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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: low temps
« on: March 24, 2018, 04:32:01 AM »
Thanks for the response 69.

I accept that I may always be the veteran nubie at this.  It helps to get reassurance for what to do.  I opened the ferementer after the temp read 68 and dumped in another packet of -05. It's now bubbling vigorously.  I also finally got an inkbird temp controller for my old touchy refrigerator. It was reading 66 on low with the freezer off so I though it would be fine, then it went down to 38.  Anyways, smells really good and fermenting.  Hopefully no infection from the couple days of cold temps and then the opening of the tank.  The inkbird is really cool, I mean it prevents if from getting too cool, but at the same time is cool, which in and of itself is cool. Should have gotten one a long time ago.
Sounds great. Still a newbie here after almost 5 years. Not brewing often enough to keep everything fresh in my head

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: low temps
« on: March 22, 2018, 04:23:27 AM »
Just bringing the temp up won't likely be enough. You will need to rouse the yeast up from the bottom if the temp was that low for any sustained period. It still may take a day or 2 to get anything going though. You may be better off just adding more yeast via re-hydrating after getting back up to temp

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Pimp My System / Re: New to the club...
« on: February 12, 2018, 02:18:02 AM »
Looks awesome

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Equipment and Software / Re: ISO Spike System equipment profile
« on: January 23, 2018, 01:23:02 AM »


Just got the spike system 15 gallon.  I want to build the equipment profile in Beersmith.  I cannot find the specifics on the Sike web page.  I sent an email to them today.  Maybe I'll get some info but wanted to reach out to the community for information if available.
You may have to do a wet/dry run with water to find out your system's specifics: lauter tun dead space, boil off rate, etc. I know thats not the answer you want, but it will give you some real life answers for your brewery in your location

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Edit to add: and I'm jealous if that system

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Equipment and Software / Re: ISO Spike System equipment profile
« on: January 23, 2018, 01:22:31 AM »
Just got the spike system 15 gallon.  I want to build the equipment profile in Beersmith.  I cannot find the specifics on the Sike web page.  I sent an email to them today.  Maybe I'll get some info but wanted to reach out to the community for information if available.
You may have to do a wet/dry run with water to find out your system's specifics: lauter tun dead space, boil off rate, etc. I know thats not the answer you want, but it will give you some real life answers for your brewery in your location

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Second Brew day in the bucket!
« on: January 23, 2018, 01:19:20 AM »
We did!
Even after I put the bag of ice on top the hot burner on the stove. ::)
Only one way to learn something like that

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Some more interesting finds
« on: January 09, 2018, 08:42:46 PM »
From 1970, new hop growing or processing techniques. Have not yet read much of it, but I know it talks about how ISO extracts are illegal unless exported. They were working on hop shots in the 60's and 70's!

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Old brewing calendars or brewing reviews. They are sitting on top of both volumes of Fasbender's Mechanische Technologie.

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Revised copy circa 1960. This booklet, according to the letter we found inside, described the Yakima Golding Farms and other hop operations on the west coast of the US and Canada. Also tucked inside this booklet are inventory sheets I believe from the Burger brewery as can be seen in the third pic from 1966. And all the way back to November 1952.

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We also found various order sheets for Burger from Rahr, John I. Haas, SS Steiner Inc, Kurth Malting Company, H.W. Rickel & Co Maltsters, Ladish Malting Co,  as well as an awesome piece (cover sheet??) Of the brewery

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Top it all off with a handy booklet prepared and distributed by "Malting Barley Improvement Association" from 1969, pic enclosed

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Unfortunately, volume/Band I is missing cover and several opening pages. All in German for these volumes

Just thought some might find these interesting.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Some more interesting finds
« on: January 09, 2018, 08:40:45 PM »
From 1970, new hop growing or processing techniques. Have not yet read much of it, but I know it talks about how ISO extracts are illegal unless exported. They were working on hop shots in the 60's and 70's!

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Old brewing calendars or brewing reviews. They are sitting on top of both volumes of Fasbender's Mechanische Technologie.

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Revised copy circa 1960. This booklet, according to the letter we found inside, described the Yakima Golding Farms and other hop operations on the west coast of the US and Canada. Also tucked inside this booklet are inventory sheets I believe from the Burger brewery as can be seen in the third pic from 1966. And all the way back to November 1952.

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We also found various order sheets for Burger from Rahr, John I. Haas, SS Steiner Inc, Kurth Malting Company, H.W. Rickel & Co Maltsters, Ladish Malting Co,  as well as an awesome piece (cover sheet??) Of the brewery

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Top it all off with a handy booklet prepared and distributed by "Malting Barley Improvement Association" from 1969, pic enclosed

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Some more interesting finds
« on: January 09, 2018, 08:38:15 PM »
From 1970, new hop growing or processing techniques. Have not yet read much of it, but I know it talks about how ISO extracts are illegal unless exported. They were working on hop shots in the 60's and 70's!

