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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Chilling Star San/Water Down for Bottling
« on: November 11, 2018, 10:11:30 PM »
I make a 5 gallon bucket of starsan using cold tap. I submerge about 6 or 8 bottles in it. I also use the starsan bucket to set my beergun in when I'm doing other things. Dump, fill, cap, repeat. Add more bottles, repeat. Seems to work just fine.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Dried yeasts and pH
« on: November 09, 2018, 09:07:17 PM »
I use 20ml sample cups.... condiment cups... for all things ph. I found that by the time a 20 ml sample reaches room temp it's not fizzing anymore. The idea is to measure the same every time.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Me and pH meters are mortal enemies
« on: November 06, 2018, 11:38:14 PM »
I would unplug the battery for a few, rinse the probe with distilled, and rinse whatever sample cup I'm using for calibration. Then give it another try.

Also, I see your thermometer probe is in there. I suppose its possible its creating some trace current that could screw up your reading. Measure your temp and remove the temp probe, then use your ph probe and calibrate

Temp is important but keep in mind the accuracy of your meter, +/- .01. That's equal to about 5 degrees C difference. So you could know precisely what your temp is but your meter makes that level of precision irrelevant. Then for our purposes, really +/- .1 is not horrible.

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Beer Recipes / Re: imperial porter - please help
« on: October 31, 2018, 12:18:23 AM »
Maybe sub the Munich in for the DME.


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I don't think my mash tun is big enough to get my gravity as high as I would like hence the need for DME. I suppose I could sparge more than once.
Maybe consider doing a Double Mash? There's a thread on it. Or listen to the Experimental Brewing podcast. Or look over my Full Monty recipe (pretty much explains Double Mash) and adjust your recipe to be the beer you want. https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/617251/-full-monty-

Thank you. I will look into it. I actually thought of that but remember being confused by the process for some reason. I'm not very bright...
Way easier than some make it out to be. If you can figure out how to use one amount of grain and two amounts of water, it's no more complicated to use one amount of water and two amounts of grain

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Beer Recipes / Re: imperial porter - please help
« on: October 30, 2018, 03:01:56 PM »
Maybe sub the Munich in for the DME.


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I don't think my mash tun is big enough to get my gravity as high as I would like hence the need for DME. I suppose I could sparge more than once.
Maybe consider doing a Double Mash? There's a thread on it. Or listen to the Experimental Brewing podcast. Or look over my Full Monty recipe (pretty much explains Double Mash) and adjust your recipe to be the beer you want. https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/617251/-full-monty-

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Beer Recipes / Re: Pale Ale refinement
« on: October 27, 2018, 01:27:54 PM »
I've increased the SNPA-ness in my APA by going with chinook early, cascade and centennial late

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: First HomeBrew at Day 11
« on: October 27, 2018, 12:42:15 AM »
Fermentation can really slow down at the end. For people who naturally carbonate I would suggest taking gravity readings at least 3 days apart before calling it terminal gravity. It's not easy to accurately see a .001 difference with the lines being .002 apart. If you prime for 2.5 volumes but it's still got 2 or 3 points to go you can end up with a problem. With bottle conditioning if you wait 3 days between same readings you reduce that concern. If you want to eliminate it, wait a week... and look for the beer to drop clear.

This is especially a concern with new-ish brewers. Let's say it is visually about the same gravity after 11 days, with just one day between readings. So you bottle it with priming sugar. Then, unknown to you, its contaminated with something that slowly takes it down from 1.010 to 1.000... you better wear gloves and eye protection!

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Terminology is a matter of preference.  I don't like the term "finish" because if there are still flavors in the "finish", then your enjoyment (or lack thereof) truly is not "finished" yet.  The finish, to me, is 10 minutes later when I can't taste the beer at all anymore.  Then it's finished.

I don't think there needs to be any default negative connotation associated to either of these terms.  Could be positive, could be negative, could be in between.
That's why aftertaste and finish are not synonymous. Aftertaste means after you can taste it. Finish means those final flavors before you can no longer taste it. Unless you add "ed". Finished is the same as aftertaste. Finaltaste is the same as finish. Aftertaste is usually the same as pretaste, unless you are still experiencing the finish of something else.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Diacetyl rest for lager’s?
« on: October 24, 2018, 11:55:05 PM »
If I ramped mine up after 10 days it would likely be done fermenting already. Time is a good method of when to ramp if your experience dictates it as such. With my lagers I know that I'm around 50% ADF at about day 4.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hydra wort chillers
« on: October 18, 2018, 08:21:55 PM »
A garden spigot under every sink! There are several uses for them, such as a fixing drain clogs with a bladder style sprayer...

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The Pub / Re: The future has never seemed more bleak
« on: October 16, 2018, 11:47:32 PM »
It's not that I dont believe in science, it's that I dont believe in politics.

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The Pub / Re: The future has never seemed more bleak
« on: October 16, 2018, 11:28:56 PM »
All I’m going to say is this:  threads like this cause my tongue to bleed.  The proximal cause is biting it.  The distal is not wanting to get banned for making people mad over politics.

Thank you.
I full agree and request this be closed. Whether wittingly or unwittingly, this thread likely baits people to speak their mind on a subject (politics) which is not in the best interest of the forum. Unless we are going to welcome ALL political views. Even then, that's not what most of us are here for.

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The Pub / Re: The future has never seemed more bleak
« on: October 16, 2018, 01:41:37 PM »
Doesn't matter because we'll all be drinking Brawndo by then anyways

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The Pub / Re: The future has never seemed more bleak
« on: October 15, 2018, 11:59:25 PM »
I'm banking on the premise that there will always be enough beer to satisfy the people still alive.

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Lol, I thought only Denny would get that one

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