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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mash out questions
« on: Today at 11:15:56 AM »
Starting with a temp of 148 F and mashing for 90 minutes I would think that you would already have a wort with high apparent attention and it would be too late to retain much residual extract i.e. Elvis has already left the building. Comments please!
Yup.


Mashing out tends to produce a slightly higher gravity  (~2% boost) as not all the starch gelatinizes at standard single infusion mash temperatures.  If you gradually increase mash temp to 168 F, you don't need to rest at 168.  Similarly, if you increase wort temperature to 168 F, you don't need to rest afterwards.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Taste Test
« on: Today at 10:58:50 AM »
Yes.

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Club Leadership & Organization / Re: Filing you club's taxes
« on: January 12, 2017, 02:22:24 PM »
I just wanted to add the following information:
When you call to get your self-declared* tax exempt 501(c)(7) status recognized by the IRS, you will likely need the following info to provide to your friendly tax person (and I sincerely mean friendly):

1. Your club's purpose from your bylaws or similar.  If you don't have one, it can be pleasure and recreation involving homebrewing of beer
2.  Your club's corporate form.  In Illinois, there are not-for-profit corporations.
3. Primary source of money for club.  Typical allowable sources are membership dues, meeting dues, etc. 
4. Club's fiscal year.  I recommend the calendar year.
5. Club's annual revenues.  Revenues over $50,000/yr probably means that your are not eligible to be  self-declared.
6.  Your name and position in club, i.e., you have to be an officer of the club or an attorney for the club.

*Self-declared means that you don't have to file form 1024 and the $400 fee and also means that you won't get the IRS's formal letter of recognition.  FOrm 1024 requires the same info.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: International presence at HombrewCon
« on: January 11, 2017, 12:37:42 PM »
What is being proposed is a contract to buy beer among other things, which is illegal when the beer is homebrew.

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Beer Recipes / Re: brett beer
« on: January 09, 2017, 07:45:11 AM »
20-22C is good.  Could ramp up later if you want to dry out the beer.  Frankly Frank, there is some leeway  on the temp here

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Beer Recipes / Re: brett beer
« on: January 08, 2017, 04:56:12 PM »
That recipe shows a generally correct approach to making an all-Brett beer.  However, I would not crash cool a Brett starter because the Brett takes a really long time to get going again.  The better approach is to pitch the entire starter. Also it isn't necessary to ferment in the 80s.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Safale US 05 fermentation length
« on: January 06, 2017, 10:10:56 AM »
Whether it mostly drops out or you should cold crash depends, I think, on the beer temperature.  I ferment 66-70 F generally.  If keggin, I cold crash, add gelatin and then give it a few days for the yeast to drop out as much as possible. I don't cold crash if bottling, but I get a lot of sediment with US-05.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: NEIPA Fermentation Stall
« on: January 04, 2017, 08:10:02 AM »
I can't say I've heard of too much hops causing a fermentation to stall out.  I don't think that's a "thing."

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: New England IPA Extract Recipe
« on: January 03, 2017, 12:38:00 PM »
Check out http://scottjanish.com/blog/ for lots of info on NEIPAs.  You can use any "oily" and fruity hops you like.   The specialty grains in NEIPAs, mostly flaked oats (oatmeal) or flaked wheat, have to be mashed.  You can substitute malt extract instead.  Because malt extract is an unknown in terms of its mineral composition, I recommend  staying below 100 ppm of chloride and 100 ppm sulfate rather than the higher concentrations used by Scott Janish.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Blow Off Tube Advice. L-Bracket?
« on: December 27, 2016, 12:04:39 PM »
You might be able to use a shortened racking cane.

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The Pub / Re: Home sound system
« on: December 25, 2016, 01:53:18 PM »
This is some stuff I like that might be worth checking out:

Ride (Going Blank Again is probably the best album)
Swervedriver
Spacemen 3
Spiritualized (Jason Pierce's project after the Spacemen 3)
The Telescopes (Untitled Second is my favorite, but the earlier stuff is more noisey/rocking)
Slowdive (a little too ambient for me but pretty popular)
Loop
The Brian Jonestown Massacre (one of my favorite bands, only their first album Methodrone is really shoegaze, but their later work is fantastic; if you like 68-72 Rolling Stones check out Take It From The Man)
Cheatahs (this is a current band that is either shoegaze revival or just a rip off depending on your point of view, but I think their debut album is pretty good)

I guess you've already got My Bloody Valentine and the Jesus and Mary Chain covered.

Heading more into Madchester/Brit pop - I'm also really into The Happy Mondays, The Stone Roses, Suede, Elastica, and of course Pulp and Blur.
Thanks Narcout, I'll check these bands out and I think I will like them.  I have an album of Spiritualized that has a lot of gospel influences, but not the earlier stuff.  I love the first two albums of the Stone Roses, but I only have them on cassette.  I also liked Mudhoney's and Spacemen 3's mutual covers.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Expiration Date Dry Yeast
« on: December 25, 2016, 10:16:09 AM »
Plan on using two packages when 1 would do normally.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: EMERGENCY!!!
« on: December 25, 2016, 10:13:23 AM »
What the hell Santa? Get this man a fermentation lock.

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The Pub / Re: Home sound system
« on: December 24, 2016, 03:03:59 PM »
I converted most of my CDs to mp3s.  Generally most things sounded fine but certain artists did not convert well.  Specifically, bands that have a lot, lot of feedback sound terrible like My Bloody Valentine and J&M Chain. 

Should I try again at a higher bit rate or use AAC or WMA? I am using Windows Media Player

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Try AAC at 320 kbps.  My JAMC and MBV rips sound pretty good (though even on CD the production is a but muddled on some of that stuff - Isn't Anything for example).

I love shoegaze.
Narcout, thanks.  I never got into shoegaze generally for no reason that I can think of.  Anyone I should check out?

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The Pub / Re: Home sound system
« on: December 24, 2016, 09:45:02 AM »
I converted most of my CDs to mp3s.  Generally most things sounded fine but certain artists did not convert well.  Specifically, bands that have a lot, lot of feedback sound terrible like My Bloody Valentine and J&M Chain. 

Should I try again at a higher bit rate or use AAC or WMA? I am using Windows Media Player

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