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All Grain Brewing / Re: Sparge Arm Ideas?
« on: November 23, 2010, 02:46:43 PM »
Bah humbug on a manifold - anything which is not submerged is just a way to lose heat. The easiest way is to perf some foil and simply lay your HLT output onto the top of the foil...easy...lemme repeat...easy...

I reuse the foil over and over until it becomes a pain to reuse...did I mention easy?

I definitely agree with you, Mike, but it sounded like the OP wanted a piece of gear.  Anyway, what do I know about fly sparging?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Decocotion mash
« on: November 23, 2010, 02:36:13 PM »
I feel most brewers make decoction mashes to complicated by doing one in the first place!   ;D

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Deconcotion mash
« on: November 23, 2010, 02:23:42 PM »
It means to use a strainer to pull out grain and leave liquid behind.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Sparge Arm Ideas?
« on: November 23, 2010, 02:22:48 PM »
A sparge arm is a folly.  If you want to fly sparge, I'd recommend using a manifold for your return.

So just swap out my kewler screen for a copper or PVC manifold set-up and go slow, huh?
-J.K.L.

Nope...use a manifold to deliver the water to the top of your mash for a fly sparge.

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The Pub / Re: Passsword problems
« on: November 23, 2010, 11:47:54 AM »
Try Malwarebytes, too.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Sparge Arm Ideas?
« on: November 23, 2010, 11:47:30 AM »
A sparge arm is a folly.  If you want to fly sparge, I'd recommend using a manifold for your return.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Al vs. SS. Which Heats Faster?
« on: November 23, 2010, 11:44:12 AM »
An improved kettle design would heat the kettle only in the middle or offset to one side. By doing so you promote a more even convection of the wort and better heat transfer between kettle wall and wort.  But the more you move the burner off-center, the less heated bottom area you are providing.

I seem to recall hearing a seminar at NHC (maybe Randy or Ray) talking about putting a metal plate under one side of your kettle for just this reason.

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The Pub / Re: Passsword problems
« on: November 23, 2010, 10:13:57 AM »
I use AVG every day and run Malwarebytes about once a week.  I've found both to be very effective.

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5. The "If It Ain't Broke" Rule - If you secondary, and are happy with your results, why change it?

I think it would be worth a test to see if you could achieve equally good results without the extra effort. If you did that and found that you didn't like the results, then you could go back to secondary.

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Questions about the forum? / Re: 1st Kit and Other Rankings
« on: November 22, 2010, 03:44:13 PM »
Wait....

Denny hates the Grateful Dead?

Wtf?

I think it may even be beyond "hate"....

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Questions about the forum? / Re: Avatar Perception
« on: November 22, 2010, 03:29:51 PM »
Sorry Denny.  It was the sideburns that brought the Capt. to mind.   :-[

Dude, I'm flattered....The Cap't. was a childhood favorite.  I still have fond memories of Mr. Moose and the ping pong balls!  And I had a Bunny Rabbit puppet just like the one on the show!

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Beer Recipes / Re: Belgian IPA
« on: November 22, 2010, 03:18:21 PM »
I considered adding sugar to mine, but I decided I wanted it more like an Am. IPA than a tripel in regard to body.  But I may try some sugar in the next batch just to test the difference.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Belgian IPA
« on: November 22, 2010, 12:48:36 PM »
Here's one I really like.  The spiciness of the WY3522 works really well with Am. hops...

#325 Belgian IPA

A ProMash Recipe Report

Recipe Specifics
----------------

Batch Size (Gal):         5.50    Wort Size (Gal):    5.50
Total Grain (Lbs):       17.50
Anticipated OG:          1.083    Plato:             19.93
Anticipated SRM:           6.6
Anticipated IBU:          90.3
Brewhouse Efficiency:       73 %
Wort Boil Time:             60    Minutes

Pre-Boil Amounts
----------------

Evaporation Rate:       1.50    Gallons Per Hour
Pre-Boil Wort Size:    7.00    Gal
Pre-Boil Gravity:      1.065    SG          15.89  Plato


Grain/Extract/Sugar

   %     Amount     Name                          Origin        Potential SRM
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 94.3    16.50 lbs. Pilsener                      Germany        1.038      2
  5.7     1.00 lbs. CaraVienne Malt               Belgium        1.034     22

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Hops

   Amount     Name                              Form    Alpha  IBU  Boil Time
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1.00 oz.    Cascade (homegrown)               Whole    8.10   7.9  First WH
  1.00 oz.    Summit                            Pellet  18.00  55.0  60 min.
  1.00 oz.    Centennial                        Whole    8.60  18.4  30 min.
  1.00 oz.    Amarillo                          Whole    8.90   9.0  10 min.
  1.00 oz.    Cascade (homegrown)               Whole    8.10   0.0  0 min.
  1.00 oz.    Cascade (homegrown)               Whole    8.10   0.0  Dry Hop
  1.00 oz.    Amarillo                          Whole    7.30   0.0  Dry Hop


Yeast
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WYeast 3522 Belgian Ardennes


Mash Schedule
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Mash Name:

Total Grain Lbs:   17.50
Total Water Qts:   24.00 - Before Additional Infusions
Total Water Gal:    6.00 - Before Additional Infusions

Tun Thermal Mass:   0.13
Grain Temp:        65.00 F


                     Step   Rest   Start   Stop  Heat     Infuse   Infuse  Infuse
Step Name            Time   Time   Temp    Temp  Type     Temp     Amount  Ratio
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
sacc                   0     60    152     152   Infuse   168       24.00   1.37


Total Water Qts:           24.00 - After Additional Infusions
Total Water Gal:            6.00 - After Additional Infusions
Total Mash Volume Gal:      7.40 - After Additional Infusions

All temperature measurements are degrees Fahrenheit.
All infusion amounts are in Quarts.
All infusion ratios are Quarts/Lbs.



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Questions about the forum? / Re: Avatar Perception
« on: November 22, 2010, 12:09:12 PM »
Mine is just some guy wearing a Halloween mask....

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The Pub / Re: Hop Sink
« on: November 22, 2010, 12:08:12 PM »
I think it was expensive...to tell you the truth, I didn't ask.  My wife makes good $$, our bathroom is a hole, and it's what she wanted....she deserves it!

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