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All Grain Brewing / Biscuit Malt in a Munich Helles?
« on: July 29, 2013, 07:35:54 PM »
So has anyone ever use a little bit of biscuit in a munich helles like 5 % or so?

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.  This is what i did just drill through the top plastic seal. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sizzlechest1/9395842499/  Sorry i just cant figure out how to post a pic

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Help with recipe adjustment - Blonde ale
« on: July 27, 2013, 04:27:34 AM »
If possible, I would go back to the LHBS and get a new batch of grains.  I understand that if it is for a wedding you want it to be perfect.  Otherwise I think you would have to add a lot of pilsner malt to get the percentages where you want them.  I am assuming you want the aromatic and carapils to be approx 5% of the grain bill each.  You could use the current grains in another beer.  Hope this helps.

I agree go back to the shop and get the right amount

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Sparge water dilution ? Lactic %88
« on: July 21, 2013, 07:27:47 AM »
I brewed this weekend and put 5ml! of Lactic %88 to knock my PH down to 6.2 FROM 7.2:( It was 13.5 gal of sparge H2O. That seems like a lot. I was worried about taste threshold? I will experiment to see if i can taste it at 10ml in 13.5 gal.  I am just trying to no have to cut my water. i have to have at least 13 gal in my HLT to cover my coil.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Sparge water dilution ? Lactic %88
« on: July 19, 2013, 09:19:57 AM »
OOPs i was thinking about Kals also.  Thats the one i have been playing with. I really like it.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Sparge water dilution ? Lactic %88
« on: July 19, 2013, 08:26:10 AM »
I have been using EZ water cal and have been playing with BRu'nwater and i am trying to understanding it better. I feel stupid when i attempt to use Bru'nwater. EZ water has been working for me for over a year.  I will cont to attempt to elevate myself to bru'nwater:) It just seems more complete.

I enter the same info in bru'nwater as EZ and they are markedly different. Ill figure it out eventually 

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All Grain Brewing / Sparge water dilution ? Lactic %88
« on: July 19, 2013, 08:18:47 AM »
I want to dilute my sparge water, which is 7.23PH with %88 lactic acid to below 6 PH.  Is there a formula or calculator that will aid in this conversion. I have really "hard" water: 263 bicarb which I believe buffers the ability to dilute with lactic?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: PH and yeast ( fermintation)
« on: July 11, 2013, 07:17:52 PM »
This is it:) Really strange never had this happen finished at 1.018:( I think i will re brew using west york 1469? Has anyone ever used this in an english brown?
BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Benny Hill English Brown
Brewer: Quattlebaum
Asst Brewer:
Style: Northern English Brown Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 4.69 gal
Post Boil Volume: 3.19 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 3.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 3.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.050 SG
Estimated Color: 15.8 SRM
Estimated IBU: 26.8 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 76.6 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
4 lbs 2.0 oz          Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM)         Grain         1        76.3 %       
7.8 oz                Crystal, Medium (Simpsons) (55.0 SRM)    Grain         2        9.0 %         
6.0 oz                Special Roast (Briess) (50.0 SRM)        Grain         3        6.9 %         
4.3 oz                Victory Malt (biscuit) (Briess) (28.0 SR Grain         4        5.0 %         
2.4 oz                Pale Chocolate Malt  (200.0 SRM)         Grain         5        2.8 %         
0.65 oz               Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 60.0 Hop           6        23.5 IBUs     
0.25 oz               Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 10.0 Hop           7        3.3 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               Dry English Ale (White Labs #WLP007) [35 Yeast         8        -             


Mash Schedule: (208) Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out, Fly
Total Grain Weight: 5 lbs 6.5 oz
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Name              Description                             Step Temperat Step Time     
Mash In           Add 2.37 gal of water at 166.9 F        152.0 F       60 min       

