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by thughes
2 years ago
Forum: Fermentation (Wort to Still Beer)
Topic: First BIAB - Infected?
Replies: 29
Views: 6056
United States of America

Opening your fermenter for a look is kind of like watching a baby being born, if you look too closely for too long you will likely never want to go partake of either place again. :nup:

---Todd
by thughes
2 years ago
Forum: Electric BIAB
Topic: Building my first BIAB set up
Replies: 3
Views: 2529
United States of America

Sounds like BIAB in a nutshell, get to it! @Lemon: I think that allowing the PROPERLY COOLED wort to freefall into fermenter would do a good job oxygenating it in preparation for fermentation. You are right to recommend transferring with a tube to prevent possible oxidation IF the wort has not prope...
by thughes
2 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8368
Views: 863918
United States of America

Welcome Beerspector! The engineers that I know tend to spend way too much time studying and researching something new instead of just diving in, don't be like them. Take a look at the BIABacus, get your gear together, and JUST BREW IT!

---Todd
by thughes
2 years ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: First ever Brew Day
Replies: 3
Views: 2022
United States of America

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Congratulations! Sounds like a typical brew day early in your career, you'll get the process sorted through repetition. The only downside to the type of brew day you just had is that the beer will be absolutely amazing but you will never be able to exactly r...
by thughes
2 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Storing Milled Grain
Replies: 18
Views: 5312
United States of America

I can't offer much advice in the way of storing milled grain as I buy unmilled grain in bulk. I preserve it in air-tight containers (really large zipper-lock type plastic bags) stored in large plastic bins. For what it's worth, you don't have to spend a lot of money on a mill, this one does just fin...
by thughes
2 years ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: Too many cloves!
Replies: 4
Views: 1407
United States of America

I hope it gets better for you, I absolutely despise the taste of cloves so I am of no use to you in disposing of it.

---Todd
by thughes
2 years ago
Forum: Fermentation (Wort to Still Beer)
Topic: First BIAB - Infected?
Replies: 29
Views: 6056
United States of America

Good to hear. BTW: there is no such thing as too bitter, just wimpy beer drinkers. More hops FTW!!!

---Todd
by thughes
2 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8368
Views: 863918
United States of America

Welcome Old Bloke (from another old bloke). What took so long in moving up to BIAB? It's as easy as a kit and makes much better beer (in my not-so-humble opinion). Dive in and let us know if you have any questions.

---Todd
by thughes
2 years ago
Forum: Fermentation (Wort to Still Beer)
Topic: First BIAB - Infected?
Replies: 29
Views: 6056
United States of America

I usually crash for 24-48 hours at 35F. You just need to crash long enough to clear the beer. Keep in mind the temperature of the beer at bottling when you figure the amount of priming sugar you'll need, cold beer holds more dissolved CO2 and therefore needs less priming sugar than a room temperatur...
by thughes
2 years ago
Forum: Fermentation (Wort to Still Beer)
Topic: First BIAB - Infected?
Replies: 29
Views: 6056
United States of America

Looks fine to me too! Let her go until you get a consistent final gravity reading, cold crash it (if you are so equipped), bottle it up, and get going on another batch.


---Todd
by thughes
2 years ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Windows 10 - Exclusive Interview with Patrick Hollingdale
Replies: 6
Views: 1763
United States of America

Fantastic interview "Jack"! LOL.

Glad to see you stop in PP, get yourself right and get back here asap.....we miss you.


---Todd
by thughes
2 years ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Birthday Cheers
Replies: 675
Views: 125512
United States of America

Happy Birthday Goulaigan, got snow yet?

---Todd
by thughes
2 years ago
Forum: Electric BIAB
Topic: Upcomming buy
Replies: 7
Views: 3534
United States of America

Good looking rig but I offer up the following for your consideration: 120V brewing is convenient but has its drawbacks...mainly being that it is slow. It takes a long time to heat 8-9 gallons of water with 120V. I'm not talking out of my azz, I have a 120V system I built for test batches and it take...
by thughes
2 years ago
Forum: Intermediate Brewing
Topic: Harvesting yeast - does the flavour change?
Replies: 18
Views: 3668
United States of America

Awesome post Joshua and great links, consider me impressed!

---Todd
by thughes
2 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8368
Views: 863918
United States of America

Welcome Rusty! You got questions....you came to the right place! Lay 'em on us.

---Todd
by thughes
2 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8368
Views: 863918
United States of America

Welcome Aleš! My all time favorite hops are Slovenain: Styrian Goldings. Have a look around and please do ask questions

---Todd
by thughes
2 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: My First Post! - Post here to become Fully Registered
Replies: 8368
Views: 863918
United States of America

Welcome thamesman, dkhipe, and Marco! Glad to have you all here at BIABrewer. Have a look around and let us know if there's anything we can help you out with. We believe that everybody has something they can share so please be active in passing along your experiences as well as asking questions. ---...
by thughes
2 years ago
Forum: Fermentation (Wort to Still Beer)
Topic: Did I not add enough yeast?
Replies: 11
Views: 2393
United States of America

The dry -vs- rehydrated debate has divided nations, I find it works equally well either way. As to the amount to add, half a packet is fine but if you're more comfortable dumping the whole thing in....do it. One of the first things those little yeasties do when they hit the wort is procreate until t...
by thughes
2 years ago
Forum: Fermentation (Wort to Still Beer)
Topic: Did I not add enough yeast?
Replies: 11
Views: 2393
United States of America

I aimed to mash at 66 degrees, however I made some mistakes in the beginning of the mashing step, so initially was 68 (too high strike temp), then it rised to 71 (because I forgot to remove the kettle from the electric stove after I turned it off) , and then I finally got it to 66 degrees after abo...
by thughes
2 years ago
Forum: Fermentation (Wort to Still Beer)
Topic: Did I not add enough yeast?
Replies: 11
Views: 2393
United States of America

A lot of variables to consider at this point but I don't think it's related to the amount of yeast you used. Take a read here: http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=Understanding_Attenuation and here: http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=Effects_of_mash_parameters_on_fermentability_and_ef...
by thughes
2 years ago
Forum: Creating Your Own Recipes
Topic: Beginner needs help/comments on APA hop bill
Replies: 4
Views: 1304
United States of America

So then there must be an independent way of calculating/measuring IBU? How is that done? Requires a laboratory and proper equipment to do it accurately. Sounds like a pretty tasty brew. Keep good notes and continue to experiment with hop additions, you can create a completely different flavor profi...
by thughes
2 years ago
Forum: Hops
Topic: Your 5 favourite American hops
Replies: 8
Views: 2210
United States of America

1) Citra
2) Citra
3) Citra
4) Citra
5) Amarillo


---Todd
by thughes
2 years ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Birthday Cheers
Replies: 675
Views: 125512
United States of America

Hoisting a glass to you Lylo, sorry for the belated wishes......I've been stuck in Texas for the past few days and just managed to find my way back home. All the best to you, my friend!

---Todd
by thughes
2 years ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Original gravity 18 points under target. Any advices?
Replies: 6
Views: 980
United States of America

I usually take my OG reading from the fermenter right before I add the yeast.

---Todd

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