« on: October 21, 2010, 10:18:36 AM »
Payment plan euge, payment plan. I think they were looking for an option other than lump sum.
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Fair enough, calcium is necessary for flocculation. But you really don't need much at all, so it's not really worth worrying about IMO. Yeast strain plays a much larger role in my experience.Well, there is no reason to worry about the calcium levels, that is mostly important in the mash and you're not mashing (except for that Munich).
Calcium also is important to yeast (particularly flocculation) and precipitates oxalate early on reducing beer stone later. I think this latter point is the most important for homebrewers who rarely consider beerstone in their cleaning regimen.
I am actually skeptical that calcium is all that important in the mash as bohemian pilsener mashes, assuming pH is controlled via acid, seem to be every bit as robust as any other mash, at least in my brewery (and presumably bohemian breweries as they can but are not adding calcium).
That said, I tend to think 30 ppm is probably plenty and 50 is very conservatively high.
pre-boiled ice.Hilarious when taken by itself
Your minions though, right?Now where were we? Oh yes, anarchy. Denny, were you responsible for the WTO riots in Seattle?
Nah, I was an upstanding hippie businessman by that point. Those were just kids!
First of all, Godwin's Law.After much discussion, this thread will allowed to continue as long as the content doesn't stray into the distillation process. This corresponds with the trend of breweries getting involved with distillation. We've put a lot of effort into disproving the notion that homebrewers are moonshiners and don't feel that the organization as a whole benefits from discussions that confuse that effort.
Why is everyone so afraid to talk about this? This isn't Nazi Germany for crying out loud. Freedom of Speech! Stand up for your First Amendment rights!
Pretty close...it's a hybrid method I've heard referred to as "Super Fly". It's also the way Mike Dixon sparges. Like the OP said, the real solution is to get a bigger cooler. I've got a 152 qt. that I break out for extra large or high gravity batches. 65 lb. of grain at 1.5 qt./lb. and it's only 2/3 full.
Isn't that pretty much fly sparging Denny?3) Or should I just add as much sparge water as I can when starting the second runoff, and then just keep topping it off until I’ve added what I need?
That would probably work just as well.