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Beer Recipes / Re: German themed IPA
« on: May 04, 2015, 07:44:05 PM »
Thanks Ken, sounds like a solid plan. That's where I'm heading

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: IPA pitch
« on: May 04, 2015, 07:41:49 PM »
Decided to check gravity today, 9 days after pitching. Still 1 or 2 bubbles through the airlock every 30-60 seconds. OG was 1.066, 1 pack so5  sprinkled on top took it down to 1.011/12 in 9 days for 81% AA.  Very happy with the sample, added 4 Oz of dry hops, with the hopes of finding time to bottle early next week if not this weekend

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Beer Recipes / Re: German themed IPA
« on: May 04, 2015, 07:13:43 PM »
Well I have been meaning to try 090, but have some 05 in fridge, gonna be a toss up.  Have 2# of vienna to buy, and Friday is payday, so it will likely be 090 unless LHBS does not have any fresh enough. I have never had that problem at Dan's shop, so it will likely be a Super purchase. Thanks for your thoughts

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Equipment and Software / Re: A smart-device for brewing
« on: May 04, 2015, 07:08:09 PM »
As duboman stated, your device sounds limited in its functionality. If I can't make changes to my temps wirelessly,  I don't want to stress the rest of the day of knowing that my fermentation went 2 degrees high. There are already devices that allow remote adjustments,  granted they are much pricier than you hope to market at, but the real beauty is the ability to react to temperature fluctuations without physically babysitting the vessel.   I like the idea of making brewing less stressful, and maybe this device would allow more newbies  to RDWHAHB, but it's not for me at the moment, and I do not have an electric set up

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Beer Recipes / Re: German themed IPA
« on: May 04, 2015, 06:37:44 PM »
Think I'm still going to use and adjusted pale ale orofile, just lowering the sulfates to the 225 range. Beersmith color projection is only 5.0 so I think pale ale adjusted or yellow balanced is where I'll wind up. With 100% RO, the pale ale profile is very easy to hit, with the only additions being gypsum and CaCl2, no acid required to hit 5.4

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Beer Recipes / Re: German themed IPA
« on: May 04, 2015, 05:51:23 PM »
That sounds pretty good Ken, had not really thought about it that way. Should I then target more of a balanced water profile to help accentuate hops and malt? Obviously the pale ale profile really high lights the hops. Maybe mash a little higher to get some more malt in there? Was planning g on drying it out with mash of 148, but maybe go more towards 152? Just spit balling, wondering who else has an opinion

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Great info Marshall,  good read

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Beer Recipes / Re: German themed IPA
« on: May 04, 2015, 03:17:28 PM »
So this is on the docket for this Saturday now. I have never used Wyeast1007 before. Their website says it has a wide temperature range:55°-68°. It also mentions that is a low floc yeast. What are the best tips for handling fermentation with this yeast. Help me out with temps, times, I wont be fining(bottle conditioning) but can cold crash( their website says it is even resistant to this). I want to use this yeast to keep the German theme going(beersmith recipe is posted earlier in this thread). It sounds like a tough strain to manage, is there a better option for German Ale, without getting into a Kölsch, maybe Alt yeast? let me hear your thoughts, plan on picking up yeast and my Vienna malt Thursday/Friday

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 03, 2015, 08:14:39 PM »
Very sexy Jim

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 03, 2015, 05:12:13 PM »
Thanks Ken. Just wish I had gotten in on the swap and sent some out for review.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 03, 2015, 05:07:07 PM »
Thanks Jon, it had me stressed early in the lagering stages but looks and tastes great now

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: IPA pitch
« on: May 03, 2015, 03:30:39 PM »
Opps, all that said, the activity I saw makes me comfortable with the single pack dry pitch , but we will see at sampling

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: IPA pitch
« on: May 03, 2015, 03:30:01 PM »
I ran this with 1 pack sprinkled.  It was chugging away the next morning after my pitch. That was Saturday.  I had heavy airlock activity until Friday  morning and even now 1 or 2 bubbles per minute. Have  not sampled or checked gravity. I probably won't until mid week at the earliest,  then dry hops with an ounce each of Amarillo, Centennial, Citra, and Simcoe. Can't wait for it to be ready to drink!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 03, 2015, 03:12:49 PM »
So here is my pilsner with 830 after 3 weeks lagering. Lots of beautiful CO2 bubbling up from the bottom of the glass. 1 finger of lasting foam, and 1 of my fingers floating behind the glass:

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: US-05 giving off strawberry notes?
« on: May 03, 2015, 06:25:15 AM »
And what was your FG? Is that 1.000? I get around 81%AA with 05, but never anywhere near 100%. If that number was 1.000, something else may have gotten in there, think possible infection, and added flavors of its own. If that FG was not 1.000, you can probably disregard my Comme ts

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