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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Started washing my yeast...
« on: August 04, 2011, 03:44:00 PM »
I'm in the "no rinse" camp. Tried it, not really worth the trouble. I'm with Blatz though - I carry very little trub over and dump the trub I do carry over from the conical. That said, I have repitched from Carboys with fine results as well - no rinsing.

One thing to consider is that the more you handle the yeast the more contaminants it picks up. I try to handle my yeast as little as possible.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Broke a carboy,.... salvage the beer?
« on: August 04, 2011, 03:36:37 PM »


I really like kegs for long term storage as opposed to carboys.  That way, they're dual purpose.

+1 - you can't beat purgeable/pressurizable stainless for long term storage. You can beat the hell out of glass. In fact, I don't recommend glass for long term storage. Unless maybe it's a capped bottle.

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Ingredients / Re: Best Low Cohumulone Hops
« on: August 04, 2011, 07:18:56 AM »
I guess I have old information
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Ahtanum. Used for its aromatic properties and moderate bittering.. Aroma/bittering. Has much lower co-humulone than Cascade, so should be less harsh..

Looking at the hop dada base it is basically the same as cascade.  Don't care for Ahtanum much anyway.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Wheat, Octoberfest, Ale?
« on: August 04, 2011, 06:05:36 AM »
What is chimay yeast.

WLP500, but I would recommend a good wheat beer yeast just to be safe. WLP300 is what I normally use for dunkelweiss. It has a nice banana balance. I'll admit I am not a fan of WB06. Too tart for my tastes. That said, I would consider trying it again, maybe warmer temps to see if I like it better.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Broke a carboy,.... salvage the beer?
« on: August 04, 2011, 05:53:39 AM »
Do yourself a favor and move away from glass. I was very stubborn about not giving up my carboys - heck, I had 8 of them at one time. But a few months ago I got some better bottles and started using them and not only are they much lighter and easier to move than carboys, they come clean easier too. I won't say I'll never use a carboy again but for most of my homebrew batches I use the better bottles.

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The Pub / Re: Done. Passed.
« on: August 03, 2011, 06:12:25 PM »
Congrats Tom!

Education is the best provision for old age.  ~Aristotle  ;)


That's not the only thing that guy said that was wrong, either.  ;)

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Beer Recipes / Re: Sorachi Ace Saison, feedback time!
« on: August 03, 2011, 03:45:09 PM »
I'd just go with the honey raw. Its a saison, a little "wildness" won't hurt the beer.  ;) Seriously the yeast will out compete anything in the honey and dry the beer out so thoroughly that nothing will have a chance to compete.

Good job dropping the honey malt.  ;)

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Beer Recipes / Re: Wheat, Octoberfest, Ale?
« on: August 03, 2011, 03:20:43 PM »
After doing some reading I have discovered what I have here is a dunkelwiezen.

Not with US-05 your not.

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The Pub / Re: Done. Passed.
« on: August 03, 2011, 03:15:27 PM »
Congrats. I wasn't going to have a beer tonight, but this calls for a celebration! Gonna hit the taps now!  :) (thanks for the excuse!)

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Ingredients / Re: Yeast for a Biere de Garde?
« on: August 03, 2011, 03:12:37 PM »
US-05 would be your best bet for dry yeast IMO. Definitely not nottingham. That said, I'd give it until tomorrow and see what your liquid yeast has done.

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Ingredients / Re: Best Low Cohumulone Hops
« on: August 03, 2011, 03:09:42 PM »
Ahtanum is supposed to be a low co-humulone version of cascade. I've used it in a few side, experimental beers.

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Ingredients / Re: Lime zest causing a stalled fermentation?
« on: August 03, 2011, 03:06:45 PM »
I use Lime Leaves for what is becoming my flagship beer and once or twice I have subbed in lime zest when the leaves were impossible to come by (I used key limes) and I never had a stalled fermentation. Shouldn't affect pH much unless you are adding a friggin' ton of lime zest. My guess is what Euge suggests - you racked too early. Never rack a beer until the beer is where you want it to be attenuation wise.

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The Pub / Re: What is Your Favorite Time of Day?
« on: August 02, 2011, 07:52:11 PM »
I'm a morning guy. I like the first cup of coffee on the back porch with the dogs. Second cup too. Then a long walk. especially during the fall or early spring.

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The Pub / Re: Working on finances
« on: August 02, 2011, 07:50:06 PM »
Besides, a commute through the city at 30mph on a motorcycle isn't dangerous; falling off at that speed would be fun at best, annoying at worst, a hospital trip for a broken arm if you're spectacularly bad at this.  Wear your helmet, leathers/mesh, boots, and gloves.


Would you stop talking out your @ss about motorcycles.
I along with the world watched a racer die on live tv when he crashed and was hit by the bike ( Assen,NL), care to guess how fast he was going? less than 30mph.

Its not the speed but how fast your body/brain stops that matters:

The 3 impacts of every crash:
Vehicle impact >> body impact >> organ impact


example> falling at 115mph but sliding/rolling for a 100ft before stopping vs 30mph and stopping within a few ft, the later will always suffer more injuries.

I agree, but there are certain things motorcycles are better at than cars, such as stopping (assuming you know how to do so correctly) and avoidance (assuming you are a competent rider). People should still remember that car accidents kill people too. That said, obviously motorcycles are more dangerous. Worth it, though, if you don't kill yourself.  :)

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