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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Saving Yeast
« on: May 16, 2011, 02:53:09 PM »
If you use a growler, don't cap it too tight.  Refrigeration will slow down the yeast, but it won't stop it.  You don't want to be picking glass out of your fridge!
Also wouldn't just covering it with foil work?  I'm planning on doing this for my next string of brews.

Yeah, that would be fine.  I put a rubber band around the foil just to be sure it stays put.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Benefits of a 90 minute boil?
« on: May 16, 2011, 01:48:21 PM »
Agreed on all counts...I was in pedantic mode!

Is "pedantic hippy" an oxymoron?  Hmmm, need to ponder that over a beer.
Once upon a midnight dreary
While he pondered weak and weary
Over many a pint of quaint and hoppy brew
While he nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping
As if some gentle hippy came tipsy to correct his point of view
Tis some pedantic hippy
Only this and nothing new.

You RAWK!!  ;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Benefits of a 90 minute boil?
« on: May 16, 2011, 01:47:42 PM »
Agreed on all counts...I was in pedantic mode!

Is "pedantic hippy" an oxymoron?  Hmmm, need to ponder that over a beer.

Good idea...I'll join ya!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Saving Yeast
« on: May 16, 2011, 01:45:47 PM »
If you use a growler, don't cap it too tight.  Refrigeration will slow down the yeast, but it won't stop it.  You don't want to be picking glass out of your fridge!

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Homebrewer Bios / Re: Offiicial Weaze bio
« on: May 16, 2011, 01:43:09 PM »
Well, we can't all be perfect. Quite honestly, I've not tried a Belgian yet that I did no toss more than half the bottle. You would have cried the day I dumped a near full bottle of Three Philosophers down the drain.

Oh, I don't know about that one.  I like it fairly well, but it isn't anywhere near the top of my list.  Have you tried a Chimay Premiere (red label)?  That's a darn good "training wheels" Belgian beer.  And I'm willing to bet you'd flip over a Rochefort.  But truthfully, I do understand what you;re saying.  It's been over 12 years since I brewed a hefe and it isn't on the schedule for at least another 12!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Six day IPA
« on: May 16, 2011, 11:47:40 AM »
How about a mild Denny? 

I find Denny to be pretty laid back, easy going, and mild.  ;D


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Homebrewer Bios / Re: Offiicial Weaze bio
« on: May 16, 2011, 11:46:07 AM »
What style(s) will you never brew?
 Anything even remotly Belgian.

And you seemed like such a good guy...... ;D

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Benefits of a 90 minute boil?
« on: May 16, 2011, 11:45:12 AM »
Technically speaking, you can't get caramelization in the boil.  And melanoidins are colors, not flavors, so they won't enhance the maltiness of the wort.

Agreed they are are brown, high molecular weight heterogeneous polymers.

They are an integral part of the maillard reaction which enhances maltiness. When sugars and amino acids combine (through the Maillard reaction) at high temperatures there's nonenzymatic browning similar to caramelization. In the process, hundreds of different flavor compounds are created.

Agreed on all counts...I was in pedantic mode!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Benefits of a 90 minute boil?
« on: May 16, 2011, 11:17:07 AM »
Technically speaking, you can't get caramelization in the boil.  And melanoidins are colors, not flavors, so they won't enhance the maltiness of the wort.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Six day IPA
« on: May 16, 2011, 11:14:50 AM »
So you need a hoppy mild :)

With flavor and at least moderate body.  I've never found a mild I like that didn't remind me of water.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Crystal malt and corn
« on: May 16, 2011, 10:00:18 AM »
Doesn't make a lot of sense to me.  In a situation like this, I ask myself what it is that I'm expecting each ingredient to do and try to imagine how the combo will fit together.

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Equipment and Software / Re: New brewery
« on: May 16, 2011, 09:58:31 AM »
BUCKEYES??? That's it, I'm naming my brewery "The Hawkeye Brewery."

Are you from IA?

Nope, but Loyola didn't have a football team so I'm an adopted Iowa fan.

Just curious....I grew up in IA and both my mom and dad went to UI.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Six day IPA
« on: May 16, 2011, 09:57:30 AM »
How about a mild Denny?  Irish stout, brown ale?  Even a hoppy pale ale can be done and delicious in a short period of time, you just need to understand the limitations of brewing on short notice.  Low gravity, quick fermentation, not a lot of time for playing around with flavors post ferment.  Ferment, chill, keg, carb, serve.  No problem.

I have never found a mild that I care for.  Burned out on Irish stout a long time ago.  LOVE hoppy American browns, English browns (as most English styles) do nothing for me.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Low SG for Dunkelweizen
« on: May 16, 2011, 08:40:09 AM »
Interesting because I thought that wheat kernels were larger than regular 2-row barley kernels.  If I get 80% efficiency normally, why would it drop when using wheat, which is larger than the other kernels?  Wheat sneaking through, how?

Because you're mistaken?  :)  Wheat kernels are smaller than barley, unless you somehow got "super wheat"!

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Equipment and Software / Re: New brewery
« on: May 16, 2011, 08:35:45 AM »
BUCKEYES??? That's it, I'm naming my brewery "The Hawkeye Brewery."

Are you from IA?

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