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Kegging and Bottling / Upgrade time
« on: May 08, 2013, 08:06:27 AM »
My duo tap tower and hardware to install it are due to be delivered today. It is a 3 inch tower that will be replacing a 2 1/2 inch tower so I will be doing some modification to bolt it on. No problem. What I am apprehensive about is the modification to my regulator. I need to take the shutoff valve off, put a splitter on, and put the shutoff valve and the new shutoff valve onto that. And I have never been any good with that teflon tape crap. I have been watching youtube videos on how to do it. Once I get passed that I have a red ale that I just tapped into and a nice White Wheat beer that I will be kegging this weekend.

I wasn't sure what to do with my old tower. Then I got the idea of attaching it to a garbage can lid. A brand new garbage can just for this. I found one at Mennards with a really nice flat heavy duty lid. I am going to put a 10 gallon cooler in the can to hold my keg. Then I can just put ice around it. I am going to convert a 20 oz C02 bottle like they use in paint guns to gas it. It won't carbonate the keg but it will dispense it. And wala I will have a picnic kegerator for barbeques and stuff.

Waste not want not.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Is it just me?
« on: May 08, 2013, 07:40:22 AM »
Or do air locks remind anybody else of coffee percolators?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_HN_3ulO9M

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Does anybody know what is going on with the Kansas home brew bill?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: i'm brewing a beer for a movie
« on: May 08, 2013, 07:09:01 AM »
And to think we knew you before knowing you was cool  :D

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Equipment and Software / Re: Brew kettle issue
« on: May 06, 2013, 10:49:01 AM »
Was it one of these http://www.midwestsupplies.com/heavy-duty-stainless-steel-brew-pot-10-gallon.html

I got one of those and went through the same process. I cleaned mine up with vinegar. I figured since it was a brushed finish it was a by product of the manufacturing process. There shouldn't be any lead in it. It is steel.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Simcoe and Amarillo IPA
« on: May 05, 2013, 12:56:09 PM »
I haven't decided yet. I actually like a hop bursted IPA. I love hop flavor but I detest the bitter bite a lot of IPAs have. I may or may not FWH with a half an ounce of something.

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Beer Recipes / Simcoe and Amarillo IPA
« on: May 05, 2013, 07:09:21 AM »
Recipe: UnNamed IPA
Brewer: Roger
Asst Brewer: Ralph the Wonderdog
Style: American IPA
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 5.70 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.20 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.064 SG
Estimated Color: 7.2 SRM
Estimated IBU: 81.6 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 72.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
10 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 81.6 %
1 lbs Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 2 8.2 %
12.0 oz Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 3 6.1 %
8.0 oz White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 4 4.1 %
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 5 15.1 IBUs
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 6 23.1 IBUs
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 7 11.1 IBUs
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 8 16.9 IBUs
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 9 6.1 IBUs
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 10 9.3 IBUs
1.0 pkg Nottingham (Danstar #-) [23.66 ml] Yeast 11 -

I have never tried either of these hops before. But I have heard the names together a lot. I absolutely love my columbus hopped IPA if that gives you any idea of my taste.

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Beer Recipes / Re: I am dreaming of a hoppy white wheat beer
« on: May 01, 2013, 10:57:26 AM »
I did a columbus IPA. It came out really good. I call it my New World IPA really like columbus hops. They seem to have a little of everything.

It wasn't exactly single hopped but enough that I believe the columbus is the predominant flavor.

BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: New World IPA
Brewer: Roger
Asst Brewer: Ralph the Wonderdog
Style: American IPA
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 5.70 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.20 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.064 SG
Estimated Color: 7.2 SRM
Estimated IBU: 140.9 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 72.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
10 lbs                Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         1        81.6 %       
1 lbs                 Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM)             Grain         2        8.2 %         
12.0 oz               Victory Malt (25.0 SRM)                  Grain         3        6.1 %         
8.0 oz                White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM)               Grain         4        4.1 %         
1.00 oz               Mt. Hood [3.60 %] - First Wort 60.0 min  Hop           5        14.2 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Boil 20. Hop           6        30.4 IBUs     
2.00 oz               Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Boil 15. Hop           7        49.8 IBUs     
2.00 oz               Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Boil 10. Hop           8        36.4 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Boil 5.0 Hop           9        10.0 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               Nottingham (Danstar #-) [23.66 ml]       Yeast         10       -             
2.00 oz               Cascade [5.50 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days      Hop           11       0.0 IBUs     


