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by blue
Sat Jan 01, 2005 4:42 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Taking a mash Ph?
Replies: 2
Views: 4708

Taking a mash Ph?

How long does it take for the mash to styabilize after adding the grain so that an accurate ph reading may be taken?Also is it ok to adjust ph downward if necessary after the grain has been added or would the large amount of stirring neccesary to do this have a negative effect on the mash? What ph s...
by blue
Mon Nov 15, 2004 6:37 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Cant get rid of chill haze!
Replies: 3
Views: 4966

I always keep may mash temp less than 155 and my sparge water is @ 173.I use a 1/2 gallon of sparge water for each pound of grain so on average I use 2 1/2 gallons.my mash effiency averages 70 %.This is what Ive read should be correct. However i have not been adjusting the sparge so it'll be at abou...
by blue
Sun Nov 07, 2004 3:13 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Cant get rid of chill haze!
Replies: 3
Views: 4966

Cant get rid of chill haze!

For the last 5 batches of ale I have had no luck getting my beer to be free from chill haze. I add 1/2 tbsp of irish moss with 30 and 10 min. left in boil.I always do partial mash with 5 pounds grain and the rest of gravity is supplied by extract. the beer is usually in primary 5-10 days then I tran...
by blue
Wed Sep 15, 2004 12:04 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: how do i prevent sucking sanitizer during cold conditioning?
Replies: 2
Views: 4215

how do i prevent sucking sanitizer during cold conditioning?

I just tried to cold condition for the first time and i ended up having 1/2 a gallon of sanitizer sucked into the carboy through my blow off hose while it was cooling down to 37 over several days.how can I prevent this in the future and what tricks do you use to deal with the vacuum effect created w...