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    Creeps McLane reacted to Big Sarge in Cold crashing and bottle carbonating   
    I tend to attribute it to magic on most occasions. Definitely magic. How could science be the sole reason beer tastes so majestic?
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from Big Sarge in Induction cooktop   
    My buddy used to use one. Super nice. I was always jealous of it honestly. But as far as holding a mash temp, it was a little difficult. Not to mention the thing was 220v so he had to run a dedicated line. 
     
    Where do you live? Im just wondering why a propane burner isnt on your list of options. Its nice brewing inside. I will say that...
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from Bonsai & Brew in Saison de Frais   
    Is that what that means? Thats pretty good! I only speak English and my midwest dialect 
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from Bonsai & Brew in Saison de Frais   
    May I suggest a name? Saison de Cherub? Sonny and Cherub? Something with cherub...

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    Creeps McLane reacted to Jdub in Capping/bottling mishap   
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    Creeps McLane reacted to D Kristof in MUG Nationals   
    Steve, Doug, congratulations to both of you. 
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from Cato in MUG Nationals   
    I entered three beers and only had one winner. Every damn beer @Bonsai & Brew entered won a medal. That’s crazy. Props to him
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    Creeps McLane reacted to JoshR in MUG Nationals   
    Congrats to all who placed!! Wish I had entered this year, but with my move, I just didn't have time (it also wouldn't have been fair...lol...). Great job on the saison, @Creeps McLane, it was fantastic and definitely the favorite! 🍻
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from kedogn in Hazy IPA dry-hopping tips?   
    The whole point of dry hopping to get a hazy beer is to do it during active fermentation to get your hops to have a “bio transformation “. The idea is the interaction between the yeast and the hops turns certain hop oils into more desirable ones. You can pretty much only get the desired result from dry hopping during active fermentation 
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from oldbagobones in Cold crashing and bottle carbonating   
    I’ve lagered beers for a month and a half and still had enough yeast to carb my bottles. So yes, you’ll be ok.
     
    I had had a batch one time that took months to carb. Not sure why. But then all of a sudden one day, they were carbed. It’s never happened before, and it’s never happened again. However, I am a firm believer that brewing is a science and any attribute in my beer is there because of something I did in the process. 
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from oldbagobones in Cold crashing and bottle carbonating   
    I’ve lagered beers for a month and a half and still had enough yeast to carb my bottles. So yes, you’ll be ok.
     
    I had had a batch one time that took months to carb. Not sure why. But then all of a sudden one day, they were carbed. It’s never happened before, and it’s never happened again. However, I am a firm believer that brewing is a science and any attribute in my beer is there because of something I did in the process. 
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from RickBeer in Cold crashing and bottle carbonating   
    There will almost always be plenty of yeast in your beer to carbonate even after cold crashing.
     
    either your beer simply does not want to carbonate or you did something wrong. Ive had both happen to me. I assume you followed the carb for 3 weeks around 70 degrees and then refrigerate for 3 days before drinking? Its gotten colder here by me. 5-10 degrees can make a huge difference 
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from Cato in MUG Nationals   
    I entered three beers and only had one winner. Every damn beer @Bonsai & Brew entered won a medal. That’s crazy. Props to him
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from kedogn in Hazy IPA dry-hopping tips?   
    The whole point of dry hopping to get a hazy beer is to do it during active fermentation to get your hops to have a “bio transformation “. The idea is the interaction between the yeast and the hops turns certain hop oils into more desirable ones. You can pretty much only get the desired result from dry hopping during active fermentation 
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from Bonsai & Brew in Saison de Frais   
    Is that what that means? Thats pretty good! I only speak English and my midwest dialect 
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from Bonsai & Brew in Saison de Frais   
    May I suggest a name? Saison de Cherub? Sonny and Cherub? Something with cherub...

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    Creeps McLane reacted to Bonsai & Brew in Saison de Frais   
    Just when it seemed that @Creeps McLane was ready to give up on competitions, he takes Tucson by storm with his saison!  So to commemorate the day, I put together a quick (but inspired) recipe -- a traditional saison fermented with the 'shirt off my back' Safale BE-134 yeast.  Additionally, to thank @JoshR and @MRB Tim for making the MUG comp. happen, I've included a Mr. Beer BrewMax Golden LME in the recipe for good measure.🍻
     
    Saison de Frais
     
    Weyermann Pilsner, 3 lb. Weyermann Vienna, 1 lb. Torrified Wheat, 0.13 lb. Flaked Rye, 0.13 lb. Aromatic malt, 0.25 lb. BrewMax Golden LME, 0.55 lb. Summit (16.7% AA), 0.2 oz., 60 min. Styrian Golding (2.6 AA), 0.5 oz., 20 min. Styrian Golding, 0.5 oz., 10 min. French Strisselspalt (1.2% AA), 0.5 oz., 5 min. Fermentis SafAle BE-134  
    Mash grains for 60 min. at 150-152 F.
    Mash-out at 168 F for 10 min.
    Sparge with hot tap water.
    Boil 90 min, hopping as noted.
    Chill wort to 70 F, aerate, and pitch BE-134.
    Hope for a Packer win.
    Ferment for 2-3 weeks.
     
    OG 1.065
    IBU 28
    SRM 6
    ABV 6.8%
     
    Thanks for the beers Creeps and good luck on your future brews!
     
     
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from kedogn in Hazy IPA dry-hopping tips?   
    The whole point of dry hopping to get a hazy beer is to do it during active fermentation to get your hops to have a “bio transformation “. The idea is the interaction between the yeast and the hops turns certain hop oils into more desirable ones. You can pretty much only get the desired result from dry hopping during active fermentation 
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from kedogn in Hazy IPA dry-hopping tips?   
    The whole point of dry hopping to get a hazy beer is to do it during active fermentation to get your hops to have a “bio transformation “. The idea is the interaction between the yeast and the hops turns certain hop oils into more desirable ones. You can pretty much only get the desired result from dry hopping during active fermentation 
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from kedogn in Hazy IPA dry-hopping tips?   
    The whole point of dry hopping to get a hazy beer is to do it during active fermentation to get your hops to have a “bio transformation “. The idea is the interaction between the yeast and the hops turns certain hop oils into more desirable ones. You can pretty much only get the desired result from dry hopping during active fermentation 
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    Creeps McLane reacted to Bonsai & Brew in MUG Nationals   
    Thanks man -- Hey!  I get to enjoy a bottle of your Best of Show saison with dinner tonight so I am feeling quite privileged!  Again, great job! 
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from MRB Tim in MUG Nationals   
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    Creeps McLane reacted to Bonsai & Brew in MUG Nationals   
    You did it!  Congratulations on Seraph Serum!!! 
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from Bonsai & Brew in MUG Nationals   
    Yes sir. I gotta say it hit its peak over the weekend. A week ago it was a completely different beer. Thats a recipe ive held on to for a long time. 🙏🏼 
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    Creeps McLane got a reaction from MRB Tim in MUG Nationals   
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