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All Grain Brewing / pale malt difference
« Last post by aaspinall on June 20, 2018, 10:47:02 PM »
I'm brewing a recipe that calls for two different brands of pale malt (9 lbs. of Maris Otter and 4 lbs. of Briess). Will I really notice the difference if I just use 11 lbs of the same kind? Not sure if my supply store carries Maris Otter.
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Equipment and Software / Re: Tilt Bluetooth floating hydrometer
« Last post by BrewBama on June 20, 2018, 10:24:51 PM »
I see there have been updates. Anyone have a new version?  Do the new features work as advertised?

Here are some of the new features of the Tilt:

Range: Better reception and range. With the increased transmission power your Tilt will send data through larger, thicker-walled fermenters.

Precision: Upgraded sensors. With an improved temperature sensor and accelerometer your Tilt will operate with more precision. 

Efficiency: We've reduced power consumption so more brews, less battery.

New Look: Newly designed custom circuit board and harness.


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All Grain Brewing / Re: Final Gravity
« Last post by David on June 20, 2018, 10:24:18 PM »
What made you decide to do a 122 rest?

I have made six batches of this amber in an attempt to get it right where i would like it This latest batch is number seven. The third batch is when I started the decoction mashing routine, one minor ingredient adjustment after and this last batch is the third with no changes since.
The way I learned the procedure for decoction mashing at that time was the first rest (protein rest) should be around 122 degrees, then take the first decoction. Perhaps it is unnecessary, but the end product turned out to be exactly what I wanted so I have kept the procedure the same as to not change anything.
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Equipment and Software / Re: Burner preference
« Last post by 69franx on June 20, 2018, 10:17:13 PM »
Just now seeing another option in the Anvil Burner, built by Blichman. Only 2/3 the cost of Blichman, no idea on quality.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Final Gravity
« Last post by denny on June 20, 2018, 10:03:32 PM »
Maybe your wort is too fermentable? Are you mashing at a lower than typical temp and are you sure that your thermometer is accurate?

Typically mash around 153, usually am able to hit that target within a degree or two. The amber ale I just completed is actually a double decoction mash first rest at 122, first decoction raises to 147, second decoction raises to 156, sparge at 170ish.. hit all those temps within a degree (higher) on this batch. As far as an accurate thermometer? hard to say. I use a digital so-called instant read that I bought at my home brew supply....

What made you decide to do a 122 rest?
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All Grain Brewing / Re: Final Gravity
« Last post by denny on June 20, 2018, 10:03:02 PM »
Maybe your wort is too fermentable? Are you mashing at a lower than typical temp and are you sure that your thermometer is accurate?

Martin, I don't know about you, but I've found that mash temp just doesn't make all that much difference any more.  With the high DP of most malts, especially domestic, it seems like you have to go to extremes for it to matter at all.  For instance, using a Rahr base, I mashed the same recipe at 153 and 168 with identical results.
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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Porter Recipe
« Last post by denny on June 20, 2018, 10:00:42 PM »
Hi guys,

I’m trying to formulate my first Porter, and I would like some opinions on that. I pretend to brew this recipe sometime next week.



Cheers

Edgar

I'd say either get rid of or cut back on the aromatic.  I'd also recommend that all your flavorings (raspberries, nibs, vanilla bean) go in post primary.
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General Homebrew Discussion / Porter Recipe
« Last post by silveiraedgar on June 20, 2018, 09:52:46 PM »
Hi guys,

I’m trying to formulate my first Porter, and I would like some opinions on that. I pretend to brew this recipe sometime next week.



Cheers

Edgar
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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« Last post by MDixon on June 20, 2018, 09:51:07 PM »
So our area has finally received some Blanton's and if I didn't need to finish the darn horse race I would have skipped recent purchases. The distribution has been limited and one local store only got two bottles. Today I decided to see what I could drum up and a neighboring county listed four stores with bottles and out of the three I visited I picked up two. Unfortunately one was a letter I had. Anyway, on the way back I hit a few stores in my county and found another bottle with a letter I needed. When I got home I posted the duplicate letter and then it dawned on my I have a buddy who keeps a stock. He went through and we worked out a trade of his letter for mine. Now we're off to the races.

On another note, opened up Wild Turkey Longbrach. Very smooth with a peppery cinnamon finish. I could not pick out the mesquite last night, but in all fairness we were polishing off the remnants of a Tomahawk Ribeye I grilled on mesquite charcoal so my palate wasn't in tip top shape for picking up subtle flavors. I may hit it again tonight.
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Events / Lake Arrowhead Brewfest, Southern California
« Last post by jimylee on June 20, 2018, 09:48:29 PM »
Just wanted to drop a quick note here to let everyone know about the Lake Arrowhead Brewfest coming up August 11.  You can get the basic info and buy tickets here:
http://LakeArrowheadBrewfest.com
And read all the chatter about who is coming and what to expect here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/LakeArrowheadBrewfest/

Be sure and check the facebook posts for opportunities to get in free as a volunteer!  We still need about 30 people to help out, and we only work you for a couple hours, turning you loose on all that malty goodness for the remainder of the event.

Hope to see lots of AHA members there sporting their club shirts!
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