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Old brewing calendars or brewing reviews. They are sitting on top of both volumes of Fasbender's Mechanische Technologie.

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Revised copy circa 1960. This booklet, according to the letter we found inside, described the Yakima Golding Farms and other hop operations on the west coast of the US and Canada. Also tucked inside this booklet are inventory sheets I believe from the Burger brewery as can be seen in the third pic from 1966. And all the way back to November 1952.

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We also found various order sheets for Burger from Rahr, John I. Haas, SS Steiner Inc, Kurth Malting Company, H.W. Rickel & Co Maltsters, Ladish Malting Co,  as well as an awesome piece (cover sheet??) Of the brewery

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Some more interesting finds
« on: January 09, 2018, 08:33:37 PM »
From 1970, new hop growing or processing techniques. Have not yet read much of it, but I know it talks about how ISO extracts are illegal unless exported. They were working on hop shots in the 60's and 70's!

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Old brewing calendars or brewing reviews. They are sitting on top of both volumes of Fasbender's Mechanische Technologie.

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Revised copy circa 1960. This booklet, according to the letter we found inside, described the Yakima Golding Farms and other hop operations on the west coast of the US and Canada. Also tucked inside this booklet are inventory sheets I believe from the Burger brewery as can be seen in the third pic from 1966. And all the way back to November 1952.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Some more interesting finds
« on: January 09, 2018, 08:27:59 PM »
From 1970, new hop growing or processing techniques. Have not yet read much of it, but I know it talks about how ISO extracts are illegal unless exported. They were working on hop shots in the 60's and 70's!

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Old brewing calendars or brewing reviews. They are sitting on top of both volumes of Fasbender's Mechanische Technologie.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Some more interesting finds
« on: January 09, 2018, 08:24:01 PM »
From 1970, new hop growing or processing techniques. Have not yet read much of it, but I know it talks about how ISO extracts are illegal unless exported. They were working on hop shots in the 60's and 70's!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Sudden Barley Crusher issue
« on: January 06, 2018, 09:12:33 PM »
I'm suddenly having issues with my Barley Crusher Mill of many years with dozens of batches of flawless service. Without any gap adjustments, it started to simply refuse to crush more than a couple handfuls of grain at a time. If it add grist over ~1lb or so, and esp if there are any roasted grains, the rollers just spin until I empty all but a couple cups of grain.

I've played with the gap a bit since the problems surfaced 3 batches ago, but still seeing the issue today with a Saison with a super simple grain bill (no roasted malts). Annoying to crush ~15lbs of grain a handful at a time.

Anyway seen this or have ideas?
The only time I've had trouble with my mill(cereal killer, similar mill) was when I accidentally reversed my drill. Grain would fall through, but not get crushed. Not sure if that's the problem you're having or not, just an idea

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So Jon, I am assuming that when you rack to a spunding keg, you already have the clear beer system in that keg correct? I mean that you're not then racking after the spund carb is complete?

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Right, the kegs that get spunded have the Clear Beer in them and the beer stays in there. I'm sure you've probably seen but be sure to first clean the Clear Beer with a mild, unscented detergent and rinse with lots of hot water, to remove any possible machine oils. Then just pump sanitizer through like you normally would before kegging.
Thanx will do. Not even sure when next batch will be and my pipeline is dry after tonight

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Getting in here a bit late with this topic but I do have some changes in mind for this year. I bought some kegs in the last couple months, a couple spunding valves, and now 2 of the clear beer draught system jobbers Jon was talking about. Have made 2 batches since buying kegs, both were great and stayed fresher longer than bottles in the past. I have brewed once since the spunding valve purchase and that was a mixed bag trying to dial in the proper carb level. Definitely overcarbed to start with but dialed it down and enjoyed the hell out of a Oktoberfest recipe I copied from Wort-Hog. I have not brewed since buying the clear beer draft system, but seems like a brilliant idea. Only really brewed 6 batches in 2017, but it worked out well. Need to get something on the schedule right now as this Ofest is going to die when i pull a growler or hopefully 2 to take to a function on Friday and nothing else in fermenters. Happy Brew Year everyone


Let me know what you think of the Clear Beer, Frank. Definitely a good workaround for the extra yeast from spunding. I'm a big fan.
So Jon, I am assuming that when you rack to a spunding keg, you already have the clear beer system in that keg correct? I mean that you're not then racking after the spund carb is complete?

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