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All Grain Brewing / Re: Starch in Wort
« on: February 10, 2015, 07:31:51 AM »
To the OP, I vorlauf and still get a very small amount of grain (no husk) into my kettle. I have never worried about it and it has not seemed to impact the final product.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Not Pitching
« on: February 09, 2015, 10:37:19 AM »

After letting the wort sit for long periods do you re-areate it?
At least in my case I ONLY aerate before pitching so I'm only doing it once.

Yeah I realized my question didn't make much sense. I aerate with gravity while transferring to the fermenter. If I continued this process I suppose I would just have to aerate again. I would probably only leave overnight if I was doing a lager.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Not Pitching
« on: February 09, 2015, 10:29:53 AM »
After letting the wort sit for long periods do you re-areate it?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Purchasing Crushed Grains vs. Milling
« on: February 09, 2015, 08:09:10 AM »
I mill the grains at the LHBS and then again at home

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Equipment and Software / Re: Cadillac of chillers?
« on: February 06, 2015, 01:30:12 PM »
Thanks for the update. I am curious about the wasp for 5 gallon batches.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: German Pils recommendations
« on: February 06, 2015, 11:34:00 AM »
I believe originally Austrian- Berkeley is usa production

ok that makes sense. thanks

its really good stuff.

There's also Heisenberg Pils-made from the finest German pilsner and light munich malts. Bittering and aroma hops with Perle and Select Spalt . The finest German Lager yeast, makes this authentic crisp German Pilsner a crowd favorite. 38 IBU, 5.8%abv. (end of shameless plug  8) )

Not sure I can find that locally.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: commerical schwarzbier examples
« on: February 06, 2015, 11:05:25 AM »
I view Schwartz as simply a hoppier Dunkel. This winter I had an opportunity to try a solid Dunkel and Schwartz brewed by an NHC medal winner, and to me thats just the best way to describe it. It was a case in point that sometimes the best around is not brewed at a commercial brewery.
To me a Schwarz is more like a Black Pilsner, where a Dunkel has way more of that dark bread crust Dark Munich character.

Yes I have heard schwarzbier referred to as black pilsner which is kind of what I thought of when drinking the Kostriker last night. It was very smooth but noticeably crisp and clean. The dunkels that I have had are much maltier and sweeter.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: German Pils recommendations
« on: February 06, 2015, 10:39:36 AM »
I believe originally Austrian- Berkeley is usa production

ok that makes sense. thanks

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: German Pils recommendations
« on: February 06, 2015, 10:27:57 AM »

Looking for German brewed German Pilsners. Any recommendations? Almost picked up some Bitburger just because I had heard of it...no idea if it's supposed to be good.

Bitburger's not bad...it's my go to, cheap summer beer.  My favorite German pils, by a long shot, is Trumer.

+1 on trumer.....one of the best German pils.. I would have mentioned it but OP said he wanted German brewed.

I am confused. I see that it is brewed in Berkeley, CA. Are they German and just have a brewery in the US? It would probably be easier for me to find that nice and fresh I suppose.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: commerical schwarzbier examples
« on: February 06, 2015, 08:45:59 AM »
Yeah little red cap is the alt and fearless youth is the dunkel. Those are the only two I have been able to find in liquor stores. I emailed them to see if they distribute any others...

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: German Pils recommendations
« on: February 06, 2015, 08:44:35 AM »
Thanks!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: commerical schwarzbier examples
« on: February 06, 2015, 08:34:55 AM »

If you haven't had it pick up Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel.  You can thank me later.  [emoji3]

+1.  I haven't had that in a quite a while. I remember it being really tasty.

My wife really likes a dunkel brewed here locally so I have tried a couple of examples lately. I will give it a go. Thanks! I have found myself moving away from hoppy, American craft beer which I never thought would happen. The German in me must be coming out as I get older ;)

I assume you are referring to Prost's?  I had only a small taste and thought it was very good.
wish there were more good dark lager out there.  I'm about to send majorvices a PM/offer some shipping $$.   ;)

Actually she didn't care for Prost's as much as Grimm Brothers but I don't take too much stock in that. I thought both were great. I have really been enjoying Grimm Brothers lately. I believe their Alt won gold at GABF last year?

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Commercial Beer Reviews / German Pils recommendations
« on: February 06, 2015, 08:27:23 AM »
Looking for German brewed German Pilsners. Any recommendations? Almost picked up some Bitburger just because I had heard of it...no idea if it's supposed to be good.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: commerical schwarzbier examples
« on: February 06, 2015, 08:22:24 AM »

If you haven't had it pick up Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel.  You can thank me later.  [emoji3]

+1.  I haven't had that in a quite a while. I remember it being really tasty.

My wife really likes a dunkel brewed here locally so I have tried a couple of examples lately. I will give it a go. Thanks! I have found myself moving away from hoppy, American craft beer which I never thought would happen. The German in me must be coming out as I get older ;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: commerical schwarzbier examples
« on: February 06, 2015, 08:21:15 AM »
I picked up a sixer of the Xingu based on the recommendations here...WOW I thought it was terrible! 
Had a tart cidery/champange? taste to it.  Maybe I got a really old sample?  Nasty. 
The remainders are going to be hanging out in the fridge for a while until some unsuspecting swill drinker comes over.

goshman, did you happen to try Squatters Black Forest Schwarzbier?  You should be able to source it over there...curious what you think of it.  Has won some medals.

I haven't seen this yet however I haven't looked hard. I think I have seen some Squatters at the same place where I found the Kostriker...maybe a double IPA? I will look for it. I picked up a sixer of Wynkoop B3K (another schwarzbier) last week which used to be a favorite of mine and I think won some medals years ago. It had been some time since I had it and it was not very good. I definitely preferred mine over that.

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