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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Message to the forum. from me.
« on: January 30, 2017, 12:26:46 PM »
Don't be a dick!

This is what we need more than more forums, mods, departures, or bans.

Also, if someone else is being a dick, that doesn't mean you get a free pass to be a dick too.



^^^^^ Luckily since there is no court order that everyone post a response to every post, this just might work.  ;)


Also, Pete, well done. And vaguely disturbing.

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:facepalm: This is why I brew my own beer..


No doubt! Nobody's hoppy beer beats your own, especially when it's fresh.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Message to the forum. from me.
« on: January 30, 2017, 11:09:48 AM »
Maybe it's time for a separate area for LODO, just like there is for Wedding Brewing.  To me, it would be an "Enter at your own risk" kind of thing.
But it applies to other facets of brewing and would be brought up frequently out of that category.

Exactly. Sometimes someone may post to ingredients, then the discussion swings to yeast...or in all grain brewing, but there's talk about equipment. Some forums are sticklers about that sort of thing, I'm glad this place is not. Hard category requirements make it harder to discuss things.
effectiveness aside, and to steal the words from the LODO guys, it is an all encompassing method of brewing that requires some fairly large modifications to your brew day in every aspect including milling, mashing, boiling, cooling, yeast pitching, fermentation management, and packaging. It is not as simple as to say ferment cooler or add more or less of this or that ingredient. It is impossible to suggest a LODO technique without drastically altering your entire methodology as it is an entire different methodology that is undone by a failure in even a single step. That's why a dedicated subforum would be helpful as it is impossible to suggest a modification of brewing involving LODO without dismantling your entire beer making methods.



Speaking as someone who has actually done it a few times (and in spite of the original, more militant, 'all or nothing' posting of info), I strongly believe that there is incremental improvement possible. I bet several people here would concur. Again, brew and let brew. It's easy.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Message to the forum. from me.
« on: January 30, 2017, 10:29:24 AM »

You've definitely trolled those two with snide comments and personal attacks. That is not to say their comments are always above the board but neither are yours. You've inserted personal attacks and snideness into meaningful dialogue in ways that makes it difficult to imagine your goal wasn't to derail the conversation on LODO.



Totally agree. You made it personal nore than once where it didn't need to be, and only fanned the flames. Way more than 2 guilty parties.


 

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Ingredients / Re: Hop hash
« on: January 30, 2017, 08:12:12 AM »
Sorry for bumping an old thread thread - but has anyone brewed exlusively/almost exclusively with the hop hash?

Yesterday, I just brewed a 12 gallon test batch with my hop hash. It's a 1.055 pale ale composed of 94% Golden Promise, 4% Carahell, and 2% Acidulated Malt; bittered to ~40 IBU's with YVH HopShot (10mL @ 60 mins). I dropped 4 oz of Hop Hash for a 30 mins whirlpool at 170F (only aroma hops). I will dry hop with another 4 oz. I mashed at 151 for 60 mins to get it pretty dry, as I'm using BRY-97 on half.

I suspect that this neutral of a malt profile and an otherwise naked hop bill will help showcase the hash - which was surprisingly moist and resinous and smelled fruitier than I expected. But while the aroma of the has was great, my wort didn't smell nearly as aromatic as when I brew a pale ale with more traditional ingredients. That could be a good thing if it means more of those aromatic compounds are staying in my beer, but I  suspect this hash is not the aroma bomb product I had hoped it would be. I'll report in ~3 weeks when I have it on tap.






I have some and haven't used it yet. I look forward to hearing your results.

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Ingredients / Re: Using Nugget hops instead of Magnum in pale ale
« on: January 30, 2017, 08:05:24 AM »
I have some homegrown Nugget and Cascade hops. I'm thinking of making a Sierra Nevada like pale ale with them. How do you think subbing the Nugget in for Magnum bittering hops would affect the beer? I don't have enough hops to make an IPA. Just trying to come up with a way to use my own hops together. 



It's tough to use homegrown hops for bittering without knowing their alpha acid %. Most brewers use their homegrown hops for late boil and whirlpool additions. 

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At the moment, it looks awfully dark, and quite brown.  Of course, in a dark basement, in a carboy, is way different than in a pint glass... so we shall see.


Reddish beers are really hard to even judge until they get totally clear, in terms of their final color. I've had some with just a touch of haze that looked much redder when they cleared FWIW.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Message to the forum. from me.
« on: January 30, 2017, 07:08:52 AM »
All I can think is that we are better than what I see has happened.

I have come to the point that I think LODO has improved some of my German lagers.

Still tinkering, and learning.





I agree, Jeff. None of us would be here if we weren't passionate about brewing. But the passion needs to be channeled toward respectful posts and not rude, personal ones which break a thread (and the whole forum) into dysfunction.

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Awesome, congrats!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: January 29, 2017, 05:53:52 PM »


Pilsner, 100% Barke Pils. 



Awesome looking beer. Great malt, too.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: January 29, 2017, 04:48:19 PM »
Same here. Be nice to not have to order it. I have some of the pils which is excellent. But I need to get a bag of that Munich soon.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: January 29, 2017, 04:43:39 PM »

Munich Dunkel made with Barke Munich Malt  and WY 2206.


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Looks awesome, Dan. I have a 2206 Dunkel (double batch) with Barke Munich that's not quote a month old yet. Close but not quite as clear yet
 Pretty tasty, huh?  :)
The color looks more red with the back light. The flavor is very nice-rich and malty.


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That Barke Munich is just superb, aroma and flavor.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Introduction to Low Oxygen Brewing
« on: January 29, 2017, 04:41:04 PM »
My question echos #1053 from above concerning a Stout but broadens it to Ales in general:  maybe I missed it.. I see that mid 40*F slow fermenting is prescribed for German Lagers, what temp is an English Ale, American Amber, or Belgian Saison recommended?  Those are the Styles I tend to brew most often.



IIRC there isn't a requirement to ferment lower than would be effective for ales. I fermented my APA and AIPA (low oxygen) at my isual 63-64F. That's with 1056 btw.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: January 29, 2017, 04:35:06 PM »
Yeah, looks great. I get a lot of mango out of Citra, and I love the Idaho 7. Is it lost against the Citra (with Citra being strong) ?
It is surprisingly balanced.  It also has galaxy and ctz.  The Idaho 7 is stronger in aroma, but it finishes citra.  I am assuming it is the citra.  There is 40 IBUs of ctz then whirlpool 2oz Idaho. 1oz citra, 1oz galaxy  Dry hopped with 1oz Idaho 7 , 1 oz citra

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Nice. I have a Citra/Galaxy/Cleopatra IPA on now that's damn good at a couple weeks old. Nice hop combo.
 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: January 29, 2017, 04:32:40 PM »

Munich Dunkel made with Barke Munich Malt  and WY 2206.


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Looks awesome, Dan. I have a 2206 Dunkel (double batch) with Barke Munich that's not quote a month old yet. Close but not quite as clear yet
 Pretty tasty, huh?  :)

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