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  1. Thread: Kettle sours

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    The only beer I've ever really gotten "tomato...

    The only beer I've ever really gotten "tomato soup" from (strongly) is Bayrischer Bahnhoff's Leipziger Gose. I've experienced it to a lesser extent in some other Gose beers, but the salt content in...
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    My yeast lives in a cooler in the basement next...

    My yeast lives in a cooler in the basement next to where I store my grain cart. When I go down to get it for grainout during the boil, I bring the yeast up with me. I leave the vessel in a big...
  3. Thread: Lemondrop

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    So for my 6BBL batch I ended up dry hopping with...

    So for my 6BBL batch I ended up dry hopping with 5lb of Lemondrop and a pound of Centennial (as insurance, for certain lemon-like aroma).

    I am quite pleased with the resulting beer. The aroma is...
  4. Thread: Soapy flavor

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    I agree with UnFermentable. Chlorine is bad. It...

    I agree with UnFermentable. Chlorine is bad. It will lead to the phenols you're indicating with band aid and plastic. Very undesirable. Why are you having your water delivered? Really bad location?...
  5. Thread: Lemondrop

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    Thank you for that. It totally makes sense. I...

    Thank you for that. It totally makes sense. I know that hot side you get a lot more out of the hops than just what you smell from the bag, but I always thought that if you added them at diacetyl rest...
  6. Thread: Lemondrop

    by blonberg
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    **bump** I'm actually brewing with Lemondrop...

    **bump**

    I'm actually brewing with Lemondrop for the first time today, and am interested if people have some more experience with this hop since it is now not quiet so new.

    I am doing a Session...
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    Salt - but not for water treatment

    I am in the process of finishing up a rather weird beer... I like weird beer sometimes.
    This one is a Nori Pale Ale - brewed with sushi seaweed wrappers in both the mash and the kettle. I didn't...
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    Or maybe they have a better palate than you do......

    Or maybe they have a better palate than you do... who knows?
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    It goes nearly the full length of the glass, but...

    It goes nearly the full length of the glass, but it isn't as long as you think. I think 4" is about right. The stone, that is. The mount for the stone is longer to get it through the T and into the...
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    https://conical-fermenter.com/SPOX-Oxygenation-Aer...

    https://conical-fermenter.com/SPOX-Oxygenation-Aeration-Assembly.html

    This is more or less what I use. You can obviously buy these pieces separately for a lower price, but this is a good place to...
  11. Thread: Mash Hopping?

    by blonberg
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    From my Brewpub experience - i.e. not speaking...

    From my Brewpub experience - i.e. not speaking about huge volume batches or with a whole lot in the way of a brewing chemistry background, more of an artisan one - I think it does add to beer in...
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    Have you racked off the yeast/blown it out? If...

    Have you racked off the yeast/blown it out? If you're in a conical with the yeast still in, and are using the very bottom port, you're rousing the yeast and cold break back into the beer, and that is...
  13. Thread: Brewtan B

    by blonberg
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    That's hard to say... my IPA goes quite quickly...

    That's hard to say... my IPA goes quite quickly as do my Pale Ale and most of my hoppy specials. My only 'evidence' would probably come from my DIPA, which I've brewed both before and after the...
  14. Thread: 13.3% aa

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    ... the Darkest Timeline. Timeline 13.3.

    ... the Darkest Timeline. Timeline 13.3.
  15. Thread: Vorlauf

    by blonberg
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    Don't you just connect your grant to your sparge...

    Don't you just connect your grant to your sparge arm, allow the wort to clear, and then connect it to the boil kettle? Are you looking at somehow filtering your wort from the grant before you put it...
  16. Thread: 13.3% aa

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    13.3% aa

    OK folks, I don't know if this is some crazy coincidence, or a Baader-Meinhof situation of some kind, but I'm seeing 13.3% Alpha Acids for so many of my hops it has me confounded to the point I have...
  17. Thread: Brewtan B

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    Yes, I'm still using it after all of these...

    Yes, I'm still using it after all of these months. I'll go back over my perceptions of the claims:

    --> You'll get a better yield from your lautertun - I have not experienced this.

    --> You'll...
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    Ya, I have to agree, don't pre-mix. The added...

    Ya, I have to agree, don't pre-mix. The added sugar water isn't very good for kegs or sanitation. Also: using a lemon-lime soda like Sprite, even when homemade, makes for a bad Shandy. Try for a...
  19. Thread: Catty Chinook

    by blonberg
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    In your other recipes with Chinook as a dry hop,...

    In your other recipes with Chinook as a dry hop, do you use it straight or with other hops? How about with this beer? I find Chinook to be very catty, and although I do dry hop with it in an Imperial...
  20. Thread: Celeia Hops

    by blonberg
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    Curious about your recent experiences

    Really old post, obviously, but I'm always looking for more information about hops I like. I experimented with Celeia back in '11-'13, left brewing for a couple of years and have been using them a...
  21. Patience...

    Patience...
  22. Thread: Kettle Spurs

    by blonberg
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    Other thread

    There is a thread in the recipe formulation section that I started a few months back that has some good information from several people including my own experience.

    here:...
  23. I usually have to wash kegs every two to three...

    I usually have to wash kegs every two to three weeks. So the kegs sit around 1-2 weeks.
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    Why is MO so dusty?

    I am curious if anyone might know why, or have a theory as to why, Marris Otter Malt is so darn dusty. I love the stuff, but don't use it that often. I get the real English, floor-malted stuff for...
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    Beechwood BS

    Just as a side note: Beechwood aging is complete nonsense. Beechwood has no flavor component. It is added to the mass-produced lager because it lends more surface area, and allows the lager to...
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