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AG brewer since 2007. Current rig is a clone plus extras of http://theelectricbrewery.com. I like most styles of beer.

Projects in progress are a custom kegbot that tracks beer consumption without a flowmeter, a brewpi fermentation controller and a digital specific gravity meter.


Jun
29
reviewed Satisfactory Using pine in beer
Jun
29
answered What is the effect of conversion efficiency on your brew?
Jun
28
comment Can you brew an all-grains recipe without brewing a full volume
Yes, exactly right higher gravity is a more concentrated wort same amount of sugar but in less volume. Sparging does help increase conversion efficiency, since you rinse more sugar out of the grains, but at the expense of diluting the wort. Whether that's a problem for you depends upon the size of your boil kettle.
Jun
28
answered Can you brew an all-grains recipe without brewing a full volume
Jun
28
comment What is a protein rest?
if you fly or batch sparge, it's usually with water at 176F. This raises the grain quickly to typical mash out temperatures of 170F. That's why I say a mashout is redundant. If your setup means you don't hit 170F during sparging then a mashout is still needed to finalize conversion.
Jun
27
comment List of Errors in Fix's Principles of Brewing Science
+1 good insight. I knew Mr Fix had passed on, but I didn't realise it required his consent to publish errata.
Jun
27
comment Hop extract substitution
Sure, but that's not visible here! :)
Jun
27
revised Hop extract substitution
edited tags
Jun
27
comment Can boiling the entire mash achieve results similar to decoction?
Thanks, I'm happy with the setup! Regarding your setup, I wouldn't put an element in the mash - cleaning a regular element is hard enough, let alone one covered in grain particles. Plus, you don't want to be scorching the mash. Decoction mashes have fallen out of favor, some brewers - e.g. Denny Conn - have reported no difference in flavor, or what difference there is can be approximated by melanoidin malt. Try first without - you can always add an element in later if you really want to.
Jun
27
comment Can boiling the entire mash achieve results similar to decoction?
You were quick off the mark - I added a paragraph about that shortly after submitting the answer! (Before I saw your comment.)
Jun
27
answered Can boiling the entire mash achieve results similar to decoction?
Jun
27
comment Aerating When Moving from Mash tun to Boil Pot
But that same heat also drives off the oxygen? Or we'd all have oxidized beers.
Jun
27
comment Hop extract substitution
Tobias, if you could show how you worked out those late addition hops as 50 IBUs that may help, and a link of how to compute the IBUs from a 90 min addition. There's a huge amount of unspoken wisdom here - if you care to share it!
Jun
27
comment Hop extract substitution
+1 wish I could vote twice - I would have written the same.
Jun
27
revised Improving Your Brewing Significantly
fixed title
Jun
27
reviewed Reject Where to get Old Brew Recipes
Jun
26
comment List of Errors in Fix's Principles of Brewing Science
You know, there are two editions. Maybe the 2nd one is better?
Jun
25
reviewed No Action Needed My ferment has small black specs in it, is this an infection?
Jun
25
comment High OG content for yeast
There's not much point pitching new yeast after 48h. The flavor contributions from the propagation are now already in the beer.
Jun
25
revised High OG content for yeast
clarification with new info received in the comments