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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Kill temp for yeast
« on: September 25, 2016, 11:38:21 AM »
Is your goal to pasteurize or are you wondering when yeast starts dying as temp increases?

Pasteurization kills all the yeast rather than some. So their is a recommended temp and time at that temp to achieve pasteurization.

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General Homebrew Discussion / The Decline of Homebrewing
« on: September 25, 2016, 10:46:01 AM »
I think one reason people quit is home brewing is not easy to get right on the first few batches. Especially if you are used to good quality craft beer. Your first few batches will not compare.
Maybe, but who knocks pizza dough or bread out the park first time? Maybe risk/reward is high due to the amount of time.

I do brew to save money. Beer is stupid expensive right now. $6+ bombers, $10+ six packs, $7+ pints. If I factored the time at minimum wage, I'd still be saving on a 10 gallon batch. I think it is unfair to factor time when it is also my hobby. If i wasn't brewing, I'd be out spending or watching tv.
I think many people quit all kinds of things that are hard.  Lots of people receive home brew equipment as a gift, give a try a few times and move on.

I agree home brewing is cheaper as long as you don't count the value of your time and probably you need to exclude equipment cost. The way I see it equipment and time are costs associated with my hobby. Ingredients, fuel, CO2 are costs associated with the beer.

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General Homebrew Discussion / The Decline of Homebrewing
« on: September 25, 2016, 10:25:57 AM »
I think one reason people quit is home brewing is not easy to get right on the first few batches. Especially if you are used to good quality craft beer. Your first few batches will not compare.

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Beer Travel / Where am I?
« on: September 24, 2016, 10:09:30 AM »


So, where was I yesterday? Let Google image search choke on that!
Bodegraven? Brouwerij de Molen.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: The Decline of Homebrewing
« on: September 23, 2016, 07:00:39 PM »
I just hope enough people quit homebrewing for me to pick up a lightly used zymatic for $500.
Me, too!

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Beer Travel / Re: Where am I?
« on: September 23, 2016, 01:08:24 PM »
Google image search ;)
So, I'll have to limit to only photos I take next time. I wonder if google can find similar photos.

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General Homebrew Discussion / The Decline of Homebrewing
« on: September 23, 2016, 10:45:09 AM »
I don't really disagree, but nearly strained myself with the eyeroll at this quote (emphasis mine):

“I’m a pro brewer who literally cannot stand homebrewing since I’ve gone pro,” emails Jen Nad from Montreal. “Just doesn’t interest me, not much free time anymore, or rather it’s so time consuming and messy that I’m not willing to sacrifice my free time to do something I can do at work that’s a million times more fun and better tasting.”
The quotes from pro brewers who don't want to homebrew add no value to the article. It's no surprise most of us don't want our hobby to be what we do for a living.

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Beer Travel / Where am I?
« on: September 23, 2016, 09:43:09 AM »
Idaho falls?
Good job! The first shot was Idaho Falls Brewing Company specifically.

Idaho Falls has potatoes, Idaho National Laboratory, an LDS temple (Fig 2), the Snake River with very nice water falls downtown, and 2 breweries. I tried both breweries.  Both were good. I am glad I visited.

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Beer Travel / Re: Where am I?
« on: September 22, 2016, 07:16:52 PM »
Okay, Homoeccentricus, where am I?


Fig. 1. Outside


Fig. 2. The men's room wall.


Fig. 3. Around town.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: September 22, 2016, 05:35:28 PM »
Thanks, Tommy. One of my favorite times of the year. Cooler temps, football, leaves turning, Oktoberfest. Not bad.
What's a turning leaf? Says the man from the south...

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: September 22, 2016, 04:23:47 PM »
Great looking beer and sounds like a great party.

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Ingredients / Brewtan B experiment
« on: September 21, 2016, 07:59:38 PM »
I can't do the experiment in time but I am interested in the instructions for the experiment. I just got Brewtan-B last week. Now I need to learn to use it.

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Ingredients / Re: Brewtan B
« on: September 21, 2016, 05:51:53 PM »
So, who's the first to incorporate one of these into their brewery?

http://store.liqui-cel.com/



Hadn't seen those. I'll bet somebody here jumps on one, for the outlet side of their RO system.


Edit - If you're committed to low O2 water, it would beat the hell out of preboiling.
The cheap ones have tens of milliliters per minute flow rates. At 20 ml/minute it would take 3 hours to process 1 gallon. You would need to think ahead to make your water.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Hoppy Lager/Non traditional pilsner
« on: September 21, 2016, 03:03:39 PM »
Tommy, for our Hops Fell Hop Lager I use Magnum for bittering and a blend of cascade, Tettnanger and Madarina for WP hops. I also use a 10 min addition of Manadarina. Malt is a blend of Pils, Vienna, Flaked Maize and cara foam. Not sure if you have had HFHL but it has no dankness to it, rather it has bright citrus notes and a medium light body.
I have had HFHL twice. That's the beer that gave me the idea. Thanks for all the info.

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Beer Recipes / Hoppy Lager/Non traditional pilsner
« on: September 21, 2016, 09:02:42 AM »
I recently made a hoppy lager which had CTZ for bittering (@ 60 min, 32 IBU) and Cascade for flavor and aroma (0.5 oz hop stand in 3G batch).  The beer is good but has a dankness that I would like to avoid on future versions. I like the dankness in an IPA, but, in a hoppy lager I think the dankness masks the clean crisp flavor I would like.

Question: did the CTZ cause the dankness or was it more likely the Cascade? I can bitter with Chinook or Magnum next time. I am out of Cascade so for the next version I am thinking Centennial or Galaxy. I also have Simcoe, Amarillo, and Ekuanot (HBC366). I think Simcoe and Amarillo may have similar dankness issues. I've never used Ekuanot. Thoughts?

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