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The Pub / Re: Rocket City shout-out
« on: August 13, 2018, 08:15:40 PM »
Thanks for the shout out Robert! The German food is actually surprisingly good.

The Pub / Re: You know what chaps my butt...
« on: August 10, 2018, 12:47:48 PM »
I can watch 80% of the football games I want over the airwaves in HD. The rest I can watch with my "pirate hat" on via the internet.  ;)

No one is going to make me feel guilty about enjoying some football. So don't even try.

The Pub / Re: You know what chaps my butt...
« on: August 10, 2018, 01:40:44 AM »
Referring to the great Charlie, Relax, Don't Worry, Have a Homebrew - and turn off the TV.

I'm talking internet not TV. You are using the internet to post, I'm guessing.  ;)

I haven't had cable in nearly 18 years. Just sayin.

The Pub / Re: You know what chaps my butt...
« on: August 09, 2018, 11:52:30 AM »
No idea why they ran Fiber out here. It's a sparsely populated, long, winding, dead end road with mountain land on either side. I think you will see better options within the next few years. I lived out here for 15 years and had dial-up the first 8, then satellite (maybe worse than dial up) then AT&T U verse that was 3 megs per second which was a life saver. Now Fiber at 100 megs per second with an option to upgrade to 1000/s which I can't see ever needing.

Good luck. Have your neighbors keep calling AT&T and Google they will be out there eventually.

The Pub / Re: You know what chaps my butt...
« on: August 09, 2018, 01:55:10 AM »
I've been really happy with AT&T Uverse. We have AT&T Fiber now and its great. To be clear, until 2 years ago I didn't even have an option for high speed internet because how remote I live. We used Hughes Net satellite. I don't care how bad you think your service is isn't as bad as Hughes Net.

The Pub / Re: New Realm Brewing
« on: August 07, 2018, 08:04:12 PM »
Centrifuge I have that same model

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: lil critters in my starter
« on: July 31, 2018, 01:59:02 PM »
They aren't gnats, they are fruit flies.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Recirculate throughout mash
« on: July 30, 2018, 02:59:36 PM »
I place milled grain in my mash tun, underlet, then begin recirculating thru my RIMS. As the mash progresses it get clearer and clearer.

I do not know why your mash does not clear by the end of your mash. Possible your milling too fine creating too much flour?  Just spitballing.

I don't know what it means to "underlet."

I'm trying to accomplish two things with this post:

1. Figure out why my grain bed settles the way it does - terrible drawing below.  I know the reason I have particulate passing through the pump is the grain bed is very thin at the edges of the MLT.

2. Determine if the mash-in technique described in my original post is common or not, and find out from someone who has done it how reliable it is.

Again, use a grant. If you are pulling on the grain bed with the pump that is most likely the problem.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Recirculate throughout mash
« on: July 29, 2018, 11:07:50 PM »
Do you use a grant? it sounds like your pump is pulling on your grain bed and causing these problems. A grant should solve that.

The Pub / Re: This steak owes me money
« on: July 29, 2018, 08:50:19 PM »
Nice looking steak. I like the Spicy McCormick seasoning too. I sous vide mine for 2 hours and then sear them on salt blocks.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Think I'm going back to whole cone
« on: July 29, 2018, 08:46:53 PM »
Not me...I'm sticking with pellets.  I find none of the disadvantages that you do, Robert.  In addition, pellets will stay in better condition longer than whole hops.  I don't get the vegetal taste that you describe.  AAMOF, I get that more with whole hops.  I've got a freezer full of both kinds, and pellets are my go to.  Just curious, Robert, have you tried cryo hops?

+1. The only reason I would stick with whole cone is for a hop back. There i simply no advantage to whole cone hops.

Yeah but if it is recipes he has regularly brewed then he can come to expect similar results. I do recommend a force fermentation test to make sure it is your mash as opposed to your fermentation.

Definitely agree with two pieces of advice here: Lower you mash temp a couple of degrees while increasing your mash time and increase your aeration time.

IIRC you said you are using calibrated thermometers but if not, make sure they are calibrated. One or all of those options should fix your problem.


I think it is very strange that all batches are consistently 5-6 points above estimated FG. If anyone has any ideas I would be really grateful.

I know you said your hydrometer was temperature calibrated but is is gravity calibrated? Not unusual for those to be off over time. The only hydrometer I trust is my lab hydrometers and I still check and calibrate them with distilled water regularly and especially when I get an odd reading.

Ingredients / Re: whirlpool/dry hops? how much?
« on: July 18, 2018, 06:11:04 PM »

I have a couple but yeast removal, at least with mine, is not satisfactory

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Bummer! We have a little 14 gallon one at brewery maybe I'll play around with it soon.

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