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Ingredients / GW Idaho Pilsner malt
« on: May 08, 2018, 01:37:55 AM »
I just picked up a sack of this from my LHBS, which bought it from its distributor with me in mind.  Can anyone tell me their experiences with this malt?  It’s totally new to me....

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Whoops
« on: May 04, 2018, 05:56:24 PM »
Inquiring minds want to know.

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For sure.  Hot Head MJ genome in the works?

Damn, I miss "Click and Clack!"

Me too!  I loved those guys.

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Here in Maine, Tom and Ray always kept me company on my Saturday AM brew times.

Me, too, I listened to them every show while brewing and even before I took up brewing way back when... and, yes, I now listen to Denny and Drew while I brew.  I guess it was a natural kind of substitution that occurrred without any conscious connection on my part (I am not that smart), but yeah, it is nearly parallel.

I have a chestnut tree on my property, but I never get to the fallen nuts before my furry friends...maybe I should be more diligent this fall.  Sounds like a fun beer to try to make.

Denny quoted the car talk guys - Tom Magliozzi I think - to the effect that reality astonishes theory a lot of the time!  Yeast is what it is and we are just now getting an understanding of the reality of those critters.....and our old theories may go by the boards.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Off Flavor Troubleshooting
« on: May 04, 2018, 02:20:50 AM »
I agree on the long term use of the containers (cleaned with care, they should last nearly forever - my Speidels are approaching 10 years in service), but tubing gets replaced periodically, as I said.  It’s cheap insurance.  Just how I roll...cheers!

I think it is experiment time ....It stands to reason that 1056 would handle lager temps.  However it also points to the need to toss out a lot of the yeast substitution charts that are out there.  US - 05 does not perform well at lager temps based on my experiences and now seeing that it definitively isn’t the equivalent of Wy1056, it makes sense.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Off Flavor Troubleshooting
« on: May 03, 2018, 04:45:21 PM »
I try to remember to replace tubing every year or so, but I get lazy.  Soaking in oxygen based alkaline cleaner for an hour or so and running a brush on a long, flexible handle through the tubing and then thorough rinsing and then soaking in sanitizer for a couple hours usually works well.  Plus the homebrewery containers/buckets get the same treatment as I pour from one to the next.  I have several hoses presently that are discolored by Iodophor sanitizing and they probably are coming up on replacement time....This is a timely topic with spring arriving (finally!)

When I can, I try to re-pitch directly on the day of racking from the harvested fermentor and pitching to the newly brewed batch.  The fermentor the yeast comes from will be in the mid-40's and the new batch will be down to the low 50's initially and headed toward the mid 40's overnight.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Has dry yeast improved?
« on: April 27, 2018, 08:49:41 PM »
Interesting about the rehydration comment - I have not rehydrated on occasion, without any issue other than a slight lag on 34/70 and MJ Bavarian M76.  So for lagers, lately I have been rehydrating in water for a half hour to an hour with a really good shake, somewhat a la the SNS approach to liquid yeasts with wort.  It seems to jump start the fermentation a little, but it could be the good aeration of the main wort...I have no way of really knowing.

Don’t offer advice unless I’ve actually tried or done it before.

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Biggest thing I would have changed is taking most of the posted information online with less credibility. Too many people with high post counts or aggressive posting styles in forums saying very little of value.

I resemble that remark.....actually, I generally find that the old guard here is pretty reliable and typically has experience with respect to which they speak.  I try to limit myself to situations I have encountered personally or which have been confirmed to be credible through many posters' repetition of experiences.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Metallic
« on: April 27, 2018, 06:46:04 PM »
Could be water related?

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Has dry yeast improved?
« on: April 27, 2018, 01:56:16 PM »
I hear you, Robert.  I once had a brewhouse infection that carried over through a couple re-pitched batches, so I am overboard on cleaning and sanitation.  But you are right - keep it clean and healthy and there should be no problems.  I re-pitch, but only when the timing is right or a direct re-pitch on the same day as harvest/racking.  I brew 10 gallon batches, so I remain fastidious - perhaps beyond reasonable.....cheers!

I went out 25 generations on a clean Pilsner yeast, I think it was WLP 800.  That was over a period of nearly 2 years, I believe, with back to back brewing so it didn’t sit for long.


All Grain Brewing / Re: When to recirculate mash
« on: April 26, 2018, 10:08:23 PM »
I will also occasionally stir the mash gently just before mashout, so if the bed compacted somewhat, I get a second chance at recirc contact with the grains.  Rarely is this necessary if I recirc at a reasonably slow rate, though.

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