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General Homebrew Discussion / Brewing over Two days
« on: March 20, 2013, 01:57:54 AM »
The other option would be to mash in overnight?


OK. I hadn't thought of that. I mash in a 10 gal igloo. If my start temp is 154* and I let it sit for 20-24 hours the temp will fall to an unknown. Probably room temp of 65*. What is that going to do for conversion? Kind of a reverse step mash? Does that work to go from high to low for converting?

I bet it won't fall below the mid 140s.  Wrap your cooler in some blankets or sleeping bags.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Whirlfloc and Fluffy Trub
« on: March 19, 2013, 09:24:45 PM »
Whirlflock is really just powdered Irish Moss and a binder isn't it. you could pulverize some IM and have essentially the same thing.

Yep.

Sure is convenient.

Yeah, that must be why I keep buying it!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: suggestions for belgian yeast
« on: March 19, 2013, 08:05:13 PM »
Not familiar with White numbering, but WY3787 works great for that style.  Might be the same thing.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Irish Moss vs. Whirlfloc
« on: March 19, 2013, 05:19:57 PM »
I haven't found Whirlfloc to work better than IM, but I keep using it anyway.  The manufacturer says 1 tab is good for 12 gal. and should be added 5 min. before the end of boil.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: pitching on a yeast cake
« on: March 19, 2013, 05:17:26 PM »
A snippet from the Danstar page:

"High temperature early in fermentation decreases ester production. High temperature later in fermentation increases ester production"

This is the opposite of what I've always thought. Can some explain the reasoning behind this?

All I can say is that's the opposite of my experience.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Whirlfloc and Fluffy Trub
« on: March 19, 2013, 05:14:53 PM »
Whirlflock is really just powdered Irish Moss and a binder isn't it. you could pulverize some IM and have essentially the same thing.

Yep.

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Congratulations MS homebrewers!  And great job, Gary!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Whirlfloc and Fluffy Trub
« on: March 19, 2013, 05:12:13 PM »
+1.  Clumps settle over time, and I get much clearer beer than with regular IM.

I have heard many people say that whirlfloc works better.  I used IM for 10 years and Whirlfloc for the last 5 and I really can't see a difference.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mash-out
« on: March 19, 2013, 05:11:10 PM »
A lot of purist will resist this comment but you can absolutely skip the mash out step. It may slightly increase your overall efficiency and lower the lag time on the boil slightly but you aren't going to get much else benefit from it.

Agreed, especially becasue most homebrewers don't really do a "mashout".  The only time I add water before the mash runoff is if I predict my mash and sparge runoffs will be more than a gal. different.  In that case I add enough water before mash runoff to pretty equalize them.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Whirlfloc and Fluffy Trub
« on: March 19, 2013, 05:07:41 PM »
Using one tablet whirlfloc at 15 minutes remaining in the boil.

One tablet is good fir 12 gal. so if you're making a smaller batch you can cut it in half.  Also, the manufacturer recommends using it at 5 min., not 15.  Oftentimes when it gets repackaged the retailer puts their own directions on it, which are usually "one tab, 15 min.".

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The Pub / Re: A day at work
« on: March 19, 2013, 05:04:38 PM »
All in a weeks work.  Thanks for sharing.

Now, if you would take the photos with the ipad in the correct orientation, the people would be sitting right side up. ;) :)) :)

Ya know, I noticed that right after I posted and took another one right side up.  But when I posted that they both looked the same and both were right side up, so I deleted the second one!

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The Pub / Re: A day at work
« on: March 19, 2013, 05:03:13 PM »
Wow, that is a pretty cool system. 
Do you change out the walls depending on the type of show?


I especially appreciated robot walking dude around :50.  :)

The shell just goes up for classical stuff.  For theater or road shows it stays in storage.  The air caster system we use to set it up is very impressive.  Once they're powered up, you can push an almost 3 ton wall around with one hand!

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The Pub / A day at work
« on: March 19, 2013, 04:18:21 AM »
Very cool!
What did it look like when the show was going on?

Well, it wasn't that fast!  Here's a pic from tonight's rehearsal.


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The Pub / A day at work
« on: March 19, 2013, 03:53:50 AM »
Um, that would be "time lapse".....

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The Pub / A day at work
« on: March 19, 2013, 03:53:06 AM »
Here's a rime lapse video of setting up for a symphony show.  The walls we're moving around weigh just under 3 tons each.  We use air casters to move them around.

http://youtu.be/LWPnwFKlakI

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