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All Grain Brewing / Re: malt crushing and wort polyphenols
« on: January 26, 2010, 02:07:15 PM »
Kai, do you have access to a mill that separates the husks, or are you going to do it manually?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/22
« on: January 26, 2010, 02:02:53 PM »
We need some love in these threads for people who work weekends. ;)

I just brewed 5 gal of "Andrea Doria Porter". This is my third cut at it and I'm getting really close to what I want, but the recipe is out of control - seven grains in this one.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Fermenter geometry?
« on: January 26, 2010, 11:33:59 AM »
It would seem to me that a shallow vessel with a larger surface area would grow yeast at a faster rate due to the increased exposure and absorption of oxygen?

Only if you're doing open fermentation. I really don't think the pressure effects due to the fermenter depth can be a factor (at homebrew scales) either.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Do Finely Milled Grains Retain Less Water?
« on: January 25, 2010, 06:43:42 PM »
85% is *very* high. I don't think I've ever seen an analysis over 83%.

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Ingredients / Re: Adding a big malt flavor to beer
« on: January 24, 2010, 09:45:04 PM »
+1, I use 5-10% Munich (the ~8 L stuff) in a lot of things.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Yeast Culturing
« on: January 24, 2010, 09:41:59 PM »
I may give it a try if I can find some damn agar within 50 miles of me.   >:( :D

it's pretty easy to make your own growth medium from DME and gelatin.

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Hey blatz, I've been doing both to try to get some data points. Once I have 10 or so I'll let you know and hopefully we can compare notes.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Do Finely Milled Grains Retain Less Water?
« on: January 24, 2010, 01:33:58 PM »
BTW, according to Promash, I got 96% efficiency!   ;D ???

So you finally upgraded to fly sparging, eh? ;)

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Suspended solids shouldn't have any impact on the RI. A cloudy sample makes it hard to read the line accurately. I don't think you could get a ~2°Bx discrepancy from that though.

Things like this are why I went back to using a hydrometer for all FG readings.

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I always turned them inside out and ran them through the dishwasher.

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The Pub / Re: Beer at Burger King
« on: January 24, 2010, 09:26:17 AM »
Perception is going to be hard to over come from parents who will view this as a "beer joint" now. Kids have a huge influence on parent's choice where to eat, especially at fast food places like BK, McD's, etc...  Not all, but a lot will choose not to trade there because of it. Perception being the key word here. They are going to lose a lot of customers.

Maybe, but at least a few people will probably realize they can raise children and act like adults at the same time. Anything that chips away at the cultural stigma associated with drinking is a win in my book.

Whoopers just taste like butt to me. In fact, even just typing the word "Whooper", makes me throw up in my mouth a little bit.

What about "Whopper"? Can you type "Whopper"? ;)

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What was the final gravity reading of the refractometer?
my original brix (12) and my final brix (5)
;)

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In my experience, the correlation becomes less reliable the further you get from "normal" gravity and attenuation. At 1.050 and 76%, I don't think that's your problem though. I think high concentrations of dissolved gases also throw off the refractive index, so if fermentation is active that could be a factor. It tends to RAISE the Brix reading though, IME. 5°Bx is very low.

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Liquid vs Dry Extract
« on: January 24, 2010, 09:11:25 AM »
I'm not sure I agree. LME is cheaper by the pound, but you need less DME for the same recipe.

I think if you do the math you'll find LME is actually cheaper per gravity unit.

I found dry easier to use and easier to measure, but it left a small sticky cloud no matter how carefully I tried to handle it.

Definitely; you end up with little bits of DME sticking to everything.

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The Pub / Re: Ween
« on: January 23, 2010, 10:56:36 PM »
I thought Ween WERE huge?

Maybe that's just in my social circles.

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