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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: gose without sour mash?
« on: October 24, 2016, 05:27:19 PM »
we did our first kettle sour Gose this year. Turned out great (for the kids who like that crap, not me. Yuck). We cooled the kettle down to 80 and pitched a Lacto culture from Wyeast. Let it sit 3 days until the pH hit 3.2. Was amazed at how fast the pH dropped.

Granted, this was on a 15 bbl batch so not sure how much faster or slower a 10 gallon batch would be. It would certainly be depending on how healthy your culture is and how warm you keep the lacto.

I should send ya some yogurt to try....

I have this aversion to adding milk to my beer.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: gose without sour mash?
« on: October 24, 2016, 05:26:25 PM »

Interesting. Does this result in a finished beer that still has a live culture?

we boiled after 3 days and the pH dropped to (IIRC) 3.8 or so. I don't want a live lacto strain living in my brewery right now. The sourness was clean. It turned out very nice (uhm, like I said, if that's your gig. ;) )

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Pitch in wort or empty fermenter
« on: October 23, 2016, 05:09:58 PM »
If it is a effective sanitizer then, yeah, you may have killed off some of your yeast. Depending on how old the package of yeast was or how high the gravity was you may have needed to make a starter anyway.

Beer Recipes / Re: Belgian stout with raspberries
« on: October 22, 2016, 07:18:51 AM »
Funny. never realized there is a thing called Belgian stout. I always thought that at best those beers were simply lame versions of the real stuff.

That maybe why I have never been able to brew one successfully! Seriously, it's an American take on a black Blegian ale. You know that. I haven't found a Belgian style yeast that compliments the roasty type flavors found in a typical stout.

Beer Recipes / Re: Belgian stout with raspberries
« on: October 21, 2016, 04:52:39 PM »
Thank you all very much for the replies. I'm going to lower the roasted barley and add some midnight wheat per the suggestions and get this brewed up next week. Will update with pics/tasting notes!

I've found blackprinz to be similar to roast barley in taste with a much smoother roastiness. I used it in my last milk stout to good effect.

This is a very good suggestion and I agree seems like a good approach to a Belgian stout

Beer Recipes / Re: Belgian stout with raspberries
« on: October 20, 2016, 05:21:17 AM »
Totally agree about the suggestions of less roasty character based on my past few failed attempts at a Belgian stout. You are probably going to need at least 5-6 lbs of frozen raspberries.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Oak Barrel
« on: October 18, 2016, 09:16:04 AM »
Be prepared to dump a quart or more of whiskey...unless you want the extra flavor and punch.

Depends on the distillery. A lot of them are rinsing and using that water blended in their cut water

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: beginners gose
« on: October 17, 2016, 05:28:03 PM »
Kettle souring is so easy. Just get a lactobacillus culture, cool down to 80 and hold that temp for 48-72 hours (a cooler would work well). Monitor the pH until it get's to the sourness you want, then boil and add your neutral yeast.

All Grain Brewing / Re: To rest or not to rest, that is the question.
« on: October 12, 2016, 04:09:41 AM »
Fellow Home brewers,

Ill be brewing my first Stout soon. The grain bill calls for.

2 Row
Flaked Oats
C 80
Black Patent
Choco malt
Pale Choco malt

I want the nice creamy head and the glass lacing that I would get with a pro beer.
Will a protein rest help to give it these characteristics? Or am I wasting my time because the modern grains do not really benefit from this?

I'm also thinking of substituting the choco malt with choco rye malt, any opinion on that?

I appreciate your help.

R, Curtis

Personally, for me, roasted barley for stout and Black Patent for porter. Although I do agree they can be interchanged (and are in some rare commercial instances).

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: New German Only(Brewing) site and forum
« on: October 11, 2016, 08:25:44 AM »
Seriously, why are we still debating this? There are many ways to brew and there are many wrong ways, but also many right ways. What I won't tolerate as a mod on this forum is arrogance, insults, or general ass hattery. The "my way is the best and only way" approach is what is intolerable.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Brewing With Coconut
« on: October 10, 2016, 05:02:20 AM »
I did 5 gallons of coconut stout last spring. I went to Whole Foods, bought a bag of their dried coconut and just aged it on the beer for 1 week. I goy excellent coconut flavor and aroma. I can't for the life of me seee a reason to do it another way.

I'm not sure what size the bag was to be honest. May have been 8 oz. I'll try to find out and report back.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Done with hefes
« on: October 02, 2016, 06:50:56 AM »
Sounds like someone needs to do an experiment. No way I am buying it untill I see results. ;)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Done with hefes
« on: October 02, 2016, 06:26:04 AM »
I'm guessing that the difference comes from the depths of the fermenters. Modern cylindroconicals can have significant depth, while the straight side walls of a square fermenter make it structurally more difficult to make them deep. The 1000 bbl cylindroconical fermenters I saw at Sweetwater in Atlanta were probably over 40 ft tall.
So it's the depth not the shape. At the homebrew level I am guessing it wouldn't matter.
A 6 gallon round bucket vs. a 6 gallon square bucket would make no difference?

I mean, common if anyone things that the difference in a 5 gallon batch of homebrew is going to come from a square fermentor they are also an astrology wizard. Maybe you would notice a difference on a shallow container however.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How long is your brew day?
« on: September 30, 2016, 04:01:55 AM »
I had a 7 hour lauter the other day on a Rye Imperial Stout .... oh lort! It sucked!

I did a double take on this thinking it was spam (I make $200K a year placing tiny classified ads)  :P

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