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Classifieds / Re: Looking for some Russian River beers
« Last post by Bob357 on Today at 01:09:41 AM »
Good Luck! I live less than 300 miles from them and can't find it here in Northern Nevada. Even Total Wine with their 2500+ beers doesn't carry it. They tell me Russian River has a very small distribution area.
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>FYI, your choice of chalk was likely the reason your mash pH still ran low. It's not all that soluble in the mash.

Two things. 

1) It's all I had.  I'm aware that pickling lime would be preferable.  I only had chalk due to an accidental purchase.  My water is usually very high in pH, and I have never needed to raise my pH in five years of brewing.

2) This is my third brewday in a row (and fourth batch) so affected.  My water company has recently changed something - it's all over the community facebook group.  Our friend could not buy her tropical fish when she had planned due to not being able to get the pH up enough. 

So while the chalk is likely a factor, the lower than reported pH is probably a bigger issue.
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Beer Recipes / Re: CAP recipe
« Last post by santoch on February 21, 2017, 11:21:21 PM »
I don't fear 2o-25% corn. With 6 row it cuts the protein and lightens the grainy 6 row flavor. I haven't done one with 2 row yet, but 2 row has much more DP than it used to, so it should work just fine.

The Cluster hops at bittering add an old school flavor that makes me think of the sips of dad's and grandps's beers I had when a kid. That was back when the mainstream beers had some hops and flavor.

+1

I agree, I like corn over rice by a long shot.  Think corn bread vs. regular bread.  There's a sweetness and grainy flavor that is really clean and refreshing, particularly on a hot summer day.


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All Grain Brewing / Re: How long does it take you to brew a beer?
« Last post by Ale Farmer on February 21, 2017, 09:19:08 PM »
Ale,

I usually get up anywhere from 2:30 am to 4 am to start brewing.  Nice and quiet and no interruptions.  Finished and cleaned by the time everyone gets up.


Thanks for the tip--I'm going to try that sometime--maybe in the summer.
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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast Discontinuing Some Strains
« Last post by alestateyall on February 21, 2017, 09:09:25 PM »
I am late to this thread...

Does White Labs (or any other yeast company) sell any of the cancelled strains?
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Classifieds / Looking for some Russian River beers
« Last post by Ron on February 21, 2017, 08:39:30 PM »
I am trying to find Russian River beers and have been unable to find any online. I have never been able to try any of their beers and was looking for Pliny the Elder, Blind Pig, and what ever else I could get my hands on. I live in the KC area so I would be willing to trade beers with you or possible just buy them from you.
Thank you for your help.


 
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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Last post by JT on February 21, 2017, 08:07:01 PM »
Cream Ale.  Really loving this beer - such an easy drinker and so easy to brew.  Changes from my last batch: used flaked maize instead of flaked rice and A07 instead of US05.  Not sure which of these changes are most responsible for the flavor improvement, but this beer is quite tasty!


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A07 yeast? Beautiful beer by the way, I can only dream of getting something that clear

-Josh Peanasky
Thanks Josh.  A07 is Imperial Organic Yeast's version of WLP001 from what I can tell. 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Last post by jjpeanasky on February 21, 2017, 07:58:44 PM »
Cream Ale.  Really loving this beer - such an easy drinker and so easy to brew.  Changes from my last batch: used flaked maize instead of flaked rice and A07 instead of US05.  Not sure which of these changes are most responsible for the flavor improvement, but this beer is quite tasty!


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A07 yeast? Beautiful beer by the way, I can only dream of getting something that clear

-Josh Peanasky

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Beer Recipes / Re: beer tastes and kinds
« Last post by JoelValach on February 21, 2017, 07:29:23 PM »
I do have a fridge i can control but maybe its not as accrete as i need. Would a Dunkelweizen be what you have in mind? normally for a yeast starter I do 2 cups of water half cup DME bring water to 170 add DME then boil for 10 mins. How does a Dunkelweizen and a munich dunkel differ and what kind of yeast wold your recommend and how much munich if i decide to try a Munich Dunkel?
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Beer Recipes / Re: CAP recipe
« Last post by hopfenundmalz on February 21, 2017, 07:08:43 PM »
I don't fear 2o-25% corn. With 6 row it cuts the protein and lightens the grainy 6 row flavor. I haven't done one with 2 row yet, but 2 row has much more DP than it used to, so it should work just fine.

The Cluster hops at bittering add an old school flavor that makes me think of the sips of dad's and grandps's beers I had when a kid. That was back when the mainstream beers had some hops and flavor.
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