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The Pub / Re: Great Day!
« Last post by klickitat jim on January 23, 2017, 05:34:55 PM »
Dunno why pictures aren't showing up... dang Tapatalk
The Pub / Re: Great Day!
« Last post by HoosierBrew on January 23, 2017, 05:26:28 PM »
Yeah, that is a great day!
The Pub / Re: Great Day!
« Last post by klickitat jim on January 23, 2017, 05:25:05 PM »
From mid river looking at White Salmon, Wa
Equipment and Software / Re: mash tun size
« Last post by 69franx on January 23, 2017, 05:15:18 PM »
Not much thermal mass to retain heat as well as a large headspace, again making heat retention difficult. Just my thoughts, it will still function you may want to strike in higher with that expectation though

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Can't get above 50% efficiency, what's going wrong?
« Last post by SilverZero on January 23, 2017, 05:13:18 PM »
Don't forget mash pH.

I could be mistaken, but I don't think pH has much impact on mash efficiency. You'll get better conversion efficiency for sure and better fermentability, and better beer overall. But if the OG is off by 15 points, that's a matter of starches being totally left behind, converted or not.

I absolutely agree that mash pH is quite important, and it should be something the OP looks at, but he's gotta get the starches (and enzymes) into the liquor before he worries about how well the starches are converting. In my early days I was hitting my pre- and post-boil OGs on the dot before I ever started thinking about pH.
Beer Recipes / Re: Firestone Wookey Jack
« Last post by HoosierBrew on January 23, 2017, 05:07:54 PM »

This is Matt Brynildson's BYO clone recipe from December 2015. I'd put my $ on it.
Yeast and Fermentation / Re: The Chimay Yeast
« Last post by Big Monk on January 23, 2017, 05:03:14 PM »
The blurb about pure yeast is actual from the Zainasheff/White book.

I'm a big fan of the fermentation chapter in BLAM. Is has a boatload of information about all the interrelated "levers" one can pull to become a monastic yeast whisperer
Equipment and Software / Re: BIAB no spargers
« Last post by brewinhard on January 23, 2017, 04:59:59 PM »
Limiting or eliminating MLT deadspace leaves only absorption and increases Lauter η.

Derrick, what grain absorption factor are you using at home?
Classifieds / WTB SSBrewtech 7 Gallon Chronical Brewmaster Edition
« Last post by coombre on January 23, 2017, 04:57:04 PM »
Im looking to buy a new or less than 3 brews SSBrewtech 7 Gallon Chronical Brewmaster Edition.  Or possibly something similar.
Equipment and Software / mash tun size
« Last post by weazletoe on January 23, 2017, 04:56:55 PM »
I still don't have the electric brewery up and running yet. In the meantime, I'm going to do some stove top mini batches. I've written a couple 2 gallon recipes that I can easily boil, then will add an additional gallon when I pitch for a total of a three gallon batch. My question is, will there be any negative consequences by mashing such a small amount in a 55qt mash tun? I'm looking at striking about 2.25 gallons. And for the record, my cooler is black and red. 8)
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