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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 27, 2017, 10:19:15 PM »
Thanks. Totally is, Dan. At 7% with no fusels at all, goes down maybe a little too easy.   ;D

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 27, 2017, 10:14:07 PM »
Rustic/3726 Saison late hopped with a little Lemon Drop. Has an earthy, peppery, slightly fruity yeast character, with the added slight lemony hop character. A really good beer.

I do this all the time.  After serving a few pints from a keg not attached to gas the pressure will have dropped a bit and will pour slower, but won't lose too much carbonation.  When it gets slower I add more pressure, but don't leave the CO2 attached to the serving keg.

Same here.

Hmmm, highly suspect. Last I recall that stuff was clear, not yellow.

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Yeah, I honestly think I had less than one bottle of that swill total ever, but remember it being clear. Maybe it's like a nice year old Westmalle now. Or nothing like that at all.  ;D

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewing Dream
« on: May 25, 2017, 07:36:21 PM »
Don't worry - and for what it is worth, the best homebrewer I know uses DME in his RIS batches - he plans on it to get the batch right due to mash tun limitations.  And I can attest to his award winning beers...they are fantastic.  I won't give away his name, but he is an "AllStar".  So don't be afraid to use your DME on an "allgrain" batch.


Totally agree.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Water Question
« on: May 25, 2017, 05:49:07 PM »
RO water. Either purchased or your own filter.

Yep. Just my opinion - municipal water supplies can change in mineral makeup throughout the year, so unless you send off to Ward every few months (or are on a well), you don't really know what you're working with. RO water and a cheap TDS meter gives you control.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Keg Setup
« on: May 25, 2017, 04:35:19 PM »
The gas line is what goes from the CO2 regulator to the gas in post of the keg. The liquid out post of the keg (via a QD) connects the beer line on one end, and the other end of the beer line goes up through the tower and connects to the faucet with a clamp.

Beer Recipes / Re: Can't Decide on Hop Bill – Need Help
« on: May 24, 2017, 10:19:28 PM »
MarvinS - Lots of options there. Being an APA, I agree with Steve's advice to bitter with the Warrior. I like its smoother bitterness in APA (where I bitter AIPA with Columbus or Chinook for more assertive bitterness). The two blends you mentioned are both great. Can't go wrong with either. Cascade or Centennial could be blended seamlessly into either of those blends. I've made several pale ales with Cascade, Centennial, and Amarillo late - old school but really good. And Mosaic/Simcoe alone works really well, too. I don't think you'll go wrong whatever you do, but I'd personally leave the Apollo out here - it's assertive in bitterness and when used late (it can be good in IPA). Let us know how it comes out!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Washing Yeast.
« on: May 24, 2017, 03:32:04 PM »
I think we are maybe getting too technical.

What a lot of people do is grab a portion of the slurry on the bottom of the fermenter and use that for the next batch. You can use the slurry calculator on Mr. Malty to estimate how much slurry you need.

You can store slurry under the beer it came from in a clean and sanitized jar.

This is a lot easier than doing the water rinsing techniques (aka washing) and just as effective. In fact, many knowledgeable yeast experts say just keeping the slurry is better.

I never repitch more than 3 times but that is because I usually want to move on to a new yeast by then. I have found slurries only last a month or two before they start to discolor. I toss them at that point.

Yep. I repitch slurry on occasion, but just never bought in to the yeast washing thing. And IIRC Mark V was pretty adamantly against the practice.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Beer for curry?
« on: May 24, 2017, 02:36:38 PM »
I usually get a kingfisher, a lager, when I go to Indian restaurants and it goes well. IMO IPA's don't go well with any food that you want to have normally functioning taste buds and aroma receptors for. Also, any beer 6%abv  tends to be too filling for me with food.

I agree, Pete. IPA with buffalo wings, sure. But curries are a different ballgame for me. Each his own though.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 22, 2017, 10:48:42 PM »

My DIPA with Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra, and Amarillo.

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Looks tasty, Dan. Love that hop combo!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 22, 2017, 07:49:10 PM »
I made that pretty easy didn't I?

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Yup.   ;D

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 22, 2017, 07:25:44 PM »

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Bloat Open
« on: May 22, 2017, 05:56:52 PM »
Nice job, Frank! Well done.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 22, 2017, 03:10:59 PM »
Looks great.

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