Sparge: Fly sparge with 2.97 gal water at 168.0 F
Notes:
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Yeast and Fermentation / PH and yeast ( fermintation)
« on: July 10, 2013, 08:12:37 PM »
So I have used white labs dry english ale 007 on 2 beers now and am only getting around 73 attenuation. I do good starters per mr malty and ferm at 66 degrees. Is this the norm for this yeast?  I have been consistently 2 to 3 pts higher on my FG. Disappointing !  I recently re pitched and did adaquite starter and only got 68 attenuation. I have been adjusting my PH more and wondering what would be to low post boil/pre ferm PH for yeast health. Last one was 5.29 post boil, english brown. I am consistent 99% of the time and this has just stumped me. It has only been with the English stains

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Final beer PH?
« on: July 03, 2013, 08:34:28 PM »
Uncarbonated. I recently did a Rye mild out of Zymurgy "Brewing on the ones" by Drew Beechum Nov/Dec 2012 and my mash PH was 5.38. Sparge water was 5.15 PH, Pre boil was 5.45PH and post was 5.13 PH. I was told this is a little low but we will see how it taste after the yeast gets done. Used West Yorkshire 1469. I am going off a beer style PH chart a came across. English ales 4 to 4.2 PH they say.

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Equipment and Software / Re: anyone use a hop spider
« on: June 30, 2013, 07:46:37 AM »
I gave mine away at a homebrew club x mas party as a white elephant gift:(. I used it for about 10 batches. If you do a search online on how to make one you'll find it. Really easy and cheep. My process is I chill to my desired temp then use my spoon to whirlpool/stir for a few min and then cover the pot and let sit for 20 to 30 min. Use whirfloc and it should be clear. It really work great and no need to have another piece of equipment

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's brewing today?
« on: June 29, 2013, 01:15:18 PM »
just finished about an hour ago. Dam it's Hot in Idaho Falls, 100 degrees. Unheard of.

Recipe: Orange Bloosm Cream Ale
Brewer: Quattlebaum
Asst Brewer:
Style: Cream Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 8.60 gal
Post Boil Volume: 7.80 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.50 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.048 SG
Estimated Color: 2.6 SRM
Estimated IBU: 17.8 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 102.3 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes


Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
4 lbs 3.6 oz          Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         1        45.2 %       
3 lbs 7.0 oz          Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM)            Grain         2        36.8 %       
13.5 oz               Corn, Flaked (1.3 SRM)                   Grain         3        9.0 %         
1.35 oz               Hallertauer [4.30 %] - Boil 60.0 min     Hop           4        16.4 IBUs     
0.55 oz               Hallertauer [4.30 %] - Boil 5.0 min      Hop           5        1.3 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               Cream Ale Yeast Blend (White Labs #WLP08 Yeast         6        -             
13.5 oz               Orange Bloosm Honey (1.0 SRM)            Sugar         7        9.0 %         


Mash Schedule: (208) Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out, Fly
Total Grain Weight: 9 lbs 5.6 oz
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Name              Description                             Step Temperat Step Time     
Mash In           Add 4.01 gal of water at 159.9 F        150.0 F       60 min       

Sparge: Fly sparge with 5.80 gal water at 168.0 F
Notes: Tropic Bee Orange Blossom honey added .004 points when added at flame out. 1.048FG

Mash PH 5.46
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All Grain Brewing / Re: Final beer PH?
« on: June 28, 2013, 02:52:14 PM »
Good to know. I have been using PH strips and have recently received a my PH meter ( Milwaukee 101) and it has made a big difference. I was on the high side with the strips and this last IPA.

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All Grain Brewing / Final beer PH?
« on: June 28, 2013, 02:36:10 PM »
I have been measuring my PH at several points in my brewing process and wonder if anyone has a preference on their final beer PH of APAs and IPAs. My most recent one is 4.82 and finished at 1.010.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: how much Ca is too much?
« on: June 14, 2013, 06:35:09 AM »
Dam spell check does that every time:). Also thanks for the insult on grammar "Jeffy"

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