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1966
Beer Recipes / Re: Doing a Barleywine
« on: July 15, 2011, 08:05:12 AM »
I disagree on adding sugar - that grist will be perfect for ABW at 150df IMO - in fact, I think that grist looks perfect - a nice canvas for lots of american hops!

1967
Equipment and Software / Placement of Vent for Condensate Hood
« on: July 15, 2011, 07:59:27 AM »
Hey all

I'm finally at the point where I need to position my condensate hood and venting. 

The hood is 6' and has an 8" round exhaust riser on the top to which I will reduce to 6" and hook up a vortex fan. 

My question is:  would it be better to vent out of the room above the hood which would have the least amount of distance travelled or vent out the perpendicular wall, which would allow me to slope the ducting a bit to prevent water from forming and dripping back in.

My other concern is I heard, though have had trouble confirming that if I need a make up air vent (which I may not - our a/c people are calculating the CFM loss vs A/C) it cannot be on the same wall as the vent - I would think a makeup air vent would be best served directly above the kettles in between the kettles and the hood.

Thoughts/advice/comments appreciated.

1968
Beer Recipes / Re: Doing a Barleywine
« on: July 15, 2011, 07:50:08 AM »
that looks awesome to me!

a question and a thought, though - what did you not like about the carared (just curious) and if it were my beer and I planned to age it, I would have some early kettle bittering additions since those seem to last longer than late hop bitterness which fades quicker for me.

Cheers!

1969
Zymurgy / Re: Pilsner Urquell triple decoction
« on: July 13, 2011, 10:16:06 AM »
looks pretty enzymatically weak to me - the vienna and light munich should be okay on their own, but IIRC, the dark munich has a DP of 25 (assuming weyermann or best - I think its lower with some other brands). 

That grist needs some pils malt, or much longer rests...

1970
Beer Recipes / Re: Hefeweizen
« on: July 09, 2011, 07:50:20 AM »

1971
Ingredients / Re: Pilsener malt and hot break
« on: July 08, 2011, 04:58:08 PM »
yeah, its a huge pot of egg drop soup, isn't it?

1973
Equipment and Software / Re: pH meter - what else is needed?
« on: July 08, 2011, 01:59:38 PM »
cool - they had a package deal (4.01+7.01+storage) on sale, so that's what I told her to get - thanks fellas.


1974
I am going to help brew 10 bbls of Smoked Porter on Sunday with my friend Craig at the Swamp Head Brewery in Gainesville.  Last weekend I smoked 150 pounds of pale malt over alder chips for this brew.
When we brewed this last year, the beer took runner up best of show in the Best Florida Beer Pro Competition out of 102 entries.

I can attest - that is one f-ing awesome beer.  Wish I could get some!

1975
Equipment and Software / pH meter - what else is needed?
« on: July 08, 2011, 08:56:34 AM »
My wife is getting me a Milwaukee MW101 meter for my birthday coming up.  But I can't tell what comes with it and what other solutions I should get along with it.

She is buying through amazon since its pretty cheap - any advice would be helpful.

Tx

1976
Ingredients / Re: Malt running low.....
« on: July 08, 2011, 06:20:54 AM »

As far as group purchases, that's a double edged sword. The LHBS is VERY supportive of the Brew Club..... to start a group purchase there would be a bit of a back stab. Quietly getting bulk grain elsewhere and going to them for the specialty grains is OK with me (and them) as I am probably one of the largest consumers in the club.

so why not have him organize it and let him mark it up something reasonable for his efforts?

1977
Ingredients / Re: Malt running low.....
« on: July 07, 2011, 11:06:07 AM »
Good to know. I may give that a try, I may not. Do you happen to know general price ranges? I'm curious if it's worth the trouble seeing as I can get them pretty cheap locally. (GW 2-row: $29. Best pils: $45. Weyermann pils: $39)

its not worth your while - I bought Best Pils for around $34 on my last order and then paid around $25 in shipping.  But your shipping is going to be more I would assume given your locale.
Thanks Blatz. $25 shipping for a single bag? Or for several? If the latter then that isn't bad, but you'r right - if they're shipping from the main warehouse then it would be more for me.

While we're on the topic, is Best that much better than Weyermann? I've heard nothing but rave reviews but haven't tried it yet. Always had good results with Weyermann, and they treated us well when we visited last year too.

$25 per single bag.

I prefer Best to Weyermann, but I have no qualms using Weyermann.  Best just has a richness that Weyermann doesn't.  I've been digging a blend of Weyermann and Best recently in my lighter lagers - ryan6458 turned me on to that - its good stuff!

1978
Ingredients / Re: Malt running low.....
« on: July 07, 2011, 10:23:52 AM »
Good to know. I may give that a try, I may not. Do you happen to know general price ranges? I'm curious if it's worth the trouble seeing as I can get them pretty cheap locally. (GW 2-row: $29. Best pils: $45. Weyermann pils: $39)

its not worth your while - I bought Best Pils for around $34 on my last order and then paid around $25 in shipping.  But your shipping is going to be more I would assume given your locale.

1979
Beer Recipes / Re: Hefeweizen
« on: July 07, 2011, 10:15:03 AM »
I do not have a water filter so Iw ill be buying RO as my base water. What do I need to do to get the water right for this brew? I have time to order whatever chemicals I need to make this right.

download Martin Brungard's bru'nwater sheet (google it or look for Martin's profile - its in his signature) and start with that, then come back and ask questions when you get stuck - that way you'll start to learn how to build water profiles, rather than us just telling you - teach a man to fish sorta...


1980
Because of all the waste water I hesitated to get an under-sink RO system but I'm glad I finally did. 

you can get creative with the waste water.  I am having RO installed in my new home - my filter guy is figuring out a way to either harvest it and use as chiller water or to water my lawn (or both).  of course, you have to have the room for it, but in my case its on an outside wall at the back of the house, so its possible.  just a thought.

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