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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Diacetyl Rest Question
« on: November 14, 2017, 11:04:15 PM »
At 7 days you're probably getting close to diacetyl rest time anyway. I start letting the beer warm itself up once I see 60-70% ADF.

So I guess my big-picture answer would be, these things are determined by gravity, not a timeline you can set in advance.

Do you have a link to the helles bock?

Pilsner malt, lager yeast, ~16°P, ~30 IBU noble-type hops. You could add some Munich and/or light continental crystal malt if you wanted to get fancy.

Equipment and Software / Re: Any hope for a dying chest freezer?
« on: November 14, 2017, 06:49:54 PM »
With the new ones repair really just isn't an option. To access the coils you'd have to completely destroy the cabinet.

My first thought was helles bock. No one won't drink it and it's kind of seasonally appropriate.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Best time to pitch more yeast?
« on: November 13, 2017, 07:06:28 PM »
If those are the options I wouldn't worry about it. After 18 hours you'll be mostly if not entirely through the growth phase.

Equipment and Software / Re: Pipette -need recommndations
« on: November 13, 2017, 06:04:48 PM »
I didn't think you could get a syringe that could measure in drop-size increments.  Are they available?

For aqueous solutions you can generally count and treat drops as their own unit (40 µL), although I'm not sure you'll need that level of precision for brewing. Each drop in a 6 fl oz sample would scale to 2.5 mL in a 3 gal batch, so you only need to be using 2 fl oz of the extract to get to ±2%. A 2 mL syringe would most likely be graduated in 100 µL, or ±5% in that same scenario.

Pimp My System / Bar Top and Tower for Kegerator
« on: November 13, 2017, 04:26:48 PM »
I posted this in the kegging sub, but maybe it belongs here instead. The blog post has some details and more pictures from the build.

Equipment and Software / Re: Pipette -need recommndations
« on: November 13, 2017, 04:19:57 PM »
How much pipetting are you going to do? Unless it's more than a dozen at a time I'd just use a syringe. Unlike (inexpensive) pipettes, you won't be locked into a single volume.

All Grain Brewing / Re: dry hopping and cold crashing
« on: November 12, 2017, 10:58:49 PM »
I'd second that, and add that there's no reason I'm aware of to wait so long after reaching FG to dry hop. I think all you're doing is drinking the beer two weeks later than you could be.

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: brewers best russian imperial stout
« on: November 12, 2017, 09:59:47 PM »
I would just do a full boil but I like being able to get the temp down quickly by adding cold water.

Do yourself a solid (ha!) and freeze the top-off water a couple days ahead of time. Equal parts ice and boiling work will reach ~60°F in just a minute or two.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: OG too high
« on: November 12, 2017, 05:46:27 PM »
Not much a difference really. If you wanted to stress about it you could add about 10% sterile (boiled or bottled) water to dilute it back down.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: first octoberfest
« on: November 12, 2017, 04:28:55 PM »
Using a hydrometer? Calibrated recently?

All Grain Brewing / Re: kettle souring
« on: November 12, 2017, 04:28:13 PM »
If you let the lacto ferment unchecked for a week, it will probably be unbearably sour. Probably not "ruined" in a food safety sense, just a glass full of heartburn.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: A Sneak Peek
« on: November 12, 2017, 04:37:27 AM »
And thanks for all the kind words! As with all my crafty projects, I feel like the hypothetical second model would have come out perfect. I'm definitely better prepared to build the bar at the pub now.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: A Sneak Peek
« on: November 12, 2017, 03:50:58 AM »
As per usual, life intervened, but I did get at least a few more pictures up:

It's a 15 cu ft, and the woods are poplar and red oak.

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