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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: FG too low?
« on: October 21, 2017, 04:25:46 PM »
Thanks. I just have issues with bigger beers apparently. I either get a lot more or a lot less attenuation than expected. I normally get near 80% with S-189 but I guess the longer mash did its job.

This is supposed to be a giveaway Christmas beer which is the main reason for my concern. Last years version was over carbonated which was really disappointing because I didn’t realize until after giving them away.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: FG too low?
« on: October 21, 2017, 03:45:32 AM »
Thank you. I haven’t even tasted it yet. Was curious where the gravity was at so threw the hydrometer directly into the fermenter. A couple of years ago I had a double black ale that was similar and ended up fine. Planning to bottle in couple of weeks and store it cold until xmas.

General Homebrew Discussion / FG too low?
« on: October 21, 2017, 02:04:56 AM »
I have an imperial brown lager with OG of 1.075 that appears to be at 1.010 after two weeks with S189. Is this going to have too much of a bite to it? The hydrometer is bottoming out at the bottom of the fermenter since it was a small batch so it could be even lower. I was worried it would attenuate enough but am having it the opposite problem.

90 minute mash around 150f. Missed my OG so made it up with 2% DME and 2% table sugar. I can provide any additional details when I don’t have to type from my phone...

All Grain Brewing / Re: Darkening Malt
« on: October 20, 2017, 03:41:33 AM »
It all depends on how much you use. Carafa iii special is my go to but only for 2-3 oz max if I don't want any flavor.

How much did you use?

Midnight wheat has worked well for me as well but gives an ashy flavor to my beers when they are young.

Beer Recipes / Re: Sierra Nevada Celebration
« on: October 18, 2017, 02:07:15 PM »
From memory isn't Celebration a deep red/copper color? I don't see how the color estimate of under 10 SRM from Denny's clone recipe would get to that hue. It seems there has to be some explanation...

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Mashtun recommendations
« on: October 18, 2017, 01:55:01 PM »

I get 85% in my cooler.  How much more do you need?

I brew in a cooler, following the instructions of your web, and I've never been able to get more than 70% (2 runoffs). Last sunday I brewed a hefeweizen and I got just 60%. I'd like to be around 80%.

I'm with ya and it's been something I have never been able to figure out. I did get a brew bag which gave me a slight bump because I can mill my grains finer. I have been averaging close to 75% brewhouse of late but every few batches I will get an inexplicable dip.

I haven't switched from my 10 gallon round cooler because it seems to be the exception to get poor efficiency which points to me.

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: October 16, 2017, 03:57:28 AM »
Rain- the butterfly effect

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: It's Official
« on: October 13, 2017, 11:00:43 PM »
Kind of sad when the "song title game" thread gets the most posts...  :o

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: October 13, 2017, 10:56:17 PM »
Great Northern - sleepmakeswaves

All Grain Brewing / Re: chloride above 100 ppm?
« on: October 07, 2017, 12:49:01 AM »

All Grain Brewing / chloride above 100 ppm?
« on: October 06, 2017, 08:31:14 PM »
Trying to come up with a water profile for a hazy pale ale based on my water which has 43 ppm sulfate. My plan is to go 3:1 chloride to sulfate which would put me well above 100 ppm of chloride. Bru'n Water is warning me but since my sulfate is below 100 ppm should I be ok?

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: October 06, 2017, 04:10:53 AM »
Big - dead letter circus

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: October 04, 2017, 03:06:22 AM »
Lucky - 311

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: October 04, 2017, 02:36:35 AM »
Get Lucky - Daft Punk

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: October 02, 2017, 04:29:23 AM »
Bottle Booty - funk chicken

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