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Holding off on yeast pitching

I am using a FastFerment Conical fermenter and have begun to use a technique that I am actually unsure of the pro vs con regarding it. Hoping to get some very experienced folks to school me. I use no-chill cubes so I do not go straight from the boil kettle to the fermenter. The wort may sit in the c...

Re: BIABacus Pre-Release - Your First Impressions

Scott, Dahlonega is about 40 miles east of Ellijay. Pretty rugged country over there. I can see why they had training there. I take it you were/are a Ranger. Thanks for you service! Not certain about the water yet, but there are several good breweries in the area, so I assume it is good...unless eve...

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

Jeff, you are gong to find more here than you ever bargained for! Welcome to the forum. If you haven't downloaded BIABacus yet, you should do that and begin getting familiar with it. Here is a link if you don't already have it: http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?t=1869 You may have to copy and ...

Re: BIABacus Pre-Release - Your First Impressions

Hello all! I am finally back! After traveling the USA for the last three years trying to figure out where I wanted to settle, we decided upon Ellijay Georgia! A beautiful little town in the mountains of NW GA. Anyway, I am ready to start brewing again. I tried it a few times in the RV, but with no r...

Re: Irish Red Ale Recipe

Yes, I did. Brewed it with an Irish friend of mine and both he and I were very pleased with it. Drank it all at his graduation party a couple years ago. I haven't had the opportunity to try it again, but it will be on the top of my list... Let me know what you think if you give it a shot. Cheers...

Happy New Year to all; Personal circumstances have prevented me from contributing as much as I would like over the last several months. My situation will change soon and I intend to get involved again. I have brewed only a few times this year (prior year I brewed over 200 US Gal/757 L). So I am way ...

For anyone who might be interested, I have changed the website for my blog. I am still inwork in making it a "real" blog, but it is better than the last one. I don't always have decent internet while on the road, so the entries are going to be a little spotty. However, there are a couple new entries...

The website for the conical (google fastferment) says that it blocks about 97% of UV light. But i keep the shades down while fermenting (except when i took the picture apparently...). We keep the RV at 65-70 degrees at all times anyway, so that works for fermentation and also for conditioning. I con...

Hey Scott. Trailer Trash came out very good. Only problem was that there wasn't enough of it! I really cut down on the batch size due to my kettle...but since then have learned how to increase the size by using section W of the BIABacus. Holding water back from the mash and adding just prior to the ...

Joshua, I am going to play with the Party Gyle calculator and get familiar with it. I will try this technique.... By the way, in my previous post I stated that my kettle is 45L. I made the cardinal mistake and didn't delete the numbers in what I thought was a blank spreadsheet. I had been playing ar...

PP, all the grain won't fit unless I reduce my VIF...which I am willing to do if that is the best bet for reaching my OG and actually using BIABacus correctly. Kettle is only 45L and no room to upgrade :sad: Thanks for the tips....I really think my best bet will be to reduce my VIF and stick to what...

PP, I will do some searching to see what I can find on the forum. Thanks for the tip. My definition of "double-mashing" meant splitting the grain bill in half and mashing them, one after the other in the same kettle...same water...and hoping to reach my target OG (haven't decided what that will be y...

I am beginning to think about my next Barleywine and figured I would do a forum search and see what others were doing. Wow! Double Mashing....never heard of it before. But I have just now gotten into BIAB from a MUCH larger system and I have a lot to learn still. My question is (more of a statement)...

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