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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Collecting data at NHC?
« on: April 30, 2015, 06:27:29 PM »
There's plenty of homebrew being shared any time the hospitality suite is open. You shouldn't have any problem finding volunteers.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Chronically unable to acheive targeted FG
« on: April 30, 2015, 10:27:54 AM »
If 100% extract doesn't attenuate as well as grain, I wonder if it would help doing a partial mash with a few lbs of 2-row?  If so, how much should I use?

Each pound of 2-row will convert twice its own weight in other grains, so for most any mini-mash a pound would be enough. Expect each pound of grain in the mash to contribute around 0.004-0.006 SG in 5 gal of wort.

This could also just be a recipe issue, especially if you're already using 10% simple sugars. Make sure to use only the lightest extract you can find and get your color and flavor from the specialty grains.

It's also difficult, verging on impossible, to tell the difference between two FGs that close, so at a certain level you just can't sweat it.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Kegerator Location
« on: April 29, 2015, 05:03:21 PM »
Between kitchen and living room. Cuz its beer.

This. I took the doors off the laundry closet so that it's smack in the middle of the house.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Clam chowder saison
« on: April 28, 2015, 04:18:07 PM »
was it a stout to drink while eating oysters ( no oysters included) , or were there oysters (bivalves) or hog danglers actually included ?

Hanging beef, this being Colorado and all. A trivially small amount though - something like a dozen in a 10 bbl batch IIRC.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Clam chowder saison
« on: April 28, 2015, 03:50:30 PM »
Nothing can surprise me now that I've had Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout.

Equipment and Software / Re: Good buy and help
« on: April 28, 2015, 09:50:40 AM »
If you're going to use the small cartridges, why not just put a Schrader valve on it? A full-on keg post seems like overkill for this.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Picnic Faucet Alternatives
« on: April 27, 2015, 09:51:08 AM »
With or without the flow control just works great. Never leaks.

IME, the flow control ones are very difficult to keep from leaking around that itty bitty side seal. We ended up replacing all of ours with regular Perlicks.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Length and diameter of beer/gas lines
« on: April 27, 2015, 09:22:56 AM »
From what I'm reading, beer line length and diameter can have a dramatic impact on kegged beer. I'll really only need a very short distance of beer line as I'm running a picnic faucet setup that is staying inside my freezer. Do I want to go longer for any reason? What about diameter?

You need the pressure drop in the system (keg fittings, tubing, faucet, gravity, etc.) to balance out the head pressure on the keg. For an extremely short line, it would be nice to use 1/8" ID beverage line, but it may not fit on all your fittings. For 3/16" line, you'll want at least 5 ft (at 10 psi) and probably closer to 10 ft for normal serving pressure.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Spring 2015 Beer Swap
« on: April 16, 2015, 12:06:12 PM »
I'd prefer a one-on-one swap, but if not, oh well, this works.

Too bad, Dave… You're getting some "vacuum-brewed" beers whether you like it or not.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Mole Stout advice?
« on: April 16, 2015, 12:04:37 PM »
Have you tried emailing Ska? Personally I think that beer is nasty, which is why I don't have the recipe any more, but I'm sure they'd help you out.

Events / Re: Time to kill after the NHC
« on: April 16, 2015, 07:52:18 AM »
No plans yet, but I'm in the same boat flight-wise. I was thinking I'd just take the trolley downtown and visit a couple more breweries. Probably don't want to go to the beach without being able to shower before my flight.

Ingredients / Re: Cocoa powder - how much?
« on: April 16, 2015, 07:50:23 AM »
Using Dutch process cocoa, and adding it at flameout (30 min whirlpool), I'll go with anywhere from 10-30 g/gal, depending on how much I want to come through. My last cocoa stout used 100 g in a 6 gal batch and I wish it had been a little more intense.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewing during the drought
« on: April 13, 2015, 10:57:20 PM »
I have yet to hear anyone coherently explain "lawns"...

Beer Recipes / Re: Outer Space IPA
« on: April 13, 2015, 10:47:50 AM »
I've been looking around for the hops because my LHBS doesn't have apollo of pioneer. I can't find a single place online that has pioneer hops. I only know the places you guys suggest, but nobody had them.

Pioneer might be tough to find, but Apollo and Galaxy will make a great IIPA. I'd go with somewhere around 8-12 oz of hops total, roughly 1/3 of that in the dry hop. Nothing wrong with either grain bill; I personally like ~5% medium crystal.

The Pub / Re: My new keggerator.
« on: April 12, 2015, 03:08:46 PM »
Yeah, I'm thinking Jonathan's moved...

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