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Equipment and Software / Re: New Beersmith app for phones & tablets
« on: October 11, 2012, 08:54:43 AM »
It only gets it's recipes from the cloud...

Which is a deal breaker for me since I don't have internet access when I brew.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wee heavy help!
« on: October 11, 2012, 08:52:05 AM »
Shouldnt a wee heavy be drier? It sounds like a barley wine to me, with the sweetness.

Not by any means!  You really don't want it to go any lower than it already is.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Great attenuation.....a little too great
« on: October 11, 2012, 08:49:59 AM »
Wasn't there a presentation at NHC (i wasn't there but I think Denny mentioned it) that indicated a mash temp of 153 was optimal for attenuation. If you were at 154 you were right on that threshold.

Yep, from Greg Doss of Wyeast.  AHA members can access it here.....

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/attachments/presentations/pdf/2012/1616-04%20Attenuation%20-%20Gregg%20Doss.pdf

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The Pub / Re: Greeting from the Gulf!
« on: October 10, 2012, 10:13:14 AM »
It's gonna get better now that I finally got a contract for Amarillo! I'll definitely send you some Denny since I owe you for hooking me up with Ted as my hop source! :)

Really glad that's working out for you!

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Labeling bottles
« on: October 10, 2012, 08:38:44 AM »
I've used the pre-gummed labels and also regular paper.

Rather than a glue stick, you can also use a small amount of milk.  Wet the back of the label with milk, stick it to the bottle.  Dries like glue, doesn't smell rancid.

Both the pre-gummed and the milk-glue will come off when wet.  So, if you put them in a cooler of ice you'll wind up with the same problem of not knowing which is which.

As for ink, I've found that HP ink jet ink will run when wet.  Epson ink jet ink will not.  For this reason, I have not junked my old Epson printer, although the jets do not give great resolution any longer.

Labels I've attached with a glue stick fall right off when run under hot water.

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Ingredients / Re: flaked oats
« on: October 10, 2012, 08:37:01 AM »
I tried a sample of my recent oatmeal stout which underattenuated at about 1.020, for a 3 gallon BIAB batch and a pound of oats, I couldn't really taste them.  I used quick oats.  Perhaps the underattenuation covers up the flavor/mouth feel you'd get from the oats?

I've never really noticed any flavor or mouthfeel from using oats.  Maybe I'm doing it wrong or maybe my perceptions are screwed up.  Or maybe everyone else in the world is fooling themselves!  ;)

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Yeast and Fermentation / Wee heavy help!
« on: October 09, 2012, 02:44:04 PM »
Ok, won't touch it.

but the correction values blew my mind. according to the spreadsheet from sean terril's site, my wort now lies at 1.0017 w/ 17.8% abv

something is wrong lol

about the coon... gotta love it. at 20lb and 47", it is overwhelmingly cute.

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/330440_475309075823128_1220468161_o.jpg

Wow, almost identical to one of my cats!


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Going Pro / MonsterMash
« on: October 09, 2012, 11:14:07 AM »
I once did over 30 pounds of grain!!!!
 8)

Gold Star.

Actually - I don't even think I could fit that much in my Gott Cooler!

I've gone as much as 75 lb. in a 152 qt. cooler.

Denny, you're always trying to one-up me aren't you?  ;)

Dude, you started it!  ;)


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The Pub / Greeting from the Gulf!
« on: October 09, 2012, 11:12:22 AM »
Have fun at work this week, folks! :)

That assumes all of us work.   ;D

+1!



Are you selling your brew in the bottle now?

Yep. IPA is now available in 22 oz bottles. Other specialty beers to come soon.

Cool!  that means you can start shipping me some now!  ;)


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Ingredients / Coconut Porter
« on: October 08, 2012, 01:41:19 PM »
I am brewing a Coconut Cream Porter, for a club only friendly competition.  Should the Coconut go into the Mash, Boil, or Secondary?    I'm thinking Mash, due to the oil content.

I'd say secondary.  If you add it earlier you might not get much flavor/aroma from it.  Check the recipe wiki.....there might be a recipe for the toasted coconut porter that won NHC some years back.  You might get some info from that.


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Going Pro / Re: MonsterMash
« on: October 08, 2012, 12:08:50 PM »
I once did over 30 pounds of grain!!!!
 8)

Gold Star.

Actually - I don't even think I could fit that much in my Gott Cooler!

I've gone as much as 75 lb. in a 152 qt. cooler.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wee heavy help!
« on: October 08, 2012, 12:07:15 PM »
I wouldn't do anything for another 2-3 weeks.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: more aeration on day 2-3?
« on: October 08, 2012, 12:05:54 PM »
I'm sure I read somewhere it was OK to aerate until the SG passed the halfway mark on your planned attenuation.  So if you're aiming for ~1.020 from 1.100 then unless it's past 1.060 I think you should be OK.  I've never tried it though

I've read something similar, I couldn't remember what the cut-off is. If it were my beer, my cut-off would be a lot more conservative, maybe more like <20-25% of planned attenuation. I'd aerate if gravity > 1.080-84.

What I recall is that's it's OK up to 14-24 hours unless there's active fermentation at that point.  And do you really need it?  I've never re-aerated on any high gravity beer and always gotten great attenuation.  Maybe it's better to deal with it up front with a large healthy starter and adequate aeration at the beginning.

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Ingredients / Re: flaked oats
« on: October 08, 2012, 11:53:06 AM »
Quick oats would be about the same.  If you use regular oat,meal, you'll need to cook it first.  Quick oats can go right in the mash.

 
Ehh???? Regular oats cook in like 3-4 minutes. I've always put them in the mash.

Not the "regular" oats I'm familiar with.  They take a good 30 min.  I'm talking about the steel cut oats (IIRC).  Quick oats are faster and instant oats are ready in a couple minutes.

Here's an example....

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/steel-cut-oatmeal-recipe/index.html

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: more aeration on day 2-3?
« on: October 08, 2012, 10:32:47 AM »
I wouldn't re-aerate if fermentation has started.

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