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Feb
24
comment Wort transformation
the owner of my local HBS describes it well- if you put 10 homebrewers in a room and ask 1 question, you'll get 11 answers. This site can have a lot of open questions. However this one is probably too open. You need to at least present an idea and a specific question, not ask for an answer, especially for a contest. Like on StackOverflow, you at least to provide some code before people will openly give you an answer. This is just the nature of the stack exchange Q&A format
Feb
22
comment Is there a good way to estimate/calculate volume lost in fermentation(s)?
so, with 4 oz of dry hopping... I'm a nerd and love data, I'll probably keep track, when I can, but the "answer" to my question really is looking like No.
Feb
7
comment Sparge volume for batch sparging a partial mash
@Denny Conn you guys should tag me when replying on someone's answer, just saw these. Anyway, ended up hit 1.030 post-mash, I mashed with about 2 quarts extra (had to add heat initially) and lowered the sparge volumes (kept the whole mash process at 6gal). I think that put me at 60% efficiency.... was 8 points short on my OG. (1.052 vs 1.060). Started at 150F, ended 145F after an hour. Time to find ways to be more efficient or just lower my efficiency on my calculators and compensate for it.
Feb
4
comment Sparge volume for batch sparging a partial mash
it's actually 5 lbs of 2 row, 1.75 pounds specialty, and 5 lbs DME. It's calc'd at 1.060 OG on Hopville
Feb
3
comment Sparge volume for batch sparging a partial mash
thanks mdma. Now I need to decided what do do about equipment. If I do full volume runoffs, I'd have to use my boil pot for a hot liquor tank. I guess I need to use something else to hold either the first runnings or the hot water in the interim. Oh no, a cheap excuse to buy another brew pot or cooler. Probably the latter though
Feb
3
comment Sparge volume for batch sparging a partial mash
I thought I had come across some resource that said it's possible to over sparge. if so, does that just refer to having more sparge+runoff than boil volume? Or is it detrimental to sparge too much even under the boil size? (and I mean in theory, not practice. we all know you can do all sort of "bad" things and still get good beer)