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I like Brulosophy and Experimental Brewing.  The experiments generate more questions than answers but that's science.

All Grain Brewing / Boil temps - do they matter?
« on: January 30, 2017, 09:30:13 PM »
To me boil temp matters for consistently hitting OG which contributes to fg.  I brewed my first batch at my new house and due to environmental variables boiled too hard and had 4 gallons 1.062 OG pale ale instead of 5 gallons 1.052 APA.

Ingredients / Re: Brewtan B
« on: January 30, 2017, 07:36:25 PM »
I'm curious too!  Also looking forward to when BTB may be available in the states.  Denny,  have any info in that?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Message to the forum. from me.
« on: January 29, 2017, 09:54:49 PM »
Curious who the troll was early on in the intro to lodo thread. I sped read about 35 pages and still didn't see any trolling. Honestly I only care if you think it was me, so I can fix that. And I'm fine with whoever just saying it, if it was me. If it's someone else I don't care.
I'll say it.  Bay Area Brewer consistently comes in and details threads to start stuff.  Then Majorvices, Keith I believe, goes on a rant insinuating "LODO" proponents are the ones "hijacking" threads and uses the word "Nazi" describing them. 

Inappropriate for a mod.  Also, anyone who compares someone to a Nazi in debate loses all credibility.  Even in politics that is ridiculous (okay maybe if the person is actually a Nazi it isn't) but this is a hobby.  I vehemently disagreed with some of our political leaders in the past to the point of protesting.  But I always called out those comparing people to Nazis. It's a joke on Seinfeld but not in real life.

General Homebrew Discussion / Message to the forum. from me.
« on: January 29, 2017, 08:51:14 PM »
I try not to double post but this is ridiculous.  I reported someone earlier today for being "off-topic."  That was a nice way of saying "troll".  I was going through my email a minute ago and a mod responded, "LOL."  Really?  That's constructive  and appropriate? I deal with this kind of stuff on a daily basis.  I don't need that stuff here.

EDIT:  maybe that guy was being sarcastic and I have thin skin (I do).  But  c'mon man.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Message to the forum. from me.
« on: January 29, 2017, 08:34:03 PM »
^yes that one poster, who actually has on-topic contributions on other subjects, comes in to troll on anything about reduction of hot-side oxidation.  Then a mod reinforces his post with a smart remark.  Kidding and having fun?  Maybe so.  But not the best timing. 

I'd probably otherwise get along with the person trolling.  It sucks none of us had the  maturity to step in and stop it early and objectively.  But most of us aren't mods.  Even if we all were mods we're all a$$e$ at some point.  I mean fallible. 

All Grain Brewing / Re: Introduction to Low Oxygen Brewing
« on: January 29, 2017, 07:50:32 PM »
To clarify will be using the trifecta with Brewtan B in mash and sparge (if I decide to keep sparging). I may need to add just some Brewtan in whirlpool 

All Grain Brewing / Re: Introduction to Low Oxygen Brewing
« on: January 29, 2017, 07:15:45 PM »
^Yeah, I feel that sentiment but I'd  rather not find out on 5-10G of beer if others know the answer.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Message to the forum. from me.
« on: January 29, 2017, 06:56:09 PM »
Good god-thanks for starting a new thread!  I was getting ready to start a "Feelings Calendar" thread ala BN Network style! 

I left the forum for about a year and apparently was fortunate to miss the SNS debate and the way Mark was treated.  I also missed the intro to "LODO" or whatever and the subsequent arguments this past summer.

This fall I got married and brewing a brides beer and grooms beer for our wedding inspired me to get back at it and get back into the forum.  When I returned the "LODO" stuff was new to me and I was very skeptical.   That's my nature and the dogma said HSA was bunk.  I questioned Bryan hard but respectfully.  Then I did some Google-fu and realized oxidation has been an issue for quite a while.  I found dozens of papers on it and could have accessed more if I belonged to a pro association like the MBAA or BA.  I also acquired some brewing texts from AB and Miller from an estate sale and saw similar malt oxidation concerns there.  It's real.  I found this out myself and even though I was skeptical of Bryan and others I'm not afraid to admit I was most likely wrong.

Keith,  I don't know you.  My name is Brian as you can see I the signature.  You and Denny have given me great advice in the past.    You guys, along with other here on the forum have helped me make great beer.  I also thank the Brewing Network and a few close friends in KC and STL. 

