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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Direction of Keg Lid
« on: May 11, 2015, 06:20:41 AM »
I have one lid and keg combo that only fit one way

+1.  I did a bulk buy on ball locks a long time ago, and every one of them has a lid that only fits one way.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Empty Keg Storage
« on: May 11, 2015, 06:04:59 AM »
I don't understand the need to keep them pressurized just to have to depressurize prior to filling with beer.
Couple of reasons.  Pressurized means nothing is getting in there.  It will remain sanitary.  Also, since I'm sealing the keg while wet with Star San I want to avoid oxygen.   


+1.  I like knowing before filling with beer that the keg still holds pressure, too.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Keg Dip Tube/ Water Test
« on: May 10, 2015, 01:35:02 PM »
You need to pump out some starsan after the pbw. PBW is only a cleanser - to have the keg sanitized you need to pump starsan out of the keg. It'll have the diptube, fittings and faucet beer ready.

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Sunday is a saison, first one in several months. Going simple with grist - 75% Dingemann Pils, 20% Vienna, 5% Wheat. Gonna see what saison strains are freshest at my LHBS. May blend strains, maybe not. Thinking some late Nelson hopping, for grape-ish character. Can't wait to brew saison when warm weather gets here (or anytime).

Everything went well. Volumes spot on, OG was a point over target. All in all it was good brewing day. Gonna brew again Friday - haven't brewed twice in a week for awhile. Good times.

same here. ESB fermenting nicely at 65F.  what saison yeast did you end up with?

3724. Using foil over the open airlock gasket per Drew B. Gonna see how low I can get it using this method. If it stalls I have some 3711 to finish the job, worst case. Love Dupont.
 

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Sunday is a saison, first one in several months. Going simple with grist - 75% Dingemann Pils, 20% Vienna, 5% Wheat. Gonna see what saison strains are freshest at my LHBS. May blend strains, maybe not. Thinking some late Nelson hopping, for grape-ish character. Can't wait to brew saison when warm weather gets here (or anytime).

Everything went well. Volumes spot on, OG was a point over target. All in all it was good brewing day. Gonna brew again Friday - haven't brewed twice in a week for awhile. Good times.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NOOOOO - NHC disaster
« on: May 10, 2015, 11:52:59 AM »
That sucks really bad ,Ross. Sorry to hear about it.

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Ingredients / Re: RO sparge water
« on: May 10, 2015, 11:42:59 AM »
I had an unfortunate client that called me in too late who had this problem with their brewing water and the resulting beers came out very acidic. With nearly 300 bbls of acidic beer that they ultimately had to waste, the economic impact was the end for that brewery.

Wow, that's pretty awful. There was a well publicized brewery closing in the last month or so - any chance that's  the one ?

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Ingredients / Re: RO sparge water
« on: May 10, 2015, 07:43:48 AM »
FWIW, I add the salts I need to hit my profile first into the software, and then add acid or baking soda to hit my target pH. Lots of ways to get there, though.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Treating Sparge Water
« on: May 10, 2015, 06:55:17 AM »
I've always followed Brunwater to the letter, which means adding the recommended salts to mash and sparge. My results have been good enough not to want to mess with a good thing.

EDIT -  Your theory is pretty interesting, Martin. If there is truth there, it may partially explain why (aside from proper pH) you can sparge hot (190+) without extracting tannins.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: How best to describe 22C?
« on: May 10, 2015, 06:50:06 AM »
Great.  Now I'm off to brew Dominick The American Wild Ass Christmas Donkey Ale.  Look out, 28C....

Awesome name.  Waiting on this long saison mash, it gave me a good chuckle !

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Ingredients / Re: RO sparge water
« on: May 09, 2015, 08:10:41 PM »
Sad but true...realizing It more and more each day!

No joke !

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Stirring Mash
« on: May 09, 2015, 10:44:33 AM »
Nope, no ill effects. I add ice a cube at a time when I overshoot. Works great, too.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: pilsen water profile
« on: May 08, 2015, 08:11:59 PM »

I would keep it low for a PU or Czech style lager for a round bitterness that does not linger long. For a Dry German Pils I target 70-90 ppm SO4. They both use noble hops.
How low is low?
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Like 40ish for me. Worked nicely.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: lower finishing gravity?
« on: May 08, 2015, 05:57:57 PM »
I assume you meant you mashed @ 152F ? Did it ferment to actually 1.000 FG ? Post your recipe and process, and we can help you easier.

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Sunday is a saison, first one in several months. Going simple with grist - 75% Dingemann Pils, 20% Vienna, 5% Wheat. Gonna see what saison strains are freshest at my LHBS. May blend strains, maybe not. Thinking some late Nelson hopping, for grape-ish character. Can't wait to brew saison when warm weather gets here (or anytime).

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