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Ingredients / Re: Spalter on HopsDirect ?
« on: February 09, 2011, 09:23:06 PM »
To my opinion Pallets vs. leaf/flower is matter of personal preference. 

Ingredients / Re: CDA Carafa Special Use
« on: February 09, 2011, 09:20:10 PM »
The decision to add Carafa at the beginning or end of the mash can be partially answered by looking at your water.  If your brewing water has moderate to high alkalinity, I would recommend adding it at the beginning to help consume the alkalinity.  If the brewing water is low alkalinity (like RO, DI, or rainwater) then you should delay adding the carafa until the end.   

Not sure if I fallow the argument.
I add Carafa Special at the end of the mash if I want to minimize roasted notes.
I adjust water to to mash in Pre Carafa SRM.
It appears to be working pretty good.

Equipment and Software / Re: My arm got tired......
« on: February 09, 2011, 04:03:18 PM »
Nice job.
Way to go.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/4 Edition
« on: February 06, 2011, 08:27:22 PM »
I brewed another Bohemian Pilsner

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Cal Lager for Light Lagers- Hmm, not so sure.
« on: February 04, 2011, 08:06:47 PM »
I used Cal Lager yeast in Cal Common as well as dark beer.
I have to say first I was hesitant but I got good results.
That was at 60F fermentation temp.
Now I am quite fond of that yeast.

I also agree if you want German lager use German yeast.
If you want Czech Lager, use Czech yeast.

Equipment and Software / Re: PID and parts needed
« on: February 04, 2011, 07:39:42 PM »
hiphophead go to HomeBrewTalk forum.
There is a plenty of info abut electric brewing.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Software
« on: February 01, 2011, 03:45:12 PM »

Oh did I say ProMash?

The Pub / Re: How Beer Saved the World
« on: January 31, 2011, 09:34:35 PM »
I watched it.
It was entertaining.

One quote was "Lager beer has to be brewed cold"
And how true is that.

Next time I brew lager I will make sure that my boil is cold 212F instead if hot 212F.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Filtration.....
« on: January 31, 2011, 08:48:57 PM »
Was beer carbonated when you filter?

Ingredients / Re: Biofine Clear
« on: January 31, 2011, 08:46:01 PM »
I read this on Probrewer.
Dosing goes somewhere around 1 ml per 1 gal or
it would be 5 ml per 5 gal.

I see from the feedback that not a lot of people are using it.

Equipment and Software / Re: Mill motor
« on: January 31, 2011, 08:38:19 PM »
I am interested.
I think I will be buying the same stuff what you did.

Equipment and Software / Re: New brew kettles
« on: January 31, 2011, 08:37:02 PM »
Thank you for the input.
 I did consider that option from beginning but now I do have schematic to use one PID to control all the elements in the kettle and another PID to control all elements in the HLT.
I have to get a different breaker box then what I have right now.
I think we are getting close but there is still a lot of work to be done.

The Pub / Re: Babalu
« on: January 29, 2011, 09:42:53 PM »
Great news.
So when is first post coming?

The Pub / Re: ND could allow homebrewers to sell
« on: January 29, 2011, 09:40:52 PM »
Licensing in WI is not expensive. It is $20 for two years. But on the other hand there is a law that municipality can collect tax on personal property in leased building.

Anyway you look at it there is money going out of your pocket. You need to make and sell enough beer to cover the expenses and 10 gal rig might not cut it.

Tubercle brews a new batch, racks existing finished beer into the keg, scoops out ~2/3 of the trub and then fills the fementer. No problems so far.

  Plus there is the Frankenyeast that has been going for about a decade now. It lives in a quart jar in the fridge. It is let out every once in a while to play.

Did you name your yeast?
If not could I suggest Herman?

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