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Beer Recipes / Re: Homebrewopedia Beer Recipes
« on: April 16, 2011, 08:02:14 AM »
Are you logged in too the wiki?  Give me an example of one that needs to be changed and I'll give it a try.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Is This A Problem?
« on: April 16, 2011, 07:57:57 AM »

Here's a link to his test...

Are you getting the right link?  This one is about trub from kettle to fermenter, as opposed to draff from mash tun.  Unless I'm missing something...

No, you're correct.  I guess I was thinking that it included the mash, also.

The Pub / Re: Vibrant local markets
« on: April 15, 2011, 02:28:14 PM »
Why did the hippy move to Eugene?

Because he heard there were no jobs.........................rimshot

Always a classic!

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Storing full 750ml belgian beers
« on: April 15, 2011, 12:57:53 PM »
You can store them on their side, bit then you'll have to deal with the yeast settling on the side of the bottle, which makes it a pain to pour.  Generally they're stored upright.

The Pub / Re: Vibrant local markets
« on: April 15, 2011, 12:34:15 PM »
Just so happens mine is the Eugene Saturday Market, too!  Although I admit that after so many years I've kinda burned out on it and usually don't go unless I want something specific from it.  OTOH, I'm at the Farmer's Market across the street nearly every Saturday getting food and ideas.

I may have to buy the kids another joke book from Frog (it will depend on when he had his last bath)

I believe it was 1987.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Is This A Problem?
« on: April 15, 2011, 08:12:05 AM »
It's not just clarity. I think it yields a cleaner taste. Remember, everything that goes in the kettle gets boiled as well.

Yeah, I understand.  This guy found that it still doesn't matter, which is my conclusion also.

Hey, if a couple of minutes is that important to you, than skip it and feel good. To me, it kind of gets back to that 20 minute mash time. If I'm ever that worried about a few minutes here and there, then I'll just go buy my beer.

The time doesn't bother me.  The wasted effort does.

All Things Food / Re: Ataulfo Mangos in Season
« on: April 15, 2011, 08:09:44 AM »
I recall years back hearing about a guy doing a mango wit.  Always sounded good to me, although he claimed if you drank too much it had a laxative effect.

Equipment and Software / Re: "Kicking the tires" of pro brew equipment
« on: April 15, 2011, 08:04:45 AM »
Looks cool.  We've got a few commercial brewers here so hopefully they'll weigh in.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Is This A Problem?
« on: April 15, 2011, 08:02:59 AM »

I haven't seen any correlation between cloudy wort and cloudy beer. I have a Helles on tap right now that was very cloudy coming out of the mash tun but yet is crystal clear coming out of the keg.

Here's a link to his test...

Kegging and Bottling / Re: I'm confused
« on: April 15, 2011, 07:59:05 AM »
What sort of effect would it have?

Oxidized beer (what you'd get if you didn't purge the O2) can taste cardboardy, kind of flat (flavor, not carbonation), maybe a bit like sherry, or have weird caramel flavors to it.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Damn I'm good......
« on: April 15, 2011, 07:56:57 AM »
I need me a Damn good American Brown Ale recipe. 

Here's mine.  Won me the first medal I ever got.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Is This A Problem?
« on: April 15, 2011, 07:55:07 AM »
I've even done 10 gal batches split into two fermenters with one getting the uber-clear first 5 gal and the other getting the last 5 gal which gets some break.  The fermenter with the break always seems to yield clearerer beer.

This echoes a test done by a guy on the Brews and Views board a few years back.  He split a batch of pils.  One half went into the fermenter with all the trub, one half without.  On tasting, the half with trub was clearer and better tasting.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Is This A Problem?
« on: April 15, 2011, 07:53:02 AM »
I have to disagree. I vorlauf at least a gallon, sometimes more. I go by the premise garbage in equals garbage out. Even if it's not really like that, a couple of minutes taking that extra step makes me feel better.

And not wasting a couple minutes doing something I don't need to do makes me feel good.  Whatever works for you.

The Pub / Re: Brew Your Own place
« on: April 15, 2011, 07:47:49 AM »
Denny - might not be the same place, Canada is a fair size but you never know.  I guess I shouldn't be surprised if cash is the driving factor over quality. 

The people I talked with (who by the way did all their fermentations at 68!) were definitely interested in quality, but as a means to keep the customers happy and their business going.  You really can't fault them.  They bought a business.

Equipment and Software / Re: Aeration equipment
« on: April 15, 2011, 07:45:07 AM »
Here's a challenge for ya, Barry.  Next brew, split the batch in half.  Use olive oil in one half and nothing at all in the other.  Pitch a pack of dry yeast (same manufacture date if possible) into each one so that they'll get pitched the same as closely as possible.  Then see what happens.  I know what my bet will be!
Is dry yeast the best thing to use for a test like this?  The mfrs say aeration is not necessary with dry yeast because when it is 'grown' it is given all the sterols it needs for a typical fermentation whereas liquid yeast always needs aeration.

That's a good point.  I suggested it because it would be easier to get a comparable amount of yeast into the beer compared to a liquid yeast starter.  Probably liquid would be better in that case.

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