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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Dealing with trub
« on: July 02, 2012, 11:13:28 AM »
I try to remove as much trub as possible solely for the purpose of reusing the yeast.  I'm not concerned about the effect on the beer either.

Dave

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Dealing with trub
« on: July 02, 2012, 11:04:41 AM »
I'm starting to brew to an extra half gallon or so as I have the same problem.  I also bought a large fine strainer bag but have yet to use it.

Dave

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mash schedules for Lagers
« on: July 02, 2012, 05:22:36 AM »
Just had to add a thought to this thread.  IF the malts produced today are all well modified, why do all of the German breweries still perform Hochkurz mashes?  Yes, tradition is one thing, but if it didn't affect the flavor and quality of the beer, I would think they would all go to single infusion to save time and money.  Thoughts?

Dave

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: how are you using maris otter?
« on: July 02, 2012, 05:03:08 AM »
I really like the 50/50 maris otter/2-row combo.

+1

I use this combo quite often with my IPA recipe.

Me too....

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: That German lager flavor
« on: June 29, 2012, 07:23:39 AM »
On topic, I'm in DC now at my buddy's house for the golf tournament.  I built a "Go Tap" on wheels with my old tower and brought it down with a BoPils.  He was blown away.  I used 9# Floor Malted BoPils with .5# Vienna and .5# Munich with 4 Saaz additions and it is AWESOME.  I can say that the Hochkurz definitely made a difference.

Also had to post #500!  Not quite to Denny level, but still proud to be a homebrew geek!   8)

Dave

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: That German lager flavor
« on: June 29, 2012, 06:38:01 AM »
Me too!   ;D

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Equipment and Software / Re: Aeration? How important is the method?
« on: June 28, 2012, 11:47:56 AM »
Mixstir, paint stirrer, never heard of the first and didn't think of the second. what a great wealth of info these forums are. I will have to give these a try my next batch. Thanks a bunch.

Here's a MixStir...

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/mix-stir-agitator-rod.html

OK, just had one added to my Oktoberfest ingredient order from my LHBS.  Got the stainless version.  Seemed to make sense to spend 1/3 less than an O2 system for pretty much the same result.

Dave

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: That German lager flavor
« on: June 28, 2012, 11:38:04 AM »
Wow - 8K posts! A staggering number indeed!

Staggeringly ridiculous.

Ridiculously dedicated? You have helped me out on more than one occasion for sure!

+1.  Me too!

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Equipment and Software / Re: Mash tun frustration
« on: June 28, 2012, 11:01:32 AM »
The JB Weld product looks promising. I use aquarium silicone that is food safe. It does an ok job.

Try it!  You'll like it!   ;)

Dave

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: That German lager flavor
« on: June 28, 2012, 10:42:48 AM »

That is great news, I figured life got in the way. I really enjoyed talking with him at the 2010 NHC. His doppelbock was excellent!

Hey, how many days until Philly?  :)

ALL of the beers he had there were excellent.

How many days til Philly?  Just enough to recover from Seattle!

We'll need every one of those days to prepare for Philly.  ;)

I'm on the local committee and the GC sub-committee...and there will be a ton of work to do in preparation for this prestigious event.  :)

...as you very well know Denny.

BTW...you are now the 8K postman.  ;D

Ron, being local, I'd be happy to help for next year in any way.  Let me know.

Dave

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: That German lager flavor
« on: June 28, 2012, 07:09:18 AM »
I get an ice pack, but that's about it.  Haven't had any issues but you have to make a starter.....

Dave
Of course.  I may do the same and get the ice pack.  It usually takes 2 days to get my stuff, which isn't too bad.

When I ordered from Midwest, it took 4 days.  No problem in the summer, but I did have one arrive frozen in the winter!   :o

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: That German lager flavor
« on: June 28, 2012, 06:30:47 AM »
I get an ice pack, but that's about it.  Haven't had any issues but you have to make a starter.....

Dave

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Great article!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Yeast suspension on green beer
« on: June 28, 2012, 04:31:47 AM »
You say "last batches".  How many times has this happened now?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: That German lager flavor
« on: June 27, 2012, 01:46:21 PM »
Beersk,

If you are aerating at or close to your fermentation temp, you'll get more O2 in to solution.  Edit:  Than aerating at ale temps.....

Dave

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