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  • Daniel Sharp (Ninkasi Brewing) and Tom Shellhammer (OSU) share some unexpected results along the quest to better understand hop aroma. Read more at MBAA.com
  • Claire Aviles & William Dean of Cambrian Innovation walk us through the various options for treating brewery effluent, including the possibility of using wastewater to generate energy. Read more at MBAA.com
  • Max Michel (Weihenstephan) describes how he used RSM to optimize a non-Saccharomyces strain for beer. Read more at MBAA.com

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  • Posted in: Ask The Brewmasters

    Great helpful information from Jimmy. I'd like to mention a few other things. Yep, iR thermometers are pretty inaccurate; thermistors are generally more accurate and can be situated into a probe that can be pushed into the center of the mash. Preheating ...

  • Posted in: Ask The Brewmasters

    You have given quite a bit of important information but seem to have omitted one of the most important. What is your incoming strike liquor temperature? Also, (not as important) why are you filling your underlet then letting it sit for a half hour? ------------------------------ ...

  • Posted in: Ask The Brewmasters

    This may be too obvious but make all the underground pipe fully welded connections, no pipe clamps in there. And consider using an air-blow after CIP to get rid of the remaining water...along with what everyone else has stated. ------------------------------ ...

  • Posted in: Ask The Brewmasters

    Scott, There are a few thing I would think about before you proceed, at this point it might be too late.  How long are you planning on running the lines?  Keep in mind when you heat a pipe up it will grow in length.  This is not something you can stop.  ...

  • Posted in: Ask The Brewmasters

    After considering all of the previously posted info I will also mention that I have had many issues with thermometers that are drastically off. I had in infrared that was off by at least 15 degrees F. You would think that they would come calibrated but ...

  • Posted in: Ask The Brewmasters

    Hi Scott, I think box and insulate is a good idea.  Another question is, what do you insulate the tubing with?  In my opinion beer transfer lines are tricky, they see cold beer and in many cases very hot CIP/ 185*f hot sani loop temperatures.  The insulation ...

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    RE: Hitting Mash In Temperature

    Posted in: Ask The Brewmasters

    This message was posted by a user wishing to remain anonymous Thank you for your input. I do know that there are calculations to achieve a balance in the mash. I used my mash thickens, temperature of grain and desired strike temperature. In using this ...

  • Posted in: Mid-South District

    Nevermind... didn't see the posts that Fred made. Cheers to all y'all! If you're ever in Little Rock, stop by! ------------------------------ Dylan Yelenich Lost 40 Brewing Little Rock AR (501) 519-0540 ------------------------------

  • Posted in: Ask The Brewmasters

    We recently went through this issue as well, although we were not off by as much as you are seeing in your mash tun, just by a degree or two, but it was enough to affect conversion and the final gravities were variable.  What we did was utilize one of ...

  • Posted in: Ask The Brewmasters

    Unless I missed it, you didn't mention the temperature of your strike water. There are formulas for calculating heat loss but it'll probably just be easier to do a little trial and error. On a system that size, you probably don't need to hold it for 30 ...

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