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Going Pro / Re: Congrats Majorvices!
« on: August 14, 2016, 04:02:43 PM »
Well done, will make it there one day

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: I feel like an olypian.
« on: August 12, 2016, 04:38:14 PM »
That's an awesome score! Without placing, you will just have to enjoy drinking the rest of the batch. I think you can make that happen

The Pub / Re: Need Your Vote - 2016 Beer Drinker of the Year
« on: August 11, 2016, 11:49:46 AM »
And another

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast 3711
« on: August 11, 2016, 11:46:49 AM »
As a different angle, I sampled my saison at 9 days(1 fermentor) and the other at 10 days. The main object of these tastings were to see where fermentation was at, before racking to secondary this weekend. 1 will get blackberries and the other will get fresh picked lemon balm. I was happy to see that they were both already down from 1.052 to 1.006/7 and both samples tasted great. The yeast was a combination of Napolean from Imperial and 3724. I got a very pronounced spiciness that previous batches with 3724 and 3711 or just 3724 never had after packaging. With those batches, I did not sample that early though and ferm temps were regulated higher than room temp as this year's batches have been. I am confident that going to secondary this weekend is good timing at 2 weeks from pitch as long as I make sure to bring along plenty of yeast in the transfers. Little bit different story, but just another data point in my saison experience

All Grain Brewing / Re: Red Ale
« on: August 11, 2016, 09:55:37 AM »
Very nice color, like it a lot

Right there with you Jon!

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Imperial Yeast
« on: August 10, 2016, 08:52:26 AM »
I know it's a mixed culture with Napoleon and 3724 for my saison, but it has taken my 1.052 wort down to 1.006/7 9 days out from pitching.  First sample was great last night, and a bit spicier than I remember when using 3724 and 3711. My ferm schedule also changed a bit, but actually a little on the lower side. Right now I am very happy with what the Napoleon seems to be bringing to the batch. Racking to secondary this weekend on blackberries and lemon balm. So final results are still to come

The Pub / Re: Maui - Hawaii Sea Spirits
« on: August 08, 2016, 06:27:59 PM »
Must have missed that on my trip to Maui back in 2007. Next time

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Ya gotta have choices....
« on: August 08, 2016, 12:19:46 PM »
No automation, but otherwise right there with you Denny. Started with a 50 qt, added a 70 qt extreme, and just yesterday finished conversion of my 2 new 5 gallon beverage coolers for the 3.5 gallon batches I have been playing with this year. I brew 12-15 days per year, and can now do about any size batch i want to, up to 10 gallons medium gravity. Way too much gear for my brewing frequency, but the different size options make it ideal

Beer Recipes / Re: Adding bourbon to homebrew
« on: August 05, 2016, 04:43:10 PM »
And Denny's recipe is quite a fan favorite around these parts. SWMBO is disappointed that there is none in the pipeline yet for the cold winter nights ahead of us. Really can't go wrong with that recipe

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Dedicated home-brew supply store?
« on: August 05, 2016, 11:17:28 AM »
I am also in Southern Indiana, but on the extreme East side of the state ( read less than 2 miles from Ohio state line) and I work out of an office in Cincinnati's west side. I am lucky enough to regularly work in the field at our 7 different self storage facilities and driving around town gives me access to 3 different full service, dedicated LHBS to choose from. In the end, Dan Listermann's Home brew supply and brewery is the closest for me most of the time, the staff are great and very knowledgeable, the inventory is immense, and the brewery's beer is top notch (it has to be the way craft beer is booming here in the Cincinnati area.) I know that at any time, I can likely find almost anything I need just by stopping in. On the rare ocassion that they are out of something, they are fully able to suggest a proper substitution or get it ordered for me for pick up the following week. They do offer email and phone ordering, but I just love to spend some time walking around inside the store checking out the various supplies on hand, so I have not used those options. Honestly, if there were no Listermann Brewing supply store, I would likely not be brewing, and probably would not have even started.

Equipment and Software / Re: Fermentation freezer
« on: August 03, 2016, 04:01:01 PM »
All I can say is that I have mine set up the same way and don't seem to have those swings. But mine is in the basement garage with less ambient temp fluctuation. I have the same settings of 1 degree, but my sensor is taped and insulated against the side of my fermenters. The massive volume of wort should not move too quickly in temp by the unit itself going 1-3 degrees higher or lower. I think you're sweating the small stuff. More experienced people will add to this I'm sure but you're likely to see similar responses

Beer Recipes / Re: How much victory is too much?
« on: August 03, 2016, 10:37:12 AM »
I have only really used it in my house IPA occasionally and even then, only at 4.4%-5%, so no help on the 10%. say try it and tweak later if needed(with limited time, I usually really hate this answer, but its all I can really add)

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Imperial Yeast
« on: August 01, 2016, 09:34:51 AM »
I pitched one can of Napolean(3711) into 2 separate buckets of my saison, along with 1 1L starter of 3724 to each on Saturday evening, running at room temp with foil over bungs. Fermentation seems to be going well, thick head of krausen at least on top of the one bucket I peeked at. No sensory evals yet, will post back when I have some to share

The Pub / Re: Need Your Vote - 2016 Beer Drinker of the Year
« on: July 29, 2016, 03:37:48 PM »
And again

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