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Anybody have experience of big changes in other, maybe ale, strains  between liquid source and dry?

Nottingham comes to mind. The Danstar dry product leaves behind acetaldehyde that I haven't experienced with the Wyeast version.

Homebrew Con 2018 / Re: Homebrewcon 2018 -Who is Going?
« on: March 09, 2018, 07:14:55 PM »
I'll be there at least for the conference and hopefully a few days before/after since I have friends in the area and have never been. Waiting out the spring breakers to see my disposable income and therefore how long a trip I can book.

Questions about the forum? / Re: Homebrew Con
« on: March 09, 2018, 06:52:40 PM »
NHC = National Hurricane Center so a bunch of weather geeks show up...nobody wants those guys around :)

If they're anything like the tornado folks they're our kind of party.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Pitch rates
« on: March 08, 2018, 04:30:43 PM »
You'd need to define a target (over) pitching rate to be able to say. Assuming 1.2 million/mL-°P and 20 billion cells per gram, it would be ~3.6 grams per gallon.

The wrinkle there (apart from assuming cell density for the dried yeast) is that without a count you won't know viability for the non-rehydrated dry yeast. You could assume 50% loss from pitching dry, but those assumptions really start to compound at some point.

The Pub / Re: It's almost spring!
« on: February 02, 2018, 04:24:33 PM »
Third Sunday in April is when most of the ski areas close. 8)

All Grain Brewing / Re: milled grain
« on: February 01, 2018, 04:19:09 PM »
The thing you want to avoid which is LOX is stored in the arcospire of the malt

Obviously it couldn't be liquid oxygen, so what's LOX in this context?

All Grain Brewing / Re: Mandarina Bavaria disgusting?!
« on: January 02, 2018, 05:45:26 PM »
Are hops GMO?

Only in the sense that cats and dogs are GMO. ;D

All Grain Brewing / Re: Mandarina Bavaria disgusting?!
« on: January 02, 2018, 03:22:46 PM »
I'm still not convinced you didn't get some bum hops.

If you're in Ska's distribution footprint, try their Modus Mandarina. That's a 100% MB dry hop, and only about half as much as you're using.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Mandarina Bavaria disgusting?!
« on: January 01, 2018, 02:28:03 PM »
It's definitely not out of the question that you got some improperly packaged hops, especially if your supplier repackages them.

The hose insert you're referring to sounds like it would go into the beer line; these have been around a while, at least in home-made form.

In order to reduce pressure on the gas side, you need a regulator, so for four beers that would mean a splitter/manifold and three more regulators. At the homebrew scale you can compromise and manually adjust the regulator to each pressure (easier to go lowest to highest), topping the kegs off every day and/or after a session... if you can remember.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: New to kegging
« on: December 20, 2017, 04:33:10 PM »
But there's no absolute need to do so, either.  Ever seen the bottling line at your local brewery? Of course not, they don't let anybody in there for sanitary reasons.  But I guarantee the routine with caps is: rip bag open, dump in hopper, repeat.  A new bag fresh from the manufacturer is pretty darn clean. Keep them closed up and they remain so.  In nearly 3 decades I've never sanitized caps.  So many other things to worry about, but it's up to you.

Varying degrees of paranoia I guess. I've always sanitized caps at either scale.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: New to kegging
« on: December 20, 2017, 04:22:54 PM »
The way they work is, they are activated by contact with moisture, and then almost instantaneously exhaust all their capacity to absorb oxygen.  If you cap on foam, they will be activated by contact with the foam.  If they get wet beforehand,  they are just plain caps that cost you serious coin.

James Spencer of Basic Brewing asked this question of the manufacturer years ago and the response was that the O2 scavenging reaction has a half-life of several hours, and there's no reason not to sanitize the caps before bottling.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: CO2 "Washing" Secondary Fermenter
« on: December 18, 2017, 10:47:27 PM »
Fermentation generated co2 (pure) goes out the primary to the bottom of the secondary, then fills the secondary and out the airlock.  Hell attach a keg in there as well!  Fermentation generates 25 times the volume of the beer produced.

Wouldn't that leave O2 at ~1% though? CO2 evolution from fermentation isn't fast enough to displace the air, only dilute it.

The Pub / Re: Wham!
« on: December 12, 2017, 04:26:05 PM »

Ingredients / Re: Denali
« on: December 06, 2017, 02:24:15 PM »
Just did an all-Denali IPA. Really nice tangerine and lemon flavor, but more subtle than I would have expected for the oil content, even at 2.5 lb/bbl. I think it could go well in the lead role but backed up by something more assertive like Centennial or Amarillo.

Edit: Looked at the recipe and it was actually 3 lb/bbl, evenly split between 20 min, 10 min, whirlpool, and dry hop.

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