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The Pub / Real men wear coveralls
« on: February 01, 2013, 03:33:16 PM »
Are Keith and Drew the same person???? Double life????

If I hadn't seen them both at the same time at NHC, I'd wonder.....

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The Pub / Real men wear coveralls
« on: February 01, 2013, 03:28:40 PM »
Ya know, you look a lot like Drew in that pic.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mash/Sparge H2O Amounts
« on: January 30, 2013, 11:13:50 PM »
Batch sparging or fly sparging?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: What is an adequate wort boil time
« on: January 30, 2013, 11:13:04 PM »
AFAIAC, 1.026-30 is perfect for a starter.  Tom, if you're reading, any significant difference to the yeast between 1.026 and 1.040?  Would you prefer one over the other?

To your question, Diane, I agree with everybody else....that should be plenty of time.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Batch Sparging pH
« on: January 30, 2013, 10:18:12 PM »
Much more alkaline than my water.  I'm going to try to check the unadjusted sparge pH of my next few batches and compare to the mash pH.

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I just took a gravity sample on a 10 day old IPA.  After I got my reading I put it in a PET bottle with a carbonator cap, hit it with 30 psi and stuck it in the freezer.  In an hour I'll have a cold, carbed sample to taste.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Batch Sparging pH
« on: January 30, 2013, 09:25:05 PM »
Martin, IIRC you fly sparge.  Is that correct?  If so, have you tried batch sparging to see how it compares pH wise on the sparge?

I've only fly sparged in all my brews. (BTW, I finally passed the century mark with last week's brew. :-)  It pales in comparison to Denny's 400+ batches, but I'm working on it). 

I wouldn't think the pH results should differ between fly and batch sparging.  The same volume of water is pushed through the grain bed and the same quantity of buffering from the malt is exhausted. Interesting question though.

I've found that if my mash pH is good, the pH through the sparge is almost always good with no water modification.  I have fairly neutral water, though, so that undoubtedly has some bearing.  If you decide to take the plunge into batch sparging a batch or 2, I'd be curious to hear what you find.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Batch Sparging pH
« on: January 30, 2013, 06:42:14 PM »
It makes sense to add the kettle addition to the sparge water just to be safe anyway. I have noticed no astringency issues since the switch to batch sparging, but I don't want any either. Thanks Martin !

If I add anything to the sparge, it's only lactic acid.  Any other recommended sparge additions go in the kettle.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Batch Sparging pH
« on: January 30, 2013, 05:31:53 PM »
Martin, IIRC you fly sparge.  Is that correct?  If so, have you tried batch sparging to see how it compares pH wise on the sparge?

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: DME vs LME
« on: January 30, 2013, 05:20:47 PM »
+1.060 Amanda

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Batch Sparging pH
« on: January 30, 2013, 05:19:36 PM »
Because Bru'nwater recommends what sparge additions should be, I've tried it a few times.  I don't really taste any difference in the finished beers.  I'm still undecided, but my gut feeling is that I don't need to adjust the sparge water.  Other people with different water might. Of course, you can find out for yourself by simply measuring what your sparge pH is both with and without adjustment.

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Ingredients / Re: Rahr Base Malts and Bru'n Water
« on: January 30, 2013, 05:13:37 PM »
Wow, that looks really nice, Kai.  I can't wait to look into it further.

Thanks. The only drawback is that you need internet to use it. I know you mentioned that this is an issue where you brew.

Kai

Yes, it is since I brew in a detached garage.  But I could use it in the house before I brew.

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Events / Re: NHC competition site change.
« on: January 30, 2013, 05:08:45 PM »
I'd say follow the money.

Would you explain that?

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Events / Re: NHC competition site change.
« on: January 30, 2013, 04:34:12 PM »
Most judges have traveled and then give up the first day of technical session to judge. That is a lot to ask as it is.

Yep.  That's one of the reasons I no longer judge second round.

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