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Equipment and Software / Re: OFF LINE BREWING SOFTWARE
« on: February 20, 2017, 11:39:34 AM »
For Beersmith you only need Internet access to download it. You do not need Internet access to use it.

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The Pub / Re: Happy Birthday!
« on: February 14, 2017, 11:54:43 AM »
Happy birthday, Denny!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: High FG past 3 batches
« on: February 13, 2017, 09:29:53 PM »
Are you taking the final gravity readings with a Hydrometer or a refractometer? If you are using a refractometer and not using an adjustment calculator that could explain the high readings.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Yeast Disasters
« on: February 09, 2017, 08:18:02 PM »
I had a glass carboy that I filled too full. The next day I checked on it to find yeast coming out of the air lock. I took the bung / air lock out of the carboy to watch the yeast flow out of the carboy like a Hawaiian volcano. I tried putting the bung / air lock back in so I could get a clean one. As soon as I let go of the bung it "blew up". Yeast hit me in the face and the ceiling. Needless to say I had to mop the ceiling.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Over-Oaking my beer
« on: February 09, 2017, 12:05:11 PM »
I believe the barrel character will fade a bit over time. However, brewing another batch and blending to taste would be a viable solution. I'm not sure you would have to blend 1:1. Taking a sample of the over oaked beer and blending in measured amounts then scaling to the full volume would be best.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Mr. Malty Use Date in Android App
« on: December 23, 2016, 01:22:43 PM »
Yes, the estimated viability. There is no selection for yeast strain. Thus , no accommodation for strain dependant viability changes over time.
As Jim said, unless we do actual yeast counts it's a guessing game. Yeast is like horseshoes, hand grenades and nuclear warfare, close is good enough

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Mr. Malty Use Date in Android App
« on: December 22, 2016, 03:01:27 PM »
It should be the production date of the yeast. Then it will tell you the viability % of the yeast.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Stalled Fermentation
« on: October 08, 2016, 07:48:26 AM »
A refractometer is unable to get an accurate reading after fermentation has begun. You can use a calculator to adjust the refractometer reading. Check out this website for more details. http://seanterrill.com/2011/04/07/refractometer-fg-results/
Or, use a hydrometer for your FG reading.

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The Pub / Re: Happy National Drink Beer Day
« on: September 28, 2016, 12:58:07 PM »
Now I have a legitimate reason to drink beer tonight!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: omega hot head yeast
« on: September 27, 2016, 11:47:49 AM »
I used it for an IPA that turned out well. Ferment temp was approx 74°F. Then I used some of the yeast cake to ferment a barleywine. Ferment temp was also approx 74°F. Clean, no fusels with a tropical fruit flavor and aroma from the Topaz hops used late in the boil. I really like the hothead ale yeast for warm weather brewing!

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Issues trying to make an IPA
« on: September 09, 2016, 10:35:24 AM »
Another option would be to use a different hop at 60 minutes. I noticed your 60 minute addition is with Warrior. Warrior has a smooth bitterness. Perhaps using Chinook or Columbus at 60 minutes would add a sharper bitterness which could make it seem more bitter.

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Going Pro / Re: Congrats Majorvices!
« on: August 16, 2016, 11:31:25 AM »
Congratulations! You must be on top of the world!

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It's like an infomercial for beer. I'd be interested to try it if I ever get the chance.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Dedicated home-brew supply store?
« on: August 05, 2016, 10:28:59 AM »
I have a place that I order from frequently, online, that has local pickup. They have good selection and prices. Unfortunately, its not a retail shop. Other than that the closest LHBS (The Cellar in Fond du lac) is 45 minutes away. I enjoy going there as the staff is very knowledgable, they have a good selection and prices. There are other places within the 45 to 60 min drive but I don't frequent them.

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All Things Food / Re: Cold brew on a large scale
« on: August 02, 2016, 10:35:06 AM »
That's awesome! I would love to get one of those! It would be a great show piece in the kitchen also.
  To the original question. I don't have any experience making that much cold brew at once. Would be interesting though.

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