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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: First try at Extract brewing
« on: April 14, 2015, 06:17:36 PM »
looking good! Chill below 70 if you can before adding most yeast types. If it gets hot where you live, you can also place the primary fermenter in a large bucket of water, add a freezer pack every day, and do the t-shirt in water drapped over the primary as already suggested.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing This Weekend? 2/13/15
« on: February 13, 2015, 05:22:21 PM »
Happy birthday Denny. I'm brewing a citra smash ipa on sunday, maris otter, 1/2 oz first wort, 1 1/2 oz whirlpool and 2 oz dry hop and us05. I'm slowly training the little woman to like ipa muwaahaaahaaahhaaaa

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: temperature for in the bottles
« on: February 10, 2015, 06:31:00 PM »
Don't forget to convince the little woman that she doesn't really need a coat closet...

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: stupid BIAB cleanliness question
« on: February 10, 2015, 06:06:29 PM »
After rinsing I put a kitchen strainer in the bottom of a ferment pail, put squeezed bag of grains in there

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Dirty Draft Lines Cause Hangovers?
« on: February 02, 2015, 07:47:39 PM »
I cleaned my lines yesterday, and still had a hangover this morning ???

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: It's official
« on: January 21, 2015, 04:50:20 PM »
You don't have to wait to start enjoying the benefits,

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: never re-used yeast before ?
« on: January 15, 2015, 08:12:37 PM »
no just a portion of the slurry.

use this to determine amount.

174 ml, so about 3/4 cup. I didn't know mrmalty had the slurry calculator, thanks!

Yeast and Fermentation / never re-used yeast before ?
« on: January 15, 2015, 07:54:32 PM »
This coming weekend I was thinking of using the yeast cake from a 1.053 citra smash ipa on a barleywine i will be brewing. I brewed the ipa last weekend, yeast is us05 and I have not dry-hopped the ipa yet. Do I just transfer all of the ipa off the yeast cake, then when the barleywine is all aerated and ready, just dump the barleywine on top of the yeast? Or is it better to put the yeast in a clean pail? Any other advice? Thanks in advance!

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Belle Saison vs liquid saison yeasts
« on: December 15, 2014, 08:11:26 PM »
Yes, you heard me right.  I had airlock activity in the primary for the full 3.5 weeks.  So I did not rack and did not rush it.  My patience was well rewarded.  My simple straightforward 3.5-week saison took 2nd in competition.  Patience.

Yesterday I just checked a belgium ipa i made with belle saison 3 weeks ago. It was at 1.006 and still some bubbles at 68 F, so I left it. Thanks for the 3.5 week guideline, that is good to know.

Awesome build

Pimp My System / Re: Bottle cap bar build
« on: October 26, 2014, 06:40:37 PM »
That nice top down shot disappeared now. Caption says "this photo is currently unavailable"
sorry i will fix on Monday

Pimp My System / Re: Bottle cap bar build
« on: October 24, 2014, 05:08:35 PM »
Looks awesome! Do you have a shot of the bar top, looking down at it? What is the cap design? I have framed some caps with no pattern, about 100 per frame and it was a pain, so I imagine placing 1640 caps in a pattern would be quite painstaking!
Thanks! I had a 2nd piece of plywood same size as bar top, we did the design on that, then when it came time to lay caps in grout, just moved from board to bar top. Here is the design before we moved caps to bar, the lines are straighter on the bar, this was just to get the pattern figured out

EDIT > i figured how to fix the pic in this post & the size

Pimp My System / Bottle cap bar build
« on: October 24, 2014, 04:44:15 PM »
2 keg system built into bar, bottle cap top with clear epoxy finish, 1640 caps

blue led light string, 6 pack cartons for side door

used a fancy Crown bottle cap to make the side door handle

tree trunk stools, I plan on putting foldup motorcycle pegs for foot rests,gotta hit the scrap yard

basic 2x4 frame with tabletop 1/2" below sides. I laid grout on table top, then GF & I stuck the bottle caps in the grout, took 3 sessions/days

thanks for the hand Phill

EDIT: I figured out how to change the size flickr displays, change the url http:/.....<filename>_m.jpg >> change the m to a z to make it bigger

All Grain Brewing / Re: BIAB water
« on: October 16, 2014, 04:29:22 PM »
I guess I lied.  I do use the 5.2 mash stabilizer in my mash...

I'd like to buy a carbon filter of some sort to prepare water.  Maybe I'll buy some water for my next brew and see if I can detect any variations.

This is what I use for filtering water,

All Grain Brewing / Re: BIAB grain bill question
« on: October 09, 2014, 07:41:44 PM »
I crush the grains fine for biab and get efficiency in upper 70s, which i believe is about normal for all grain. But as mentioned it is a good idea to have some extra DME on hand if your pre-boil gravity isn't where you want it to be. FYI in beersmith I set the mash profile to 1 step temperature mash instead of biab, on the mash tab I adjust Saccharification to 1.5 qt / lb. Then on the volume tab, the sparge volume is what I use to rinse the grains in after the mash (in a separate container), give it 15 minute rinse, the rinse helps with efficiency too. Then just add mash wort & rinse wort and start boil.

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