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Ingredients / Re: Optic Malt ESB
« on: March 15, 2014, 09:54:58 AM »
I've got a sack of Pearl coming through my club group buy. Looking forward to it. I wonder how much difference there really is between all of those malts though. It has to be pretty, miniscule, right?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: lactic acid to acidify sparge water
« on: March 12, 2014, 08:15:07 AM »
Martin, what makes the pH so high if the alkalinity is low? For instance, my tap water has a pH of 9.1 but an alkalinity of 34. All the other ions are fairly low as well.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: 100% Vienna
« on: March 12, 2014, 08:11:36 AM »
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).

I recall that as well - didn't he estimate it at maybe a half SRM if that?  where is kai anyways?
I haven't seen him post on any of the forums for a while now...it's a shame with his wealth of knowledge.

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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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