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Ingredients / Re: Juniper tree
« on: May 02, 2017, 01:47:28 PM »
Thanks for the feedback. I am opening a distillery sometime next fall and gin is one of the spirits I will be producing.



Whoa, very cool.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Kiss The Goat Black Bock
« on: May 02, 2017, 01:28:06 PM »
Liberty is a good substitute for Mt. Hood. If you can't find that, Hallertau Mittelfrüh is a good sub, as it was the mother of both.



Yep. And a Liberty/Mt Hood combo is a pretty nice approximation of good Mittelfrueh IMO.

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I've done it, no problem, lesson learned.


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Same here. Aside from a pH hit, should hopefully be ok.

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Ingredients / Re: Treating water
« on: May 01, 2017, 03:35:46 PM »
Warm water dissolves better, but why not just package up your salts the night before and bring them with you already measured out?


Yeah, I always weigh mine out and put in ziplocs the night before (hops, too).

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Beer Recipes / Re: Grapefruit ale
« on: May 01, 2017, 02:53:27 PM »
I'd add juice in secondary.

i tried this once and I bottle condition. However, the bottles end up being gushers when opening them.  Is there any way to do fruit beer and bottle condition without the priming sugar causing bottle gushers?
A long secondary is my only guess.

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Absolutely...just let it ferment out.



Yep. Luckily those gushers weren't bottle bombs. When I add juice or puree in secondary, I give it two weeks, then verify I'm at FG before packaging.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« on: April 30, 2017, 10:39:18 PM »
Rebrew of this 1 gallon attempt of all day ipa to a 10 gal...  close.  A hair better than founders.  Less pine more citrus, but roughly the same brew. Horizon 35ibus WP includes galaxy, centennial, citra, and Amarillo and dry hopped with simcoe.

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Looks great!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« on: April 30, 2017, 09:44:25 PM »
Yep, no argument on banana being an ester vs a phenol. I was just trying to place what could've caused the critique, in theory. Maybe a low level infection is a possibility. I've just never known 833 to throw banana. Doesn't make it impossible, I guess.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« on: April 30, 2017, 09:18:17 PM »
Yeah, your temp schedule is obviously plenty cool. And 833 is plenty clean IME. Do you use your tap water? Use campden? Because chlorophenols formed from water that wasn't dechlorinated can cause a phenolic/maybe banana type character. As can a low level infection for that matter. Doesn't sound yeast related, assuming you pitched plenty and the yeast weren't overly stressed from underpitching.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« on: April 30, 2017, 07:20:37 PM »
I see a lot of reviews of commercial Marzen stating "banana bread" as an aroma descriptor.


First off, congrats on the good scores! But are you sure you aren't thinking of hefeweizen's description as banana bread? Banana esters shouldn't ever be in a Marzen IMO. Descriptions as bready - yes, banana bread -no. What was your temp schedule on your Marzen, out of curiosity? Yeast strain? Regardless, sounds like a cooler ferment schedule would clean up the esters.

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Ingredients / Re: Belgian Dark Strong Ale
« on: April 30, 2017, 06:02:30 PM »
Agreed with all the above. No worries. Much more important here to hold fermentation temps down for the first few days, so that you don't end up with a fuselly banana bomb.  I'd try to hold 63F-ish for 3 or 4 days before letting temp raise up to 68-70F for the duration.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: kolsch observations
« on: April 30, 2017, 04:58:50 PM »
You guys are right, I had a brain fart. 029 is the easier one to clear. Man it's weird getting old and forgetting the same stuff you used to preach! OTOH i use a centrifuge for most of my brews now so they are all easy to clear for me. ;)



;D.  I feel your pain. Getting old sucks.

But better than the alternative!



Oh yeah! 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: kolsch observations
« on: April 30, 2017, 01:30:20 PM »
You guys are right, I had a brain fart. 029 is the easier one to clear. Man it's weird getting old and forgetting the same stuff you used to preach! OTOH i use a centrifuge for most of my brews now so they are all easy to clear for me. ;)



;D.  I feel your pain. Getting old sucks.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Changing battery on thermometer.
« on: April 29, 2017, 11:30:49 PM »
It's hard to say without knowing the exact thermo, but I'll be honest, Chris - as important as it is to the process, I just replace. I love the Thermoworks RTC 600C (same company that makes the Thermopen, only cheaper). Less than $20 on Amazon. I've been through a couple of them in the last  years. Just my $0.02. .

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: kolsch observations
« on: April 29, 2017, 10:21:26 PM »

I will say that G03 which I use now clears easier than both.


I need to try that one.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: kolsch observations
« on: April 29, 2017, 10:19:37 PM »
Yeah, I like 2565 better but have always had a harder time clearing it as compared to 029. If I had the means to filter, I'd have filtered the last 2565 kolsch I did. So powdery I thought it'd never clear. Love the end result, though.

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