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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1155 on: March 05, 2016, 12:49:26 AM »

In theory, gelatin drops proteins and yeast, and we all probably agree that those proteins do contribute to head and retention- hop oils aside.


True enough. For a while I've been using foam positive stuff like flaked barley, flaked wheat, or chit, so maybe I'm offsetting any loss from the gelatin and just don't realize it.

I think the best and most accurate comparative test would be one batch, split into two kegs...one with gelatin one without carbed same.


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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1156 on: March 05, 2016, 12:53:13 AM »

In theory, gelatin drops proteins and yeast, and we all probably agree that those proteins do contribute to head and retention- hop oils aside.


True enough. For a while I've been using foam positive stuff like flaked barley, flaked wheat, or chit, so maybe I'm offsetting any loss from the gelatin and just don't realize it.

I think the best and most accurate comparative test would be one batch, split into two kegs...one with gelatin one without carbed same.


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Totally agree.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1157 on: March 05, 2016, 01:20:27 AM »
I know that I'm pretty much done using gelatin. I'd rather just wait the extra time for the beer to clear than compromise the flavor, mouthfeel, and head retention.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1158 on: March 05, 2016, 01:35:52 AM »
I know that I'm pretty much done using gelatin. I'd rather just wait the extra time for the beer to clear than compromise the flavor, mouthfeel, and head retention.
i'm going to start a thread on this and see if we can get a few of us to participate in some experiments. Few different beers split into 1/2 batches for kegging or bottling. 1/2 fined with gelatin, 1/2 not.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1159 on: March 05, 2016, 01:56:48 AM »
Great looking beers Ken! 

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1160 on: March 05, 2016, 01:59:38 AM »

My only problem with session beers is that the keg kicks too quick!  Goodbye ordinary bitter!

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1161 on: March 05, 2016, 02:01:49 AM »


My only problem with session beers is that the keg kicks too quick!  Goodbye ordinary bitter!

Looks great. I hear ya...kicked my Schwarzbier yesterday.....way too quick.


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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1162 on: March 05, 2016, 06:52:15 AM »
Jumping in mid-thread.  This one is a Saison; the malt bill is fairly straightforward but with Pacific Jade hops.  It's a good combo.  Pairing with Teriyaki chicken, slightly charred.

Hope you all are doing well.

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1163 on: March 05, 2016, 08:06:00 AM »
Looks great Mike, the chicken sounds good too!

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1164 on: March 05, 2016, 01:00:37 PM »
nice beer Mike..did I sample this one?  I know I had a saison.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1165 on: March 05, 2016, 05:10:59 PM »
nice beer Mike..did I sample this one?  I know I had a saison.

This one is a little drier with the ABV moved up from 5% to 6.5%.  I did use too many hops, per my norm, but the Pacific Jade is very citrusy.  I need to dial it all back and add an additional hop variety to give it more complexity. 

Malt bill is 55% Pilsen, 22% Wheat, 18% Vienna and 5% sugar.

Ken, you and others sometimes have an amazing amount of foam on top of your pours - how do you make that happen?  Those make for great photos!

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1166 on: March 05, 2016, 05:22:41 PM »


My only problem with session beers is that the keg kicks too quick!  Goodbye ordinary bitter!

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1167 on: March 05, 2016, 08:49:17 PM »

My only problem with session beers is that the keg kicks too quick!  Goodbye ordinary bitter!

Love the clarity.  What's your recipe for that one?

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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1168 on: March 05, 2016, 10:20:07 PM »

My only problem with session beers is that the keg kicks too quick!  Goodbye ordinary bitter!

Love the clarity.  What's your recipe for that one?


Since brewing this I've tightened up my mill gap, so I may need to adjust grain volume down a bit.  This beer came in around 3.7 or 3.8% abv.  Carbed to about 1.6 volumes.
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Re: Pics of recent brews?
« Reply #1169 on: March 05, 2016, 10:45:42 PM »

My only problem with session beers is that the keg kicks too quick!  Goodbye ordinary bitter!

Love the clarity.  What's your recipe for that one?


Since brewing this I've tightened up my mill gap, so I may need to adjust grain volume down a bit.  This beer came in around 3.7 or 3.8% abv.  Carbed to about 1.6 volumes.

That's really nice; the recipe combined with low ABV is inspiring.  It looks like a great beer.