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by Mad_Scientist
7 hours ago
Forum: Fermentation (Wort to Still Beer)
Topic: Pressurized fermentation using a spunding valve
Replies: 42
Views: 20050
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Re: Pressurized fermentation using a spunding valve

I have not said anything in this thread about how to prepare a purged receiving serving keg. Recently I picked up on something new I have never done until now . I got interested in the low oxygen brewing website and picked up a (cold side tip) for us who is spunding. Remove the gas side post and its...
by Mad_Scientist
10 hours ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8111
Views: 584141
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Your strike is wrong because your mash temp is set wrong, make sense?

Yeah, it's too aggressive. Your mash is (minus) -12.8 cm short. 16.61 gallons is too much, too high of a percentage to deal with here.
by Mad_Scientist
12 hours ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8111
Views: 584141
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome to the forum Jeremy35. :salute: Sounds like you are referring to the old outdated calculator. Grab the BIABacus here; http://biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1869 Begin by entering Section A - D and you will see how your volumes will play out for that 24# grain bill. No doubt Section W wil...
by Mad_Scientist
1 day ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: Raison D'Saison
Replies: 2
Views: 97
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Re: Raison D'Saison

Question: The original recipe called for 1.056 OG and actual was 1.070 (did a pretty fine crush) my understanding is that I should have added 5.0L at into fermenter at beginning of fermentation (as per calcs derived from Section N) to bring the SG down, would love if someone could confirm this appr...
by Mad_Scientist
2 days ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Actual Values and BIABacus
Replies: 4
Views: 114
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Re: Actual Values and BIABacus

I can get the Dry Hop treatment but shouldn't the actual loss amount from kettle to fermenter impact the Volume at Pitching ? How is that number calculated (or how do i get that number to appear)? I'm basically looking for stepwise refinements on my way to the bottling process in terms of increasin...
by Mad_Scientist
2 days ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: This site is a major PITA.
Replies: 5
Views: 158
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Re: This site is a major PITA.

If you like it now, just wait until it gets all the bells and whistles plugged in. This site is under a massive facelift. No more links, just information one or two clicks away. ;)
by Mad_Scientist
2 days ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Actual Values and BIABacus
Replies: 4
Views: 114
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Re: Actual Values and BIABacus

Section L is the record of the volumes you collect during the process (start to finish). They are used to help determine your actual efficiency along with gravities (Section M). If you hit a higher gravity (higher than estimated), you can dilute (Section N) and enter in the new gravity (Section O). ...
by Mad_Scientist
6 days ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Need help understanding BIABacus
Replies: 3
Views: 165
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Re: Need help understanding BIABacus

I made some adjusts to your file. Use the "what you will use", because BIABacus is calling for a way better efficiency than the 60% stated in the brewersfriend recipe.
I'm Gonna Nut Brown (MS).xls
by Mad_Scientist
1 week ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Birthday Cheers
Replies: 657
Views: 95997
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Re: Birthday Cheers

Happy 53rd Birthday to our fearless leader Patrick Hollingdale a.k.a. Pistol Patch :thumbs: :clap: :salute: :champ:

IT Extraordinaire is another entry on his Résumé, feather in his cap... :smoke:
by Mad_Scientist
1 week ago
Forum: BIABrewer Old Hands
Topic: Low Oxygen Brewing
Replies: 8
Views: 436
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Re: Low Oxygen Brewing

Primavera wrote:
<span title="02 Feb 2017, 09:03">2 months ago</span>
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.
lol, they did one.

http://brulosophy.com/2017/04/10/the-lo ... t-results/
by Mad_Scientist
1 week ago
Forum: BIABAcus Help - Testing
Topic: Main BIABacus Help Testing Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 14194
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Re: Main BIABacus Help Testing Thread

Please post the file, we'll take a look at it.
by Mad_Scientist
2 weeks ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Cooking with beer
Replies: 3
Views: 224
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Re: Cooking with beer

LOL guys. :roll: The 7.6 °Brix referenced in post#1 was from a refractomer. I can't believe I fell victim to this! :sneak:
MS
by Mad_Scientist
2 weeks ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Cooking with beer
Replies: 3
Views: 224
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Re: Cooking with beer

Well well, much to my surprise my beer finished nicely. My 2L flask finished at 3 °Brix and one of my two fermenters finished at 3.7.

