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Ingredients / Re: Brewtan B
« on: June 16, 2016, 05:08:35 PM »
I recommend not ordering it from ibrew.com . I knew ordering from Australia could be dicey due to the distance  - and it is.


Ok, I take back what I said - I got mine in the mail today. Gonna use it in the O-fest I'm brewing in a couple weeks, then on a German Pils. I'll definitely be posting the results.
Wow, that took long enough... looking forward to your results.

On the shelf stability note, I usually drink my beers in about 4 weeks after kegging, so I'm not overly worried about oxidation. Rather, once they're tapped, it takes about 4 weeks to drink them. I usually give them 2-3 weeks to carbonate. But there is always room for improvement.


Yeah, definitely not gonna make any big pronouncements right away. It'll obviously take a while to judge shelf life. Not so long on beer quality.  Can't help but think that if the macros justify spending $$ to use it, there must be some benefit. Time will tell.

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Ingredients / Re: Brewtan B
« on: June 16, 2016, 01:07:41 PM »
I recommend not ordering it from ibrew.com . I knew ordering from Australia could be dicey due to the distance  - and it is.


Ok, I take back what I said - I got mine in the mail today. Gonna use it in the O-fest I'm brewing in a couple weeks, then on a German Pils. I'll definitely be posting the results.

Thanks Jon. Another data point would be great.  Looking to hear if this improves malt flavor and maintains freshness longer.


Yeah, that's what I'm looking to see. I want to judge clarity using it (Denny says his wort was much clearer), both in wort and the final product. And then I want to judge if there's actual improvement in malt character/overall beer character, and finally judge later on if shelf life is improved.

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There's something about it that I just don't like. Probably the fermentation character, because I get the same flavor out of WY2007. I'd gladly take a Coors Banquet or MGD over Bud if I had to choose.


I agree. It's the yeast character I'm not a big fan of. Forced to pick one of the other macros I'd go with Coors Banquet or MGD, too. Though back when Schlitz actually had the 'kiss of the hops' like it said on the can, I'd have picked it hands down.

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Ingredients / Re: Brewtan B
« on: June 16, 2016, 12:22:51 PM »
I recommend not ordering it from ibrew.com . I knew ordering from Australia could be dicey due to the distance  - and it is.


Ok, I take back what I said - I got mine in the mail today. Gonna use it in the O-fest I'm brewing in a couple weeks, then on a German Pils. I'll definitely be posting the results.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Hefeweisen seems wrong
« on: June 16, 2016, 11:41:39 AM »
Thanks guys - any ideas on how to prevent in the future or salvage this batch?

Much appreciated!!

Mike



You need to know your efficiency to be able to be close to your target OG in the future. I'd run your numbers through an efficiency calc like this one and then enter that efficiency number into software like Beersmith or similar. It's a way of taking control of your process and being able to consistently get close to the OG you want to hit.

http://www.brewersfriend.com/brewhouse-efficiency/

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Honestly I do wonder what it would be like with a completely unadulterated pallet.


I vote sh*^^y.  Maybe not.  I don't have any lingering fond memories of it.
From what I remember of Bud it didn't taste bad, it just didn't taste enough.


Agreed. I had my share of it (and cheaper mass produced stuff, too) before the craft beer thing. Insipid and boring isn't the same as having off flavors.

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Honestly I do wonder what it would be like with a completely unadulterated pallet.


I vote sh*^^y.  Maybe not.  I don't have any lingering fond memories of it.

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For palate impact, I'd put cucumbers and iceberg lettuce ahead of Natural Light.


I don't know - Natty Light is like a Wee Heavy next to Coors Light IMO.

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Ingredients / Re: Brewtan B
« on: June 16, 2016, 08:04:08 AM »
I don't understand the resistance to the type of purging mentioned. It takes zero money to try and uses less gas than burping a keg at high pressure. I've been purging this way for years.

You mean, filling a keg with star san and pushing it to other kegs with CO2 (and then a bucket)?  That's what I do.


Same here. No resistance, I'm just curious about what Brewtan B can (maybe) do to help with oxidation.

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Don't want something too extreme like a 2000 IBU DIPA, 14% barleywine, or enamel-peeling sour after a few month hiatus.  I would be looking to work my way back to the bigger or bolder beers.


Yeah, that was my feeling.

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Probably a hoppy APA. Closest thing I have to a go to.

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Ingredients / Re: Brewtan B
« on: June 16, 2016, 06:44:12 AM »
Looking forward to seeing the presentation posted.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Clear Beer!
« on: June 16, 2016, 06:42:35 AM »
Nice clarity, Frank!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: June 15, 2016, 06:45:16 PM »
Pretty beer !

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Ingredients / Re: Brewtan B
« on: June 15, 2016, 05:57:10 PM »
Isn't Brewtan suppose to help with the cold side oxidation? It would be nice if we didn't have to go to all the trouble of closed transfers if Brewtan eliminated the need.


That's my hope, too.

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