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by kevponce
Thu May 28, 2009 12:22 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Temperature for Mash readings and dead space
Replies: 11
Views: 12767

Re: Temperature for Mash readings and dead space

"Residual" has become "Available". The batch sparge editor does not show "Available" because batch sparges almost always drain all available runoff leaving none available. Fly sparge still shows the "Available" runoff value. "Available" is the amount of runoff available for collecting and is calcul...
by kevponce
Wed May 27, 2009 4:09 pm
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Temperature for Mash readings and dead space
Replies: 11
Views: 12767

Thanks Jeff

How about the temp question. I guess if i measure it boiling i need a better hydrometer tube.
by kevponce
Wed May 27, 2009 7:27 am
Forum: BeerTools Pro General Topics
Topic: Temperature for Mash readings and dead space
Replies: 11
Views: 12767

Temperature for Mash readings and dead space

2 questions First when hovering over Kettle Volume at 212 to get efficiency do you really take a hydrometer reading while the wort is boiling. Yikes. I know in Palmer it is Pre-boli which I always measured just after the spare, so that is hot, but not boiling. Second, I see posts in other places whe...
by kevponce
Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:25 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Help with my partial mash technique
Replies: 2
Views: 4770

Thanks for the vote of confidence
by kevponce
Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: BeerTools.com Online Tools
Topic: Mash Efficiency for Extracts with grains
Replies: 11
Views: 34342

Automotive feeler gauges? I'll have to google that.

Thanks for the info.
by kevponce
Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:44 am
Forum: BeerTools.com Online Tools
Topic: Mash Efficiency for Extracts with grains
Replies: 11
Views: 34342

I used Palmer's numbers for max efficiency. Where did you get 34? Also one thing I didn't mention was that I used a finer crush on my third which must have helped. I use the Philmill and there is really no numerical setting dial with this mill. And wouldn't larger sparge volume decrease efficiency, ...
by kevponce
Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:32 am
Forum: News, Events & Announcements
Topic: North Jersey brewers?
Replies: 0
Views: 9122

North Jersey brewers?

Looking for North Jersey Brewers and or Brew clubs. Anybody out there?
by kevponce
Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:19 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Help with my partial mash technique
Replies: 2
Views: 4770

Help with my partial mash technique

I posted this in another area in response to dancingbear in case you have seen this already. Trying to develop my own techniques for partial mash and here is what I have so far after 3 partial mashes regarding efficiency. I have an igloo cooler tun, 2 gal with a 1/4" copper manifold. Works great. I ...
by kevponce
Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: BeerTools.com Online Tools
Topic: Mash Efficiency for Extracts with grains
Replies: 11
Views: 34342

more on my technique

I guess my point was that I need to do this a couple of more times to get a feel for how my own system works. As jeff states above, kind of. My next step in understanding is getting the mash pH correct. I read a paper by Ken Scwartz on Coverting all-grain recipes to Partial-mash. Really interesting....
by kevponce
Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: BeerTools.com Online Tools
Topic: Mash Efficiency for Extracts with grains
Replies: 11
Views: 34342

my Partial Mash techniques...so far

Hello. Trying to develop my own techniques for partial mash and here is what I have so far after 3 partial mashes regarding efficiency. I have an igloo cooler tun, 2 gal with a 1/4" copper manifold. Works great. I have done three batches so far. 1st one, didn't really know about efficiency calculati...
by kevponce
Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: BeerTools.com Online Tools
Topic: Beer Tools Pro Term clarification
Replies: 1
Views: 10442

Beer Tools Pro Term clarification

Looking for some clarification In the following areas: In Mash In: Why do I have a quantity of water under available.? I did a partial mash. 1.25 qts/lb with 5 pds. That comes to 6.25 qts. I added all of the water so why am i getting .46 available? Under calculators; Strike Temp; how is vessel heat ...
by kevponce
Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:56 am
Forum: BeerTools.com Online Tools
Topic: Want to get final analysis numbers into saved recipe
Replies: 0
Views: 8335

Want to get final analysis numbers into saved recipe

Hello Brewing Brothers and Sisters I am using the Brew Tools and have a question. I create the recipe with the recipe generator - understand that. I then calculate it in the calculator and can save it with predicted numbers - got that too. But then when I analyze the beer using the numbers for FG at...
by kevponce
Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:16 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: I want to brew a Lager. Please help.
Replies: 3
Views: 8544

I want to brew a Lager. Please help.

Hello I have a spare frig and I would like to brew a lager. I have 50 ales under my belt but no lagers yet. My question centers on this: If I only have 1 frig then I really can't do more than 1 lager every 3 months or so because the temperatrures would be competing right? You see from what I have be...