I have a 5.9% beer. ;)
by Mad_Scientist
2 weeks ago
Forum: Fermentation (Wort to Still Beer)
Topic: Newbie Fermentation question.
Replies: 7
Views: 377
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Re: Newbie Fermentation question.

For mine, that is coming out today or tomorrow, mine stopped fermenting after 16 days using US-05.
by Mad_Scientist
2 weeks ago
Forum: Fermentation (Wort to Still Beer)
Topic: Newbie Fermentation question.
Replies: 7
Views: 377
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Re: Newbie Fermentation question.

You will want to ferment that one at 65F. With your options, start at 62.6F for the first 6+ days, then move to a warmer spot from about 8 days. 21 days would be the outer limits, if you are doing this just on weekends.
MS
by Mad_Scientist
2 weeks ago
Forum: Your Feedback
Topic: If You Are Having Strange Problems Registering or Logging In
Replies: 16
Views: 986
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Re: If You Are Having Strange Problems Registering or Logging In

Post over on the "First Post to be fully registered" thread. We will look for you there.
MS
by Mad_Scientist
2 weeks ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Cooking with beer
Replies: 3
Views: 224
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Cooking with beer

I had my first ever bad brewday (Premature Mashout). The FG is at 7.6 °Brix after two weeks in the fermenter and am looking at about a 3% ABV.

I'm planning on kegging it all and see if this will make an enjoyable drink and if anything else just cook with it. Anybody have any input?
by Mad_Scientist
3 weeks ago
Forum: BIAB Automation
Topic: eBrewery : fully automated BIAB system Android controled
Replies: 9
Views: 455
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Re: eBrewery : fully automated BIAB system Android controled

That's the first time I've seen a stainless steel braided hose used for recirculation. What material is the hose made out of?
MS
by Mad_Scientist
3 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: BIABacus Pre-Release - Your First Impressions
Replies: 361
Views: 136793
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Re: BIABacus Pre-Release - Your First Impressions

Actually, it's the first post in this thread.

Cheers
MS
by Mad_Scientist
3 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer Old Hands
Topic: 90 Minute boil with no early hops?
Replies: 2
Views: 203
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Re: 90 Minute boil with no early hops?

You're not wrong with that idea. My last brew I targeted for 70 mins. and an 8% evaporation rate. I noticed in the BIABacus that the efficiency drops when boil time drops. I've read that the minimum is 60 mins. at 6% evaporation rate, but that's at the threshold of DMS risk. DMS for the most part go...
by Mad_Scientist
4 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8111
Views: 584141
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome to the forum woody600, kwkaze and liquidbread. :salute:

The site is currently going through a major re-design, until then, please ask questions if you can't find them easily.
MS
by Mad_Scientist
1 month ago
Forum: Bags, Mashers, Thermometers, Kettles etc.
Topic: Whirlpooling Tool --- New England IPA Hop Additions
Replies: 17
Views: 1187
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Re: Whirlpooling Tool --- New England IPA Hop Additions

Scott - I requested information from Jeff over on HBT (PlinyTheMiddleAged). I have been following a thread of his and it turns out after PM's he has made many so far. Hope this helps you. Richard, For the flame out hops, I chill the wort to about 170°F. I use an immersion chiller and it drops FAST s...
by Mad_Scientist
1 month ago
Forum: BIABAcus Help - Testing
Topic: Main BIABacus Help Testing Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 14194
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Re: Main BIABacus Help Testing Thread

I removed the 99 then entered 23.86 for VAW as shown in Section K
by Mad_Scientist
1 month ago
Forum: BIABAcus Help - Testing
Topic: Main BIABacus Help Testing Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 14194
United States of America

Re: Main BIABacus Help Testing Thread

Remove one or the other values on the first or second line. (21.50 or 99)

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