raining here finally. supposed to keep it up for the next week or so.
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does the pump care what the total volume of liquid it's trying to move is? don't know, just asking.
It does if you're pushing it up a pipe.
Some homebrew shops have AHA discounts as well.
Yeah, Northern Brewer is our local homebrew shop and they give a discount, but they also provide the discount for Minnesota Public Radio members, too — and despite my groveling and pleading, they won't combine the discounts.
Speaking of competitions, are there lists anywhere that have competitions that are open to entries nation-wide? I've seen some for various regions (like there's a brew pub in Madison, WI that's having one in a few months), but I'm not sure what competitions would be alright for out-of-state home brewers to enter in.
Yesterday when i returned from work, i went straight to check on my 2 day old beer. I had 25 gals of fresh homebrew in five, 5 gallon plastic water jugs when i left for work. Well to my suprise i only had 20gals when i got home. My 3068 HEFE had exploded! I dont mean the bung blew off, no the whole jug had blown apart into 3 pieces! Ahhh.... what a let down, i would have been kegging that Hefe and drinking it in 3 more days as i keg my Hefes on day 5 allmost allways. Well no Hefe for you, although i was very tempted to drink the Banana smelling bathtub water, but abstained. Anyway to my point, Boun Vino brand 3 peice airlocks be aware that you should cut the plastic filter tip off of the bottom of these airlocks. The filter fills with proteins and hop debris and stops the pressure from escaping. I have about 20 of these airlocks and 18 of them where cut before use but the one to blame was brand new and i forgot to cut the filter tip hence my accident. I believe the company makes them this way because they
And all I did was ask about "all grain" as possibly being a changing point in his brewing carrier. Sorry, but it seems we are on the same page.
Maybe it's more about how you asked.
FWIW, I've been brewing for around 20 years and do not brew all-grain.
For most of the time, I've not been particularly interested in taking "that last big step."
I have my process down, I know my equipment and I'm making and enjoying great beer.
I have an old cooler I can convert, and have thought about it, but frankly making the change would require an effort and adjustment (change of process, dialing in efficiency, etc.) that I'm not willing to make right now.
I've got enough other things to do and I want my brew day to be as smooth and reliable as possible. Right now, I'd rather spend my free time building a smoker.
After 500 batches, I'm sure this guy knows what he's doing and has it dialed in.
In this case, I think it's more about who did the asking.
For a rye dry stout (drye stout is good ) I would:
Get another pound or so of black barley (color really depends on the maltster)
Use no black patent
Eliminate the C120
Leave out the flavor and aroma hops
But that's my taste, I prefer my dry stouts without a hoppy aroma/flavor. I might have to try the next batch of Seamus with rye though, I usually use oats.
I wouldn't use 007 either, but that's fine. I'd go with WY1084 or even WY1056, and I often use S-04 or US-05. It all works.
re: blueberries in this kind of thing - I was told by a master gardener that the blueberries we planted around a ground out stump were getting too many nutrients from the decaying wood and that's why they were poor at fruiting and why they sent up huge shoots. He hadn't seen them though, so who knows if he was right. I followed his advice (added peat moss and did not fertilize) and got better fruit the next year, but it was an uncontrolled experiment so it may have been fine if I hadn't changed what I was doing.
Best thing I ever did for our blueberries is to get the soil pH down, way down. Original had them in beds along the foundation and just being that close to the concrete must have been keeping the pH too high. Transplanted to raised beds away from the house and acidified the heck out of the soil and we got bumper crops. Most ends up eaten by the birds, though
boiled 8 gallons down to just over 6 gallons... the hops soaked up a good bit too. i was really expecting a higher o.g..... strange.