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General Homebrew Discussion / Changes to brulosophy lager schedule
« on: March 05, 2015, 06:26:33 AM »
I was happy to see Marshall incorporated some feedback we provided him regarding his lager schedule. After trying his original, I came to conclusion you needed to really adapt the schedule around your beer and your specific parameters. OG, yeast, fermentation temp all play a larger role that preclude you from just using his approximate 5 day initial stage plan.

He's taken the feedback and made some further parameters and guidelines that should provide for better results.

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The Pub / Proud dad
« on: March 03, 2015, 07:02:31 PM »
My oldest , 9th grade made the varsity softball team. Shes got a mean timber and can really crush the ball. Good stuff and looking forward to having games to go watch.

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General Homebrew Discussion / head retention
« on: March 03, 2015, 11:16:18 AM »
been a few post recently on this-some perhaps beer related and others equipment related.

I came across this from weyermann, and curious what others think of beer PH being one culprit for poor head of beer:

"Finished beers with pH-values at or below 4.4 have
greater foam stability and head retention than
those with values of 4.5 and above."

General Homebrew Discussion / Beer for Thought...
« on: March 03, 2015, 10:15:20 AM »
This forum has a great group of people with a vast amount of knowledge to share with fellow home brewers. Most often,  people are very willing to provide responses to questions, share their experiences and opinions, and help home brewers with their problems or with their education of the craft. I was directed to this forum after I had experienced another forum where this was anything but the norm. There were nasty, radical responses and quips at every turn –especially if you disagreed with someone. There is an occasional harsh, condescending, patronizing, or needless terse comment from time to time on this forum. It’s really unfortunate and unnecessary IMO. People come here to learn and to inquire about that which they do not know or have little experience with. Sometimes the post may seem painfully obvious to those reading it, prompting a less than courteous response or comment. Someone’s opinion or claim, albeit wrong, misguided, or not based upon fact should only be met with good spirited debate and direction-not snarky or discourteous comments.  This forum should be a place for passionate discussions to develop, and where ultimately  sound solutions and answers result for the benefit of both the OP, contributing posters, and the readers. Failing all else, we should never seek to break someone’s spirit for home brewing with comments that make them feel inferior or less than others in the profession. Comment professionally and courteously, or just ignore and keep to yourself if you feel annoyed or bothered – the forum will benefit from the silence.

The Pub / Yum
« on: March 02, 2015, 07:10:37 PM »
Now who wouldn't like marzen gravy !

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The Pub / With German pils, must have food to pair
« on: March 01, 2015, 12:11:44 PM »
Whipped up some spatzle, sauerbraten, and baked potato to go with the German pils.

General Homebrew Discussion / Vials gone for white labs?
« on: March 01, 2015, 11:44:19 AM »
Just got the Williams brewing  magazine and saw this... Pouches and no more vials for white labs?

Yeast and Fermentation / What kind of beer would these make
« on: February 24, 2015, 01:36:24 PM »
Looking at my probiotic and all these fellas in there....would they eat and produce a wild beer?

Ingredients / Meussdoerffer Melanoidin
« on: February 24, 2015, 11:22:55 AM »
Anyone use this before?

Meussdoerffer Melanoidin, Germany -Cargill
This kilned malt, similar to a dark aromatic Munich, improves flavor and fullness. Meussdoerffer Melanoidin malt imparts a reddish color to dark, amber, and red colored beers.
Ideal for: Amber beers, ales, stouts, bock
30-40 L

looks to be a bit more robust then the 23-31 L weyermann I have used. just bought 10lbs and plan on trying it out next brew.

General Homebrew Discussion / mandarina
« on: February 23, 2015, 03:53:33 PM »
boy i threw some mandarina leaf into my pale ale keg-wow is that nice! tangerine really pops on this stuff.

The Pub / Lucky bastard
« on: February 20, 2015, 02:52:32 PM »
Anyone ever have this? At bar and on tap. They've got bells two hearted, big eye IPA ,fat heads sunshine daydream IPA (drinking that now), Revolution brewing antihero IPA

Ingredients / hop combo
« on: February 15, 2015, 10:50:30 AM »
thinking of an APA with mosaic and mandarina combo-anyone tried this combo and any thoughts?

Kegging and Bottling / accident proves theory
« on: February 14, 2015, 09:59:46 AM »
heard all about hooking CO2 to the out post side of keg. accidentally did this and realized it only when i went to pour a beer and sounded funny with all foam. 2 days at 15psi  hooked to out post and its fully carbonated....err yeah I meant to do that  ::)

The Pub / Breaking bad bottle bombs
« on: February 13, 2015, 02:45:12 PM »
Laughing re-watching hank's bottles explode in breaking bad season lesson in brewing delivered via breaking bad !

Equipment and Software / Hydra chiller jaded brewing
« on: February 13, 2015, 09:44:15 AM »
my hydra got its maiden voyage. i ran just my well water without ice or pump recirculation. Today's well water temp is 53F. Timing from boiling temp to 64F with 6.5gal wort.

boiling to 80F in 3:45sec.
70F at 4:45sec
64F at 5:40sec.

i'm simply blown away!

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