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Equipment and Software / Re: Stainless Steel Hop Flter
« on: March 11, 2014, 01:25:45 PM »
Not a pain to clean, huh? What about putting in your chiller? I use a hop bag here and there and love that it keeps the post boil trub to a minimum, but hate pulling the bag out to put my chiller in.

I just hosed it down with my sink's sprayer attachment, and it cleaned right up.

The filter I bought is only 4 inches in diameter so it fits in the kettle along with my immersion chiller (I could actually fit a second one in there).
Ah, that's cool, My kettle is definitely not big enough to fit both, unfortunately.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Stainless Steel Hop Flter
« on: March 11, 2014, 06:29:01 AM »
Not a pain to clean, huh? What about putting in your chiller? I use a hop bag here and there and love that it keeps the post boil trub to a minimum, but hate pulling the bag out to put my chiller in.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: 100% Vienna
« on: March 11, 2014, 06:21:20 AM »
Reading the guidelines calls for "light reddish amber to copper color." How does Negra modelo fit this description? I've brewed 100% Vienna Vienna Lagers that hit the light reddish amber (a decoction darkens a bit). For that matter I've brewed a Munich with 100% dark Munich that made an award winner.
You think the decoction really darkens it? I remember Kai doing a video and documenting the color of the wort throughout the brewing process on a triple decoction and he found that it didn't really darken it (if I'm remembering correctly).

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« on: March 07, 2014, 09:43:51 AM »
English Mild tomorrow morning, bright and early.

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Ingredients / Re: Growing your own
« on: March 01, 2014, 10:26:57 PM »
Nice. Wish I could try what you make of it.

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Ingredients / Re: Growing your own
« on: March 01, 2014, 09:16:11 PM »
How much barley do you expect to get out of that?

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Is my bottling process oxidizing my beer?
« on: March 01, 2014, 09:13:34 PM »
Plus you don't need sugar?

I have had good luck just adding priming sugar to the keg, racking beer on top seal, purge, and here's the cool part, shakeing the living ell out of it to distribute the sugar. Then I push to bottles with co2.

This is what I do when I bottle as well. I don't shake the living hell out of the keg, but I give it a gentle swirl. It's a super cool process for bottling.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« on: March 01, 2014, 09:09:13 PM »
Brewing a Hefe tomorrow that I call Clove Grove Hefeweizen and bottling my Irish Red Head in the morning. It's friction cold here in Colorado Springs. I like brewing in the winter time cause the ground water going through my immersion chiller is so cold.
How is it in Colorado Springs? It's 8F here in eastern Iowa and snowing. I brewed a helles today and the tap water got my 4 gallons of wort down to 50 in about 20 minutes. I love it!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« on: February 28, 2014, 02:44:27 PM »
Brewing a helles with 100% Best pils, Hersbrucker to about 20IBU, and Wyeast 2278.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Unintended Trial
« on: February 28, 2014, 07:05:32 AM »
I use Irish Moss and whirlfloc on occasion, but I don't feel like it makes enough of a difference for me to freak out about forgetting to use it. The beer clears up in 2-3 weeks for me either way, typically.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Quick question about attenuation
« on: February 26, 2014, 01:51:22 PM »
So, if mash temperature below 153F and if pure o2 and plentiful yeast is pitched, what would cause under or over attenuation? Recipe? What if the recipe is a pilsner? Or a simple IPA? Could too much pure o2 cause problems?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: House Yeast
« on: February 25, 2014, 02:17:50 PM »
S, I picture you writing this in a velvet smoking jacket while puffing on a Cohiba Esplendido and sipping Old Rip Van Winkle.

I do not smoke.  Heck, I barely drink these days.   :)

given the lack of specific denial can we assume the velvet smoking jacket is on target? ;D
I have nothing to contribute but that was funny!

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Pimp My System / Re: Redbird Brewhouse - There's Always a Project
« on: February 24, 2014, 12:52:47 PM »
Pimpin'!

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Is my bottling process oxidizing my beer?
« on: February 21, 2014, 08:44:33 PM »
I need to add some sort of pick-up to the inside of my bucket. The current bucket I have is from MoreBeer and the spigot sucks. It requires the hole to be drilled way above the bottom or else the spigot would hit the floor. I have to have my lady lift and tip for me. I thought about using a corny, but most of my bottled batches are more than 5 gallons
I use a keg for my bottling "bucket". Works very nicely.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Carboy Disaster
« on: February 17, 2014, 07:15:16 AM »
Holy sh*t, what a terrible way to end what sounded like an awesome brew day! I hope you're okay. I used glass carboys for years, but just recently switched to fermenting in kegs. No more worries about breaking fermenters.

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