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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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Ingredients / Re: Flavor Extracts
« on: February 04, 2016, 01:17:10 PM »
I believe Drew has used some of those.  It was a brand he recommended on a recent podcast.  Hey, aren't you listening?  ;)

Not sure how I forgot about the podcast...I am now! Driving around for work all day has it's perks! Really enjoying it so far. I think it's a great middle ground between VERY LONG podcasts that are just people chatting about beer and the very short ones out there. Keep it up!

*As an aside (and I know this thread isn't about providing you and Drew feedback), it seems you guys had a great time out at Faction  :o

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Ingredients / Flavor Extracts
« on: February 03, 2016, 12:07:43 PM »
A friend mentioned this site to me recently. I'm curious to know who here uses extracts often in their beers? It also makes me wonder how many commercial breweries are doing this to go above and beyond what they can get from malt, hops, and perhaps raw additives.

https://www.olivenation.com/extracts-flavorings.html

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All Grain Brewing / Buying gain in bulk (Sack)
« on: February 03, 2016, 09:25:04 AM »
Welcome to Jax from a fellow native! I typically sacks of Rahr from More Beer. $68.73 all in with shipping. At $1.25 a pound it's a good deal.
You could go with Briess and pay $59.15 all in ($1.18/lb).

I'll mention there is a big home brew community here (CASK) and perhaps they do group orders.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: super foamy pours
« on: February 01, 2016, 05:01:36 PM »
Infection possibly? Has this happened w. other beers?

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: super foamy pours
« on: February 01, 2016, 01:54:42 PM »
That is pretty darn cold...but I would say to ask him how he is actually pouring the beer. Is the glass at the right distance, is it angled properly?

As an aside, with that length, he should still be serving at 10-12 PSI (in general).

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Ingredients / Re: Where to buy quality ingredients
« on: February 01, 2016, 04:47:53 AM »
Yakima Valley is awesome...if you're on the east coast, it's gonna' take a bit to get to you. For stuff like yeast, grain, smaller hop quantities, I buy it all through More Beer.

If you get into kegging, I've always ordered through Keg Connection.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: no sparge
« on: January 31, 2016, 04:35:43 PM »
After posting around the interweb, talking to some folks, etc. I've come to the conclusion that (like Denny said) that there is no evidence that no spare equates to a maltier beer. Well, back to batch sparking I go!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Ferment Beer 9 Times Faster
« on: January 31, 2016, 12:59:31 PM »
Wake me up when beer is done 100x faster.  ::)

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Equipment and Software / Growler Filler
« on: January 31, 2016, 09:56:00 AM »
I recently picked up a Perlick Growler Filler. For those folks who use of these (Perlick or otherwise) is it necessary to use Keg Lube when you plug this thing into the taps?

Secondly, what's a good substitute for Keg Lube if I don't have any laying around?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: no sparge
« on: January 30, 2016, 05:01:36 AM »


no sparge
I have heard it a few ways:

1.) Expect 50-60% efficiency depending on gravity.

2.) Use 30-40% more grain.



That seems really low from an efficiency standpoint. I was hearing a few points of efficiency loss.

Hearing from where?

http://brulosophy.com/methods/processes/no-sparge-method/

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All Grain Brewing / Re: no sparge
« on: January 30, 2016, 04:49:29 AM »
no sparge
I have heard it a few ways:

1.) Expect 50-60% efficiency depending on gravity.

2.) Use 30-40% more grain.



That seems really low from an efficiency standpoint. I was hearing a few points of efficiency loss.

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