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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Done with hefes
« on: October 01, 2016, 04:07:46 PM »
I'm guessing that the difference comes from the depths of the fermenters. Modern cylindroconicals can have significant depth, while the straight side walls of a square fermenter make it structurally more difficult to make them deep. The 1000 bbl cylindroconical fermenters I saw at Sweetwater in Atlanta were probably over 40 ft tall.
So it's the depth not the shape. At the homebrew level I am guessing it wouldn't matter.
A 6 gallon round bucket vs. a 6 gallon square bucket would make no difference?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Done with hefes
« on: October 01, 2016, 05:43:08 AM »
  I am curious, what difference does the shape of the fermenter make? Why would yeast behave differntly in a square or round fermenter?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: September 24, 2016, 10:20:05 AM »
Just started the mash on my first attempt at a roggenbier.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Dry hopping
« on: September 22, 2016, 03:24:54 PM »
I just call it NE style untill it clears ;)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: batch sparge beer smith 2
« on: September 18, 2016, 06:32:07 AM »
I don't use the fermentation profile.
How does BeerSmith know when my beer is done fermenting?

The Pub / Re: Any Josh Ritter fans here?
« on: September 17, 2016, 04:53:24 AM »
The local radio was playing , Getting Ready to Get Down , for a while.
I'm also familiar with Kathleen.
Pretty good stuff.

All Grain Brewing / Re: New to BIAB (in a picnic cooler)--need some advice
« on: September 12, 2016, 03:40:33 PM »
Just a thought, could you use the false bottom from your old cooler?

   The discription for the Munich yeast says " Aroma is estery to both palate and nose with typical banana notes."
   The Classic says "Aroma and flavor have balanced fruity esters and spicy phenol notes"
       I am going to brew the Roggenbier.  I think I would prefer spicy phenols to banana. So I'll probably use the Classic.

  I have a pack of each of these and was wondering if anyone has tried them both and what your preferences are?
  I am thinking of brewing up a Dunkleweissen or Roggenbier.

I wasn't sure where to post this.
I know lots of folks use the vacuum sealr bags for hops.
And I thought was a pretty cool alternantive.
Haven't tried it yet.

Are you sure that your hydrometer or refractometer isn't out of whack?
 You also might want to brew the one of the same recipes you did previously that had the higher efficiancy.

All Grain Brewing / Re: First all-grain, water concern
« on: August 21, 2016, 01:19:11 PM »
I would just get the cheapest "spring" water you can find, and not worry about it to much. I know water chem. is important but for your first all grain I wouldn't sweat it. I still just used carbon filtered tap water. Maybe a teaspoon of gypsum for hoppy beers.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Dedicated home-brew supply store?
« on: August 05, 2016, 01:13:57 PM »
I'm in South Jersey outside Philly.
There are 5 within roughly 30 miles of my house.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Sumertime Ginger Ale from Zymergy Folly
« on: August 02, 2016, 02:06:04 PM »
I brewed the extract version at Big Brew Day.
It turned out well.
I just checked my notes and I never took a FG reading.
But I doubt it was 1.000.
1.010 seems reasonable.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 6 oz of hops
« on: July 31, 2016, 06:26:03 AM »
I brew an APA with about 4oz of hops and consider it hoppy. It's too bad that the extreme has become the standard when it comes to hoppyness. I like IPAs with 12-16oz per 5 gallons just fine, but IPAs with 6-7oz still have their place.
12-16 oz of hops in a 5 gallon batch!
I don't think I ever saw a recipe like that.

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