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Equipment and Software / Bru'n Water profile for a Gose?
« on: November 14, 2016, 08:59:33 AM »
I will be brewing my first sour next (a Gose).  I am unsure what water profile to use in Bru'n Water.  Any suggestions?

BTW, I am planning to mash for 60 minutes PRIOR to adding the acid malt, then mashing the whole thing for an additional 45 minutes.

Equipment and Software / Re: Best way to clean for a dirty Jockey Box?
« on: November 14, 2016, 07:57:33 AM »
Oh yeah: for sure clean the faucets well.


And I order some of that Thonhauser Desana Max.  Thanks for a good suggestion!

Equipment and Software / Re: Best way to clean for a dirty Jockey Box?
« on: November 12, 2016, 04:26:26 PM »

Equipment and Software / Best way to clean for a dirty Jockey Box?
« on: November 12, 2016, 04:00:38 PM »
I lent my jockey box out to some friends 6 months ago, I just got it back today.  It had not been flushed to get the beer out of the 50' stainless coils.  >:(

I ran some hot BLC through each tap and am letting it sit for an hour.  Any tips on how to make sure this thing is clean when I'm done?

Ingredients / Re: Bitter or sweet orange peel in a Gose?
« on: November 12, 2016, 12:47:26 AM »
I'd skip the orange peel and just use coriander.

Coriander is already in the recipe.  I am curious why you say to skip the orange peel.

Ingredients / Bitter or sweet orange peel in a Gose?
« on: November 11, 2016, 04:02:42 PM »
I am very unfamiliar with this style.  I think I have only had it once.  But my wife loves it so I am planning to brew a traditional Gose but with orange peel.  I'm thinking along the lines of a sour Shock Top (which she also loves).

My question is which style of orange peel would go best, Bitter or sweet?  I'm thinking sweet, but...

The Pub / Re: Canadian Homebrewers Association
« on: November 09, 2016, 01:27:59 PM »
Indeed.  Beer is the common denominator here.  Drink a cold one to celebrate or to commiserate.

I think I will.

Will this be recorded so I can watch it later?  I'd like to see it but am unavailable at the time it will be on.

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Issues trying to make an IPA
« on: November 04, 2016, 08:04:17 PM »
You've received a lot of good advice.  I'll add my 2 bits worth...

I was intimidated by Bru'n Water when I first tried it out, and I am pretty good with computers and the like.  But when one is trying to learn brewing/water chemistry AND a spreadsheet process it can be daunting. My advice is just to keep playing with it.  It really is fairly intuitive.  It needs the complexity it has so as to be able to be flexible, accurate and complete.  I think Martin has done a stunningly good job in balancing these values with ease of use... but it will take some familiarization.

I also use 100% RO water (same as distilled but a different way of getting there).  I chased hop bitterness for a long time.  Hop flavor and aroma came fairly easy.  The bitterness issue came with adding more magnesium.

So seriously, stick with Bru'n Water.  You'll love it before long and wonder what you ever thought was hard about it.  If you have a club or even another homebrewer to walk you through it, that will help too.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest
« on: November 03, 2016, 10:38:45 PM »
I am trying my first one tonight.  The mild complexity really caught my attention, and motivated me to come make a report here.  I get the spicy hop note with a balanced bready/crust maltiness.  I think it is delicious.  It has a long pleasant aftertaste which I think is dominated by yeast driven flavors.  Not my favorite style, but I find it very interesting and very pleasant to drink.

Ingredients / How big of a bag...
« on: November 03, 2016, 08:35:41 PM »
I am going to try dry-hopping in the keg for the first time.  I want to hang a nylon(?) bag from the corny keg lid.  What size bag should I use for 5 ounces of pellets?  Any other tips?

How much beer will this displace?  I'm thinking probably a gallon.  Turns a 5 gallon keg into a 4 gallon keg.  Am I right?

Equipment and Software / Innovative brewing equipment website
« on: November 03, 2016, 11:27:14 AM »
I have dealt with this company for years.  He started as a homebrewer making & shipping stuff out of his garage.  The reason I am posting is that I think he has innovative / creative equipment that I have not seen anywhere else.

I have no connection with him other than as a customer.

Beer Travel / Re: Where am I?
« on: October 27, 2016, 06:55:45 PM »
You are in Bellingham, WA.

How in the world did you know that?!

But yes, Kulshan brewing in Bellingham, WA

Beer Travel / Re: Where am I?
« on: October 27, 2016, 04:02:44 PM »
Ok, where am I?

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