Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.


Messages - hopfenundmalz

Pages: 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 ... 465
46
General Homebrew Discussion / Re: "fixing" beer - finishing pH too low
« on: January 29, 2016, 01:26:37 PM »
That is in the range for British ales, they finish lower than lagers.

47
All Grain Brewing / Re: Low pH with Best Pils Malt?
« on: January 29, 2016, 01:24:51 PM »
Haha, touche...now I feel ashamed. Such is life...
Nothing to feel bad about.

If I can make it more involved I probably will!

48
All Grain Brewing / Re: Low pH with Best Pils Malt?
« on: January 29, 2016, 12:15:06 PM »
I am see more mini-mashes the night before my brew days, until I have enough data and confidence to stop doing those. It is not that hard.
Yes, but should not have to be done.

According to some I shouldn't bother with pH measurements at all.

49
All Grain Brewing / Re: Low pH with Best Pils Malt?
« on: January 29, 2016, 10:35:06 AM »
I am see more mini-mashes the night before my brew days, until I have enough data and confidence to stop doing those. It is not that hard.

50
All Grain Brewing / Re: Low pH with Best Pils Malt?
« on: January 29, 2016, 10:33:21 AM »
There was a lot of Best Pils contaminated with acidulated malt. That is what they said.

Like, "a lot" or one single lot of malt? Half joking, half serious.
A single lot number of malt.

51
Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Lager X
« on: January 29, 2016, 09:44:08 AM »
Where di you order from?
The Vault at White labs.

It makes good Helles, Dunkel, Doppelbock in my experience. Similar to 833, but a little different.

52
General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Oxidation - Mitch Steele
« on: January 29, 2016, 09:41:51 AM »
How do you purge a piece of tubing? You put co2 in it, it's just going to be immediately mixed with air again. That's overkill. Unless you're doing a closed transfer from a keg to a keg, I don't know how you would 100% purge a piece of tubing that you're hooking up to a spigot.

You'd need to fill it with water and drain that at the start of the transfer.  Which is a PITA and why I started doing pressurized transfers.
Or just run a portion of beer through it, then go to the receiving vessel.

53
All Grain Brewing / Re: Low pH with Best Pils Malt?
« on: January 29, 2016, 09:40:00 AM »
There was a lot of Best Pils contaminated with acidulated malt. That is what they said.

54
General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Trouble with Bru'n Water
« on: January 28, 2016, 08:19:28 PM »
You can download either for free. Libreoffice is what I like these days.

55
There was ample research behind this. Some small twist I didn't know.

One thing that I disagree with is the mention of sugars in bottom fermented beers. Those are allowed in top fermented beers. I think he had an editing problem, got top and bottom mixed up.

My source is Ron Pattinson. See the first and second paragraphs in the current beer tax law.

"The German Reinheitsgebot - why it's a load of old bollocks"

http://www.europeanbeerguide.net/reinheit.htm

56
General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Trouble with Bru'n Water
« on: January 28, 2016, 07:55:36 PM »
I have used both Libreoffice and OpenOffice.

57
Ingredients / Re: Where to buy quality ingredients
« on: January 28, 2016, 08:23:17 AM »
Shipping tends to be cheaper for joints that are closer to you.

Lately, I've been digging Adventures In Homebrewing.  But More Beer, Northern Brewer, and Williams have all been good to me over the years.  I have a fondness for Williams as I think they were my first on-line order oh so many years ago.

Midwest Supplies is out there, too.  But they're owned by NB so essentially the same.

I have used all of those, no problems.

AiH is my local, so I go to one of the actual stores instead of online.

58
General Homebrew Discussion / Re: AHA App Survey
« on: January 28, 2016, 08:20:02 AM »
Finished.

59
General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Oxidation - Mitch Steele
« on: January 28, 2016, 08:08:07 AM »
I liked the article because he points out the progression of oxidation flavors. Last year I posted on oxidation and how it comes off as a sliding scale from paper to soy sauce and was promptly dismissed. No, its cardboard. Sometimes it just takes a while... eventually someone with authority on the subject will come along and settle it.

How oxidation presents itself depends on what got oxidized and how much time has passed.

Oxidation has many ways of rearing its head. I agree that it depends on the beer as to what you get in the stages.

60
General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Oxidation - Mitch Steele
« on: January 28, 2016, 08:05:18 AM »
Oxidation is a much bigger problem short term for beers like IPA than most other style. Hop oils oxidize very quickly. But if you drink them in a month or maybe even two it probably won't be an issue. But if you are going to be keeping them long term you certainly want to minimize oxidation as much as possible. I recently went so far as to change the way I dry hop (using a purged vessel to hold hops and push into fermentor) and it has added remarkable shelf life stability to my IPA.
A hop cannon?

I have done a couple of beers going keg to keg using the hop rocket as a torpedo. I liked how that worked. Everything was Co2 purged. If more aroma was desired, do another pass through the hop rocket.

Pages: 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 ... 465