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Re: Fermentation Temperature - Pt. 3: Lager Yeast | exBEERiment Results!
« Reply #30 on: June 22, 2015, 06:17:27 PM »
I think the biggest takeaway from all the Exbeeriments so far, for me, is that if you have otherwise good process control (as Marshall clearly does), letting one variable slip probably won't compromise the beer. I can't count how many times I've lost glycol, or had insufficient glycol capacity, during a lager fermentation and had no qualms about serving the resulting beer.

Then again, I think I guessed wrong on this one, though if memory serves I got the other one right.
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Re: Fermentation Temperature - Pt. 3: Lager Yeast | exBEERiment Results!
« Reply #31 on: June 22, 2015, 06:24:09 PM »
I would bet that I guessed wrong, too, but I swear one tasted different to me.
Happy to tell you, if you want to know :)

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Re: Fermentation Temperature - Pt. 3: Lager Yeast | exBEERiment Results!
« Reply #32 on: June 22, 2015, 06:26:24 PM »
I think the biggest takeaway from all the Exbeeriments so far, for me, is that if you have otherwise good process control (as Marshall clearly does), letting one variable slip probably won't compromise the beer. I can't count how many times I've lost glycol, or had insufficient glycol capacity, during a lager fermentation and had no qualms about serving the resulting beer.

Then again, I think I guessed wrong on this one, though if memory serves I got the other one right.
I couldn't agree more and have plans to start combining variables soon. When I started this thing, I was convinced single variables would produce significant differences. I was so wrong.

I think you're right about your performance...

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Re: Fermentation Temperature - Pt. 3: Lager Yeast | exBEERiment Results!
« Reply #33 on: June 22, 2015, 06:29:12 PM »
I couldn't agree more and have plans to start combining variables soon. When I started this thing, I was convinced single variables would produce significant differences. I was so wrong.

Pressure's going to be the one! This time I'm sure!

I think you're right about your performance...

I'm willing to endure the public shame in exchange for knowing. ;)
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Re: Fermentation Temperature - Pt. 3: Lager Yeast | exBEERiment Results!
« Reply #34 on: June 22, 2015, 06:38:26 PM »
I would bet that I guessed wrong, too, but I swear one tasted different to me.
Happy to tell you, if you want to know :)
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Re: Fermentation Temperature - Pt. 3: Lager Yeast | exBEERiment Results!
« Reply #35 on: June 22, 2015, 06:39:33 PM »
I couldn't agree more and have plans to start combining variables soon. When I started this thing, I was convinced single variables would produce significant differences. I was so wrong.

Pressure's going to be the one! This time I'm sure!

I think you're right about your performance...

I'm willing to endure the public shame in exchange for knowing. ;)
We've done 1 pressure ferment xBmt, no difference, but we've got more planned.

For this one, you were wrong. For the one I'm working on now, you were right :)

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Re: Fermentation Temperature - Pt. 3: Lager Yeast | exBEERiment Results!
« Reply #36 on: June 22, 2015, 06:41:28 PM »
I would bet that I guessed wrong, too, but I swear one tasted different to me.
Happy to tell you, if you want to know :)
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Re: Fermentation Temperature - Pt. 3: Lager Yeast | exBEERiment Results!
« Reply #37 on: June 22, 2015, 06:46:43 PM »
I would bet that I guessed wrong, too, but I swear one tasted different to me.
Happy to tell you, if you want to know :)
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Re: Fermentation Temperature - Pt. 3: Lager Yeast | exBEERiment Results!
« Reply #38 on: June 22, 2015, 06:48:59 PM »
Wonder what the master, Gordon Strong, would say about these two beers.
Hard to say.  He's just as human as the rest of us.  lol  I played a pop quiz on him at Club Night.  Brought him a bottle of homebrew to see if he could offer a suggestion on which style it came across as.  Unfortunately, his take was the same as mine.  "Were you going for some sort of Kolsch/Pils hybrid?"

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Re: Fermentation Temperature - Pt. 3: Lager Yeast | exBEERiment Results!
« Reply #39 on: June 22, 2015, 06:57:09 PM »
I would bet that I guessed wrong, too, but I swear one tasted different to me.
Happy to tell you, if you want to know :)
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Jeffy, you got it right.

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Re: Fermentation Temperature - Pt. 3: Lager Yeast | exBEERiment Results!
« Reply #40 on: June 22, 2015, 08:07:45 PM »
How did Jeff R do? Not too confident I got it right.
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Re: Fermentation Temperature - Pt. 3: Lager Yeast | exBEERiment Results!
« Reply #41 on: June 22, 2015, 08:17:14 PM »
How did Jeff R do? Not too confident I got it right.
You incorrectly chose the red sample... 3 times, haha, had to correct for that when running the data ;)

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Re: Fermentation Temperature - Pt. 3: Lager Yeast | exBEERiment Results!
« Reply #42 on: June 22, 2015, 08:40:40 PM »
I think the biggest takeaway from all the Exbeeriments so far, for me, is that if you have otherwise good process control (as Marshall clearly does), letting one variable slip probably won't compromise the beer.

I agree 100%. 
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Re: Fermentation Temperature - Pt. 3: Lager Yeast | exBEERiment Results!
« Reply #43 on: June 22, 2015, 09:05:23 PM »
How did Jeff R do? Not too confident I got it right.
You incorrectly chose the red sample... 3 times, haha, had to correct for that when running the data ;)
Somehow kept going back to the start.
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Re: Fermentation Temperature - Pt. 3: Lager Yeast | exBEERiment Results!
« Reply #44 on: June 22, 2015, 09:45:23 PM »
I would bet that I guessed wrong, too, but I swear one tasted different to me.
Happy to tell you, if you want to know :)
Please?
Last name start with a G or R? Still not totally keen on everyone's usernames yet.
Jeffy is G. :)
Thanks!

Jeffy, you got it right.
Woo Hoo! 
I would like to say that I opted out of judging at NHC this year because of sinus issues.  I picked correctly in this experiment with no sense of smell at all.  Of course it's probably luck, but I thought they tasted different.
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