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All Grain Brewing / Re: Worst Efficiency Yet
« on: February 28, 2014, 09:48:53 AM »
Nope, all the grain was mashed.  I think I did not stir enough, as my most recent brew day I hit my numbers spot on with the same process, except this time I stirred like a mad man.  Cheers.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: New Member, Old Brewer, Cheers!!
« on: February 27, 2014, 09:47:02 AM »
Welcome!  Cheers.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 2/16/14
« on: February 24, 2014, 07:34:43 AM »
Brewed up a Session Pale Ale that should turn out to be about 3%.  Lowest ABV I have ever brewed but excited to try it out.

Voted.  Good luck to all the candidates.  Cheers!

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Dunkel Lager Temp
« on: February 23, 2014, 03:27:52 PM »
Thanks Jeff and Denny for clearing that up.  Cheers! 8)

Yeast and Fermentation / Dunkel Lager Temp
« on: February 23, 2014, 01:52:01 PM »
So I have a quick question about Dunkel lager temp.  I and a friend recently brewed a dunkel (thanks for all of the help and feedback on the recipe by the way!) and we fermented at a solid 52 and then raised for a D rest at 63-64 for 4 days. 

We racked into our layering vessels.  My question is, what temperature should we be lagering? I was under the assumption that it should be lagered around high 30s, getting there by dropping 5 degrees per day or so.  Some information indicates to lager at 50 degrees, which from all that I have read and gathered is a little warm.  Can anyone help with some clarification?

I am lagering in a carboy.



General Homebrew Discussion / Re: The politics of homebrew?
« on: February 22, 2014, 10:02:58 AM »
ha.  this is funny.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: mash-in volume concern
« on: February 22, 2014, 09:46:31 AM »
Cheers to that Denny!  :)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: mash-in volume concern
« on: February 22, 2014, 09:32:33 AM »
Thanks for the replies.  Right on par with my typical practices but the software got me thinking I was missing something.  I guess sometimes I have to just trust my process.


General Homebrew Discussion / mash-in volume concern
« on: February 22, 2014, 08:50:02 AM »
So I am planning to brew a session pale with 8.40# of grain for a 5.5 gallon batch.  Utilizing a popular brew software program, it indicates that I need to mash in with with 2.88 gallons of water and sparge (in my case, batch sparge) with 7 gallons.  It seems rather low amount of strike water and a large amount of sparge water.  But, it is consistent with the 1.25 qt/lb ratio. 

I typically mash in with roughly 4-4.5 gallons (based on the recipe) and try to create equal runnings, but for some reason, I am getting drastic numbers on this one, utilizing both software and my own calculations.


Roughly 2 gallon evap (rocky mountains), with little equipment loss. 

Events / Re: NHC 2014 List of Speakers is Up
« on: February 19, 2014, 01:31:33 PM »
I was really excited to see such a broad range of topics and speakers.  Should be a great conference. 

Events / Re: NHC 2014 - Lottery System for Registration?
« on: February 19, 2014, 01:31:00 PM »
It was rather easy.  Now we wait.  Didn't think about forum name, as I only put the club name.  Hopefully we can get a running tally of those attending who are on the forum. 


Pimp My System / Re: Redbird Brewhouse - There's Always a Project
« on: February 18, 2014, 09:26:32 PM »
Very Nice!  If I had a place like that...I would never leave. 

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: excited newbie
« on: February 18, 2014, 09:23:20 PM »
Welcome!  This forum is great...visit often!

All Grain Brewing / Re: Worst Efficiency Yet
« on: February 17, 2014, 04:02:38 PM »
The crush looked good....but next time I'm going to bring my gauge. 

Concentrate on just learning what a good crush looks like.  Much easier!

I thought the crush looked good and very comparable to my previous crushes where I hit my numbers.  But, for assurance,  and really study the crush and then take a measurement.  Thanks all. 

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