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The Pub / Re: Happy Birthday!
« on: February 14, 2017, 10:51:41 AM »
Happy birthday buddy!

Thank ya sir!  Any chance you'll be at PNWHC?

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The Pub / Re: Happy Birthday!
« on: February 14, 2017, 10:51:15 AM »
Happy Birthday to you Denny. I'll buy you a beer in MPLS.

I'll take it!  But you'll have to drink it for me, too!

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The Pub / Re: Happy Birthday!
« on: February 14, 2017, 10:01:00 AM »
I just hit 50 a couple weeks ago. It was more wishful thinking on my part.   ;D

Dude, I barely remember 50!  I guess one of the advantages of getting older is that you forget things so everything is new!  ;)

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Out of my comfort zone
« on: February 14, 2017, 10:00:05 AM »
Did you adjust your bittering hops to balance it for the lower gravity? I mean, I assume dropping down to ~35 IBUs would give you a pretty nice session beer.

Nope.  That would require thought and I apparently wasn't doing that that day!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Out of my comfort zone
« on: February 14, 2017, 09:59:18 AM »
I'll pass on some words a wise old hippie brewer once shared with me that made my brewing go from stress filled to stress free.
 "It ain't ideal but it doesn't suck." Any guess who that hippie was?  ;)

Hmmmm....who could that be?  :)

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The Pub / Re: Happy Birthday!
« on: February 14, 2017, 09:47:58 AM »
Thanks!  And, Jon, I don't even remember being 38!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Dry Yeast for Bohemian Dark Lager
« on: February 13, 2017, 01:57:04 PM »
I've done something similar with S189 and really liked the results

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Out of my comfort zone
« on: February 13, 2017, 09:45:36 AM »
Dump it and start over! Thats my SOP.  8)

That would be silly and wasteful.  Ferment it and brew another batch is my motto.

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Equipment and Software / Re: IBU Experimental Brewing Podcast
« on: February 13, 2017, 09:44:10 AM »
For home brewers, maybe even commercial, I think we'd be better served to use which ever calculation we choose  (sticking with one) and then when someone who is sampling the beer wants to know "how many IBUs" don't use numbers, just say low or medium low, or high, or very high, or whatever term best describes it. Or take the time to explain what is behind those pesky IBU numbers... good conversation piece.

On the other hand, telling them "47 IBUs" and hearing them say "hmmm, tastes more like 45 to me" tells you a lot about them lol

Oakshire had Dana (the lab person we used) come in and take reading every 10 minutes throughout their boil.  That way they were able to develop a custom utilization curve so they know exactly how many IBU they're getting.  I imagine other breweries do the same.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Out of my comfort zone
« on: February 13, 2017, 09:41:20 AM »
I came in low yesterday in my ESB and added hot water to get it to my mash temp. I probably have around 50 all grain batches in the books. It's good for us neophytes to hear those with 10x more experience still adjust as needed.


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I would have done that, but there was no room in the cooler.  Ended up at 50% mash efficiency into the kettle..oh, well!

You're me eight days ago.  Eight days later I'm totally ok with it.

Only took me about an hour to be OK with it.  I mean, what else can ya do?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Out of my comfort zone
« on: February 13, 2017, 09:40:44 AM »
Bust out the DME!


The great equalizer on a big beer.

Totally! Nothing to see here, folks, just back away.

For some reason, that never crossed my mind...DOH!  Oh, well, I've got 11 gal. of "session" Rye IPA.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Out of my comfort zone
« on: February 12, 2017, 04:26:57 PM »
20+ points low on OG even with an extra 45 min. of boiling.  I shoulda gone with 2 5.5 gal. batches instead of one 11 gal.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Out of my comfort zone
« on: February 12, 2017, 02:30:32 PM »
I came in low yesterday in my ESB and added hot water to get it to my mash temp. I probably have around 50 all grain batches in the books. It's good for us neophytes to hear those with 10x more experience still adjust as needed.


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I would have done that, but there was no room in the cooler.  Ended up at 50% mash efficiency into the kettle..oh, well!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Out of my comfort zone
« on: February 12, 2017, 12:58:29 PM »
Be honest, you were secretly step mashing weren't you!

Sometimes, fate takes control!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Out of my comfort zone
« on: February 12, 2017, 12:58:11 PM »
Amatuer

In this situation, absolutely!  But 5.5 gal. of boiling sparge water got me to 153.  I'll let it sot there for 20 min. and it'll be fine.

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