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by ShorePoints
1 week ago
Forum: Brewing Water
Topic: Yeast Starter.
Replies: 2
Views: 141
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Re: Yeast Starter.

The short answer is yes, you can use sterilized water directly. The caveat is that you must have confidence that it is truly sterilized water. Certain other assumptions must be made - like the Diastatic Malt Extract (DME) and all that it touches are clean of potential problems (including scoops & st...
by ShorePoints
1 week ago
Forum: Your Feedback
Topic: Writing guides
Replies: 9
Views: 416
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Re: Writing guides

Hey, there is previous history of guides: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2223 edited to fix link thanks to inconceivable's post below. and a pdf link in this thread, too. http://www.biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3647&p=53895&hilit=2223#p53895 What do we do to use what has been done and add what is new to ...
by ShorePoints
2 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8300
Views: 733663
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome welktickler - interesting moniker you’ve got there. As a newbie, please read up on Clear Brewing Terminology so that we can communicate with fewer problems. http://biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2685 After you have invested time and money in choosing equipment (and you can ask questions ...
by ShorePoints
3 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8300
Views: 733663
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Hello to rich, rmajor55 and Hubrock. Rich, read lots of the forum, you have found a firehose of BIAB information where you can ask questions, too. Your post sounds like an advertisement for BIAB! Major55 - Northern Alberta should provide lager temperatures for your needs! Again, read lots and ask, i...
by ShorePoints
3 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8300
Views: 733663
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Great post aplund, and welcome aboard. Your experience is not uncommon in terms of how home brewers want to brew better beer by going to all grain. Now that you have found this forum you can make the leap and ask questions. There’s plenty to talk to even kids about the history of brewing and grains ...
by ShorePoints
4 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer Old Hands
Topic: Low Oxygen Brewing
Replies: 15
Views: 1142
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Re: Low Oxygen Brewing

Correct! Have a Maximus Super on me.
by ShorePoints
4 weeks ago
Forum: BIABrewer Old Hands
Topic: Low Oxygen Brewing
Replies: 15
Views: 1142
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Re: Low Oxygen Brewing

Yeah, that's it, an undergrad chemistry experiment (or two). :ugeek: A contact was part of the family that owned the brewwery. He would graciously supply us with tickets to be exchanged for beers at the completion of the tour. How fast could we run through the tour to get to the bar? Pretty fast. In...
by ShorePoints
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8300
Views: 733663
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome, fewbrew! Your AG brewing mate is correct, this is a great place.

Please check out the Clear Brewing Terminology page and get the BIABacus; read a lot and then ask questions.
by ShorePoints
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer Old Hands
Topic: Low Oxygen Brewing
Replies: 15
Views: 1142
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Re: Low Oxygen Brewing

Thanks for the LODO article link, MS. :salute: It has not changed my position that home brewers should not worry about oxygen levels as long as they don’t actively do things that introduce additional air to their brewing process. :peace: Based on the articles about LODO and sodium meta bisulfite wit...
by ShorePoints
1 month ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Be careful what you wish for
Replies: 3
Views: 223
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Re: Be careful what you wish for

Go for it. By “hoppy” beer you will have to decide what that means to you - bitter, fragrant, flavors associated with the particular hops used; grassy, piney, flowery, etc. You will get beer and experience together on this batch, that’s what brewing is for. I do not think that racking to a secondary...
by ShorePoints
1 month ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Be careful what you wish for
Replies: 3
Views: 223
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Re: Be careful what you wish for

Thanks, Streamer, for the post with the real-world experience details. :clap: :salute: Questions regarding the evaporation rate relative to VAW - if you entered the new kettle dimensions into the BIABacus, wouldn’t it have estimated a new (higher) evaporation rate? Or were the weather and new burner...
by ShorePoints
1 month ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: First BIAB Batch
Replies: 3
Views: 262
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Re: First BIAB Batch

Congratulations, Goonoli! :clap: It was good to test your equipment to find the leak that might have caused big problems :salute: Chilling rates are a whole separate topic; whatever you did is going to work, so you can relax. Now comes the hard part - waiting. The BIABacus file looks fine, but the p...
by ShorePoints
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8300
Views: 733663
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome, asherwarren et Bienvenue, Nono84.

It is great to have new and interesting brewers join the site. Ask questions, you will get answers. This is the place to learn how you can make great beer simply.
by ShorePoints
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Does anyone have 15 gal MegaPot profile for Beersmith?
Replies: 9
Views: 629
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Re: Does anyone have 15 gal MegaPot profile for Beersmith?

