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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: German Lager Strain
« on: January 26, 2017, 09:19:45 AM »
I've not used 2206/820 in a long time, maybe I should give them a try. 


I've heard a few brewers (who have used both) say that 820 doesn't attenuate as well as 2206. I know not all the 'equivalent' strains are that. Can't speak directly to it since I've never used 820, but 2206 is fantastic.

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Homebrewer Bios / Re: Captain Morgan
« on: January 25, 2017, 07:17:01 PM »
Nice bio! Mine didn't come until I'd been on the forum a few years.  ;D.  And by the way, my wife is a high school teacher, so I respect your commitment. Cheers.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Boil temps - do they matter?
« on: January 25, 2017, 06:36:47 PM »
TBI?  I think the use of acronyms without definition come across as pretentious and divisive.  You can't assume everybody knows what the heck you're talking about.  When I first started reading the LODO thread, I was very turned off by all of the SMB, BtB, etc.  It's almost like you need to be "in the know" or part of some clique to even gain access to the info.  Not very helpful, IMO (in my opinion).   ;)



SG, OG, FG, ADF, IBU, ABV, SRM, WY, WL, SS, EKG. FWIW, the tip of the iceberg here. Not exactly unprecedented.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: German Lager Strain
« on: January 25, 2017, 05:54:43 PM »
Look at Carolina supply. I think that's what it's called


Cool, will do.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: German Lager Strain
« on: January 25, 2017, 05:40:36 PM »
Lamp $5, lamp fuel $5 for enough to last 20 years, chunk of thin wire with a handle, 50ml and 100ml flask if you want to get really fancy  $5


Cool, pretty cheap.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: German Lager Strain
« on: January 25, 2017, 04:33:54 PM »
Any time, just ask. I owe ya for help winning a medal, well... ribbon. I'll be keeping it around. The beer on tap right now was propped up from a slant that I made 10 months prior. It took off like it was fresh off the mountain



Nah, you did the work and nailed that stout. Tasty recipe though. If I thought I had the time, I'd look into tracking down that stuff, but I don't want to waste a good slant. If things lighten up here timewise, I may let you know. Hell, doing that double batch of dunkel one day and the IPA the next week required the planets to all line up and also an act of congress.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: German Lager Strain
« on: January 25, 2017, 04:09:38 PM »
2206 is my favorite all around lager strain. Attenuates well, with nonetheless a malty finish, and actually flocs well compared to some of the powdery ones. I've switched to it in the last year and will probably stick with it. I do like 2633 as mentioned and have
used a ton of 2124. I prefer 2206.


Edit - I'd like to try 2352 or LagerX strain at some point though.
Want a slant? I have 3. Need to keep 2. Now would be the time, cold weather. All you'd need is an alcohol lamp, loop, and a way of doing sterile 20ml starter


I'd love it but it's been a challenge to find time to brew for a year. Can hardly keep my taps full right now with all the kids' activities. Thanks for the cool offer, though!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: German Lager Strain
« on: January 25, 2017, 03:26:50 PM »
2206 is my favorite all around lager strain. Attenuates well, with nonetheless a malty finish, and actually flocs well compared to some of the powdery ones. I've switched to it in the last year and will probably stick with it. I do like 2633 as mentioned and have
used a ton of 2124. I prefer 2206.


Edit - I'd like to try 2352 or LagerX strain at some point though.

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My imaginary brewery has a beer hopped with Unicorn farts.  It's not very good, only a 2.9 on imaginarybeeradvocate.com


Awesome.  Beats my dry beaver anal-glanded brown ale. That one only scored 2.4 . Damn hipsters can't rate anything right.

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I guess it's still imaginary...
http://www.cedarislandbrewing.com/beer-list/



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Whoa, nice!  How soon?

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Beer Recipes / Re: Looking for a good Dry Stout recipe
« on: January 24, 2017, 05:21:39 PM »
Thanks again Jon

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You bet!  Be sure to post if you brew it up.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Looking for a good Dry Stout recipe
« on: January 24, 2017, 05:12:44 PM »
Jon, when you make it, do you follow his original recipe, or are you mashing the roasted barley in with the rest? Do you make any adjustments for that if you mash it all together?

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I only did his once and I used his recipe and process to the letter. Came out outstanding. I normally brew my American stout but I need to revisit that one. It's legit Irish stout.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Looking for a good Dry Stout recipe
« on: January 24, 2017, 04:54:37 PM »
That made it so much easier to track down

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Yeah, I forgot the article went back that far. I was digging!

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Beer Recipes / Re: Looking for a good Dry Stout recipe
« on: January 24, 2017, 04:48:11 PM »
Anyone remember when Martin's article was? I can never get Zym app to work very well on my phone. I'm sure I have hard copy, just looking for someone to point me in the right direction

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November/December 2013 Zymurgy, Frank. Good stuff.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Making Norther Brewers "Off the Topper" Juicy?
« on: January 24, 2017, 04:37:31 PM »

Totally agree. I don't judge or care how someone brews - the whole different goals, available time, etc, thing . But those of us who are interested in the info are entitled to read it without the same redundant noise. It's become like the movie Groundhog Day played nonstop at this point. Not gonna lie - arguments (vehement or not) against ANYTHING don't carry much weight when the protester hasn't actually tried the entire process. Brew and let brew (might have been a James Bond movie title. Or not).

Homebrewers are generally a very sensitive bunch.  This is one of the reasons why I have a very limited attention span for homebrew forums.  If the collective had thicker skin, maybe I would disappear less often.

The basic context of this LODO acceptance problem is one camp has a brewing method validated by science and they think it makes the "best beer" because science and opinion.  They need to be reminded that the term "best beer" is not something science can determine.

The other camp makes beer they really enjoy drinking and maybe they have won some awards to validate the quality of their beer.  If they make beer that they honestly think can't be improved, then I guess I can relate to their contempt for a process they think they don't need.

I'm absolutely certain both camps believe they make great beer.  There are many, many ways to make great beer and they don't necessarily need to be supported by science.

Blanket dismissals of the LODO process doesn't invalidate it's legitimacy.  I'm semi-LODO and can't think of any reason to introduce more DO into my beer based on science and subjective taste. 




I don't disagree. There are a lot of approaches to brewing, most of which make good beer. I'm probably considered semi lodo at this point too , with some more equipment upgrades needed to reduce O2 further. I see it as similar to the game of baseball, in that you can make it as simple or as complicated as you like. Pretty hard to argue that O2 in beer isn't something to at least try to reduce, at the very least.

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