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Mashed in!!!
« on: March 06, 2015, 07:23:33 PM »
Just mashed in on my American Wheat

The FWH hanging out smell amazing!
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Re: Mashed in!!!
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2015, 07:42:52 PM »
The FWH hanging out smell amazing!
Yeah, that is one of the big perks to using FWH.

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Re: Mashed in!!!
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2015, 08:23:58 PM »
even though I have a HERMS, I like to stop and stir the mash every 30 min or so....neighbor came buy and I forgot until there was only 20min left in the 75min mash, so I stirred and bumped the mash to 90 min
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Re: Mashed in!!!
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2015, 09:04:32 PM »
Whereas I never open the cooler to stir until it's time to add the sparge water.  I found no benefit to stirring and I lost heat every time I opened the cooler.  Of course, with a HERMS/RIMS, heat loss wouldn't be much of an issue.
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Re: Mashed in!!!
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2015, 09:12:36 PM »
Whereas I never open the cooler to stir until it's time to add the sparge water.  I found no benefit to stirring and I lost heat every time I opened the cooler.  Of course, with a HERMS/RIMS, heat loss wouldn't be much of an issue.

When I mashed in a cooler I never opened either.

I am still learning this brew setup, and my first 4 brews cam in real low in efficiency.

Since then, I have fixed my mill, and I started mixing the mash and the sparge to see if it helps.
Last brew I pulled 72%, better but with a HERMS I feel like I am still 6-10% low.

Today, I am double batch sparging, it seems that is where I was loosing ground before.

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Re: Mashed in!!!
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2015, 12:03:05 AM »
FWH with 2oz of Sorachi Ace. Thinking about dry hopping, any ideas?
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Re: Mashed in!!!
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2015, 12:45:49 AM »
FWH with 2oz of Sorachi Ace. Thinking about dry hopping, any ideas?

Three Floyd's Gumballhead is a great American Wheat. They dry hop Amarillo. Works really well in that beer. Lots of other hops would be great there though - Cascade or Centennial of course, Ahtanum, Azacca (great citrusy/tropical new hop), Mandarina Bavaria, Citra, for starters. Lots of options.
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Re: Mashed in!!!
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2015, 09:30:30 PM »
FWH with 2oz of Sorachi Ace. Thinking about dry hopping, any ideas?

Brewed up an American Wheat last week and it is ready to be dry hopped.

I used 2oz of Sorchai Ace FWH for about 25 IBU

I am wanting to use either my Meridian or Galaxy at about 3-4 oz...

I do have other hops too, just looking for some feedback.

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Re: Mashed in!!!
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2015, 09:51:36 PM »
FWH with 2oz of Sorachi Ace. Thinking about dry hopping, any ideas?

Brewed up an American Wheat last week and it is ready to be dry hopped.

I used 2oz of Sorchai Ace FWH for about 25 IBU

I am wanting to use either my Meridian or Galaxy at about 3-4 oz...

I do have other hops too, just looking for some feedback.

Thanks
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I like Galaxy the best of the two, but I would maybe hold it at 3 oz dry in American Wheat - it's a great but strong hop. Sounds great !
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Re: Mashed in!!!
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2015, 10:40:44 PM »
FWH with 2oz of Sorachi Ace. Thinking about dry hopping, any ideas?

Brewed up an American Wheat last week and it is ready to be dry hopped.

I used 2oz of Sorchai Ace FWH for about 25 IBU

I am wanting to use either my Meridian or Galaxy at about 3-4 oz...

I do have other hops too, just looking for some feedback.

Thanks
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Depends on what you're going for. Galaxy is tropical, Meridian is nectarine/stonefruit. Both are great hops and would work well here.
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Re: Mashed in!!!
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2015, 02:53:02 AM »
Went with 3oz of Galaxy
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On Deck: American Wheat

Keg 1: Un-Common
Keg 2: Switchback Stout

Total Gallons brewed (2015) - 10