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You read through ALL 2 pages of the "Anybody try kombucha" thread and think about it trying it even though you have NO CLUE what a "SCOBY" is.

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=20039.0


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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: 2 or 3 Packs Dry Yeast for Lager
« on: April 29, 2015, 08:06:35 AM »
Thanks guys, appreciate it.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: 2 or 3 Packs Dry Yeast for Lager
« on: April 29, 2015, 07:50:58 AM »
Maybe just a follow up here. Why would it be ok to under pitch with dry yeast but not with liquid?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: 2 or 3 Packs Dry Yeast for Lager
« on: April 29, 2015, 07:41:39 AM »
(2) It is. Thanks Guys!

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Yeast and Fermentation / 2 or 3 Packs Dry Yeast for Lager
« on: April 29, 2015, 07:29:36 AM »
I'm planning on a 1.048 German Pils using W-34/70 for the first time. Yeast packs dated 01-2016 so production date 01-2014 and 69% viable. BeerSmith says I need 353 billion cells and (2) packs of yeast yielding 276 billion, a bit of an under pitch as calculated by BeerSmith. Mr. Malty indicates using 2.50 packs yielding approximately 345 billion cells. The cost of the third pack is not an issue, just want to make the best beer.
So my question is, pitch 2 packs at 276 billion, or 3 packs at 414 billion?

I have not decided on the mach schedule yet, may just do a single infusion but the Recipe Specifics:
Recipe: German Pils
Brewer: Ron
Asst Brewer:
Style: German Pilsner (Pils)
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 7.98 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.98 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.25 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.25 gal
Estimated OG: 1.0479 SG
Estimated Color: 3.0 SRM
Estimated IBU: 38.3 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 82.1 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
9.00 lb               Best Malz Pilsen Malt (2 Row) German Pil Grain         1        100.0 %       
2.00 oz               Hallertauer [3.10 %] - Boil 60.0 min     Hop           2        23.5 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Hallertauer [3.10 %] - Boil 30.0 min     Hop           3        9.0 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Hallertauer [3.10 %] - Boil 15.0 min     Hop           4        5.8 IBUs     
1.00 Items            Immersion Chiller/Pump (Boil 15.0 mins)  Other         5        -             
0.50 tsp              Yeast Nutrient (Boil 10.0 mins)          Other         6        -             
0.50 Items            Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 5.0 mins)         Fining        7        -             
1.00 oz               Huell Melon [4.50 %] - Boil 0.0 min      Hop           8        0.0 IBUs     
2.0 pkg               Saflager Lager (DCL/Fermentis #W-34/70)  Yeast         9        -             


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 9.00 lb
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Name              Description                             Step Temperat Step Time     
Mash In           Add 14.00 qt of water at 154.9 F        145.0 F       45 min       
Mash Out          Add 8.00 qt of water at 189.3 F         160.0 F       45 min       

Sparge: Batch sparge with 2 steps (Drain mash tun , 3.56gal) of 185.0 F water

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Sanitization
« on: April 09, 2015, 08:47:55 AM »
I use a spray bottle to sanitize everything. I mix up 1 gallon at a time using distilled water and fill my spray bottle as needed from the one gallon jug. For kegs and carboys I just make sure to give it a good sparyaing and then swirl it around to make sure it gets up at the top.

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Beer Travel / Re: Kansas City
« on: March 31, 2015, 05:55:28 PM »
We really enjoyed Lidia's in KC.
http://www.lidias-kc.com/

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: One happy dad
« on: March 14, 2015, 05:30:15 PM »
That is adorable. Way to go Dad!

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: bottling from primary fermentation vessel
« on: March 04, 2015, 01:07:22 PM »
I would say no.

The easiest way to bottle, in my experience so far is to rack to an empty keg with your priming sugar already in it and purged with co2. Seal it and purge again then shake to distribute the sugar and push to bottle with a couple psi of co2.

however, in terms of minimizing losses on a small batch, if you can avoid disturbing the trub it's probably a great way to go.

This method would/should work well for a still mead as well right? Just leave the sugar out.

from a keg you mean? yeah should work fine for still mead. it's not under enough pressure or for long enough to pick up any appreciable carbonation.

Yep from a keg. I don't currently have a "Bottling Bucket" and instead of drilling a hole in one of my fermenters I was thinking about doing what you described. I also like the idea of using a CO2 purged keg as opposed to a bucket.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: bottling from primary fermentation vessel
« on: March 04, 2015, 11:03:38 AM »
I would say no.

The easiest way to bottle, in my experience so far is to rack to an empty keg with your priming sugar already in it and purged with co2. Seal it and purge again then shake to distribute the sugar and push to bottle with a couple psi of co2.

however, in terms of minimizing losses on a small batch, if you can avoid disturbing the trub it's probably a great way to go.

This method would/should work well for a still mead as well right? Just leave the sugar out.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: mandarina
« on: March 01, 2015, 06:54:01 PM »

We have a "taster's club" at Yellowhammer on SUnday and the Mandarina hop IPA is one I am excited about getting people's impressions one.

was it all late hop and dry hop?

Yes. It was all Vienna to about 1.065 then bittering addition of magnum (I cheated) to about 50-60 BUs then 10 min addition an flame out addition and monster amount in dry hops.

Keith,
I'm a rookie at recipe development, am I close? How about a Yeast recommendation?
Recipe: Majorvices Mandarina

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 6.97 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.72 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.25 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.25 gal
Estimated OG: 1.0666 SG
Estimated Color: 6.7 SRM
Estimated IBU: 67.1 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 78.6 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
13.00 lb              Vienna Malt (3.8 SRM)                    Grain         1        100.0 %       
1.25 oz               Magnum [13.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min         Hop           2        56.8 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Mandarina Bavaria [8.50 %] - Boil 10.0 m Hop           4        10.4 IBUs     
3.50 oz               Mandarina Bavaria [8.50 %] - Steep/Whirl Hop           7        0.0 IBUs     
3.50 oz               Mandarina Bavaria [8.50 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Hop           8        0.0 IBUs     

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Brew Day Update
« on: February 08, 2015, 05:58:15 PM »
Taking "No Pants" to a whole new level!

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Hop Growing / Re: 2015 Hop season
« on: February 03, 2015, 06:54:31 PM »
We need a Groundhog day for hops.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: New cleaning products
« on: January 28, 2015, 11:03:10 AM »
I've asked Jonathan Ettlie from Craftmeister to join this thread to answer questions.  He will not be selling or advertising the product here.  If anyone has a problem with his posts, please contact me.

Thank you Denny.  Hello guys, this is Jonathan, the "Brewing Ambassador" (AKA Brand Manager) from Craft Meister chemicals.  I would like to be active on this forum as a product expert and someone that can offer assistance and answer questions about cleaning and sanitizing.  I'd be more than happy to field and answer any questions regarding the Craft Meister and BTF Iodophor products that National Chemicals, Inc. manufactures.

Cheers!

Hi Jonathon and welcome,
I'd like to know what the recommended dosages are for cleaning: kettles, kegs, carboys? Also how this would work in a CIP environment and what dose you would recommend for that..

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The neighborhood wives don't like you anymore because their husbands disappear, only to show up at your house drinking the latest offering.

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