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All Grain Brewing / Re: Fire!
« on: August 31, 2010, 11:46:09 AM »

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Fire!
« on: August 31, 2010, 10:53:47 AM »
Mine are actually for high pressure tanks. Are you using LP natural gas?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: rice hull percentage
« on: August 31, 2010, 10:48:23 AM »

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: WLP 008 / Krausen will not collapse
« on: August 31, 2010, 10:36:02 AM »
No. Like I said, it is actually quite common for many yeast. Specifically low flocculating, top cropping type yeast. I would be way more concerned about your fermentation temperature. There are inexpensive ways to maintain a cool, steady temperature even during the summer. Consider rigging up a swamp cooler. The extra volume of water will help regulate a more constant fermentation temp. For most beers, any fermentation temp over 68-70 - 72 at the highest, can cause off flavors.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: WLP 008 / Krausen will not collapse
« on: August 31, 2010, 07:24:30 AM »
I've never use dthis strain that I recal, but a lot of strains (especially German Strains) can leave krausen on the top for several days, even weeks after fermentation is finished. Nothing to worry about, just low floccing strains. Have you taken a gravity reading yet? That's the tool you need to rely on to see if fermentation is finished.

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The Pub / Re: need a favor - hop photography
« on: August 31, 2010, 05:35:15 AM »
Thanks for the help guys. I think I have something to work with now.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: California Lager Yeast not working?
« on: August 31, 2010, 05:13:52 AM »
Sounds like you didn't make a starter, which could be why you are having such a long lag. Be warned that a smack pack or vial only has enough cells to "properly" ferment a 1.040 ale, and that is assuming the yeast is extremely fresh (say 90% viable). If your yeast is even close to the exp. date it may only be about 20% viable. Simply said, you will have better beer and more control over your lag time if you make a starter for every beer.

That said, if you are in a bucket you should pop the lid to see if you have activity. Bucket seals can leak and bubbles are not a very good indicator of fermentation.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Can't Get Temp Down
« on: August 31, 2010, 05:09:05 AM »
You are going to be simply amazed at how much better the beer tastes when you get the temps down into the proper range - and how much better your head feels the next day. As Euge says - those fusels will split your skull!

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The Pub / Re: need a favor - hop photography
« on: August 30, 2010, 10:39:20 AM »
I'll PM you my email address. Thanks!

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The Pub / Re: need a favor - hop photography
« on: August 30, 2010, 10:34:13 AM »
At this point whatever you can get me would be appreciated. Preferably close up detail. If you can get them on the vine that will be great. And if you can get another after they are harvested I'd like to look at that too. Don't go out of your way to harvest them before you have the time, though. And thanks!

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The Pub / Re: need a favor - hop photography
« on: August 30, 2010, 10:26:08 AM »
Thanks guys but, like I said above, I need higher resolution than web.

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The Pub / Re: need a favor - hop photography
« on: August 30, 2010, 09:40:01 AM »
I have about 75 lbs of hops at the brewery right now. Problem is they are all pellets. I think I will search through some magazines. I can probably find something there.

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The Pub / Re: need a favor - hop photography
« on: August 30, 2010, 09:27:59 AM »
I might could use that, not exactly what I was looking for though. Need it for a background, so I was hoping a pile of hops or something..

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The Pub / Re: need a favor - hop photography
« on: August 30, 2010, 09:09:10 AM »
Dude .... yeah. I need a high res image not a 72 dpi web image. This is for print. That said, I forgive you for not being a graphic designer.  ;)

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The Pub / need a favor - hop photography
« on: August 30, 2010, 07:48:29 AM »
I am trying to design a label for my IPA and I need a good picture of either a hop bine, hop cone, or a hand full/pile of fresh hops. Due to the heat wave my hops did terrible this year (that and fact I didn't water them - oops.)

Any help would be appreciated.

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