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Kegging and Bottling / Bottling a sour for aging
« Last post by lindak on Today at 08:38:51 PM »
I keg most go my brews, but I have a sour at month four-- and I want to bottle most of it.  If I want to bottle some that I plan to consume within a couple of months, can I bottle and cap, as usual?   If I want to cellar some and use Belgium bottles, is there a good and low cost corking option?   Thanks--
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Ingredients / Re: Cascade and Chinook Terroir
« Last post by b-hoppy on Today at 08:15:59 PM »
Maybe it's time for us to stop kidding ourselves and grow hops hydro indoors.  Hint: halide for vegetative and HPS for flowering  ;D

There's more than a few folks trying it and are finding quite a few issues.  I've never had anyone get back to me about vernalization so I know that's a big one.  I guess they'll keep trying as long as it's other peoples $$ they're using, haha.  http://www.coloradoan.com/story/life/food/2016/07/01/csu-professor-pioneers-fast-growing-hops/86599646/
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Equipment and Software / Re: How to build a herms setup???
« Last post by coolman26 on Today at 07:50:50 PM »
Checkout electricbrewing
They have all the information you could want.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« Last post by ynotbrusum on Today at 07:04:15 PM »
Chicago winners are posted.  I advanced a German Lichtbier.  Not sure my samples will hold up well for Nationals, though.  Nice to be recognized for a Low O2 batch.

congratulations. What were your DO levels throughout the process?
Thank you.  As to O2 levels, I can't say, as I don't have a DO meter, but I guess I kept the sodium metabisulfite
somewhere  below a noticeable "eggy level", evidently.
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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Diacetyl, already in key
« Last post by nickcw on Today at 06:48:54 PM »
Thanks a bunch guys,  this is why i am apart of the home brewers association.
I will give this a try and see you in Minneapolis...
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Thank you.  I know the maize already is geletanized so its already be converted and can be mashed normally, but I'm using the six row because I have like 5 pounds on hand that I need to use. I don't see the need for it in the future to convert any adjuncts for me. With the extra protein content, it would help with that.  Also I want to see if it might contribute any different flavor I'm not used to.. basically, though, I have it on hand and should use it.
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Looks to be a light, easy-drinking ale.  Hopefully that melon flavor will come through for you.  I have a couple questions though - what is the purpose of the 6-row?  That's one malt that I haven't ever used in 13 years of brewing.  You shouldn't have a problem with converting the wheat malt.  I wouldn't think the flaked maize would be a problem either. 

This grain bill doesn't look like any style per se, but in general I would expect it to be a lighter, easy-drinking ale with a restrained hop character that should (hopefully) let your watermelon shine through. 

I would consider switching out the Columbus hops for something smoother, such as Magnum.  Unless that's what you're limited to for on-hand ingredients.  Let's see what the rest of the hooligans have to say.  Welcome to the forum!
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Ok thanks for the input
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Equipment and Software / Re: How to build a herms setup???
« Last post by Stevie on Today at 05:24:09 PM »
Call an electrician. 20a isn't enough for an element plus pumps and panel power. You also want a GFI breaker for safety.
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Beer Recipes / Re: Critique this NEIPA Recipe Please!
« Last post by erockrph on Today at 05:15:27 PM »
I'm joining this thread for my education as well. I like the recipe. But please correct me if I am wrong. I was under the assumption that the NEIPA had minimal to no IBUs with all kettle hops added during the whirlpool.
I wouldn't say no IBU's, but maybe closer to an APA than an IPA. 40ish IBU is probably closer to the higher end, but not unreasonable. Hop Shot is pretty smooth bittering in my experience as well, so I wouldn't expect this recipe to have too much of a bite as brewed.
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