I like Hopslam well enough, but to say its like Pliny is outright blasphemy.
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5 or 6...and it goes up dramatically...we haven't fully decided our pricing this year, but are leaning toward 1-6 = $5, 7-10 = $8, 11 and up =$12 (I wanted to take it to $15 above 6)I don't follow the logic here. For my home club, our yearly competition is a major fund raiser, anything we did to limit entries would be detrimental to the club. Why do you penalize folks who want to enter multiple entries?
You know you could make something that tastes pretty close.
That's the plan, eventually, but the lag time between brewing and drinking is SO HIGH! Instant gratification fail.
FULLERS LONDON PORTER According to Real Ale Almanac
25 litre batch OG 1053 ABV 5% 140 units of colour 33 EBU
OPTIC PALE MALT 4300 gms
CRYSTAL MALT 568 gms
BROWN MALT 683 gms
CHOCOLATE MALT 115 gms
HOPS 90 minute boil
FUGGLES 86 gms
Add 10 gms Fuggles last 15 minutes
Use Wyeast 1968 London ESB yeast.
Yeah, I believe that's true. And I don't know how much will continue to form after a 90 minute boil while the wort is above 140. But I still try to get it chilled down below that as quickly is possible for that reason.
DMS is Dimethyl Sulfide and it's presence in your brew will give it a "cooked corn" flavor. When you're boiling, the DMS pre-cursors are being "volatilized" (ie. they're being gotten rid of in the steam). Once you stop boiling, the pre-cursors can start forming into DMS. That conversion only happens above 140F so the sooner you get your wort below that temp, the less chance you have of having DMS issues.
As far as adding hops at flameout and letting it sit why not just do a first wort hop?
does the braid really get suction along the full length of the braid?
I don't think it does, which would make the length of the braid somewhat moot.
not sure entirely.
I've experimented with this numerous times and the braid gets no "suction" at all. That's why the length of braid doesn't really matter. All the draining happens where the braid attaches to the outlet. You can prove it by filling your (rectangular) cooler with water and lifting the braid out of the water as it drains. No change in flow rate.
I will try them sometime for a bag of Best Malz Pils.
The price on the Briess is, well, way too high. A local place has it for $30, and I can get a 10% club/AHA discount. At that price I will use Briess. Many of the Michigan breweries use Briess. We were at Shorts brewpub a while back, and all we saw were bags of Briess on the landing over the basement brewery.