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  1. 6 points
    epete28

    Shameless Stout 5 Month Deliciousness

    I'm down to my last few bottles of Shameless Stout that's been conditioning since September. I know it almost sounds cliche among us but this beer has gotten so much better with time! A solid stout to try if anyone has been debating.
  2. 5 points
    McSquirrely

    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    Day 9 of the Power Outage. Time to brew the next batch. No problem: Extract on the wood stove to warm before adding to kettle. Water for wort brought to boil on the gas camp stove outside, along with 1 cup of agave and 1 pack MRB booster; brought to boil, shutdown, (Long Play) extract added to the wort, into the LBK on top of 1 gallon of snow-cooled water. Vigorously stirred w/more snow-cooled water added to +2 gallon mark. Std MRB yeast pitched, placed into kegging room - 66F. I'm calling this batch 'Sno-Play IPA'. 16.3 initial brix. 35F outside with 8” snow, No sign of power restoration anytime soon...no problem. Life goes on.
  3. 3 points
    66 is fine, in fact it's PERFECT. If it didn't taste sweet, it's done. It's also ok to go 3 weeks and 5 days. 😉
  4. 3 points
    Fire Rooster

    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    Inserted data for 5 gallon recipe into a spreadsheet, then calculated for any size. Once I learn the variables/data-sets, I will become a Beersmith.
  5. 3 points
    Fire Rooster

    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    https://learn.kegerator.com/recipe-cascade-smash-pale-ale/ Using Nottingham yeast instead. This yeast seems to be the perfect ale yeast for my basement environment. Checked two All Grain LBK's yesterday and both were 57 degrees.
  6. 3 points
    Stevo0083

    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    Next Four are: Dead Ringer American IPA - 5 oz of hops - 5 gal Sierra Nevada Clone - 5 gal Roke IPA (MRB) - 1 gal Long Play IPA (MRB)- 2 gal
  7. 3 points
    Shrike

    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    I'd use the porter. The WDA has quite a hoppy character that might be overpowering in a coffee stout.
  8. 3 points
    Jdub

    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    thanks for the tip. i just visited my local brewery's facebook page (Shannon Brewing) and found out they're running a special. filling growlers for $10 of blackberry crystal wheat! will stop by tomorrow to get some.
  9. 3 points
    Nickfixit

    Black Beer'd porter

    Now it works PHEW! Yeah, I am not totally liking their new web site either, but change is always tough once you are used to something. I have to rate them by number of clicks/scrolls to find what I want. If more than 3 it is a problem. But also (I guess because I am aged, I do not like scrolling, after all, a page is a page. Pages were a technical evolution thrusting us from the scroll era to the tablet ere. many 100's of years ago. I also have a beef with multi column pages which are OK on paper but a real pain to read on electronic devices, in that you cannot see a whole page at once. Still who else cares - if you cannot say it in 280 characters is it worth saying?
  10. 3 points
    Creeps McLane

    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    In 10 hours ill be holding my corny keg under some kind of tubing to get 5 gallons of wort from a local brewery! Brewing a saison... are you surprised?
  11. 2 points
    Jdub

    older yeast

    update if anyone but me cares. full layer of krausen going on now. strange b/c i pitched on Sunday and wasn't a lot of activity until today. Now about 1/2 to 1 inch of krausen. crisis averted.
  12. 2 points
    D Kristof

    MUG MIDWEST 2019 MEETING

    Sorry for the delay posting this. The voting results indicate Cincinnati is the slightly more favored location (I did not vote). @MiniYoda has proposed Thursday June 6 through Sunday June 9 as the dates. Cincinnati has over 40 breweries with several more located nearby in Indiana and Northern Kentucky. I intend to focus this meeting towards the northern suburbs which in my opinion are some of the better less commercialized breweries. Transportation between locations will be provided. I am asking for feedback. I am asking for an idea of who and how many. It's time to finally get this thing movjng forward.
  13. 2 points
    Nickfixit

