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Kegging and Bottling / Re: carbonating temp question?
« on: September 21, 2011, 11:44:53 AM »
Thanks that's what I thought.
Somewhere I thought read something about using the highest temp. the beer was at during fermentation?

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Kegging and Bottling / carbonating temp question?
« on: September 20, 2011, 04:14:21 PM »
If I have a a carboy that is @ ferment temp of 68°f
and I am kegging it and then putting it in the fridge @ 45°f and hooking up the gas
when using a carbonation table do I use the 68° or the 45°?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Batch sparge water won't fit?
« on: September 20, 2011, 01:53:11 PM »
So if double batch sparge do I divide up the water?
1/3 mash, 1/3 sparge, 1/3 sparge
or
1/2 mash, 1/4 sparge, 1/4 saprge

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Batch sparge water won't fit?
« on: September 17, 2011, 05:52:55 AM »
The only concern is your mash pH during runoff. In an effort to avoid tannin extraction you will need to monitor and maintain your mash pH < 6.0 during runoff. You can always make a small addition of phosphoric acid if need be.

I thought pH wasn't an issue with batch spargng? I thought the tannin thing was from over spaging?
And if I had money for a pH meter I'd use it buy a bigger mash tun.  ;D

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All Grain Brewing / Batch sparge water won't fit?
« on: September 16, 2011, 08:01:22 AM »
I usually divide my total water amount in half, and use half for the sparge and half for the mash. As long as the quarts per lb stay between 1 and 2.
The beer I am planning I would need 4 gallons mash 4 gallons sparge.
With the grain bill I can only fit about 3 gallons of sparge water, and can't up my mash water by a gallon because that won't fit.
Instead of doing 2 sparges @ 2 gallons each, can I add the 3 gallons that will fit and then slowly add the remaining gallon as the mash tun drains? If I do this should I slow down on how quickly I run off the sparge water.
 I am planning on brewing Fred's late hopped amarillo pale ale   http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/AmarilloPaleAleBeerDuJour

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/16 Edition
« on: September 15, 2011, 09:43:57 AM »
Kegging a "not really sure what style this is" ale, and a bitter today, plan on brewing an Amarillo session ale on Sunday.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cream Ale vs. Blonde Ale
« on: September 12, 2011, 04:10:18 AM »
If you are bringing it to a party with craft beer/ home brew drinkers it's a blonde.
If you are bringing it to a party with Light Lager drinkers it's s a cream ale.   ;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pumpkin Beer
« on: September 10, 2011, 07:44:01 AM »
You should add, "may try a sample if you hand me your home brew but I don't want a full pint."

done

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General Homebrew Discussion / Pumpkin Beer
« on: September 10, 2011, 05:06:24 AM »
My club is doing an informal pumpkin beer comp.
Personally I have no desire to brew one. If you like them that's cool, to each his/her own.
 It's one of those things where I think , why would you want to screw up a perfectly good beer by adding a large orange squash. ???
Just wanted to see what others think.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Wanted: Stout Recipe
« on: September 05, 2011, 04:39:16 AM »
Try this, I brewed it a few times. Very tasty, and a simple grain bill.
here is the link where I got the recipe  http://beerdujour.com/Recipes/Jamil/JamilsDryStout.htm
here is the recipe:
Dry Stout

A ProMash Recipe Report
BJCP Style and Style Guidelines
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16-A  Stout, Dry Stout

Min OG:  1.035   Max OG:  1.050
Min IBU:    30   Max IBU:    50
Min Clr:    35   Max Clr:    90  Color in SRM, Lovibond

Recipe Specifics
----------------
Batch Size (Gal):         6.00    Wort Size (Gal):    6.00
Total Grain (Lbs):       10.00
Anticipated OG:          1.042    Plato:             10.42
Anticipated SRM:          29.9
Anticipated IBU:          38.7
Brewhouse Efficiency:       70 %
Wort Boil Time:             90    Minutes

Pre-Boil Amounts
----------------
Evaporation Rate:      12.00    Percent Per Hour
Pre-Boil Wort Size:    7.32    Gal
Pre-Boil Gravity:      1.034    SG          8.60  Plato

Grain/Extract/Sugar

   %     Amount     Name                          Origin        Potential
SRM
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
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 70.0     7.00 lbs. Pale Malt Halcyon             Great Britain  1.038
3
 20.0     2.00 lbs. Flaked Barley                 America        1.032
2
 10.0     1.00 lbs. Roasted Barley                America        1.028
450
Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.

