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Ordered that one.  Thanks Denny and Drew for the enlightening presentation! Can’t wait to read the book by Andreas.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Closed transfer
« on: April 05, 2018, 12:57:52 AM »
Way to go!  I did that as well and thought maybe it was overkill for how fast the kegs of lager go at my house (average just a couple weeks plus with a brew crew that visits on weekends)....

Cheers.

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Ingredients / Re: Legal hop limits
« on: April 04, 2018, 09:40:13 PM »
Finally a beer law I can agree with....

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Oxygen at pitch on cake?
« on: April 04, 2018, 09:36:04 PM »
Adding O2 from the cylinder?  Yea, that can get toxic, at least in theory.  I am not sure the saturation level that is achieved based on relative times and quantities per liter, but certainly it will easily exceed atmospheric levels when left on for too long.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Closed transfer
« on: April 04, 2018, 09:33:23 PM »
Hopefully you purged the O2 from the lines before you racked!  Just kidding!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: APA malt bill advice
« on: April 04, 2018, 05:21:34 PM »
Ask yourself why the carapils is on there.

You're funny.   ;D

Carapils is pretty worthless IMO.  It doesn't do what people think it does.  It's essentially equivalent to base malt.

Maybe add 2.5% biscuit or Victory malt instead.  That would be tasty.

You could even bump up the Crystal to 8% or something like that, and it wouldn't be overly sweet.

It will be delicious no matter what you do to it.

I don't think it's worthless.  I think you have to have a reason for any ingredient you use and there may not be a reason for it here.

I wonder what reason would be for its use?  Based on a lot of discussion and perhaps data points (I don't recall), there is a position that it is actually foam negative, which is different than a base malt, I would think...I don't want to imply that this is based on rigorous testing, but it is out there. (I have a few pounds of Carafoam laying around that have gone unused for a while based on the negative foam concerns).  I would be interested in the experience of others and the benefits, if any, that have been noticed.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Experiment tying some threads together
« on: April 04, 2018, 11:11:51 AM »
It could be entirely anecdotal and unrelated, but I found my beers dropping clearer with the use of Brewtan B.  I rarely fine, but frequently bright tank in keg then transfer to a serving keg.  Time heals all on the clarity issue, it seems and I try to give beer that time by scheduling my brews to build in that time.  I am not against fining/filtering, but rarely need it.  At most, I will add some gelatin to a bright tank a day or so before, if I am bringing a keg or two to a party, just to avoid sediment rousing in the transport.  I then transfer to the serving keg for immediate consumption.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Oxygen at pitch on cake?
« on: April 04, 2018, 10:59:52 AM »
Are you relying on airlock bubbles or are you looking at the fermentation, itself?  A small leak can render the airlock unreliable.  That said, how old was the yeast cake?  That could be your issue, though I have never seen a repitch of a healthy yeast not take off quickly, even for lagers.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Grain Mill in Garage
« on: April 03, 2018, 10:18:26 PM »
My mill is motorized and mounted on a cart as well. I sweep it off well (including the rollers) after each use with a clean paint brush and wipe the cart and all exterior surfaces with a slightly damp paper towel to minimize the dust.  Milling is done outside most of the year unless raining or snowing.  I also use a vacuum cleaner on it outside when I see residue on the underside of the mill....I condition my Grain before milling, too...just the way I roll and YMMV, of course.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast 1450
« on: April 03, 2018, 09:43:43 PM »
Is there a functional equivalent to 1450 by any other yeast makers?  My LHBS gave up carrying Wyeast due to minimum purchase and shipping logistics/expenses.  I had really liked 1450’s versatility.  I guess I can order it online with a cool pack, but it makes it a bit more expensive per pack that way...unless I bundle it with other yeasts in a multiple purchase.  Really bummed about my LHBS.

No, there is no other like it.

Kinda thought that might be the case...welcome back to the States, Denny.  I hope your Kiwi trip was interesting and fruitful.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Potassium metabisulfate
« on: March 28, 2018, 12:16:07 PM »
You could preboil and chill the water for the finings but any opening of the system would expose the beer to some oxygen, so perhaps a way through the in post with CO2 pressure could be used?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Potassium metabisulfate
« on: March 28, 2018, 02:39:26 AM »
Brewtan B is a shelf stability agent, as far as I know.  It is not an active antioxidant/Oxygen scavenger.  Rather it will prevent oxidation over time by preventing oxygen uptake that otherwise might occur.  I am willing to be corrected, but I heard the representative of the company describe it this way.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Low ABV
« on: March 28, 2018, 02:16:38 AM »
No problem.  Keep up the brewing!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Low ABV
« on: March 28, 2018, 01:45:21 AM »
At 155 F I am fairly sure that you should be doing better at extraction.  Measure the gravity and don’t rely on the calculator.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Potassium metabisulfate
« on: March 28, 2018, 01:41:58 AM »
I know of one commercial brewer that does this to store their filter base for use to run from fermenter to bright tank.  They claim it keeps their filter free of oxygen when they run through it.  I can’t say it helps, because this is a decoction brewer that perhaps oxidizes its wort before the filter.   That is another topic.....

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