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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Nooner Pils
« Last post by majorvices on Today at 08:20:57 AM »
Saw this beer in the grocery store last weekend. The six pack didn't last long! Very nice pils. Going to pick up another one today!
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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: New recipe
« Last post by morticaixavier on Today at 08:17:02 AM »

Guess I'd better learn how to do a minimash since I want to do something similar to what Billmiller is doing.  Very different beer/recipe but same idea.
Simple. Sub some of the extract for 2-row and hold at ~150-152 for an hour
How much water?
2 qts per pound of grain. Use a large grain bag, pull it, put in a strainer over kettle, pour some of the remaining hot water over the grains to get the sugars out. Basically do a mini BIAB.

I would use at least 1lb of 2-row or pils for each pound of other grains.
Instead of the strainer over kettle thing (after 1 hour at 150), can I just dunk/steep the grain bag in the same 4 gallons of 160-ish F water that I'm steeping other grain?  Will that rinse out the remaining sugars?

you can dunk rinse. I would put all your grains in the mini mash. it's simpler that way as you don't have two steeping steps. you can have another pot with the remaining volume of water up to temp and dunk or you can pour the hot water over the grains as steve suggests. either way will work.
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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cold Crashing
« Last post by Steve in TX on Today at 08:15:29 AM »
Measure ambient. If you measure the beer, the freezer will run for hours before it hits temp.
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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: New recipe
« Last post by Philbrew on Today at 08:13:38 AM »

Guess I'd better learn how to do a minimash since I want to do something similar to what Billmiller is doing.  Very different beer/recipe but same idea.
Simple. Sub some of the extract for 2-row and hold at ~150-152 for an hour
How much water?
2 qts per pound of grain. Use a large grain bag, pull it, put in a strainer over kettle, pour some of the remaining hot water over the grains to get the sugars out. Basically do a mini BIAB.

I would use at least 1lb of 2-row or pils for each pound of other grains.
Instead of the strainer over kettle thing (after 1 hour at 150), can I just dunk/steep the grain bag in the same 4 gallons of 160-ish F water that I'm steeping other grain?  Will that rinse out the remaining sugars?
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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« Last post by jvoeltz on Today at 08:08:46 AM »
Hopefully the San Diego results are released by close of business, otherwise I don't see them released before Monday. It's been almost 2 weeks since the end of the competition, kind of ridiculous...

I'm wondering if the 3rd place disqualification in category had something to do with the delay in verification. Wonder what that's all about...
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General Homebrew Discussion / Cold Crashing
« Last post by flbrewer on Today at 07:58:52 AM »
Ok. Just thought the beer may freeze at some point. Alternatively I was concerned w my chest freezer running for so long if it's measuring the beer.
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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cold Crashing
« Last post by davidgzach on Today at 07:52:24 AM »
Should I be measuring ambient for this or actual temp?

Doesn't matter.  The beer will equalize in less than 2 days.  I take the probe out of the styrofoam and go ambient so my freezer doesn't burn out.
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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« Last post by davidgzach on Today at 07:48:11 AM »
Everyone may now want to think twice about entering the English Brown Ale category next year.  Now that I know my beer will be fresh, I'm winning!  :D

Dave
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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« Last post by HoosierBrew on Today at 07:47:48 AM »
That was very helpful, thanks Jon.  I'll even buy it from your LHBS.  I think I'll just need a wing nut to attach to the sanke coupler and I should be good to go. 

Awesome, you'll love it.
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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cold Crashing
« Last post by flbrewer on Today at 07:46:50 AM »
Should I be measuring ambient for this or actual temp?
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