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by Primavera
2 months ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Familiarity breeds contempt
Replies: 3
Views: 454
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Re: Familiarity breeds contempt

30 Minute hop addition: (1.064 / 21L) 1.50 oz Amarillo [12.00 %] 1.50 oz Calypso [13.00 %] 1.50 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] Flameout addition: .50 oz Amarillo [12.00 %] .50 oz Calypso [13.00 %] .50 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] Dry hop (keg) 1 oz Amarillo [12.00 %] 1 oz Calypso [13.00 %] California Lager yeast. Absol...
by Primavera
3 months ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Familiarity breeds contempt
Replies: 3
Views: 454
United States of America

Familiarity breeds contempt

So.. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to brew another batch of IPL. The first batch came out pretty good and I saved enough yeast slurry for a healthy starter. I also had a ton of things to do around the house so, once I mashed in, I started on my chores. Stirred at 30-minute intervals and paid no a...
by Primavera
7 months ago
Forum: From Mash to Lauter (Water to Sweet Liquor)
Topic: Mash temp and time of mash.
Replies: 4
Views: 1067
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Re: Mash temp and time of mash.

Muggy Mashing at a lower temperature - 64°- 65°C will take longer but will convert more starches to easily fermentable sugars resulting in a lighter bodied, drier beer. 62°C would definitely benefit from a longer mash - I wouldn't do anything less than 90 minutes at that temperature = 120 might be b...
by Primavera
7 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer Old Hands
Topic: 90 Minute boil with no early hops?
Replies: 2
Views: 506
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90 Minute boil with no early hops?

If there are no hop additions planned before :20 remaining, is it still necessary to boil for 90 minutes?

I understand why hop additions happen after the first 30 minutes - wouldn't it be a time and propane saver to cut the boil to 60 minutes when only hopbursting?
by Primavera
7 months ago
Forum: BIABAcus Help - Testing
Topic: Main BIABacus Help Testing Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 16688
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Re: Main BIABacus Help Testing Thread

Nothing was working so I started with a clean version and everything is correct now.

Thanks for the help.
by Primavera
7 months ago
Forum: BIABAcus Help - Testing
Topic: Main BIABacus Help Testing Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 16688
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Odd Recipe report behavior

Not sure what I am doing wrong - the hop section of the recipe report is not showing the correct values.
by Primavera
8 months ago
Forum: Measurement, Mathematics and Records
Topic: Tinseth vs. IBU
Replies: 15
Views: 5228
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Re: Tinseth vs. IBU

Found this interesting AHA discussion: https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=28945.0&utm_source=informz&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=what%27s+brewing+3%2E21%2E17&_zs=SufNJ1&_zl=rDfg3 It seems that some brewers are foregoing calculating IBU's for late additions in favor of jus...
by Primavera
8 months ago
Forum: Measurement, Mathematics and Records
Topic: Tinseth vs. IBU
Replies: 15
Views: 5228
United States of America

Re: Tinseth vs. IBU

Oh my I really can't believe this thread is two years old. (and I am two years older) I am sitting here drinking a very nice IPA that formulas say should be fairly bitter (80 IBU's) but tastes like it could use just a smidge more hops. My two previous batches (70± IBU's) were fairly unremarkable, I ...
by Primavera
8 months ago
Forum: Creating Your Own Recipes
Topic: Hop Flavouring
Replies: 6
Views: 781
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Re: Hop Flavouring

The latest groupthink on hop additions seems to be favoring 60,15,0 for bittering, flavor and aroma in that order. I have been following that schedule with good results. I dry hop with whatever I used for my late additions. If you use the BIABacus or Beersmith to shift some of your bittering additio...
by Primavera
9 months ago
Forum: Australia & New Zealand
Topic: East Fremantle Brew Day - Sun 19th
Replies: 37
Views: 3674
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Re: East Fremantle Brew Day - Sun 19th

WA = Western Australia

= $1600.00 RT and 26 hours from NYC

Love to go - but Mrs. P would cut my BIAB off.
by Primavera
9 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer Old Hands
Topic: Low Oxygen Brewing
Replies: 15
Views: 1600
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Re: Low Oxygen Brewing

Sounds like a potential XBMTS from the Brulospher.

