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Equipment / Re: Blichmann brewEasy compact
« Last post by shaskell on April 18, 2022, 11:43:00 AM »
Thank-you Bob, that helps me greatly. Forgot to put in original post...per pump spec's, the recirc. flow will run between 0.5 to 2.0 gpm. Will lower flow help me? or higher flow. Thanks for your time.
Steve
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Equipment / Re: Blichmann brewEasy compact
« Last post by BOB357 on April 17, 2022, 12:34:04 PM »
You'll get better efficiency and faster rise times between steps if you recirculate during the mash. Hopefully, you will be milling your own grains so you can dial in the crush that works best on the system.

Blichmann has a serious backlog for equipment. It's exacerbated by the supply chain problems that have been present for the past 15 months or so and probably won't get much better in the near future.
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Equipment / Blichmann brewEasy compact
« Last post by shaskell on April 17, 2022, 11:14:58 AM »
Recently ordered a breweasy compact (and its taking forever to get all my equipment >:() and I need some suggestions on how to design my mashes. To start, all water is added to pot, basket is in pot and all grain is added in it, similar to brew in a bag configuration. This brew system has a recirculation loop with pump. At the top of the pot a SS arm (tube) extends over the grain basket and goes down the center of the basket to the bottom. The tube is capped @ the bottom, the recirculation flow is dispersed into the grain by holes drilled in the tube. Flow control valves are provided to set flow.
What I'm trying to figure out is should I run my temperature steps without the recirculation, then run it like a sparge at the end OR run the recirc. for a specific time during each temp. step OR run the recirc. continuous for the entire mash? Any suggestions would be appreciated, this is new to me. Can't play around with this until I get my order completed and can run this system.
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BeerSmith 3 Support / Re: Copy equipment profile on Web version?
« Last post by BOB357 on April 16, 2022, 03:53:42 PM »
If you've got the latest version of BS3, in the desktop version, open up Profiles/Equipment, highlight the profiles you want to move and click on Exchange Items icon. You can do the same with ingredients.
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BeerSmith 3 Support / Copy equipment profile on Web version?
« Last post by agr8lemon on April 16, 2022, 01:40:20 PM »
Hello!

Is it possible, or will it be in the future, to copy an existing equipment profile? I have a 5 gallon profile for my Grainfather witht he correct boiloff rates and all the other settings, is there a way to copy that profile so I can simply adjust it for 3 gallons?

Thank you!
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BeerSmith 2 Questions / Re: Equipment Profiles and Recipes
« Last post by BOB357 on April 15, 2022, 08:03:21 PM »
If you choose to go against tradition, recipe books and experienced home brewers, as I said before, that's your prerogative. One of the main objectives of this and other homebrewing forums is to provide information that promotes good brewing practices. It's my prerogative to point out things go against that goal.

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BeerSmith 2 Questions / Re: Equipment Profiles and Recipes
« Last post by Sandyfeet on April 15, 2022, 10:45:28 AM »
The White Labs PurePitch is meant to be direct pitched unless you are harvesting. Wyeast has the Smack-Packs that have an activator. They are meant to be direct pitched.
Tradition and the recipe books I look at do recommend a starter, but it is not necessary with some of the newer products out there, especially at low to moderate OGs. We can argue all day about what is and what is not a good practice, but newer brewers also need to be aware that there are other choices out there that DO actually work.
   
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BeerSmith 2 Questions / Re: Equipment Profiles and Recipes
« Last post by BOB357 on April 15, 2022, 07:02:08 AM »
Even if properly handled and stored the viability of liquid yeast changes considerably between the date it was packaged and the expiration date on the package. That's why I asked you to define fresh. What you post in forums can influence new brewers, so clarity is very important.

If you're willing to sacrifice quality for convenience, that's your prerogative but, please, don't make it sound like an accepted or best practice. 
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BeerSmith 2 Questions / Re: Equipment Profiles and Recipes
« Last post by Sandyfeet on April 15, 2022, 05:33:00 AM »
Fresh= Well within the expiration date listed on the package. The Direct Pitch has it clearly printed in blue on the package. The yeast in the two homebrew stores I buy from are stored in display coolers.
I have a job and don't get to brew as much as I would like. As a result, I like simplicity. I'm enjoying beer, not making a profit. I spend the money on the fresh yeast from places that I trust, and I usually overpitch anyway. It usually turns out well. Would I order liquid yeast online and have it shipped? Probably not. Well, not unless I had to.
It is just like the sparge/BIIB argument..Do you want to be efficient, or do you want to spend a few more dollars and make life easy? You can do a starter or not. Life is wonderful in the First World.
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BeerSmith 2 Questions / Re: Equipment Profiles and Recipes
« Last post by Kevin58 on April 14, 2022, 03:14:58 PM »
Just because you get yeast from the local homebrew store does not mean it is fresh. And yeas that is past its best by date is not unusable. My LHBS will often (as in every time I stop in) will just give me packs of expired yeast and they work great.
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