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by robertz64
3 months ago
Forum: Hopping
Topic: Lupulin Powder
Replies: 3
Views: 503
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Re: Lupulin Powder

Michael Tonsmeire is sharing his recipes and experience with Lupulin Powder on The Mad Fermentationist blog.
by robertz64
3 months ago
Forum: Your Feedback
Topic: If You Are Having Strange Problems Registering or Logging In
Replies: 26
Views: 3666
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Re: If You Are Having Strange Problems Registering or Logging In

I'm accessing the site using Chrome on my cell phone and computer with no issues.
by robertz64
4 months ago
Forum: Hopping
Topic: Lupulin Powder
Replies: 3
Views: 503
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Re: Lupulin Powder

The CRYO HOPS LupuLN2 samples given at HomeBrew CON last week are pellets not power. (not sure if powder is for commercial use or pressed into pellets) EKUANOT alpha: 22.8%, beta: 7.7% and SIMCOE alpha: 23.8%, beta:7.9%. CASCADE, CITRA, and MOSAIC will also be offered in this form. They are recommen...
by robertz64
5 months ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: Raison D'Saison
Replies: 4
Views: 773
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Re: Raison D'Saison

In Section C: The Fermentable Bill, add to I'd Like to Try O.G. 1.056.
The Fermentable Bill quantities should adjust and in Section O: At Pitching
Expected Original Gravity: should change from 1.070 to 1.056.
I filled out the same recipe for my next brew and this seems to work.
Cheers!
by robertz64
5 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: First go biabacus and scaling
Replies: 5
Views: 615
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Re: First go biabacus and scaling

Hi Clackers,
I have been using recipes from Brewing Classic Styles.
They provide all the information you need to fill out the BIABACUS which will scale to your kettle volumes.
Using the BIABACUS to adapt BCS recipes has given
good results through my first year of brewing.
Good luck.
by robertz64
7 months ago
Forum: Your Feedback
Topic: If You Are Having Strange Problems Registering or Logging In
Replies: 26
Views: 3666
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Re: If You Are Having Strange Problems Registering or Logging In

I just realized that my Google Chrome browser was using the old password. Now its reset and working.

Thanks
by robertz64
7 months ago
Forum: Your Feedback
Topic: If You Are Having Strange Problems Registering or Logging In
Replies: 26
Views: 3666
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Re: If You Are Having Strange Problems Registering or Logging In

I'm not remembered when opening email. Need to log in each time. When I enter user name, password, and mark remember me, I am not remembered. Each time I begin to enter info a password one character less than my current password fills in. This may be a previous password. Unable to reset current pass...
by robertz64
8 months ago
Forum: Full-Volume Variations - FVV (diluting and/or sparging)
Topic: Bru'n Water For BIAB
Replies: 2
Views: 898
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Re: Bru'n Water For BIAB

Rick, 
I also use full volume mash and no sparge. I didn't know if the the sparging section of Bru'n Water could be ignored without changing the entire report.
Martin Brungard said to enter actual full mash water volume and zero for sparge volume. That seems simple enough. 
by robertz64
8 months ago
Forum: Full-Volume Variations - FVV (diluting and/or sparging)
Topic: Bru'n Water For BIAB
Replies: 2
Views: 898
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Bru'n Water For BIAB

I'm wondering how to address the Sparge Water Acidification page and any other tips you may have to offer.
by robertz64
8 months ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: 2nd Brew - still some issues
Replies: 16
Views: 1826
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Re: 2nd Brew - still some issues

Streamer, When cutting your Reflectix, consider over lapping the ends.  Mine was cut a few inches longer and secured with velcro.  When I left it on and applied low heat to the kettle it did shrink buy 3/4" in length. The bottom edge also began to shrivel. I may cut the bottom shorter and add an out...
by robertz64
8 months ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: 2nd Brew - still some issues
Replies: 16
Views: 1826
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Re: 2nd Brew - still some issues

I use the same type of blanket.
I think that stirring the mash helps to extract the sugar from the grain.
I would try stirring more and adding heat as necessary to maintain temperature.
by robertz64
8 months ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: 2nd Brew - still some issues
Replies: 16
Views: 1826
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Re: 2nd Brew - still some issues

Tomas, If your BIABacus quantities are accurate and your grain has been milled then make sure that the grain bag is protected from scorching. Try to maintain mash temperature within a degree or two of  required temperature by firing the kettle as needed and agitate your mash often. Insulating the ke...
by robertz64
9 months ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: All-grain Paulaner Clone - German Wheatbeer
Replies: 30
Views: 10074
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Re: All-grain Paulaner Clone - German Wheatbeer

The Hefeweizen recipe in BCS recommends fermenting at 17C. I brewed this last month with good results. It was fermented in a 4 cubic foot Danby freezerless refrigerator with a Inkbird temperature controller.
by robertz64
9 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Can someone clear up a yeast issue in Beersmith2 please?
Replies: 3
Views: 592
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Re: Can someone clear up a yeast issue in Beersmith2 please?

