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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Experimental Brewing podcast Episode 23
« on: September 16, 2016, 05:00:42 PM »
Yeah, and also I was interested to hear the results of using the 'old' malt. I've used malt with some age but not that much age. Airtight containers in a cool place definitely doesn't hurt either.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Are hoppy beers slow to carbonate?
« on: September 16, 2016, 03:36:09 PM »
the "hop oils floating on the surface" claims seem suspicious to me since they are soluable in the beer. Otherwise that last pint would be one aromatic sucker.


That was my feeling, too. Never noticed it, even on an IPA with a lb of hops. But I'm not saying it's not possible either, with all the variance in equipment and techniques.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Brand of Kegerator
« on: September 16, 2016, 12:34:12 AM »
My newest kegerator is the Danby from Costco that I modified with a dual tower (came with a single). All in all, for the price, it's a damn good kegerator. My other is an old, beat up Haier with three taps that just keeps ticking. I got it used years ago and it's been great. It's a mixed up collection but I'm pretty happy. Just resist the temptation to keep one in a garage if possible. I bought a new one a few years back that lasted 3 years at most in the garage before dying - too much temp swing in the Midwest through the year.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Partial Mash Farmhouse IPA Recipe Idea
« on: September 15, 2016, 11:48:20 PM »
I just think the hop amounts are too high. I would ebb closer to what was considered an IPA 6 years ago so the yeast character doesn't get lost. That's just my opinion.

50 ibu at 60
1/2 oz each at 10
1/2 oz each at 0
1/2 oz each dry.

Again, just my opinion.


That's good advice, too. That's where it's tricky to advise somebody on brewing a hybrid IPA (Belgian, white, etc.) - knowing what their intentions are. In spite of being a hop lover, I have very little hop character in my farmhouse/saison beers because I like the yeast to stand out. But this actually sounds like it could be pretty good either way.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Partial Mash Farmhouse IPA Recipe Idea
« on: September 15, 2016, 11:08:19 PM »
ya i know about jarrylo.  but i figured it would fit in the farmhouse style.  Maybe ill use Warrior instead of chinook   thanks

Yeah, Warrior has a nice smooth bitterness. I'll be curious to see how this comes out for you.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Partial Mash Farmhouse IPA Recipe Idea
« on: September 15, 2016, 10:52:58 PM »
Personally, I like the hop schedule, but it depends on what you're shooting for in the final beer. I like Chinook (and Columbus) to bitter AIPAs, but this being a 'farmhouse IPA' hybrid, the bitterness might be a tad more coarse and assertive than you want for this beer - or not. Especially at .5 oz for 60, I don't think the bitterness will be overly in-your-face, but a milder hop @ 60 minutes like Magnum might suit what you're after better as well. Regardless, an oz each of Pekko, Sterling and...gulp...Jarrylo as dry hops would be pretty appropriate.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Fresh Hop DIPA
« on: September 15, 2016, 05:19:31 PM »
+1.  Should be good.

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Ingredients / Re: Brewtan B
« on: September 15, 2016, 05:00:25 PM »
I haven't got to play with brewtan yet, but it sounds like it with lodo practices might be more forgiving with use of copper.

That's my understanding, too - that Brewtan has a chelating effect (at least to a degree) on copper.


Jesse - I think it's worth repeating that, for someone like you who has been using lodo practices already (SMB, transferring to keg early, etc.), Brewtan may well not show a big difference in terms of final product. But for guys like some of us who are still using older practices with pouring and splashing, etc., Brewtan makes a noticeable difference (and improvement) IMO.

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Funny stuff.   :)  Not sure if smiley faces save lives though. Doubt it.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: September 15, 2016, 03:51:32 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?

Good call. I do have an old corona mill with drill adapter but stopped using it because my drill would lose charge before getting through. My LHBS is very good with only one mill so I guess I just assumed they keep it properly set. I kind of got lazy and ignorant so I will have to revisit it.

I was being a bit dramatic regarding consistently seeing 10 point shifts however my efficiency is definitely inconsistent...



Definitely sounds like the culprit. You could always ask them to double mill it. I used to do that.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: September 15, 2016, 12:40:42 AM »
Looks tasty, Frank!

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Equipment and Software / Re: Newest version BeerSmith 2
« on: September 15, 2016, 12:34:22 AM »
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 15, 2016, 12:28:11 AM »
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, 10:03:26 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, 10:00:58 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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