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 12 lbs 4.0 oz

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Beer Recipes / Re: I am dreaming of a hoppy white wheat beer
« on: May 01, 2013, 07:52:09 AM »
This is what I ended up brewing

BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: White Wheat Hoppimania
Brewer: Roger
Asst Brewer: Ralph the Wonderdog
Style: American Wheat or Rye Beer
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 5.70 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.20 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.048 SG
Estimated Color: 3.8 SRM
Estimated IBU: 50.8 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 72.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
6 lbs                 Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         1        66.7 %       
3 lbs                 White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM)               Grain         2        33.3 %       
0.25 oz               Citra [12.00 %] - First Wort 60.0 min    Hop           3        13.4 IBUs     
0.50 oz               Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min         Hop           4        13.1 IBUs     
0.25 oz               Citra [12.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min          Hop           5        6.0 IBUs     
0.50 oz               Citra [12.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min          Hop           6        8.8 IBUs     
0.50 oz               Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min         Hop           7        9.5 IBUs     


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out
Total Grain Weight: 9 lbs

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: cold conditioning
« on: April 30, 2013, 03:35:00 PM »
It dont bother me none. It's not like you have a history of everything you ever brewed as a sig :-)

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Beer Recipes / Re: Citra with Nelson?
« on: April 30, 2013, 12:27:39 PM »
An ounce of citra at 10 to 15 minutes is fantastic in a white wheat beer.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Mangrove Jack's Dry Yeast
« on: April 30, 2013, 09:20:54 AM »
I noticed the instructions say it will do 6.6 gallons up to 1.050. Above that you are supposed to double pitch. I wonder if one package is enough for 5.5 gallons up to 1.060.

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Isnt pilsn malt supposed to be boiled a minimum of 75 minutes because of DMS which contains sulfer?

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Beer Recipes / End of the World Milk Stout Revisited
« on: April 28, 2013, 07:50:34 AM »
My End of the World Milk Stout has been in the bottle for 5 months now. I opened one up last night and I must say it was the best tasting stout I have ever tried anywhere. It has gotten incredibly smooth. It had a bit of a bitter bite when it was young but that is all gone now. The toasty flavor and silky mouthfeel are perfected. This beer is a masterpiece. Now if I can just hold onto it until winter I will have the perfect cold weather stout to enjoy.

BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: End of the World Milk Stout
Brewer: Roger
Asst Brewer: Ralph the Wonderdog
Style: Sweet Stout
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 5.70 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.20 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.059 SG
Estimated Color: 54.6 SRM
Estimated IBU: 22.1 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 72.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
5 lbs                 Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         1        44.4 %       
2 lbs                 Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM)             Grain         2        17.8 %       
1 lbs                 Roasted Barley (Simpsons) (550.0 SRM)    Grain         3        8.9 %         
8.0 oz                Barley, Flaked (1.7 SRM)                 Grain         4        4.4 %         
8.0 oz                Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM)    Grain         5        4.4 %         
8.0 oz                Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM)               Grain         6        4.4 %         
8.0 oz                Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM)                   Grain         7        4.4 %         
4.0 oz                Black Malt - 2-Row (Briess) (500.0 SRM)  Grain         8        2.2 %         
1.00 oz               Fuggles [5.40 %] - First Wort 60.0 min   Hop           9        22.1 IBUs     
1 lbs                 Milk Sugar (Lactose) [Boil for 60 min](0 Sugar         10       8.9 %         
1.0 pkg               SafAle English Ale (DCL/Fermentis #S-04) Yeast         11       -             


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 11 lbs 4.0 oz

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Beer Recipes / Re: I am dreaming of a hoppy white wheat beer
« on: April 25, 2013, 03:16:37 PM »
How about a white wheat single hopped with 3oz of Simcoe?

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