Brewing With Total Confidence
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Discussion in 'General Brewing Discussions' started by Ozarks Mountain Brew, Oct 28, 2017.
Well I drank a couple...
Just bottled Oktoberfest. My best Maerzen yet.
Getting set to rack Rasberry Porter into kegs. Has been on huge yeast cake for 16 days. Fruit added on day 8. Hope I didnt [email protected]#$k up leaving it that long. Was a fresh cake so fingers crossed.
Just finished brewing a Mirror Pond like Pale Ale. Hit all the numbers dead nuts. Got it to 83F with the IC. It's in the fermentation fridge cooling down now. Everything's cleaned up except the MLT. It will wait until tomorrow morning when it's cooler outside.
Is that on a slant or am I !
Wondered if anyone would notice I had just moved the fermenter and it was still sloshing about.
Bottled up the brown this evening. Along with my Post Priming Anti Anxiety Regiment, my plastic bottle to see how things are carbing up,
I've added a clear bottle to the regiment so I can keep an eye on clarity and color. I think I'll call it Mory's bottle! Wifey asked if that was anything like Elijah's Cup?
Thanks for putting that link in there Bob...I missed that one! Good looking set up, simple and clean for an old goat....the rig that is!
It works for me
Aerated and pitched my Mirror Pond likeness at about 10 last night. It's happily chuggin' away this morning. Nothing beer related today except maybe partaking ing a few.
Pitching at 10??!! Yikes...you deserve to partake.
Wow! The pale ale I brewed Tuesday is about the fastest ferment I've seen. Aerated and pitched at 10:00PM Tuesday and the Krausen had almost completely receded by mid-morning yesterday. Kicked the temp up to 68F and swirled yesterday morning, and it's starting to drop clear this morning. Will be taking a gravity reading this afternoon. Looks like the Mangrove Jack's M15 Empire Ale is kicking some serious a$$. Think I read somewhere that it's the same as S-04.
I hooked work today and got a lotta stuff done outside despite the rain and brew related activity. 2 loaves of mash and rye bread, 3 very rustic baguettes and a double batch of mash waffles that yielded about 18 servings that are already in the freezer.
So, taste test results are:.......
I'm pulling the stainless braided hose from my cooler tun and fitting it up with a couple of CPVC fittings. Since I started using a bag in my cooler, my sparge is still slower than I would like and at time slows to little more than a trickle. I'm certain the braided tube is compacting under the weight of the grains. So instead of inserting a coil of sorts to keep that from happening, I'm going this route instead.
Go whole hog with the PVC!
I like me bag!
You'll probably get much better flow than you did with the braid. How close to the bottom does that get you?
If I point my street elbow straight down it will be so close that i get zero flow. Being able to rotate the ball valve to adjust the angle on the fly, makes it work fine. Nice to not have any measurable dead space. Without that, I'd never get high 70s for mash efficiency and 70% BHE doing no sparge.
I was going to use a bag with that tun, but the slots are so narrow, I don't need to. The whole manifold is hinged at the top tee, and that makes it very easy to clean.
P.S. - I like me bag too, but I don't use it for brewing beer!
I'm going to pull my mash tun apart and see if I can mitigate the air leak - a stream of tiny bubbles in the line from the tun to the pump and eventually back into the beer when recirculating.