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My last batch came in low.  It's sitting in the fermenter right now.

I know I can add sugar to bring the gravity up to where I want it.

Can I add DME to the fermenter?

I've added sugar straight in and am thinking of doing the same with DME.

Thoughts?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: US 05?
« on: May 15, 2014, 11:38:23 AM »
I always have a copy packets of that handy in the fridge.

Me, too.  Grabbed a couple fresh packs for some brewing I have planned this weekend and realized I already have four packs in the fridge.  And a starter of 1056 going.

One batch will get the 1056, one the 05.  I'll see if I can taste a difference.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: US 05?
« on: May 15, 2014, 11:34:37 AM »
To my knowledge, yes.  You can use US-05 (I think they now call it S-05), 1056 and 001 interchangeably.

There are subtle differences, but they all came from the same source.

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The Pub / Re: Turning Scottish?
« on: May 15, 2014, 09:49:35 AM »

I bought some sweat pant shorts a few years ago.  Awful concept.  I might still have them.  They are actually heavier material than most of my sweat pants.


Yeah, I've got some too and barely ever wore them. Dumb concept - extra warm shorts.

They looked insanely comfortable, though.

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The Pub / Re: Turning Scottish?
« on: May 15, 2014, 09:33:34 AM »
Buy a kilt. they are the single most comfortably piece of clothing a man can own that is generally accepted by 'mainstream' society.
Sweat pants, Mort.  Though I guess that's climate dependent.

yeah, 110*f and sweat pants, you find out why they are called SWEAT pants.

I bought some sweat pant shorts a few years ago.  Awful concept.  I might still have them.  They are actually heavier material than most of my sweat pants.

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The Pub / Re: Turning Scottish?
« on: May 15, 2014, 09:21:27 AM »
Buy a kilt. they are the single most comfortably piece of clothing a man can own that is generally accepted by 'mainstream' society.

Sweat pants, Mort.  Though I guess that's climate dependent.

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Ingredients / Re: Brown Malt
« on: May 13, 2014, 03:00:28 PM »
No link, but when I was going through old Zymurgy's last week it popped out at me. 

5 Gallons
14 lb two row
1 lb carastan
1 lb 120 L crystal
0.5 lb chocolate
0.5 lb brown makt
0.25 lb roast barley
2.0 oz Cluster (7%) 60 minutes
1.0 oz Northern Brewer (9%) 2 min
1.0 oz Centennial (10.5%) 2 min
American or California ale yeast

We'll see how it turns out.

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Ingredients / Re: Brown Malt
« on: May 13, 2014, 11:51:48 AM »
Well, I've order a pound of Crisp Brown Malt.  I'll brew per the recipe and let you know what I think.

Old Rasputin is a favorite, so if I can come close it will be dangerous.  And then I'll need to oak age it...

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Pin lock to ball lock conversion
« on: May 13, 2014, 11:20:05 AM »
Weird.  I thought I posted back, but it didn't appear.

I've got a bunch of ball lock kegs, but all my fittings are flare fittings.  So I could go either way.

The $10 conversion kit makes it tempting (as opposed to a $25 kit) but I think I'll just get the pin lock disconnects.

do that and if a friend wants to bring a pin lock keg over to share you're all set.

You're assuming I have friends...

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Pin lock to ball lock conversion
« on: May 13, 2014, 10:11:18 AM »
Weird.  I thought I posted back, but it didn't appear.

I've got a bunch of ball lock kegs, but all my fittings are flare fittings.  So I could go either way.

The $10 conversion kit makes it tempting (as opposed to a $25 kit) but I think I'll just get the pin lock disconnects.

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Ingredients / Re: Brown Malt
« on: May 13, 2014, 10:08:08 AM »
Thanks.  I'll place an order today.

I have a few other miscellaneous things to get anyway.

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Ingredients / Re: Brown Malt
« on: May 13, 2014, 09:34:56 AM »
I can order it from NB or somewhere and have time to get it.  Just not available on the way home.
It seems like I've bought it at Brew & Grow before, but don't know if they're convenient to you. I used it in a Fuller's porter clone and it has a really nice roastiness that's different than you get from roasted barley.

They're not, really.  Used to be.  Drove past them on Mother's Day, and they were open.

Wife and MIL did not think I should stop and run in.

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Kegging and Bottling / Pin lock to ball lock conversion
« on: May 13, 2014, 09:34:03 AM »
Just bought four pin-locks.  Looking for opinions as I can't decide.

Is it worth converting the posts?  Cornykeg.com has conversion kits for like $11. 

Otherwise, I just buy a couple disconnects and go to town.  Those will run me under $20 all in.  So half price, or thereabouts, vs. the conversion.

PRVs are for a different day.

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Ingredients / Re: Brown Malt
« on: May 13, 2014, 09:20:52 AM »
I can order it from NB or somewhere and have time to get it.  Just not available on the way home.

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Ingredients / Brown Malt
« on: May 13, 2014, 09:02:20 AM »
Planning to brew the Old Rasputin recipe from July/August 2007 Zymurgy.

It calls for 0.5lb Brown Malt.  I've never used brown malt that I can recall and the LHBS does not list it on their website.

I understand brown malt can impart roast flavors.

What could/should I sub?

It's a relatively small amount of grain in a strong dark beer, so I'm assuming there's a lot of latitude.  But not knowing what brown malt brings to the party I'm not sure.

Yeast will be a neutral ale yeast, probably US-05.

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