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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-28-2013, 03:15 AM
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Posted By HairyDogBrewing
Any recipes for Heylissem Blonde?

This is SWMBO's favorite beer.
Brewed at Brasserie Val de Sambre in Gozee, Belgium.
It is also sold as Abbaye dAulne Blonde.

I'm going to brew a Wit for baseline and try a side-by-side tasting...
Forum: DIY Projects 08-16-2011, 02:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 445
Posted By HairyDogBrewing
Copper was the metal of choice before stainless...

Copper was the metal of choice before stainless steel was available.
Stainless steel is about 18% chromium and 10% nickel.
So there's no problem with the elements in the cupronickel alloys.
...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 08-09-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,193
Posted By HairyDogBrewing
The Brix scale was developed for solutions of...

The Brix scale was developed for solutions of sucrose.
Each degree of Brix is one percent sucrose, by mass.
So you can check your refractometer at 15 Brix by dissolving 15 grams of table sugar in...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-15-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,150
Posted By HairyDogBrewing
I always mix StarSan with distilled water. It's...

I always mix StarSan with distilled water.
It's possible that I screwed up that day, but as i remember those hoses were filled with diluted StarSan/distilled water for 6-8 weeks and had something...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-15-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,405
Posted By HairyDogBrewing
Most malt used in beer is grown at higher...

Most malt used in beer is grown at higher latitudes - North Dakota, Canada, Scotland.
Maybe it makes better beer or it's more profitable or both.

The beer style American Pilsner was developed as...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 07-06-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,150
Posted By HairyDogBrewing
I've had keg lines get moldy when filled with...

I've had keg lines get moldy when filled with StarSan for several weeks.
Now I blow out as much liquid as possible after cleaning and store them in the refrigerator.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-19-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,300
Posted By HairyDogBrewing
When I was bottling: Not nearly enough Now that...

When I was bottling: Not nearly enough
Now that I'm kegging: Far too many (10 cases)
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-14-2011, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By HairyDogBrewing
Depends on the temperature. Eight coke bottles...

Depends on the temperature.
Eight coke bottles will get 80F wort down to 60F in four or five hours.
If the room is the right temperature, I use one 20oz bottle every eight hours during peak...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-13-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By HairyDogBrewing
I just swap soda bottles every 8 hours or so.

I just swap soda bottles every 8 hours or so.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-12-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,473
Posted By HairyDogBrewing
Follow up: In BeerSmith it's called "Wort...

Follow up:
In BeerSmith it's called "Wort Calibration Value".
For instance, if the refract reads 15.0 Brix and the hydro reads 1.059 (after temperature correction); then the WCV would be 1.04.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-11-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,473
Posted By HairyDogBrewing
One Brix is 4 gravity points - for sucrose. The...

One Brix is 4 gravity points - for sucrose.
The refractometer is off a little bit for wort, so there is a small correction factor.
So if you take OG with both hydro and refract you'll see what...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-11-2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,400
Posted By HairyDogBrewing
I'm going to bump this because I'm sure that at...

I'm going to bump this because I'm sure that at least one of us has broken a carboy with the neck handle.
Speak up! In the name of safer brewing!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-11-2011, 04:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,473
Posted By HairyDogBrewing
I use mine to measure each running of the batch...

I use mine to measure each running of the batch sparge.
So I'll have some data when I decide to do some partigyle batches.
Then I get a reading for boil gravity, if it's lower than expected I can...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 04-07-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,085
Posted By HairyDogBrewing
I've always wondered about this too. I know...

I've always wondered about this too.
I know that hundreds of organic compounds are created and consumed during fermentation.
But, except for sugars and ethanol, I haven't seen anywhere that...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 04-05-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,400
Posted By HairyDogBrewing
I have one of those, and used it a few times. ...

I have one of those, and used it a few times.
When I heard that the neck could break I stopped using it.
Now I carry the carboy in a milk crate.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-29-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 437
Posted By HairyDogBrewing
I think that sugar is meant to be 17% of the...

I think that sugar is meant to be 17% of the fermentables.
So enough sugar to get 0.17*81 gravity points.
Then get 0.83*81 gravity points from the grain.

Hop AA utilization is something like 30...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-26-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 979
Posted By HairyDogBrewing
The damage is already done. Stressed yeast have...

The damage is already done.
Stressed yeast have genetic drift that will eventually lead to different, probably undesirable, characteristics.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-25-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 979
Posted By HairyDogBrewing
For a 1.100 beer, it is common practice to brew a...

For a 1.100 beer, it is common practice to brew a 1.050-ish batch and use the whole yeast cake for the 'big' beer.
The yeast cake from the 1.100 batch should not be re-used.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-24-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 13,058
Posted By HairyDogBrewing
I brew early on Saturday mornings: 1. Fill MLT ...

I brew early on Saturday mornings:
1. Fill MLT
2. Start coffee
3. Feed dogs
4. Mash in
5. Drink coffee
6. Pour homebrew.

I never drink before 5 .... am.
Forum: Brew Science 03-08-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 43,665
Posted By HairyDogBrewing
Comparing the combined mash to the earlier single...

Comparing the combined mash to the earlier single grain steep of C40:

OG 1.024 - FG 1.008 - Apparent attenuation 67%
The half-pound of 2-row contributed 12.5 gravity points and attenuated 80%...
Forum: Brew Science 03-02-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 43,665
Posted By HairyDogBrewing
Awesome info! The combined mashes reflect a...

Awesome info!
The combined mashes reflect a more typical use of the crystal malts in all-grain.
The all crystal mashes should be of interest to extract + steeping grain brewers.

This debunks the...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 02-28-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,948
Posted By HairyDogBrewing
Be careful man! There's a beverage here!

Be careful man! There's a beverage here!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-25-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,920
Posted By HairyDogBrewing
I'm not sure how many breeds are affected. ...

I'm not sure how many breeds are affected.
There's another thread about a brewer who lost his golden retriever.
To be safe, no dog should ever eat hops in any form.

There is a sticky in the...
Forum: Brew Science 02-22-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,855
Posted By HairyDogBrewing
Measuring carbonation

Is there a way to objectively determine the actual carbonation level of a finished beer?
I force carb in corny kegs, using the carbonation chart.
But how could I measure the carbonation in a...
Forum: Brew Science 02-22-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 43,665
Posted By HairyDogBrewing
Excellent experiment. Question: Since you...

Excellent experiment.
Question: Since you detected starch in the crystal mashes,
do you think the FGs would go lower if you added enymes to the mash?
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