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1981
Equipment and Software / Re: Placement of Vent for Condensate Hood
« on: July 15, 2011, 10:51:30 AM »
hmm - for this application, I would imagine I would want it sloped downward at the exit/wall so that water condensate can drip out the vent, rather than running back into the fan or even the hood opening itself?

1982
Equipment and Software / Re: BeerSmith 2.0 reviews
« on: July 15, 2011, 10:24:25 AM »
has anyone figured out how to export a recipe as text in the new version (i.e. for purposes of cut/pasting a recipe on a forum, etc.) - its alluding me for some reason.

1983
Equipment and Software / Re: Placement of Vent for Condensate Hood
« on: July 15, 2011, 10:18:40 AM »
Cool.  thanks. 

1984
Ingredients / Re: bravo and other new-ish hops
« on: July 15, 2011, 10:17:24 AM »
late to the game, but I did an AAA with all Bravo back when they came out ('08) - I think that richardt's perspective is right on - I didn't care for it as much as some of my brew club friends did, some of which really liked - so much that one asked me recently when I was going to make that again.

1985
Equipment and Software / Re: Placement of Vent for Condensate Hood
« on: July 15, 2011, 10:01:56 AM »
Electric elements not propane

1986
General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/15
« on: July 15, 2011, 08:31:48 AM »
excited to brew today - got my new pH meter last night, so hopefully i can get it calibrated and setup before I dough in.

kegging a hefeweiss and making my house IPA which I haven't made since January  :-[  looking forward to it - kettle's all ready to roll out of the garage, got my water all ready and propane tanks'r filled - jetting at 5sharp and getting to it!

1987
Beer Recipes / Re: Doing a Barleywine
« on: July 15, 2011, 08:17:46 AM »
cool - you buying from Southern I take it?

IMO you're drinking it soon enough to avoid the bitterness/hop fade I've seen from FWH - i thought you were planning on aging it 2-3 years.

I really dig your recipe - might have to make it myself one of these days.

1988
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!

1989
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.

1990
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!

1991
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...

1992
Beer Recipes / Re: Hefeweizen
« on: July 09, 2011, 07:50:20 AM »

1993
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?

1995
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.


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