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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Hello thomas papak and Jebi - and welcome to the forum! Thomas - you will want to download the BIABacus file as it has the info you are looking for. This is good advice for all brewers. And I would also review the CBT page (Clear Brewing Terminology), both from the BIAB for new Brewers section. Let ...

Re: MS and hurricane Michael

Hello @jhough... Sorry to hear your wife has been in the hospital! That’s a sad situation. Wondered where you had been.

How is MS...? Sounds like a bunch of folks up there are also in need of a bunch of prayers! The news video looks horrible, but sometimes certain areas are better than others.

Re: New Gear Acquisitions and their impact on your brew

That sounds like an excellent piece of equipment to add, especially with living in Florida! :thumbs: I have one where I live in Oregon and it enables me to brew lagers at cold fermentation temperature in summer. I have a large rubber band that fits around my fermentation and a small piece of bubble ...

Re: Use this thread to convert recipes to suit your equipment...

Dreadpiratewes - think I forgot to mention, I don’t really “lager” my lagers besides trying to let them stay at serving temperatures for up to a month or so. But not always. If I am out of German Pils, it may get tapped and start getting poured within a few days. If you have space for it, some say ...

German Rauchbier Recipe

Has anyone else ever had German Rauchbier and discovered they love it? Schlenkerla has an awesome Maerzen Rauchbier, and we can get it in bottles here in the USA. It's very good stuff...! My wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary in late June of this year, and celebrated by going to Euro...

Re: Use this thread to convert recipes to suit your equipment...

Hi Wes, Good job filling out the BIABacus and giving it a shot! I think a lot of things will come out at you after you do. And there are lots of terminologies and whatnot listed. Clear Brewing Terminology (CBT), there is a post on the forum in the beginner's section and I recommend reviewing. It was...

Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome to the forum, Dreadpiratewes, Let us know what questions you have, moving forward. Best time to ask the question is before you buy your setup, so sounds like you are good there. Is the goal to stay with mini-BIAB or just interim step until you get set up like you want? I have a 16-gallon sta...

Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome to the site Expat. The BIABacus is especially helpful when doing a BIAB batch of beer. You will run into terminology that may be confusing so also will want to review the terminology explanation thread. Both of these, along with some other great info is in the BIAB for new brewers section. L...

Re: Grapefruit Pale Ale

JayP - I would be just guessing, but maybe pull hops out before you put in your no-chill container...? :scratch: Think you already came to that conclusion. (EDIT - below adds more to PistolPatch’s Hop conversation...) On hop testing and research, yes [mention]PistolPatch[/mention] has much of it rig...

Re: Use this thread to convert recipes to suit your equipment...

Hello [mention]Pinchons[/mention] - One more add-on to “the garbage can method” to control fermentation temperature. If you live in a place where it gets cold in winter time, brewing in garage and brewing an ale, can keep water warmer with a submersible fish tank heater. That’s what I did.

Re: The quest for a new setup

Hey Tex, It looks cool to me... :salute: Stainless will be very durable, clean well, low risk of being damaged. Looks like a good choice. Nice that they are stackable. Their marketing info says the yeast somehow works better with a conical design. Wonder if that’s true or just marketing hoopla? I bo...

Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Hello [mention]Moorey[/mention] and [mention]sockgoblin[/mention], Welcome both of you to the BIAB forum! There is a ton of excellent information hidden in all the different posts and answers on this site. I would start in the BIAB for new brewers section, even if you have considerable brewing exper...

Re: Yeast Starter / Starter Wort from Previous Rauchbier Brew

Thanks Pat. I just sent you an email. And reread your post (which you posted live on the site). Obviously you put some time on that. Thank you! I spent several hours today researching and in many cases re-reading articles read years ago. Marshall from the Brulosophy blog has an interesting angle to ...

Re: Grapefruit Pale Ale

Hi JayP, I can’t say for certain but if you added hops at end of the boil - still boiling...but then stop boiling - bitterness is supposed to stop being added (isomerized) into wort when temperature drops to around 170 deg F / 76 deg C. But I use an immersion chillerand have never no-chilled, and pu...

Re: Yeast Starter / Starter Wort from Previous Rauchbier Brew

Aecht Schlenkerla Helles - same brewery that makes an amazing Smoke Maerzen... Last night I drank bottle of their Helles. No rauch (smoke) Malt, but a strong smoke taste. They repitch yeast from smoke Maerzen beer into their Helles and apparently ALL of the smoke flavor comes from the yeast. Only 4....

Re: Yeast Starter / Starter Wort from Previous Rauchbier Brew

Interesting thoughts, [mention]ShorePoints[/mention]... Especially interesting was your sourdough bread yeast story. John Palmer says to use 1.040 starters, so that’s what I do. And am convinced if I pulled my yeast samples out and ran them through a starter so they are used every 3 months, it would...

Re: Yeast Starter / Starter Wort from Previous Rauchbier Brew

Hey Pat, Sounds like you’re burning the candle at both ends... Harvesting Yeast - is “washing” necessary? For what I do with yeast, absolutely not... I’ve read a ton on brewing, and likely remember a sad 5-10%. :shock: If I had to go through the process of actually washing Yeast, I would never do it...

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