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All Grain Brewing / Re: Vienna Lager water profile...
« on: February 04, 2011, 08:39:29 AM »

Is there any concern here? Is not the Ca a bit low for yeast health in this profile?

agreed - shouldn't it be over 50ppm at least?

All Grain Brewing / Re: Vienna Lager water profile...
« on: February 04, 2011, 07:53:16 AM »
awesome - not my next brew, but the one after is vienna - I'll be using the info here - thanks guys!

apologies lonnie, I'm hijacking here:

actually, maybe just adding a touch of gypsum is all I need:

Ca 23
Mg 4
HCO3 37
Na 21
Cl 70
SO4 36
pH 7.9

Beer Recipes / Re: IPA recipe help
« on: February 03, 2011, 04:46:45 PM »
doesn't wheat need to be mashed?

I'm pretty sure they are talking about a partial mash

Missed that part!  Carry on  ;)

like bluesman, I try to keep my house IPA on tap at all times.

I also brew either helles or pilsner throughout the year.

Marzen, porter, vienna, dunkel and witbier are 'seasonals'

Every June I brew 2 of either barleywine, RIS or Old Ale, whichever I am low on in conditioning.

then there's a half dozen or so of "i'm in the mood for" recipes.

Beer Recipes / Re: IPA recipe help
« on: February 03, 2011, 03:24:43 PM »
doesn't wheat need to be mashed?

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Acetaldehyde post bottling
« on: February 01, 2011, 08:18:50 PM »
very germain to a recent issue I noticed:

I racked my czech pils into a couple of kegs the weekend before last, and had an extra half gallon or so that did not fit so I put the remainder in a 2L soda bottle and force carbed.  However, in switching from the keg to soda bottle, I let a lot of splashing occur inside the bottle.

came back a day later to see how my green beer was doing, and boy was it ever green - acetaldehyde city.  Yet a toke off the keg revealed only a very faint hint, that i would expect from 2 day old light lager.

I make light lagers all the time, same yeast, and never have had this issue, but I also rarely taste the beer before a month lagering - point is - I think you will be just fine given some time (and I hope the faint note I got will go away as well).


The Pub / Re: How Beer Saved the World
« on: January 31, 2011, 11:49:28 AM »
damn - I started watching it last night at 11PM, but I made it all of 10 minutes or so into it and crashed.  It was good (what I saw of it).

I'm sure they will re-air it.

It was about 10:15 start to finish. <snip> Hope this one is worth it.

Oy, you can say that again!

All Grain Brewing / Re: Maibock 2010
« on: January 31, 2011, 09:57:59 AM »
kinda looks like 6 to me.

all the yeast still floating in there is making it appear a little lighter/whiter IMO.

I wouldn't mess with it - call it a Golden Bock like SN does, unless you're intending to enter it in competition.

I don't wash or rinse my slurries.  I simply divide by eye by pouring intpo 2 sanitized plastic containers with snap on lids.

+1 - I saw no appreciable benefit when I rinsed my slurries.

in full disclosure however, I do have the ability to dump trub, dead yeast and other waste during high krausen which probably means less junk in my slurries.


Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: 2011 SN Bigfoot
« on: January 27, 2011, 09:57:09 AM »
eh, I used to collect a lot of them early in the 2000s, buying a case each year and aging them.

I found that 2 years was the breakpoint, and then they start becoming malt rocketfuel.

I quit buying cases in 2008, now I just buy 1-2 six packs and enjoy some now and some later, but oddly I seem to like it fresh the best.

I know I'm probably rare in that regard as most people prefer it well aged. 

Embalmer RIS.

Hmmm, seems like if you converted it to a keezer, you could come up with some interesting names for it and/or the brews in it.

Rogue Dead Guy clone?

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: What stops US-05?
« on: January 21, 2011, 03:20:08 PM »
...and this thread can pretty much be locked because nothing more definitive can be added, lol

Go ahead, try and put a lock on Chuck. 

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Bells' Hopslam Ale
« on: January 21, 2011, 03:18:44 PM »

1. Tending to remind one of something.

geez man - that was tongue in cheek what I said above, take it easy.  Pliny to me is in a whole 'nother league than Hopslam, and they're really in pretty stark contrast with one another.

Enjoy the Hopslam - its good stuff man (just not as good as Pliny  ;)!  Cheers!

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