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CidahMastah 09-19-2011 03:52 PM

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so this is sorta unrelated to Denny's wry....

But I just brewed Denny's Sister Star of the Sun on Sunday. Walked down to the basement to find this:
1. Noticed the stopper with airlock was on the floor... It looked like a volcano. Bad pic - but funny nonetheless! Can't wait to finally use the hop stopper! Might have prevented the clog of hops.

Denny - I didn't see any dry hop additions for this recipe. Are they recommended?

phoenixs4r 01-19-2013 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Denny View Post

I use my tap water and add some gypsum to up the sulfate level. I add it to the kettle since I don't want it to drop the pH of my mash. Here's my water report...

pH 7.4
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) Est 164
Electrical Conductivity, mmho/cm 0.27
Cations / Anions, me/L 2.8 / 2.7
Sodium, Na 11
Potassium, K 2
Calcium, Ca 34
Magnesium, Mg 7
Total Hardness, CaCO3 114
Nitrate, NO3-N Sulfate, SO4-S 19 (note: this works out to an actual 57 ppm sulfate)
Chloride, Cl 3
Carbonate, CO3 Bicarbonate, HCO3 90
Total Alkalinity, CaCO3 74
Thanks. I thought the beer gods were smiling on me this weekend....normally when I grab some 1450 its days from expiring and I have to build it up a lot....they just received a fresh batch yesterday, 1 week old.....

Then.... I just dropped one of my glass carboys while cleaning.

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kryolla 02-08-2013 08:21 PM

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I made a trip to LHBS to get the ingredients minus the pale malt since I have a bag of it from a group buy. Total was $17 from LHBS and Im going to dump it on a yeast cake of s 05 from an APA im going to keg this weekend. Its going to be an exciting brew day with my new 10 gallon MT and SS CFC from williams. I put a ball valve on my BK also

This will do in the mean time

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Vigo_Carpathian 03-17-2013 04:19 PM

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I made a 2 liter starter and pitched it before going to bed. Eight hours later.......

dale1038 06-22-2013 12:16 AM

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Haven't made this beer in a few years. A tasty treat as always.

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arborman 10-20-2013 06:28 PM

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Just brewed this yesterday, did a 6.25 gal batch. Nailed it at 1.074!

I ran into a problem (which I have had a few times) trying to do my whirlpool chill (new chiller/pump). Could not get a prime going to do the whirlpool, so just did a chill without whirlpool.

When I transferred into my fermentor, I was blown away by the amount of break/hop material. There must be a good 2-3" of trub at the bottom of my fermentor.... Is this pretty normal for this brew? Out of curiosity, I am wondering if doing a whirlpool chill helps a ton in keeping this out from the fermentor

SuperX 11-19-2013 05:14 PM

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OG 1.073. I just went to dry hop in my secondary and took a FG reading... 1.006. This reading was with my new refractometer, adjusting for alcohol using beersmith. I pitched at 60-ish F and kept the fermentation around 60 for 2 weeks then the last week I raised it to 68F. I'll filter next week and pour a sample off the keg to see what FG is on the hydrometer. Can't wait to try it!
The hydrometer says 1.020 for a final gravity. I filtered and kegged it - here is a glimpse of the final product. I'm a bit disappointed that it isn't clearer after filtering and that the hops are still not popping. I think the lack of hoppyness may be a factor of conditioning and carbonation. It gets better every day and has a smooth and creamy mouthfeel.

Beeru 02-13-2014 11:10 PM

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Everyone loves beer images right? We made labels for this one, but went with the name 'Seven SamuRye'
I bottled this last weekend. I had missed my OG (1.065) but it went all the way down to 1.005, so it's still about 7.5%. Using Columbus and Hallertauer Hops it's not overpoweringly bitter, but had a very nice grapefruit taste, and although it's quite dry there's a little rye sweetness left.
I would definitely make this again.

Orthobrewsky 05-29-2014 10:10 PM

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Thanks, Denny. I'm looking forward to it.

I pitched into 63 degree wort and set it to stay in the 64-65 range. Krausen was already beginning last night. This morning, I saw this:

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