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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing This Weekend? 2/13/15
« on: February 13, 2015, 07:24:32 PM »
No brewing this weekend, but I will be moving my last 2 batches from upstairs (to carb in bottles) to the basement for some cold storage (special bitter) and lager in (Bock Me traditional Bock.) Next weekend, I am planning to brew up Bluesman's Ringler Pilsner and if I have the gumption, another pilsner same day or the next

Pimp My System / Re: Redbird Brewhouse - There's Always a Project
« on: February 13, 2015, 04:45:32 PM »
That is an awesome light Amanda

After 25+ years in the restaurant business, I have quite a few tap handles sitting in a box in The basement. Not one of my distributors in 8 different Ohio counties ever asked for one back. Several of those distros  worked on rotating tap basis with me for years on end: new draft equaled new handle every 2 weeks, or 2 months, how ever long it took. I actually would ask the reps when I switched locations, and still none wanted them back. After use, they occasionally would have a worn look, but were obviously still functional. Not sure if that was how this collection came about, but I sold probably $200 worth on ebay years ago when between jobs. Never an intention on my part to "get one over" on a brewer or distro  rep, they just take up space in the liquor closet and eventually would get tossed or taken home by someone.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Unexpected efficiency
« on: February 12, 2015, 07:34:30 PM »
By the way, this finished at 1.011, for right around 4.6%abv. Definitely not ordinary, well into special range

All Grain Brewing / Re: Unexpected efficiency
« on: February 12, 2015, 06:48:34 PM »
Yes I pitched at 62, set the controller to 64, ran it there for 6 days, then brought it up 2* per day up to 70 abd it's hanging there. It will be in freezer till next sunday, then upstairs in a closet for a while. I need the freezer for the pilsner (s) I am planning for the 22nd

All Grain Brewing / Re: Unexpected efficiency
« on: February 12, 2015, 06:38:00 PM »
Thanks Jon, now if the EBW I pitched onto the cake turns out well, I'll really be happy!

All Grain Brewing / Re: Unexpected efficiency
« on: February 12, 2015, 06:23:48 PM »
First taste, albeit a little early. This Sunday  would be 4 weeks grain to glass. Great flavor, bitterness front and center. Still needs to clear a little. Nice rocky head but still low carbonation after the pour. I'm very happy with how this came out!

It's amazing what people can find to spend their time and money on

Equipment and Software / Re: BeerSmith Efficiency
« on: February 11, 2015, 05:08:17 PM »
If you adjust your volume, your OG should also shift. If you don't change both, the numbers will be skewed. As an example: if you expect 5G of 1.065 wort, you are expecting 325 gravity points in your batch. If you actually collect 6 gallons and still have a gravity of 1.065 (not likely unless your efficiency Calc was off) you now have 390 grav points in your batch from the same grist, in other words you were more efficient at getting the grist's sugars into your fermenter. Hope that's not too jumbled
Edit to correct all my typos

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Just started a new arrogant bastard ipa clone
« on: February 11, 2015, 01:32:44 PM »
I guess you will have to gently stir the sugar solution into the bottling bucket and go from there. For you next batch though, I would but another fermenting  bucket with no spigot and run your fermentation in there, then when finished, you can add sugar solution to bottling bucket and rack beer onto the solution. Racking should evenly mix it together

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Just started a new arrogant bastard ipa clone
« on: February 11, 2015, 12:52:35 PM »
Safe schedule is let it be in primary fermenter for 2 weeks, test, wait 2-3 days, test again. If both of those readings are the same, it should be safe to bottle. Is your primary also your bottling bucket, with a spigot? Thats a pain, as most on here like to add sugar to the bottling bucket and then rack beer onto that, this enables you to not need to stir it up and possibly aerate your beer.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: stupid BIAB cleanliness question
« on: February 10, 2015, 02:58:00 PM »
I bottle off the dining room table, with a large serving plate or platter tray under the spigot on the floor. This catches almost everything, unless I leave the spigot open as I fill my bottling bucket (ask me how I know this makes a mess). I bottle sitting down, a little hunched  over, but it's better than standing next to the counter for an hour

Equipment and Software / Re: Digital vs Old School
« on: February 10, 2015, 02:54:00 PM »
I have Johnson digital (2) and the auber instruments one linked above, both work great but having heat and cooling in one unit is very nice with the auber

Ingredients / Re: got my water analysis
« on: February 10, 2015, 02:51:24 PM »
Can't speak for anywhere but here, but it's in every Kroger and Walmart I've been to in the greater cincinnati area

The Pub / Re: Red Bull Disputing Old Ox Brewery
« on: February 10, 2015, 10:16:02 AM »
That is sure some ridiculous nonsense!

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