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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Czech Pils Water Profile
« on: September 02, 2015, 11:19:06 AM »
PU does add calcium salts to their water. Some anecdotal findings I recall from AJ Delange indicate that around 30 ppm chloride and 20 ppm calcium produce a more flavorful beer. I've done several light lagers with around 20 to 30 ppm calcium in the overall wort and they fermented and cleared well and they tasted very good. Brewing with much lower mineral content can leave the beer flavor bland. You need some...not much though.
Good info. I need to try brew one again.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Czech Pils Water Profile
« on: September 02, 2015, 07:36:56 AM »
Run that through Brunwater, see where the mash pH is predicted. PU is said to do a triple decoction with an acid rest. They may add some Ca according to some reports. If you don't add the alkalinity it will help the pH fall lower.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What qualifies as "Real Ale"?
« on: September 01, 2015, 09:33:47 PM »
I have had a few pints dispensed via gravity, no beer engine required.

The wife did get me a beer engine for my birthday years back. You can make a fugal cast breather with a low pressure propane regulator and a couple of hose barbs.

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Ingredients / Re: Ella hops
« on: September 01, 2015, 04:08:59 PM »
Haven't found them anywhere yet, but I'm headed for HopUnion tomorrow.  I'll see if they have any around.
Do they have a "factory outlet"? See you there.

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Beer Travel / Re: Ireland
« on: September 01, 2015, 06:33:38 AM »
I drove Rhd cars often for work. Competitive cars or ones from an overseas division where the drive on the left.


The challenge is the narrow roads.with hills and curves, Full of walkers and bicyclists on the weekends, all between the stone walls.

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Hop Growing / Re: 2015 Hop season
« on: August 31, 2015, 02:29:19 PM »
Chinook was decent others were poor to a loss. Too wet, downy mildew was a problem.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Corny Beers
« on: August 31, 2015, 02:14:24 PM »
It would help to know where you are. Some local breweries to MI make beers wth corn.

Rolling Rock for DMS, at least 3-4 years back it had it.


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Beer Travel / Re: Ireland
« on: August 31, 2015, 02:08:35 PM »
I like the challenge of RHD manuals. Just Saying that I do, others will not.

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Wood/Casks / Re: New barrels
« on: August 31, 2015, 06:24:41 AM »
There are many calculators online for barrel volume, that use a parabola of revolution for the center section area.

First hit on a search.
http://www.had2know.com/academics/barrel-volume-equation-calculator.html

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: lesser known hop recommendations
« on: August 30, 2015, 06:59:06 PM »
Ron Mexico.
Now those are not so well known, and hard to find!


HBC 438 if you want to research it.
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/how-to-brew/hbc-438-new-hop-variety-just-for-homebrewers/

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Beer Travel / Re: Wisconsin - Madison & probably anywhere
« on: August 30, 2015, 08:30:27 AM »
If you have day off or a weekend in the work trip, go to New Glarus if you haven't already been, not far from Madison. Stopped on the way to the 2010 NHC, it was very good.


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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Brown Stain in Corny Keg
« on: August 29, 2015, 04:28:46 PM »
Here is advice from a metallurgist named Palmer. Bar Keepers Friend is the source of oxalic acid. You might need someone with skinny arms to reach the bottom to scrub.
http://www.howtobrew.com/appendices/appendixB-1.html

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Brown Stain in Corny Keg
« on: August 29, 2015, 03:38:34 PM »
Might be rust.  Passivate the SS with a couple cups of muriatic acid.
Isn't Nitric acid used to passivate SS in industrial settings, as it is an oxidizer.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Brown Stain in Corny Keg
« on: August 29, 2015, 03:33:44 PM »
Might be rust.  Passivate the SS with a couple cups of muriatic acid.

my bet its in a blemish in the glass....from production. i have one with the same thing...brownish spot on bottom and its clearly in the layer of glass.

throw crap ton of oxyclean in there..if it doesn't come out its likely in the glass.
Glass in a corny keg???

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What qualifies as "Real Ale"?
« on: August 29, 2015, 10:48:01 AM »
If one goes to Britain today, you will find many of the new fruity hops from the US used in their beers, and they use German hops too.

This one was very nice using Citra.
http://www.fyneales.com/shop/beers/jarl

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