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Just got the chance to listen and thank you Denny, Drew, and Jim for a great podcast! I had followed the double mash forum post pretty closely and have been interesed  in trying it myself. It was also quite the surprise as well to hear my name called for feedback for my Parti-Gyled Saison! Keep up the good work. Cheers :-)
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General Homebrew Discussion / What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Last post by tommymorris on Today at 02:37:46 AM »
This afternoon a student worker at our university gifted me with half a grocery bag of fresh hops -- he wasn't sure what they were, but the LHBS lady thinks Cascade. I rearranged my schedule to get to the LHBS tonight and prep for an early brew day tomorrow (I'm an early riser, so if I don't have my strike water heating by 5:30 AM I consider myself wasting the day away). The fresh hops are in the fridge in a bag. I'm doing my take on Denny Conn's Wry Smile, something I brewed five or six times a few years back, nearly always with great results. Bittering with Columbus, then a massive whirlpool with the wet hops. Using White Labs San Diego yeast because the LHBS was out of Wyeast American Ale II.

The student worker (who is of drinking age  ) is very excited that I am doing this and it may push me into getting a beer gun so I can bottle from a keg, or I might give him a growler. Haven't bottled since I started kegging several years ago. Funny, two weeks ago was my first brew in 14 months and now I'm rushing to do a second! I finally made a brew gear checklist to make it easy to bring my gear from garage to kitchen (I brew 3 gallon batches and use the kitchen gas range).
Nice.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Last post by kgs on Today at 02:32:18 AM »
This afternoon a student worker at our university gifted me with half a grocery bag of fresh hops -- he wasn't sure what they were, but the LHBS lady thinks Cascade. I rearranged my schedule to get to the LHBS tonight and prep for an early brew day tomorrow (I'm an early riser, so if I don't have my strike water heating by 5:30 AM I consider myself wasting the day away). The fresh hops are in the fridge in a bag. I'm doing my take on Denny Conn's Wry Smile, something I brewed five or six times a few years back, nearly always with great results. Bittering with Columbus, then a massive whirlpool with the wet hops. Using White Labs San Diego yeast because the LHBS was out of Wyeast American Ale II.

The student worker (who is of drinking age  :) ) is very excited that I am doing this and it may push me into getting a beer gun so I can bottle from a keg, or I might give him a growler. Haven't bottled since I started kegging several years ago. Funny, two weeks ago was my first brew in 14 months and now I'm rushing to do a second! I finally made a brew gear checklist to make it easy to bring my gear from garage to kitchen (I brew 3 gallon batches and use the kitchen gas range).
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Even though I talked more than I should have, we didn't cover every detail. Sorry. I'm happy to answer any questions though.

Link to the recipe/process

https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/617251/-full-monty-
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Calculate acid for total grain in total water. Then calculate acid needed for half the grain in total water. If total acid needed is 3ml, and the first mash needs 1ml, then the 2nd mash gets the remaining 2ml. It's just that easy.

Maybe my water is different than yours, but that doesn't work for me. I have alkaline water and need the acid in the grain to bring down the pH. If I add half the grain to the total water I need MORE acid to hit the right pH than if I add all the grain, so my first mash needs more acid than the second. In the couple of examples I looked at there is not a lot of difference between the two, though, so I figure that if I get the pH right for the first mash it should be good enough for the second.
When I split the grain bill the dark malt is going in the first mash.

Aaah, yes, that would to if, especially for a stout. I don't remember that being mentioned in the podcast.
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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Bottling from keg
« Last post by LeeH on Today at 01:17:39 AM »
I use the Blichmann beer gun to great effect. 


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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: How to get a little fruity with 34/70
« Last post by Robert on August 17, 2018, 11:31:57 PM »
Well, I probably won't get the Märzen off the yeast in time to brew next weekend (wasn't I on an August brewing hiatus?) so I have a couple of weeks to think about this.  I probably should go ahead and try it and see for myself.  After all, it's the hop bill and not the yeast that will characterize this as an APA.
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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Bottling from keg
« Last post by James K on August 17, 2018, 11:24:11 PM »
You could clean your bottles empty them right before filling and pour off of like 1-4 psi from your taps.  Hit the bottle with a screw driver (handle part) and then cap on foam. That’s how I fill growlers, though I have a growler attachment. But if your beer is carbonated and you purge the keg, then push at a low psi, cap on foam. You should be ok.
I, not sure how long they would store that way, but it’s pretty much the same as a bottling gun, minus the purging your bottles with co2 part.
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General Homebrew Discussion / resh hops
« Last post by BrewBama on August 17, 2018, 11:14:26 PM »
I harvested mine today. Here’s a pretty good video demonstration on when to harvest. https://youtu.be/TlsT-x19III


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Kegging and Bottling / Bottling from keg
« Last post by BrewBama on August 17, 2018, 11:03:58 PM »
I’ve seen a bottle wand modified and fit onto a cobra tap as a “poor man’s beer gun”.

http://www.craftbrewing.com/blog/poor-mans-beer-gun/

As well as Intertap mentioned above, if you have Perlick‘s you can also get a bottle/growler filler to fill from the bottom.

https://www.brewhardware.com/product_p/growlerfiller.htm


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