Dave - one more thing - when you use Libre Office and want to save your file, always put the .xls file extension at the end of the filename, as in Davebrews.xls

Things will not work properly over time without the .xls at the end of the name.
by ShorePoints
1 month ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: BIAB Kolsch Pictorial essay
Replies: 3
Views: 250
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Re: BIAB Kolsch Pictorial essay

Thank you JerryCraft for updating the excellent post - I was one who looked for it and thought I had imagined the doc who used the swimming pool as a heat sink/cooling source. Getting wort below ~75 ºC to stop additional bittering by hops is not difficult; it is the final 15 or so degrees to get dow...
by ShorePoints
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8300
Views: 733663
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome to the forum rbalderasm, InDublin, BeagleBraü, diar42 and Hass. You are in the right place to learn a great method for making great beer. :thumbs: Read up on BIAB here so that you get a good idea of what to do and what not to do, then ask questions before buying stuff. You can post your BIAB...
by ShorePoints
1 month ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8300
Views: 733663
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Backing up to read a few posts from above, we missed welcoming Astrobrew from Scotland, ballantyne from the land down under and Brewnoob from somewhere in the Northeast of the U.S. Sorry. BIAB will allow you to focus on the process more than the equipment and you will make good beer. You can be as a...
by ShorePoints
2 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8300
Views: 733663
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome jtindall. Be sure to get the BIABacus (while logged in) viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1869&sid=d805f48d5b ... 05de7b3c71 and read the Clear Brewing Terminology pages. viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2685&sid=d805f48d5b ... 05de7b3c71 Take some time with the BIABacus and ask questions. I'll send you a name of a fe...
by ShorePoints
2 months ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: First BIAB with my bros
Replies: 2
Views: 363
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Re: First BIAB with my bros

Brew Beo Kev, It's all good! :clap: Congratulations on a BIAB batch that will be fine in a couple of weeks. I made that beer and found that if "aged" for more than a month, it is considerably better than at week three. Waiting for beer is the hardest part. Yes, a 60 min boil will leave you with more...
by ShorePoints
2 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8300
Views: 733663
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

It is good to have you here Davo (already asking questions to learn more :salute: ) and MuddyBoots (my daughter lives in nearby Quincy) and Monkey (sorry, mate. I've only been to Melbourne). Do read up on BIAB and supporting information on the site. Ask questions like Davo. Eventually you will get a...
by ShorePoints
2 months ago
Forum: Bags, Mashers, Thermometers, Kettles etc.
Topic: ideal False Bottom Height
Replies: 1
Views: 183
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Re: ideal False Bottom Height

Davo, the ideal height is where the grain bag is a safe distance from the metal kettle bottom where the heat transfer to the metal is intense enough to melt the bag material. The distance should be minimized. PP wrote recently (with diagrams as I recall) that you do not want a significant volume of ...
by ShorePoints
2 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8300
Views: 733663
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Greetings, Dave. Read about things you are willing to change in your brewing process and after you have adopted them, let us know how it went. You can always ask questions and get answers here, too.
by ShorePoints
2 months ago
Forum: Grains (Malts), Extracts, Sugars and Adjuncts
Topic: Sichuan pepper in an Ale.
Replies: 4
Views: 341
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Re: Sichuan pepper in an Ale.

Thanks, Muggy, for educating me on Sichuan peppers. Those are interesting effects as described. I'll have to learn more about the "active ingredient" It is the peppercorn, in the citrus family that is added, not a garden pepper. :interesting: The peppercorn seems to activate sensory nerves other tha...
by ShorePoints
2 months ago
Forum: Grains (Malts), Extracts, Sugars and Adjuncts
Topic: Sichuan pepper in an Ale.
Replies: 4
Views: 341
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Re: Sichuan pepper in an Ale.

Muggy, what's the dosage? There are hot peppers and then there are HOT peppers. While in grad school we had a garden plot among students from other parts of the world. We shared growing techniques and vegetables. A fellow from India gave me a pepper that he said he might use on salad. Foolish studen...
by ShorePoints
3 months ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8300
Views: 733663
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Re: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered

Welcome Rablacka and Davo1962. For Both of you, check out stove-top scale BIAB, see http://www.biabrewer.info/viewforum.php?f=23 Rablacka , read lots on this site, ask questions if things are not clear. Be sure to get the BIABacus (while logged in) http://biabrewer.info/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1869 and ...

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