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Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-10-2013, 12:34 AM
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Posted By mccann51
One year in, started dry hopping the other day w...

One year in, started dry hopping the other day w Columbus and Centennial. I racked the beer to a smaller carboy and wasnt getting a whole lotta hop aroma, so added some more Columbus, Centennial, and...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-19-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By mccann51
I homebrew for the apocalypse!

You know, I wanna be prepared for the end of days and such:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2012/09/18/161338723/u-s-explodes-atomic-bombs-near-beers-to-see-if-they-are-safe-to-drink
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 07-19-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,394
Posted By mccann51
I fully intend on bringing as much GF homebrew as...

I fully intend on bringing as much GF homebrew as possible, but my stocks of session-style brews is low. If I go to the event, I know I will end up drinking some beer. My symptoms are not immediate,...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 07-18-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,394
Posted By mccann51
I know there's oral supplements that are sold,...

I know there's oral supplements that are sold, not sure of the efficacy. In "Lazy Man's GF Brewing" thread - if I recall correctly - somebody discusses the enzyme present in Clarex being available as...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 07-18-2012, 02:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,394
Posted By mccann51
Enzyme supplementation to reduce effects of gluten?

This question doesn't deal directly with brewing, but since I trust the community here, I hope the post is acceptable.

This weekend a friend is having a 'beer olympics' and some friends from out...
Forum: Gluten Free Brewing 06-14-2012, 01:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By mccann51
Found an interesting article...

Found an interesting article (489551.cache1.evolutionhosting.com/attachments/0001/6865/Celiac_Disease.pdf) arguing for the normally low gluten content of beer. Doesn't really address the specific...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-23-2012, 11:47 PM
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Views: 1,831
Posted By mccann51
Thank you, that is the info I was looking for. ...

Thank you, that is the info I was looking for.

Out of curiosity, do beta-glucans also help with head retention? I know high protein content helps with body and head retention, and I'm wondering if...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-23-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,831
Posted By mccann51
Thanks for the replies. I have no reason to...

Thanks for the replies. I have no reason to believe the rye malt is not fully modified, I don't have issues with mashing/lautering due BIAB, and I'm generally not a stickler for clarity.

Do high...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-23-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7
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Posted By mccann51
Purpose of a beta-glucan rest?

I've been starting to brew with rye more and I was wondering the exact purpose of a beta-glucan rest. I brew in a bag (BIAB), and I've done beta-glucan rests for a few rye brews, and not done it for...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-01-2012, 02:47 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By mccann51
Seriously :D

Seriously :D
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-12-2012, 10:32 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By mccann51
I personally am a big fan of this beer. I find it...

I personally am a big fan of this beer. I find it really complex and well balanced. If anybody knows of a clone that's surfaced since last this thread was active, I'd be very interested to see what...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 04-11-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By mccann51
Good to know, thanks!

Good to know, thanks!
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 04-10-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By mccann51
I don't remember the details, but I recall...

I don't remember the details, but I recall reading something along the lines of having a larger variety of 'compounds' available for metabolism by the bacteria and brett will lead to a more complex...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 04-10-2012, 03:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By mccann51
Are the proteins metabolized by the bugs at all,...

Are the proteins metabolized by the bugs at all, or is the advantage solely in adding body?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-09-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,149
Posted By mccann51
And no issues with DMS? I'm assuming not since...

And no issues with DMS? I'm assuming not since you don't mention it, but I have to check.





This seems a little narrow-minded. There's a lot more to brewing than brew day. Sometimes I enjoy...
Forum: General Techniques 04-09-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By mccann51
I'll read through those, thanks.

I'll read through those, thanks.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-09-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By mccann51
Are you suggesting a boil of only 30 mins? If so,...

Are you suggesting a boil of only 30 mins? If so, you think DMS wouldn't become an issue so long as Pilsner isn't being used?
Forum: General Techniques 04-09-2012, 02:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By mccann51
Would boiling down a gallon of wort remove the...

Would boiling down a gallon of wort remove the need for crystal malts in the styles I mentioned? Also, would doing this caramelization remove the need for the 90 minute boil in regards to maillard...
Forum: General Techniques 04-08-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By mccann51
Kettle carmelization

Hi, two questions in regards to kettle caramelization:

1. For some reason I had been under the impression that longer mashes (90 mins as opposed to 60 min) were how to achieve kettle...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-06-2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By mccann51
Good to know, and thanks! :)

Good to know, and thanks! :)
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-05-2012, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By mccann51
On further consideration, I'm thinking perhaps...

On further consideration, I'm thinking perhaps trying a grain bill of 6 lbs rye, 2 lbs Pilsner, 2 lbs Vienna, and 2 lbs Munich to try and maximise complexity... unless of course anybody has a reason...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-05-2012, 01:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,623
Posted By mccann51
The hops they had would have definitely been a...

The hops they had would have definitely been a lot closer to noble hops than most American cultivars are. I've heard of people using noble hops to good end for use in IPAs. A search on this site...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-03-2012, 03:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By mccann51
Red Rye Ale

I'm interested in brewing a somewhat large hoppy rye beer. Here is my recipe for a 5 gallon batch with BIAB no-sparge:

6 lb rye malt
3 lb Pilsner
3 lb Munich
30 minute beta glucan rest...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-20-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,388
Posted By mccann51
I made some more recently. I put a lot less in -...

I made some more recently. I put a lot less in - I was drunk and didn't measure, unfortunately - and I didn't sit on it, but had it the next day. It was really good; a nice, not at all overpowering...
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 03-20-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,398
Posted By mccann51
I actually ended up brewing this this past...

I actually ended up brewing this this past weekend. I can put up my exact recipe and procedure if anybody is interested.

I plan to wait until aging is 'done' before dry hopping, so that will take...
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