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##### Ingredients / Secondary fermentation from fruit
« on: September 15, 2015, 05:38:55 PM »
So I just added 3.6 lbs of semi frozen  wild huckleberries to5 gallery of a blonde ale. I let primary go for 2wks and it reached its expected fg. Should I expect any significant fermentation now, with the new juice?

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##### All Grain Brewing / Re: brewhouse efficiency question
« on: November 26, 2014, 02:20:18 AM »
thanks for the help

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##### All Grain Brewing / brewhouse efficiency question
« on: November 23, 2014, 10:13:13 PM »
Hi. i need help on determining my actual efficiency. I estimated my efficiency at a higher number when building by recipe and have re-adjusted them since but now I'm confused.
here are all my numbers
my mash thickness ratio was about 1.3qt/lb, mashed for 60min about 155F

original estimated OG (at 70%) was 1.082 and my actual OG was 1.070. according to my efficiency calculations i should have been at 1.060 (50.4%)

had i had 15.5lbs of grain and sugar, 5gal of wort collected, my preboil og was 1.0568

here was my equation= (18.925L)*(1.070gravity)*(.175plato as a decimal)= 3.5437  then i divided by my total weight was 3.5437/7.03068= .5040 or 50.4%.
my question how is how is actual og higher than the adjusted og? Shouldn't my efficiency be closer 64%?
i do batch sparge, if that makes any difference.

Me and math are not friends so i could be missing something, so any suggestion or edits are welcome
thanks

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##### Equipment and Software / false bottom too small
« on: June 27, 2014, 09:06:52 PM »
So i recently bought a false bottom that will go with Lowe's blue 10gal cooler, the false bottom is 12in, and has about 1/4in of room to the side to the sides of cooler. I'm trying to think of how to fix this problem, I was thinking a rubber "band" around the false bottom or maybe a "shelf"on the wall of the cooler. Does anybody have any better ideas or suggestions?

thanks

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##### Equipment and Software / Re: best silicone for mash tun
« on: March 23, 2014, 12:35:16 PM »
update:
thanks for all the advice, my problem was the size of whole in the bottom was just a small fraction to small for the bulk head to fit through. (my bulkhead a one one washer fixed on so i couldn't take it off). i just took a file around the edges and now it fits just right.

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##### Equipment and Software / best silicone for mash tun
« on: March 06, 2014, 09:27:10 PM »
I was wondering what the best food safe silicone cocking for using on a mash tun would be, my seal is not as tight as i would like?

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##### Beer Recipes / Re: first pumpkin ale
« on: August 26, 2013, 12:46:33 AM »
thanks for the suggestions. i will have to think about all the options. I want to keep the pumpkin due to the mouth-feel and i enjoy the beers with actual  pumpkin vs just spices

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##### Beer Recipes / first pumpkin ale
« on: August 23, 2013, 11:09:33 PM »
So i was thinking of brewing a extract w/ specialty grains pumpkin ale

here is mine idea

HOME BREW RECIPE:
Title: Ichabod's Revenge (pumpkin ale)

Brew Method: Extract
Style Name: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 3 gallons (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 3 gallons
Boil Gravity: 1.057
Efficiency: 70% (steeping grains only)

STATS:
Original Gravity: 1.057
Final Gravity: 1.016
ABV (standard): 5.39%
IBU (tinseth): 43.77
SRM (morey): 9.38

FERMENTABLES:
4 lb - Liquid Malt Extract - Light (75%)

STEEPING GRAINS:
0.25 lb - American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) (4.7%)
0.25 lb - American - Caramel / Crystal 40L (4.7%)
0.33 lb - American - Munich - Light 10L (6.2%)
0.5 lb - American - Victory (9.4%)

