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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Pure Pitch?
« on: Today at 09:20:25 PM »
1 - that's hilarious
2 - I'm sure it's between the pouch and the laminate or coating from the orbiting

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: IPL guidelines
« on: Today at 03:07:23 PM »
It can be whatever you want it to be. I would start with a base lager that you are already comfortable with, increase the og and hops.

Beer Recipes / Re: Commission brew/Blue Moon style beer
« on: Today at 12:26:57 PM »

You will want to sub a good amount of the wheat malt with flaked wheat.

could you explain why?
Traditionally a wit will have a large amount of unmalted grains. I have no idea if blue moon is the case, but I know hoegarden is somewhere around 30% flaked wheat.

Beer Recipes / Re: Commission brew/Blue Moon style beer
« on: Today at 10:19:55 AM »
You will want to sub a good amount of the wheat malt with flaked wheat.

You could do all three if you want, but stage them at different times. You already said you don't like hop forward beers, so maybe go easy. I would try a half ounce citra and .5 ounce of another c-hop at 5 or 10 minutes.

If this were my beer, I would go ounce total at 0, ounce total at 10, magnum (or another good bittering hop) to get it to about 30-35 ibu. Dry hop is optional.

I agree you are low on the late hops for an apa. Looking more in blonde territory. I recommend pairing the citra with something. I don't like it solo. Amarillo, cascade, centennial, and simcoe are all good choices.

Wood/Casks / Re: How to proceed with oak cubes?
« on: August 03, 2015, 08:52:38 AM »

It comes in handy with *ahem* other hobbies too. ;)
Making mosaics with different shades of toast?

Equipment and Software / Re: BJCP 15 App
« on: August 03, 2015, 05:39:08 AM »

So see this post made me realize I haven't downloaded the guidelines for the iPhone, so I just did.  I got an email saying my ID downloaded an iBook.  I'm assuming these guidelines are now classified as an iBook?  The previous 2008 Guidelines just downloaded as an app.
I got an app version. Not developed by the same person as 2008.

I have had 3-piece airlocks with small cracks where the post connects to the body. The result was an empty airlock by morning. Might be worth a look. 

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Alright guys need help
« on: July 31, 2015, 08:59:43 PM »
Sorry to hear that. Don't mess with your back.

Winches and pulleys could help. Have you thought about going smaller? Maybe team up with a brew buddy and let him/her do all the heavy lifting?

The Pub / Mr. Robot
« on: July 31, 2015, 04:34:55 PM »
My favorite is how dark crime labs are on shows like CSI. Second favorite is how many people Jack Bauer can kill in 24 hours. Realistic makes for bad TV.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Massive Head, Minimal Carbonation in Keg
« on: July 31, 2015, 09:40:17 AM »

Do you guys keep that pressure for the taps too?

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Yup. Changing the pressure will change the level of carbonation, over time at least.

Kegging and Bottling / Massive Head, Minimal Carbonation in Keg
« on: July 31, 2015, 09:37:25 AM »
You leave it until it is done. I'd say about 2 weeks is perfect for lazy carbonation.

Let taste be your guide.

Ingredients / Where to buy online Iodine test?
« on: July 30, 2015, 05:25:00 PM »
Amazon? You can't get it at a drug store/chemist?

In all honestly, I don't ever do iodine tests. Malts these days convert without issue.

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