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by mchrispen
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Cider Option
Replies: 1
Views: 385

Cider Option

A couple of things... watch the pH of the ferment. Keep it 3.4-3.8 during the ferment. You can use potassium carbonate or chalk to buffer. Also ferment very cool - somewhere in the range of 60F if possible. Rehydrate the yeast with GoFerm, 1.25x by weight of the yeast. As for berries, I use that muc...
by mchrispen
Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Toot your own horn!
Topic: Porter going to NHC
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: Porter going to NHC

scores should be up. My pyment did ok... but didn't place.


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by mchrispen
Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Toot your own horn!
Topic: Porter going to NHC
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: Porter going to NHC

That's awesome. Congrats! Hope you are coming to NHC. I will be the tall fat man in cargo shorts! :)


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by mchrispen
Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Cleaning and Maintenance
Topic: Gaskets
Replies: 1
Views: 1866

Re: Gaskets

Buna is much more sturdy than the other gaskets, although the hard Teflon gaskets are good. Then just leak more. The issue is sheer forces where some of the stainless plumbing is pulling down - deforming the connection. Make sure to connect straight on - lifting if you need and tightening the TC bef...
by mchrispen
Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:19 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Brew Magic RIMS / PLC Controller
Replies: 1
Views: 1097

Re: Brew Magic RIMS / PLC Controller

Take a look at thelectricbrewery.com. Much more complete HERM/RIMs build information than reverse engineering the V350.


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by mchrispen
Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:17 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: New Owner
Replies: 2
Views: 1429

Re: New Owner

I write about a few tips on my blog. There is a Brew-magic Facebook page hat tends to be more active. Two keys to the system that haven't changed: use a coarse crush for good circulation and a 45-60 minute slow sparge. It takes a few brew days to master... But you can get 90+ mash efficiency and sol...
by mchrispen
Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:14 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Help with Wifi Console upgrade
Replies: 4
Views: 1831

Re: Help with Wifi Console upgrade

Call back and ask for JD. He knows what is going on and has been very helpful to me in the past.


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by mchrispen
Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Efficiency... and Sabco Mash Instructions
Replies: 9
Views: 4776

Re: Efficiency... and Sabco Mash Instructions

I start the timer after the little rest graining in.


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by mchrispen
Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:08 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Does this forum ever get checked?
Replies: 18
Views: 3780

Re: Does this forum ever get checked?

Yeah sorry. Things slowed down a bit and I forget to check... A. Gratz on the Brew-Magic. B. Sorry the first brew day was so rough. It takes some time to master it properly so keep at it. I have a few tips and tricks at my blog if you are so inclined (however they maybe more relevant to older models...
by mchrispen
Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Research questions
Replies: 2
Views: 2126

Re: Research questions

Chip - I will swipe at this. I have the 2011 system and have contemplated some of what you propose. 1. Direct firing the mash is a bit of a misnomer. There is about a quart of liquid wort under the false bottom in the MLT - which immediately is pulled away by pumping through the system and the heati...