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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Need help with RIS gravity
« on: July 07, 2017, 12:28:49 PM »
The actual recipe will be important for everyone to see in order to give better advice.

For a beer that big you should also oxygenate very well at the outset.  Even a big pitch of yeast will need a lot of oxygen for a big beer.  That and maybe even some yeast nutrient, but those are for next time, not for now.

You could try warming the beer up and seeing if the yeast do anything more.  But again, you should really post the recipe because otherwise we're just throwing stuff at the wall.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Enartis
« on: July 06, 2017, 07:30:55 PM »
Wow.  Neat stuff.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Trappist Yeasts
« on: June 30, 2017, 07:42:34 PM »
Looney toons. I'm watching the stooges right now. Can't figure out who is further off center. 

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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: June 30, 2017, 07:34:16 PM »
No doubt. I can get it at target. Elmer T on the other hand I'll buy whatever I can find since I can't find it.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Trappist Yeasts
« on: June 29, 2017, 07:12:11 PM »
Trappist yeast? There are several strains. The flavored depend on many things such as fermentation temp and recipe. One yeast can give you different flavors at different temps. Bubblegum flavors may be more pronounced at higher temps. Etc. search here on Belgian beers.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Introduction to Low Oxygen Brewing
« on: June 29, 2017, 11:44:34 AM »
Thanks.  No worries.  I don't have much time during the day lately either.

I'll try to read tonight over a glass.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Introduction to Low Oxygen Brewing
« on: June 29, 2017, 11:30:07 AM »
Groovy.  I'll check it tonight.


All Grain Brewing / Re: Introduction to Low Oxygen Brewing
« on: June 29, 2017, 11:08:43 AM »
You have perfect timing!  I'm planning to brew this weekend and don't know that I'll have time for the pre-boil.  I know there's another approach to de-o the mash water, using yeast somehow, but I can't access your forum from work. 

What's the simple summary of using yeast to de-o the water?

Glad I read this.  I have one in the fridge waiting for Saturday.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 8 gallon whiskey barrel
« on: June 23, 2017, 10:25:32 AM »
Fill it with whiskey?

My goal is for a stable temp, as much as possible.  That temp is likely to be within a band of several degrees, but that's OK.  The actual temp to me (assuming it is within range of where it should be) is not as important as a stable and consistent temp.

The Pub / Re: Cigars
« on: June 20, 2017, 08:29:55 AM »
If you're not a big cigar smoker, something like a Macanudo or an Ashton would be good.  They are typically lighter in flavor.

For Macanudo's I like the Hampton Court or the Portofino.  Haven't had one in years, though.

I think a lighter cigar like these would be good as it won't overpower the hops.

If you want something darker, I like Upmann but they're not always easily available.  I used to smoke a lot of Upmann Corsarios.  They're about the same ring size and length as the Hampton Court, but more flavorful.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« on: June 16, 2017, 12:08:35 PM »
Hoping to do a Belgian wit and a pils.  Will try to go low-oxygen on both, but time is limited.  I may not have the time to preboil...  Hell, I may not have the time to brew.

Homebrew Competitions / Re: To enter or not to enter...
« on: June 16, 2017, 11:49:13 AM »
I've found that if the beer is out of style I don't get as much useful feedback.  I would try to submit something to style if feedback is important to you.

But you never know.  You could get lucky and get very good feedback.

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