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01-14-2012

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    ABOUT ME

  • Juergen Mertens
  • My son got a Mr. Beer set for me about 1.5 years ago. That got me interested and quickly I went to the 5 gallon batches, first the kitchen brew with malt extract. Today I brewed my 14th all grain batch, mashed in an converted cooler as mash tun, cooked with propane in my turkey fryer.
    My favorite beers are Koelsch (no surprise, I grew up close to Cologne), Wheat beer (which I did my first all grain today) and Mother Ale which is originated in Alaska, bewed by the Denali Brewery in Talkeetna.
  • More Koelsch, Wheat and Mother Ale with own variations
  • My bottleing time is over..too lazy. I have 2 corny kegs which is alot faster to fill and with the CO2 alot quicker to carbonate.
  • Male
  • Married
  • Cincinnati
  • Ohio

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  • Posted in thread: Koelsch recipe adjustment according to AA%? on 07-12-2012 at 08:58 PM
    Yes the Tettnager is only used for bittering (60min boiling) in my recioe..thx for the quick
    response

  • Posted in thread: Koelsch recipe adjustment according to AA%? on 07-12-2012 at 08:40 PM
    I just bought US Tettnager with an Alpha Acid of 6.1%. Before I used German Tettnager with an
    AA of 3.9%. If I adjust the ammount proportional to the AA % will my Koelsch taste the same?
    The math woul...

  • Posted in thread: Harvesting yeast from a cold crashed batch? on 07-04-2012 at 07:42 PM
    Thanks, that what I thought but wasn't sure if I missed something here. I've my liquid yeast
    always in the fridge until a day before i use it. I'm quit new in making a yeast starter and
    only did it on...

  • Posted in thread: Harvesting yeast from a cold crashed batch? on 07-04-2012 at 06:40 PM
    I'm cold crashing a batch of Koesch down to 3.5C right now and I'm wondering if I still can
    harvest the yeast. Somehwere I heard it's better to harvest from a not cold crashed batch. Is
    this true and ...

  • Posted in thread: Honey Kolsch Secondary? on 05-14-2012 at 02:40 PM
    Koelsch is my favorite Beer, probably because I grew up near Cologne. I use the Wyeast 2565
    Koelsch and did the secondary until I got the chance to cold crash. The beer is even clearer
    now but regardi...

  • Posted in thread: Show us your sculpture or brew rig on 05-07-2012 at 09:15 PM
    Hi JU...Do you have any plans to share? I am looking for a simple wood approach and yours
    definitely looks great. :mug:I made this pretty much around the equippment I had. Bought 4x6,
    the wood boards ...

  • Posted in thread: Is there a way to filter the sediments when filling up the corny keg? on 05-07-2012 at 08:17 PM
    +1. make sure you use an ultra-fine nylon hop bags (they typically cost $4-5 each). the cheaper
    99 cent cotton bags don't do a very good job.yeah was looking at my cheap bags and was thinking
    it's bet...

  • Posted in thread: Is there a way to filter the sediments when filling up the corny keg? on 05-07-2012 at 07:32 PM
    Do the cold crashing and look up Biermuncher's thread on gelatin. Crystal clear beer.To clear
    the beer I use Irish Moss and German Cara-Pils Malt (dextrin). It worked very good for my
    Mother's Ale clo...

  • Posted in thread: Is there a way to filter the sediments when filling up the corny keg? on 05-07-2012 at 03:46 PM
    cold crash before you rack - drop the temp close to 32 for a day or two, yeast etc will fall
    to the bottom. if you dry hop in there it's still a good idea to use a paint strainer bag over
    the end of ...

  • Posted in thread: Is there a way to filter the sediments when filling up the corny keg? on 05-04-2012 at 11:53 PM
    Try placing a sanitized hop bag or paint strainer bag over then end of your siphon, should work
    pretty well!Cheers!I will try a hop bag, still have a few. Sounds like a good idea. Didn't want
    to go th...

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