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The Pub / Re: Simplified BJCP Score Sheet
« on: April 01, 2015, 11:06:43 AM »
And/Or is a woman

Best part

Today was all prep work. Kegged my Dunkel ver2, built a couple starters for tomorrow, bunch of cleaning, milled grist and weighed out my hops for a Helles and a Dunkel ver3. Just finished canning two gallons of starter wort, and popped my starters into the fridge to crash for tomorrow.

Tomorrow should be smooth sailin.

Kegged an APA tonight. Funny, I hadn't brewed a full batch APA in a year though I do 1 gallon APAs to try out hops fairly regularly. But I loved Mandarina and did a 5 gallon APA with it, and recently used Azacca/Cascade in 5 gallons, the one kegged tonight. Gonna do either a German pils with all Best malz (and 2124) or an all whirlpool Kiwanda style cream ale tomorrow, the other next weekend. That should give the pale warm weather beers a good start.
Oooh Cape Kiwanda is awesome!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Ask the Experts
« on: March 31, 2015, 05:23:59 PM »
Now I'm curious.  Was there a specific question you wanted to ask?
I want to know what melanoidins taste like. Denny won't tell us.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Decoction - The Toast Test
« on: March 31, 2015, 03:39:18 PM »
Not bad problems to have.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Decoction - The Toast Test
« on: March 31, 2015, 01:05:18 PM »
If you brew enough and keep the pipeline full lagering a couple months is easy

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fermentation Schedule
« on: March 30, 2015, 06:49:49 PM »
Precisely what I wanted to know - and I knew you would know it.
Some day I want to do a hybrid with it just to see how low it will go. Im betting on 45º with no problems. But I'll also bet I'll need to ramp it up towards the middle to keep it from stalling.

Hop Growing / Re: Trim back first shoots?
« on: March 30, 2015, 06:45:39 PM »
Im going to this year simply so that I wont have weathered frost bitten main bines later on.

The Pub / Re: Hmmm
« on: March 30, 2015, 12:19:35 PM »
Me too, until we got this trailer. We love it.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fermentation Schedule
« on: March 30, 2015, 12:18:03 PM »

I only mention it cuz ya never know.

Anyway, im a beleiver in slow steady ramping up in temp. And it depends on gravity and strain. My lagers are around 1.050-1.060 and I start with wort at 48º and controller at 50º. I walk it up one degree per day to 68º. So, after a full week its still only at 57. No harm there. No diacetyle or stalled fermentation issues either. My medium strength ales usually start chilly, about 60º for a few days, then I do the one degree per day routine up to about 70.

On bigger beers I give it more time on the cool end.

Agreed.  He was looking for info to compare. It would've been more help to be extra specific.
Thanks for all the information guys!

So, Jim , I have 2 five gallon Scotty's just brewed yesterday - starting gravity at 1.044 - using 1728.  Chilled to 52 or so and pitched, then left in the garage overnight in about mid 50's temp and put in water baths in the basement today at mid to upper 50's and allowing a slow rise to mid 60's over the next few days (water changes as needed).  Does 1728 like to finish warmer than that? 

I am shooting for a clean profile - and I intend to use this yeast over the rest of this year as a standard ale yeast along with 1450.  My lagers are locked on Omega Y-06 and WLP 802 presently.....
I've brewed several beers with 1728, from small Scottish to big, to APAs and IPAs. Its a great clean fermenter at cool temps. My suggestion is for really clean with it is to stay in the 50-60º range for the first week or so. Be careful not to go up and down in temp because a drop could make it go dormant (stalled). Once its about 75% done you can ramp it up to 68-70 with no problems

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: C15L base malt?
« on: March 30, 2015, 11:44:48 AM »
You CAN steep anything and you CAN mash anything. Agreed

Im pretty sure you ought to mash honey malt

The Pub / Re: Hmmm
« on: March 30, 2015, 10:18:39 AM »
It goes with his job all the time.
Sometimes huh ;-)

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: C15L base malt?
« on: March 30, 2015, 10:15:15 AM »
I cant find my mash dont mash list, but im quite sure honey malt needs to be mashed.

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: C15L base malt?
« on: March 27, 2015, 07:02:53 AM »
Can honey malt be steeped? I thought it needed to be mashed

The Pub / Re: Hmmm
« on: March 26, 2015, 06:57:11 PM »
Can't remember. But, quite often it's the other way around.

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