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All Grain Brewing / Re: Bittering with chinook question
« on: May 14, 2016, 09:04:09 AM »
I used to bitter APA and IPA with Magnum but Denny talked me into Chinook. I do same IBUs away before. To me its a sharper, brighter, bitterness and supports the other flavor/aroma hops better when using American late hops.

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Hey Jim! Been trying to get ahold of you. I'm having trouble shipping out to you. Check your pm's and get back to me.
Sent you a PM

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These papers and products talk specifically about shelf stability 6-12 months out and other stability issues like haze reduction.  It's a big jump to say that these will do anything other than accelerate the traditional lagering process.

Exactly. It's hard to believe that brewtan could cause a significant improvement in itness that professional brewers have failed to notice. It sounds a bit like snake oil to me. A triangle test should shine a bit more light on things.

Unfortunately, we don't really know what "itness" is, so it may be hard to decide if a beer has "it".
I smell a podcast topic. It! Myth, Magic, or Bulls It?

I'll do it if you'll come on the show to lend your thoughts!
Lol! I'll think it over.

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These papers and products talk specifically about shelf stability 6-12 months out and other stability issues like haze reduction.  It's a big jump to say that these will do anything other than accelerate the traditional lagering process.

Exactly. It's hard to believe that brewtan could cause a significant improvement in itness that professional brewers have failed to notice. It sounds a bit like snake oil to me. A triangle test should shine a bit more light on things.

Unfortunately, we don't really know what "itness" is, so it may be hard to decide if a beer has "it".
I smell a podcast topic. It! Myth, Magic, or Bulls It?

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Yup, its getting nice out. Time to start brewing beers that can or need to sit in primarily a little longer. Saisons, sour beers... But first I'm doing a couple more lagers and a couple more IPAs

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Joe, its looking like shipping tomorrow. My old school APA (bronze in Ben, Or.) The Challenge Stout. My NHC Stout. A Mandarina Bavaria Pale. Then a couple locals.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fast Pitch
« on: May 10, 2016, 06:46:29 AM »
My starter for my last batch was 1L of the wort the yeast was going into. I pitched the yeast into that shaken not stirred starter at about 75F. I pitched the whole shebang at high krausen into the bigger batch which had been in the fermentation chamber cooling to pitch temp. That batch (American Wheat) seems to have suffered no ill effects, but, I want to try this a few more times.

Am I crazy?
Nope

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: The Missing American Blonde
« on: May 09, 2016, 05:36:44 PM »
Maybe modern blondes that are too hoppy are filling the void modern pale ales created by becoming IPAs.

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I also speculate that likes and dislikes play into it. And that dislike may increase sensitivity. Someone who loves teeth melting sour beer may not detect or complain before someone who hates it.

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Wyeast says 8g per bbl mash and 5g per bbl boil. Thats a pretty tiny amount for 5 gallons...

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I think the results are no surprise. But much more than that, and/or the right style like Munich Helles,  and/or a lactic sensitive taster and I think you'll find a difference

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Looking at wyeast site, the smallest available is 1lb and you'd never come close to using it all before it expired.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: plastic fermenters
« on: May 08, 2016, 06:43:49 AM »
I've used nothing but plastic. As buckets go, I really like Cambro polycarbonate. But for quite a while ive been using Speidel 30L fermenters. I have 6 of them. 4 for wild beers, 2 for standard. They are excellent. I use Oxyclean and a soft micro towel to clean.

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In the compare styles or recipe?
In the style comparison question. There were two style comparison questions, the recipe, and two more technical questions.

The one that I had read, but skipped over when doing the last day review was Australian Sparkling Ale. Once I started filling out the question, much of it came back to me.

I had looked at the new Czech styles, Kellerbier, the Stouts, and so on. So... Study the guidelines, study the guidelines, study the guidelines.
I'm chipping away at it. I'm on 3 judging test lists for retesting. Aiming at taking the written next year sometime

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In the compare styles or recipe?
In the style comparison question. There were two style comparison questions, the recipe, and two more technical questions.

The one that I had read, but skipped over when doing the last day review was Australian Sparkling Ale. Once I started filling out the question, much of it came back to me.

I had looked at the new Czech styles, Kellerbier, the Stouts, and so on. So... Study the guidelines, study the guidelines, study the guidelines.
I'm chipping away at it. I'm on 3 judging test lists for retesting. Aiming at taking the written next year sometime

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