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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by LarryBrewer, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. jeffpn

    jeffpn Well-Known Member

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    Welcome.

    When I started brewing, I didn't keep many (or any) records either. This is a hobby that you can dive into as deep as you want to, or not much at all. You can still produce good beer.
     
  2. Baxter Brewmaster since 1341

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    Good morning all. Rain, thunder and lightning today. Perfect day for a brewing! Does anyone know of a good online source for grains and malts. My local store has quite a selection but sometimes I don't feel like driving uptown. I would like to keep a supply on hand for a rainy day. :cool:
     
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    Brewer #59387 New Member

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    I have 5 brews under my belt, as in consumed! Getting better as we go. I just did my first BIAB, but I'm confused on the stats given by the recipe builder. I had 7.5 gallon boil, yielding 5.5 gallons, the builder shows OG at 1.022, my check gave 1.032, am I missing something? The FG came out as expected at 1.007
     
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    maybe you had better efficiency than the recipe?
     
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    Those numbers don't make any sense. What recipe are you using that gives an OG of 1.022? Even a pre-boil gravity of 1.022 is pretty weak beer (not that there's anything wrong with brewing 3% ABV :) )
     
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    Brewer #59387 New Member

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    Well I'm from the UK when I was growing up the English bitter was one of the best tasting beers I have ever had and it was only 3%. My goal is to reproduce the beer of my youth, plus drink less alcohol since I consume a LOT of beer :D
     
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    I'm a fan of a good Bitter, myself. :) And several of my friends and family have really liked a little extract Bitter that I came up with. Definitely nothing wrong with "small" beer. ;)

    If you mash 4.5 lbs of something like Maris Otter at average efficiency you'll get 1.022 and less than 2.5% ABV.
    My guess is that you probably used closer to 6 lbs of grain to get the 1.032 and your efficiency percentage setting in the calculator is set lower than you actually got.
     
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    New to brewing and the site. I hope to learn alot and make some great beer.
     
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    Welcome! I'm sure you'll achieve both of those goals by talking to some people here
     
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    I've been brewing for 24 years and I have a 30 gallon electric / NG brewery.

    I'm glad to see a new program that can be used across all devices (except mine) of course. I'm a Windows user and programmer and I'm disappointed but not surprised there is no app for this program for either W10 or W10 mobile. I have a laptop, Surface tablet and Windows phone. Unfortunately this program will only work on my laptop so it is not going to work for me.

    I wish somebody would put more brewing apps is the Windows store.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Sorry I can't help with the apps, but I just wanted to say your setup looks pretty cool! :cool:
     
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    Hi, Welcome to the site and great rig. I have a big set up too and im a windows tablet user my self, I asked for this a while back but he has so many things ahead of us that he's fixing and adding so be patient it will come eventually. In the mean time what I do is print everything out and attach to a clip board and brew from that
     

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    Hi guys, i have been kit brewing for a couple of years now, i tried an all grain guiness clone for the first time about a month ago, which i thought was amazing, i have only got a 33ltr Electrim boilel at the moment which i use with the mash/sparge bag.
    Are there any guiness clones out there that i can make with my 33ltr boiler that can make the 5 gallons?

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    Great site guys
     
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    I was in search of a forum like this. As I am a beginner, so I am expecting a lot more from you guys.
     
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    Welcome! There are plenty of very helpful folks here. It's a good place to get help and inspiration to better your brewing. :)
     
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    Hi all ! not exactly new to brewing but new to this forum .
    Made the step up to All- Grain recently , just 18-19 Litre batches since i'm doing stove-top BIAB
     
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    Welcome! Sounds like I've got a similar setup as you
     
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    have an empty 50 L keg that i'm looking to turn into a electric keggle , rather time poor so being able to cube a brew AND a get some into FV will increase my output and keep me from ( heavens forfend !) Buying beer
    Based in South Australia ....yes I'm an Aussie ! I only use metric , i don't ride a kangaroo to the shops/Pub unless i can't get a taxi or too drunk to walk there .

    Brewing some very tasty ales in the west coast APA style ,Hop forward Aromatic brews :D
     
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    Hi - wanted to say "hi" since I am a Texas brewer too. Cheers!
     

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