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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Session IPA and style guidlines
« on: August 26, 2013, 09:55:10 AM »

The body is perfect for a session.   I get good aromas from the late charge (manual whirlpool for 10 minutes) but not much flavor - yet.  Its only been kegged for 2 days and I will continue to test  :)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Session IPA and style guidlines
« on: August 25, 2013, 05:08:11 PM »
Can't imagine whose recipe that is. :)

I'd enter it as a speciality since you'll get dinged in either Pale or IPA.

Thanks for the recipe Drew.  First time using the San Diego yeast - great attenuation

General Homebrew Discussion / Session IPA and style guidlines
« on: August 25, 2013, 04:11:13 PM »

  I brewed a session tropical IPA from Zymurgy (1.044 - Citra, galaxy and Amarillo).  What style category are folks entering their session IPAs.


Session tropical IPA from Zymurgy

Equipment and Software / Ranco and fridge with freezer
« on: July 29, 2013, 04:22:36 PM »

I have a single stage ranco temp controller and a 20 yr old Kenmore fridge with freezer on top.  I want the freezer to remain at freezer temps.  Will the ranco take over control of the fridge only or will it take over the freezer also?


Yeast and Fermentation / Re: dry yeast temp shock
« on: May 20, 2013, 03:26:42 PM »
Thanks for all the replies.  Brew day on Saturday.

Yeast and Fermentation / dry yeast temp shock
« on: May 18, 2013, 11:25:38 AM »

Manufacturer recommends rehydration at 86-92°F. My wort is at 65F. How long can the yeast sit around cooling down (at least 10 degrees above the wort temp to avoid shock) before it becomes a problem.   What does the forum do.


Beer Recipes / Re: I am dreaming of a hoppy white wheat beer
« on: April 25, 2013, 09:59:22 AM »

There is a clone recipe in an earlier Zymurgy (4 back)  from the brewers at Deschuttes for Chainbreaker White IPA.  The best I've had.

Beer Recipes / Re: Cream Ale Saison ?
« on: April 21, 2013, 07:03:06 AM »

I find WY3711 will add "creamy" mouthfeel.


@ bbkf

How is the beer?

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Belle Saison Dry Yeast
« on: March 23, 2013, 12:27:46 PM »

+1 to yso191 for yeasts and temps.

I just brewed with belle saison (nice to not mess  with a starter)
1.052-1002 in two weeks (1.008 week 1). 
Light grapefruit, citrus, dry, tart with med mouthfeel.
temps mid 66F - 74F

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Carbonation taking "hold"
« on: March 21, 2013, 04:31:56 AM »

Thanks for all the replies.  I have cranked down to 12 psi and wil check it in a week.

Kegging and Bottling / Carbonation taking "hold"
« on: March 19, 2013, 07:58:42 AM »

Kegged 1st time. Set CO2 to 30 psi for 24hrs, turned down to 7 psi to serve.  First pour into picher, foamy but calmed down had good carbonation and head retention gas left at 7psi.  Second pour 1hr later carrbonation much flater low head retention. Has set co2 to 20psi and will check in 24 hours.

Question: how long does it take (and how do you know) for carbonation to take "hold" (I have heard 2 days to 2wks) and once it takes hold how long before it would need carbonation again. this is a 6.5 Abv beer sitting at 35-40 F and shooting for 3 vols.



Thanks for all the replies.

I'm asking as every  kegging video says you only need to do it a couple of times while they all fill and purge like 3-7 times :)

Kegging and Bottling / keg noob: purge the air from the top of the keg
« on: March 13, 2013, 04:59:16 PM »

From Brewiki: "...purge the air from the top of the keg. Repeat 3 times until you are confident all of the air is out."

Why an I confident all the air is out after 3 times.  Am i listening for something particular?


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