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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Final Gravity?
« on: July 12, 2017, 07:05:47 PM »
You know you're at FG when you get 2 or 3 identical hydrometer readings, each a day or two apart. Airlock activity can't be trusted to verify that you're at FG, or you run the risk of bottle bombs. Make the hydrometer your friend. Good luck!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Yeast Fermentation Temp
« on: July 11, 2017, 04:16:04 PM »
To me, the pitch temp is more critical than the remainder of ferment.  Be sure to measure it.  For a few years, I chilled to 80ish and assumed an overnight stay in the fridge set at my fermentation temps would lower it but NOT SO! 

Interesting to see confirmation high temp pitching affecting head retention, never seen that before but that is exactly my experience as well.  OMG the headache bombs I made on my first few belgians!


Agreed with all of this. As for foam, fusels are often a negative
for foam quality, and of course a positive for nasty headaches. Been there.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Summertime beer cocktails
« on: July 11, 2017, 02:33:50 PM »
   Plain old red beers, but only with my infamous homebrewed, high octane tomato juice, and only with lagers. Sadly I'm out of the stuff and have been for a while, gonna have to get my poop in a group and build some more soon. The stuff goes down very well, I can go through a quart of juice and 3 or 4 beers in no time at all, especially during a good football game. On second thought, maybe I should hold off on making more juice ;).
   Jon, you don't ever partake of a lime wedge with a beer?



Lime wedge with tacos, yeah. Beer, not so much.   :)

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 11, 2017, 02:31:27 PM »
Like A Drug -  Queens Of The Stone Age

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Summertime beer cocktails
« on: July 11, 2017, 01:54:57 PM »
I generally prefer my beer unadulterated


Same here. I like an occasional margarita at a Mexican place, and definitely good Scotch and good bourbon on occasion. But I like beer to be beer. Each his own.

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 11, 2017, 01:19:18 PM »
Drink It Up, Men -  Clancy Brothers

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 11, 2017, 01:10:47 PM »
I Ain't Drunk I'm Just Drinkin' -  Albert Collins

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 11, 2017, 12:53:21 PM »
Have A Drink On Me -  AC/DC

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Introduction to Low Oxygen Brewing
« on: July 10, 2017, 11:08:29 PM »
It's not printed on the can. After my first experience, this is exactly what I did.

I got yeast sludge stuck to the lid and yeast sludge stuck to the bottom and little in suspension.  Swirling it does little.

Their instructions say to add wort to swirl it up after you pour it out.  Also to stir it with something.

The yeast seems to work fine.  The package sucks.


It must be a strain thing then, Joe. I've used their Rustic saison strain a few times as well as the kolsch strain once and haven't had these issues, since neither drops very quickly. Since some other strains tend to drop and cake more easily than these, sounds like they need to retool their packaging.

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 10, 2017, 09:48:18 PM »
I Wanna Be Your Dog - The Stooges

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Introduction to Low Oxygen Brewing
« on: July 10, 2017, 09:45:37 PM »
I've had pretty good luck so far with their yeast, and like the strains I've used. I don't remembering the company's directions being written on the can, so I looked it up on their site - it says to turn the can upside down in the fridge the night before use. At pitching, invert the can back upright and GENTLY crack the pull tab to fully vent any pressure (like you would a can of soda that got shaken). After opening, swirl the can to bring the yeast all into suspension, and dump.
Hopefully this is of some help in the future. If it's not printed on the can, it really should be.

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The Pub / Re: really regretting the cataract surgery
« on: July 10, 2017, 09:36:04 PM »
Ignorance is bliss! Funny stuff.

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 10, 2017, 04:54:38 PM »
<similar vein>  Looks Like Rain -  Grateful Dead

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Yeast Fermentation Temp
« on: July 10, 2017, 04:20:54 PM »
Same here, Denny. And FWIW I like 1450 around 62-64F. As for Belgian strains for example, I feel like they miss on their temp recommendations. The first 2 or 3 days @ 63-64F before raising temp makes beer a lot more like the famous Belgian examples IMO. Too warm with those strains and it's easy to get an ester/phenol bomb. Too warm and foam is affected negatively as well.

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 10, 2017, 03:37:34 PM »
The Rain Song -  Zeppelin

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