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All Grain Brewing / Re: long mash times
« on: July 31, 2011, 12:08:57 PM »
I don't see any problems with that.  You might find it to be somewhat more fermentable than it would be with a shorter mash time.  With a very high OG beer, it can be a good idea to extend the mash time to maximize fermentability so as not to end up with an excessively high final gravity.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Hope I didn't ruin this batch
« on: July 31, 2011, 12:03:18 PM »
I put a glug of bleach into the bucket that I run my blow-off hoses into.  I have done this quite a few times before so that the standing water won't grow things.  (I've tried to use Starsan before but it bubbled into foam and ran out of the bucket.)  What is different this time is that I have a new chest freezer and I didn't think about the confined space for the bleach vapors.  Even without spilling liquid, it bleached the color out of the towel the bucket was sitting on.  I don't have a very tight seal on my plastic fermentation buckets, so I am hoping the positive CO2 pressure would have kept out any chlorine.  Does anyone think that this batch stands a chance of  survival?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Wheat based porter
« on: June 19, 2011, 06:27:28 PM »
Here's one I did for my step-son's "wedding".  It was the crowd favorite.
 
Uncle Dweizen's Wheat Porter

A ProMash Brewing Session - Recipe Details Report
BJCP Style and Style Guidelines
-------------------------------

12-B  Porter, Robust Porter

Min OG:  1.048   Max OG:  1.065
Min IBU:    25   Max IBU:    60
Min Clr:    22   Max Clr:    42  Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics
----------------

Batch Size (Gal):        10.50    Wort Size (Gal):   10.50
Total Grain (Lbs):       27.99
Anticipated OG:          1.068    Plato:             16.63
Anticipated SRM:          24.6
Anticipated IBU:          27.8
Brewhouse Efficiency:       71 %
Wort Boil Time:             60    Minutes

Pre-Boil Amounts
----------------

Evaporation Rate:       1.00    Gallons Per Hour
Pre-Boil Wort Size:   11.50    Gal
Pre-Boil Gravity:      1.062    SG          15.26  Plato

Grain/Extract/Sugar

   %     Amount     Name                          Origin        Potential SRM
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 32.2     9.00 lbs. Wheat Malt                    America        38.00      2
 53.6    15.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row)              America        36.00      2
  4.8     1.33 lbs. Crystal 60L                   America        34.00     60
  2.4     0.66 lbs. Crystal 40L                   America        34.00     40
  7.1     2.00 lbs. Chocolate Malt                America        29.00    350

Potential represented as Points per pound per gallon.


Hops

   Amount     Name                              Form    Alpha  IBU  Boil Time
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  1.00 oz.    Centennial low-alpha              Pellet   6.00   8.2  30 min.
  1.00 oz.    Nerwport                          Pellet  11.10  19.7  60 min.


Yeast
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Danstar  Munich


Mash Schedule
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Mash Name: single infusion

Total Grain Lbs:   27.99
Total Water Qts:   36.00 - Before Additional Infusions
Total Water Gal:    9.00 - Before Additional Infusions

Tun Thermal Mass:   0.00
Grain Temp:        55.00 F


                     Step   Rest   Start   Stop  Heat     Infuse   Infuse  Infuse
Step Name            Time   Time   Temp    Temp  Type     Temp     Amount  Ratio
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
sacch rest             2     60    150     150   Infuse   164       36.00   1.29
bump                   5     30    157     157   Infuse   193        8.09   1.57


Total Water Qts:           44.09 - After Additional Infusions
Total Water Gal:           11.02 - After Additional Infusions
Total Mash Volume Gal:     13.26 - After Additional Infusions

All temperature measurements are degrees Fahrenheit.
All infusion amounts are in Quarts.
All infusion ratios are Quarts/Lbs.





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Equipment and Software / Re: Vented silicone stoppers
« on: April 20, 2011, 07:36:17 PM »
Are they intended for barrels?  I was thinking that they would go in the carboy after the blow-off tube was removed.

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Equipment and Software / Vented silicone stoppers
« on: April 20, 2011, 06:21:35 AM »
I like this idea, but are they hard to keep clean and sanitized?  I'm envisioning all sorts of crud getting gunked up in the flaps.  Maybe they disassemble for cleaning?  Does anybody have experience with them?

http://www.williamsbrewing.com/10-VENTED-SILICONE-STOPPER-P2667C94.aspx

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Equipment and Software / Re: Autosiphon with bad seal
« on: April 05, 2011, 07:45:51 PM »
I've found that a little keg seal lubricant helps a lot.

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All Grain Brewing / Great Western 2-row vs. Pale Ale
« on: March 31, 2011, 07:11:18 PM »
 My local supplier substituted GW NW Pale Ale for the Premium 2-Row that I wanted.  What would be the difference as far as recipe building?  I see that the Pale Ale is a bit darker...anything else?

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I am planning to introduce my boss to all-grain brewing.  We will do a high gravity pale ale with Danstar Munich yeast.  It's what I like to call an Uberdampfbier.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Caveman Brewing
« on: March 18, 2011, 06:44:15 AM »
Two parts boiling water plus one part 60 degree water should put you at about 160 degrees. If your ground water is colder than that, you could adjust the proportions.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Purple Colored Pilsner
« on: February 26, 2011, 08:09:23 PM »
I'm not sure if this is relevant to the rice discussion, but the 2 #s of red beets that I used in 5 gallons of wheat ale did not make a whit (wheat?) of difference to the color of the beer when the boil was done.  I was hoping for a purple/red beer.  That didn't happen.

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Beer Recipes / Re: I think my Schwarzbier is a Dunkel
« on: February 26, 2011, 08:02:26 PM »


Did the rules change from last year? I thought I remembered one beer per category.  Guess I'll have get around to reading them for this year.
There's a difference between one beer per category and one category per beer.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Travel Taps on the cheap
« on: February 14, 2011, 06:41:37 PM »
There is only a couple inches of run between the ice and the tap.

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Equipment and Software / Travel Taps on the cheap
« on: February 13, 2011, 08:40:21 PM »
...if you have a kegerator that you can temporarily cannibalize.  This cost me about $15 for the shelves and $5 for the hinge.
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=80921&id=1180967853&l=185bc41d28

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: using bottled water
« on: January 30, 2011, 10:08:20 AM »
Here's a link:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Camco-Water-Filter-with-Hose/14504321
Is a 100 micron filter small enough to filter chlorine and/or chloramines?

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Equipment and Software / Dropped my Barley Crusher
« on: December 05, 2010, 02:20:44 PM »
I dropped my Barley Crusher. It landed on its hand-crank arm.  Now the shaft is bent between the handle and the knurls. >:(  I'm going to use the table vise at work and see if I can bend it back straight, but if I can't, is there a replacement part readily available?

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