That said, you and Denny haven't been impartial as moderators.  Its obvious to me, a forum member from the Bay Area has been stirring the pot. Then mods give an opinion followed by locking a thread.   

Don't give me crap about mods feeling as if they are censored.  We are the ones being censored.  It's inappropriate for a mod to rant, then close a thread not allowing others to respond.  That's censorship. 

I belong to gaming forums and there are some young bucks as mods (some likely teenagers) that are a good example of how to moderate.  They simply give a short and respectful one sentence reason for the comment block or thread closing then step back. 

It is my opinion if one wants to be a mod the person should recuse him/herself from certain conversations or at least be impartial.  I'm not trying to censor mods but as a mod there can be a conflict of interest.  I appreciate you Denny and Keith, and want your opinions but maybe not if it interferes with moderating.  Okay.  My feelings are out here.  Maybe we can have a beer together someday.  If anyone here is ever in the KC area send me a PM or email. 

All Grain Brewing / Re: Introduction to Low Oxygen Brewing
« on: January 29, 2017, 05:07:39 PM »
We all know who the trolls and offending mods are.  What I want to know is whether AA makes it downstream and is negative when using copper.  I just got my DO meter and will be implementing measures to reduce oxygen.  As of now I cannot get rid of the copper immersion chiller.  I plan on using the trifecta in mash and sparge with a mash cap.  I may also do no  sparge if my 10G igloo can hold it.  So to recap, is AA going to be an issue with a copper IC?

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Do you strain your wort?
« on: January 28, 2017, 06:49:14 AM »
I sometimes strain my IPAs to keep excessive hop particles from making it into the finished beer but that is the only time I strain.

Yea that may be high sulfate for a NEIPA but I've never brewed one on purpose.  That's not too higher sulfate for an AIPA.

I'd just use RO water.  Get the 5G jug and fill at one of those self-serve stations. At around 36 cents per gallon it doesn't add much to the cost of the beer.  The minerals can be found in your LHBS.  Download Bru'n Water to get the profile you want.

All Grain Brewing / Making Norther Brewers "Off the Topper" Juicy?
« on: January 24, 2017, 10:46:24 PM »
One person again managed to derail this early on so I'll try to get this back on track. 

If by "juicy" you mean flavor just do all flameout and whirlpool hop additions as others have said.  If you want a little more bitterness  do a single early addition of a neutral hop such as Magnum.  The other hops should be fruity or citrusy varieties. If that's the goal try Amarillio, Citra, etc.  Read the about hop profiles online and experiment with the hops that sound good to you. Take hop descriptions with a grain of salt though.  Year them out and use the hops you think are "juicy."  Do nothing with water chemistry and you'll likely be okay unless you have soft water or use RO or distilled water.

If "juicy" means appearance, the orange color can be had with a little C-60 malt.  By a little I mean a few ounces in addition to something lighter like C-20. If by "juicy" you mean "haziness" just tip your keg ipside down and up again or swirl the bottle and pour the dregs.  I personally don't like either option but it would work.

All Grain Brewing / Boil temps - do they matter?
« on: January 21, 2017, 08:15:30 PM »
I brew 3 gallon batches that last 3-5 weeks in the keg. If the primary benefit of a low dissolved oxygen process is shelf life then maybe I don't need to bother.
I'm tired of my pale ales going stale after 1-2 weeks.  I just received my Hanna DO meter today.  I was going I break it in on a BoPils but this nearly empty keg of cardboard APA I'm finishing makes me want to brew it LODO.  I did over boil this batch tho.  By like 8 points. Oops.  It was my first brew at my new house and it was a late Friday night brew after a long week.  Many things likely went wrong.  Some had the stale flavor before though and in those cases it wasn't from aggressive boiling.


I agree that the cost is definitely up there.  I do like some of the features that they offer.  Are the features worth the cost?  Still not sure.

One of the things that I was thinking about with the conical is fermenting under pressure which I do not think that I can do with the brewbucket.  Stout makes a TC pressure relive valve which I believe is what one of our local small breweries uses to ferment under pressure.

I love my conicals. However, I am brewing 20 bbl  batches
Uhh, you don't count . Jk.  Still  informative.  Just awesome.  20bbl!

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