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CarRamrod
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II
Who was it hear that made the Brut IPA. I think im gonna make that next. Did you add the enzyme in the mash? after mash pre boil, or in the fermentor? Any advice? im looking at 80/10/10 pilsen/rice/corn. and using either sorachi ace or mosaic.


BMoney
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Who was it hear that made the Brut IPA. I think im gonna make that next. Did you add the enzyme in the mash? after mash pre boil, or in the fermentor? Any advice? im looking at 80/10/10 pilsen/rice/corn. and using either sorachi ace or mosaic.


That was me. I used the enzyme after the boil and when the wort was chilled down to 140. I let it free drop to 130 before chilling the rest of the way. Got down to 1.002 with Nottingham yeast.

I used Nelson Sauvin and Mandarina Bavaria. If I make it again, I'd probably go with different hops (more traditional Citra and something else like Amarillo or Galaxy). My grain bill was 90/10 pilsen/flaked rice with a 1.052 OG.

Interesting Brulosophy exbeeriment posted yesterday. LINK


CarRamrod
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II
did you use any yeast nutrient? you you think about adding the enzyme pre boil?
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BMoney
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did you use any yeast nutrient?


I did. Both in the boil, and then again a couple days into fermentation.

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you you think about adding the enzyme pre boil?


I did but with my cooler mash tun setup, it was going to be tough to add it when the temperature was 143 or below. That's why it made sense for me to add it to the wort post boil.


CarRamrod
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II
another question.....equipment side. Im sick of my immersion coil.... should i build a parallel counterflow or buy a plate chiller(one of the cheaper Chinese ones).


BottomlandBrew
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II
What don't you like about your immersion chiller?

I'd go counterflow over plate, but that's personal preference. I've seen the iside of those plates and they look gnarly to keep clean.



CarRamrod
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II
it is bulky and just isnt great. really i like building buying new things and i have had this forever. in the summer months it just isnt very efficient. I mean i could recirc cooler water or pre chill but that just doesnt sound as fun as building a parallel counterflow mounted to my brew stand.

ETA: it is an old jockey box coil a distributor gave to me 15 years ago. i still have 2 more sitting in my garage. Im going to use one in a HERMS i believe.
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BugAC
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II
For those that do BIAB electric systems, do you lose versatility to perform certain functions? Does efficiency take a hit? Do you sparge in those things or is it a different process?


BugAC
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II
I think i'm going to start saving for a fancy electric brew setup. Started looking at a few, i really like the SS brewtech ebrewing system.

LINK



I'm fine with what i have and i can make really good beer with my standard 10 gallon kettle and 2 10 gallon igloo water coolers setup. But, it would be very nice to not have to pick up pots and be around open flames. Maybe i'm a little gun shy from my 2nd degree burns a few months ago.


CarRamrod
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I think i'm going to start saving for a fancy electric brew setup.
have fun doing that. Im building.

i would love to have a nice shinny new system though.
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USEyourCURDS
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II
Once I find a cheap standup freezer, I will probably move to a Spike Unitank. My BIAB is still pretty easy but it wouldn’t hurt if I added a chugger pump or equivalent for wort transfer/cleaning.

Should have some nice goodies for sale when my new setup is complete.

Don’t those E-systems require 220 hookups?


CarRamrod
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II
240.

220 is standard for other countries but standard in the US and Canada is 240.


BottomlandBrew
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II
I have more versatility with my eBIAB setup than I did with my old propane setup. I can brew low to high gravity no problem. I can step mash easier. I can brew quicker. I can brew in any weather. All around a better system for my needs than what I had.

Over four batches I've averaged right at 75% efficiency.

I don't sparge, at least not for the 5 gallon batches I've done so far. I might have to if I do a 10 gallon batch that pushes 1.050+. Say I'm doing a 6 gallon batch, I'll fill it with 8.75 gallons and biab from there. After grain absorption and boil off I'm down to my final volume in the fermenter.


BugAC
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II
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have fun doing that. Im building.

i would love to have a nice shinny new system though.


I don't know shite about electricity so i don't trust myself to piece together a system. I'd rather save and eventually get me something nice.


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BottomlandBrew
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II
240 plus a gfci breaker. I guess you don't have to do a gfci breaker, but I wouldn't brew electric without one. Those little bastards are about $100.


USEyourCURDS
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re: Homebrewing Thread: Volume II
Which setuo do u have, Bottom?


USEyourCURDS
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220 is standard for other countries


Fk I go overseas too much :facepalm:
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BugAC
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I have more versatility with my eBIAB setup than I did with my old propane setup. I can brew low to high gravity no problem. I can step mash easier. I can brew quicker. I can brew in any weather. All around a better system for my needs than what I had.

Over four batches I've averaged right at 75% efficiency.


That's pretty awesome. With my current system i average about 72% brewhouse efficiency. Occasionally i'll reach 75% but not very often.

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I don't sparge, at least not for the 5 gallon batches I've done so far. I might have to if I do a 10 gallon batch that pushes 1.050+. Say I'm doing a 6 gallon batch, I'll fill it with 8.75 gallons and biab from there. After grain absorption and boil off I'm down to my final volume in the fermenter.



So your entire volume of water for the whole brew is added during the mash and when the mash is done, you simply remove the bag and boil? Do you get a bunch of trub sediment at the bottom?



BottomlandBrew
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I have the High Gravity 10 gallon 240 single vessel setup.


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CarRamrod
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240 plus a gfci breaker. I guess you don't have to do a gfci breaker, but I wouldn't brew electric without one. Those little bastards are about $100.


yep i just bought a 50 amp gfci....90 bucks. a regular 50 amp was 8.


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