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Can someone explain to me the graphic on the cans? Is that a mucus octopus???
So I've been kicking around this idea in my head for about a month now, so I figured to put a rough draft down in writing and get some feedback. I'm looking for a noticeable, but not overbearing mango flavor. I also want more of the habanero flavor rather than heat in this beer. Some heats ok, but I don't want to have to give out a t-shirt every time sombody finishes one lol...
I'm thinking about an OG between 1.055 and 1.060. Maybe a grain bill of 80% two row, 15% Munich, and 5% carapils (for body). This very well could be single hopped with Citra. If not, I'll use a neutral bittering hop and finish with Citra.
For the habanero, I'll de-vein and seed probably just one habanero, bag it, and add it to the boil for the last 5 minutes. Then let it steep for a 30 minute hop stand with the 0 minute hops.
After primary fermentation, it'll get racked onto 5 lbs of fresh mangoes. Once the secondary fermentation is complete, I'll taste it for habanero flavor. If I feel there needs to be more, I'll gut a couple more, bag and drop into the secondary until I get the desired taste.
Ready, set, criticize!
how did you sanitize the mangoes ?
Seems like a legit product and it makes sence from a time savings standpoint. Mix with RO water and let her rip. But you have to factor in shipping on top of the ten bucks too. My LHBS does not stock it.
I haven't tried it but the concept is legit.
4L of starter for $10. That's only 400g of DME, so you're paying for convenience. It's expensive... but then again so is buying a pressure canner.
I think that i will stay with the DME and water method on the stovetop and cool and pitch. It's cheap and easy just like the rest of my brewing. Cigar box stir plate works great also...If it's not broke....
I'm curious about this too. The obsessive part of my brain says I would need to pre-boil and cool the water, and that I should be concerned about having enough calcium to promote flocculation.I won 4 cans in a raffle. I saw zero difference in performance between Fast Pitch and my DME method. Very quick and easy.
Did you mix it with tap water, bottled water, distilled water?
The other part of my brain tells me to shut the h3ll up....
I won 4 cans in a raffle. I saw zero difference in performance between Fast Pitch and my DME method. Very quick and easy.
And no one has even enjoyed a sample yet?
Are we cleaning our plastic fermenters with swords? How are we getting these gouges and scratches? Let's correct the source of the problem instead of blaming plastics. If you are getting scratches and gouges in your plastics due to cleaning, you need to rethink your cleaning regimen.
I used a standard bottle brush on my first Better Bottle. You can see where it was scrubbed, but there are no gouges.
It still functions perfectly well as a fermenter. I take care to be sure it's well cleaned and sanitized, but nothing much beyond what I would do anyway.
I have enough others that I can keep the old one in reserve. Years ago I had two batches that got infected. When I tried to isolate the cause there were enough other batches that went through that fermenter and didn't get infected that I could rule out the fermenter as the problem.
Packaging now Amanda. Ship out Monday .
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Well, aren't you a fancy packer... Mine never ends up that pretty. Nice job!
Repurposing another Brewers packaging as sent to me...I'm typically bubble wrap all to hell and back.