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Beer Recipes / Re: Did I miss the style?
« on: September 03, 2016, 05:42:41 AM »
I don't think the BUs are out of range. Styles too often kill creativity. Books like "BCS" are the harbinger of doom to delicious beers. What fun is it if all your beers taste the same? I just don't get it.

Obviously there are things that DON'T belong in beer (like pumpkin spice ;) ) but brewing is about having fun. Not glamming to styles. IMO.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Did I miss the style?
« on: September 02, 2016, 03:14:38 PM »
It's not how I would probably design my recipe but I don't see anything that strikes me as not making a good beer. Tell your homebrewer friend to STFU and RDWHAHB.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: My New Brewery
« on: September 02, 2016, 03:11:21 PM »
Where will the glycol system go?

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Equipment and Software / Re: Fermenter Recommendations
« on: August 29, 2016, 06:54:17 PM »
Glycol jacketed stainless conical. ;)

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Ingredients / Re: Fruit puree in primary or secondary
« on: August 29, 2016, 06:52:45 PM »
I guess my biggest concern is that you are going to have double the mess when you rack (yeast cake and fruit). I have had to use a tertiary vessel a few times with fruit because the fruit doesn't settle out like yeast and hops do usually.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Carbonation for Lagers
« on: August 29, 2016, 02:43:26 PM »
I go 3.4!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: All grain hybrid brew??
« on: August 29, 2016, 02:42:25 PM »
This is exactly what Budweisser does. That said, theoretically you may be breaking colloidal bonds and affecting mouth feel and body.

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Beer Recipes / Re: wet hop ale - why not boil wet hops?
« on: August 28, 2016, 10:35:19 AM »
I said all that and yet filled two firkins with "wet" hops picked from my  biz partners bines then make 8 gallons of "wet" hop IPA that had all the "wet" hops added at flame out (and some CTZ pellets @ 60 for bittering.) I'm not going to be super interested in drinking them but there will be folks out there who will be.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: How are my odds looking?
« on: August 27, 2016, 08:36:11 AM »
Do yourself a favor and find a place that just swaps out the tanks. Don't get all hung up on how they look. An old steel tank holds co2 just as well as a new aluminum one (granted the aluminum ones are lighter.) If you have a 5 lb tank you will be hard pressed to find a steel 5lb tank anyway. Surely there is a Sexton or other gas supply place near you that will swap tanks. Way better than waiting for them to be filled. And, these places will usually sell you a used tank for cheap.

Yup.  I even got "lucky" once and they swapped out my 15lb steel tank for an aluminum one since they had no steel in stock. Lighter is nicer on the bigger tanks, but as far as looks you only look at it when you're hauling it in to get it refilled.

And if you swap em out fast enough and keep your eye on the date you will never get the surprise extra charge when the tank seal expires.

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Ingredients / Re: Fruit puree in primary or secondary
« on: August 27, 2016, 08:28:34 AM »
Fruiting in secondary glass carboys is probably the only thing I use glass carboys for any longer aside from small batch souring. If you have co2 you can purge the secondary but if you can't and you rack carefully the yeast will scavenge most of the o2.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: How are my odds looking?
« on: August 27, 2016, 05:07:48 AM »
Do yourself a favor and find a place that just swaps out the tanks. Don't get all hung up on how they look. An old steel tank holds co2 just as well as a new aluminum one (granted the aluminum ones are lighter.) If you have a 5 lb tank you will be hard pressed to find a steel 5lb tank anyway. Surely there is a Sexton or other gas supply place near you that will swap tanks. Way better than waiting for them to be filled. And, these places will usually sell you a used tank for cheap.

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Ingredients / Re: Flavor Hops Timing
« on: August 27, 2016, 04:44:29 AM »
Sounds like he (homebrew store guy) is suggesting some type of modified FWH, and the science behind FWH is debatable at best (anecdotal evidence aside). During the WP you will certainly have alpha acid utilization (added bitterness) and some of the more volatile hop oils will go up with the steam. But with homebrewing you have the ability to start chilling immediately after flame out and during the WP if you have the right equipment so you can end the hop utilization almost immediately (one of the reasons I like an IC here, and think that plate chillers do homebrewers a disservice). In fact, you have lots of ways to play here. You could add your flavor hops at WP and WP for 10-20 minutes, then start you chilling process and get the wort under 160 degrees (the temp where the alpha acids are not able to be utilized as well) and add your aroma hops.

This is a vast playground and there are lots of tools you can use here including the suggestion from your homebrew store guy, though not sure about the "take them out" part.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: How are my odds looking?
« on: August 25, 2016, 04:48:59 AM »
Tough call. This is why it's a good idea to have a spare tank.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Why no home brew TV shows?
« on: August 22, 2016, 06:53:51 PM »
As mch as I love brewing I honestly can't think of anything more boring to watch on TV.

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Beer Recipes / Re: wet hop ale - why not boil wet hops?
« on: August 22, 2016, 04:30:57 PM »
Personally, I do not like the vegal-like chlorophyll-ish flavors associated with wet hop beers. I imagine boiling them would increase those (to my palate) unpleasant flavors.

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