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All Grain Brewing / Re: is my theory sound?
« on: January 30, 2013, 05:33:04 AM »
After reading the latest posts, I'm starting to think temp drop like Narvin.  However, I also agree that you need to double check all of your equipment if you have not already.

Dave

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All Grain Brewing / Re: is my theory sound?
« on: January 29, 2013, 03:12:58 PM »
I plugged your second recipe in to BeerTools and everything is feasible.

It came out at 83% attenuation though.  What yeast did you use for each brew? 

Dave

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All Grain Brewing / Re: First all-grain, help me make a SMaSH APA recipe?
« on: January 29, 2013, 10:29:56 AM »
I do need to more carefully measure my water -- this was largely scoop, pour, oops-too-cold, throw some back and heat more, dump some more in, good-quick-add-grain!

I have an app on my iPhone called 'Sparge Pal'.  It's a snap to figure out how much water you need and at what temp.  Then adjusting for outside temp and other variables is much easier. 

Dave

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Beer Recipes / Re: Hop Liquor
« on: January 29, 2013, 10:07:48 AM »
I like the idea. 40 Oz of hops in a 5 gallon batch will suck up a lot of that wort, which could be a downside for sure.

I like it too!  I would add another gallon of water to compensate for the hop absorbtion though.

Dave

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Pimp My System / Re: grain mill
« on: January 29, 2013, 09:01:43 AM »
Nice build.  Is that a crankandstein mill?

Yep... before the fallout.

Sorry for not being in the loop, can you explain the "fallout" comment. Not too familiar with crankandstein.

Me too!  Also, looks like there are 3 rollers?  Very nice indeed!

Dave

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All Grain Brewing / Re: is my theory sound?
« on: January 29, 2013, 08:54:05 AM »
Interestingly enough, "thin beer" is a common complaint to those new to AG brewing. I wonder how often it is that they are used to heavy and underattenuated extract brewing.

Interesting observation. 

I agree with the others.  Need more info on grain bill, etc. and double check your equipment.

Dave

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Beer Recipes / Re: One More Time!
« on: January 29, 2013, 05:23:47 AM »
Hey Red!  I'll bottle one for you and bring it to NHC!
Dave

This will not do.

You must bring at least enough bottles that the rest of the AHA forum members at NHC can try it. That is fair. 8)

Fair enough!

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Beer Recipes / Re: One More Time!
« on: January 29, 2013, 05:22:38 AM »
Hey Red!  I'll bottle one for you and bring it to NHC!

This has been a very satisfying experiment.  The uber late hopped Mittelfruh lager is on tap now and VERY tasty.  It keeps getting better.  Never had anything quite like it..... 8)

Give it a go and report back! 

Dave

Will do.  I have a German Pils lagering presently, but that will go in the keg in a few weeks.  The yeast from that will be used for the next batch, which I will uber late hop.  Maybe you should brew a batch a bring it to club night!  Or maybe I should join First State Brewers and do it myself, right Scott?

I'll talk to my club about this.  Good idea.

Dave

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Keg Carbing
« on: January 28, 2013, 01:53:50 PM »
It's not any faster IMO but you don't need to hook up the keg to the gas either so keg-priming can be done "off-system" so to speak. My preferred method.

+1.  This is why I wanted to give it a try.

Dave

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Kegging and Bottling / Keg Carbing
« on: January 28, 2013, 10:46:18 AM »
I thought I would try something different so I would not have to wait 3-4 days to get my ales carbed.  So I added 1/2 cup of corn sugar to the keg as I racked it off primary.  I spilled a little so I figure I ended up with 1/3 cup.  I usually use 3/4 cup when I bottle but I wanted to be on the safe side.

Does anyone else keg carb and how much corn sugar do you use?

Dave

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All Grain Brewing / Re: First all-grain, help me make a SMaSH APA recipe?
« on: January 28, 2013, 08:46:36 AM »
Congrats on your first All-Grain!  It's takes a while to dial in your process so I hope you had fun and enjoyed the day.

Honestly, I never pre-heat my MT.  I bring it inside and warm it up to 68F and bring my strike water a few degrees above to compensate.  You'll get used to it and I'm not taking anything away from pre-heating.  I also always have an extra pot of boiling water on hand, just in case. 

What did you use to calculate the amount of water needed?  I would definitely recommend investing in some brew-ware if you have not already.

Dave

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Beer Recipes / Re: One More Time!
« on: January 26, 2013, 11:36:57 AM »
Hey Red!  I'll bottle one for you and bring it to NHC!

This has been a very satisfying experiment.  The uber late hopped Mittelfruh lager is on tap now and VERY tasty.  It keeps getting better.  Never had anything quite like it..... 8)

Give it a go and report back! 

Dave

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Fine particulate matter in suspension
« on: January 25, 2013, 02:30:25 PM »
I would crash cool for a few days or if that is not an option, just wait it out.  The beer should clear. 

IMHO, running through a mesh strainer before bottling is begging for oxidation.

Dave

EDIT: Others may have experience with gelatin.  I do not....


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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Liquid sub for Danstar Nottingham?
« on: January 25, 2013, 01:03:58 PM »
I think the 1968 makes a great bitter.  My only beef with it is the low attenuation.

Dave

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Yeast nutrient
« on: January 25, 2013, 07:59:58 AM »
I use mostly Wyeast so I do not add nutrient to my starters, only to the boil.

Dave

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