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Dec
8
awarded  Yearling
Apr
26
answered Fermenting 1/2bbl and 1bbl batches
Apr
23
answered Re-racking in a Buffalo Trace whiskey barrel
Mar
9
answered What is a proper blow-off tube setup?
Mar
9
comment Can I skip the mash out replacing it by sparging?
We don't do any type of mash out. We go right from mash temp to recirculation, runoff and sparge. Efficiency is consistently in the 75-80% range. When I brewed with Avery they did the same thing, no mash out of any kind, their efficiency was over 80%.
Mar
7
answered Can I skip the mash out replacing it by sparging?
Mar
7
answered How much bourbon is the right amount?
Dec
22
answered Is my yeast dead?
Dec
18
comment Using coffee in beer
Well like anything else with brewing, 100 people can do it and get 100 different results. That's the great thing about it. It would be an interesting test though, if he had made 2 batches, one with brewed and one using cold brewing or steeping beans and see the difference.
Dec
18
comment How do you sparge?
The sparge arm is connected to the ball valve on my HLT and is gravity fed through the arm into the mash/tun. Batch sparging in a nut shell, is when you drain the mash/tun completely, then add back a pre-measured amount of water, stir the mash, vorlof again then drain again. There are calculations for how much water you get from the first mash and how much you have to add back to get the needed volume for your boil.
Dec
18
answered How do you sparge?
Dec
18
answered Secondary size?
Dec
17
awarded  Teacher
Dec
17
answered Using coffee in beer