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Beer Recipes / Re: Lemon Wheat?
« on: July 13, 2013, 03:56:20 AM »
How lemony is that? Like witbier lemony or shady lemony. If you leg, you could always make a wheat beer and blend it with lemonade.

I've never had it. I have to try it next time I go over there. I want to say it's more witbier lemony as opposed to shandy lemony. I say this because last summer she drank a butt load of Summer Shandy. I heard her say last weekend that "that stuff is too sweet"

:: sigh of relief ::


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Beer Recipes / Re: Lemon Wheat?
« on: July 12, 2013, 08:11:13 PM »
How lemony is that? Like witbier lemony or shady lemony. If you leg, you could always make a wheat beer and blend it with lemonade.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Refractometer Sale
« on: July 11, 2013, 07:54:22 PM »
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...15 Brix~1.058 on the refractometer's scale (with nothing on the plate) - should be closer to 1.061 (0.28% higher)...
I'd consider that to be off by 5.3%, etc., but I suppose that's semantics.
Hmm.  I calculated 1.061/1.058 = 1.0028, so I should instead calculate the change as 0.061/0.058 = 1.0517 (~5.2%)?
I think so, since 1.000 means no sugar, which makes it your baseline.  Effectively, 1.000 is your "0" point.

Exactly

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Refractometer Sale
« on: July 11, 2013, 08:21:07 AM »
...15 Brix~1.058 on the refractometer's scale (with nothing on the plate) - should be closer to 1.061 (0.28% higher)...
I'd consider that to be off by 5.3%, etc., but I suppose that's semantics. :)

I agree because 1.000 is the baseline, not zero.

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Beer Travel / Re: Las Vegas
« on: July 10, 2013, 05:12:46 PM »
Sin city had a deal last i was there. Regular pitcher price was $15 .. Or two for $15. Bartenders would ask if you even wanted cups. People were drinking full pitchers.

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Equipment and Software / Re: What type fittings are these?
« on: July 10, 2013, 01:22:20 PM »
For the tubing you could use polycarbonate or borosilicate glass (McMaster-Carr) and use a couple of silicone O-rings in place of the metal compression ring.
That's how my sight glass is constructed. I bought it from www.bargainfittings.com
 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Got beef with "American IPA"
« on: July 10, 2013, 09:06:43 AM »
Hear that. It doesn't have anything to do with India anymore. It's kind of like Kentucky Fried Chicken is just KFC now. Doesn't really have to do with Kentucky anymore.
KFC changed their name back to Kentucky Fried Chicken a few years ago. Apparently the real rub was that Kentucky tried to trademark the name Kentucky.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Bottle Bombs, ...oh my.
« on: July 10, 2013, 07:00:33 AM »
Ambient air pressure at sea level is 14.7 psi. Ambient at 7000 feet is 11.3 psi. If the pressure in a bottle with 3.0 volumes CO2 is 44.1 psi. Then a beer with 3.0 volumes CO2 at sea level would be at 3.9 volumes at 7000 feet. That's overcarbonated, but probably not enough to be a gusher.
 
By the same math, a 2.0 vol beer would be 2.6 at 7000 feet.
 
A 2.5 vol beer would be 3.25 at 7000 feet.
 
 
Disclaimer: This math is the product of my own logic.
 
 

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: US-05 at low temp
« on: July 10, 2013, 06:30:47 AM »
Using it dry in a fermenting bucket has always worked for me as well.  It may be an extra step but I find it easier to hydrate before I pour it into a carboy......
Me too. Yeast viability aside, in a carboy you really can't "sprinkle it on the wort". I always wind up with a pile in the middle that takes forever to fully hydrate.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: US-05 at low temp
« on: July 09, 2013, 05:25:57 PM »
This is just crazy to me. You're some kind of anomaly, Denny.

Really?  It doesn't work for you?

I do what Denny says.

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Going Pro / Re: Why Plato?
« on: July 09, 2013, 12:28:07 PM »
4000 next year is what they are working on.

Yeah, that's kinda scary....

I hope there are more than 4 concurrent sessions. Those rooms were too big.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: carbonating 2 beers on a single tap system
« on: July 08, 2013, 03:52:41 PM »
The o rings would suffer most and they are cheaper than a manifold

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: carbonating 2 beers on a single tap system
« on: July 08, 2013, 12:51:06 PM »
Either will work, so do what works best for your setup. I like priming sugar if I don't have room to cool the keg yet.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: US-05 at low temp
« on: July 08, 2013, 12:10:02 PM »
I made a mistake of under pitching (I think) this weekend into an Altbier. Chilled the wort in the fridge over night down to 55F. Rehyrdrated one packet of US-05, aerated for a minute with pure O2. 36 hours, no activity, raised temp to 60, nothing. Ended up pitching another packet last night and have a krausen forming this morning. I probably should've pitched 2 packs. Gravity was 1.050 for 4 gallons (that's the batch size I brew these days). Plus I rehydrated at 95F for 15 minutes, then pitched right into the wort, that probably wasn't the best idea either...

Thoughts, anyone?
An 11 gram packet should be plenty for 4G of a 1.050 beer. They are twice the size of Red Star packets.

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