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All Things Food / Why buy a 22" WSM
« on: September 20, 2017, 08:52:43 PM »
That looks great!

FWIW, I have a Pitboss Pellet smoker, which I retrofitted with a SmokeDaddy PID controller (think of it as the BBQ version of a HERMS).  I supplement the smoke with an AMZN pellet tube smoker.

I literally dial in my desired temp, and the PID controller keeps the smoker at that temp +- 5F.  I absolutely LOVE it.
PID and BBQ, nice. That's almost as good as PID and beer.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Off flavors from stressed lager yeast
« on: September 18, 2017, 01:33:43 PM »
...or a broken thermometer.

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Ingredients / Brewtan B availability
« on: September 14, 2017, 01:53:59 PM »
Whats the typical dosing for this? Does 1-2 oz last a few dozen batches, or is it more like 3-4 batches per ounce?
The last update on the dosage I have seen is as follows.

0.5g per 5 gallon to mash and sparge water as a slurry. 1g per 5 gallon to boil before other finings as a slurry.

People doing low oxygen brewing with the "trifecta" use less.

I measure in tsp. because that's how Joe Formanek explained it to me. 1/4 tsp. per 5 gal. of mash or sparge water.  1/2 tsp. in a wort slurry 15 min. before end of boil, at least 1 min. before other clarifiers like Whirlfloc or Irish moss.
I don't remember where I got the gram values. Better go with teaspoons to be safe.

Edit: I got it from this article. https://www.experimentalbrew.com/experiments/brewtan-or-do-oxygen-scavenging-chemicals-change-beer-character

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Ingredients / Re: Brewtan B availability
« on: September 14, 2017, 12:16:30 PM »
Whats the typical dosing for this? Does 1-2 oz last a few dozen batches, or is it more like 3-4 batches per ounce?
The last update on the dosage I have seen is as follows.

0.5g per 5 gallon to mash and sparge water as a slurry. 1g per 5 gallon to boil before other finings as a slurry.

People doing low oxygen brewing with the "trifecta" use less.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« on: September 14, 2017, 10:46:38 AM »
Lots of new stuff to try out on the weekend brew.....Gold Rush Eureka malt, Genesis fermenter, Cryo hop pellets and powder.
Sounds like you are brewing a lot lately. I thought you had slowed down. Good on ya.

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General Homebrew Discussion / What's Brewing this Weekend?
« on: September 12, 2017, 11:05:53 AM »
It's Hurricane Irma day here in Northern Alabama (as in the storm passed in the night, but, we have the day off from work). Taking advantage to brew an IPA.

Zac Attack IPA

3G at 1063 OG
97% 2-Row Pale
3% C40
Simcoe 60 IBU @ 60 min
1oz Azacca @ 1 min
3oz Azacca steep
MJ #M44 West Coast Ale yeast
3oz Azacca dry hop
Hoppy water (treated with Gypsum and Epsom to 151ppm SO4).

Edit: It's Hurricane Irma day not Ira.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: September 08, 2017, 06:20:55 PM »
Thanks, Tommy. You'd be welcome, but the round trip is a bit long!
400 miles to Indy. A bit long indeed. Y'all need to host NHC then I will be there for sure.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: September 08, 2017, 02:52:31 PM »
Helles Exportbier, the last of my 4 beers for the Ofest party tomorrow. 56 pils/40 pale/4 carahell, 24 IBU. Got the locally made German sausages (by a German guy) and everything else ready to go. Perfect day of weather coming. Doesn't get much better.  :)



Looks great. Sounds like a great party.

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All Things Food / Re: Why buy a 22" WSM
« on: September 07, 2017, 11:28:00 AM »
BTW: I'm Texas born and raised.
Me, too!

Thanks.

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All Things Food / Why buy a 22" WSM
« on: September 06, 2017, 07:23:02 PM »
Okay. You convinced me. I just put in my order. I was going to order a 18", based on this thread I ordered a 22" WSM.  I gotta trust Dwain here, and Stevie has been to TX, so, I am sure he's tasted good brisket before :)

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Ingredients / Re: Pilsner Mail for an IPA?
« on: September 06, 2017, 05:30:49 PM »
Contrarian view point: I would go 50/50 Pilsner and Wheat with gravity and hops like an IPA. If you don't like hefe's use an American Ale yeast; WLP001/1056/US-05.

:) I don't like to waste malt.

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Beer Travel / Re: Where am I?
« on: September 06, 2017, 04:59:53 PM »
Gotta get myself to Europe for some tank beer.

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Ingredients / Re: Brewtan B availability
« on: September 05, 2017, 12:49:38 PM »
At the recommended  Brewtan B dosage rates, sometimes I feel I may never need to buy more. :)

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Beer Travel / Where am I?
« on: September 05, 2017, 10:34:13 AM »


Back after a long absence! Where am I? City is sufficient...
NASA or ESA?

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sierra Nevada 2017 Oktoberfest
« on: September 04, 2017, 02:17:31 PM »
I like this year's better than last (and I liked that one.)

Nice hops flavors. Easy drinking.

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