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Equipment and Software / Re: steam step mashing
« on: February 07, 2016, 10:08:43 AM »
looking at that 12" tube that come with it, its really well insulated already. there's a smaller internal tube for steam and then that thicker black plastic you see is around that. if i could cut off a section and add the valve back, I think that would do the trick.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Adding Dark Grains During Vorlauf
« on: February 07, 2016, 08:30:52 AM »

I used to be a firm supporter of cold steeping dark grains. Why? Because I did not adjust water. Who knows where the pH would have been had I mashed them. I made great beer by cold steeping dark grains. In fact, one was a blue ribbon beer. But since I started adjusting water, I mash the dark grains. By following the advice of Jon, I mash stouts and porters at 5.6. The beers are great this way too. I get to use less dark grains in the mash, and I don't have to waste time messing with cold steeping. I'm all about time anymore. In this case, I can shave time and make a superior beer.
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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: February 07, 2016, 07:34:16 AM »
yep my hand i see it.   ;D

something about this grist and the color...love it.   8)

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Adding Dark Grains During Vorlauf
« on: February 07, 2016, 06:47:04 AM »
yeah very hard question to answer as his statement is broad.  what qualifies as dark? what kind of beer? utilizing higher PH?

For me-depends on beer style and what I want and don't want from higher roasted malts. you may want significant roast contribution in a beer, but don't want anything acrid, harsh, or bites.  some roast being withheld can be appropriate (large quantities), and also bumping PH up in the 5.5-5.6 range.


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Equipment and Software / Re: steam step mashing
« on: February 07, 2016, 06:17:45 AM »
Interesting for sure. Hopefully I can make some tweaks to improve.

Yes stirring is necessary. As the steam heats the mash, stir to distribute across the entire mash and raise temps evenly.


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Equipment and Software / Re: steam step mashing
« on: February 06, 2016, 09:09:20 AM »
That makes sense. I was getting some drops coming out of the valve connecting to my short piece of hose I used to connect the 12' hose to my mash tun.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: February 06, 2016, 08:58:47 AM »
Today's O'fest wort.



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Equipment and Software / Re: steam step mashing
« on: February 06, 2016, 08:49:07 AM »
I dont know much about these things, but I was thinking capturing more energy/heat  to transfer to mash should reduce time....guess I will see.


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All Grain Brewing / Re: Lactic Acid measurements
« on: February 06, 2016, 07:56:40 AM »
as Martin said, probably don't need it at that amount.

I use a 10ML graduated cylinder that makes it easier for seeing smaller increments. you can also weight it with gram scale. 1ml 88% lactic acid = 1.21 grams .

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Equipment and Software / Re: steam step mashing
« on: February 06, 2016, 07:50:05 AM »
So went fairly well. I went from 143f to 159.5 in 16 minutes. I'm wondering if I go with shorter tubing from steamer into mash tun if I'd do better with time. I'd like to see this around 7-8 minutes tops , other wise I will go back to infusion step. I am going to find high heat tubing at about 4-5 ft vs the 12ft that came with it.

Nonetheless it was fun experiment.




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Equipment and Software / Re: stick heater for mashing..or steam
« on: February 05, 2016, 06:21:43 PM »
So I will post some pics and details on the steam step mash for those interested. If this works as it appears it will, it's a great cheap alternative to the electric options on the market. Stay tuned....


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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Citradelic IPA
« on: February 05, 2016, 05:39:48 PM »
As I mentioned, the name is perhaps deceiving or leads you somewhere else. For me, I expected a very dominant Citra hopped beer, And it's everything but that....which is ok. I think the hop blend is done very well, and overall a really nice beer.


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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Citradelic IPA
« on: February 05, 2016, 05:33:27 PM »
Yeah but it's 6% ABV ...no session beer!


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All Grain Brewing / Re: Low pH with Best Pils Malt?
« on: February 05, 2016, 04:27:18 PM »
Last weekend I did a pils and I adjusted it to 10 in software and ended  up almost right on vs projected.


Edit: I've only mini mash tested this sack of Avangard pils. I will be getting another in March and will be testing that also to see if it's consistent.

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Whoa, 10L and you hit your mark??? Holy crap.

open up brunwater, put 1lb of pils at 2srm with 1.76qt distilled water and no salts. PH estimate is 5.69. change the srm to 10 and estimated PH is 5.46.....right where I came in on mini mash test.

I still can't get over that.

some acid treatment and not so surprising.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: On tap for the Super Bowl
« on: February 05, 2016, 04:26:02 PM »
- Karmeliet Tripel Clone
- Robust Oatmeal Porter
- Raspberry Oatmeal Robust Porter
- English Brown Ale (Northern English)
- Blind Pig Squared IIPA
- German Hefeweizen (bottled)
- various cellared bottles are coming with guests including a sampling of some New Glarus - Score!!

How about you?

Still have some leftover Christmas Beers for the big game (sadder this year without the Seahawks participation):

Festivus Ale English IPA
Winter is Coming - Dark Night Tangerine Porter
Weissdorf Spaltbier - All spalt hop Dusseldorf Alt Beer

All came out well. The dark night tangerine porter was my second attempt after misreading the directions the first time when I added an ounce of anise instead of 1/2 a teaspoon (the ounce was for the coriander). That one was redubbed the Anise Blaster.

^^^^^^ awesome  ;D

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