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The Pub / Re: SABMeantime
« on: May 15, 2015, 08:38:37 AM »
That is a great perspective Jeff

Beer Recipes / Re: Session Czech lager
« on: May 15, 2015, 08:08:20 AM »
It dies look like a great summer brew

Equipment and Software / Re: Volume in my Kettle
« on: May 14, 2015, 04:19:26 PM »
Thanks ken, now I'm pissed at the manufacturer again
Now that I see you run the math, I realize I'm the dumb#$%. Half of my diameter is 7.75, not 7.25. And to think I think of myself as a math guy! Plugging that into the formula gives me a volume of roughly 15.42 gallons, so its as advertised. Think with a little ferm cap I will still be good to go as long as I keep a watchful eye on it. Thanks again.

Equipment and Software / Volume in my Kettle
« on: May 14, 2015, 01:52:24 PM »
So some googling tells me the volume surrounded by a cylinder = pi*r2*H. When I plug manufacturer's specs for my kettle into this equation, I get roughly 3.14*64*19.2 from the formula here:
and this says it equals 16.7gallons in my kettle. My main issue is that when I measure the interior dimensions of the kettle, I get a radius of 7.25" and total height of let's call it 18 7/8". Plugging these measurements into the formula yields a volume of just under 13.5 gallons. This kettle was marketed through kickstarter as a 15 gallon kettle, so I am wondering if my math is off somewhere. I have weighed water by the gallon (8.35#/gallon) as I have filled the kettle with strike water and the volume never matches the manufacturer's etchings on the inside. My measurements were made with what I take to be an accurate tape measure. the reason this all matters is that this weekend, I have my first 10 gallon batch planned that will require 12.5 boil volume or adjust with top off water. If I actually have the 16.7 gallons, I am not concerned, but if I only have roughly 13.5-14 gallons inside, I am very concerned. can anyone help me trouble shoot the math to ease my mind? I know Mark had a formula posted in a thread somewhere that would help me here, but it was not specifically a kettle volume thread, so I'm having trouble narrowing down search results. Very long winded I know, but can anyone help me?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Express Brewing
« on: May 14, 2015, 12:13:18 PM »
I mean I would never have guessed they had a special name for them

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Express Brewing
« on: May 14, 2015, 12:06:16 PM »
Thanks Amanda, forgot about how to Google momentarily
Easier than me saying 'it's the thing that bitters or hot sauce usually get packaged in'. Which isn't too terribly descriptive. ;)
Yeah, to me they are just a bottle

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Express Brewing
« on: May 14, 2015, 11:05:22 AM »
Thanks Amanda, forgot about how to Google momentarily

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Express Brewing
« on: May 14, 2015, 10:16:29 AM »
Sorry, a woozy bottle is...?

Beer Recipes / Re: Hoppiness The Destroyer IIPA
« on: May 14, 2015, 08:24:17 AM »
Speaking of drying it out, isn't that mash temp a bit high for a DIPA? I think you would want more around 148-150 for some more dryness, but I've only made 1 DIPA, and it was from a kit: I just blindly followed the directions

Beer Recipes / Re: American Lite Lager!!!
« on: May 14, 2015, 08:18:40 AM »
I brew Pro-Prohibition Pilsner (Pre-Pro Pils) for my non-craft beer drinking family members. Pre-Pro Pils is light enough for the BMC crowd and tasty enough for the craft beer crowd.  My usual grist is 20% maize/80% American 2-row.  My hop of choice for Pro-Pro Pils is Liberty.
Mark, what yeast are you using when you make this? Something we can find commercially or something a little more special from your bank?

Thanks a lot, a real cool look at how what we use is made, could wind up on TV's "How its Made"

Thanks Ken, I have one on the calendar later in the year that I've seen you post before. Pils, melanoiden, and a bit of something else. I don't have it in front of me but it's in beersmith w your name on it

Loved it the first time Jon, but this will be my first 10g batch and no pumps. Gonna have to rig up some sort of gravity system on the fly to make it work and not kill my back,

I will be brewing another 10g of Ron "Bluesman's" Ringler Pilsner from the wiki. 18.25# Avangard Pilsner, bittered with Mittelfrueh (I think the real deal) and finished with domestic  "Hallertauer" cause that's what I have left. Again going to split half w 830, half w 833. I loved the 830 and SWMBO loved the 833. The first batch hit 4 weeks lagering last weekend and there are only 8 12oz bottles left. Just put together starters for the brew, as the vials were not nearly as fresh as I would have liked:2&3 months old. Starting with 1L @1.034 each, stepping up as big as I can after that. Picture of the "twins" below

Congrats brewday and the saison looks nice

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