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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: April 30, 2015, 02:54:14 PM »
Sure I'm near the last pour any day now with my German pils! Only
Good news is 5 gals lies in wait!

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Life span of beer in a keg vs a bottle
« on: April 30, 2015, 02:25:57 PM »
depends. i have consumed kegs of beer 6+ months later...no issues...sometime maturation made for better beer.

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Ingredients / Re: Red X malt (Best Malz)
« on: April 30, 2015, 01:37:04 PM »

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Ingredients / Re: Red X malt (Best Malz)
« on: April 30, 2015, 11:48:00 AM »
Anymore info or opinions on this malt. I heard it may be a mix of Munich and Melanoiden malt.


https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=23007.0

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cloudy lager after kegging
« on: April 30, 2015, 11:26:46 AM »
and i think if there was a lot of starsan in the keg, that besides cloudy there would be a whole different layer of head....starsan foam that would be noticeable.

i dont recall if OP ever mentioned any other cleanser used...oxy, no rinse, or other. im just thinking something else is at play here.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cloudy lager after kegging
« on: April 30, 2015, 11:16:34 AM »
I leave foam, not actual solution,  in the keg every time, no issues. I wonder if the question was for a few oz of starsan in the bottom ?

agreed. im talking only about quarter size in the little area under dip tube, and the foam residue on sides.  a few ounce of more may indeed impact the clarity....i have no experience with that.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Lines and Disconnect Cleaning
« on: April 30, 2015, 11:13:35 AM »
i run a 1/4 5g keg of the no rinse cleaner and hot water through my tap system every couple months, or more frequently if no beer on tap (that almost never happens  ;D ), then a cycle of starsan.

for kegs and disconnects, they get the no rinse cleaner, starsan, all run through and then usually beer put right back in. i periodically take kegs apart and and clean everything including dip tube thoroughly and finish with starsan. also inspect gaskets and add a little lube as needed.

for me the key is keeping them in use with uninfected beer, immediately cleaned, and prepped for next beer.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cloudy lager after kegging
« on: April 30, 2015, 11:07:41 AM »
I thought it was "don't fear the foam."  Or does that apply mostly on the fermentation side?

I've kegged with some star san foam in the keg and not found that it impacts clarity.

+1. i don't have a crap ton left in the keg, but for sure a little residue puddle and film on inside for sure. no clarity issues from that. I'd think it would have to be substantial amount of starsan, or perhaps a different cleanser all together.

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Beer Recipes / Re: ESB thoughts
« on: April 30, 2015, 08:45:27 AM »
ok. i had originally gone with wlp007 because its very similar to flavor and characteristics of wlp002/1968 yet with higher attenuation.

i will keep fingers cross all works out as planned.

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Beer Recipes / Re: ESB thoughts
« on: April 30, 2015, 08:16:38 AM »
so i ended up using 10# maris, 4oz crystal 120, 1.5oz choc (UK 450lovi). im mashing at 150F PH around 5.4.
yeast is 1968 and will pitch at 63-64F and keep around 65-66 for couple days and let it rise up to 70F over the course of fermentation. 45ibu and 125ppm sulfate. OG 1.052

I'd really like to end up around 1.012FG ...any reason you think 1968 wouldn't get there? I do plan to slightly under pitch  - about 150B vs 200B called for in yeast calc.

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Ingredients / Re: dried sour cherries
« on: April 29, 2015, 10:38:09 AM »
1. Water - the abv% bump from using fresh fruit is basically negated by the amount of water in the fruit.

2. Yeah, I wouldn't want to use them if they are packed in/coated in sunflower oil.

I'd recommend this tarty cherry concentrate. It's tart, of high quality, and has less water than puree. I use it in fruit beers for my wife. You might need to do a small test batch to hit the amount of cherry flavor you want   :

http://www.shorelinefruit.com/cart/6/cherry-concentrate/montmorency-tart-cherry-concentrate---32-oz

+ 1 stuff is awesome. i use it in cherry cider.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Spring 2015 Beer Swap
« on: April 29, 2015, 06:47:17 AM »
Are there any issues mailing a bottle conditioned beer that's only been bottled a few days?
Over primed Bottle bomb? That would get a drivers attention!


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It shouldn't be over-primed. I measure with a scale and use a calculator and haven't had any issues with priming solution not getting mixed in. Its an English IPA, forget the volumes of co2 but not that high.

not specific to you or your practices Pete. just possible in general was my thought.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Spring 2015 Beer Swap
« on: April 29, 2015, 04:49:50 AM »
Are there any issues mailing a bottle conditioned beer that's only been bottled a few days?
Over primed Bottle bomb? That would get a drivers attention!


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Ingredients / Re: Red X Malt in a Pale Ale
« on: April 28, 2015, 05:38:50 PM »

Ok, sold. May still toss in a bit of CaraPils for security. My last SMaSH had some head retention problems.

I might push the sulfate a bit. Last APA I went all in on the BWS Pale Ale profile - turned out well and scored a couple of great score sheets.

I was targeting about the same IBUs anyway... 49-ish, but some of the hops are from 2011, vac sealed and frozen. The Willamette and Amarillo are brand new.
I used 6 oz carapils in mine also.  Think you will be happy with your plan. I went 150f in the mash with wlp090.


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