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Equipment and Software / Re: MT dead space
« on: January 11, 2015, 02:23:47 PM »
If you plan to tip each every time then do it that way. I wouldn't, that way you wont be short if you forget.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: New toy
« on: January 11, 2015, 02:21:41 PM »
Oh well. Ive got a wing capper and a system going for 12oz regulars. Though I may be doing more and more beers in 750 belgians. I hope a Scottish or a Dunkel won't taste bad with corks ;-)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewing for the New Year
« on: January 11, 2015, 01:58:05 PM »
Fairbanks! Dang, let the adventure begin. That will be a hoot!

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Lager Success Finally
« on: January 11, 2015, 01:38:54 PM »
Klick how long did it take u to get to that pitching temp?  ive got a vienna lager on a d Rest at around 58F for two days before i lower it again . Still on the yeast cake . Gonna prime in bottles around day 18?
From boil to 48 in about 15-20minutes

All Grain Brewing / Re: Storing Wort
« on: January 11, 2015, 11:53:31 AM »
If your sanitation is solid, I'd be comfortable with overnight at the temp you plan to pitch at, in the fermentor with an airlock should be plenty good.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Measuring Wort OG
« on: January 11, 2015, 11:50:20 AM »
Unless you are trying to duplicate a beer, which is very difficult to do on our scale and without blending worts and having a spot on taster, the most important gravity sample is post boil. If you are concerned about precise hop utilization then preboil is a good idea. The trouble is getting your first and second runnings thoroughly mixed so you aren't reading too low or too high. Some say it needs to be at a boil for that, then chill a sample and dilute or strengthen as needed. A gravity check of first runnings can give you an idea as to your conversion and extraction. Kai has a great chart for that, Gravity expected per quarts per pound.  If I am using a new to me grist I will draw a small sample and do a refractometer reading just to be sure.

Usually all I do is a post boil reading and a couple final gravity readings.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: New toy
« on: January 11, 2015, 09:37:08 AM »
I guess I dont see hooks. I wish I had a user guide or instructions. Didnt come with any and no luck online so far.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: New toy
« on: January 11, 2015, 09:05:16 AM »
Probably the same or similar. Mine has a sticker that says Grifo

I'd take a pic of mine but it is down at brewery, but they look exactly the same. I have an attachment that allows you to transform it to a capper as well.
Nice I might have to try that too

Kegging and Bottling / Re: New toy
« on: January 11, 2015, 08:48:50 AM »
Probably the same or similar. Mine has a sticker that says Grifo

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Quality
« on: January 11, 2015, 08:10:28 AM »
If I had to take a wild guess based on the info provided, acid like tartness only in the finish + a reference to color and "autumn beer", my guess is a combo of too low pH and roast bits that have not dropped out yet.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Best dry yeast for a scotch ale?
« on: January 11, 2015, 08:01:25 AM »
I just drank the first wee heavy of a batch last night. I used 1728 not marris otter. Its hard to imagine it better but I would like to try the golden promise. What does it bring compared to mo?
In my opinion it depends on the maltster. I used GW pale 2R my first Scottish then switched to simpsons golden promise. Its not an enormous difference but to me it brings a more authentic maltiness you might expect from a british beer. GP compared to MO is very very subtle and I'm not certain I could tell which beer was which, all other things being equal. Raw malt tasting, to me MO and GP are the same with GP having slightly more flavor. But that could come from chewing one more than the other...

Kegging and Bottling / Re: New toy
« on: January 11, 2015, 07:52:44 AM »
I've had the same corker for about 10 years. It's a nice piece of equipment.
Same as mine?

Beer Recipes / Re: NHC Gold Medal Recipes
« on: January 11, 2015, 07:30:35 AM »
I know squat about competitions. Why are there years without gold medals? Is there a minimum score?
The way NHC works the category wins gold, silver, bronze, one each. So for example if a Dark American Lager wins Gold this year, then Munich Dunkel and Schwartsbeir will not. They are the 3 subcategories for category 4.

Beer Recipes / Re: Black IPA recipe (please critique)
« on: January 11, 2015, 07:05:19 AM »
Me too but I think thats a Russian Imperial Stout.

I actually don't have any problems with what anyone calls their beer, I'm just just funnin

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Star San Question
« on: January 10, 2015, 06:38:43 PM »
The way the question is worded begs for the rest of the story. "Its starsan baby, honestly"

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