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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Dry Hopping
« on: January 20, 2017, 07:50:14 PM »
^this.  Again, agree with you Jim.  I don't know you but I'd love to collab with you.  Actually nevermind.  We'd probably still make the same beer we make already.

The Pub / Re: Songs you never want to hear again.
« on: January 20, 2017, 07:47:29 PM »
Love Jackson 5 and early solo Michael.  Say what you want about the alleged accusations but the music was groovy

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Achouffe strain
« on: January 20, 2017, 02:54:15 PM »
Awesome strain.  Nice phenolics but still makes a smooth-tasting beer.

All Grain Brewing / Honing Your Skills
« on: January 19, 2017, 10:40:18 PM »
LOL I'm not a guy. And the info wasn't too much! I was actually a Biology major in college, and took a lot of Chemistry. I got this :)
Go girl! Cheers!

The Pub / Re: Songs you never want to hear again.
« on: January 19, 2017, 03:55:56 PM »
90's white boy pop hip hop- Vanilla Ice, 3rd Base.

Other than that most of my list would be from the 80's.  Not that there wasn't good music then but must of my least favorite comes from then.

The Pub / Re: Songs you never want to hear again.
« on: January 19, 2017, 03:52:45 PM »
Any song by

Bruce Springsteen
John Lennon
Old Journey was awesome.  Seriously.

Beer Recipes / Re: Red Ale / American Red Recipe
« on: January 19, 2017, 03:50:37 PM »
Jamil's Irish Red in Brewing Classic Styles is spot-on.  Maybe make that with a large amount of American hops?  Not sure if the American hops would clash with the grain bill though.  I'd hate for you to end up with a Fat Tire clone.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: thermomoter broke
« on: January 18, 2017, 08:56:36 PM »
CDN makes a great thermometer for $20.  I love mine.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Taste Test
« on: January 18, 2017, 08:54:00 PM »
Brew several 1 gallon SMaSH batches at a time.  I've never done this but I recall some doing something like this is Zymurgy or on Basic Brewing Radio.

All Grain Brewing / Honing Your Skills
« on: January 17, 2017, 07:04:50 PM »
I also heeded Denny's advice and  started taking my beer to the next level a few years ago because of it.  Thanks Denny.  Find a style you can drink a lot of and brew it over and over.  Measure and record volumes religiously.  I measured volumes using a gallon pitcher and scratched lines on the inside of my kettles instead of using a yard stick.  Used sharpie on the outside of my carboys.  You don't need to do SMaSH but the spirit of that advice is wise.  Keep recipes simple.  Look up Drew Beechum's Brewing on the One's.

EDIT:  as a side note, at first I focused on cleaning, sanitation (not the same as cleaning), pitching active yeast, and controlling fermentation temps.  If you are refining all-grain processes you may be past that.

All Grain Brewing / Re: What flavor should I expect
« on: January 17, 2017, 06:56:26 PM »
I've only used Vienna in combination with Pilsner and Munich.  That beer tasted great and to my surprise won a competition.     I got good bready grain and caramel.  The caramel likely came from the Munich. Not sure if the bready flavor was from the Pils or Vienna malt.  Regardless, sounds like you have a good Vienna Lager planned. 

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Experimental Brewing podcast Episode 31
« on: January 15, 2017, 09:52:25 PM »
Exactly pointing to your question.  I remember when  people said one dry yeast pack was over-pitching a moderate gravity beer.  35-64B cells seems like that's not the case.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: I offer this for open ridicule ....
« on: January 15, 2017, 08:46:53 PM »
I think the article was meant to be a joke.  Look at the "good" beers he mentioned.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Experimental Brewing podcast Episode 31
« on: January 15, 2017, 07:24:10 PM »
So if there 65B cells in a dry pack and one doesn't rehydrate before pitching wouldn't that mean fewer than 65B cells pitched?

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: 2 stage yeast starter
« on: January 15, 2017, 02:15:06 AM »
Another way is to pitch yeast that are active into well oxygenated wort. If they are in exponential phase the difference between 200 and 400 billion cells is about 90 minutes.
Yes, listen to Jim.  For the nth time, I miss having Mark on here.  Can we sticky some of his posts?

Probably the best way to get a huge pitch is to brew a session beer...
+2 or something.  This is also an effective, practical way to grow yeast.  If I want a Scotch Ale brew a 60 shilling and pitch the cake into the Scotch Ale.

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