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Messages - Wort-H.O.G.

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Man, I'll stop brewing to take a trip to Europe any day !  I see a beer trip to Germany and Belgium in my future, among others.

wont be there this time.....sadly!   my wife is teacher on the euro-trip and will be there June 29th and then we will meet her Jul 11th in Rome.  make our way to Venice for July 15th departure on 11 day Mediterranean cruise ...Greece, Croatia, and Montenegro.  Not beer destinations but wine & food will be exceptional.

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The Pub / Re: How bout them Pens
« on: June 07, 2016, 03:24:18 PM »
well wish I could same about our Cavs...pathetic showing so far in the finals. Doesn't seem possible to even make it a contest at this point.   oh well, that's Cleveland sports!

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jealous of the brewing going on without me  :-[

not likely to brew again until end of july due to travel and family trip to europe.  will start getting lager yeast into production in aug for the fall and winter production.

luckily, still have 20 gals of beer kegged, wine and mead to enjoy!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« on: June 07, 2016, 03:16:49 PM »
JT- getting after those last two beers of yours next two nights. Scottish heavy and American wild ale- not very familiar with either but looking forward to trying them out.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Current thoughts on hefe strains
« on: June 07, 2016, 03:12:54 PM »
like  most strains of hefe...wlp300 needs the right temp management for perfect hefe. low 60's then hold 64-65ish and then let it ride at room temp 68ish to finish last couple points and to clean up.

but the yeast is just part of the equation...lots in the process to experiment with.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Denny hits 500 today...
« on: June 07, 2016, 03:08:29 PM »
congrats on the big 500!

i'm a morning brewer so never had the drinking and brewing issue ;D

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Clear Beer!
« on: June 07, 2016, 02:09:36 PM »
cool Frank they look good. lager x 835 is good stuff- enjoy!

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thanks guys. just glad I wasn't carrying hot wort when it happened  ;D

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Bad week: slipped on laundry on basement stairs and fell 4 stairs to bottom. Dislocated two ribs and put my rib cage out of alignment as well as my upper back. So painkillers , ice and taking it easy so no brew for me this weekend.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Help me salvage a brew
« on: May 19, 2016, 03:51:49 PM »
Acidity can mask some bitterness so I guess I understand where the grapefruit juice idea is going. I would try it out in a glass before committing to a full batch. The bitterness you're getting might not hide behind the acidity in the fruit juice. It could make the beer less palatable.
I'm thinking it will ferment in the keg and dry out, so I don't think you will get the same profile as mixing it in a glass.

ale yeast and serving temps should be ok to add juice if it works..shouldn't/likely wouldn't ferment anymore.
I guess I was assuming it goes in the keg when racking from fermenter but I suppose if you open the keg up and add later or cold crash just before... But still, of all juices to reduce bitterness grapefruit seems weird. I would just see if the bitterness fades. I'm not completely sold no fermentation would happen. It's certainly not ideal conditions to pitch in but to me that means it will just be sluggish. I would definitely add juice after its in the keg a couple days, rather than right after racking when there is suspended yeast. Life wants to live...
Yeah Pete I can't imagine any circumstance with some fining and cold that the ale yeast would resume fermentation of the grapefruit. Agreed that grapefruit may not be the silver bullet though.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Help me salvage a brew
« on: May 18, 2016, 01:56:27 PM »
Acidity can mask some bitterness so I guess I understand where the grapefruit juice idea is going. I would try it out in a glass before committing to a full batch. The bitterness you're getting might not hide behind the acidity in the fruit juice. It could make the beer less palatable.
I'm thinking it will ferment in the keg and dry out, so I don't think you will get the same profile as mixing it in a glass.

ale yeast and serving temps should be ok to add juice if it works..shouldn't/likely wouldn't ferment anymore.

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2-row with up to 8% carared.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 16, 2016, 04:24:48 PM »
Awesome looking beer! I love how a good pils always leaves you wanting another.

exactly why i have 15-20 gals of it in process most the time!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 16, 2016, 04:23:53 PM »
Yum.  I really need to get on my second pilsner.  I have a Cream Ale fermenting now and a Saison in the lineup first at SWMBO's request.  So much to brew....

well your first was really nice.....you're on the right track.

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DIPA on schedule for this weekend. using 007 and targeting 1.070ish with FG of 1.10ish. azacca 100%.

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