I try not to keep track of the total gallonage. That way, if I'm ever subpoenaed I won't be able to rat myself out.
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So, I did my first partial mash yesterday. Pumpkin Ale kit from Austin Home Brew. Followed the recipe, and ran into some problems.
1) I had pellet hops, and a new plate chiller. In the past, I was cooling the wort in an ice bath, as a result the hops residue and other trub settled below the valve in my brew pot. So when it came to pour off, I didn't have a problem with the residue getting into the primary. Now, running hot wort thru the plate chiller has the problem with trub and hops still in the mix. What's the best way to address this?
2) Recipe called for a combination of 3 gal of liquid once sparge and addition before boil. Once boiled, i was left with 1.5 gal in the primary, and easily a gallon below the valve in the pot. Does the liquid requirements on paper need to compensate for this difference?
3) After the mash I added 4 lbs of LME, and once my 1.5 transfer was done, I began to add the water to get my OG. I was only able to add 1 gal before I hit OG. So I have 3 gal of wort tormenting. Not cool. Clearly, I didn't mash quite right. So, is the 1 gallon of liquid that was below the valve in my pot the reason? Do I need to add 1 extra gal initially to compensate?
Looking forward to the input.
You can toast tor not, it's not a "requirement" for an oatmeal stout. I use 2 pounds of Quaker oats in the mash, per 5 gallons, untoasted and it makes a great beer.
I guess we won't be seeing you in Seattle then.Are you saying people actually used that word at a professional conference? Doesn't sound like anything I ever attended.
National Homebrew Conference. American Homebrewers Association.
Sorry, that wouldn't justify it for me. I use the word myself, but there's a time and a place for it and a conference isn't one of them in my opinion.
Can you make whiskey in Florida? Yes.
May you make whiskey in Florida? No.
Which is why I went to Drew's session.Mine is still being edited for f-bombs.
I have to add them into the slides to give the appropriate flavor.
No s***! It wouldn't be the f##kin' same without 'em!
Glad it worked out, Kai. I was really concerned after getting your email this AM, but it sounds OK now. My domain name is set to auto renew unless I tell them otherwise. Can you do something like that?All of my domain names auto renew. I am nowhere near organized enough to keep track of the different expiration dates.
I didn't really think of it as an hour long commercial for MillerCoors. Yes, they advertised on it, and yes they showed a lot of their breweries. No one here seemed to complain that Brew Masters was a DogFish Head infomercial.The product placement, shots of the breweries, and some interviews of the head brewer all made me think that, along with the actual commercials being Miller Coors. But I watched it all, and enjoyed it for the most part.
I thought the was quite accurate. Micheal Jackson made the same points about Beer leading to the beginning of civilization. "Bread, Beer and the Seeds of Change" by Thomas and Carol Sinclair described the diet of pre-Industrial peoples as being mainly beer and bread, with the thesis that Civilization owes its existence to beer. Gregg Smith's book "Beer in America: The Early Years" said some of the same things the show did. I didn't find anything factually incorrect. Yes, they presented it in a humorous way, but if that makes thing inaccurate. . .
The Ben Franklin quote about beer has been proven erroneous. The Pilgrims did not run out of beer, but the ships crew would have on the way back if they had gone to Virginia, so the pilgrims were put off early. Johns Hopkins was John Hopkins, Emory was Emery, nitpics, I know.
Sam C. is the star of Brewmasters, so I expect lots of DFH. For a show with no star and more of a documentary premise, I expected something different.
That's a great HEB too.
I lost count of the empty Bud Light cartons littering the side of the road on the way up from Ozona. Plenty of dead deer and hogs on the shoulder too.
IMO it isn't a money thing but a cultural anomaly. There's lots of money out here just a slowly growing exposure and acceptance to niche markets.
There's a supermarket with an ok selection. You can get some of the standards like Sam Adams or Sierra Nevada. Guess I've got spoiled.
Back in the early 90's it was a pretty big deal when we could finally get Shiner here. Before that it was strictly BMC and the odd Heiniken or Fosters.
I'd like to know about a good beer store around here.