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All Things Food / Re: Beer braised pot roast
« on: February 11, 2014, 08:51:29 AM »
I ended up using a "past its prime" homebrew Belgian dark strong. It turned out great.
Me too! I store too old beers together in a case set aside for cooking. Those flavors get lost in cooking and mixing with other ingredients.

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All Things Food / Re: Beer braised pot roast
« on: February 11, 2014, 07:07:06 AM »
If you have an AHA membership, Sean Paxton published a Flemmish Carbonnade recipe in Zymurgy a few years back. It's a beef/lamb stew, but I think it could be adapted to pot roast easily. (Don't cut up the meat and perhaps reduce the liquid a bit.)

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Equipment and Software / Re: Extendo-mometer?
« on: February 11, 2014, 06:34:55 AM »
My guess is that it will work to an extent, but it won't be completely accurate. The copper will loose some heat in the transfer between water and probe. I just don't know if it's significant. It's also going to depend on how well the copper wire transfers heat to the thermometer probe. Air gaps between the wire and probe will impact that.
 
The killer would be that accuracy will now depend on the distance between water surface and the probe (the greater distance the copper must transfer heat, the greater the loss of heat). That means accuracy will depend on how much water you're heating.
 
That said, like many things. You'll probably never know until you try it yourself. Just have a reliable thermometer to check the actual water temperature and compare.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Immersion Chiller question
« on: February 11, 2014, 06:30:15 AM »

I will ask all of you that say slow, how does the water pump in you car flow vs. engine load operation?

The water pump flow volume increases with engine RPM's of course.  The thermostat may close a bit to throttle the flow if it gets too cold.  If the radiator gets clogged then it shows up first by the engine running hotter at highway speeds.  I imagine this is because there is less cooling area available as the radiator gets clogged rather than the flow being impeded.  Does that sound right?
I'm confused. Where do you put the hops?

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Equipment and Software / Re: Beer Box
« on: February 11, 2014, 06:29:05 AM »
The biggest draw for me is the fact that I can throw it in the refrigerator and don't need a big CO2 canister.


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You can still hook a keg up to one of them little minico2 things;)
Yes, I have one. It screws onto a standard threaded gas disconnect. Granted, it's even smaller than a 2.5 gallon keg.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Immersion Chiller question
« on: February 10, 2014, 06:28:58 PM »
It depends what your goal is. For fast chilling, high flow is better because you want max temp difference across the entire chiller surface. If you want to consent water use, slower is better to maximize the heat removed by each gallon of chilling water. With either strategy you will get diminishing returns at some point.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: PH Test Strips
« on: February 10, 2014, 01:00:22 PM »
Thanks all for the good advise!

I definitely think the temperature irregularity was an issue and it could have also been that as time went by my mash itself was changing in PH.

I did get a water report (sent to Ward Labs) which came back and I tried to use the calculators online to hlep me estimate what water adjustments needed to happen, this is the trial and error phase I think with my equipment and process.

I'll definitely be looking into a quality PH meter, thanks all!
I really like http://www.brewersfriend.com/ water calculators. The basic allows you to enter your own water values and calculate adjustments to target certain profiles. Advanced lets you enter grist and acid adjustments to calculate mash pH. They really make adjusting pretty easy and a good pH meter will let you double check that the calculations are correct.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hop Utilization
« on: February 10, 2014, 09:15:18 AM »
Sampling every fifth or tenth bale seems like a highly accurate sampling rate compared to many other ag product sampling procedures. And remember, they're analyzing the consistency as well as AA. A lot of statistics goes into designing ag sampling procedures.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Using Lactobacillus in my Gose
« on: February 10, 2014, 07:58:37 AM »
I've made two no boil Berliner Weisses.  If you use a commercial culture, whether Wyeast or White Labs, the lacto only eats glucose so you don't have to worry about stability IIRC.  I've bottled one of my no boil BWs without any issues.
Lacto fermentation doesn't produce CO2 though, so you don't have to worry about bottle bombs.

Yeah but all bets are off if you are culturing off the grain and not boiling because you'll definitely get more than just lacto from the grain.
Oh yeah. But I get a lot of DMS from culturing grain - probably from one of those other critters. I wouldn't ever do that without boiling after. Need to drive off that DMS.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Using Lactobacillus in my Gose
« on: February 10, 2014, 06:35:45 AM »
I've made two no boil Berliner Weisses.  If you use a commercial culture, whether Wyeast or White Labs, the lacto only eats glucose so you don't have to worry about stability IIRC.  I've bottled one of my no boil BWs without any issues.
I have never heard that and have soured wort made with only DME? Lacto fermentation doesn't produce CO2 though, so you don't have to worry about bottle bombs.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Pitching temp. vs. cool down time
« on: February 10, 2014, 06:32:43 AM »
I aerate right before pitching.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Weird Gas Post
« on: February 10, 2014, 06:31:15 AM »
I have one. I looked at it, threw it away, and bought a metal one. Of course, it didn't fit. I was able to shorten the metal one and use it. Basically, it's just long enough to hold the o-ring now. About 1/4 inch.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Beer Box
« on: February 10, 2014, 06:25:09 AM »
Flat sides are nice for storage, but not great for holding pressure. Makes me wonder if the sides will bulge with carbonated beer inside. I'd like it more if it used a small regulator and paintball CO2 tank. I have one of those CO2 injectors for a keg and you have to babysit it at parties. Other than that, possible PITA to clean with just a small opening.
 
For the money I'd buy some 2.5 gallon kegs. They were on sale for $80 last Black Friday.

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Equipment and Software / Re: browser settings?
« on: February 09, 2014, 07:54:09 PM »
I use IE 11, but in compatability mode. I also do a lot of GIS.

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Equipment and Software / Re: browser settings?
« on: February 09, 2014, 03:29:22 PM »
What version of IE?

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