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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Beer trading
« on: December 13, 2013, 05:20:48 PM »
That's a good question that's never been addressed in our policy.  Let me check into it.  I appreciate your restraint until I get an answer.

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Ingredients / Re: Gotta Vent about CaraPils
« on: December 13, 2013, 05:19:21 PM »
Denny,

Don't get me re-fired up over Cara-Pils!!!!   :o   ;D

Dave

Dave, I just want you to have accurate info to support your bias!  ;)  Here's one of many citations about proteins in barley...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barley .  Why do you think hops help to increase foam formation and retention?  It's because the polyphenols in the hops bind the proteins in the beer to create foam.  That happens even without wheat.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Sparge temp
« on: December 13, 2013, 05:15:02 PM »
you don't have to heat your sparge water but hot sparge water seems to extract a lot more sugar from the grain so using cooler water tends to result in lower lauter efficiency.

That's not what Kai found....

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/cold-water-sparge-110856/

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: 1g starter - decant or pitch the lot?
« on: December 13, 2013, 05:08:08 PM »
If you don't decant, I'll have to hunt you down....;)

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Ingredients / Re: Gotta Vent about CaraPils
« on: December 13, 2013, 05:06:28 PM »
Denny, wheat adds more proteins including gluten while barley does not.  That is the contributing factor....

And everything has a flavor but CaraPils is designed specifically not to add flavor to a beer.

Dave

Dave, I gotta disagree here.  Barley malt definitely adds proteins.  And if you use enough carapils, you'll find that it does have its own flavor.

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Ingredients / Re: Gotta Vent about CaraPils
« on: December 13, 2013, 05:03:10 PM »

Thad being said, how do you feel about adding wheat malt for head retention?  Probably not necessary but I've been doing it for years...

Now wheat adds proteins not dextrins which aid in head retention so that is a different.  How much of an effect, I have no idea, but it is a different contributing factor.  Wheat will also add flavor while CP does not.....

Dave
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ANY malt will add proteins, carapils included.  And it does have a flavor to it.

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The abbey malt seems to be a crystal malt.  http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/weyermann-belgian-style-abbey-malt.html  How much did you use?

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Beer Recipes / Re: Hop Burst IPA
« on: December 13, 2013, 04:55:00 PM »
The hops should give you plenty of head retention.

+1

I'll drop from the next recipe and compare.

Thanks

Also, a DIPA really needs to have some sugar in it to keep it from being too thick.

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Ingredients / Re: Gotta Vent about CaraPils
« on: December 13, 2013, 04:53:47 PM »
I'm thinking that the craze for carapils in IPA's stemmed from the Pliny recipe. Anyways, I used it for a minute based upon that recipe.

It was around LONG before that.

Look, people, it's just a tool in the toolbox.  I definitely don't believe that carapils is the only answer for foam creation and retention.  Good recipe design, mashing and fermenting techniques can take care of that.  But that's not to say that carapils doesn't also have it's place.  Just like tools, if you need a hammer, use a hammer.  Don't try to do a hammer's job with a screwdriver.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Denny's been keeping his pencil sharp!
« on: December 12, 2013, 10:01:09 PM »
Diane, that's not the book that Drew and I are doing.  This is another one, where I just contributed a few recipes.  "Experimental Brewing" is still in progress, hopefully finished by the end of this year and released next Nov.

Tell me how and when I can get my signed copy ;D

When will be next Nov. for "Experimental Brewing".  How?  Well, first you come to my house, then you go to Drew's....:)

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Ingredients / Re: Home-Smoked Malt
« on: December 12, 2013, 07:37:45 PM »
If I had any time I'd smoke enough to sell it at homebrew shops.  Custom-smoked malt seems like a good idea to me.

It may be a better idea than a reality.  I had a friend that tried it but gave up after about a year.  It was more hassle than the money he made.  Of course, I have no idea how much of that was due to his marketing skills or lack thereof.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Denny's been keeping his pencil sharp!
« on: December 12, 2013, 06:35:46 PM »
So Denny, now that your a hip celebrity, and spending all this time writing books, when are you going to have time to brew now? :))

Now that he's a hip celebrity, does this mean we are one step closer to the Denny and Keith reality TV show?

Damn, now THAT would be fun!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Denny's been keeping his pencil sharp!
« on: December 12, 2013, 06:35:08 PM »
So Denny, now that your a hip celebrity, and spending all this time writing books, when are you going to have time to brew now? :))

When the book's done!  Actually, with the weather the way it is, the brewery is closed down until it warms up.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Denny's been keeping his pencil sharp!
« on: December 12, 2013, 05:18:45 PM »
So you say . . . but amazon says it won't be delivered until 1/17. ;)

Hey, I'm just quoting the party line!  ;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: A minor conundrum
« on: December 11, 2013, 06:39:47 PM »
Some things are great ideas, not so much in use. It would probably need to be 1/2" ID to have enough volume. For me it's hard to beat the simplicity of the gas-thief method.

Looks like a different implementation of the same idea.

Check it out...is this what you had in mind?

listermannbrewing.com/wp-content/uploads/.../Phils_Syphon_Starter.pdf‎

Well that's the concept.

I was thinking this for a one way valve. http://www.alcopro.com/products/alcohol-testing-supplies/mouthpieces/alco-sensor-iv-mouthpiece.html
Cane would slide on the "in" side of the valve and your tubing on the "out" side. Assuming it worked, the valves are individually sterile packaged and 100 of them cost $17.

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