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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Kosher Hops
« on: February 07, 2010, 07:03:59 PM »
Let it see.
Is it in English?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: so the debate is
« on: February 07, 2010, 11:42:49 AM »
I would say fermentation control now.

But when I made my switch I went to All grain first with round cooler and false bottom and then temp control.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: what should i buy with my tax return
« on: February 06, 2010, 09:30:26 AM »
I would go keging before going all grain.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Lagering issues
« on: February 05, 2010, 06:28:02 PM »
For 5 gal of 1050 lager yeast you need to make 4 liter starter or 200ml of viable slurry sounds about right.

I do not have proof of this but I would say that autolysis at 31F is in much slower rate then at 68F.
You should be able to ferment every beer in 2 weeks or less.
If not, you did not pitched enough yeast or fermenting too cold for particular strain.

4 weeks old slurry is a border line.
It is a judgment call and check with Mr Malty if you would have enough viable slurry.

Beer Recipes / Re: Dortmunder Export
« on: February 05, 2010, 06:17:12 PM »
I see.
I know some people REALLY like Carastan malt but I never brewed with it.

Thank you.

All Things Food / Re: Ethnic Cooking
« on: February 05, 2010, 01:41:07 PM »
I will have to have a couple of beers before I look at this thread again  ;D

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Lagering issues
« on: February 05, 2010, 01:34:49 PM »
As long as you do not see any mold or it is not sour it should be O.K.
If you did not pitched new yeast yet, you could rack it off the dead yeast.
Do not toss it.
If your gravity is that high you could oxygenate it before you pitch new yeast.

My advice is to brew another beer, have a enough of healthy yeast.
You said you already have temp control fridge so make the most out of it.

All Things Food / Re: Ethnic Cooking
« on: February 05, 2010, 11:44:06 AM »

 :o  :o  :o

It's aliiiivvvvve!!!!


WOW this is too much National Geographic for me!!!

Beer Recipes / Re: Anyone have a Spaten Oktoberfest recipe?
« on: February 05, 2010, 11:17:08 AM »
OG 1052 - 1055
55% pilsner, 40% Munich, 5%CaraMunich II,
22 IBU nobel hops (Hallataur or Tetnenger)
Step Mash
143 30 min,
160 30 min
Mash out
90 min boil
German Lager yeast WLP830/ WLP838...
Pitch enough yeast at 46F
Ferment at 48 for first week
then raise temp 2F each day till 56F-58F.
No D-rest needed.
Lager for 4 weeks.
Carbonate to 2.5 volumes.

Drink at 45F - 48F and enjoy.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Beer Wars Movie
« on: February 05, 2010, 11:07:59 AM »
I just wanted to let everyone know that my film BEER WARS is now available (almost) everywhere.

It is a good movie that I really enjoyed.
Thank you

Is Michael Jackson (beer hunter) movie coming next?

Homebrew Clubs / Re: Clubs in Wisconsin
« on: February 05, 2010, 09:48:40 AM »

I am curious if there are any clubs around Madison, Wisconsin. 
I belong to Menomonie Homebrewers club.
You are more them welcome to participate if you do not mind that we are 200 miles away.

Beer Recipes / Re: Dortmunder Export
« on: February 05, 2010, 09:39:31 AM »
Here it is, the recipe. Not mine but the NB World wide Lager. 11 gallons
  2.5     0.50 lbs. Carastan Malt (CaraMalt Simps Great Britian  1.035     34

Could you substitute  34L Carastan with 34L CaraMunich I ?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: what are the
« on: February 05, 2010, 09:31:00 AM »
Step 1)  Get a burner and large brewpot (around 10 gal) to do full-wort boils.   Keep doing extract batches so you can get the other parts of your process nailed.

I agree with dontblake

1) sanitation
-- good cleaning and sanitation process
2) fermentation
-- pitch enough yeast (starters and repitching)
-- temp controlled fermentation (fridge/freezer +temp controller)
3) kegging
4) all grain
-- full boil pot (for 5 gal batches 10 gal pot)
-- wort chiller (hope you already have that)
-- cooler with false bottom/ss braid/manifold ... (that is beginning)
-- brewing software (that will tell you your strike temp and water amount)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Kosher Hops
« on: February 05, 2010, 09:18:10 AM »
How about whole flower hops. Would that be O.K.?

If there is a shortage of water someone claimed that for each gallon of beer you use 8 gallons of water (cooling, cleaning....).
Do you think that this is still interesting business proposition?

Equipment and Software / Re: Fermenter geometry?
« on: February 04, 2010, 05:18:24 PM »
I am somehow skeptical of BYO scientific experiments.  :-\

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