I would want to see a controlled comparison before accepting a lot of what is offered there.
by Primavera
9 months ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: 2nd Brew - still some issues
Replies: 16
Views: 2037
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Re: 2nd Brew - still some issues

[sup]Primavera - Thanks. Are you maintaining the 2 degree variation without firing up the burner? Are you brewing outdoors with a gas hired burner?[/sup] Yes and Yes The comforter is purple on one side and polka-dot on the other. I believe that is why it is so effective. Seriously though - it is a ...
by Primavera
9 months ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: 2nd Brew - still some issues
Replies: 16
Views: 2037
United States of America

Re: 2nd Brew - still some issues

I use an old comforter secured along the bottom with a bungee cord. I also wrap the burner stand 3/4 of the way around with aluminum foil. Wrapping the sides will not do much unless you insulate the lid. The foil keeps wind off the bottom and makes the burner more efficient. I maintain mash temperat...
by Primavera
10 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer Old Hands
Topic: How Much Precision Do You Use w/ Managing Mash Temperature?
Replies: 29
Views: 4302
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Re:

Scott, I have Stepped, Ramped, Single Infusion, and Reversed Mashed. The Only noticeable difference has been the Reverse Mash (start High, and let it Cool). The Original question was "How Much Precision Do You Use w/ Managing Mash Temperature?"   My answer is, to Make "Beer", NONE. To make a "Recip...
by Primavera
1 year ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: Rye Beer and Rice Hulls
Replies: 14
Views: 3191
United States of America

This one is in the fermentor. No issues with draining the bag. BIABacus Pre-Release 1.3T RECIPE REPORT BIAB Recipe Designer, Calculator and Scaler. (Please visit http://www.biabrewer.info" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; for the latest version.) RYE IPA - Batch 1 Recipe Overview Brewer...
by Primavera
1 year ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: Rye Beer and Rice Hulls
Replies: 14
Views: 3191
United States of America

Thinking of brewing a 10% Rye ale this weekend.

Does anyone have BIAB experience with a similar grain bill?
by Primavera
1 year ago
Forum: Hopping
Topic: Hop addition Exbeeriment
Replies: 6
Views: 1320
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Hop addition Exbeeriment

Hello all Has anyone read http://brulosophy.com/2016/05/02/hop-stand-vs-20-minute-boil-addition-exbeeriment-results/ I have transitioned to a small bittering charge at 60 minutes and a large hop addition at flameout with a generous dry hop. Now this article indicates there is not much difference and...
by Primavera
1 year ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: What Would You Brew?
Replies: 8
Views: 1308
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This is an opportunity to brew a 1.100 triple something-or-other.

25# of 2-row, 2# of crystal 80, maybe some honey and a handful of some Special W.

Even if it doesn't work out, it should be fun.
by Primavera
1 year ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: Mini BIAB
Replies: 12
Views: 4026
United States of America

Joshua Will BIABacus estimate evaporation based on kettle size? Are efficiency and hop utilization linear? Is there any magic behind the BIABacus curtain that makes scaling more accurate? I ask more out of curiosity than anything else. If I do brew a 1G batch, it will be more as a learning experienc...
by Primavera
1 year ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: Mini BIAB
Replies: 12
Views: 4026
United States of America

Not knowing my evaporation rate, efficiency or any of that geeky beer stuff for a 1G batch, any advice for scaling my 5G system down?
by Primavera
1 year ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: Mini BIAB
Replies: 12
Views: 4026
United States of America

I'm thinking an Arrogant Bastard clone.
by Primavera
1 year ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: Mini BIAB
Replies: 12
Views: 4026
United States of America

Mini BIAB

So..... Weather forecast is for cold and snow this weekend. I will go crazy if all I can do is sit around and watch TV. I have a 15L / 4G kettle that BIABacus says will give me 5L 1.3G VIF Assuming I can persuade my wife to let me brew indoors; Anything I need to do differently for a 1G batch? Any s...
by Primavera
1 year ago
Forum: BIABrewer Old Hands
Topic: How much when repitching from yeast slurry
Replies: 21
Views: 5248
United States of America

I dumped cooled wort on top of the old yeast cake once and made good beer. Now I usually reserve about 1 cup (250 ml) clean the fermenter and pitch. Also makes good beer - with less trub at the end of fermentation. I use hop socks for both the boil and dry hop so my trub is "cleaner". YMMV Not sure...
by Primavera
1 year ago
Forum: BIABrewer Old Hands
Topic: How much when repitching from yeast slurry
Replies: 21
Views: 5248
United States of America

I dumped cooled wort on top of the old yeast cake once and made good beer.

Now I usually reserve about 1 cup (250 ml) clean the fermenter and pitch.

Also makes good beer - with less trub at the end of fermentation.

I use hop socks for both the boil and dry hop so my trub is "cleaner".

YMMV

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