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Kai has chimed in:

http://braukaiser.com/blog/blog/2016/04/30/low-oxygen-brewing/
Good to see Kai posting about it. Curious as hell to see if he experiments with this and what he finds.


Yeah, some extra info on it from Kai would be great. I hope he posts more soon.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Traditional/Dunkles Bock
« on: April 29, 2016, 08:00:10 PM »
All in good fun - Shiner is to Traditional Bock as Miller Lite is to Pilsner.     ;D
I figured you were joking but wanted to be neither an ass nor a snob. That beer got me through long periods where the only other choice was Miller Lite :-)



Neither - I've consumed both in quantity. Consider it research! I just wish they's called it 'Shiner Amber' or similar and not Bock. This from the guy who used to buy Schlitz when it was slightly/modestly good !

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Traditional/Dunkles Bock
« on: April 29, 2016, 07:51:29 PM »
All in good fun - Shiner is to Traditional Bock as Miller Lite is to Pilsner.     ;D

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« on: April 29, 2016, 07:01:41 PM »
FWIW I saw Metallica open up for a semi-horrible 80s band (WASP) in a tiny club in Indy right after Ride The Lightning came out. They were UBER-intense then. Like maybe 400 people tops. Really cool in hindsight. Shook hands with James, though it wasn't very hard that night. I saw Metallica 5 times (I think) all together. Being a music lover I've seen a pretty cool variety of stuff, but that was a cool thing. I think the loudest show I've ever heard, ever. In comparison I like mellower stuff in my old age.....for the most part. Not always.
Loudest concert I ever heard by far was Ritchie Blackmore. He was playing a club gig, but had his full arena rig going full blast. We were wearing earplugs and left about 5 songs in because it still hurt our ears.



Such an underrated guitar player.

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So dry-hopping increases humulinone and decreases iso-AA concentrations. Humulinones are less bitter than iso-AA's on a per-concentration basis, and have been reported to leave a smoother bitterness. That makes me wonder if beers that are dry-hopped at a massive rate would have a noticeably smoother bitterness than one with a lighter dry hop.

This also has me wondering if more humulinone survives from whirlpool additions than typical boil additions, and if this factors into why there appears to be a smoother bitterness (in my experience at least) from whirlpool IBU's compared to boil IBU's. That's just conjecture and speculation on my part. Man, I wish I had my own HPLC...



Yeah, that was my takeaway from the whole thing, too. The IPA that I sent you (albeit slightly undercarbed) had a ton of theoretical IBUs , 70 up front from Columbus but with a ton in the whirlpool and dry ( 12 oz whirlpool and 5 oz dry IIRC). To me it seemed to have a pretty smooth overall bitterness, more than it should.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« on: April 29, 2016, 06:45:16 PM »
FWIW I saw Metallica open up for a semi-horrible 80s band (WASP) in a tiny club in Indy right after Ride The Lightning came out. They were UBER-intense then. Like maybe 400 people tops. Really cool in hindsight. Shook hands with James, though it wasn't very hard that night. I saw Metallica 5 times (I think) all together. Being a music lover I've seen a pretty cool variety of stuff, but that was a cool thing. I think the loudest show I've ever heard, ever. In comparison I like mellower stuff in my old age.....for the most part. Not always.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Traditional/Dunkles Bock
« on: April 29, 2016, 06:30:31 PM »
Most examples are mai or doppel, which is fine. But I must be in the minority, traditional bock is my favorite version (for drinkability), with doppel being second. Find Einbecker Bock-Dunkel or Aass Bock if you can IMO. Both are nice.

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Pretty good timing then, Denny. ;D  That's cool to see Scott put the info into practice, and test out IBUs as well. Good info all around.

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So, Marshall, Annie and I have been talking about ways to test the theory.  As part of that, Annie contacted a real, award winning German brewer...imagine that!  We're waiting for permission to release his name and the full text he sent us, but I can tell you it included frequent use of the phrase BS and concluded "A little knowledge is a dangerous thing".  He made it clear that's what happens in German breweries.


Fantastic !  I look forward to seeing the whole thing.


Edit for lack of spelling skills

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Thanks for sharing your experience Amanda. I have told you before how much I value your contributions here.
I do read the occasional comment here that is clearly sexist and I hope this makes people think twice before posting. I hope woman feel comfortable here.

+1000


For sure.

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Yep. And another thing I'm struggling with has to do with the many, many pictures I've seen from German breweries with large copper tanks, yet it's now a no-no. Martin is pretty adamant that copper is needed to drive off sulfur, so the alternative is a sulfur bomb with great malt character? I know sulfur dissipates eventually, but still scratching my head there.

The good thing is that wort only needs minimal contact with metallic copper to achieve the desired result. I know that my system has more copper piping than I would prefer. For the past 6 months, I've been wondering if it is too much. This paper added to my doubts.


Thanks, Martin. I think regardless I'll hang on to my copper IC as it's the one source of copper I use.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mash temp for RIS
« on: April 29, 2016, 04:44:02 AM »
On top of mashing temperature of 154 deg. I also make sure when I brew IPA's that I make sure my PH is at 5.5, As well I love the WLP001 as I like my IPA's to have a slightly higher ABV of around 6.8%

I get a crisp, well rounded IPA.  Good luck.



This thread is about mash temps for RIS (Russian Imperial Stout) though.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: First lager!
« on: April 28, 2016, 06:24:17 PM »
I think for a 10 gallon batch it'll work fine.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« on: April 28, 2016, 05:18:41 PM »
Had to really zoom in to catch that, at first I though he had a large candy stash in his man cave

I step on and over Legos every day.


Same here. My son has a small-medium size Lego museum, for all practical purposes. I love stepping on them in the a.m. when I'm half asleep. Good times.

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