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All Grain Brewing / Re: OG way off. Help! How did I screw it up?
« on: May 28, 2017, 06:33:41 PM »
I agree with all the above - volumes, crush, and accurate temp measurement may all be playing a part. Also, software is totally inaccurate in estimating OG without entering your efficiency on your system. For example, using someone's posted recipe in amounts (instead of % ) never takes onto account the efficiency you're able to attain, therefore your OG could vary considerably.

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Looks fantastic. Nice smoke ring!

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Sucks. I've dumped more than a few over 20+ years, though most often to open up a tap for something I like better. Do you think the hops were actually Saaz? Did you bitter with Saaz only? It's obviously easy to get a lot of vegetal matter bittering with a 2.5ish % AA hop. Did you dry hop? Just curious where the excess grassiness could've come from.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 28, 2017, 11:24:52 AM »
Looks great. Flavor holding up well (I know it's early) ?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 28, 2017, 10:33:20 AM »
That color!


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Yeah, a little more gold than this pic in person. It's a really pretty gold color. Went simple - 70 Castle pils, 30 Vienna. I don't like to crash/lager a saison ( being a yeast driven style) so it's as clear as I like it. Much clearer and the yeast character drops.

Jon,

What's your take on the vienna in there?

It's great - toasty, a little bready. Not doughy IMO. Maybe at a higher % ?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 27, 2017, 03:53:17 PM »
The beer looks amazing.


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Thanks,man.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 27, 2017, 03:23:39 PM »
That color!


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Yeah, a little more gold than this pic in person. It's a really pretty gold color. Went simple - 70 Castle pils, 30 Vienna. I don't like to crash/lager a saison ( being a yeast driven style) so it's as clear as I like it. Much clearer and the yeast character drops.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 27, 2017, 03:19:15 PM »
Thanks. Totally is, Dan. At 7% with no fusels at all, goes down maybe a little too easy.   ;D

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 27, 2017, 03:14:07 PM »
Rustic/3726 Saison late hopped with a little Lemon Drop. Has an earthy, peppery, slightly fruity yeast character, with the added slight lemony hop character. A really good beer.



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I do this all the time.  After serving a few pints from a keg not attached to gas the pressure will have dropped a bit and will pour slower, but won't lose too much carbonation.  When it gets slower I add more pressure, but don't leave the CO2 attached to the serving keg.


Same here.

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Hmmm, highly suspect. Last I recall that stuff was clear, not yellow.

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Yeah, I honestly think I had less than one bottle of that swill total ever, but remember it being clear. Maybe it's like a nice year old Westmalle now. Or nothing like that at all.  ;D

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewing Dream
« on: May 25, 2017, 12:36:21 PM »
Don't worry - and for what it is worth, the best homebrewer I know uses DME in his RIS batches - he plans on it to get the batch right due to mash tun limitations.  And I can attest to his award winning beers...they are fantastic.  I won't give away his name, but he is an "AllStar".  So don't be afraid to use your DME on an "allgrain" batch.

Cheers!


Totally agree.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Water Question
« on: May 25, 2017, 10:49:07 AM »
RO water. Either purchased or your own filter.


Yep. Just my opinion - municipal water supplies can change in mineral makeup throughout the year, so unless you send off to Ward every few months (or are on a well), you don't really know what you're working with. RO water and a cheap TDS meter gives you control.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Keg Setup
« on: May 25, 2017, 09:35:19 AM »
The gas line is what goes from the CO2 regulator to the gas in post of the keg. The liquid out post of the keg (via a QD) connects the beer line on one end, and the other end of the beer line goes up through the tower and connects to the faucet with a clamp.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Can't Decide on Hop Bill – Need Help
« on: May 24, 2017, 03:19:28 PM »
MarvinS - Lots of options there. Being an APA, I agree with Steve's advice to bitter with the Warrior. I like its smoother bitterness in APA (where I bitter AIPA with Columbus or Chinook for more assertive bitterness). The two blends you mentioned are both great. Can't go wrong with either. Cascade or Centennial could be blended seamlessly into either of those blends. I've made several pale ales with Cascade, Centennial, and Amarillo late - old school but really good. And Mosaic/Simcoe alone works really well, too. I don't think you'll go wrong whatever you do, but I'd personally leave the Apollo out here - it's assertive in bitterness and when used late (it can be good in IPA). Let us know how it comes out!


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