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Re: Suggest an experiment!
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2016, 11:42:58 PM »
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Bittering lagers with noble varieties vs Magnum (or other neutral)

I like this idea, especially for the reasonably hopped lagers, like helles or O'fest

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Re: Suggest an experiment!
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2016, 12:19:54 AM »
Head retention: Wheat Malt vs CaraFoam vs Flaked Barley vs Chit Malt vs All Pils.

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Re: Suggest an experiment!
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2016, 12:20:33 AM »
Electric brewing vs Direct Fire

BIAB vs Batch vs Fly Sparge

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Re: Suggest an experiment!
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2016, 12:31:08 AM »
Dry hop the same beer, one keg with 2 oz. of Fuggles, the other keg with 2 oz. of potting soil, then triangle test to see if there is a significant difference.
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Re: Suggest an experiment!
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2016, 12:44:18 AM »
One I have always wondered: efficiency of adding sugar into mash as opposed to at boil. Would save time adding it to mash so that it is already dissolved when in BK and don't have to bring back to a boil.

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Re: Suggest an experiment!
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2016, 01:02:33 AM »
BIAB vs Batch vs Fly Sparge

Working in some average time taken for these methods may be useful as well. That's going to be somewhat of an apples to oranges comparison, but I'd wager the time savings between some may not be what we'd expect.
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Re: Suggest an experiment!
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2016, 01:57:01 AM »
Cole Slaw vs Potato Salad dry "hop"

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Re: Suggest an experiment!
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2016, 02:06:51 AM »
Cole Slaw vs Potato Salad dry "hop"

The guy a couple years back that wanted to make a reuben sandwich beer - perfect techniques for that one.   ;D
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Re: Suggest an experiment!
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2016, 02:16:41 PM »
Cole Slaw vs Potato Salad dry "hop"

The guy a couple years back that wanted to make a reuben sandwich beer - perfect techniques for that one.   ;D

Yum!  Almost as good as the buffalo wing beer going around here. ;)

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Re: Suggest an experiment!
« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2016, 04:28:31 PM »
Dry hop the same beer, one keg with 2 oz. of Fuggles, the other keg with 2 oz. of potting soil, then triangle test to see if there is a significant difference.

THIS^^^ one!  ;)
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Re: Suggest an experiment!
« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2016, 04:29:42 PM »
Lager brewed with w34/70 vs pseudolager brewed with Nottingham

I did a pilsner (3 way split) sort of like that last year, but with WLP830 at 52f, WLP830 at 72, and Wyeast 1764 at 72f.
I queried Jill about it for a possible Last Drop piece. She said she could use it and I sent it to her back in September. I'm hoping it'll see print fairly soon.

I'd say that would work better becasue those yeasts are all cleaner. I've never found Notty to be particularly clean.  Could just be me, though.
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Re: Suggest an experiment!
« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2016, 04:30:20 PM »
Head retention: Wheat Malt vs CaraFoam vs Flaked Barley vs Chit Malt vs All Pils.

vs. good brewing/fermentation process and none of those.
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Re: Suggest an experiment!
« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2016, 04:31:47 PM »
BIAB vs Batch vs Fly Sparge

Working in some average time taken for these methods may be useful as well. That's going to be somewhat of an apples to oranges comparison, but I'd wager the time savings between some may not be what we'd expect.

It would be pretty difficult to find brewers set up to do all 3 in an optimal fashion.  And what would you be looking for?  We need a hypothesis, guys!
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Re: Suggest an experiment!
« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2016, 04:32:34 PM »
Cole Slaw vs Potato Salad dry "hop"

The guy a couple years back that wanted to make a reuben sandwich beer - perfect techniques for that one.   ;D

Sure it wasn't the Philly Cheesesteak beer?  I went to Beer Camp with him!  He said the beer sucked.
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Re: Suggest an experiment!
« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2016, 04:34:17 PM »
I remember the reuben thread, but I think it was within the last year or so since I've only been on here for a little over 2 years, I could be wrong though. Think he wanted mustard and rye seeds in his brew and a big bready malt presence plus???
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