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The Pub / Horrible beer products
« on: December 28, 2016, 09:14:06 AM »
My mom gave me one of those last year. It's the thought that counts, I guess.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Temp Control
« on: December 25, 2016, 11:27:07 AM »
I have used one. They do work. They work best if you can cool the wort to pitch temp before adding to the bag.

I used for about 1 year then switched to chest freezer. I travel for work and the cool brewing bag needs you to be in town to change frozen water bottles.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Card benefits
« on: December 22, 2016, 02:05:04 PM »
The last two opportunities to use my AHA discount I looked at my phone walking out of the place to see a BrewGuru alert telling I about the discount. Doh! User error.

I am sure BrewGuru told me sooner but I just didn't think about it. I missed a free pint at Boulevard in KC and 20% off pizza at Mellow Mushroom.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Expiration Date Dry Yeast
« on: December 21, 2016, 07:22:22 AM »
I have an un-opened 500 g brick of Maruibrew 514, best before says June 2014. I plan on doing some higher gravity one gallon brews after Christmas. Kind of nervous about using it, I got it for free though. I am thinking on using double the amount I would normally use for a 1.080 triple. Should I rehydrate it first?
I would rehydrate and do a test batch. If the test batch works then the whole brick likely has the same viability.

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General Homebrew Discussion / What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: December 17, 2016, 12:23:23 PM »
Mashing now...

42% 2-row
42% Pilsner
1% Honey malt
15% Clover Honey at Flameout
22 IBU Magnum @ 60 min
0.25 oz Magnum at Flameout (3G batch)
American Lager yeast

I'm calling at American Craft Lager, for lack of a better name.

That sounds pretty interesting. Do you think the actual honey addition will come through with the use of the lager yeast?
In my experience Honey never adds more than a slight flowery taste and that may be my imagination. I added 1% honey malt to give the beer a fighting chance of having honey flavor.

Honey will dry out the beer though which should promote crispness.

The truth is, I bought a big bottle of honey at Costco and I am trying to use it up.

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The Pub / Re: Howdy
« on: December 17, 2016, 10:28:38 AM »
Glad your back. Hope you stick around.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: December 17, 2016, 10:20:16 AM »
Mashing now...

42% 2-row
42% Pilsner
1% Honey malt
15% Clover Honey at Flameout
22 IBU Magnum @ 60 min
0.25 oz Magnum at Flameout (3G batch)
American Lager yeast

I'm calling at American Craft Lager, for lack of a better name.


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I collect 1-1.5L of wort from the current batch and make a shaken not stirred starter. I then pitch that starter (every last drop) into the remainder of the batch the next morning.  I am very happy with the results on ales and lagers.

No need for canned starter wort.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Catalyst Fermentation
« on: December 14, 2016, 06:32:59 PM »
Interesting.  Northern Brewer claims that fermenter is exclusive to them.

What's wrong with clear fermenters? I have 2. Fermentation occurs in the darkness of my chest freezer. So, no light struck issues.

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Equipment and Software / Glass Hydrometer in Plastic Carboy
« on: December 13, 2016, 05:42:41 PM »
If you wait until the beer is done fermenting to take a gravity sample you get to drink the sample. No beer gets wasted. 

I give it a few days past the krausen dropping to let the yeast floc.   I enjoy drinking gravity samples.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Oxidation during kegging?
« on: December 12, 2016, 01:22:40 PM »
Seriously. I couldn't get the old school siphon to work either.  I usually don't use a fermenter that needs siphoning at all. My other fermenter has a spigot. Overtime I guess I lost the tubing which was long enough to siphon. It was a cluster and I just gave up.

All's well that ends well though. The beer is great.

I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.
At the time, I figured what the heck our grandfather's generation brewed in buckets under the bed...

The beer turned out great.

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Kegging and Bottling / Oxidation during kegging?
« on: December 12, 2016, 12:52:18 PM »
I don't recommend this, but, on the last batch I kegged my autosiphon broke. I ended up picking up the fermenter and pouring it into the keg.

No oxidation problems yet. The batch won't last long.

I did purge the keg with CO2 first and quite a bit of yeast went in the keg with the beer.
Seriously? lol you poured the beer into the keg??? Wow... I'd have rigged up an old school siphon with just a hose (had to do that before when auto siphon stopped working).
Seriously. I couldn't get the old school siphon to work either.  I usually don't use a fermenter that needs siphoning at all. My other fermenter has a spigot. Overtime I guess I lost the tubing which was long enough to siphon. It was a cluster and I just gave up.

All's well that ends well though. The beer is great.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Oxidation during kegging?
« on: December 12, 2016, 07:38:21 AM »
I don't recommend this, but, on the last batch I kegged my autosiphon broke. I ended up picking up the fermenter and pouring it into the keg.

No oxidation problems yet. The batch won't last long.

I did purge the keg with CO2 first and quite a bit of yeast went in the keg with the beer.

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Ingredients / Re: complimentary hops with Ekuanot/Equinox/366
« on: December 12, 2016, 06:08:56 AM »
Sorry for the confusion. The hops I have are actually labelled equinox but I just knew that the name was recently changed.
Has anyone checked out this recipe:

Ekuanot HBC 366 American Pale Ale
https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/homebrew-recipe/ych-hops-american-pale-ale/

AHA had a deal last month with membership renewal you got 4oz Simcoe, 2 oz Ekuanot, and 1 oz Warrior from YCH. The amounts are tied to the recipe linked above.

Based on this thread I may use the 2oz Ekuanot stand alone in a 2.5G batch. Not sure.
Did you end up brewing this recipe? I have it planned for next week since I received the free hops.  They left 0.5oz of ekuanot out, not sure why.  I'm thinking of adding it to the dry hop for a total of 1.0 oz ekuanot and 1.5oz simcoe.  Shouldn't make that much of a difference no?


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No. I used the Ekuanot in an American Wheat; 1 oz hop stand and 1 oz dry. Great beer.

Based on my experience using the full 1 oz dry versus just 0.5 oz dry shouldn't be a problem.

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Ingredients / complimentary hops with Ekuanot/Equinox/366
« on: December 10, 2016, 05:42:12 PM »
Would Ekuanot be good standalone in an American Wheat?


This beer is good.

50/50 Wheat and 2-row. Mangrove Jack West Coast Ale yeast.

Ekuanot hop stand and dry (1 oz each in 3G batch).

There is a lot going on with this hop. All good.

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