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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Cost of a Sixer?
« on: June 24, 2017, 12:59:10 PM »
I couldn't agree more. Prices are crazy and to be honest these shelf's seem to hold more every time i go to binnny's. I don't know who is buying all this beer at these prices but its not me. Occasionally only is all i can afford. That makes homebrewing all that much sweeter imo.

All Grain Brewing / Re: BIAB and sparging
« on: June 24, 2017, 04:38:58 AM »
I do BIAB and get about 75% efficiency without sparging.

 I have a round perforated aluminum pizza baking sheet that I place over the brew kettle to drain the bag and I squeeze the heck out of the grain bag.  Then I place the bag into a relatively clean bucket while I light the fire under the boil kettle.  After about 10 minutes, I remove the bag from the bucket and pour the additional amount of wort that has accumulated into the boil kettle.

Maybe I could get a bit more efficiency if I sparged, but I like to make the process as simple as possible.

Im right at 75%  with you and like you i like to keep the whole process as simple as possible. I just let the bag hang above the kettle until the boil starts then dump it . I am a squeezer though. :)

General Homebrew Discussion / bottling a Belgian trippel
« on: June 11, 2017, 09:26:01 AM »
I brewed this 2 weeks ago og was 1072 and now im at 1010. This beer tastes smooth right now! Ive read that this beer should sit for around a month min before I even consider botteling. Im at 85% attenuation now. Thoughts? Then im concerned about bottle bombs. 3.3 vol is what most calculators call for on a belgian triple. I suspect my standard bottles wont hanle it. Any suggestions? Thanks guys.

Yeast and Fermentation / omega DIPA yeast question
« on: May 21, 2017, 03:37:58 AM »
So I brewed todaya 5gal batch and will pitch tomorrow. (I do no chill) and i did a 2 cup 1035 gravity starter with the above yeast. I did the starter yesterday morning and its ripping already. My question is can I split this starter and keep half for my next brew? My final gravity for the beer im pitching this into is 1057..

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Buying in bulk
« on: May 16, 2017, 06:38:35 AM »
OI buy hops in 1LB bags for the cost. I vac seal them and keep them in the freezer. And to be honest I have hops that are over a year old and still smell good. Grain I buy 2 row in full bags and everything else in 5 LB or less bags- unmilled! If you dont have a vac sealer then bulk hops is not the way to go.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Homebrewing tv show
« on: May 14, 2017, 09:55:32 AM »
Why because of the 5 second golden road logo at the end of the show? Sorry man I just don't get your angle " it's a ABI commercial" it's a poorly produced homebrew show.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Homebrewing tv show
« on: May 14, 2017, 09:24:26 AM »
The idea itself is a tough sell. Home brewing is far from mainstream and never will be so what kind of a potential audience could u ever achieve? Who would ever want to throw money at something like this show with no possible returns? Denny no offense but I don't understand how this show could be self serving?

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You have to take a gravity reading to know where your beer is. Just do it and dont worry about disturbing the hops. I would bet its done fermenting.

Beer Recipes / Re: thoughts on this big boy
« on: April 28, 2017, 05:09:21 PM »
So I pull a sample and FG is 1.012 which is fine but the hops r not coming thru i dry hopped with 1 oz ea simco citra and amarillo for 5 days and 5 days later 1/2 oz ea the same - what should i do? More dry hop I dont get much on the nose no heat either?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Dry hopping pellets?
« on: April 27, 2017, 03:16:51 PM »
It will drop

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Where'd my 5 gallon brew go??
« on: April 27, 2017, 01:20:25 PM »
I haven't tried this yet but one he gets to the level he is happy at carb wise cant he just pop all the bottles and recap? Or will it continue to carbonate?

When did you add the sugar? The boil?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: I'm In A Slump
« on: April 27, 2017, 11:14:59 AM »
The last slump I had was in my last hobby woodworking. 2+ years ago and my fire has still not rekindled. Its about the time my neighbor introduced me to home brewing. I think I was just plain ass burned out, needed a change and a new challenge and I had done some pretty large projects one after another and just burned out.
When I brew in the garage im surrounded by all my tools and I have no intention of parting with them just haven't got the fire back. Home brewing I think I will do for quite some time as you can always take short breaks look for recipes that inspire you or taste something that makes you say I can brew that. I also believe
that you can always go back to a tried and true recipe and knock it out of the park.   

All Grain Brewing / Re: When and how to adjust mash pH
« on: April 21, 2017, 03:18:25 AM »
starting off with RO water and using Bru'n water, mas ph reading have gone the way of Iodine starch conversion tests. After so many times of hitting my desired mash ph ( or getting damned close) I don't feel the need to confirm it anymore.
I was in this boat, but a sack of Red X has changed my opinion. I always thought a pH meter would be the very last think I'd buy.

Care to explain? I dont understand?

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Multiple strains for saison
« on: April 20, 2017, 01:57:36 AM »
Omega Saisonstein is a really unique hybrid strain.  I truly think it is one of the better strains out there even though it took some time/age for me to love it.  I will say go about 60% carb sugar if you're bottle conditioning.  It really is a beast when it comes to chewing up fermentables.

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I agree!!

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: omega hot head yeast
« on: April 13, 2017, 02:22:55 AM »
Not to be rude, but putting a carboy full of beer in the sun would be the LAST thing I would do.  I did a skunking experiment once, with cream ale in Corona bottles.  They were noticeably skunked after about 7 minutes, and it got considerably worse with samples exposed in various amounts up to about 45 min.  I wish I could post you the pictures of this trial, but the NB forum has purged a ton of its core content.    :'(

I ferment in white plastic buckets. I know what your saying though- good point! Not recomended to throw  glas carboy in the sun. Im not a fan of glass anyhow.]

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