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Creeps McLane

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  1. Creeps McLane

    whirlpool vs flameout hop additions

    Sorry, i was in a hurry. To me a whirlpool addition with not isomerize while a flameout addition will. Though new info is coming out everyday on the subject.
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    Thinking about brewing my first sour with extended aging with lacto. But to this question above, I may have a tip. At shells brewery they use cypress foeders which give no real wood flavor. So they actually whirlpool with oak to extract some tannins. That’s what I’m gonna do with my beer. Still deciding between doing things the hard way or just using the roselare blend and forgetting about the beer for a year or so.
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    adding honey

    Id leave it. Just pretend its 9% when your drinking it
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    adding honey

    So your 20% ipa only came in at 19%??? We cant stand for this!
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    Stick on Thermometer

    Rite brew is the shiznit. I love that place so much.
  6. No fancy equipment needed



  7. Seriously, what happened? All of a sudden i have twice as many followers and people commenting. This is amazing

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    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    Im gonna brew a saison, shocking I know. but Im gonna ferment in primary with saison yeast and lacto and then secondary with some brett. Its gonna be a long process but itll be worth it. Challenge is to get plenty of dextrins in there for the brett to chew on. No matter what, @Big Sarge is sure to receive a bottle or 6. Also I gotta get some amber lager figured out for September when I go visit the badlands and @Bonsai & Brew. Might sound crazy, but Im gonna also possibly pick up some oak spirals from Austin Homebrew Supply for the sasion / lacto / breet beer. Id like to get some oak tannins in there as well for added body. Might ship those to my inlaws in TX while im down there visiting them and @Jdub. Maybe bring back some Jester King beer and propagate some yeast for that beer. who knows. anythings possible.
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    When to use a "Krausen Kollar"

    Lol, man, let me tell you. Fruited beers are tough. A kettle soured fruited beer is great, but trying to balance the phenols of a saison with the phenols and tannins of some berries is my newest challenge. I guess theres a reason classic lambic brewers age their beers on fruit for months. Trying to rush a fruit beer is proving to be difficult but Im having a lot of fun along the way, Plus since I don't eat much fruit, I figure Im getting some sort of health benefits for drinking my fruits.
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    All-grain Brew Day

    Perhaps fill the cooler with water just enough as needed and add ice when you need to. Ive never done it but i think a lot of people do it
  11. Starting judging at a local comp. 


    1. Bonsai & Brew

      Bonsai & Brew

      TTO?  Go get 'em!

    2. Creeps McLane

      Creeps McLane

      This is the wort rally comp. lots of pale ales, belgian pales, ipas, ambers, i think im one of two fruit beers


    3. Creeps McLane

      Creeps McLane

      Not in top 5, so thats a L. Taking it in stride

  12. Creeps McLane

    Texas, y'all!!

    @Shrike what city do you live in? @K5WX same question Anyone else on here in the Dallas area?
  13. Hi, how are you? Me you ask? I’m good, just stalking your activity. So I guess not much changes... I’m always watching

    1. Big Sarge

      Big Sarge

      Bro, I've been up to my ears in work. I think I've only been able to peek at the forum twice in the past 6 weeks or so. We are about to graduate my last batch of kids from Basic Training, then I'm on to bigger and better things (to include more brewing). It's freaking awesome to hear from you and glad you're doing well. I'll catch up again soon. Take it easy!

  14. Creeps McLane

    Sacked Hops in Fermenter

    I just looked at the instructions online. It does say to add the hop sack to the fermenter. Seems strange to me. I wouldn’t personally do that. But to your question, no the hops sack is not exposed to oxygen in the keg. The CO2 from fermentation has already pushed out the oxygen. As far as floating, I usually add the hops without bagging them. They float for about three days but then they sink, especially true if you cold crash. The stuff all over the hop sack is most likely yeast clumps that are caught on the sack. I wouldn’t worry. for the all grain batch, I’d remove the hops. That’s why you’re bagging them in the boil, to keep out the vegetable matter but isomerize the alpha acids. That’s when they sell bazooka screens and hop spiders. You generally don’t want excess hops or proteins in your beer. How many batches have you brewed so far? I’m all about experimenting but maybe a little research first would keep you from wasting time and money tomorrow.
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    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    Switching my regular saison hopping schedule to match that of noble king. So on sunday im gonna do one mash, two boils, three beers. IPA, Hoppy saison and a fruited hoppy saison. This is the last of competition brews for this year as of right now.
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    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    Where are you? At the Amundsen-Scott Research facility in Antartica?
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    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    Youll have to go get a bottle of the smoked fig beer and steal their yeast. I just last night got my next grain order ready and put the noble king recipe in my cart. Im thinking a nice 4.5% beer for SD would be nice to pack.
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    older yeast

    Well, 05 is the same yeast so it wouldnt hurt to throw it in. That shouldve been more than enough yeast but god damn, its been days. Id chuck a pack in just to be sure. Although any layor of krausen is in fact krausen... give it til the morning then investigate.
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    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    Twas the night before brew day...
  20. Creeps McLane

    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    Im kinda suffering with you right now. 3 days without a beer so far. Tonight that streak will end. Damn flu / cold thing. Damn it to hell. Ill devote my first one to you tonight
  21. Creeps McLane

    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    I made a coffee stout once. Brewed a stout, and added a large glass of cold brewed coffee from the gas station. I think I brought that cold brew home and ran it through some more coffee. Dumped it in the keg, then racked the stout on top. Delicious
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    Upcoming Brewing Schedule

    88% 2 row, 12% crystal 15. Actually a friend told me about it from Facebook. I then started following any and all breweries in the area to make sure I didn’t miss opportunities like this in the future. I’ve heard of lots of breweries doing this before but never in my area.
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    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?