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Offline Al Equihua

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Re: my last night brew, trouble and stress
« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2011, 09:39:18 AM »
never done a decotion before and i never intend to do it this brew, but it was the first thing pass in my mind: now what?
next time i'll begin brewing at 5 am!  ;D
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Re: my last night brew, trouble and stress
« Reply #16 on: October 14, 2011, 09:41:52 AM »
One thing to keep in mind when doing a decoction is to do a brief saccharification rest for 20-30min prior to boiling the decoction in an effort to avoid denaturing the enzymes and converting the decoction.

I'm glad it has seemed to work out for you. Let us know how it tastes.

steeped for 30 minutes before i drain and boil, taste great at this point, i let you know how it tastes my "double trouble oatmeal stout"
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Re: my last night brew, trouble and stress
« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2011, 05:13:26 AM »
A few thoughts....

100 pound gas bottle.....with a full one right next to it....just move the hose over.

No timers, clock on the wall and a more or less standard format of keeping a log.....Write down the starting time of the boil and then calculate the hop addition times and write them down. This way you can't "get lost"

Yes, not being interrupted so you can maintain concentration is critical. Brew while el Hijo sleeps?
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Re: my last night brew, trouble and stress
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2011, 08:39:29 AM »

Yes, not being interrupted so you can maintain concentration is critical. Brew while el Hijo sleeps?


See, that's the problem, my two kids got up earlier (6-7 am)  and the never got a nap in the day hahaha,
sometimes they want to help while the mash by stirring a little bit and with the runnings, feels great!

cheers
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Re: my last night brew, trouble and stress
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2011, 11:59:21 PM »
A few thoughts....

100 pound gas bottle.....with a full one right next to it....just move the hose over.


I dream of that...

I am anxious to hear how the beer turns out. They are all right though. It will be a fantastic beer because
it will be difficult to duplicate.

Ruben * Colorado :)