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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Acid solution for Beerstone
« on: January 04, 2016, 12:55:24 PM »
you guys use BKF on the inside of kegs? I've always been scared to do that.

I use Acid #5 for my brewing system.  a recirculating loop seems to help it do its job best. 

would love to be able to use BKF for some items, however.

12 gal
OG: 1.112
IBUs: 70-75

32#   2 Row              65.64%
8#   Dark Munich      16.41%
1#    Pale Chocolate      2.05%
1.5#   Crisp Chocolate      3.08%
1.5#   Roasted              3.08%
1.25#Black Patent      2.56%
2#   Oats                      4.10%
1.5#   Special B              3.08%

3.5oz Magnum 12.2% at 60 min

1.5oz each Centennial and Columbus @ 30 and flameout.

001 Yeast

90 min mash at 148 (although I FUBARed it with a jam in my herms so I got 145 for about 30, 148 remaining 60)

Man, that recipe looks right up my alley for an in your face malty, coffee, chocolate, dark fruit roast bomb.
What does that recipe typically finish at gravity wise?

the one i just made finished at 1.032-3

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: I haven't had a dumper in awhile...
« on: December 30, 2015, 01:54:17 PM »
But I also don't eat burned biscuits, or stay married to lunatics... the list goes on.

That might be one of my favorite quotes of the year.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: December 26, 2015, 10:35:39 AM »

Sounds great. Doing same thing with wlp833- ran it on Helles, o'fest, and dunkel is next. Going to brew up an alt tomorrow.

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Kegging an Oktoberfest tomorrow and brewing a helles.

The Pub / Re: Grocery Store Beer
« on: December 22, 2015, 06:12:13 PM »
Wegmans in Central New York. Unbelievable selection.

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Yeah i was at a wedding in Rochester this summer and stopped at a Wegmans for some afternoon beers - WOW

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Bells Expedition Stout
« on: December 22, 2015, 03:25:35 PM »
Let us know if you like it. I havent been overly impressed with any of the Bells beers that I've tasted. It might just be me though (I'm old and picky).

IMO, they really nail the darker styles.  Expedition is fantastic, and I also enjoy Kalamazoo, Double Cream and Porter.  I have one bottle of 2012 left of Expy.  Might crack that in the next week or so.


General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewing a Maple Nut Brown
« on: December 22, 2015, 12:22:33 PM »
Is there any way that I can just message either one of you and share the recipe that I have? I think now that the best way is to add to the secondary like erockrph says to. I just need to know where to cut my grain amounts because once I add the syrup to Beersmith my alcohol jumps from 5.2 to 6.2%.

that little "IM" button underneath their profile name and avatar (if they have one) is how you personal message someone.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Opinions on Homebrewing Equipment
« on: December 21, 2015, 11:41:44 AM »
I have a very complex brewing system ( model) but it is exactly what I need/want and to be honest, once I worked all the kinks out, I've not made an equipment purchase in over 2 years. 

I made great beer with my cooler setup, I just wanted to be able to move inside to make summer brewing a bit more tolerable.

Equipment and Software / Re: Opinions on SS Mesh Hop "Spiders"
« on: December 21, 2015, 09:14:56 AM »
not a fan of the spiders for the reasons you mention -  break clogging up the screen.

I bought both a 300 and 400 micron screen before calling it quits on them - they do serve a good purpose collecting dust on a shelf in the garage now though.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: December 19, 2015, 08:02:27 PM »

Paul, you didn't use Avangard as a base, did you ?  I get an efficiency bump of a few points when I use their pils. Just wondering.

Nah rahr 2 row and weyermann for the Munich and vienna

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: December 19, 2015, 04:37:27 PM »
Great brewday - except mysteriously got 6% more efficiency and ended up at 1.079 vs 73.  Could use a bit more chocolate to be more "red" but I think it's going to be a winner:

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: December 18, 2015, 08:27:04 AM »
Looks good tho!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: December 17, 2015, 12:34:22 PM »
hopefully brewing up a red malty IPA in the Tocobaga vein:

1.072/70 ibus/14.5 SRM

2 row, Munich, Vienna, medium crystal, chocolate

Apollo, Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Willamette and predominantly Citra.


All Grain Brewing / Re: Hitting you mash pH
« on: December 16, 2015, 09:38:42 AM »
yes I noticed this on my fest brew weekend before last.  more pH stuff for me to not understand...

All Grain Brewing / Re: Hitting you mash pH
« on: December 15, 2015, 02:38:26 PM »
i use bru'n water, start with RO, and try to achieve the target water profile selected, and then only use lactic or add acid malt if necessary.

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