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Creeps McLane

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  1. For those following along at home, its hard as a rock... I should've saved some grains from this weeks brews for the beast balls. Damn.
  2. One week later, im about to make my “beast balls”. Thinking ill chew on some GNO and see if they taste anything like quick oats
  3. I was thinking to myself today "cant you sneak in a brew day during the week? I mean the pipeline is awfully low". So I said, Self, that's a damn good idea. Went home, drew up a recipe fpr a simple 5 gallon BIAB. Prepare tomorrow, Brew on Wednesday. Well, then my phone buzzed and an event was added to the family calendar. Apparently my wife will be with my sister tomorrow night, kids will be at my parents so of course Ill be brewing tomorrow. Salts are measured, kettle is clean, grains are milled, should be set. Oh hell yeah!!!
  4. Ive been milling my GNOs everytime ive used them. Havent seen a retailer that says not to mill then yet but no one says “must be milled”. I had to refer to a pro brewer forum where it said they mill them up. Anywho, not my real question. Every week i make my own energy concoction of quick oats, honey, PB, and chocolate chips. Think i could use golden naked oats instead of quaker? And not mill them for my home made bars?
  5. That fresh hop beer had some wild yeast in it from white labs but I don't think it was supposed to sour it... Drink ASAP.  I gave one to a buddy and he said it was really fizzy but he only had it in the fridge for a few hours and he said he was carrying it in his back pocket, rookies... 

     

    PS, yes I know everyone can see this.  I have no shame

  6. I remember hearing about this on the brewing networks “hop and brew school” podcast. Its hard to remember whats spoken about on what episode but maybe the hop format show or the hop oil fractions show talks about these.
  7. I agree. I brewed 10 gallons this weekend, 5 gallons AG wouldve taken just as much time, 2 gallons wouldve taken just as much time. Brew more now so you dont have to brew later. Split yeasts, add fruit, experiment and youll learn twice as fast
  8. My bottle washing method: drink beer recycle bottle brew beer buy new bottles its more money but a lot less work
  9. Beersmith costs money. Its super nice if you plan on brewing AG. After a few batches you input your systems figures and then you never have to woory about it again. I dont measure anything anymore, the program does is all for me
  10. Mash water + displacement of grains lets you know your volume which would let you know how full your kettle is gonna be. Youll lose water absorbing into the grains so you should be left with 1.6 when you lift out your bag and give it a slight squeeze. If you want to have 1 gallon at bottling then you’ll need the lbk. Assuming a slight loss to trub in the glass carboy youll end up with maybe 0.8ish gallons at bottling. Beersmith assumes a boil off rate. Thats dependant on your kettle and vigor of boil. I triple the assumed loss with my set up which includes loss in the lines and pump. I put the hops for your recipe at 60 minutes just because you really didnt say what you intended to do for a hopping schedule. Stupid question but your grains are milled right?
  11. @StretchNM Using beersmith stove top mini biab, batch size changed to 1 gallon, mash profile of biab medium body (obviously no sparge) OG: 1.057 FG: 1.014 ABV: 5.7% SRM: 7 IBU: 40 mash water: 1.76 Volume needed: 1.94 preboil: 1.6 post boil: 1.3 into fermenter: 1.3 bottling / trub loss: 0.3 bottling volume: 1
  12. I remember last year, one day i walked out in the yard and it smelled like woodstock 1969. Thats when i knew they were ready. I havent had that with this years crop but i havent been over by them twice a day, staring, shining a flashlight at night, telling them bed time stories like i did last year. Im either gonna use gulo ale yeast, saisonsteins monster or 05 if i have it. Gulo would be nice, that stuff cranks out a beer in days. I input the recipe in beersmith, i figured 3 oz of each hop at 30 minutes would be good. Im at 92 ibus. I hope thats not accurate
  13. Hey! Youre brewing guru too! Internet high five!

  14. Whatcha planning there bud? Im gonna go with mostly golden promise, a touch of oats, rye and munich
  15. When the hell did i get brewing guru status? 

  16. Me at the liquor store today buying my $16 30 pack of craft american lager beers. “Do people really pay $21 for a 4 pack of beer”? That’s outrageous!

  17. This Saturday itll be me and a big kettle of wort and hops getting picked straight from the bine continuously for the duration of the boil. Question is, do i make 10 or 15 gallons? No idea how potent my hops are but theres quite a few of them to be picked.
  18. Finally getting to the point where South Dakota is emailing events that fall during the time ill be there. 22 days and counting. @Bonsai & Brew, here we come!

  19. That sums up my methods too. Pressed for time, not thinking things through, and tired. Lots of times my second idea is the best one but i dont have the time to think it through that far.
  20. Last time i made a recipe with the AAs in beersmith and got it how i liked it, then i doubled all the hops. You figure your hops at optimum level will never be the same AA as hop unions. Then subtract even more cuz theyre only year two. So figure half strength eh?
  21. Yours look about as far along as mine are. Perhaps they have the same harvest window? You going with a fresh hop beer or you gonna store them for future use?
  22. Fixing Less than Ideal Beer

     

    1. Jdub

      Jdub

      i especially liked the empty jester king bottle in the background....LOL

  23. Tomorrow is the 7th annual kubbapalooza party we throw. I have to clean some tap lines, print some keg labels, and get all the grilling stuff together. Im expecting about 20 people, so 10 teams in the double elimination tournament. Weather looks great, beer is tasting good, hopefully we dont have to fight for a pavilion. Ill keep yall posted

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