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I used to "rinse" my yeast for repitching. Then I tried a slightly different method after listening to a Brew Strong episode on rinsing. I saw very little difference in the final product.

For the last few batches ive left a half inch or so of beer on the yeast, swirl it up good,  and pour into a sanitized 2 qt jar. I can't say that the final results are drastically better but its much easier and makes sense as a happy place for yeast to store short term.

I have a chunk of wy1084 in the fridge from an irish dry stout I brewed several months ago. I'm tempted to toss it but im going to let it sit till next year and pitch it just to see how well it does.

Ingredients / Re: German & Domestic Pilsner Malt: Difference?
« on: July 12, 2014, 05:09:38 PM »
I can tell a small but important difference, but only in light colored low hop beers.

I vote specialty, sounds arrogant bastardish.

Ice chest type cooler for mash. Though ive never used one, I use a stainless pot to mash in, and out.

Freezer is used for fermentation temp control.

Ingredients / Re: Equinox Hops
« on: July 11, 2014, 08:31:46 AM »
I tried an Equinox single-hopped beer from one of the vendors at NHC. The main aroma that jumped out was "gasoline". Not kidding. Did not come through so much in the flavor, but it was definitely there.

Molotov cocktail clone?

Priceless! And no crown cap, just a rag stuffed in

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Is it true?
« on: July 11, 2014, 08:29:03 AM »
Das ist Dunkel Jim

Thats awesomeness

Strangely, I believe that "Klickitat" is the local indigenous word for "I'm my mother's nephew" so it kinda works. Now I'll have to learn to brew a Dunkel. Circle completion.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Laziness Test
« on: July 11, 2014, 08:21:35 AM »
Done deal. I had about a half cup of trube in the keg. Just dumped it out, starsan spritz the posts and racked. Stuffed it back in the kegerator. Done. I'll quote a helicopter pilot I knew. "Probably its fine."

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Free Beer Bottle Labels
« on: July 11, 2014, 07:28:36 AM »
I think there is a devolution in home brewing. At first its all about the name of your beer and a cool label idea. You eventually quit making labels (usually about the time the beer starts getting drinkable), and eventually you even quit naming them. I call my two best beers Scottish and APA. I might throw a name on something im experimenting on, like James' Brown or Bing Quadsby. My labels are a peice of blue painters tape on the keg handle.

Kegging and Bottling / Laziness Test
« on: July 10, 2014, 09:27:08 PM »
I blew a keg of Scottish a couple days ago. It just so happens that I have one ready to keg. So im going to test the limits of laziness tomorrow and just open the blown keg, rack the new beer into it, seal, starsan the connects, and put it back into the kegerator.

Wish me luck

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Is it true?
« on: July 10, 2014, 08:30:00 PM »
Its not mine. I heard it this week. I think some guy on the session said it. Pretty funny stuff

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Is it true?
« on: July 10, 2014, 07:35:15 PM »
The lack of a comma between dunkel and jim really warms my heart.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Is it true?
« on: July 10, 2014, 04:55:00 PM »

General Homebrew Discussion / Is it true?
« on: July 09, 2014, 10:52:44 PM »
I heard that a Dunkel is a Dad who is also your Unkle. I didn't know there were rednecks in Germany.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Yeast taste difference
« on: July 09, 2014, 10:46:48 PM »
Let me see if I get this. With O2 sac yeast make more yeast. With no O2 they make alcohol. Yes?

Kegging and Bottling / Re: leaking Co2 connections
« on: July 09, 2014, 01:40:03 PM »
Tape it up!  ;D

Yes, but first take the fitting off. Well, first turn off the co2, purge pressure, then take fitting off. Wrap about 3 or 4 wraps of teflon tape, then put it back together. Don't over tighten.

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