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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« on: June 09, 2016, 10:08:24 AM »
Close enough for me.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2016 Spring Swap - Official Thread
« on: June 09, 2016, 06:39:16 AM »
Cool, glad you enjoyed it.

Great glass too, perfect in fact

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Rut, but ok with it
« on: June 08, 2016, 01:39:55 PM »
Maybe plateau is the proper word, so long as it doesn't imply summit. And it's not a boredom thing, I still look forward to brewing. I'm actually brewing right now. Its more of a plateau/rut as far as trying to learn new stuff, explore new styles, bla bla bla.

The brew day is fun and relaxing, the beer is good, I just don't care anymore about science and proving things.

It has to be quite satisfying to be able to brew a beer and know how its going to turn out. Im still not even close to that status. But if you still enjoy the brew day and obviously the fruits of your labor than it's all good!
Jim please pm me your address- i lost it when you sen tme the hops and I would like to send you something this fall.
Thanks again!
Address sent.

As to knowing... on my APA, IPA, Stout, and few different German beers, I've got a very repeatable baseline going. Close enough that they seem identical from memory, which is close enough for me. I now scratch my variety itch by switching up hops or some other ingredient. I'm perfectly content with my lager strain for every lager I make. Actually I've figured out that I like 1056 for all of my ales. I gave up lately on English ales, but I imagine I'll come back to that. I have a saisons that I like, and one is enough for me. I don't go through a lot of Belgian beer. So, all in all, I agree. It is nice to have a few that you can crank out and count on.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Rut, but ok with it
« on: June 08, 2016, 11:24:14 AM »
Maybe plateau is the proper word, so long as it doesn't imply summit. And it's not a boredom thing, I still look forward to brewing. I'm actually brewing right now. Its more of a plateau/rut as far as trying to learn new stuff, explore new styles, bla bla bla.

The brew day is fun and relaxing, the beer is good, I just don't care anymore about science and proving things.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Stuck Fermenation?
« on: June 08, 2016, 09:54:28 AM »
I missed the refractometer part...

Had it been hydrometer and accurate, I would suspect extract and crystal

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I'm getting to the point where I think, on Homebrew scale, that proper sanitation (uninfected wort) - well oxygenated wort - and proper temp control are much more important than cell count or starter method. Obviously assuming your yeast isn't dead...

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Stuck Fermenation?
« on: June 08, 2016, 09:35:31 AM »
What did you do with the 2 Row?

What I'm seeing is a bunch of unfermentable sugars.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Stuck Fermenation?
« on: June 08, 2016, 09:11:47 AM »
We need amounts, or percentages of your fermentables. It could tell us a lot

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Bittering about 50 IBUs Tinseth at 60 with Chinook, then 100g each of Amarillo and Equinox at 170/15. I was going to go 30 min with the whirlpool but I got to thinking about that green pepper think and thought maybe I'd minimize that with a shorter time and just use more of it


Sounds good. FWIW Jim, I've used it several times and never noticed the 'green pepper', with a long whirlpool (or anybody I know). I bet one guy out of all of HBC's hop trials said that, and now it's all over the net.
Good to know. I think I'll go 30min at 170 with the 100g each of Amarillo and Equinox.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Lager Yeast Longest Lag experience
« on: June 08, 2016, 08:49:43 AM »
My longest lag was about 4 days with no gravity change. But it turned out fine

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Bittering about 50 IBUs Tinseth at 60 with Chinook, then 100g each of Amarillo and Equinox at 170/15. I was going to go 30 min with the whirlpool but I got to thinking about that green pepper think and thought maybe I'd minimize that with a shorter time and just use more of it

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Stuck Fermenation?
« on: June 08, 2016, 08:39:31 AM »
I think we need more info on recipe, process, yeast, fermentation temps.

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As soon as I finish my coffee... today is a Amarillo/Equinox IPA and a batch of my house Pale Ale

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The Pub / Re: How bout them Pens
« on: June 07, 2016, 10:13:26 AM »
NFL is too much like watching a Cops episode

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General Homebrew Discussion / Rut, but ok with it
« on: June 06, 2016, 10:14:46 PM »
I've gone through various phases in home brewing, and I think I'm in a new one. Maybe its a rut. Maybe its just cruise control. I almost posted my "whats brewing this weekend" bla bla bla. Almost didn't post anything.  Then I decided to post this.

The beer is good. I've got about a dozen recipes I really like. Not really feeling like trying anything new. Still really dig brew day, keeping track of brews, kegging, etc. My fermenters are staying full. So its not burn out. I guess I'm just... cruising a rut for a while. And I'm perfectly fine with that.

Ever been there?

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