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Ingredients / Re: Brewtan B
« on: December 15, 2016, 07:52:01 AM »
Next purchase is likely a brewbucket...


Me,too.

Is it pressurable?


Enough to closed transfer out of it. That's what I'm after.

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Ingredients / Re: complimentary hops with Ekuanot/Equinox/366
« on: December 15, 2016, 06:41:16 AM »
Anyone have any thoughts on how Ekuanot would pair with some Columbus? I was thinking it might be nice 1:1 in an APA to let the Ekuanot dominate but the Columbus give it a bit of depth and classic character. Thoughts?


I've done it and like it. The Columbus (or Chinook or Simcoe) is a nice balance for the fruit character of Ekuanot.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: WY 1450 in an oatmeal stout
« on: December 14, 2016, 04:06:29 PM »
Decent choice?

I don't have much experience with this strain.


Perfect choice, man. It attenuates well but leaves a nice full mouthfeel. Awesome in stout (or porter, amber, APA for that matter).

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Beer Recipes / Re: Chicken Wing Beer
« on: December 14, 2016, 03:57:13 PM »
 :o  :-\       Ok, aside from that, wing sauce is a mix of Frank's and butter. The chile part would come easy - steep Cayenne peppers in beer until the heat is where you like it then pull the chiles. The butter part is the tricky part. Only thing that comes to mind is diacetyl, not normally a good thing. Maybe ferment with Ringwood on a short schedule?   :)

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All Grain Brewing / Re: starting all grain brewing
« on: December 14, 2016, 12:50:41 PM »
By the looks of it, it ought to filter better than any braid.

This is something I'm interested in.  I can't imagine how it would be better than my braid, since there's noting wrong with the braid.


Yeah. I didn't have any complaints with my braid per se, but that bag mesh is super fine. Finer than the paint strainer bags I use to keg hop.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: starting all grain brewing
« on: December 14, 2016, 12:10:06 PM »
My drain is so close to the bottom that I have nothing to gain in that regard


Truthfully, if I'd stuck with the Cheap n Easy mini keg bung, I wouldn't either. :) But I tinkered and put in a bulkhead conversion with a SS valve that increased my dead space a little. Hasn't been a big deal - the efficiency difference wasn't much. I just wanted to try one of the bags. By the looks of it, it ought to filter better than any braid.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: starting all grain brewing
« on: December 14, 2016, 11:36:05 AM »
As far as a mash tun goes, the best piece of equipment I've purchased is a Brew Bag filter. I can crush finer with no stuck sparge, don't have to vorlauf with zero grain in the kettle, and cleanup is nothing more than lifting it out, dumping it, and rinsing out the tun and bag. Over several brews using it, I have learned to reduce strike water, sparge water, and grain bills from my former recipes sensa bag to hit OG targets.


http://www.brewinabag.com/

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I recently acquired a couple bags to start playing with and the guy who sent them touted this as a great advantage.  But I already crush as fine as my mill will go and I've never had a stuck run off on my cooler tun.


Just bought one myself, Denny. Curious to use it. I don't have a lot of dead space in my cooler, but being able to take out the braid brings the drain point closer to the edge. So I'm assuming it should cut the dead space down to very little. Definitely looks like a better fine filter. We'll see.

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Ingredients / Re: Brewtan B
« on: December 14, 2016, 09:58:48 AM »
Next purchase is likely a brewbucket...


Me,too.

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All Things Food / Re: Podcast: The Level teaspoon
« on: December 14, 2016, 09:52:01 AM »
Awesome, Pete. Kudos!

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Ingredients / Re: Brewtan B
« on: December 14, 2016, 08:30:56 AM »


I got a 50' 3/8". Fits the dimensions of my overly wide pot better, ie., don't want coils sticking up out of the wort. A better pot at some point. It'll work fine.
Gotcha. I think you may notice slower chilling times if you went from 1/2" copper to 3/8" stainless. Which sucks, but it's a trade off...
Next purchase is likely a brewbucket...

Went from 3/8 to 3/8. No sense in spending $ on coils that stick up out of the wort.

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Ingredients / Re: Brewtan B
« on: December 14, 2016, 07:33:31 AM »
FWIW after brewing several batches with it, I think the difference I noticed came from its ability to eliminate copper chiller-related oxidation. It was noticeable with my sloppy, splashing approach. Trying to tighten that up now. 
Now that you're incorporating some low oxygen techniques, you'll start seeing less and less of a difference with Brewtan B. I do miss my copper chiller though.


Yeah the huge difference was in the lodo batch I just did. Can't wait to brew again - hopefully this weekend. I'm thinking Dunkel.


Edit - I said goodbye to my copper chiller, too.
Ah but you got a 1/2" stainless chiller right? Didn't want to shell out the dineros although I'm kinda wishing I had now.


I got a 50' 3/8". Fits the dimensions of my overly wide pot better, ie., don't want coils sticking up out of the wort. A better pot at some point. It'll work fine.

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Ingredients / Re: Brewtan B
« on: December 14, 2016, 06:51:45 AM »
FWIW after brewing several batches with it, I think the difference I noticed came from its ability to eliminate copper chiller-related oxidation. It was noticeable with my sloppy, splashing approach. Trying to tighten that up now. 
Now that you're incorporating some low oxygen techniques, you'll start seeing less and less of a difference with Brewtan B. I do miss my copper chiller though.


Yeah the huge difference was in the lodo batch I just did. Can't wait to brew again - hopefully this weekend. I'm thinking Dunkel.


Edit - I said goodbye to my copper chiller, too.

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Ingredients / Re: Brewtan B
« on: December 14, 2016, 06:29:15 AM »
FWIW after brewing several batches with it, I think the difference I noticed came from its ability to eliminate copper chiller-related oxidation. It was noticeable with my sloppy, splashing approach. Trying to tighten that up now. 

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Other Fermentables / Re: First cider attempt questions
« on: December 14, 2016, 06:22:18 AM »
Sounds like a good plan.  Once I hit terminal gravity, I will only transfer to secondary just enough time to clear, then into a keg.

Michael Ferguson, huh?  You mean this guy?
:)


I watched that show a few times. Then not.  ;D 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hop Audition APA Series
« on: December 14, 2016, 05:43:37 AM »
  So you're saying that Conan won't work well in an APA?  Is that pretty much a DIPA yeast and that's it?


Not at all. Conan would work fine in several styles, including APA. I just personally think you're better to use a neutral strain like 1056/05 to eval your hops accurately, since Conan tends to have more fruity esters. But if you like Conan and want to see how it plays with various hops, go for it. No wrong answer here.

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