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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Crash cooling question
« on: December 30, 2011, 06:20:26 PM »
The beer will need to be warmed back up in order to carbonate, but whether you do that in the fermenter or in the bottles doesn't matter.

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Ingredients / Re: Durst Pale Malt
« on: December 30, 2011, 01:21:16 PM »
An English pale *ale* malt, yes. 3-3.5 SRM vs. 1.5-2 SRM for most "pale" malts. There isn't really an equivalent from any Belgian maltster AFAIK.

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The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: December 30, 2011, 08:09:53 AM »
We got maybe 1/4" last night. I can't believe I'm even counting that as snowfall. ;)

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Beer Recipes / Re: Amarillo & Citra IPA
« on: December 29, 2011, 02:38:08 PM »
Rager's formula does give substantially higher IBU estimates than the others, FWIW. Tinseth puts that at 30 IBU.

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The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: December 29, 2011, 07:55:12 AM »
3 day "Wind Event" gusting to near 70 mph. Sustained 35-45 mph. Started yesterday and still howling this morning. NWS says it is to continue till tomorrow....on the up side,
it was a balmy 43 degrees above zero last night for the low...snow is melting fast.

Man, I'm glad we aren't getting that. Highs in the 30s, though, and no snow in the forecast. :(

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The Pub / Re: Blargh
« on: December 28, 2011, 09:59:07 PM »
Truth be told, I started off with a shower martini. Things get fuzzy from there, but there were probably two or three beers.

No standing water left at this point, but things are still damp. I have space heaters going 24/7 to make sure no mold grows. Once the mud turns back into dirt, it'll just be a massive sweeping operation.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 34 days and counting
« on: December 28, 2011, 09:57:01 PM »
Eek. I wish I knew where I'll be living come June.

Is it too early to start talking roommates? I call dibs on whoever's coolest.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: poor all grain efficiency, don't know why
« on: December 28, 2011, 08:03:44 AM »
If you ended up with 6.5 gal of 1.060 wort, that's about 60% efficiency by my math. What would your typical efficiency be for a smaller beer? Lauter efficiency for that mash (it sounds like you were batch sparging) would be ~80%, so your conversion efficiency is in the 75% range.

Have you calibrated your thermometer(s) and hydrometer(s)? Did you check mash pH? Generally, for conversion efficiency to suffer, either the temperature or the pH has to be out of range.

No matter what, I'm thinking you may have some volume measurement error, since 10 gal - 18 lb * 0.12 gal/lb = 7.84 gal. Unless you're mechanically squeezing the mash dry, you shouldn't have been able to get 8+ gal out of it.

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You are adding a self-sterilizing liquid to a container and closing it up.  If anything this is less likely to be infected than a quick chill occasionally exposed to open air.

I always thought that was one of the advantages of no-chill brewing.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Converting extract to all grain recipies
« on: December 27, 2011, 11:11:27 AM »
I believe he already said pilsen light, which would translate into pilsner malt

Not necessarily. It depends on the manufacturer.

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The Pub / Re: Blargh
« on: December 26, 2011, 05:25:14 PM »
Thanks for the info. I was pretty sure I had heard that somewhere before. It's a freshly delivered load, so not much dust, and only a little of it actually got wet, so hopefully I'll be OK. I already have smoke and CO detectors down there.

Damn.....enjoy your shower, then get so drunk you can't walk....

My back was pretty well tweaked even before this, so I'll be taking a muscle relaxant. Disregard anything I say the rest of the night!

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The Pub / Re: Do NOT give the ape an AK......
« on: December 26, 2011, 03:46:44 PM »
Now that's what I call gorilla marketing. ;D

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The Pub / Re: Blargh
« on: December 26, 2011, 03:35:01 PM »
Well then. At about 7:15 last night, a pipe (actually, the water meter) burst and started flooding the basement. By the time I had a) located the water shutoff and b) busted the rust loose, there was about 1-4 inches of standing water.

Naturally, I couldn't get a hold of the plumber (there's only one in town) until this afternoon. In a way, I was lucky, since all he had to do was swap in a new meter. But I don't have a pump and the hardware store won't be open until tomorrow, so I've spent all of last night and today bailing water out by hand. The highest spot in the basement is now dry, so I've gotten maybe half of it.

Fortunately, there isn't any sheetrock or carpeting to worry about. Some of my brewing gear got wet/dirty, but it'll clean up. Some beer that was in cardboard cases will have to find a new home. Does anyone know if it's OK for coal to get wet?

I'm going to go take my first shower in five days, then have a beer or eight.

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The Pub / Re: Blargh
« on: December 24, 2011, 09:44:34 AM »
The heat tape wrap stuff works pretty well.

Apparently not that well. :-\

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The Pub / Re: Blargh
« on: December 24, 2011, 09:07:14 AM »
13 hours and still no joy. It got down to about -15°F last night though. Leaving the faucets running at night is SOP, but apparently on cold days I'll need to leave them running 24/7.

Highs in the 20s today though, and sunny. So once the sun comes up I should be able to get things moving.

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