ok, I am new to BIAB, been along time 3 vessel, but when designing my new tower I embraced BIAB
here is the problem, I missed my OG goal by >006 points, five gallon batch, that with a 5.2 ph
using 9 pounds of 2 row, and 2 pounds of rye malt, I expected a 1.056 after boil gravity
I mashed at 122 for 15, then t0 150 for 60
ok it is a blonde rye for summer lawn mower days drinking, I lifted the bag, sparged and then did a good squeeze
but still left >006 in the grain bag. 2 points I can live...
Yep, if your kettle isn't large enough to full-volume mash then you will have to sparge or top up the kettle pre-boil*. Your kettle wasn't large enough so, it wasn't your decision to sparge that worried me, it was your decision to sparge until your Volume into Boil matched the BIABacus estimate in Section K.
While we don't have your pre brew day BIABacus, I'm pretty sure that you either didn't fill out Section W before brew day or, if you did, then you did not use the same volume of water that...
we all know that we take meticulous notes when we brew
we know this because when we do not, it never fails, but, we brew a fantastic beer we cannot relicate.
So for her birthday, every year my wife has me brew up what I call a Desert Honey Ale.
it is just a normal american style red ale with Honey I source locally, usually I help a few neighbors get rid of a wild bee hive or two each spring (spelled killer bee) face it if it is my area they have been Africanized. European honey bees have a...
Oh I plan on finding out the right recipe, like i said IT WAS REALLY GOOD.
I will take better notes next time, I also plan on converting over to metric as it seems a lot of guys here do metric
Being American, I am used to our system, but I have spent a career having to convert in my mind so it will be rather easy to tweak them up to metric.
As mentioned I do remember he additions, but just not exact amount. I think it is just a matter of doing a few brews to nail it.
so I saw this at my local HBS, it was new to me,
I was wondering about the chemical content
Chemical Name CAS No. Concentration % by Weight
Sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate 15630-89-4 30-40%
Trisodium Phosphate 7601-54-9 10-20%
Sodium Metasilicate 6834-92-0 ≤ 5%
Benzenesulfonic acid, mono-C10-13-alkyl
derivs., sodium salt
is any of that reactive with stainless Steel?
they recommend mixing up solution and letting sit in the container for a hour.
was wondering just how it reacts with metal.
I used the stuff today
put it in and one hour later it had done an amazing job just sitting there, I finished the cleaning with a brush and sponge having to add no new cleaner.
I then rinsed twice and then used starsan as a no rinse sanitizer. It came out nice.
Next time I am just buying the oxicleaner everyone posted about, this was a bit pricey. I have to say it is worth it, but if I can get the same stuff for a lot less then I will.
What amazed me was I grabbed a keg I had gotten years...
I am in the time of year I like to make light Lagers, it is hot around here in summer so I like to be prepared.
One of my favorite hops for this style is Mount Hood, however it seems this year that the AAU percentage of the Mount Hood hops I have seen are notoriously low, down in the 2.2% range.
That can rack up fast when using them for bittering.
Being a member of the Hallertau family I see that this years crystal has a Higher AAU% but then I have really never used Crystal before and have...
I am glad to be here also
I am going give Magnum a try, I never knew it was the same family as MT hood
I envy you living so close to where so much hops are grown, Living in South CA. very near the AZ border, even thinking of growing hops here is pure ludicrous. so I have to order out. MY local HBS is MoreBeer in Riverside, and that is 120 miles from me. So you can see my selection of fresh whole hops s not great, I think that is why I have kept to so few types, If I order them I...