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All Grain Brewing / Re: Clear wort ???
« on: February 16, 2017, 07:12:05 PM »
It's fun to see how these discussions go sometimes. A simple suggestion that requires less work can often be debated to death, but an elaborate, more work, expensive, potentially dangerous thing can be just easily accepted.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Clear wort ???
« on: February 16, 2017, 06:20:43 PM »
I don't have a thin profit margin to worry about. And the chickens don't care if it's wet. If there is a beer quality increase from bag squeezing it ought to carry over to batch spargers

Was there an assertion that beer quality increased by bag squeezing?  If so, I missed it.
Right, and therefore if something doesn't increase quality, why do it? In this case the squeeze might save $1. I assumed that adding a dollar might fix the implied possible problem, since it seemed to point to clear sweet wort not always happening due to the squeeze. It seemed like the concensus was to keep squeezing, so I assumed the squeeze must be improving the beer for some folks. Hence, my curiosity on whether these same folks would recommend pressing every last drop out of a batch sparged "normal" beer.

Carrying this out, why not do a congress mash?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Clear wort ???
« on: February 16, 2017, 06:00:47 PM »
Shouldn't batch spargers be pushing down on their grain bed to get every last drop?
Some breweries do this. Alaskan pays such a premium for their ingredients that they need to optimize them as best as possible. They also use their spent grain to generate steam, so having it as dry as possible helps there too.


https://alaskanbeer.com/beerpoweredbeer/
I don't have a thin profit margin to worry about. And the chickens don't care if it's wet. If there is a beer quality increase from bag squeezing it ought to carry over to batch spargers

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Clear wort ???
« on: February 16, 2017, 05:36:15 PM »
Shouldn't batch spargers be pushing down on their grain bed to get every last drop?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Clear wort ???
« on: February 16, 2017, 03:42:25 PM »
Has anyone gotten a score sheet back that directed you to shoot for 74% rather than the 70% you submitted

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Clear wort ???
« on: February 16, 2017, 02:51:52 PM »
I don't obsess about clear wort to the boil kettle, or kettle to fermenter. I try not to rack trub to the keg. Having said that, if you can take reasonable measure along the way to eliminate stuff you don't need or want, why not. Squeezing might help you reach your volume and efficiency goals but how necessary is that? Can you just add a bit more grain and water, skip the squeeze and potentially any undesirable stuff? I've never tasted brew house efficiency in the final product, but I have tasted husky astringency and seen unnecessary haze

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Clear wort ???
« on: February 16, 2017, 01:35:05 PM »
It seems to me that all the bag is doing is replacing the need for a false bottom or screen, and an outlet for draining. Instead of draining the wort, you lift the bag. That bag and grain bed becomes a filter. Squeezing would likely force things through that your trying to catch. Folks who batch sparge don't press down on the grain bed to get every last drop. Er... at least I don't.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Clear wort ???
« on: February 16, 2017, 01:19:51 PM »
What does squeezing have to do with sparge?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Clear wort ???
« on: February 16, 2017, 04:09:29 AM »
If squeezing makes it cloudy, why not mash enough that you don't have to squeeze?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Making a DIY 12000 BTU/hr Glycol Chiller
« on: February 16, 2017, 12:53:14 AM »
I know, right?  He's talking about getting the glycol below -20C, and having to be careful to *not freeze the wort*.  lol

Ya know, this is something that I would never do nor have any interest in.  But that doesn't mean I don't think it's damn cool when someone else does it.
Damn cool... lol

I think I will avoid procedures that call for running away if hissing noises are heard.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Experimental Brewing podcast Episode 34
« on: February 15, 2017, 11:48:46 PM »
Downloaded and on my list for tomorrow

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« on: February 14, 2017, 11:54:53 PM »
I still have not received my email.  Starting to get worried...
Check your spam folder
Maybe try calling them?

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The Pub / Re: Happy Birthday!
« on: February 14, 2017, 06:16:05 PM »
Happy birthday buddy!

Thank ya sir!  Any chance you'll be at PNWHC?
Zero. I wish, but working weekends for a while. Not even going to judge in Seattle this year. Hoping hop school is during Sept 3-9 though

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The Pub / Re: Happy Birthday!
« on: February 14, 2017, 04:57:01 PM »
Happy birthday buddy!

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Homebrewer Bios / Re: Newbie
« on: February 14, 2017, 01:44:13 AM »
Great to have you, and welcome. I was once kicked out of middle school for not shaving. Well... twice

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