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All Grain Brewing / Re: Dry hop vs post boil
« on: April 30, 2015, 06:49:46 AM »
Because it's still producing DMS but no rolling boil to drive it off


Not sure I agree with this statement.  You boil Pils malt longer to drive off all of the DMS.  Once it's out, it's out.  It doesn't keep producing in perpetuity.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cloudy lager after kegging
« on: April 27, 2015, 11:15:54 AM »
Probably just settled out yeast.  Pull a few more and it should clear back up.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cold Crashing
« on: April 25, 2015, 12:01:44 PM »
I typically just cover the hole with a rag soaked in StarSan.  Or leave my blow off tubes in the container under a soaked rag.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cold Crashing
« on: April 25, 2015, 07:52:24 AM »
Should I be measuring ambient for this or actual temp?

Doesn't matter.  The beer will equalize in less than 2 days.  I take the probe out of the styrofoam and go ambient so my freezer doesn't burn out.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« on: April 25, 2015, 07:48:11 AM »
Everyone may now want to think twice about entering the English Brown Ale category next year.  Now that I know my beer will be fresh, I'm winning!  :D

Dave

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« on: April 25, 2015, 07:44:58 AM »
That was very helpful, thanks Jon.  I'll even buy it from your LHBS.  I think I'll just need a wing nut to attach to the sanke coupler and I should be good to go. 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« on: April 25, 2015, 06:06:35 AM »
I got a beer gun 4 or so years ago and haven't looked back. Easy to use and zero issues with infection.

Same here. That was a good investment.

Would the beer gun work with Sanke valves?  I have sixtels.

Never tried it with a Sanke.  I'd think as long as you use the Sanke connector/QDs that there wouldn't be a difference. Really all you're doing is sending the liquid out line to the beer gun instead of your tap.

I'm sure I can figure it out.  SOLD!!!!!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« on: April 25, 2015, 05:57:03 AM »
I got a beer gun 4 or so years ago and haven't looked back. Easy to use and zero issues with infection.

Same here. That was a good investment.

Would the beer gun work with Sanke valves?  I have sixtels.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« on: April 24, 2015, 12:22:13 PM »
I am quite bummed as my Nut Brown Ale is probably my crown jewel brew.  I'd like to see it judged further than my friends killing the keg the day I put it on....

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« on: April 24, 2015, 12:10:46 PM »
Just got my sheets.  Once again, the beers I filled off the tap got infected.  I guess I need to learn my lesson this time.  Two years in a row I lost 3 beers!   >:(

At least my Steam Beer got through which was the only one I bottled from the start.   :)

Dave

Hmmm... Time to check what you're doing when you bottle off the tap.  I sanitize EVERYTHING and use a new picnic tap if I'm bottling for competition.

I only spayed the Perlik inside and out with StarSan.  I need a better process for sure.  Next year I clean the lines and tap and flush with sanitizer. 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« on: April 24, 2015, 11:47:38 AM »
Just got my sheets.  Once again, the beers I filled off the tap got infected.  I guess I need to learn my lesson this time.  Two years in a row I lost 3 beers!   >:(

At least my Steam Beer got through which was the only one I bottled from the start.   :)

Dave

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How do you post photos in a thread?
« on: April 20, 2015, 06:16:23 PM »
Posted in category above-Forum Rules, etc....

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« on: April 20, 2015, 05:44:26 PM »
Five outta five to mini BOS, and two blue ribbons. I'll take it!

Now that is good work!  Congrats!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« on: April 20, 2015, 05:43:19 PM »
My Steam Beer got through in Philly but my Nut Brown Ale did not.  Want to see that sheet to see if it was because I took it off the tap again and it got infected or if it was a judging preference. 

Very happy to have a dog in the hunt again though!!!!   ;D

Dave

Congrats Dave!  Sorry, my post got lost in the whiner shuffle so I figured I'd congratulate  myself..... ::)

To the whiners and complainers, if you don't like the format, don't enter.  But stop whining and complaining.  This is supposed to be fun.  Stop taking yourself so %$@#! seriously. 

Done now.

Dave

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« on: April 20, 2015, 11:18:05 AM »
My Steam Beer got through in Philly but my Nut Brown Ale did not.  Want to see that sheet to see if it was because I took it off the tap again and it got infected or if it was a judging preference. 

Very happy to have a dog in the hunt again though!!!!   ;D

Dave

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