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All Grain Brewing / Re: How long does it take you to brew a beer?
« on: February 20, 2017, 06:19:45 PM »
Took me around 7 hours today.  Two batches, 90 minute boil, pre-boiled the water.

Everything went smooth.  Much smoother than two weeks ago.

One batch, low OG low volume.  Other batch, low OG and 1.5 gallons extra...

Oh well.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast Discontinuing Some Strains
« on: February 20, 2017, 06:17:13 PM »
They still have the 2278 Czech Lager, some say that is the PU-D strain. They are dropping the PU-H strain. I predict White Labs will sell more WLP800.

What is the bet that Wyeast will introduce some version of the yeast used to make a Vermont IPA?

Well, there's 1318 already, which is rumored to be widely used in NEIPA.  If you're thinking of the Conan strain, then I dunno.

Just pitched 1318 in my old ale today.  Never used it before.  I picked up an out-of-date smack pack awhile ago and tossed it in a starter.

Can't say there's anything on the list that I can't work around.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Dark hefeweizen...Huh?
« on: February 17, 2017, 10:20:32 AM »
Any chance you used Breiss Bavaraian Wheat DME?  I've had that come out darker than expected on at least one batch.  Not sure why.

Yeah, I remember using that stuff before. Was WAY darker than I was counting on. It made a hefe that looked more like Schneider Weisse (which I love) than the paler ones.

Right on.  I was really confused when it happened.  The beer was good, just not the pale weiss I was planning on.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Dark hefeweizen...Huh?
« on: February 17, 2017, 10:13:48 AM »
Any chance you used Breiss Bavaraian Wheat DME?  I've had that come out darker than expected on at least one batch.  Not sure why.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Clear wort ???
« on: February 17, 2017, 07:45:46 AM »
Skimming over the threads it seemed like needless bickering over a question that had a pretty easy answer.

That sums it up perfectly.  Needless bickering.

When a thread devolves into this, someone should just post "needless bickering" and we should all walk away.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Finally got a brew day in
« on: February 16, 2017, 09:11:32 PM »
I'm there with you.  1st brew in ages ago was two weeks ago.  I messed up so many things.

Hoping to brew this weekend, but Saturday is booked.  Sunday is booked.  Monday is a day off, but we'll see.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Clear wort ???
« on: February 16, 2017, 08:48:24 PM »
The problem with this forum now, as it has been uttered over and over again, is that we are arguing about processes and putting doubts in people's mind that they could possibly  make good beer without following a narrow and defined path.

Honestly, had this been a forum I encountered in my early days of homebrewing I would have looked for another forum or given up all together. We are not answering peoples questions, we are bickering over process. And in some instances some are suggesting that you can't make good beer if you don't follow a precise and complicated process.

I hesitate to post because I kinda want to walk away from this thread, but no one at any point suggested a precise and complicated process.  Derek mentioned recirculating which, while I don't do it, is something I think LOTS of people do.  There are lots of threads about pumps, right?

When I first started posting here, it seemed like the mantra was that you can't make good beer unless you're all grain.  I think that's BS and I've said so.

We don't all agree about lots of things - I've disagreed with you Keith about lots of things - but it seems like this place has become a bunch of guys in a bar looking to pick a fight over stupid stuff.

Like Derek said above, people need to chill. 

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You can always tilt it, too.

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Assuming your pick up tube reaches the bottom, I think yes.

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I just bought a cheaper bag on Amazon.  Don't have a link, but it was 2' by 3'.  Definitely bigger than I need for my 5 gallon cooler.  Not sure if it's big enough for 10.  It was something like $15.  Haven't used it yet.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Introduction to Low Oxygen Brewing
« on: February 16, 2017, 11:35:28 AM »
I do not, but I'm interested to hear if others do.  I have a wheat beer planned for my daughters communion.

What yeast did you use?  I plan to use the Weheinstphaner yeast.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Clear wort ???
« on: February 16, 2017, 11:03:33 AM »
I don't have a thin profit margin to worry about. And the chickens don't care if it's wet. If there is a beer quality increase from bag squeezing it ought to carry over to batch spargers

Was there an assertion that beer quality increased by bag squeezing?  If so, I missed it.

You beat me to it.  My understanding is people squeeze to get more extract.

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All Things Food / Re: Brussels Sprouts & Bacon
« on: February 16, 2017, 10:44:08 AM »
We roast those bad boys all the time, but I've never done them with bacon.  I'll have to add that to the bag of tricks.  Garlic, salt, pepper, oil.  That's all they really need.

FWIW, I hated brussel sprouts when I was a kid.  I remember reading somewhere though that they have been selectively bred over the last several decades to be much tastier than they were in my youth.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Clear wort ???
« on: February 16, 2017, 09:23:39 AM »
C'mon guys.  This seems like over-reaction and piling on for a post that was not far off topic as these threads typically drift. 

Here's how I saw the thread proceed: Does clear wort matter?  Maybe, but it might come with a hit to efficiency. Here's a way we get clear wort without a hit to efficiency.  Good Lord!  Stay on topic!!!

It gets old.

I thought we were trying to be better about this.

I don't have much to offer about clear wort.  Sorry.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Introduction to Low Oxygen Brewing
« on: February 16, 2017, 08:36:07 AM »
Still get the "gambling" thing.

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