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Ingredients / Re: Juniper tree
« on: Today at 02:52:06 PM »
Check with your local university extension. Always the best place IMO.

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The Pub / Re: Good deal on Zymatic
« on: Today at 09:06:31 AM »
Not just beer companies, anti alcohol groups as well. I'm sure retailer groups throw a few bucks towards protecting their market as well.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: kolsch observations
« on: Today at 09:03:51 AM »
I've pitched at 58. Gives a bit of sulfur (not lager yeast levels) when that cold, but bringing it up will get rid of it.

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Equipment and Software / Re: How to build a herms setup???
« on: Today at 08:58:43 AM »
You would likely only be able to run one element at a time, which is fine as you don't need to run both. You don't need to power the kettle intel you've sparge don't enough to cover the element by a couple of inches and by then you wouldn't need the HLT element powered.

I'd go with the highest wattage possible for the HLT and a 4500w ripple in the kettle. Many people use 5500w just fine, but I would worry about scorching or darkening (likely an unwarranted worry)

When using a system like RIMS and HERMS, the goal is to get the wort to 170 for mashout, not the entire grain bed. You still need to sparge unless you opt to run no-sparge.

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Beer Recipes / Re: another NE IPA - Torrified Wheat / Flaked corn ?
« on: April 29, 2017, 09:09:04 PM »
That looks like pear/apple cider me. I'm sure some are "cheating" and throwing flour in the kettle

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Beer Recipes / Re: another NE IPA - Torrified Wheat / Flaked corn ?
« on: April 29, 2017, 09:01:12 PM »
Ditch the wheat and carapils and target 15-20% oats

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Beer Recipes / Re: another NE IPA - Torrified Wheat / Flaked corn ?
« on: April 29, 2017, 08:45:00 PM »
Oats. Lots of oats.

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Beer Recipes / Re: another NE IPA - Torrified Wheat / Flaked corn ?
« on: April 29, 2017, 08:40:15 PM »
Nope. It will lighten the body. Used by macro lager brewers for that very reason.

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Beer Recipes / Re: another NE IPA - Torrified Wheat / Flaked corn ?
« on: April 29, 2017, 08:30:34 PM »
Flaked corn will not provide haze. Not enough proteins.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: kolsch observations
« on: April 29, 2017, 03:26:34 PM »
I wanted to use 2565 because I prefer wyeast over WL(don't like the new packaging) but LHBS was out of both! So ended heading to another shop and they only had 029.  Any difference between the two as far as clearing/aging?


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029 clears much easier and quicker than 2565
So true. I too prefer Wyeast for no demonstrable reason, but I'm likely to use 029 over 2565. Unless the 029 is old.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: kolsch observations
« on: April 29, 2017, 09:37:27 AM »
I use nelson. Helps drive the wine quality from 2565. I don't care about tradition.

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The Pub / Re: Good deal on Zymatic
« on: April 29, 2017, 07:27:38 AM »
Being able to pay with Apple Pay is dangerous. One thumb print on the phone leads to a hand print on the face once the significant other finds out.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Diacetyl, already in key
« on: April 28, 2017, 07:51:13 PM »
What is an O2 Nazi?


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A skinhead whose stomping grounds are primarily in North Greenwich London?

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Equipment and Software / How to build a herms setup???
« on: April 27, 2017, 04:47:47 PM »
Any PID should do the trick, but you will also need to add in and SSVR to limit the voltage to the 4500w element. High gravity brewing may have a controller that would work for you.

ETA - 3500w elements exist, not sure if they are stainless or not.

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Equipment and Software / How to build a herms setup???
« on: April 27, 2017, 07:11:53 AM »
If you're going to invest in an electric system, might as well not half ass it. Have an electrician upgrade your circuit to a 30a gfi minimum. This will give you more than enough power for a 5500w element, panel, and pumps.

I'd start with with electric brewery as mentioned above. Spike has an all in system now as well. Basically based around the same design. Both are zero automation outside of holding temperature. PIDs with ramp function exist, but are a PIA to program with four buttons.

Hosehead controllers are RPi based and have more automation. This is the only out of the box micro controller solution I know of.

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