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#1 Mando

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Posted 28 March 2021 - 06:55 AM

One I just committed:

 

I wasn't careful about keeping grain bits out of the boil kettle.  I haven't cared for a long time now.  It doesn't seem to cause any issues as far as I can tell.

 

Others:

 

  • no rehydrating dry yeast
  • no oxygenating wort beyond the splashing on the way into the fermentor
  • only two packs of dry lager yeast into 10 gallons of moderate to lower gravity wort

 

 


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#2 Gusso

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Posted 28 March 2021 - 08:37 AM

I was using that 5.2 shit for a long time.
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#3 Mando

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Posted 28 March 2021 - 08:40 AM

I was using that 5.2 shit for a long time.

 

LOL!  that is actually a pretty bad one!  glad you came around :cheers:


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#4 Mando

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Posted 28 March 2021 - 11:36 AM

confess!

 

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Posted 28 March 2021 - 12:52 PM

all of the above, except 5.2 additive


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#6 Mando

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Posted 28 March 2021 - 01:17 PM

I splash my sparge water into the mash tun.  I just pour it in without being careful.

 

I squeeze the grain with my kettle lid when it's almost done draining to try to extract all of the liquid (drez shares that sin with me b/c it was his idea :D)


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#7 miccullen

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Posted 28 March 2021 - 01:24 PM

I splash my sparge water into the mash tun.  I just pour it in without being careful.

 

I squeeze the grain with my kettle lid when it's almost done draining to try to extract all of the liquid (drez shares that sin with me b/c it was his idea :D)

I typically move my sparge water with a pitcher, since I'm batch sparging I am not careful either.

 

I will often let my tun sit, tilted up at an angle toward the drain while the boil is getting going then drain and add that last quart right at boiling.


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#8 Mando

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Posted 28 March 2021 - 02:12 PM

I typically move my sparge water with a pitcher, since I'm batch sparging I am not careful either.

 

I will often let my tun sit, tilted up at an angle toward the drain while the boil is getting going then drain and add that last quart right at boiling.

 

same here but I have a smaller kettle from my partial boil days that I use to heat my sparge water.  I usually only do a small sparge with 3-4 gallons for my 10 gallon batch.

 

I also tilt my mash tun of course.  I wouldn't expect you to do any different :cheers:


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Posted 28 March 2021 - 03:17 PM

I also tilt my mash tun of course. I wouldn't expect you to do any different :cheers:


Hell, I don't even have a mash tun!
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Posted 28 March 2021 - 04:25 PM

Hell, I don't even have a mash tun!

 

did you just tip your bag at me?


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Posted 28 March 2021 - 05:01 PM

did you just tip your bag at me?

just the


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Posted 28 March 2021 - 07:42 PM

I do all of the above. I also I don't really drink much beer therefore don't brew a ton either. 


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Posted 29 March 2021 - 04:07 AM

I do all of the above. I also I don't really drink much beer therefore don't brew a ton either. 

I was curious how that Anvil system was working for you.


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#14 Mando

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Posted 29 March 2021 - 04:34 AM

I do all of the above. I also I don't really drink much beer therefore don't brew a ton either.


Curious why you'd homebrew if you don't drink very much beer. Hope everything is okay!
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Posted 29 March 2021 - 11:59 AM

Oh yeah, fine. Alcohol just messes with my sleep so I don't drink much these days. I can still give away growlers of excess production. Part of the reason for getting the Anvil system was so I could do small batches.


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Posted 29 March 2021 - 01:20 PM

I once stopped my mash at 59 minutes because the sparge water was ready   ;)


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Posted 29 March 2021 - 01:21 PM

I once stopped my mash at 59 minutes because the sparge water was ready ;)


Probably ruined the beer.
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Posted 29 March 2021 - 02:22 PM

I only mash for 45 and boil for 30. My beer is awful.
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Posted 29 March 2021 - 08:39 PM

One time, I dropped a used diaper into the wort

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Posted 30 March 2021 - 04:41 AM

One time, I dropped a used diaper into the wort

 

no stealing other people's sins!


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