« on: April 03, 2013, 09:06:12 AM »
Holding my breath....
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My next recipe calls for a 2 step batch sparge. The first is using 1.5 gal. and the second calls for 4 gal. all at 160.0 F. Is there a need for this 2 step batch sparge. Can't I just put in 5.5 gal. and do one?
The industry will have more situations like this very soon. A friend works part time for a supplier located in Ypsilanti MI. He goes to the CBC every year as one of the people at the booth in the trade show. He said it was huge this year in DC, and that they had high traffic at the booth, with many potential buyers looking to start a brewey. The thing that had him shaking his head was that half had never brewed beer and had no knowledge of the process.
Just add it. This is the synergy of brewing.
There are times when our crew taste the different ales and feel that there might be a problem with some of our brew and then a few customers come in and fall in love with it.
"We thought about building something with better fuel economy, but customers keep buying the cars anyway." - GM ca. 1975
So if I wanted to add some orange peel or other citrus then I should be OK by just washing it well before adding to the fermenter?
When I add peppers to kegged beer or to the secondary, I stick them in the toaster oven at low (less than 200F) for 10 minutes just to be safe. You could do that with orange peel, but I doubt you can do it with raspberries.
Jeff, you are sparging for 45 minutes (5 gal) and Denny am I calculating about 30 minutes for your sparing? Do either of you do a mash-out?
I have figured out how to run my ProTools software and hardware on my Linux box after a few tweaks here and there. and there lies the real challenge - since Linux is developed by users, sometimes you have to build what you need. I love Mac as well, but it sits on top of UNIX so it has the good system underneath. But I have really grown to love Linux. I am a network engineer by trade so the Linux OS (Red Hat flavor primarily) is really great. Windows is ok, nothing really wrong with it, but there is so much control with Linux that it really makes it stand out for me.
Nothing like laying down a whole mess of good bluegrass down on a Linux box, am I right???
Someday I need to get the blue cooler and see how much time it saves. Right now I fly sparge for about 45 minutes, but my wort is at or near a boil when I am done with the sparge. While you drain fast and have to wait for the wort to come to a boil, right?