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Beer Recipes / Re: Kolsch
« on: May 22, 2012, 12:34:58 PM »
2 weeks lagering is plenty, jusT sayin'.

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Beer Recipes / Farmhouse Ale help
« on: May 22, 2012, 06:31:33 AM »
My bad, I thought he had cara vienna and cara Munich. I see now its Munich.

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Beer Recipes / Farmhouse Ale help
« on: May 22, 2012, 05:54:23 AM »
Is this for five gallons? That seems like an awful lot of crystal malt. It's gonna be sweet for the style.

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Wood/Casks / Wine barrel aged beer
« on: May 22, 2012, 04:23:27 AM »
Well, I believe our bbls were treated with this type of bacteria. Tastes awesome in saison, not sure you would want it in other styles though.

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Wood/Casks / Wine barrel aged beer
« on: May 21, 2012, 08:06:24 PM »
FYI, I hear there is a type of bacteria that is added white wine bbls that produces a malolactic acid IIRC correctly.  I recently added some very dry saison to some white wine bbls and the beer did continue to ferment in the bbls. I have no idea how accurate this info is. I tried to do some Internet research but could not find anything.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Starters?
« on: May 21, 2012, 09:10:53 AM »
and if you can,mourns the starter fermentation.
come again?

Damn, that was some crazy auto correct!  :o I meant to say if possible, aerate the starter during fermentation.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Starters?
« on: May 21, 2012, 07:00:08 AM »
You will want to get a yeast nutrient hat is fortified with zinc. The white labs and wyeast nutrients are both good, i wouldnt waste my money of the servo from White Labs though, just the regular nutrient. You also want to aerate the starter well, and if you can,mourns the starter fermentation.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Starters?
« on: May 20, 2012, 08:38:46 PM »
I used jamil's yeast starter page for  a while but later found www.yeastcalc.com and it really helped me with stepping up to a larger starter for larger batch sizes.  Also it will tell you how much dry extract for the starter size you desire

Nice! Never saw that but looks great - thanks!

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The Pub / Re: Replacing old tub - can I do this?
« on: May 20, 2012, 08:06:13 PM »
FWIW my hands are like 80 grit sandpaper. No carpet, all hardwood. *snicker*

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The Pub / Re: Replacing old tub - can I do this?
« on: May 20, 2012, 04:16:44 PM »
Dude, forget that mess, and just get it reglazed. Its a fraction of the cost as a new one, and looks brand new when done.

If you do decide to pull it out, go with the sledge hammer, and wear safety goggles. (myself, I wear safety goggles 24 / 7, no matter where I go. Never can be to careful) you'll need to tear your existing surround or tile down, and replace with green board, or ideally, Durock. Be prepared to do some framing also, as you will most likely have to make some modifications to get the new fiberglass tub in, even if the advertised dimensions are the same as the old. And, if you have a cast iron tub, I'm sure you have a least some cast iron plumbing. You'll probably end up tearing some of your floor up too. If you have a few skills, and a BFH (big f***king hammer) you can do it. But I would seriously look at reglazing it. Heck, it might even work out better for you just to fly me down there and let me do the work in exchange for beer and an erotic massage.

I'm not sure there are any reputable massage parlors down here but I'll star looking tomorrow. ;D

Reglazing ... I'll look into that. Can you reglaze and change the color? The woman who owned this house before me was a lesbian doctor and she had some .... Interesting color choices. Maybe she does massages, I'll am her.

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The Pub / Re: Replacing old tub - can I do this?
« on: May 20, 2012, 08:19:18 AM »
The tub is some type of acrylic or apoxy. I guess I just need to start by taking it out. Demolition probably won't be my biggest problem.

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The Pub / Replacing old tub - can I do this?
« on: May 20, 2012, 07:54:44 AM »
I am not a very good home fix-up guy, but I also was quoted $5K to replace the old, cracked tub in my bathroom. I can do tile and I can handle a little plumbing or pay a pro, but I have no idea how to remove, let alone instal, a tub. Anyone ever do this before?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Mixing Lager Yeasts - Pros and Cons
« on: May 18, 2012, 02:46:06 PM »
Denny & Major, I hear ya. There might be nothing to gain in the end at all. Ehhh, saying that I did it...that doesnt matter either I suppose. I do really like the feedback though. It is always appreciated when seasoned veterans are approachable and active in this community. Cheers to that for sure! Once again - thanks for the replies. It is about a week into fermentation @ 48 degrees, in a couple of weeks I will know the outcome.

are you saying Denny and Major are old? well, Denny, okay I'll give you Denny but Major still has lots of life in him.

+1

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Mixing Lager Yeasts - Pros and Cons
« on: May 18, 2012, 10:30:28 AM »
Normally when you blend yeast you are going for the flavor characteristics of one and the attenuation of the other.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: German Ale yeast for a Robust Porter?
« on: May 18, 2012, 10:27:51 AM »
Half will be plenty.

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