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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Why do commercial brew kettles have lids?
« on: December 15, 2014, 02:45:05 PM »
More surface area give a higher boil off rate so that has to be controlled., the commercial breweries stacks get rid of the volatiles, some systems have a trough that collects condensate high in DMS and such off of the bottom of the 'hat' and that has a drain as Sean says.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: December 15, 2014, 01:53:19 PM »
5 gallons of CAP on Friday, 11 gallons of a Zum Uerige Altbier clone today. About to pitch the yeast.

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The Pub / Re: Top places to retire
« on: December 15, 2014, 12:38:53 PM »
I've been here 10 and I really like the area. The beer scene has grown exponentially.

I think I'm going to make a stop there on my way across the country in february. Keith, are you still going to be in your current place or will the new facility be up and running by then?

We will still be in current location. Let me know when and I'll be sure to be available to give you a beer sampling!

I'd like to be invited to that gathering. Don't want to intrude but I'd like to tip a glass with you guys.

I'd settle for you just popping in some weekend regardless of visitors. Support your local brewery. ;)

Got some great beers on tap right now. You should try the doppelstickealt before it is all gone. And the wine bbl aged Frankenhammer.  But of course you are invited if Jonathan shows up as well. (Let me know if you don't feel sufficiently guilty.) ;D

You had me at Sticke Alt.  I'm in!!

I've been supporting the Big Deck BBQ and Brew (aka by basement fridge) lately but you're right it's been far too long. Cold weather and/or early sunset drives me home.
OK, I can't help but ask: What are the temperatures in Alabama that are driving you home? ???

I had to scrape frost off my windshield this morning.

I think out low was 40F. No frost!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: buttery flavor not diacetyl?
« on: December 15, 2014, 12:37:13 PM »
Diacetyl can be confused with some crystal malt/caramel flavors. but I don't expect you used crystal malts in a light lager.

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Ingredients / Re: Allergic to Judy's Brown Ale?
« on: December 15, 2014, 04:02:39 AM »
I took a sample of the offending batch of JBA to a BIER club meeting, and no one detected Diacetyl, so
I'm going to make another batch of JBA, no Whirlfloc (I'll use Irish Moss), or English Ale Yeast (I'll use US-05).  I'll be using the normal grist, which includes rye & oats.  It'll take a month or so to see how it goes.  Thanks, All.

I gotta say if it turns out to be the whirlfloc I'll feel a bit vindicated in sticking to good old irish moss all these years.
I am just cheap and have been going through a pound bag of it!

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The Pub / Re: Top places to retire
« on: December 15, 2014, 03:59:12 AM »
I think I'm going to make a stop there on my way across the country in february. Keith, are you still going to be in your current place or will the new facility be up and running by then?

We will still be in current location. Let me know when and I'll be sure to be available to give you a beer sampling!

will do. I'll be leaving Cali on January 31st (good lord willin' and the creek don't rise) so I'll probably be at your place sometime in the second week of February.

From what I have read lately, some CA creeks have been at flood stage. Good luck on your journey back East.

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Events / Re: NHC 2015 San Diego. Changes to Registration
« on: December 14, 2014, 05:04:40 PM »
Some used to complain that it ended the weekend of father's day. It is always something.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: PBW question
« on: December 13, 2014, 06:52:28 PM »
Well we've got some folks talking about Star San, I'm talking about PWB....same issue with the aluminum?

Also, anymore input on whether or not this is a problem using this fermenter going forward? My OCD is telling me that there is some type of dissolved aluminum that is now stuck on my plastic fermenter.   :o

Aluminum does not take high or low pH. Take it from there.

Huh? Wha? Sorry, not following...

PBW will attack the surface layer on Aluminum due to higher pH. Star San has a pH lower than 3 and will attack the surface layer on Aluminum.

Production breweries use aggressive caustics that have a pH higher than PBW, and the acids that are used in breweries are more aggressive than Star San. You might discern why there are not too many Aluminum parts in a commercial brewery.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: PBW question
« on: December 13, 2014, 06:18:14 PM »
Well we've got some folks talking about Star San, I'm talking about PWB....same issue with the aluminum?

Also, anymore input on whether or not this is a problem using this fermenter going forward? My OCD is telling me that there is some type of dissolved aluminum that is now stuck on my plastic fermenter.   :o

Aluminum does not take high or low pH. Take it from there.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: PBW question
« on: December 13, 2014, 04:05:42 PM »
Aluminum will also not stand up to acidic conditions. That is why one does not cook tomatoes in an aluminum pot. I had a piece of aluminum foil fall off the shelf into some open Star San and it spent a few days in there, the Star San was gray, the foil looked liked grandma's doilies.

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The Pub / Re: Top places to retire
« on: December 13, 2014, 04:00:45 PM »
When's NHC Huntsville going to happen?   ;)

+1. Start planning.

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Events / Re: NHC 2015 San Diego. Changes to Registration
« on: December 13, 2014, 03:50:20 PM »
Cool beans... Wish it wasn't so early still.  Tracy won't be able to go because it's right during her last few days of school.  The moved up dates are not nice for teachers.

Sometimes that is due to when the hotel has an opening that will accommodate a big conference.

The AHA will have some data on the social package demand.

Edit - Sorry Tracy can't make it.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Seeking Old Ale recipes
« on: December 13, 2014, 03:46:47 PM »
i like this one

Recipe: Fuller's 1845
I've brewed the version of that from Stan Hieronymus's book a couple of times. It ups the amber to 20%, although I've cut it back to 16. I've been pretty happy with it.

I've just a small taste of 1845, at the end of the Fuller's brewery tour. I was so taken with it that I had to brew a clone :) They seem to export it to the US, but I haven't been able to find it.

The 1845 is very nice. Last time we did the tour we had a taste of that, the Bengal Lancer, and the Past Masters XX, which was stunning. That was after all of the usual suspects, so it was a good tour.

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The Pub / Re: It takes exactly one Dortmunder Gold...
« on: December 13, 2014, 03:44:14 PM »
One gives courage, more would make one reckless.

Good call.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: when to add sugars in a high gravity brew
« on: December 13, 2014, 12:38:33 PM »

I add everything in the boil.  I haven't noted a significant difference between this and when I have added sugar to the secondary.

Same here.  I have found no advantages to adding it later.

Well, I have found you can get beers 3 - 5 points lower by feeding sugar after fermentation has started. And it has been my condensed after several batches of tripel. I am flabbergasted that others haven't shared this experience.

1.080 tripel sugar added to boil 148 mash temp 1.5 hours and I have gotten 1.009 normally.

By adding sugar after most if primary is finished have adult gotten 1.004-1.006 every time I have tried it.

Something to try on the upcoming Tripel I plan on brewing.

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