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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Colder starter
« on: March 19, 2014, 06:55:25 AM »
But he said WLP028
Boy did I misread that one. It will be fine. Dang!

I do my lager starters in the low 60s, band those are fine.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Colder starter
« on: March 19, 2014, 05:34:12 AM »
Is WY1728 the same? I ferment my 1728 at 55°
Nope. I have started 1028, same as WLP-013, in my basement around 62-63F many times, then used it on IPAs and Barleywines. It performes fine, no problems.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Lager fermentation
« on: March 18, 2014, 06:36:32 PM »
So what is the difference? Other then I can't drink most lagers.


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Can you explain why you can't drink most lagers?

I can, it's just that in general, I don't like the taste of most lagers. Although I do like some commercial lagers like Samuel Smith Organic Lager.
There is a world of lagers that most don't know. Explore lagers more. There are some truly great ones in Germany that either don't make the trip over, or suffer from the travel.

Sort of like someone saying I don't like beer. They haven't found the one they like.

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Equipment and Software / Re: what type of copper for a IC
« on: March 18, 2014, 05:28:52 PM »
do you guys know if a lot of sweat connections is ok?
Most solder is lead free these days, and would work fine.
Clean it after soldering, as flux tastes nasty.

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Equipment and Software / Re: what type of copper for a IC
« on: March 18, 2014, 04:08:39 PM »
do you guys know if a lot of sweat connections is ok?
Most solder is lead free these days, and would work fine.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Lager fermentation
« on: March 18, 2014, 04:07:36 PM »
So what is the difference? Other then I can't drink most lagers.


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Can you explain why you can't drink most lagers?

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Equipment and Software / Re: Sanitizing buckets
« on: March 18, 2014, 04:06:09 PM »
I saw a video recently where the brewer was simply spraying a sanitizing solution from a spray bottle and coating the fermenting bucket. Does anyone do this instead of filling the bucket with solution? This seems to be a lot less time consuming and a water saver.

Get it clean. Really clean. Spray it down. Repeat the spray if think it makes you feel better. This is what I do for my conical fermenter. For buckets I dump star san in and make sure it hits all of the surface by rolling/shaking. Can't pick up or roll the conical.

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Equipment and Software / Re: what type of copper for a IC
« on: March 18, 2014, 04:02:49 PM »
Do you have a attachment to whirlpool ?
I do based on this.
http://www.mrmalty.com/chiller.php

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Equipment and Software / Re: what type of copper for a IC
« on: March 18, 2014, 02:56:22 PM »
The roll of 50 Ft X 1/2 in copper refrigeration tube I bought many years ago works fine. Good to 400F the specs say. You want something that is easy to form. I rolled it around a corny keg to form it. Used compression fittings on the ends.

http://www.lowes.com/pd_4198-58421-D+08050PSE_0__?productId=4742196&Ntt=copper+pipe&pl=1&currentURL=%3FNtt%3Dcopper%2Bpipe&facetInfo=

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Inspire me.
« on: March 18, 2014, 06:05:52 AM »
It is March, brew a Maerzen!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Lager fermentation
« on: March 17, 2014, 05:01:26 PM »
The yeast is throughout the beer in either case. Top fermenters have more at the top, bottom fermenters have more of a yeast concentration at the bottom. It is not a 1 and 0 situation.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Harvesting yeast from commercial beers
« on: March 16, 2014, 07:57:15 PM »
Bell's Oberon is a good example. You just cannot get the citrus taste without the yeast. I harvest yeast from a 6 pack, make a 1.020 starter, wait till starter is spent, chill, decant. Combine with another 1.040 starter and pitch when ready. It's a little time consuming but worth it.
Yes sir, I have cultured Bells house ale yeast many times with good results. It is a little orangy.

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Beer Travel / Re: Portland and Seattle
« on: March 15, 2014, 08:38:05 PM »
If you happen to be in Portland on a Wednesday night, come by the Green Dragon Taproom/Buckman Botanical Brewery (909 SE Yamhill) around 6 PM.  I'll buy you a beer from one of 50 on draught and you can try one of our Green Dragon Brew Crew releases. We're a group of 6 homebrewers that brew on their nano system and keep 4-25 gallon conicals as busy as we can. We also try to work in about a dozen guest brewers from the local clubs every year. Every Wednesday evening we release one of our beers. 
Lot's of other great places nearby. Cascade Barrel House is right across the street.
Will put Green Dragon on my list!

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Beer Travel / Re: Portland and Seattle
« on: March 15, 2014, 12:33:40 PM »
Speaking of Portland, this is a good read, in a little off the mainstream sort of way, by the Author of Fight Club.

http://www.powells.com/biblio/9781400047833

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Ingredients / Re: Optic Malt ESB
« on: March 15, 2014, 10:34:58 AM »
I've got a sack of Pearl coming through my club group buy. Looking forward to it. I wonder how much difference there really is between all of those malts though. It has to be pretty, miniscule, right?
All have that British flavor, but some differences.

Pearl is the base malt in Heady Topper, FWTIW.

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