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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Head space and forced CO2
« on: August 29, 2011, 02:59:14 PM »
no.  pressure is pressure. It will carbonate easier/quicker though.
Not if you're just letting it sit, the surface area is the same. ;)

Sorry - i meant with my method which is to top off  with 30 psi for the first 2 days then top off with my desired psi until it won't take anymore.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Head space and forced CO2
« on: August 29, 2011, 01:23:09 PM »
no.  pressure is pressure. It will carbonate easier/quicker though.

Equipment and Software / Re: Chilling the wort......
« on: August 29, 2011, 01:19:32 PM »
I guess I don't understand what the problem is - if you use a (CFC or PC) + Pump, you can be chilled and in the fermenter in <10min for a 10gal batch.  Are you running that tight a ship that 10min is crucial?

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: denny's favorite 1040
« on: August 29, 2011, 11:31:25 AM »
thanks. and I did mean 1450. not sure where I got 1040.

i was thinking he was making a starter while posting.

Ingredients / Re: hops direct stock
« on: August 29, 2011, 11:30:41 AM »
And I'm not talking 'bout an IPO (but maybe an IPA)

Does anyone know when/if HopsDirect will start getting new supplies of imported hops (I'm looking at you, Hallertauer and Saaz).


imported generally arrive after the first of the year, based on my observations from previous years.

Beer Recipes / Re: Pacman Yeast for a quick turnaround
« on: August 27, 2011, 05:44:38 PM »
I know you did not list it but could you get WL090?  Would be perfect here

The Pub / Re: Irene's fury
« on: August 25, 2011, 01:50:55 PM »
we'll check in with you when the volcano's about to blow,and see if you feel the same way :-)

In the summer of 2004 we had 4 hurricanes in 6 weeks in Orlando.  We suffered a lot of damage. They changed everything.  

I learned a lot that year - I got hit by 3 of those 4, though with less severity than you guys did (esp Punta Gorda).  In the new pad, I'll be sporting impact windows, a 20kW generator - its expensive, but only takes one storm to be worth it, IMO - lesson learned.

BTW - waves are sick today - 12-14ft sets at the pier down the street from my office.

Beer Recipes / Re: Weihnachtsbockbier (Christmas bock beer)
« on: August 25, 2011, 10:35:14 AM »
so i finally got around to tinkering with this.  first iteration on ingredients.  2 gallon batch brew house efficiency (guessing will be 60 % but will likely be higher will adjust volume, hops to match
kind of a hoppy bock with some flair for christmas

vienna 3lb
rye 1 lb
toasted oats 0.5 lb
munich dark 3 lbs

magnum hops 0.25 ounce 60 min
sterling .4 ounce 10 minutes
wyeast 2308 likely

og 1.071 fg 1018, ibu 40, color 18, abv 6.8

any comments will be welcome

i would be careful on the DP - dark munich has very low DP(~25), as does rye IIRC, vienna is higher (~50), but that's only enough to convert itself plus a little more.

You may think about doing either a longer mash (90-120min) or incorporating some pilsner or two row malt to up the equation.

good luck.

Zymurgy / Re: 2011 Gold Winning Strong Ale - Hey! That's My Beer's Name!
« on: August 24, 2011, 04:12:47 PM »
nice jeff! I have been noodling around a new ABW recipe to make early next year that incorporates most of those ingredients (especially the hops), but instead I may just use your recipe since its obviously a great one!

assuming the hurricane continues on its current path, helles on friday night.

Ingredients / Re: Rye Malt in a Session Ale?
« on: August 22, 2011, 02:28:24 PM »
This is the recipe I was thinking of. The carafa will be there just for color, as I plan on giving all my NCHF beers fairy tale names, and I thought of calling this one "Little Red Ryeding Hood" (there will also be a double red ale called "Big Bad Wolf").

that's very creative Skyler - I like it.  Maybe next time you make the session, assuming you're out of mystery hop, you could use Mt Hood hops to keep with the namesake?

All Grain Brewing / Re: Hops and malt.... a delicate balance
« on: August 22, 2011, 10:11:44 AM »
Try it with the base malt switched to Maris Otter - I use that as my house ale malt and I usually score very well in the IPA category (40+)

Equipment and Software / Re: 1 to 3 barrel systems?
« on: August 19, 2011, 08:44:21 AM »
fwiw - theelectricbrewery is more of a how-to site - you can buy the panel premade, but you will need to buy mod the kettles themselves which may or may not be what you are inclined to do.

I think also has a brewmagic type system?

I have tasted your IPA and really liked it and now you're saying it's even better? 
What kinda dry hops?

Thanks Jeffy!  yeah the one I submitted to Sunshine was good, but in my opinion, not my best batch of that recipe for some reason.  This one, I just tapped on Wed night and I can't stay away.

Now that I think of it, I did incorporate one small change this time - I dryhopped both in the fermenter (2oz for 10 gal) and again in the keg (1oz each) whereas I usually just do the keg.

The dryhops are all Columbus.

Ingredients / Re: Pilsner Malt Extract Yield: Best Malz vs. Weyermann
« on: August 19, 2011, 07:02:33 AM »
Based on your post, I'm thinking someone was just being lazy.

Could be - but maybe NB doesn't get them (or ask for them) - I've always bought Best from NCM and they provide it in the packing slip.

I can scan one and email to you as an example if you're geeky for the info, though of course it won't be from your specific lot.

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