« on: January 13, 2013, 08:52:39 AM »
I'm in the middle of my first double brew day, brewing two batches of Irish Red to give them some conditioning time before St Patrick's Day. Planning on them both being gone by March 18...
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And I think this gets to the heart of it. Why are we trying for such high efficiencies? Going from 75% efficiency to 65% amounts to a pound and a half of base malt in a 5g batch, something like $2. Less than 4 cents a bottle. There is certainly evidence that lower lauter efficiency can give better beer.
I'm guilty as anyone for trying to improve efficiencies, but it's because I enjoy it. It just ain't a problem in the real world.
-First all-grain brews should NOT be imperial IPA's! LOL!
I ask for deposit on growler and I refund the returns.That sounds like an awesome way to do things. If the breweries I've visited did that, I wouldn't have half a dozen growlers kicking around (well, maybe).
had a Fruh Kolsch from cologne last night. my son brought back a few from solingen as well as berliner pilsner. it was pretty good but i don't see the attraction to brew one over other light refreshing styles.Kolsch, to me, takes the best of both pilsner lagers and light ales in its best iterations. That's why I want to brew one.