Once, I used 11 lbs. in a 5-gallon batch. It was wonderful, but the judges hated it: Great aroma and flavor, but no balance with the malt. Now, I use 20 lbs.
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About a month ago, I hit up a semi-annual grain sale in which grain is 25% off. A sack of Briess two row was $37. I'm kicking myself for not getting a sack of Maris Otter. This place is only 5 minutes from the LD Carlson distributor, so their overhead shipping is minimal. Then a couple weeks ago another LHBS in the opposite direction from where I live had Briess two row sacks for sale at $35 (limit two).
Are you trying to broker a deal through an LHBS that everyone from your club buys from anyways? Are you planning on taking the bulk buy off their hands upon shipment?
Even if the cut for them is small I would think that any money earned with no need to hold inventory would be a no brainer for them and if that's where everyone is also buying other supplies and ingredients its a win win for everyone!
There are a couple lhbs in kc that do grain buys fairly often, but the cheapest 2 row is still $48.
Bottled my Saison today, and according to the numbers, I hit an attenuation level of 78% even though the strain is only said to go to 75%. Miscalculation on my part, slightly higher attenuation than standard due to yeast factors?
OG was 1.057. Finished was 1.012
For the record, I don't think butts needed brined. Plenty of fat to keep it moist. Also, 190 internal temp is key for the fall apart goodness. That's when the cartilage and whatever other fancy things in there that I forget break down to really make it fall apart.
I would also expect that the second presentation would be a little smoother due to practice for some of the speakers.
My Saturday presentation features (at least) 5% less stammering.