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Pimp My System / Re: Brutus 10 Build
« on: June 13, 2011, 08:35:21 AM »
Just wow...




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All Grain Brewing / Re: Step Mash For Oktoberfest
« on: June 13, 2011, 08:31:58 AM »
I'm with Lennie.

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The Pub / Re: for Denny
« on: June 13, 2011, 08:30:07 AM »
DISCRIMINATION!  ;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Anise Extract
« on: June 12, 2011, 01:30:48 PM »
2.)  I do not want the anise flavor to over power the stout but I want people to know they are drinking a beer with star anise, do you think 4 oz of extract at kegging would do the trick or should I adjust the measurement up or down?

No way to really know.  When I do something like that, I add a bit, taste, and add more as needed.

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My starter was a 2 liter starting at 1.040.  I heard that was a good concentration for a higher gravity beer since making a starter much higher could stress the yeast in the starter before they got pitched and started on the actual beer.
I had a pretty good yeast cake after 24 hours and, man, I think I got airlock bubbling within a few hours after pitching.  The starter really helped for this beer given how I overshot my OG quite a bit. (thanks for the insistence of a yeast starter, Denny  :) ).

well, since that worked for ya, here's a bit more advice...you don't need a higher gravity starter for a higher gravity beer.  The higher the gravity, the more the yeast are stressed.  The purpose of a starter is to have a good population of healthy yeast and lower gravity starters do that better.  No matter what the OG of the beer I'm making, my starter gravity never goes over 1.030.  It's not that 1.040 is bad so much as that lower is better.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Extending the life of Star-San
« on: June 11, 2011, 11:55:02 AM »
Interesting.  I'm pretty sure I heard 3 from Charley Talley at 5 Star.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: fermentability question
« on: June 11, 2011, 11:46:13 AM »
I would guess it has to do with what amounted to a much longer mash if you had to empty your lauter tun and clean it three times.

Not to mention a lower temp from doing that.

So if the OP wanted to duplicate this without emptying and refilling his mash/lauter tun three times would he mash for like 75-90 minute sat 150-148?

Just as a WAG, I'd say 146 for 90 min.

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Ingredients / Re: Weyermann Bohemian Pils Malt
« on: June 11, 2011, 11:45:18 AM »
I'm not him, but it's my favorite pils malt.

I'm assuming you're not doing a protein rest with this malt, Denny.  And that you've found the results to be satisfactory (probably more than satisfactory by the sound of it)?

I've done it both ways, Matt, and found no difference.  Even though I believe that protein rests aren't necessary, I still do one from time to time just to see if I'm wrong.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: fermentability question
« on: June 11, 2011, 11:43:14 AM »
I would guess it has to do with what amounted to a much longer mash if you had to empty your lauter tun and clean it three times.

Not to mention a lower temp from doing that.

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Ingredients / Re: Weyermann Bohemian Pils Malt
« on: June 11, 2011, 08:29:12 AM »
I'm not him, but it's my favorite pils malt.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: fermentability question
« on: June 11, 2011, 07:57:05 AM »
A difference of .003 is negligible and I certainly wouldn't worry about it.  Why were you expecting 1.012?  If some software told you that's what you'd get, just ignore it in the future.  An FG prediction by any software doesn't take into account all the variables in a mash.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Beersmith
« on: June 10, 2011, 11:36:28 AM »
backup server at http://beersmith1.com/

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Beer Recipes / Re: Red Ale
« on: June 10, 2011, 07:53:54 AM »
Denny,

I added it and I could see it, but now when you click on it there is nothing there.  Can I delete the entry and just start over?

Yeah, that should work.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Yeast and Heat
« on: June 10, 2011, 07:51:30 AM »
Don't worry about airlock activity...look to see if there's slurry building up in the container.  You could also try measuring the gravity to see of it's fermenting.

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The Pub / Re: Les Paul's 96th birthday
« on: June 10, 2011, 07:48:04 AM »
Les Paul and Mary Ford doing How High the Moon, playing live along with 24 tracks of tape.  Amazing to think that we've gone from there to the 96+ tracks I can do on this laptop....

http://youtu.be/e0ffdwBUL78

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