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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Mash Tun Setup
« on: October 17, 2018, 08:21:08 PM »
For vorlauf, ideally you'd want the outlet to be below the wort level (but above the grain bed) in order to avoid oxidation. For sparging that isn't an issue, so there's no reason not to keep the manifold out of the mash and easier to clean.
Agree 100%


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pump or Gravity Stand?
« on: October 17, 2018, 08:20:05 PM »
I've been using a pump for years and find it very useful.  But I do not do recirculation.  My trials haven't found any value to me from it.  But I'm building a no lift system and I find pumps so useful that I just sprung for a Blichmann Riptide.
Listen to Denny, he abstained for a long time. He went pump and never turned back. See, I have been around a long time. I built a 3 tier and was going gravity. I bought pumps before I had it all set up. IMO, pumps were one of the most beneficial equipment purchases. I would not want to brew without mine. I use a CFC, so a pump is a necessity as far as I’m concerned. I use a pump for whirlpool too. Yes a pump is worth every penny. I use Little Giant and have had no issues. I would buy something with a stainless head, which mine are not.


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I use 20 tip NG jet burners.  Distance I think it is burner style specific. I love my burners, but tip to kettle had to be 15”. I wouldn’t trade them. My Shroud was as important as the distance. Forced the O2 to move into the mix. Once I figured out the O2 they clicked.


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All Grain Brewing / Re: Automated Brewing
« on: October 05, 2018, 03:21:24 AM »
I honestly think with my old-school system -- direct fired M/BK and HLT and round cooler LT with FB, short, gravity runoff tube and pail for a grant -- no pumps, no valves, no hoses, practically no setup and everything cleans up with a spray hose and a sponge in just minutes -- I couldn't possibly improve on time saving.  Can't see the point in a system that doesn't completely automate everything down to adding ingredients, but does add setup and cleanup time.  And I want the hands on experience anyway.  Sometimes the simplest thing is, well, simplest.
Kind of like me, but you have to add outdoor only brewing.


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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Unibroue
« on: September 26, 2018, 09:29:40 PM »
Denny,

I know you have been bringing these out. Sending you a big thanks for this. I did resurrect my old yeast and have kept it going. Love that strain and I will get a fresh stock. I remember talking about it with you in the spring. A huge thanks and it is no doubt my favorite B strain.


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we got to pick the PCs last year, but this year it's all Wyeast.  I want to look into them taking suggestion s from this forum for next year.  No promises.
I got ya, thanks for putting us out there.


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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Unibroue
« on: September 26, 2018, 09:28:39 PM »
I know I'm not the only Unibroue fan around these parts. I noticed that WY3864 is being released as one of the fall PC yeasts, and thought I'd pass it along. I know Farmhouse has it in stock, so check your favorite Wyeast dealers.

Yeah, I bought two packs last week and pitched some into a Tripel yesterday afternoon.  I'm going to try to get 3 batches per pack, unless I get sick of it before then.
I can’t get sick of this yeast, especially my Triple. That said I only brew it a few times a year.
Now that I received 2 fresh snacks yesterday, I hope to use it in a few different styles.


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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Unibroue
« on: September 22, 2018, 11:54:48 PM »
Denny,

I know you have been bringing these out. Sending you a big thanks for this. I did resurrect my old yeast and have kept it going. Love that strain and I will get a fresh stock. I remember talking about it with you in the spring. A huge thanks and it is no doubt my favorite B strain.


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Ingredients / Re: Brewtan B and haze, redux
« on: September 19, 2018, 01:56:03 PM »
What is the latest retailer to start carrying BTB, is it Great Fermentations?  (I'm thinking the latest to the party would have some from a later shipment, but not knowing all the logistics I could be wrong.)
I hope so, that is where mine came from.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Banjo burner carbon monoxide safety question
« on: September 09, 2018, 12:57:29 PM »
Being NG I can’t imagine you would have an issue. Get a Monitor, and be practical. NG burns super clean.


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I’m sorry, my friend, but that is as far from a fact as one can get.  People die from carbon monoxide poisoning every year due to a malfunctioning furnace or boiler or hot water heater.
I think that it is obvious that carbon monoxide is dangerous. Being careful with a meter, and proper ventilation, I doubt the OP will have any issues. “Super Clean” May have been a poor choice of words though.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brew Files Podcast Ep. 44 - A Crumby Stout
« on: September 09, 2018, 02:06:27 AM »
Just had the the Stone Woot Stout. Looking forward to listening in....


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Being NG I can’t imagine you would have an issue. Get a Monitor, and be practical. NG burns super clean.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How to dipose of the red oxygen tanks?
« on: September 05, 2018, 11:01:51 PM »
I cut them in half and add to the scrap pile.
I recycle everything I possibly can. I will add that I heard that only 15% actually is recycled. I’m not sure how accurate that statement is. It came from the guy at the recycle mobile unit.


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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Back from a close call
« on: September 05, 2018, 10:39:54 PM »
Mark that is great news. Healthcare can be so difficult. Hope it stays on the right track for you.


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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Back from a close call
« on: September 05, 2018, 10:35:35 PM »
Good to have you back. Your old contributions continues to be valuable reading. Stay healthy. Btw, your writing made me make starters when using Bry-97. After that, all the criticism of I have read people have towards this dry yeast, does not apply as far as I am concerned. So you sir have a part in me making better beer with what now has become to be my favorite dry yeast strain.


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I must have missed that about 97. I may have to revisit that, thanks.


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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Who Has Experienced BRY-97 Slow Start?
« on: September 01, 2018, 02:32:40 AM »
97 has freaked me out every time I’ve used it. (3) That was enough for me. Slow as heck to get going and wasn’t what I was looking for.


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