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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: April 04, 2016, 04:02:03 PM »
Our home opener was canceled today.... Snow and cold.


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General Homebrew Discussion / What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: April 04, 2016, 05:29:52 AM »
Yeah, weather has gone to hell in a hand basket. We had 60 mph cold winds yesterday, damaged some roofs in the neighborhood. We got lucky. Crazy.

yeah crazy. good brew day though for my dort. new steam stick worked great, nailed PH for 2-step at 5.5, and as Martin has described the PH phenomena, by end of 2 hours PH was 5.41. 95% mash efficiency, and I added 2ml lactic to kettle for final PH of 5.26...perfect.


Cool. I really like the steam infusion idea.

working great. new copper steam stick attached to stir paddle did the trick- 1.42F per minute heat rise.
2mL brought you down from 5.4 to 5.26? I guess that sounds about right... I've been using about 3mL, but then again, I'm still playing the guessing game without a meter. I figure it's a safe zone for Kai's .5mL per pound of grist. If that were the case, I'd be adding like 4.5mL for most grists. That seems like a lot.
Love the copper steam stick idea.

We had some crazy winds here in Iowa yesterday too. It really is crazy and I'm getting rather annoyed with the 40-50 degree temp swings, being a bike commuter...
Keep in mind my mash of 5.5 dropped over 2 hours to around 5.41. 2ml in  kettle and for 10.75# grist is no issue at all and dropped to 5.26.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: April 03, 2016, 06:55:31 PM »
had enough for 90% , rest (10%)was pils for base.  i never thought it was very dark in my kolsch either.

You didn't find it to be overly "bready" at 90%?

great taste IMO-depends what you like / prefer like everything else I suppose.
Bready sounds perfect for me. Nice looking beer, Ken. Did you add acid to the boil for this one as well or since it's an ale did you not bother with that...? I wonder if acidifying the boil is standard practice in German breweries...or if it's only for helles and pilsner.

And, sadly, Euge's photos aren't showing up for me.
I just pick a ph on the ales and go with it all the way. 5.3 for this one.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: high sodium levels in RIS?
« on: April 03, 2016, 02:48:46 PM »
yeah 100pm+ is what he said.but ive never come close to that or 77ppm, so cant say if it impacts or not.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: April 03, 2016, 10:32:04 AM »
had enough for 90% , rest (10%)was pils for base.  i never thought it was very dark in my kolsch either.

You didn't find it to be overly "bready" at 90%?

great taste IMO-depends what you like / prefer like everything else I suppose.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: April 03, 2016, 09:47:59 AM »
had enough for 90% , rest (10%)was pils for base.  i never thought it was very dark in my kolsch either.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: April 03, 2016, 09:13:54 AM »
Money shot euge...nice clarity.


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Equipment and Software / steam step mashing
« on: April 03, 2016, 08:34:10 AM »
Is the hose food grade?
It is- I replaced it with that blue food grade high temp tubing.

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Yeah, weather has gone to hell in a hand basket. We had 60 mph cold winds yesterday, damaged some roofs in the neighborhood. We got lucky. Crazy.

yeah crazy. good brew day though for my dort. new steam stick worked great, nailed PH for 2-step at 5.5, and as Martin has described the PH phenomena, by end of 2 hours PH was 5.41. 95% mash efficiency, and I added 2ml lactic to kettle for final PH of 5.26...perfect.


Cool. I really like the steam infusion idea.

working great. new copper steam stick attached to stir paddle did the trick- 1.42F per minute heat rise.

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Yeah, weather has gone to hell in a hand basket. We had 60 mph cold winds yesterday, damaged some roofs in the neighborhood. We got lucky. Crazy.

yeah crazy. good brew day though for my dort. new steam stick worked great, nailed PH for 2-step at 5.5, and as Martin has described the PH phenomena, by end of 2 hours PH was 5.41. 95% mash efficiency, and I added 2ml lactic to kettle for final PH of 5.26...perfect.

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General Homebrew Discussion / What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: April 03, 2016, 07:35:27 AM »
Not enjoying brewing in cold again...ugg weather has been screwy. 70F one day 28F the next.



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Equipment and Software / Re: steam step mashing
« on: April 03, 2016, 06:08:57 AM »
Steam stick was success. I was able to raise temp from 140f to 162f in 15.5 minutes. So 1.42f per minute.



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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« on: April 02, 2016, 04:31:43 PM »
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.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: April 02, 2016, 03:26:37 PM »
Looks great!
Crusher and crisp and dry at 1.006FG. Your recipe makes a good platform to flip different base malts in. The extra added ounce (3 total) flaked barley helps and still dropped clear with 1:2 tsp gelatin. Might up it to 4oz next one. Thinking using Vienna as base on next.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: April 02, 2016, 03:18:04 PM »
Just tapped Kolsch malt cream ale. This is really tasty with the kolsch malt.




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