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Yeast and Fermentation / Imperial Rustic
« on: July 22, 2017, 01:56:45 PM »
I just kegged a batch of saison fermented with Imperial Rustic.  It has a pretty interesting flavor - tart and dry with a bit of citrus and maybe some bubblegum?

It fermented from 1.054 to 1.004, which is around 92% AA.  I'm looking forward to seeing how it tastes when it's cold and carbonated.

I pitched and held at 68 for two days, then let it rise to 74 over the next 4 or 5 days.  I think it was done some time ago, but I didn't get around to kegging it until today, which is 2 weeks from pitching.

The double cell count is nice; no starter for this batch.

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The Pub / Pranqster on Draft
« on: July 16, 2017, 04:06:27 PM »
Flat, no head, orange for some reason, cloudy (still haven't figured that one out), and served ice cold in a pint glass

Yum!



I don't know what this place did to so mangle a solid beer.

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Equipment and Software / Pump Mount
« on: July 03, 2017, 11:17:39 AM »
I've been waiting to come across a good piece of scrap wood on which to mount my pump and power strip. 

Earlier this week, I found a piece of butcher block that was bolted onto a kitchen cart someone was throwing out.



I might attach some rubber feet, but this should keep everything level for now and out of any liquid that might be on the floor.

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The Pub / Dead and Company
« on: June 02, 2017, 01:24:28 PM »
My expectations were low, but I was pretty blown away.  Good times; wild crowd


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Classifieds / Ball Lock Kegs for Sale - $50 (Los Angeles)
« on: April 10, 2017, 11:16:34 AM »
I have 3 used ball lock kegs that I am looking to sell for $50 apiece.

They are pretty much your standard used kegs.  I replaced all the o-rings when I first purchased them so they are ready to be used for beer (though they are in need of cleaning).

These are for pick up only.  If you come by and decide you don't like them, I won't be offended.  I'll probably put them up on Craigslist in a few days if there's no interest here.

Thanks.



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Equipment and Software / Thermowell for Cooler
« on: March 05, 2017, 02:23:39 PM »
Does anyone sell a weldless thermowell that could be installed in a cooler mash tun?

All the ones I am finding are designed for kettles.

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General Homebrew Discussion / HBC
« on: March 04, 2017, 03:52:34 PM »
Who's planning to make it out this year? 

I'm hoping to be there.

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All Grain Brewing / Spunding Experiment
« on: February 04, 2017, 04:50:05 PM »
Well, I finally get a chance to try spunding.  Today is day 8 on my low oxygen saison.  The airlock was still bubbling so I took a gravity sample, and it was at 1.015. 

I've brewed this recipe quite a few times, but this is the first time I have pitched a blend of 3247 and 3711.  My guess is it will finish between 1.004 and 1.007.  Today is the only day I could possibly transfer it until next weekend so I decided to give it a shot.

I really hope it doesn't stall out on me.  I'll let you all know how it goes.

To those of you who have tried it, did you have any issues with the liquid QD getting clogged?  The beer stopped flowing when there was still about a gallon left in the fermentor.  I figured the QD was probably clogged and swapped it out for a new one which fixed the problem (but still caused a few minutes of crushing anxiety).

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The Pub / Uline
« on: January 13, 2017, 02:21:44 PM »
I don't how I got on this company's mailing list, but they sell a lot of stuff that homebrewers might be interested in: stainless steel carts, plastic storage bins, dropper bottles, cubitainers, glass and plastic jars, wire shelving, bins, casters, storage cabinets, pails, etc.

www.uline.com

 

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Yeast and Fermentation / WY 1450 in an oatmeal stout
« on: December 14, 2016, 04:04:00 PM »
Decent choice?

I don't have much experience with this strain.

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Equipment and Software / Mash Caps
« on: December 02, 2016, 02:13:54 PM »
Have any of you who mash in coolers fabricated a mash cap for low oxygen brewing?

I was thinking about getting something like the below and trimming it down to size (need to measure my tun to figure out what size I need).

https://www.amazon.com/Kitchen-Silicone-Nonstick-Fondant-Counter/dp/B015PTPOHY/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1480713139&sr=8-5&keywords=large+silicone+baking+mat

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Sierra Nevada Celebration 2016
« on: December 01, 2016, 10:31:07 AM »
Seeing this in the store makes me happy every year.   

For whatever reason, it always tastes different than I remember from the previous year, but it's always great.

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