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Kegging and Bottling / Re: This is Why Tanks Must be Tested.
« on: July 18, 2013, 09:29:56 PM »
Sounds like somebody's gonna be in trouble for filling it.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fermenting during a heat wave
« on: July 18, 2013, 09:29:20 PM »
I gave up and bought a freezer. In fact I bought two...

I lust for a freezer or two, but I've got nowhere to put them.

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Events / Re: Question about competition judging
« on: July 18, 2013, 06:31:29 PM »
Sometimes there are 3 judges.  It can work either way.  Generally, each will score the beer independently, then will discuss their impressions and scores.  Sometimes they discuss as they judge.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fermenting during a heat wave
« on: July 18, 2013, 05:36:32 PM »
I put my fermenter in a large plastic tub full of water and add ice packs to the water.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Dry Yeast for a Belgian Dubbel
« on: July 18, 2013, 04:50:52 PM »
Yeah, well I get BOTH banana and bubblegum at higher temps with 1214!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Dry Yeast for a Belgian Dubbel
« on: July 18, 2013, 03:48:37 PM »
Just to add, the dry Belgian yeasts always taste so phenolic. All band aid no fruit not awful, but not great. that's my experience anyway.

And that's fine for certain styles.  But IMO not for dubbel or tripel.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Brew day
« on: July 17, 2013, 08:58:11 PM »
Looking forward to trying your beer, Jim!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Dry Yeast for a Belgian Dubbel
« on: July 17, 2013, 08:35:33 PM »
Personally, I would use WY3787, 1214 or similar, and you'll have a more accurate end result.

Agreed.  I prefer 3787 for dubbel and tripel.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Brew day
« on: July 17, 2013, 08:33:55 PM »
Just finished a low gravity (for me!) all late hopped APA.  My second run at the recipe with minor variations from the first time.  Trying to dial it in.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Dry Yeast for a Belgian Dubbel
« on: July 17, 2013, 07:46:06 PM »
T-58 would definitely be better than S-33.  IMO, there's nothing vaguely Belgian about the flavor profile of S-33.  Yeah, you;re right, dry yeast is easy, but in this case there isn't a dry yeast I know of that will make a really great dubbel.  IMO, this is a case where you really need a liquid yeast, unless ease of use trumps flavor.

Are you going to hit 10,000 today???

Geez, hadn't noticed that.  Maybe so if I keep posting worthless tripe like this!

Is there a prize?  ;)

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Dry Yeast for a Belgian Dubbel
« on: July 17, 2013, 07:42:18 PM »
T-58 would definitely be better than S-33.  IMO, there's nothing vaguely Belgian about the flavor profile of S-33.  Yeah, you;re right, dry yeast is easy, but in this case there isn't a dry yeast I know of that will make a really great dubbel.  IMO, this is a case where you really need a liquid yeast, unless ease of use trumps flavor.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: 1056 Smack Pack Viability
« on: July 17, 2013, 05:26:27 PM »
How long does starter prep usually take?

For a large starter without a stirplate, I'd plan on 3-4 days to ferment out and 2-3 day of cold crashing before it's ready to decant and pitch. Allowing for a couple more days would be ideal, especially with a low-flocculating yeast.

+1.060

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Going Pro / Re: Going Pro Cheap - NJ Farm Brewery Licensing and Fees
« on: July 16, 2013, 09:27:26 PM »
That's totally cool!  With that option, I might have a retirement "biz"!

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Going Pro / Re: So you want to be a brewer
« on: July 15, 2013, 07:48:33 PM »
At a wedding reception I talked to a guy who is going pro. He has been brewing dice Christmas, on a Mr. Beer system. He has made four batches, all awesome. 8)

Jeff, send him the link to the article before he hurts himself!

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Lew is great.  I discovered him 15 years ago, within a few months of becoming a homebrewer, and learned a lot about beer by reading what he'd write in the usenet group rec.food.drink.beer.  We share a birthday (although I'm older) and I write to him every year to wish him happy birthday.

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