but if you right click on the bottom right of the design tab you can add the actual mash efficiency to the data shown on the bottom right. When I get back to my desk I'll screen shot it if you want.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Clear Beer!
« on: February 25, 2014, 11:51:21 AM »

German pils from last year.   I really need to brew another one.



Wow that's tasty looking!


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Equipment and Software / Re: All Grain setup
« on: February 21, 2014, 10:01:15 PM »
I think some double blind placebo controlled taste tests are in order!  8)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Clear Beer!
« on: February 21, 2014, 09:49:47 PM »
Some damn fine looking beers! Well done, all of you!

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Now that I think about it I'm not sure how well this would work with the recirc pumps. I use it with a diaphragm pump that's self priming. I guess I should experiment.


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All Grain Brewing / Re: Found good buy on bulk malt storage bin at Costco
« on: February 20, 2014, 05:54:10 AM »
I have one like that and need another. Thanks I'll check costco near me.


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Looks nice!

Harbor freight and amazon sell cheap router speed controllers. These work with brew pumps(I use one on a cold transfer pump) and should work with the drill as well. Just clamp the trigger down all the way on the drill and plug it into the controller. Then you'll have a nice way to adjust the mill speed.


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Questions about the forum? / Re: Tapatalk rejecting password
« on: February 15, 2014, 09:22:11 PM »
I think the forum uses a different set of credentials than the main site. Maybe try your original password to see. I know I went through some pain with this too. Finally set them both to the same value.


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Ingredients / Re: Toasting Oats
« on: February 13, 2014, 04:13:42 PM »
I've been using 325F for 10 minutes with a turn using a spatula at about 5 minutes. Some come out dark some very light.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Craft Beer and Alcoholism
« on: February 13, 2014, 04:11:58 PM »
Frontal lobotomies were used for a variety of ailments including alcoholism.

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy.


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