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Equipment and Software / Re: Tired of crappy therm and hydrometer
« on: May 21, 2012, 10:02:47 AM »
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Your thermometers were "off" compared to what? What was your reference temp?

Standard ice bath for 32f.

I'm willing to bet you don't mash at 32F!  I've found that using a freezing/boiling "calibration" can leave you way off the mark at mash temps.  I got a calibrated lab reference thermometer and use it to calibrate my brewing thermometers at 150F.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Wee Heavy mash temp
« on: May 21, 2012, 08:41:37 AM »
Getting ready to partigyle. According to Noonan, you are supposed to collect 13 qts sparge runnings and heat this for the second mash's strike? do I got that right?

I don't think so.  You just sparge to get your second running beer and boil that.  You don't do another mash with runnings.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Mixing Lager Yeasts - Pros and Cons
« on: May 21, 2012, 08:39:47 AM »
A few years ago, Sun King made a great Belgian Golden with what they said was a "mixture of 7 yeast strains". If I ever get a chance, I'd really like to ask the SK guys how they did this...

Can you match up the Belgian strains with similar behaviors/attenuation ranges this way? Kind of like Hopfen described with the PU strains.

If you dump enough yeast in, will it give you something different (and worth the price of all that yeast)?

Sure, you can put 7 or 70 yeasts into a beer, but how do you know that it made a difference?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Why boother with the iodine test?
« on: May 21, 2012, 08:38:48 AM »
I've been saying for years that the iodine test is useless.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Possbile IPA recipe
« on: May 20, 2012, 09:09:50 AM »
A quick calculation shows an OG under 1.060, assuming a 5 gal. batch.  You should only need one pack of yeast for that.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mash temperatures
« on: May 20, 2012, 09:06:46 AM »
Thanks.  I kinda recall that now.

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The Pub / song title game
« on: May 19, 2012, 11:35:12 AM »
Papa's Got a Brand New Bag - James Brown


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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Mixing Lager Yeasts - Pros and Cons
« on: May 19, 2012, 09:07:49 AM »
Denny & Major, I hear ya. There might be nothing to gain in the end at all. Ehhh, saying that I did it...that doesnt matter either I suppose. I do really like the feedback though. It is always appreciated when seasoned veterans are approachable and active in this community. Cheers to that for sure! Once again - thanks for the replies. It is about a week into fermentation @ 48 degrees, in a couple of weeks I will know the outcome.

are you saying Denny and Major are old? well, Denny, okay I'll give you Denny but Major still has lots of life in him.

I thought it meant they were covered with salt & pepper... :)

That's how I prefer to think of it, Tony!  I generally feel like I'm full of life, although more than a few people will tell you I'm full of something else....

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mash temperatures
« on: May 19, 2012, 09:06:15 AM »
Sierra Nevada uses NA malts and mashes around 158F IIRC. What do you remember Denny?
That seems right to me, Jeff.  What I don't recall is the mash in procedure.  Do they raise the temp to that, in effect doing a step mash?
Single infusions, I believe.

I think that's usually true, although we did a step mash on our Beer Camp beer.  But what I don't recall about the single infusions is the mash in procedure.

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All Things Food / DME in Bread
« on: May 18, 2012, 11:27:32 AM »
I may have already posted it in the food section.  If not, I'll do it later today.


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The Pub / Police in Chicago bust NATO protestors homebrewing
« on: May 18, 2012, 11:26:00 AM »
I agree, euge.  I'll move it later unless one of the the mods does it first.


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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: May 18, 2012, 10:18:04 AM »
She's Leaving Home - The Beatles

(no bzzzzzt -  covers allowed)

Geez, man, that's no fun.....;)

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Mixing Lager Yeasts - Pros and Cons
« on: May 18, 2012, 10:17:23 AM »
I really doubt it will be "gross" or a "huge failure".  I just don't think there's anything to be gained.  Other than saying you did it!  ;)

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: May 18, 2012, 10:15:37 AM »
All Along The Watchtower-Jimi Hendrix

BZZZZZT!!!!  Hendrix played it, but Bob Dylan wrote it.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mash temperatures
« on: May 18, 2012, 09:38:29 AM »
My viewpoint is that it depends on the base malt you use, to a point. British malts work well for a single infusion at the 148-152F range. The modern connitnental malts work in that range or do well in a step mash. The North American malts with very high diastatic power work well at the higher temps.

Sierra Nevada uses NA malts and mashes around 158F IIRC. What do you remember Denny?

That seems right to me, Jeff.  What I don't recall is the mash in procedure.  Do they raise the temp to that, in effect doing a step mash?

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