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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: September 14, 2016, 05:40:42 PM »
Looks tasty, Frank!

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Equipment and Software / Re: Newest version BeerSmith 2
« on: September 14, 2016, 05:34:22 PM »
But I am FAR more comfortable with Bru'n in terms of accuracy and my system results.


Same here. No reason to change when I get excellent, predictable results with Brunwater.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: How fast should you cold crash?
« on: September 14, 2016, 05:28:11 PM »
Good to see ya back, Dave !

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: September 14, 2016, 03:03:26 PM »
My efficiency headaches continue as it unpredictably goes up or down 10 points with every batch...


Do you mill your own grain, out of curiosity?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: How fast should you cold crash?
« on: September 14, 2016, 03:00:58 PM »
1/  IF you're at FG, crash away. I crash lagers (that are @ FG) as well, with no negatives.

2/ As for suck back, crash in a keg with head pressure and there is no suck back.



Edit for sorry spelling.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: FG still to high
« on: September 14, 2016, 10:07:43 AM »
I don't think that FG number is all that high for your recipe either. Your yeast is done. i bet after you carb it up it will taste great. Now you know how to reformulate your recipe and process for next time you brew this one.

+1  In the end, FG is just a number...   



+2.  A lot more important is what it tastes like. In spite of all the obsessing we do over numbers, we don't drink them. At least I don't.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: September 14, 2016, 06:52:20 AM »
back in the game after the summer hiatus!!!

Going with my vienna mandarina IPA.  8-kegs empty and clean.....sad but true and hope to change that over the next few months.

Happy brewing this weekend  ;D



Cool, you'll have your reserves built back up in no time. 

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Equipment and Software / Re: Newest version BeerSmith 2
« on: September 14, 2016, 06:45:58 AM »
Seems ok so far. I use only the very basic parts of it anyway most times . I'm sure I'll look more in depth at it.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: FG still to high
« on: September 13, 2016, 10:06:43 AM »
That's about 30% unfermentable or low fermentables. I don't think there is a yeast problem. I think you have a low fermentable grist that was at least partially mashed at a high temp. like Denny said you could do a fast ferment test to know for sure if it will ferment more but I doubt it.



^^^^

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Ingredients / Re: Brewtan B
« on: September 13, 2016, 08:59:33 AM »
Why would you expect it to have sulfur issues?



Denny, Martin posted a few times on how contact with copper (ie, an IC) reduces excess sulfur levels in beer. A couple months back, homoeccentricus read the GBF paper and bought a SS chiller - he reported high levels of sulfur in his beers after using it. Gonna keep using my copper IC.

Yeah, that I'm aware of.  But that assumes you have a sulfur issue to be dealt with.  I need to see more testing before I can accept that using an SS in and of itself increases sulfur.


I just wondered more about the lack of sulfur contact as opposed to the SS IC itself causing sulfur, Denny. For me, I'm sticking with my copper IC regardless.

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Ingredients / Re: Brewtan B
« on: September 12, 2016, 04:01:43 PM »
Why would you expect it to have sulfur issues?



Denny, Martin posted a few times on how contact with copper (ie, an IC) reduces excess sulfur levels in beer. A couple months back, homoeccentricus read the GBF paper and bought a SS chiller - he reported high levels of sulfur in his beers after using it. Gonna keep using my copper IC.

Yes, but isn't the higher sulfur levels with respect to lagers mostly?  Including homoeccentricus who (IIRC) was reporting on a lager that he had brewed. I could be wrong here, though.


I'm sure more so with lagers, no doubt. And I know that Narcout was talking about a saison. I was just answering to Denny's question about copper and sulfur. I'm gonna stick with my copper IC and the (hopefully accurate) chelating effects of Brewtan.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: My New Brewery
« on: September 12, 2016, 03:26:16 PM »
Nice. That is so the way to do it.

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Ingredients / Re: Brewtan B
« on: September 12, 2016, 03:18:28 PM »
Why would you expect it to have sulfur issues?



Denny, Martin posted a few times on how contact with copper (ie, an IC) reduces excess sulfur levels in beer. A couple months back, homoeccentricus read the GBF paper and bought a SS chiller - he reported high levels of sulfur in his beers after using it. Gonna keep using my copper IC.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Best Way to Aerate Wort
« on: September 12, 2016, 09:39:15 AM »
Voted via carrier pigeon but it doesn't look like he's shown up yet - must be a headwind.  So I checked one of the choices and submitted just to be safe.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: September 11, 2016, 06:49:02 PM »
Great looking beers Bryan


I agree. Bryan makes beautiful looking beers.

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