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Beer Recipes / Re: German themed IPA
« on: May 11, 2015, 05:44:40 PM »
Here's the 2 carboy 2 days in. Lots of activity in airlocks, nice heavy Krausen on each. The 090 took a little longer to get going but is definitely more active of a ferment now. Can't wait to try these out!

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Jon, are you targeting 5.2 pH or higher?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Dryness and ABV
« on: May 10, 2015, 05:20:13 AM »
Justin, it should e more related to mash temps, yeast strain, and fermentation temperatures. For higher ABV, you could mash at 148 with more grain for a slightly higher FG, yet also higher ABV. By the way, what kind of FG are you finishing at?
Frank I think you wrote that wrong. A lower mash temp is supposed to make a more attenuative wort and a lower FG. Mashing higher is supposed to lead to a higher fg. This is still the accepted knowledge although exactly how much it matters is being challenged.
No, I just misunderstood his goal. I thought his goal was higher ABV, yet still dry with a low FG. Lower mash temp should yield lower FG, but not down to where he is  already at...
Edit just cause its early

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Dryness and ABV
« on: May 09, 2015, 08:08:53 PM »
Yes, what yeast are you using to get 94% attenuation? I regularly get 78-81 with Chico,  but nowhere near that

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Dryness and ABV
« on: May 09, 2015, 07:16:58 PM »
Justin, it should e more related to mash temps, yeast strain, and fermentation temperatures. For higher ABV, you could mash at 148 with more grain for a slightly higher FG, yet also higher ABV. By the way, what kind of FG are you finishing at?

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Beer Recipes / Re: German themed IPA
« on: May 09, 2015, 02:46:44 PM »
Just finished cleaning up from this brew. I had great efficiency: 6g allows  1.065 when my target was 1.060. First experience with whole hops: I assume they are easier to deal with with a false bottom I  the kettle? I knew that's what I had for whirlpool hops so I picked up a couple paint strainer bags yesterday at the low depot. Don't know what I would have done without that... I ran 3 gallons with Wyeast 1007 and 3 gallons with WLP090. Both very fresh, no starters for only 3 gallons, as Mark says, close is good enough with great sanitation. Each half needed roughly 125B cells, so I believe I am within an order of magnitude and will only require 1 additional replication period. Thanks for all the help

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: FWH
« on: May 08, 2015, 01:28:43 PM »
Set the parameters and I'll get in Denny.  I'll play around with it

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Beer Recipes / Re: Czech Dark Lager
« on: May 08, 2015, 11:52:15 AM »
In theory, just capping the mash after first runoff combined with sparge as soon as mixed in should cause no problems. At least from what I think I've read on here, but no personal experience

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Ingredients / Re: Great Base malt debate?
« on: May 08, 2015, 10:49:09 AM »
My first sack of 2 row was Briess, because that's what my LHBS had at the time. I had no issues with it, but also really had nothing to compare it to. My second sack was Rahr after several suggestions here for that Maltster. I have like it a lot, but really have not made many of the same brews as I did with the Briess. That combined with my uneducated palate leaves me with no real opinion other than the Rahr was significantly cheaper, so i know what my third sack will be. As far as just one base malt for most brews, I'm not there yet. I have partial sacks on hand right now of Rahr 2 row, Weyerman Munich I&II, Avangard Pilsner, and Crisp Mari Otter. Sooner or later, I may try same recipes and subbing things out to see what I really like, but I'm not there yet. The best part of sourcing these sacks was finding out that the LHBS offers a 30% discount on sacks of grain that are pre-ordered and pre-paid. As long as I have an idea of what I want to brew, and when, I can get that discount if I am willing to wait up to a couple weeks for it. They have also been willing to let me pre-order/pay for sacks of specific products they do not normally carry in store for small purchases.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Czech Dark Lager
« on: May 08, 2015, 10:27:40 AM »
Yes! Carafa III. Like 6 ounces added at sparge.
That looks to make a huge difference. Without the Carafa III, beersmith had me at 13.5SRM, but with it, I am at a nice 24SRM. Thanks for the tip, hope to make this sometime in the near future

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Beer Recipes / Re: Original Dubbel
« on: May 08, 2015, 10:14:12 AM »
I was sitting here at work wishing I had my copy of BLAM here.
I was sitting here at work wishing my copy of BLAM had me with it there. ;D
love that, and I need to pick up a copy of BLAM sometime soon

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: IPA pitch
« on: May 08, 2015, 10:09:56 AM »
I've been brewing and bottling for almost 2 years(06/13 was when I started.) I will eventually keg, but I really dont mind the bottling right now. I have some other expenses to take care of before the cash outlay for kegging. We also have 2 teenagers and 1 pre-teen in the household and I can keep an eye on bottles a lot more easily. Another reason came from Siamese Moose, whose beginner and advanced brewing classes I took here locally at Dan Listermann's shop. He said he still bottled often as essentially a stop gap on his drinking: way to easy to just pull another pint, bottles are easier to let me know how far in I am. I see myself bottling for probably another 2 years, and then going crazy with kegs. Until then, I like the look of my bottled beers: I have 70-80 Stone bombers in my inventory as well as about 2 cases worth of their 12oz bottles as my little homage to one of my first and still favorite breweries. In the end for this batch, I will likely pull the dry hops this weekend, and start a cold crash, then bottle next weekend.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NOT the way to start a brew day
« on: May 08, 2015, 10:00:51 AM »
Just use it and add "floor malted" to the description.
There's the answer of the day!

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Beer Recipes / Re: Czech Dark Lager
« on: May 08, 2015, 07:18:14 AM »
Dang, I forgot to post my recipe. Still not around it, but here's an approximation. I use around 10%-15% Weyermann Cara-Bohemian in mine. 20% Munich, and the rest is Pils.

20 IBUs of something Nobleish to bitter, and another 5 ibus of something nobelish at 15 minutes. The hops I have used are Mt. Hood, Santium, Perle, and Saaz, and this tends to be a one hop brew for me. I have also only done FWH on this, and that has been excellent. Mt. Hood was my favorite for this.

Yeast is usually WY 2278. 34/70 was good too. Wish I had this going right now. It is usually my spring brew.
This looks like an awesome brew, added to the list of what I would like to brew. Now its just when to find the time.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NOT the way to start a brew day
« on: May 08, 2015, 04:16:46 AM »
Ouch

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