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Offline erockrph

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Re: Boil temps - do they matter?
« Reply #135 on: February 06, 2017, 04:35:06 PM »
One thing with those pizza pans is that you need to weigh it down a bit because it is so light, otherwise you can get a air gap under it in places.


LODO also keeps your coffee warm.
Judging by that picture, it lowers the SRM on your coffee by quite a bit as well :)
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Re: Boil temps - do they matter?
« Reply #136 on: February 06, 2017, 05:49:56 PM »
As another data point:

I just ran off a mash for the Scottish 60/- I'm doing today and did no sparge, underlet, one gentle stir after all the liquor was in, 156F, pH 5.25.  I got 74% mash efficiency (calculated from pre-boil gravity using beersmith).  My first one with no stirring also came out at ~50%, though I couldn't find any dough balls in there.

My dough in time was about 8-10 minutes, which was based on what Bryan said.  If I go faster I find that it doesn't seem to work so well as the grain starts to float up on the water.

50% sounds exactly right.  Frustrating, but not the end of the world.  I need to brew more often.
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Re: Boil temps - do they matter?
« Reply #137 on: February 12, 2017, 02:31:28 AM »
Loving all the responses on here.  I lowered my boil vigor with my most recent brew and have noticed a big flavor improvement, regarding more character and less flaws. Still need to improve it a bit more, but improvement, nonetheless.
Thanks for all the help, fellas!

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Re: Boil temps - do they matter?
« Reply #138 on: February 12, 2017, 03:04:28 AM »
Loving all the responses on here.  I lowered my boil vigor with my most recent brew and have noticed a big flavor improvement, regarding more character and less flaws. Still need to improve it a bit more, but improvement, nonetheless.
Thanks for all the help, fellas!

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Awesome! Great to hear.