    older yeast

    The only thing is that if the initial cell count was low you might get additional flavors from yeast growth phase compared with having a higher cell count. But it probably is to late to impact that. I agree, and would do the SG check as noted above with pitch as needed. From dry yeast, my experience with US-05 is that is gives a pretty good start within 24 hours or even less so if the liquid one is the same this is a pretty long time for it to get going, but I have not used that exact one. If this was purepitch, then this gives some indications on viability with time. If not, it refers you to Mr Malty for viability calculations with age. So you could backtrack and see if there could have theoretically been an issue then compare with recipe builder pitch rate calc. *********************optimistic*********************************** https://www.beeradvocate.com/community/threads/white-labs-purepitch-yeast-some-numbers.573302/ This says Purepitch has a package date and a "best before" date on the pack and that at the "best before" date : The “Best Before” date comes from hundreds of internal trials, ultimately showing that after five months in PurePitch® packaging the average viability of first generation yeast remains at more than 79%. **********************pessimistic******************************* But Mr Malty is less optimistic - presumably not allowing for the improvements in packaging. Feeding the date into this gives viability of 0. Hmm. https://www.morebeer.com/content/yeast_viability_calculator Also this might be of interest https://eurekabrewing.wordpress.com/2012/11/18/yeast-basics-check-yeast-viability/ (you lose 50% in 60 days in fridge) https://www.whitelabs.com/faq/general/how-much-yeast-my-white-labs-homebrew-purepitch
  14. 2 points
    Nickfixit

    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    Now that is dedication - good for you 😎 Hope everything else resolves soon.
  15. 2 points
    BDawg62

    Turkey Fryer Kettle for brewing?

    That was what I used for my brew kettle for over a year. No issues with any of the beers.
  16. 2 points
  17. 2 points
    Creeps McLane

    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    Twas the night before brew day...
  18. 2 points
    Nickfixit

    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    Plan change - first use up American Ale that is oldest. (other than 2 Baltic Porters and a Coopers 6Gal Dark Ale. all dated 2017 (!) but they are dark anyway. The Baltic Porter probably next after.) Fruity American Ale 2 - American Ale HME with booster and 8 oz wheat DME, 1 oz mix HBC438 (SABRO) and Brambling Cross. 1/3 15 min boil, 1/3 flameout, 1/3 7 day DH. Mr B yeast, 5g is OK for OG 1.050 Aroma notes - a real rural fruit salad. Sabro: coconut, grapefruit, lemon grass, and wood. Bramling Cross: lemon, black currant, and hay aromas
  19. 2 points
    Jdub

    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    that's the kind of advice i was looking for. done deal. will use the porter. thanks!
  20. 2 points
    Jdub

    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    next 2 brews: AG saison recipe that i found online. picked up my grains, hops and yeast from my HBS today while i was filling up my new CO2 tank. after that, brewing a MRB Sunday Morning Coming Down batch.
  21. 2 points
    JoshR

    Star San

    Like these guys said, the foam won't hurt anything, but if you MUST have less foam, there is a product you can find called Saniclean. It's from the same company as Starsan and is basically the same as Starsan, but a low-foaming version.
  22. 2 points
    Cato

    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    Nice, good luck and hope you win!
  23. 2 points
    Creeps McLane

    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    This is the first time I’ve heard of any brewery giving away wort. I’ve heard of places just doing a wort giveaway but this place is letting 20 of us bring the wort home, boil it and ferment it and the best beer gets put on tap in the brewery. In exactly 4 weeks we meet back up and have a social drinking event and judges will be walking around sampling beers. Kinda cool eh?
  24. 2 points
  25. 2 points
    swenocha

    And the winners are.....

    Bumping this thread since I posted pics related to this contest that I unearthed earlier. Then I notice the same pics are already in the thread. D'oh! Regardless, that was some wacky times brewing all of those ingredients. And it was a fun exercise to do that kind of combination logic puzzle. Still appreciate Mr. B folks for doing that contest. Was way over the top generous, especially when they broke the tie by giving both of us the full prize.
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