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All Grain Brewing / Re: Cerveza recipe
« on: Today at 02:13:23 PM »
I happen to be brewing a mexican style vienna lager for the first time on Friday. I think most Mexican beers are likely corn adjunct lagers but I could very well be wrong. I hate to be that guy (trust me, people used to tell me the same thing) but it's going to be very tough to duplicate one with ale yeast. Maybe go down the cream ale path with some noble hops instead or try a cali lager yeast?


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Hoping to do a double batch session next Friday of Vienna Lager and an ESBish sort of thing. Never attempted 2 batches in one day so it should be interesting.
What's your ESB-ish sort of thing? I'm interested in something that falls into that space near ESB and American Amber where crisp hop flavor/aroma meets crystal maltiness.

As for the two batches in one day -- I set out to do that a few weeks ago. Usually I feel pretty tireless when brewing, but for some reason that day I realized about halfway through the boil that I wasn't going to make it to the second batch. Unfortunately the grain is still sitting in my closet....

83.3% golden promise
9.5% munich 6L
3.6% uk crystal 45
3.6% simpson's double roasted crystal

~43 IBU
Magnum bittering
EKG/Palisade @ 20 min
EKG/Fuggles @ 5 min
EKG/Palisade dry hop

deciding between US05 and S04 depending on how "English" I want to make it.

As far as two batches in one day, I would prefer not do it but I have beer fest on Saturday, Mother's Day on Sunday and I have to get these guys ready for a tasting in June.

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What's brewing this weekend?

Nothing for me but hoping to do a double batch session next Friday of Vienna Lager and an ESBish sort of thing. Never attempted 2 batches in one day so it should be interesting.

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Nevermind. There is a lot more information there than I realized. What a great resource. Glad that the model I am looking for is included.

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That's exactly what I am looking for!

It is a GE FCM7SUWW which shows it can fit 4 pin locks with a collar and 3 without. Is this because the collar adds extra height to accomodate a 4th keg on the shelf since it isn't one large compartment?

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Equipment and Software / chest freezer internal dimensions for keezer
« on: April 22, 2016, 10:06:13 AM »
I found a 7 cu ft GE freezer used but cannot find any internal dimensions. Does anyone have experience with being able to fit 4 pin lock kegs in the main larger chamber?

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Equipment and Software / Re: fridge door gasket not sealing
« on: April 22, 2016, 06:43:57 AM »
Hinges were the problem. I did a shoddy job moving the door apparently and the bottom hinge was loose. I was able to snug it up considerably which made the fridge and freezer doors hit each other. With some other adjustments, it appears to be much better. Thanks for the help. I prematurely inquired without really taking a look at what I was dealing with.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Mexican Vienna
« on: April 21, 2016, 06:58:48 PM »
Thanks all. I have never used corn so I think I will give it a go. It just comes down to whether I would like to brew a more traditional Vienna or a 'Mexican' Vienna.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Mexican Vienna
« on: April 21, 2016, 02:58:36 PM »
Munich would obviously bump the maltiness a bit, but still be summer-y and light with the maize. Sounds like a good beer to me!

You can brew a nice summer-y light beer without maize.

It take Jon's point to mean that it will be lighter in flavor and more summer-y with the maize than with something else.

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Equipment and Software / Re: fridge door gasket not sealing
« on: April 21, 2016, 02:56:06 PM »
I can hang it from the other side but the way the fridge is positioned makes it less than ideal to change it.
Just turn the fridge upside down. Sorry, couldn't resist  ;)

Then it won't seal at the top!

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Equipment and Software / Re: fridge door gasket not sealing
« on: April 21, 2016, 02:48:29 PM »
I have the same problem after taking the door off and moving the fridge.  Kicking the bottom of the door works for me.

If you can't correct the seating of fridge door you might be able to hang the door from the other side of the fridge and get it to seat properly if your fridge is designed that way.

I can hang it from the other side but the way the fridge is positioned makes it less than ideal to change it. I did forget that I did move the door when I got it so that could be the cause of the problem.

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Equipment and Software / Re: fridge door gasket not sealing
« on: April 21, 2016, 02:45:47 PM »
Put a latch at the bottom.

Is the door bent?

Not from what I can tell. I will need to take a closer look.

The latch is a very good idea as long as I can still open and close the door relatively quickly. I will investigate. Thanks

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Equipment and Software / fridge door gasket not sealing
« on: April 21, 2016, 02:20:04 PM »
My kegerator in the garage is not sealing at the bottom and there is a considerable gap. The issue appears to be the way the door sits in that it is further away from the bottom than the top. I am not sure that I can adjust it properly. The magnetic gasket has seen better days but it does not appear that replacing it will fix the issue. Assuming I cannot get the door to seat more appropriately, does anyone have any ideas on how to properly seal the bottom? I bought it used a couple of years ago and I think it has always been like this but I couldn't tell.

My idea is to get some weather striping to attach to the fridge where the gasket should touch, adhere some magnetic tape to the weather striping and cover it all in foil tape. I am hoping this may be a decent temporary solution at least.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Mexican Vienna
« on: April 21, 2016, 12:43:51 PM »
Thanks for the input. I was planning on a similar hop schedule for about 20-21 IBUs against an OG of 1.048.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Mexican Vienna
« on: April 21, 2016, 09:10:58 AM »
Awesome! Maybe that is the compromise I am looking for. Should get to this one in a couple of weeks. Thank you!

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