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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Chiller question
« on: June 25, 2011, 04:51:03 PM »
Isn't that green stuff highly toxic?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Chiller question
« on: June 25, 2011, 03:22:32 PM »
Does  anybody have concerns about maybe missing some oxidation on their chilled and getting it in their beer?

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All Grain Brewing / Mash out questions
« on: June 13, 2011, 04:29:57 PM »
1. What does it do?
2. How do you perform it?
3. Is it necessary?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: fermentability question
« on: June 12, 2011, 12:19:27 PM »
EXACTLY!

This was also the batch where my wort chiller broke when it was 90 degrees. I had to let it air cool, I didn't want it to sit too long before pitching my yeast so I pitched at 77 degrees. Then the fermentation was so hot it didn't drop below 75 for 2 days in a room that was 68 degrees ambient temp.

I know I can't duplicate any of that.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: fermentability question
« on: June 12, 2011, 07:41:42 AM »
After a week in the bottle I sampled some of this beer after work last night. It is freaking incredible. After all the problems I had with it I was just sure I was going to end up dumping it.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: fermentability question
« on: June 11, 2011, 08:40:16 PM »
Ah thank-you for clearing that up. Once again I have learned something new.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: fermentability question
« on: June 11, 2011, 05:19:32 PM »
I had stuck sparges but not stuck mashes. My mash was, in fact, 1 hour at 152 degrees.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: fermentability question
« on: June 11, 2011, 12:58:32 PM »
So a longer sparge at a lower temperature makes the beer more fermentable?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: fermentability question
« on: June 11, 2011, 10:45:39 AM »
Actually I was going by a rule of thumb estimate. I figure 1/4 of last two digits of OG for FG is a good ballpark estimate. And up until now it has been really close every time. I wasn't so much as worried about it as I am wanting to learn from it. The beer tasted really good out of the fermenter before going into the bottling bucket.

As far as procedure I used 5lbs Rahr 2 row and 5lbs Rahr malted wheat. Mashed at 152 for an hour, then batch sparged at 170 for 10 minutes. Ratio was 1.25 qts per pound. I did have 3 stuck sparges and had to empty contents into another container, clean my mash tun, pour contents back in to drain all 3 times. So being precise on proceedures would be pretty difficult.

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All Grain Brewing / fermentability question
« on: June 11, 2011, 07:32:35 AM »
My wheat beer had an original gravity of 1.053. So I was looking for an FG around 1.012ish. It ended up 1.009. Why did it ferment so far? Not that I am complaining I am just wondering what I did so I can duplicate or fail to duplicate at will. Was it something in the way I mashed it?

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The Pub / Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
« on: June 06, 2011, 08:05:26 AM »
Other thing is wanting to keep the dog inside. All of our friends here are of the "dog is always outside" mindset, but I prefer to have the dog inside. How do you guys do it?

Once you get your dog trained where to relieve itself and trained what it is allowed to chew on, you simply leave it in the house. I got Ralph to guard my house because I live alone and work second shift. He is alone in my house 9 hours 5 days a week. Never had any problems. When I am home we are joined at the hip so to speak.

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The Pub / Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
« on: June 06, 2011, 07:55:37 AM »
Good stuff, thanks for the conversational ammo guys.

One last question! We want to find a good (ONLINE) video training series so we can be prepared for how to train a puppy. Any recommendations?

I like this one. http://Http://trainingpositive.com

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The Pub / Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
« on: June 02, 2011, 11:01:20 AM »
He is difficult to walk and just not catching on to the leash thing very well. He always wants to chase trucks, never cars, just trucks. I think he must have had a bad experience with one at some time in his life. But I can live with that.


gymrat,

You may have already tried this but it helped with our little leash puller, http://www.premier.com/View.aspx?page=dogs/products/behavior/easywalk/productdescription

Cause the leash attaches as the chest when the dog pulls it just turns him around to face you. It's very gentle and really cuts down on the pulling

Thankyou for the suggestion. I have tried the gentle leader head collar, which worked for a while but then didn't, I will look into one of these.

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I got a lot of really nice glasses from Bed Bath and Beyond on the cheap.

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Beer Recipes / Red Ale
« on: June 02, 2011, 07:23:54 AM »
Does anybody have any favorite Red Ale recipes?

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