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Beer Recipes / Re: Rochefort 6 clone
« on: Today at 02:20:51 PM »
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Yxx7uoaTkruTFZT02

I hope you can blow this up enough to read it clearly. It is the daily batch sheet from Rochefort, taken on the day of our visit, 15 October. 2006. Gumar was brewing 6 that day.

Are you able to upload the full-sized image? It will have a larger file size and higher pixel count. It's hard to magnify the smaller pixelated version.

Big Monk - please post what you transcribe.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Saniclean
« on: January 14, 2018, 04:01:39 AM »
whale semen - I bet it's super slippery yet tacky, like Elmer's Glue.

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I don't open the chest freezer too often, maybe once or twice a month. The walls are somewhat wet and the bottom grows mold. Not sure how that works since it's pretty darned cold down there.

What do we do about the mold?

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Similar situation here, using an Eva Dry too but it doesn't seem to help.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Dry hopping in the keg questions ?
« on: October 28, 2017, 04:33:02 PM »
Good to know Denny ;D.

For me, laziness is the sole reason the hops stay in the keg.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Dry hopping in the keg questions ?
« on: October 28, 2017, 02:45:43 PM »
I find keg hopping gives me more flavor and aroma for a longer time.

Denny - do you leave the hops in the keg until the keg kicks? What is the longest you've done this? My kegs last a few months ...

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Dry hopping in the keg questions ?
« on: October 28, 2017, 02:42:27 PM »
I use a 11.5" 400 Micron Stainless Corny Keg Dry Hop Filter. I just tie a piece of plain dental floss to the top of the filter lid and secure the floss to the underside of the lid, the well for the purge valve, with a small stainless steel hose clamp.

I do not recommend routing the floss over/under the lid seal to the outside of the keg. Doing this resulted in poor seals, with and without keg lube.

https://utahbiodieselsupply.com/brewingfilters.php#cornydryhopper

I have two of these filters and don't over fill either one. A few ounces of hops expand like a mother trucker, and I suspect, lead to inefficient extraction if not agitated and allowed to expand/compress.

The hops stay in the keg for the duration unless I need the filter for something else. Not a heavy consumer, I have left the hops in the keg for 4+ months with no vegetal off-flavors (to my pallet).

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Ingredients / Re: Help me buy my hops for the year
« on: October 20, 2017, 01:14:42 PM »
How would Chinook taste in a NEIPA?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: brew bag question
« on: October 15, 2017, 05:13:32 PM »
I squeeze as much wort out of the bag as possible. After the tun drains from the batch sparge, I sit the bag in a large mesh colander and let gravity have a go for a while. With a bit of prodding and pushing, I get another gallon out of the bag.

Because of this, I adjusted my Beersmith profile to have a BIAB grain absorption (.586) instead of all grain (.96). This nets me just the right amount of water & wort.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mash in a Bag (MIAB) Beersmith Mash Profiles?
« on: September 29, 2017, 04:11:28 AM »
802Chris - did you adjust the grain absorption for 'normal' brewing similar to the BIAB absorption?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mash in a Bag (MIAB) Beersmith Mash Profiles?
« on: September 28, 2017, 01:47:20 PM »
BrewBama - will you share the BS profile? I prefer to have a working mash profile vs. adjusting overall BS settings.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mash in a Bag (MIAB) Beersmith Mash Profiles?
« on: September 28, 2017, 04:16:01 AM »
Thank you for the feedback.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mash in a Bag (MIAB) Beersmith Mash Profiles?
« on: September 27, 2017, 04:09:01 AM »
Absorption, hand't thought of that.

I believe it is because I let the bag drain over time. In the Rubbermaid cooler with graduated markings, I net at least 1 gallon of wort > 1.040. I hate to let this go.

My options are too discard, toss it in the kettle & boil longer, or boil it on the stove & concentrate it into a sticky goo. It adds a few points to the gravity at such a high concentration.

In BS, I adjusted the mash absorption from .96 to .568 to match the BIAB absorption and it brought the water requirements down about a gallon - just as the BIAB mash profile did.

Since this is only MIAB, batch sparge occurs after draining the first runnings.

This just may work.

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All Grain Brewing / Mash in a Bag (MIAB) Beersmith Mash Profiles?
« on: September 27, 2017, 02:12:39 AM »
I mash in a bag (MIAB) not a full BIAB. The process is mash in the bag, drain, batch sparge with about a gallon of hot water, drain again - then let the bag drain (with some squeezing) while the wort is in the kettle and heating.

Because I let the bag drain, I end-up with about 1 gallon of wort which leads to a longer boil time as the batch is over target volume.

The BIAB profiles require approximately 1 gallon less that a batch sparge profile when playing with the profiles. I've tried tweaking the BIAB profiles to require a gallon less pre-boil but I can't get it quite right.

So, is there a MIAB profile that may do what I need OR a helpful push in the right direction to create my own?

Hope this makes sense ..

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Ingredients / Re: Hop Extract & 30 Minute Boils
« on: September 24, 2017, 04:42:08 PM »
I draw hot wort off the kettle into a Pyrex measuring cup and inject the hop shot into the near-boiling wort. Drawing the wort into the syringe a few times cleans it out pretty well. The measuring cup is dumped into the kettle - done.

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