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Creeps McLane

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  1. 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.
  2. Twas the night before brew day...
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. So Rob texted me this morning and said there was a big accident at work and he wasn’t able to pick up his wort this morning with me. So naturally I called my dad and he helped me out. So dad was Rob earlier today. Got both our wort picked up and I threw mine in the snow bank (kegged) and went and took a 4 hour nap. Woke up feeling like a brand new man but still obviously not 100%. So tomorrow brew day starts. BeerSmith recipe is completely done, I was told the mash temp, the post mash gravity and a bunch of water stuff that I’m not going to worry about cuz I don’t know what size their system is. Kinda weird thing is I’m gonna water down my 5 gallons 1.046 wort, boil for an hour and add some candi syrup just to end up with 5 gallons of 1.056 wort. Kinda messes with my head
  8. 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?
  9. Couple brews coming up!

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  10. Allegedly toasted coconut will remove some of the oils from the chips. So you may very well have a nice head.
  11. @kedogn makes a coconut porter right? the last session podcast had maui brewing company on it. He talked alot about using coconut in his brewery. No extracts, no short cuts, the real thing will always taste the best. For his porter he uses a hop back full of coconut chips after fermentation. But for an LBK, id toast them in the over to kill any bugs, then DH with it. You need to toast every side of the coconut. Thats where the real flavor comes from. You can get them at Trader Joes
  12. https://spikebrewing.com/collections/spike-system-npt/products/spike-system-15-gallon
  13. Just an FYI, my big trip this year is to SD so i will not be doing this or NHC this year. 😔
  14. If youre kettle can be used with induction then that’s a nice way to go. No new kettle needed. i really like my electric element and controller set up. Sure beats brewing out in the garage in the winter. I use a plate chiller for chilling. A source of water is a must. Thats why im right next to the laundry. I just teed the lines and installed a sink i found on Craigslist
  15. Check and see if it’s magnetic on the bottom
  16. To figure out what you want to use for power, id look at your kettle. Is it induction capable? Are you willing to install an element? What kind if power do you have nearby? 120 or 220? These are the things that should decide what you use
  17. Was it two different beers or were both brews the same recipe?
  18. Sure, thats the process. Thats why you measure how much sugar you put in. So hopefully you end up with “x” volumes of CO2. No big deal for most yeasts. The only time id worry about it is with brett or something that takes a long time to chew on those sugars and will eat them down 110%. Same with saison yeast. I wont bottle condition with saison yeast, i dont trust any calculations
  19. Temp, uv rays and oxygen are all things that will harm your hops. A vacuum sealed bag in a chest or stand up freezer are the best for long term storage. Your freezer attached to your fridge is not the best option because it goes through a defrost cycle when it has to. When hops get old, they dont have to be thrown away. Lots of breweries age their hops for lambics and other sour beers.
  20. Well this is certainly a lot like the process of brewing. Lots of opinions, none are probably wrong but everyone sure thinks they’re right.
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