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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« on: March 01, 2016, 04:41:51 PM »
Regarding bombers vs 12s, my personal thoughts are that it depends on what ya got, and probably what style. For example all of my saisons and bret beers go in belgian 750s. Beer gun fills can go in whatever. A bomber of something sessionable might be nice, but with big beers I think 12s are plenty generous.

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I continue to be impressed with this oxygenated high krausen starter thing. My current 1.060 APAs, starters made that morning, pitched that evening, after 3 days at 65F they are at 1.020. Blew past the 50% ADF mark, so I have them free rising to 72F now. Good stuff!

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Ingredients / Re: light vs dark Munich malts subsitution
« on: March 01, 2016, 03:27:27 PM »
IMO melanoidin has nothing to do with decoction.
Tell us again what melanoidins taste like

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Hawkeye, try to understand that many of us actually know each other, have met, and have shared each other's beer. Some of us, not me though, are well established pro brewers, or authors, etc. Some of us, like me, are still learning and have learned most of our bag of tricks right here. This is a different forum than most. We tend to be a little protective of the atmosphere. We like it mellow, though there are occasional heated debates but usually between folks that understand its not meant as an attack.

Kind of like an old English pub from the movies. When someone new walks in, we all look over our shoulder to see who it is. Sometimes that's off putting. Sometimes the new guy says something that ruffles feathers. Its not that we're over sensitive, maybe it just sounds too familiar to a past visitor... If you relax and hang around you'll see whats going on and might get a lot out of it.

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Just having fun. I'm sure it will be fine. I'm hoping its not too good though

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« on: March 01, 2016, 02:59:09 PM »
Spectacular Amanda! Way to raise the bar! I'm looking forward to thi

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Its been 4 years since ive used dry yeast. Its kind of interesting that a smack pack in 1L of oxygenated starter, pitched to 6 gallons of oxygenated wort just 8 hrs later, will be chugging along so much faster than a pack of dry yeast in 2.5 gallons of oxygenated wort.

My experience with US-05 is that it has a pretty decent lag time even if rehydrated.  It doesn't seem to have a negative impact on the beer though.
I'm sure it will be fine, plus "Challenge" is a style where a little funk is acceptable LOL

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Interesting!  Saturday night I pitched active 1LO2HK starters of 1056 into two oxygenated 6 gallon pale ales, and sprinkled a packet of US05 into an oxygenated 2.5 gallon Challenge beer. The two pale ales are chugging along at a bubble every 2 seconds,  but the challenge beer has a half inch of foam but no airlock activity yet.

Yep, that's why its called a "Challenge" beer.  ;)
I hoping its not a challenge to drink.

Ha, send it to me, I'll let ya know!
Remind me at swap time

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The Pub / Re: How Many States Have You Been To? A Bucket List Thing.
« on: March 01, 2016, 01:44:51 PM »
All but Hawaii, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: A Rant...
« on: March 01, 2016, 12:53:59 AM »
Kegging is not all puppies and rainbows. Stuff happens.
How do you do it? When ever I grumble about kegging I get lynched. Well... almost
Still better than bottling!  ;D
There are times I wonder about how much better.

Leaky poppets, PRVs, and lids. Rebuilt one regulator. Leaky distribution lines. Gas bottles that go out of date. Like I said, it has some down sides.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: February 29, 2016, 04:42:14 PM »
Interesting!  Saturday night I pitched active 1LO2HK starters of 1056 into two oxygenated 6 gallon pale ales, and sprinkled a packet of US05 into an oxygenated 2.5 gallon Challenge beer. The two pale ales are chugging along at a bubble every 2 seconds,  but the challenge beer has a half inch of foam but no airlock activity yet.

Yep, that's why its called a "Challenge" beer.  ;)
I hoping its not a challenge to drink.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: February 29, 2016, 03:24:54 PM »
No one's going to tell Jim that airlock activity isn't a good indicator? ;D
Too funny. Agreed in a one off, but these 3 beers are sitting in a temp controlled chest, and though the challenge beer is in a bucket rather than a speidel, they all three have about the same headspace and my bucket is a high dollar polycarbonate one with airtight lid. Those speidel airlocks are huge and they are bubbling so actively the sanitizer is all froth. The little three peice is dead calm. Its just lag time difference between pitching yeast in log phase vs dehydrated dormancy.
I know you know, just couldn't resist as its probably in the top five things that gets said to beginners here.
For sure, and I've said it myself. For example, you can pull a non-bubbling fermenter out of a cool place to a warm place and in a couple minutes it will start bubbling. Did the yeast come back to life? Or is it just excess CO2 escaping as the beer warms?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: February 29, 2016, 11:41:37 AM »
No one's going to tell Jim that airlock activity isn't a good indicator? ;D
Too funny. Agreed in a one off, but these 3 beers are sitting in a temp controlled chest, and though the challenge beer is in a bucket rather than a speidel, they all three have about the same headspace and my bucket is a high dollar polycarbonate one with airtight lid. Those speidel airlocks are huge and they are bubbling so actively the sanitizer is all froth. The little three peice is dead calm. Its just lag time difference between pitching yeast in log phase vs dehydrated dormancy.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: February 29, 2016, 11:19:10 AM »
Interesting!  Saturday night I pitched active 1LO2HK starters of 1056 into two oxygenated 6 gallon pale ales, and sprinkled a packet of US05 into an oxygenated 2.5 gallon Challenge beer. The two pale ales are chugging along at a bubble every 2 seconds,  but the challenge beer has a half inch of foam but no airlock activity yet.

Was that the aeration foam or krausen?


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Its got to be krausen

just asked because I will have foam from aeration many times that hangs around until the actual krausen starts to develop., and then airlock activity.
Its been 4 years since ive used dry yeast. Its kind of interesting that a smack pack in 1L of oxygenated starter, pitched to 6 gallons of oxygenated wort just 8 hrs later, will be chugging along so much faster than a pack of dry yeast in 2.5 gallons of oxygenated wort.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: February 29, 2016, 10:51:05 AM »
Interesting!  Saturday night I pitched active 1LO2HK starters of 1056 into two oxygenated 6 gallon pale ales, and sprinkled a packet of US05 into an oxygenated 2.5 gallon Challenge beer. The two pale ales are chugging along at a bubble every 2 seconds,  but the challenge beer has a half inch of foam but no airlock activity yet.

Was that the aeration foam or krausen?


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Its got to be krausen

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