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Messages - Thirsty_Monk

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Czech Pils on Sunday morning. 
You go "Czech Pils"!!

1517
The Pub / Re: Beer Robot Fridge with and app for that...
« on: December 30, 2010, 06:42:14 PM »
But his choice in beer... awful.
I agree with that.

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The Pub / Re: Domino
« on: December 30, 2010, 06:31:02 PM »

How much time do you think it took them to line those bottles up....not to mention the false starts.  ;)

And that was all for one drink of beer at the end.
Shall we say dedication?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Some basic knowledge help, please.
« on: December 30, 2010, 06:13:29 PM »
I'm on board with the need to keep the sparge water pH right, but I've heard Gordon comment strongly on temperature too.  I personally don't exceed 170F with my sparge water in addition to acidifying to under 6.0

Regarding 170F magic number. Czech brewers regularly sparge at 172F (convert to the C on your own).

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Decoction vs Melanoidin Malt Question(s)
« on: December 30, 2010, 06:07:40 PM »
I've tasted melanoidin on its own, in a steeped and boiled sample.  Not impressed.  Some aroma and flavor but not much.  Dextrinous, kind of yucch really.  I'll never use it again.  Dark Munich has way more flavor and aroma.

I also had NOT positive experience with Melanoidin malt.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Filter Advice
« on: December 29, 2010, 07:58:50 AM »

That's what I use.  I generally add it to a cup or so of warmed beer instead of water because I don't want to dilute my beer any more than necessary.

How much do you put in for a five-gallon batch? one sheet?

1/2 of the pack.
If you have a gram scale (like everybody should have) use 3 grams for 5 gal.

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Equipment and Software / Re: wort aeration with perforated pipe
« on: December 29, 2010, 07:55:06 AM »
I have toured Slovak Brewery that was aerating in line with clean (sanitise) air.

I think trick to it is to have air mixed with wort in line.
Longer line (tube) you have more time it has to mix.

Sprayer is just as an insurance in my opinion.

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Equipment and Software / Re: wort aeration with perforated pipe
« on: December 28, 2010, 09:32:55 PM »
I do not have DO meter so I do not know what my O2 levels are.
I aerate  with similar method in the transfer to the fermentor.
I have about 4 ft 3/8 clear tubing with pinhole on the BK end.
Pinhole allows air to be sucked to the tubing that mixes with passing by wort in the transfer.
On fermenter end I have a wort Sprayer like this:

I have fermented 1066 beers with no problem.
What I mean with "no problem" is 2 week fermentation and about 1014-1016 FG.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: WY2124 at ale temps
« on: December 28, 2010, 09:11:32 PM »
I have used the 2124 a couple of times for ale.  The latest was a 1554 Clone.  It always seems to embark a slight Belgian, fruity flavor to the ale.  Not much and not objectionable, but I am not the biggest fan of a Belgian beers.
What temp did you ferment it at?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: WY2124 at ale temps
« on: December 28, 2010, 07:29:58 PM »
Define "well".  It will ferment just fine, but it will be very fruity and not "lager-like".
This is interesting idea.
I should try it.
I am fermenting with 2124 now.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: I now know what 'vigorous fermentation' means
« on: December 28, 2010, 07:26:15 PM »
I have "painted" the ceiling before in a closet after forgeting to take off the airlock and put on a blow off hose.
You know you might be a homebrewer if.... you've mopped the ceiling. Badumpbump.
Funny.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Filter Advice
« on: December 28, 2010, 07:21:27 PM »
I have a purchased plate filter about 2 years ago and ... never used it so far.
So there you go.

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you shoulod consider using one keg as a bright tank. Cut the dip tube about 1/2 inch, fine with gelatin and then lager for 1-2 weeks. Then rack into new keg via jumper. Works well for sediment free beer.

I do what majorvices suggested.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: pH check
« on: December 28, 2010, 07:06:28 PM »
And what's considered room temp?  65?  70?  75?
That would be 65F here in Wisconsin  :D

I apologise in advance.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2011 Brewing Goals
« on: December 27, 2010, 07:47:42 PM »
Brew more then just two beers over and over.
I mean it was interesting experience but it is getting old to drink the same beer :)

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The Pub / Domino
« on: December 26, 2010, 09:13:29 PM »

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