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Equipment and Software / Re: Time for a New RIMS Thread!
« on: June 30, 2014, 08:48:35 AM »
I thought about electric, but then I go back to not knowing any electrical engineers.  I think I'm more apt to electrocute myself than blow myself up...... ;D

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Equipment and Software / Re: Time for a New RIMS Thread!
« on: June 30, 2014, 07:36:44 AM »
I just bought one of the Blichmann RIMS-Rockets myself... Had been holding off to have a custom made HERMS tank made for me... but won a $200 gift card at the NHC so.... RIMS it is :D

Keep us posted on how you handle the temperature control.  I'm wondering about getting one myself.

I just asked my wife if we knew any electrical engineers as I'm pondering this myself.  I'd like to be able to dial up temps as opposed to programming them per Lonny's YouTube video.  I just don't know enough and I don't want to spend my life researching it.....

I also don't want to go touchscreen so I'm in a quandary right now.

Dave

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Equipment and Software / Re: Time for a New RIMS Thread!
« on: June 30, 2014, 05:47:58 AM »
I just bought one of the Blichmann RIMS-Rockets myself... Had been holding off to have a custom made HERMS tank made for me... but won a $200 gift card at the NHC so.... RIMS it is :D

NICE! 

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Equipment and Software / Re: Time for a New RIMS Thread!
« on: June 30, 2014, 05:29:09 AM »
I say go for it!  JUst make sure if you are brewing inside to vent correctly.  Also, keep in mind that with 25G pots it will probably be a little finicky brewing 20G.  Good luck in the planning and building of the new brewhouse!

Cheers,
Jeff

Plan to run a gas line in to the garage.  First order of business or the rest of my plans fall off quickly....

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Equipment and Software / Time for a New RIMS Thread!
« on: June 29, 2014, 06:16:49 AM »
I'm going all in and building a Brutus 25.  I saw a deal on 25G pots and thought, "brewing 20G at a time would be really cool!"  Here are my initial thoughts:
1-25G pots to brew up to 20G
2-natural gas burners
3-Stainless steel frame

That's about as far as I got.  I'd really like to hear some updates on your rigs and advice on going about this journey.  I can't wait!

Dave

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hop Burst Ideas
« on: June 02, 2014, 06:32:15 AM »
Well, I was not the only one that thought the beer was crazy good.  I brought 2 growlers to my neighborhood pool opening party where we also had a keg of SNPA.  The growlers went in 15 minutes.  My one buddy said, "It's a weird day when I'm filling up my glass with SNPA wishing there was more of your IPA around..... :D

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hop Burst Ideas
« on: May 31, 2014, 01:54:40 PM »
Well, I decided to put it on green.  15 days in primary and 4 days in the keg.  Two words:

HOLY CRAP!!!!!

Amazing hop flavor, aroma and just enough bitterness to make it work.

Can't wait to do this one again after this year's harvest.

Dave

EDIT: I must add that since they were all homegrown, they taste that much better.  Not sure if it really made a difference, but freezing them right off the dehydrator was a bonus, IMHO.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hop Burst Ideas
« on: May 19, 2014, 09:40:46 AM »
DONE!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hop Burst Ideas
« on: May 18, 2014, 10:11:42 AM »
OK boys, for my next trick I just added the rest of last year's harvest.  3.4 oz of Cascade, 1.6 oz of Chinook and .6 oz of Tetnanger.  The tets smelled amazing I must add.  Put them in 5G so good experiment versus the non-dry hopped 5G.  You guys should seriously consider a trip to Philly to taste this one!   :)

Dave

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hop Burst Ideas
« on: May 12, 2014, 03:48:00 AM »
LOL.  10 Gallons.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hop Burst Ideas
« on: May 11, 2014, 06:38:02 PM »
Did you chill before adding the steeped hops?  Can you post your recipe and process?

No, I added all the hops in the last 5 minutes then let it steep covered for 4 hours.  It was at 142F when I got home and chilled it. 

Dave

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hop Burst Ideas
« on: May 11, 2014, 02:13:10 PM »
Well it ended up being a 4 hour hop stand.  The wort was at 142F when I turned on the IC.  Not sure what that will do as isomerization stops below 180F, right?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hop Burst Ideas
« on: May 11, 2014, 09:01:25 AM »
You'll have to report back on this one, Dave !  I'm curious to hear your impressions of how it comes out.

Will do!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hop Burst Ideas
« on: May 11, 2014, 08:39:50 AM »
OK, change of plan.  Seems I am going to lunch as soon as the boil is done for Mother's Day.  So it's going to be about a 2 hour hop stand......

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hop Burst Ideas
« on: May 11, 2014, 08:38:44 AM »
Is this an APA or an IPA?

I like doing as much of my flavor and aroma addition as I can at flameout, but for something like an APA where you don't want to overshoot your IBU's you probably want to use additions where you can accurately calculate your IBU's to get your bitterness (FWH and/or additions in the 5-15 minute range). Then you can chill to 180F and add the rest of your hops and do a hop stand for as long as you can stand it.

For an IPA, I just add everything at flameout and don't worry about calculating IBU's.

Make sure you save some hops for dry hops, too!

And the other hop head I knew would respond to this.   :)

Thanks Eric, good stuff!  Gravity is going to be about 1.055 so right in the middle. 

It's last year's homegrown which I'm finally using up so it will be a 5 minute addition and 30 minute hop stand.  Looks to be about 12 oz of Cascade 5 oz of Chinook.  We will see how it works out....

Dave

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