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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Gelatin finings and oxidation?
« on: December 12, 2017, 03:27:25 PM »
I do the same thing as you with the following exceptions: I use beer off the same tap that I am going to fine instead of water and I don't mix after adding the gelatin.
I usually purge it afterwards as Jeff said above.
I wonder how you bottle for competitions.  Perhaps the O2 is getting in at that point of the process.

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Ingredients / Re: Weyermann CaraRye
« on: December 09, 2017, 06:38:48 AM »
Thanks for the write up. A rye beer is on my list to brew.
Me too.  Hmm...CaraRye.

What do folks think about adding some caraway seed to the wort at some point?
Better to dry seed later.  I have done it often and I like the way it makes the beer taste like rye bread.

Really?  You just dump the seeds in after fermentation?
Well, I put them in a muslin bag first and usually add it to the keg.

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Ingredients / Re: Weyermann CaraRye
« on: December 06, 2017, 09:01:29 AM »
Thanks for the write up. A rye beer is on my list to brew.
Me too.  Hmm...CaraRye.

What do folks think about adding some caraway seed to the wort at some point?
Better to dry seed later.  I have done it often and I like the way it makes the beer taste like rye bread.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Hochkurz No-Sparge
« on: December 04, 2017, 02:43:54 PM »
Anybody feel like sharing their inside joke?

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Cleaning your bottling gun
« on: December 03, 2017, 11:42:09 AM »
I would run iodaphor solution through it, after the PBW.

Why IO star instead of starsan? I cannot find much information on iodophor other than it doesn’t foam as much and can tint your lines after heavy use.

Is Starsan sufficient? It’s cleaned my carboy just fine.
Starsan is more selective while iodophors kills everything.  I prefer it even though it does tend to stain things if left for a while.

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The Pub / Re: Long Strange Trip - Yellowhammer Journey
« on: December 03, 2017, 07:04:20 AM »
Wow.
I seem to remember when you were showing us samples of the proposed logo.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: FG questions
« on: December 02, 2017, 06:34:20 AM »
Did you use a refractometer to measure the final gravity?  If so, you need to convert the measurement to make up for the alcohol. 
If you used a hydrometer, then 1.030 is pretty sweet and full.  Either you didn’t let it ferment long enough or the yeast got tired and gave up.
What as the O.G.?

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All Things Food / Re: Thanksgiving Leftovers
« on: November 26, 2017, 07:56:19 PM »
We made waffles this morning with the leftover dressing.  It was delicious.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: BJCP questions
« on: November 25, 2017, 07:09:12 PM »
Session IPA is like an overhopped APA, which is great if you want to win competitions.  A few judges might ding an overhopped APA, but most probably won't.

I would.
Me, too.  I can appreciate an APA on the higher end of the hop scale, but not to the extent of a session IPA.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: On tap for the holidays
« on: November 25, 2017, 02:46:08 PM »
Rye APA two ways, one with 34/70, the other with Abbey yeast, Rye Saison, and just brewed a Rye German Pils yesterday. 
I like Rye.

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Equipment and Software / Re: malt mill
« on: November 25, 2017, 02:43:57 PM »
I checked my records and see that I got my JSP in January, 1993.  It still works fine with no modifications after about 350 batches.  I have an electric motor and a big pulley hooked up to it to turn it at low rpm’s.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Sierra Nevada Celebration
« on: November 16, 2017, 06:04:33 AM »
Just had one tonight. This is a good vintage.

So, does this qualify as a Red IPA or just plain American IPA according to BJCP?

Good either way. Just something I think about.

A classic example of American IPA.
I thought about using it as an IPA in a recent bjcp exam I administered, but figured too many people would recognize it.  It is pretty distinctive, I think.

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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: November 06, 2017, 03:08:03 PM »
We had some nice whiskies at McMennamins - gin as well.
I have an Irish Whisky advent calendar this year with a dram a day for 25 days.  I hope we can keep up.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Sierra Nevada Celebration
« on: November 03, 2017, 05:44:36 AM »
I've already had two six-packs this season.  It is amber, not red. 
Such a good beer.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Smoked Helles Advice
« on: November 01, 2017, 05:35:26 PM »
I built a box with screen-bottomed shelves and connected it to my Weber grill with 16 feet of 4-inch duct tubing.  It works pretty well at keeping the smoke within 10F of ambient.  You may not want to go to this extreme, but it has worked really well for me.  The box holds a whole sack of malt if full, but can do well with smaller amounts.  It's a good method for smoking cheese as well.

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