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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: BSI Yeast Sample
« on: January 23, 2015, 08:02:12 PM »
Nice. Is it the Augustener or one of the Abby strains.

Some say WLP-860 = Augustener.
WLP-835 Lagar X rhymes with Kloster Andechs.

The Ettal or Weltenberger would be interesting. When living in Germany I had some of the Weltenberger beers, and those are very malty.

It is the Ettal strain.  Kind of flying blind here.......no info on the yeast from BSI website.
Never had beers (or heard about) Ettal. Let us know what you think of the yeast.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: commerical schwarzbier examples
« on: January 23, 2015, 10:20:06 AM »
Koestritzer and Moenschof come to mind from my time in Germany.

Devils Backbone makes a very good one, don't know if you can find it, I can't.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: BSI Yeast Sample
« on: January 23, 2015, 09:55:13 AM »
Nice. Is it the Augustener or one of the Abby strains.

Some say WLP-860 = Augustener.
WLP-835 Lagar X rhymes with Kloster Andechs.

The Ettal or Weltenberger would be interesting. When living in Germany I had some of the Weltenberger beers, and those are very malty.

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The Pub / Re: English brews
« on: January 23, 2015, 08:01:08 AM »
If the Pride is fresh, find one on a store shelf near you, then compare the two. Fresh is best for that beer. Better yet on cask!

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Your bookshelf becomes mostly brewing books.

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The Congress mash uses malt that has been turned into flour, that sets the upper limit for the malt.

If one were to mash uncrushed malt, that would set the lower limit.  ;D


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: pale ale hops
« on: January 22, 2015, 12:18:45 PM »
+1 to Mosaic, great hop.  It actually works pretty well in a single hop pale ale.

Tom Schmidlin brewed a very nice Mosaic APA for Stan Heironymus's talk at the Seattle NHC. That used the Hop 2 It recipe from Russian River, which is how Vinnie sees what a new hop brings to the party. I have been using that to evaluate new hops such as Empire and Mandarina Bavaria.

You can fin the recipe in a slide at the end of Stans talk in 2012.
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/how-to-brew/resources/conference-seminars/



I remember reading that about the Mosaic beers there.  BTW, have you tried your Mandarina Bavaria beer yet ?. Very nice hop. It's another good medium intensity hop that's great for pale ale . Or a few other styles for that matter.

Had a sip the other night, it need to finish carbing and drop bright. It has potential.


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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Leaking Regulator
« on: January 22, 2015, 11:58:39 AM »
There is a poppet between the tank high pressure and the diaphragm regulator. If the high went to 0 with the tank off, the leak is on the high pressure side. Make sure the regulator to the tank valve fitting is tight and the washer is good. Once I had to tighten the high pressure gage on a regulator to stop a leak.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: pale ale hops
« on: January 22, 2015, 11:45:43 AM »
+1 to Mosaic, great hop.  It actually works pretty well in a single hop pale ale.

wondered about that. the description of being citra on steroids made me think it could become overpowering..especially all by itself in higher concentrations. it doesn't end up a passion fruit bomb?

It does not have the oil content that Citra does. It has a different character.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: pale ale hops
« on: January 22, 2015, 11:44:24 AM »
+1 to Mosaic, great hop.  It actually works pretty well in a single hop pale ale.

Tom Schmidlin brewed a very nice Mosaic APA for Stan Heironymus's talk at the Seattle NHC. That used the Hop 2 It recipe from Russian River, which is how Vinnie sees what a new hop brings to the party. I have been using that to evaluate new hops such as Empire and Mandarina Bavaria.

You can fin the recipe in a slide at the end of Stans talk in 2012.
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/how-to-brew/resources/conference-seminars/


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The Pub / Re: Please Help Me Plan My Trip To The US
« on: January 22, 2015, 11:16:55 AM »
Although beautiful, that is along drive, especially if you get caught behind a "caravan" on the Pacific Coast Highway.  Just doing one portion of that trip might be more manageable.

I was thinking that but plugging it into the fantastical internet map machine (google) it's only a little shy of 1000 miles. a bit longer than driving from the northern tip of scotland to the southern tip of england. in 7 days that's 3 or 4 half days on the road with a few days stationary to catch a game or what have you. there are a lot of good breweries just off the I5 corridor.

There is a pretty good one just off the 101 in Paso Robles named Firestone Walker. Some great wine around Paso too. One could drive parts to the PCH "the 1" near there, and not lose too much time.

Some friends who live in Orange County did a trip from San Diego to Vancouver BC, and that was about 3+ weeks IIRC, stopping in many places to see the sights.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: how long on the yeast cake
« on: January 22, 2015, 08:38:47 AM »
Wow, looks wasteful on hops to me, but what do I know, I'm a malthead.  I bet you'll get identical results by eliminating the 30, 15, and 10 minute additions of Citra, and adding all your dry hops for 3-4 days.  Simplify and be amazed.

What do you mean adding all your dry hops for 3-4 days? Im open to suggestions especially if it simplifies things!

As Martin said in his post, there has been research published that you get the oils from the hops in 3-4 days, longer and you are getting vegetal compounds.

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Beer Travel / Re: Asheville AHA Rally at Wicked Weed Funkatorium
« on: January 22, 2015, 06:28:08 AM »
Before long there will be a White Labs taproom in Ashevegas ;)

http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2015/01/09/biotech-yeast-company-open-asheville-lab-hire/21493469/

I haven't been to the one in SD yet, but will visit this June.  :)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Quality, Impact, and Commercial Appeal
« on: January 21, 2015, 04:28:49 PM »
I am seriously considering this. I have a CAP recipe that has done well in contests. I know I can do it 6 weeks grain to glass even if it's pushing it a bit.

If we are looking at things from a broad appeal point of view, CAP wins hands down.  It's the only beer style I have brewed that has appealed to the BMC members of my family as well as the craft beer members of my family.  Most craft beer drinkers believe that the beer is all malt until I they learn that it is not.  What used to be really cool before my grandparent's and most of my parent's generation passed was the look of approval that I received when the men from these generations took their first sip.  It's the beer that they remembered from a period of time before consolidation drove the smaller players out of business.

I say CAP for similar reasons. When I first tasted Jeff Renner's at a club meeting years ago, I was transported back to when I would sneak sips of Dad or Grandpa's beer, some of that was the Cluster hops.

Number 2 would be the Oktoberfest/Maerzen. Like those, and they are crowd pleasers.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Expense calculator
« on: January 21, 2015, 11:22:28 AM »
pH meter and solutions.
Refractometer
A second pump, well you need a back up.
A 5 gallon system for smaller batches.
and so on.

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