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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-06-2011, 03:11 PM
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Posted By Reustonium
If it's already underway you probably can't do...

If it's already underway you probably can't do too much to help the flavor profile now. You will have good beer, but (in my opinion) this strain really shines when fermented in the lower sixtys.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-01-2011, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 568
Posted By Reustonium
I'm a huge fan of something simple like... ...

I'm a huge fan of something simple like...


85% 2-Row
7.5% 60L Crystal
7.5% Dark Munich

For hops I love Amarillo, Centennial, Simcoe, and Columbus. Go crazy with late additions for big time...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-01-2011, 03:34 PM
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Posted By Reustonium
60 is a great temperature to do an IPA or APA,...

60 is a great temperature to do an IPA or APA, but be sure to do a diacetyl rest for 3-4 days ~70F after fermentation.

I recently took 1st out of 24 in the Wizard of Saaz in the IPA category...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-01-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Reustonium
I always like to work backwards based on your...

I always like to work backwards based on your available fermentation temperature (assuming you don't have a temperature controlled fridge or similar).

What if your ambient temperature in your...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-28-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,028
Posted By Reustonium
The thermowell's are from Brewer's Hardware...

The thermowell's are from Brewer's Hardware (http://www.brewershardware.com/16-Stainless-Steel-Thermowell.html).

I was interested to see that there were some moments where the two probes disagreed...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-28-2011, 04:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,028
Posted By Reustonium
An Improved Method for Monitoring Mash Temperature

I want to share my method for monitoring mash temperature more accurately and with (arguably) less hassle.

I'm in the process of developing an automated HERMS brewing rig, as a preliminary step...
Forum: Brewing Software 01-27-2011, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,026
Posted By Reustonium
I'd be happy to supply the software files, but...

I'd be happy to supply the software files, but you will need a few important items on your end.


DAQ Hardware (e.g. Labjack, NI Card, etc)
DAQFactory Software
Proper configuration between...
Forum: Brewing Software 01-27-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,026
Posted By Reustonium
Mash Monitoring Software

I just wanted to share my first version of my Mash Monitoring software. It has been written in DAQFactory for use with a Labjack U3-HV which I will be using to monitor/control a HERMS brewing rig.
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Forum: Ohio HomeBrew Forum 01-24-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,733
Posted By Reustonium
John you get your scores yet? I'm still waiting...

John you get your scores yet? I'm still waiting on mine.
Forum: Ohio HomeBrew Forum 01-20-2011, 11:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,733
Posted By Reustonium
Nothing yet, its all I can do to keep from...

Nothing yet, its all I can do to keep from breaking the F5 key on gmail.
Forum: Lambic & Wild Brewing 01-19-2011, 06:24 PM
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Posted By Reustonium
hey FA, hows it going?

hey FA, hows it going?
Forum: Ohio HomeBrew Forum 01-19-2011, 02:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,733
Posted By Reustonium
thanks for the updates. I know I am being...

thanks for the updates. I know I am being anxious, but do you know when the scores might be emailed out?

Thanks again
Forum: Ohio HomeBrew Forum 01-17-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,733
Posted By Reustonium
Awesome, Thanks very much for the update.

Awesome, Thanks very much for the update.
Forum: Ohio HomeBrew Forum 01-15-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,733
Posted By Reustonium
I mailed a couple of beers in, when do you expect...

I mailed a couple of beers in, when do you expect we might hear the results?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-04-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By Reustonium
A few considerations... 1) given the very...

A few considerations...

1) given the very small batch size any variation in volume measurement or priming sugar measurement will be significant.

I will measure the weight of each batch, then...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-04-2011, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By Reustonium
What is the best course of action for those who...

What is the best course of action for those who dump the entire contents of the kettle into primary (cold-break and all)?

Should I take my SG reading in the kettle, and a volume measurement, then...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-30-2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By Reustonium
Thanks Voodoo, Peppers are an interesting...

Thanks Voodoo,

Peppers are an interesting idea, I might try some brown sugar or maple syrup and get another fermentation going.

Sadly since I have such small batches I won't be force...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-28-2010, 03:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By Reustonium
Split Batch Experiment

I just wanted to share a little experiment that I started a few weeks ago. I brewed a very simple very pale ale.

Grain Bill:
13# Rahr 2-Row Pale

Mashed at 154F

Hops:
1oz Sterling @ 60min...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 12-10-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By Reustonium
I would love to see this, please shoot me a PM if...

I would love to see this, please shoot me a PM if you are still willing to share.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-10-2010, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By Reustonium
Awesome, great work! For your next...

Awesome, great work!

For your next oktoberfest you might want to try a more traditional recipe (pilsner, munich, vienna), but if you are getting great results don't mess with success!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-10-2010, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By Reustonium
what was your OG? Looking at the recipe and...

what was your OG?

Looking at the recipe and assuming you collected 5.25G of wort, you should be around 1.060, which would seem more in line with your expectations.

Are you confident in your...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-10-2010, 12:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,582
Posted By Reustonium
No need to worry, conversations like this help us...

No need to worry, conversations like this help us all learn about brewing.

If you are getting good conversions with no stuck sparges, I wouldn't change a thing!

For the people who might not be...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-09-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,582
Posted By Reustonium
tasq said it. Conditioning lets you crush...

tasq said it.

Conditioning lets you crush the endosperm finer without shreading the husks.
Finer crushing of the endosperm helps with your conversion efficiency (not to be confused with brew...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-09-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,582
Posted By Reustonium
http://www.braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=Mal...

http://www.braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=Malt_Conditioning

It would appear to me that the sparging technique shouldn't matter. The purpose of conditioning is to help with the lauter. When...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 12-09-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,582
Posted By Reustonium
I over-conditioned my first milling with my...

I over-conditioned my first milling with my barley crusher, made a real mess of things. Just did my second batch last weekend, ran it through dry and I got 77% brewhouse eff. and something like 93%...
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