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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: How dark should pilsen lme be?
« on: April 22, 2012, 08:19:05 PM »
Yeah when I put it next to a Belgian blond I'm lagering its actually slightly lighter and I know the blond is a nice straw yellow. I guess seeing the dark lme had me worried ...  8)

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Ingredients / Re: Rhizomes?
« on: April 22, 2012, 02:07:04 PM »

No help?


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What latitude does it normally grow at and how close is that to yours?  My crude understanding of hops is that similar latitudes will support similar hops.

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: How dark should pilsen lme be?
« on: April 22, 2012, 01:39:26 PM »
Well, this is what it looks like in the carboy.  I can never tell how dark the final product will be, though. Seems pretty damned dark for a German pils.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Swift kick to the nuts!
« on: April 22, 2012, 12:57:02 PM »
Did all score sheets note diacetyl or just one?

Also do you think if you entered the exact same beer 1 or 2 years ago you would take the results differently?  I'm new to this and I expect to get dinged.  Don't take that the wrong way...just suggesting it may take a shift in perspective.

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: How dark should pilsen lme be?
« on: April 22, 2012, 12:44:47 PM »
I wonder why they don't put 'best used by' or 'born on' dates on these jars?

Seems pretty dark still but maybe I'm just not used to light colored beers yet.

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / How dark should pilsen lme be?
« on: April 22, 2012, 11:03:21 AM »
Haven't touched lme since Mr. Beer 10 years ago. I opened some pilsen lme today that came in a brewer's best kit and it was really dark. Is this normal?

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Equipment and Software / Re: Irish Moss Mill
« on: April 21, 2012, 02:49:59 PM »
...and dole it into a shot glass for rehydration.

I'm supposed to rehydrate irish moss?

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Equipment and Software / Re: Is this a poor shape for a mash tun?
« on: April 21, 2012, 02:47:29 PM »
I'd recommend you cut that braid in half.  It will work just as well and be a lot more manageable.

OK. So basically the braid mainly filters at the exit point, right?

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Equipment and Software / Re: Is this a poor shape for a mash tun?
« on: April 21, 2012, 12:39:22 PM »
Done...




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Equipment and Software / Re: Is this a poor shape for a mash tun?
« on: April 21, 2012, 08:28:45 AM »
Actually I just bought a 70qt cooler yesterday. I've got my ball valve from my old mash tun installed and I'm going to pick up a SS braid today.




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Hehe by "cool factor" I meant that in the nerdiest way possible.  ;D

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: First brew
« on: April 21, 2012, 08:13:59 AM »
And there are very few basements here. Can't imagine there being any in the Houston area.

If I tried to make a basement here in Florida I'd end up with a pond under my house!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: First brew
« on: April 20, 2012, 07:26:56 PM »
How do those of you who live in the hotter climates do your fermentation?

I did one batch with a swamp cooler then went out and bought a freezer from Home Depot and a temp controller from Amazon...unless you keep your A/C on 68 or lower you'll enjoy your beer much more by getting a small freezer.

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You could always hook up wireless and use WCF to log through a hosted solution elsewhere in your brewery/home.  I am not sure a power outage is a concern that I would worry much about since your ability to cool is pretty much lost, although the temperature logs may still be useful.

Veldy

I think eventually I'll play around with that. All I wanted initially was a way to store the fermentation profile and my current state...I could probably do that in less that 100 bytes but for now there's no way for me to write to any NVRAM (I don't think the arduino has this limitation).

There would definitely be a "cool factor" to being able to see your "brewery's" fermentation status online, in real time, and be able to adjust temps remotely. I guess I've been inspired ever since I set up Nest thermostats in my house. *nerd alert*

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It's a kit weekend for me...pinot noir kit Saturday and a Brewer's Best continental pilsner kit Sunday.  Too busy to do a full all-grain batch.

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