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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: October 19, 2017, 11:41:29 AM »

Munich Dunkel made with Weyermann Barke Munich Malt.


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Man that looks delicious.  Anything else in the grist?


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Beer Recipes / Re: Dryhop Imperial Red or Just Whirlpool?
« on: October 14, 2017, 11:40:52 AM »
Looking for a balance in the aroma - don't want to cover up the great crystal malty and tasty aromas but some hop punch would be good.  Maybe a small dose like you suggest would be just right


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Beer Recipes / Dryhop Imperial Red or Just Whirlpool?
« on: October 14, 2017, 06:18:32 AM »
Working on an imperial red/amber for the holidays but i keep going back and forth on whether to dryhop it or not, or whether to just do a longer whirlpool (>45min).  any thoughts or opinions out there?

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BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: IMPERIAL RED ALE
Brewer: Blatz
Asst Brewer:
Style: American Amber Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 15.41 gal
Post Boil Volume: 13.54 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 13.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 13.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.075 SG
Estimated Color: 14.6 SRM
Estimated IBU: 62.7 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 77.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 77.0 %
Boil Time: 70 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
15 lbs                Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         1        43.5 %       
10 lbs                Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM)         Grain         2        29.0 %       
6 lbs                 Munich Malt - 10L (6.6 SRM)              Grain         3        17.4 %       
1 lbs 12.0 oz         Caraaroma (130.0 SRM)                    Grain         4        5.1 %         
1 lbs 12.0 oz         Carared (20.0 SRM)                       Grain         5        5.1 %         
0.75 oz               Apollo - 2012 [18.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min  Hop           6        17.9 IBUs     
2.00 oz               Cascade 2015 [9.30 %] - Boil 15.0 min    Hop           7        11.9 IBUs     
2.00 oz               Citra 2015 [14.10 %] - Boil 15.0 min     Hop           8        18.1 IBUs     
2.00 oz               Simcoe 2015 [11.60 %] - Boil 15.0 min    Hop           9        14.9 IBUs     
2.50 oz               Cascade 2015 [9.30 %] - Steep/Whirlpool  Hop           10       0.0 IBUs     
2.50 oz               Citra 2015 [14.10 %] - Steep/Whirlpool   Hop           11       0.0 IBUs     
2.50 oz               Simcoe 2015 [11.60 %] - Steep/Whirlpool  Hop           12       0.0 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) [124.21 Yeast         13       -             


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I'll try that;  it's currently just below the rubber on the kegs.


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Probe is generally pinched between two kegs.  I have a damprid container in there.  Beer comes out within a degree or two of what the Rancho temp says too.


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I seem to develop ice buildup in my converted chest freezer kegerator rather quickly, as compared to my exact same model chest freezer (for conditioning) albeit without a collar.

The kegerator has a 2x6' collar built on top, caulked on two separate occasions to ensure gaps were filled, then I put a cut to collar foam insulation strip around, caulked that and filled any large gaps with spray foam insulation.

The lid seats well on top of the collar. I do have a fan inside to push cold air to the tap box.

My conditioning fridge sits outside in the garage, same temp control.  Living in florida, my expectation would be that this conditioning fridge in the garage would have much more frequent ice buildup.  yet exactly the opposite happens.

What gives?  Should I buy weather stripping for the lid?

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sierra Nevada 2017 Oktoberfest
« on: October 04, 2017, 12:52:30 PM »
At my club's recent O'fest party, one of my Master judge friends with at least a half dozen trips to Germany said that the beer was too bitter for style. I think it 'might' be a little bit too bitter, but not enough to knock it from style. I still say its a fine beer.

it is indeed bitter, but its a damned fine beer.  I bought some Weihenstephaner Festbier and Paulaner Marzen and Wiesn.  those are all different animals than the SN, and of course, excellent examples of their respective styles.  I enjoy the hell out of the SN one though, styles be damned, variety be celebrated.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: October 03, 2017, 12:22:58 PM »
Man I'm thirsty.  Beautiful beers fellas.  That amber Ale is exceptional.


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Ingredients / Re: Hops Glut?
« on: September 26, 2017, 11:59:57 AM »
was wondering about this being inevitable not only due to flattening in the industry growth but with so many varieties that continue to pop up. 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: September 15, 2017, 05:07:00 PM »
Thanks fellas.  We were blessed and had no damage due to Irma.  Stress yes, but that is behind us now...


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: September 15, 2017, 03:38:32 PM »
American Amber...simple, elegant and perfect on a Friday afternoon




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The Pub / Re: Avery Brewing
« on: September 15, 2017, 11:55:35 AM »
Yeah, we had lunch there; the food was great.

I saw when I pulled up your response, that you did mention that in the OP.  I only saw the pics originally. my bad.

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The Pub / Re: Avery Brewing
« on: September 15, 2017, 11:27:02 AM »
it is a beautiful facility.  fresh avery IPA on tap is otherworldly.  did you get a chance to eat there? I thought the restaurant was outstanding too!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: post hurricane advice
« on: September 15, 2017, 07:49:48 AM »
Hey All,

Hurricane Irma came through my town and although not too much damage to house, we are still out of power. Unfortunately, I had two 5gals fermenting at 68. Since the hurricane, they have been in 82 degree range. Any chance these will be any good or should I go ahead and trash them?

Thx

Z

how long were they fermenting before you lost power?

One was just a week and other was two weeks at the time, so now 2 weeks and 3 weeks

primary fermentation was most likely fully complete on both then;  I wouldn't worry at all - they should be just fine.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: post hurricane advice
« on: September 15, 2017, 06:53:17 AM »
Hey All,

Hurricane Irma came through my town and although not too much damage to house, we are still out of power. Unfortunately, I had two 5gals fermenting at 68. Since the hurricane, they have been in 82 degree range. Any chance these will be any good or should I go ahead and trash them?

Thx

Z

how long were they fermenting before you lost power?

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