The yeast package or manufacture date needs to be from the yeast package you will pitch from. Not from 2011. Ideally your yeast will be 1 or 2 months old. The yeast calculator at 
http://www.brewunited.com is easy to use and will give you an idea of how much yeast you will need. 
by robertz64
9 months ago
Forum: Brewing Water
Topic: Adjusting Water Profile
Replies: 6
Views: 995
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Re: Adjusting Water Profile

MS do you monitor pH at all or you know that it doesn't change?
My pH has been constant since I started monitoring 5 or 6 brews ago using test strips. Maybe test strips will be all I need using Bru'n Water.

SHETC I would like your opinion of the new meter.

Thanks 
by robertz64
9 months ago
Forum: Brewing Water
Topic: Adjusting Water Profile
Replies: 6
Views: 995
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Adjusting Water Profile

 Planning to use Bru'n Water to calculate my water profiles instead of  5.2 pH stabilizer. I will be using a carbon filter and will have Ward Labs analyze a filtered sample to input on Bru'n Water. 
Is this a reasonable method to treat my water?  
Which pH meters are popular?
by robertz64
1 year ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8330
Views: 784478
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Hello Aidan,
You can print the "RECIPE REPORT" located below the BIABACUS spread sheet and use it as a checklist.
by robertz64
1 year ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8330
Views: 784478
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Take time to learn "Clear Brewing Terminology" (CBT) and ask questions. I have only brewed 10 times all with good results. The brewers on this site and the BIABACUS really helped with my brewing success.
by robertz64
1 year ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8330
Views: 784478
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Hiphoria, I brew 6 gallon batches @ around 1.060 and my mash volume usually exceeds 10 gallons. Try entering your recipe in the BIABACUS. It will show the volumes required. I use 2 simple grain steeping bags because one began to part at the seam, rope, $2.00 pulley, and a 50 lb. weight. Brewinabag.c...
by robertz64
1 year ago
Forum: Brewing Water
Topic: 5 star water treatment
Replies: 6
Views: 2026
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No worries. Someone always answers my questions. Glad I could help.
CHEERS!
by robertz64
1 year ago
Forum: Brewing Water
Topic: 5 star water treatment
Replies: 6
Views: 2026
United States of America

Oldgit,
This stabilizer lowers my water pH from around 7 to 5 according to the pH-indicator strips. My results for beginner BCS recipes have been good. I think more advanced recipes will require greater attention to water chemistry.
by robertz64
1 year ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: Rye Beer and Rice Hulls
Replies: 14
Views: 3030
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Primavera,
Brewing Classic Styles, Light Hybrid Beer recipe "Kent's Hollow Leg" may interest you.
I brewed it twice using the AG & Rye Options. I have brewed 8 times using the BIABACUS to adapt BCS recipes and enjoyed every pint.
Rye beer is a favorite.
CHEERS!
by robertz64
1 year ago
Forum: Bags, Mashers, Thermometers, Kettles etc.
Topic: Stuff it... I bought a Thermapen!
Replies: 46
Views: 10568
United States of America

Tech support at Ss Brewing suggest sliding a short length of silicon tubing over the tip.
I will try to avoid hitting it when stirring. Maybe the potato masher is better than a spoon.
Thanks for your suggestion.
Robertz
by robertz64
1 year ago
Forum: Bags, Mashers, Thermometers, Kettles etc.
Topic: Stuff it... I bought a Thermapen!
Replies: 46
Views: 10568
United States of America

My kettle thermometer poked a hole in my grain bag. Would it be wise to remove it and rely on my Thermapen?
by robertz64
2 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My first attempt at brewing.
Replies: 11
Views: 2106
United States of America

Ok I'll use the BIABacus calculations as posted as soon as I get a fermentation chamber setup.

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