Hops
   Amount     Name                              Form    Alpha  IBU  Boil
Time
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
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  1.60 oz.    Goldings - E.K.                   Pellet   5.90  38.7  60 min.

Yeast
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White Labs WLP002 English Ale

Mash Schedule
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Mash Type: Single Step

Grain Lbs:   10.00
Water Qts:   13.00 - Before Additional Infusions
Water Gal:    3.25 - Before Additional Infusions

Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.30 - Before Additional Infusions

Saccharification Rest Temp : 152  Time:  60
Mash-out Rest Temp :         168  Time:  10
Sparge Temp :                170  Time:  60

Total Mash Volume Gal: 4.05 - Dough-In Infusion Only

All temperature measurements are degrees Fahrenheit.



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Beer Recipes / Re: Is this to much crystal malt?
« on: September 03, 2011, 10:32:55 AM »
In Designing Great Beers (by Ray Daniels), English commercial Bitter grain bills are shown to have:
65-100% (ave 89%) pale malt,
1-15% (ave 6%) crystal, and
2-20% (ave 10%) sugar. 

Wheat, chocolate, black roast, corn, flaked barley are other grains or adjuncts that occasionally are used in bitters.

I would stay with 1 lb of C-40 and bump up to 8 oz of sugar.

I wold also consider 1 lb of Munich or Vienna for more malt complexity.

I would consider nixing the dry hop addition and doing an aroma steep at knockout when the wort temp falls to 180 F or less.

I was using DGB when I put the recipe together.
My % are
80% MO
13% C40
7% sugar
so I am on the high end  for the C40 but still within range
Like I said originally I used a lb because I have to buy a lb.
I also have a recipe from Home Brewers Companion that is 6 lbs base malt and 1lb crystal, if it's good enough for Charlie it's good enough for me.
Thanks
Dan


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Beer Recipes / Re: Is this to much crystal malt?
« on: September 03, 2011, 08:29:58 AM »
Do you really need the sugar?  Most "traditional" recipes include it because UK breweries used sugar in the past to save money.

No, but I have it, so I figured what the hell? I 'm not going to use it for anything else. I bought in when I was playing around trying to make invert sugar.
If most traditional recipes include it for whatever reason, then I'm just following tradition.  ;D
So maybe 1/2 lb crystal, and 1/2 lb something else like biscuit, or vienna ?

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Beer Recipes / Is this to much crystal malt?
« on: September 03, 2011, 06:32:17 AM »
I am planning on brewing I guess what would be called an Ordinary Bitter.
I looked at few recipes and came up with this.

5.5 gallon batch size
OG 1.037
30 ibu's +/-

6lbs marris otter
1 lb C40
5 oz "sugar in the raw"

1 oz 4.5% ekg @ 60, 15 ibus
.7 oz 4.5% ekg @ 30, 10 ibus
1.4 oz 4.5% ekg @ 10, 5 ibus
.5 oz 4.5% ekg dry hop in keg

The shop I am going to only sells grain in 1 lb and 5 lb bags, so that's why I went with the lb of C40 but I'm thinking it might be too much? It comes out to 13% C40. I was thinking maybe cut it down to 0.5 lb , and adding a 0.5 lb of munich or vienna, Good idea?  Anything else look out of whack?

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Zymurgy / Re: 2012 Zymurgy ideas
« on: August 24, 2011, 02:28:12 PM »
I'd kind of like to see a brew day with Charlie P.
I'm just curious about how he does things, and what sort of equipment he uses.

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Pimp My System / Re: Anybody use Minibrew?
« on: August 24, 2011, 02:16:36 PM »
can't speak directly to that equipment but I have to say for the 50 bucks I have in my coller mash/lauter tun I can't imagine spending 250 on that one.

I hear ya there! I use a 10 gallon cooler right now but Id really like to find something a little bigger in the 15-20 gallon range. Does anybody know if there are coolers out there in that size but still in the cylindrical shape?
I've seen pretty big coolers the sidelines when I watch football on teevee.  ;D

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