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Beer Recipes / Re: Is this overboard??? IPA hop schedule.
« on: January 18, 2018, 10:04:42 PM »
Batch size is being assumed... I assume

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: WLP670
« on: January 18, 2018, 10:00:09 PM »
It's probably safe to say that the only way to ensure you maintain the exact same proportions would be to not use it, leave it in the original package... because as soon as you pitch it to wort it will begin to change. They all reproduce at different rates, or so I'm told. Some of this is flying by the seat of your pants.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Double Mash
« on: January 18, 2018, 09:54:16 PM »
150f mash temp, hit it right on (verified by digital)

14.5 lbs in 12 gallons. That was fun doughing-in! Pretty much max capacity. After 10 min and two stirs I pulled a sample for pH which read 5.4 but the flash blanked it in the photo... It said 5.3 right after the photo. Close enough, my meter probe is old and my calibration fluids are too.

All Grain Brewing / Double Mash
« on: January 18, 2018, 09:05:49 PM »
Brewing my Imperial Stout today. A couple of you posted interest in how it goes, so I will do that here. I will do 1st Mash Brix, 2nd Mash Brix, and OG to the fermentor. Heating strike now...

All Grain Brewing / Re: Clarifying agents
« on: January 18, 2018, 02:46:51 AM »
I cut them in half with a pill cutter.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Clarifying agents
« on: January 18, 2018, 01:49:30 AM »
In my experience, gelatined pale lager beer is clear a little faster than non gelatined, but after a month or so of cold storage they are the same.

I use 2206 for lagers these days

All Grain Brewing / Re: Clarifying agents
« on: January 18, 2018, 01:27:55 AM »
I use wirlfloc in every boil. I used to use gelatin at the end of primary but I made the mistake of smelling it once. I really don't see a difference with OR without. Maybe I've fixed some upstream problems along the way and no longer need it.

How cool would it be if, after all the studies, they discovered that there is no yeast, and fermentation is relative?

Sounds like it won't have any wood flavor, so I wouldn't enter it in that category.  Enter it as what it tastes like.
Probably right when it comes to getting decent scores, but my favorites you can tell what had been in the barrel, but the barrel itself is hard to find.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: WLP670
« on: January 17, 2018, 05:33:40 PM »
There's a lot of theoretical debate on wild blend starters. I think if bottle dregs will maintain continuity through being propagated, why not a starter? I have had the best luck with wild blends by just pitching an active starter, just like all of my other beers.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pelican hits a dinger again
« on: January 17, 2018, 05:01:09 PM »
Beer is no more than 50% of the reason I go to the Pelican.
Wife wants to go somewhere, its too cold for camping on the east side, dogs love running on the beach, I could use some cheese curds and beef jerky, its not spring break, there should be a few winter steelhead in the Nestucca... But ii really don't feel like driving that far.

Oh wait, Pelican!!!! LET'S GO!!!!

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Saniclean
« on: January 17, 2018, 04:02:41 PM »
Basic rule of American beer. If you can taste your sanitizer, you didn't use enough hops.

You just made my day. Everything is forgiven.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Short Slurm NE IPA
« on: January 16, 2018, 10:38:53 PM »
Will do

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Short Slurm NE IPA
« on: January 16, 2018, 10:14:57 PM »
I've never had one. Not everyone can say that

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Big Stout Stuff
« on: January 16, 2018, 08:24:39 PM »
Based on Denny and Hoosierbrew's wisdom, here's the final draft.

6 gallon target
20lb Golden Promise
6lbs Dark Munich
1.5lbs Roast Barley
1lb 425 Chocolate
28.5 total

OG ~1.105 at 60% brewhouse, but who knows? Will be first try at a double mash.
I'm  eager to hear how the double mash goes! Is the grain bill getting evenly split, or is the dark stuff only going in one of the mashes?
Calculated total acid needed for full batch, then recalculated removing 10lbs Golden Promise and 4lbs Dark Munich. That tells me how much to add to first mash and second mash. The second mash adds 10lbs GP and 4lbs Dark Munich.

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