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All Grain Brewing / Re: Score another for cloudy wort
« on: September 15, 2018, 05:11:22 PM »
I dont know about all home brewers, but from my day 1 I was lead to believe,  if not outright instructed, to try to get my transferred wort as clear as possible, leaving behind as much trub as possible.

In my brewery, I try to be mindful of quality gains vs effort to achieve them. So in this case, if I save 20 minutes (waiting for settling) and reduce equipment that needs cleaning (auto-siphon) and the end results are no change, or improved... it's an easy decision. Even if its contrary to proven science or conventional wisdom.

This is one of the great things about home brewing. You can do what works for you. Be a Django Reinhardt!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Score another for cloudy wort
« on: September 15, 2018, 04:00:32 PM »
I used to give my chilled wort about 20 minutes to settle, then I would auto-siphon it to my fermenter, trying to get the clearest wort I could. But after seeing the Brulosophy experiment, and hearing about the Stone Brewing study, I put it to the test and tried just dumping the whole thing to the fermenter. I liked the results.

I dont dump the whole thing any more, but I also dont do the 20 minute settling wait, and I dont use an auto-siphon any more. Once I've whirlpool-chilled to pitching temp, I transfer via pump. My pickup tube leaves about a 1/2" in the kettle, which is mostly hops.

The Brulosophy experiment is just one data point. The Stone Study is just one data point. This new study is just one data point. My personal experience is just anecdotal. The nice thing though is that it's less work, less time waiting, and I like the results.




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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Carbonation duration when bottling from Keg
« on: September 13, 2018, 04:36:17 PM »
Years

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: NEIPA Failure Brew - Need Opinions
« on: September 13, 2018, 04:06:03 PM »
All NEIPAs are failures. Even the popular ones. ;)
Mic drop

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Try wyeast 1469... you can park a car on the krausen even after it's done sometimes

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: September 11, 2018, 09:12:25 PM »
Berliner weisse with raspberries

Отправлено с моего SM-G930F через Tapatalk
That looks very tasty

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: What is Canned Wort? And How is it used?
« on: September 11, 2018, 08:31:58 PM »
Yes

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Fall and winter beers
« on: September 11, 2018, 01:09:44 AM »
I'm looking for a solid English Porter recipe.
Just take your regular English Porter recipe and freeze it.

 ;D
Cue the endless Spongebob laughter fit...

As to Denny's BVIP I'm curious. Might have to try that out. I assume the base beer is fantastic without the bourbon or vanilla
Actually the base is very good without the bourbon and vanilla.  I much prefer it.
A couple years ago I got more than my fair share of BVIP when judging the second round of NHC.  It was very popular that year.

I have to admit that I pretty much burned out on the bourbon and vanilla, as have most of my friends who received it at Christmas for many years.  Fortunately, the porter alone is delicious, or with coffee if you're into that.

Recipe is here....http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/BourbonVanillaImperialPorter
Search completed sounds like! Denny, would you just cut the pale down if you wanted it around 1.060?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: What is Canned Wort? And How is it used?
« on: September 10, 2018, 08:10:43 PM »
I have done my own for a few years. No cons. Pros are: it's always ready to go. Fun to make on a day you want to do some brewing stuff, but dont have time to do a whole brewing day.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Fall and winter beers
« on: September 10, 2018, 05:19:23 PM »
I'm looking for a solid English Porter recipe.
Just take your regular English Porter recipe and freeze it.

 ;D
Cue the endless Spongebob laughter fit...

As to Denny's BVIP I'm curious. Might have to try that out. I assume the base beer is fantastic without the bourbon or vanilla

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: What is Canned Wort? And How is it used?
« on: September 10, 2018, 03:54:31 PM »
I prepare my starter the morning of brew day and pitch it to my chilled beer wort that evening (or when I'm done brewing) basically about 8 hours later. I dont know how much growth I'm getting, but I look at it as shaving 8hrs off my "lag time" by having my yeast pitch at exponential growth phase when I pitch them.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Fall and winter beers
« on: September 10, 2018, 04:52:21 AM »
I'm looking for a solid English Porter recipe.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Feedback on Brown Ale recipe
« on: September 10, 2018, 03:27:15 AM »


I have way too much Special Roast laying around so I was hoping to find ways to use it

This sounds very familiar for some reason. Some home brewing guru around here once said that I should contemplate the reason for each ingredient in my beer. "Using it up" is probably not a great one... just sayin

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Fall and winter beers
« on: September 10, 2018, 02:44:14 AM »
Soon I'll be putting up a couple cases of this for frosty nights fireside.

https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/617251/-full-monty-

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Good before bottling, bad after...
« on: September 09, 2018, 12:27:06 PM »
Find ways to expose it to air as little as possible. Meanwhile, if you are in for the long haul, start looking into kegging.

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