HOPS:
0.5 oz - Willamette, Type: Pellet, AA: 4.5, Use: Boil for 45 min, IBU: 12.28
0.25 oz - Willamette, Type: Pellet, AA: 4.5, Use: Boil for 25 min, IBU: 4.65
0.25 oz - Willamette, Type: Pellet, AA: 4.5, Use: Boil for 5 min, IBU: 1.33
0.25 oz - Perle, Type: Pellet, AA: 8.2, Use: Boil for 60 min, IBU: 12.19
0.25 oz - Perle, Type: Pellet, AA: 8.2, Use: Boil for 25 min, IBU: 8.47
0.5 oz - Perle, Type: Pellet, AA: 8.2, Use: Boil for 5 min, IBU: 4.86

OTHER INGREDIENTS:
1 tsp - Irish Moss, Time: 15 min, Type: Fining, Use: Boil
5 lb - Pumpkin, Time: 20 min, Type: Flavor, Use: Boil
1 tsp - cinnamon, Time: 7 min, Type: Spice, Use: Boil
1 tsp - all spice, Time: 7 min, Type: Spice, Use: Boil
1 tsp - nutmeg, Time: 7 min, Type: Spice, Use: Boil

YEAST:
Fermentis / Safale - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04
Starter: No
Form: Dry
Attenuation (avg): 72%
Flocculation: Medium
Optimum Temp: 59 - 75 F

Generated by Brewer's Friend - http://www.brewersfriend.com/
Date: 2013-08-24 06:05 UTC
Recipe Last Updated: 2013-08-24 06:04 UTC

Anybody have any suggestions? also it seems there is no clear choice between canned pumpkin and actual pumpkin minus it being early in the season (at least in Colorado )for actual pumpkins, is this correct

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##### The Pub / Re: the best bombers you can get?
« on: July 25, 2013, 01:16:40 PM »
the shelves would be refrigerated. No room in the store for a "warm" display

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##### The Pub / Re: the best bombers you can get?
« on: July 25, 2013, 11:27:26 AM »
Thanks for the ideas

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##### The Pub / the best bombers you can get?
« on: July 24, 2013, 10:27:20 PM »
So my boss at work (small liquor store) is tasking with me finding new bombers for up to three 3 new shelves (27 beers and maybe more)
what are some must have bombers?
i have my ideas for some local ones and others i have had and/or heard of.
any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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##### Hop Growing / should I cover my hops?
« on: April 08, 2013, 11:44:18 AM »
So I have a couple shoots already  about 6-8in long and we are supposed to get 8-12in of snow Tomorrow and drop 50º should I cover the pot of hops or let them be? I do have mulch on them right now.

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##### The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: March 12, 2013, 11:09:15 PM »
Oh No! A Banjo Player!- Gobs O Phun

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##### The Pub / Re: Growler fills at Delaware liquor stores
« on: March 11, 2013, 05:59:17 PM »
i know of many breweries that do that. I have also heard of people getting in trouble because it's "not factory sealed", not that a bottle cap is more secure

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##### The Pub / Re: Growler fills at Delaware liquor stores
« on: March 11, 2013, 05:36:45 PM »
I'm not saying that you shouldn't be able to buy that amount of beer. my main issue would the additional space require to hold the kegs to fill the growlers and the growlers them selves. for small store space is very limited it's hard enough to find room for all the new beers let alone the 40ish from Sam Adams, then have to try and squeeze in room to fit kegs (they may not sell/move as fast) as a 30pk thus it would not be creating income and also the beer would not be "fresh" if it didn't move. for many small stores they would have to decide if they wanted numerous kegs of the bigger breweries and also their beer on shelves vs trying to stock the most diverse product they can. there is only so much room in store.
It pains me to say this but making money is more important than what the beer is being sold in. A store needs to make a profit and having dead weight in the store is no good.
I would rather drive to the brewery and support them directly than the convenience of a gas station or liquor store.
another potential issue with the growler in Colorado and i believe many other states would be the "open container" laws.
in general i agree that there are way too many regulations in our daily lives and many should be thrown out or reformed.

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