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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Aeration with Whisper Aquarium Pump
« on: May 31, 2016, 02:32:21 PM »
I have been using 60-90 seconds of O2 from a red bottle, with your pump is it just pumping in air? Is there an online filter (having heard people use them to aerate wort that way.) No experience with your pump, but just a thing or 2 to think about

Beer Recipes / Re: How much lactic acid is a problem?
« on: May 31, 2016, 02:28:42 PM »
Thanks, good to know. That's definitely more than I have used for anything besides saison. I'm more comfortable now

Beer Recipes / How much lactic acid is a problem?
« on: May 31, 2016, 01:39:36 PM »
     I know it has been discussed, but just looking for more thoughts. I am planning on a 10 gallon batch of Saison that will be split into 2 fermenters that will secondary on either blackberries or lemon balm. Following a recipe I have used before from @AmandaK: 90% pilsner and 10% Munich II. Getting down to pH of 5.22 requires 6mL of 88% lactic, putting the finished beer at roughly 204ppm lactate in the finished product(per Bru'NWater estimates.)   Kai states generally being confident that under 400ppm  should have no taste effect on the product/consumer. Does this sound like a good place to be? From past attempts, I know I added 3.8mL to a 5.5g batch last year, but in the end that batch caught something wild from my raspberries so I am not certain how much the lactic affected the batch. My other batches of saison I did not take good enough notes(no record of how much lactic I used.) Any thoughts on this plan?

The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: May 27, 2016, 05:02:40 PM »
Found Four Roses Single Barrel, barrel strength. Man that packs a punch at 55.8%. Quite nice over some ice, still very hot though.  Not putting multiples of these down in an evening, but a great sipper me thinks

Ingredients / Re: Nice hop comparison tool from YCH
« on: May 27, 2016, 11:29:09 AM »
That is very handy, bookmarked it

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Confessions of NE IPA brewers
« on: May 27, 2016, 11:21:36 AM »
Thanks for posting

Don't forget headspace requirements if you want to ferment in those kegs. You don't want to lose half of what you brew to blow off

The Pub / Re: How bout them Pens
« on: May 26, 2016, 10:32:44 PM »
Granted, but marriage does not get the exposure or fan base of the NFL, sadly. AFAIK or feel though, hockey players are tougher, and the Stanley is harder to win, than NFL players or the Super Bowl. Just not as much hype. On the same note, I feel MLB needing 162 games plus playoffs to figure out who is the best team, is just a silly money grab. Not making any friends I'm sure, but that's how I see it.

The Pub / Re: How bout them Pens
« on: May 26, 2016, 09:49:20 PM »
Go Broncos is a little late. They have had their moment, it's now time for the Clowns. I mean Browns. Go Dawgs!

As for Bluesman, I love his Pilsner from the wiki, hope his pro efforts are doing well

The Pub / Re: How bout them Pens
« on: May 26, 2016, 07:58:27 PM »
Just in case anyone missed it, the PENGUINS are onto the STANLEY CUP FINALS with home ice advantage with a 2-1 game 7 win. As a side note, for all the football fans out there, hockey is the real physical sport where the players show true heart, toughness, skill, and bravery!

I also use Bru'NWater through LibreOffice at Martin's suggestion. It seems no different than when I ran it in excel for the first year I had it. It did not look right or show me everything in Google Sheets, but the free Libre Office is the way to go if not excel

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Leinikug Grapefruit Schandy
« on: May 25, 2016, 06:40:49 PM »
Recommended food pairing: potted meat and a nice rhubarb salad. Or anything that tastes better coming back up
That is an even better part to the review. I'll have to remember this when someone asks me to try this "brew"

I think you all know a helluva lot more about sake than I do. We like the cheap stuff heated and the show chiko bai o mentioned earlier, but normally we don't try the more expensive stuff because we know nothing about them. Maybe I'll learn somethin here

Equipment and Software / Re: Grain mills
« on: May 25, 2016, 12:11:07 PM »
I have a cereal killer 2 roller and have had no issues with it. It is the first mill I have owned and I like that it is adjustable. My LHBS has a MM3 and I always got good crush from that as well, but had no control over gap settings. Having an adjustable mill allowed me to get what I wanted, and I really have not adjusted in the last almost 2 years. I seriously looked at the JSP after hearing so much good about it on here, but found a deal on the cereal killer for $99 shipped: tough to pass up as a first time mill buyer. Only wish would be for a bigger hopper, but whenever I get around to it, I can work something up for it. The 7 pound hopper is working great for the 3.5 gallon batches I have made so far this year down from years past when I always made 5-6 gallon batches

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