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The Pub / Re: Baseball 2016
« on: October 12, 2016, 06:50:25 AM »
I would love to see the Cubs and Indians in the WS...it will almost be like watching the Red Sox. :)

And we get to hear the announcers say Coco Crisp again
Love Coco Crisp. I remember some amazing catches when he was with the Sox.

being cubs fan before coming to Cleveland and becoming a tribe fan also, it's the perfect scenario for a Cub's / Tribe world series.  Lot's of BB to be played ,but man would I love to see that!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Brewing With Coconut
« on: October 10, 2016, 03:18:42 PM »
I did 5 gallons of coconut stout last spring. I went to Whole Foods, bought a bag of their dried coconut and just aged it on the beer for 1 week. I goy excellent coconut flavor and aroma. I can't for the life of me seee a reason to do it another way.

I'm not sure what size the bag was to be honest. May have been 8 oz. I'll try to find out and report back.

same here. it works great...just go easy and test every 12 hours to see if you have the desired result.  a little goes a long way fast IMO.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: October 09, 2016, 07:36:12 AM »
5th bee I skimmed out of my boiling wort....errrr little stupid bastads!


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: October 08, 2016, 05:27:23 PM »
Really smooth, not as bitter as I think an IPA should be, but it's got jarrylo, so... um... it's okay.  But that's because I detest Jarrylo hops

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Not a fan of those hops either, to say the least. Sometimes I make my IPAs pretty clear like Hop Hunter, other times old school hazy. Just a matter of gelatin, but I recommend bumping hop schedule up a tad if you use gelatin because it will diminish late hop character, no offense to brulosopher. :)
Same here. I've just stopped gelatin in the IPA altogether.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: October 05, 2016, 04:47:04 PM »
Gonna do a split saison batch using Imperial Rustic, hopefully this weekend. Half with just my standard saison grist, the other half will get racked onto apricot puree, for my wife and her friends. Not a huge fruit beer fan but it may actually be tasty.
Not ashamed to say I'd be your wife's friend and drink a pint


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: October 05, 2016, 01:58:54 PM »
Ger'Merican Blonde on deck for this weekend.


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All Grain Brewing / Re: true effect of pH on finished beer
« on: October 04, 2016, 05:55:58 PM »
Half of me just wants to wait to take a reading with 10 minutes left in the mash. I mean, if I am not going to make any corrections, then why rush around to get to a reading after only 10-15 min. into the mash?

I almost always take a reading at 10mins and then take reading of first running.  Interesting to see if it stays about the same or shifts as described in previous posts.


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So, initial reading after only 10 min in mash, followed by first runnings reading?  Have you noticed discrepancies between the two?
Sometimes, yes....sometimes no. That's the perplexing issue at hand.


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All Grain Brewing / Re: true effect of pH on finished beer
« on: October 03, 2016, 05:34:25 PM »
Half of me just wants to wait to take a reading with 10 minutes left in the mash. I mean, if I am not going to make any corrections, then why rush around to get to a reading after only 10-15 min. into the mash?

I almost always take a reading at 10mins and then take reading of first running.  Interesting to see if it stays about the same or shifts as described in previous posts.


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All Grain Brewing / Re: true effect of pH on finished beer
« on: October 03, 2016, 06:58:30 AM »
I strongly caution against chasing mash pH. If you have used a reliable mashing chemistry calculator, the pH is more likely to be within a tenth or two of your target. In addition, I've found that mashing pH consistently tends to correct itself toward a pH of about 5.4. So if you measure an overly low pH, it will rise during the mash duration. And the opposite occurs if the early pH was too high.

This seems to confirm the RDWHAHB mantra.
Sometimes it does move towards 5.4, and sometimes it doesn't.  I'm not sure at all why but I've experienced it staying right about where it measured after 10 minute reading.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: October 01, 2016, 07:41:42 AM »
Yes, holy crap. What are you doing to get that whipped cream head on those beers? My head retention is ok but I've been toying with the idea of a 160F rest to increase. Anybody have thoughts?


 My foam is similar, don't always capture it fully in pics.



Ayyyy...that is the tough part.
Have to get the beer foam app on your phone


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: September 30, 2016, 03:23:02 PM »
Yes, holy crap. What are you doing to get that whipped cream head on those beers? My head retention is ok but I've been toying with the idea of a 160F rest to increase. Anybody have thoughts?


Ken step mashes lagers, but I think he single infuses ales. I'm a big fan of 3% flaked barley for foam. My foam is similar, don't always capture it fully in pics.

Edit -  Ken, didn't mean to speak for you ! Just made me think of what I do.  ;D

no worries Jon. yes correct- single infusion my ales except my alt.  its just at 149F single infusion for 75 mins. quite honestly its just the loads of flameout hops creating that sticky luscious head in my IPA IMO.


edit:

Amt            Name                                                             Type   #   %/IBU
11 lbs   Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM)                                     Grain   1   95.7 %
8.0 oz   Carared (20.0 SRM)                                              Grain   2   4.3 %
0.50 Items   Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins)                              Fining   3   -
3.50 oz   Mandarina Bavaria [6.50 %] -          Boil 10.0 min   Hop   4   24.6 IBUs
2.00 oz   Amarillo Gold [7.00 %] -                  Boil 10.0 min   Hop   5   15.2 IBUs
2.00 oz   Cascade [5.50 %] -                         Boil 10.0 mi          Hop   6   11.9 IBUs
1.0 pkg   California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) [35.49 ml]   Yeast   7   -

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: September 30, 2016, 12:49:01 PM »
amber ale up this weekend as the quest to build supplies continues  8)

amber saturday, alt sunday.....brewhaha  ;D


That's the spirit !
I'm back


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: September 30, 2016, 12:35:26 PM »
amber ale up this weekend as the quest to build supplies continues  8)

amber saturday, alt sunday.....brewhaha  ;D

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: September 30, 2016, 12:23:34 PM »
My Vienna IPA with 1/2lb of hops.




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All Grain Brewing / Re: true effect of pH on finished beer
« on: September 30, 2016, 09:15:36 AM »
Just measured a grain free room temp mash pH as usual. Both times for the disparaged readings.
??? What .....I'm not understanding.

Sorry. Both readings I took were grain free, clear wort, measured at room temperatures for mash pH.
Got it!


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