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Equipment and Software / Re: Beerstone
« on: February 07, 2016, 04:21:19 PM »

Do you have actual deposits? What sort of water do you brew with?
dont think so...just asking. I brew w RO.

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Beer Travel / Re: Seattle next week
« on: February 07, 2016, 12:24:03 PM »
FWIW, below are my must see spots. Keep in mind, I live in Florida but am a beer snob.

-Pine Box beer bar (set in an old, beautiful, funeral home). Great beers, beer nerd heaven.

In Ballard I really like Stoup Brewing, Reubans, and Fremont Brewing.

Otherwise, I also liked Elysian. Enjoy!

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Equipment and Software / Beerstone
« on: February 07, 2016, 11:54:51 AM »
Is there ever a NEED to clean beerstone out of the brew kettle? Will it ever effect taste or performance of the kettle?

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Equipment and Software / Re: Natural Gas
« on: February 07, 2016, 06:21:47 AM »
I know the Blichmann burner has a simple orifice you swap out to run natural gas.

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All Grain Brewing / Adding Dark Grains During Vorlauf
« on: February 07, 2016, 06:00:34 AM »
In Modern Homebrew Recipes, Gordon Strong mentions that he likes to add dark grains during vorlauf to avoid harshness and astringency. Is this a widely accepted practice?

Secondly, what would be considered a dark grain other than the obvious black, chocolate malts?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Lactic Acid measurements
« on: February 06, 2016, 08:32:32 AM »
That small amount says you don't need to add any acid. It sounds like your water alkalinity is already very low. RO?

That's right Martin, it's RO.

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All Grain Brewing / Lactic Acid measurements
« on: February 06, 2016, 06:30:10 AM »
Looking at Bru'n Water and I see that this recipe calls for .35ml of lactic acid to be added to the sparge water. How would I measure this small amount of lactic acid? Even with small syringes, they are measured at 1ml increments.

Would I need to convert to UL and use a pipette?
Cheers!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Buying gain in bulk (Sack)
« on: February 05, 2016, 04:17:31 PM »
I think we scared OP off.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Citradelic IPA
« on: February 04, 2016, 04:38:47 PM »
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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Citradelic IPA
« on: February 04, 2016, 04:32:43 PM »
Thought it was ok for the price. Way more tangerine taste than any hops IMO.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Natural Gas
« on: February 04, 2016, 04:09:13 PM »
If the burner puts out the same BTUs then should be just as fast. The propane burner will have to be replaced with a natural gas burner or the orifices drilled out to the appropriate size. The flowrate of natural gas at the same BTUs is quite a bit higher than propane so you may need a wider hose.

I have the Blichmann, looks like they sell a small conversion piece. I will need a new run of hose though.

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All Grain Brewing / Turbid Mashes
« on: February 04, 2016, 04:05:32 PM »
I am reading more and more about "popular" beers right now that are purposely turbid. Trillium comes to mind as many of their beers are uber-hazy.

Are breweries actually doing a turbid mash on these beers or is there some other method to get a real hazy beer?

**Pro. brewer friend of mine mentioned to me that for the most part these beers are just non filtered or in some cases flour is added. He also said that the actual turbid process is really a Flanders style thing.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Natural Gas
« on: February 04, 2016, 04:00:48 PM »
I'm considering switching to nat. gas as we have it at the house but haven't thought to use it for brewing.

I've heard it's way cheaper (not sure what it would cost to get a plumber to hook up a QD). Perhaps I can do this myself.

Anyone made the switch? Any noticeable difference in getting your water up to temp?

Do it! Have a plumber install a (lockable, so curious kids don't blow your house up) shut off valve and a QD for you. Water boils just as fast and it's wonderful to not have to worry/gamble with partially full propane tanks.

Out of curiosity what type of line do you run from your valve to the burner? In my case, I think it would be at least a 10' run from the nearest possible valve to where I set my burner up.

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Equipment and Software / Natural Gas
« on: February 04, 2016, 03:49:33 PM »
I'm considering switching to nat. gas as we have it at the house but haven't thought to use it for brewing.

I've heard it's way cheaper (not sure what it would cost to get a plumber to hook up a QD). Perhaps I can do this myself.

Anyone made the switch? Any noticeable difference in getting your water up to temp?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Experimental Brew - Episode 7 is now up!
« on: February 04, 2016, 03:46:45 PM »
Nice job guys! Just started listening today w episode 7. Drew, bought both books (sound great). You should get a kickback from Amazon.

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