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Yeast and Fermentation / My plan for my sour program
« on: July 30, 2013, 03:05:59 AM »
Hey Gang, I would like some feedback on my proposed sour program for my home-brewery. It sounds convoluted, but it makes sense with my equipment and house. The main goal is to continue brewing as much as I currently do, which is once per month, and squeeze some fermenter space for funky/ sour beers.
The plan- Brew similar beers 3 times in a row. For each batch, I will brew 7 gallons. I will split each batch into 5 and 2 gallon batches. The 5 gallon batches will be my "intended" beers... Beers that the recipe was intended for, and beers that I will continue to use to enter in comps and judge my progress as a brewer.
The 2 gallon batches will initially be fermented with a Sach yeast. I will blend the 2 gallon batches until I get 3 batches together, make a 6 gallon blend. I then want to spike this blend with Brett and/or bacteria (depending on the base beers). I will then let that beer sit until it is ready. I will repeat this process every 3 beers. I would love to answer questions and get feedback.  Thanks, Dave.

Ingredients / Re: Over did it with coriander
« on: July 23, 2013, 05:23:32 AM »
How much Coriander did you use? How do you know you over did it?

Equipment and Software / Re: Filter
« on: July 19, 2013, 02:29:42 PM »
The other part of my question was, will this filter strip out any minerals from my beer?  I have my salt additions set to my water report, and if the filter strips some of them out of my base water, that will be unfortunate.

Equipment and Software / Re: Filter
« on: July 16, 2013, 03:57:03 PM »
Thanks Guys, yeah I have a water report that a local pro-brewer shared with me, I don't remember seeing chloramines.  Honestly, my little over-the-faucet carbon filter did the trick for getting rid of chlorine (I had problems with chlorophenol without the filter).  Also, I always measure out my water the night before brewing, just to be sure.  If I can avoid another chemical (Camden Tablets, I would like to.
Thanks for the info guys!
Dark Side, I met you at the NHC, although for a brief moment.

Equipment and Software / Filter
« on: July 16, 2013, 06:55:34 AM »
Hey Guys, the only filtering I want to do on my water is for chlorine. I bought a Culligan whole house filter, because my new house doesn't have any faucets that work with my old faucet carbon filter. This unit comes with a 5 micron filter. Will that strip out anything I want in my beer? Will it get rid of chlorine?

Events / Re: AHA Conference
« on: June 21, 2013, 09:20:27 PM »
Gary, this will be my first conference, I've been looking forward to going to an NHC for 11 years now.  I live in Colorado, but the in-laws live in Philly, so we have a built-in baby-sitter!  I'm absolutely stoked!  Thanks for all of the work the AHA put into this!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Zymurgy Top-Ranked Beers
« on: June 19, 2013, 06:07:54 AM »
I should say that I've had Pliny a couple of times, and there's no reason it shouldn't be #1.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Covering the Boil
« on: June 19, 2013, 05:27:24 AM »
Correct me if I'm wrong, but this effect will vary, depending on the Malt variety used...No?  For example, Pilsner Malt is going to have much more DMS than a 2 row pale malt.
I'd be more worried about messing up my total volume, because the evaporation would decrease, depending on how long you covered it for.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Zymurgy Top-Ranked Beers
« on: June 19, 2013, 05:23:08 AM »
I do think that Pliny has a mystique that gets it votes, as has every other "top beer".  Dogfish head 90 won it a few years in a row, but they distribute far and wide.  The one that gets me was Alaskan Smoked porter, it won a couple years in a row and its distribution was very limited.  The other thing to think about is how many homebrewers live in California... Quaff, Doze, the Maltose Falcons and the Brewing Network (not all are in California, but I would bet that a substantial number are), are some of the most populous homebrew clubs and they are all in CA... I think the days of a non-California beer winning best beer in America will be few and far between.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Water filter at new house
« on: June 19, 2013, 05:16:08 AM »
Exactly the info I was looking for.  Thanks guys.  I don't think I will be able to make the final call untill I move in, to evaluate what I have.  The first part of homebrewing is "Home".  As much as I want to plan every detail, I have to see how the house wants to brew first  ;)
You guys will like this... I couldn't find a full ion analysis for my water online, so I e-mailed 2 local breweries, and 1 responded immediately, with a copy of his last water report!  I am half tempted to advertise the hell out of that guys brewery... but it's packed all of the time anyway, he doesn't need my help!

Zymurgy / Re: Zymurgy iphone app?
« on: June 19, 2013, 05:10:45 AM »
Thanks Gary!  Man, you are a class act!  I hope to meet you at the NHC!

Zymurgy / Zymurgy iphone app?
« on: June 18, 2013, 05:40:17 AM »
I saw an add for the Zymurgy app in the latest issue, but I can'y find it in the app store... any ideas?

General Homebrew Discussion / Water filter at new house
« on: June 18, 2013, 12:22:58 AM »
Hi gang,
I am moving into our new house next week, and of course, I'm stressing about how to brew in the new house!
One of the most easy improvements I ever made to my beer was adding a simple carbon filter on to my faucet to eliminate chlorine.  At the new house, I have a fancy faucet on the kitchen sink, and won't be able to attach my filter to it.  SO, I just wanted to see what other people do for filters (I just want to use a carbon filter, no need for an RO filter with my water).  I figure that I could just strap the filter on to the Garden Hose... would my water taste Garden-Hosey?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: SG question
« on: June 15, 2013, 05:01:28 AM »
Also, while this is strictly my opinion... Most people who brag about gravities usually brag about O.G.  If a brewer is proud of his final gravity, he usually won't brag about it unless people know what the starting gravity was.  For example, I was really proud of a final gravity of 1.022... for a Barleywine that started 1.102... A 1.022 gravity would not have been impressive in a picture though!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Who's going to NHC?
« on: June 15, 2013, 04:56:33 AM »
I don't have a huge forum presence, but I would like to meet a lot of you, as you've all given me great advice.

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