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Ingredients / Re: high sulfates
« on: May 30, 2013, 04:38:47 PM »
I tried a 258 : 78 ratio of sulfates to chlorides. Does that sound about right for an American IPA ?

Sounds good to me.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Crushed Grains Life
« on: May 30, 2013, 04:35:07 PM »
I had a batch milled and then had a heart attack.  It was 3 months before I used them and they were fine.

Ingredients / Re: Mash or Grain "Tea"?
« on: May 30, 2013, 04:34:08 PM »
Mash it all together.

Events / Re: Need AHA logo for banner
« on: May 30, 2013, 04:32:48 PM »

Beer Recipes / Re: kolsch grain bill
« on: May 29, 2013, 06:56:02 PM »
IME The Wyeast strain needs some lagering time. That will give you plenty of time to clear the beer up.

If you're making a kolsch and not using a kolsch yeast... aren't you just making a cream ale?

Wyeast German ale appears to have very similar characteristics according to their website. I don't see why this couldn't be used to make a Kolsch especially with a month of lagering. That being said I would probably just go with the Kolsch yeast.

The Wyeast 1007 German ale and 2565 Kolsch yeasts are very different.  1007 is very clean.  2565 has a slight fruity, winey character to it that I think of as typical for Kolsch.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Iron Brewer 2013
« on: May 29, 2013, 06:09:24 PM »
I think "Iron Brewer" is trademarked. Local club was going to do the same thing and got letter to rename it.
Just saying.

Fe Brewer?

Should probably be Stainless Steel Brewer...

Beer Recipes / Re: The Maibock
« on: May 29, 2013, 03:58:33 PM »
My lager brewing season is limited to when we have cold weather.  I try to always get in a Maibock, but this year went for a doppelback instead.  I'm missing the Maibock!

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fermentation timing
« on: May 29, 2013, 03:50:23 PM »
Again - all depends on pitching rates, starting gravity, oxygenation, yeast strain, and temperature (setting and variance).

Check gravity. Taste. Package when ready.


Yeast and Fermentation / Re: can you repair a beer
« on: May 29, 2013, 03:47:59 PM »
When it's done just call it a session IPA. I say this simply to annoy Denny. Nothing bad about an extra hoppy and bitter pale ale, IMO.


Yeast and Fermentation / Re: can you repair a beer
« on: May 29, 2013, 03:46:14 PM »
Preboil, mine is always high, but the wort runs into the kettle through the bottom so that kind of makes sense.  Nothing like having your gravity drop after boiling for an hour . . . now I take a reading after the hot break to gauge where it is, it has been mixed enough by then to give me a reliable number.


+1.060.  Learned through experience.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: off flavors Help
« on: May 29, 2013, 03:36:19 PM »
I don't add salts in my water in sac no problems but in Iowa I get all these issues I make a big starter 1lbs of DME and a teaspoon of nutrition for the yeast

A lb. of DME?  What size starter?

Ingredients / Re: Mash or Grain "Tea"?
« on: May 29, 2013, 03:32:13 PM »
I've done it both ways for an alt and settled on mashing (although I often use Sinamar).  You use so little dark grain that it has virtually no impact on the mash.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Iron Brewer 2013
« on: May 28, 2013, 08:54:41 PM »
I think the out post is on the top to be used as a vent.  The beer tap is on the bottom, using the gas poppet.  It looks like a real ale cask.

Exactly!  It was beer left over from our club's real ale fest a few weeks ago, being served with gravity.

Ingredients / Re: Hops is toxic and could be deadly to dogs...
« on: May 28, 2013, 08:52:31 PM »
Thanks for reminding folks. My spent hops go from boil kettle to a bag to a place dogs can't reach. I will also be cautious at harvest time if I ever get enough to harvest lol

I haven't ever heard of a dog who was the least bit interested unused hops.  It seems to be the sweet wort that draws them.

General Homebrew Discussion / Reality
« on: May 28, 2013, 07:22:23 PM »

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