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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-11-2014, 11:44 PM
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Posted By PVH
Stuck Wyeast 2308 - but don't need conventional advice

I have a 1.081 Doppelbock stuck at 1.030, using Wyeast 2308 (Munich Lager), third pitch with more than enough cells to get the job done, plenty of O2. Mashed at 155. Fermentation schedule is start...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 09-17-2013, 08:05 PM
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Posted By PVH
Another option is immersing the fermenter in a...

Another option is immersing the fermenter in a large cooler or tub and using an aquarium heater to maintain warmer temps. Most have their own thermostat that goes down to 68 or 70F. You can get...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-02-2012, 05:40 PM
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Views: 1,729
Posted By PVH
A good friend got married last year. He decided...

A good friend got married last year. He decided to rent a huge house near Breckenridge, CO for the wedding, the reception, and two days partying on either side. Of course, he would have to provide...
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-18-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By PVH
Yes, the longer you boil the hops the more...

Yes, the longer you boil the hops the more bitterness you will achieve. Your brewing software is doing the calculation for you.

Consider this approach to designing the hop bill for an IIPA recipe....
Forum: Extract Brewing 06-18-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By PVH
IMO, this is the beer where you go all out on the...

IMO, this is the beer where you go all out on the hops. I would double at least some of the late additions.

Also, you say you want a sweet beer, but like bob says, your recipe probably goes too...
Forum: DIY Projects 06-07-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 79
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Posted By PVH
How much SS coil do you think you really need? I...

How much SS coil do you think you really need? I wonder if a "U" extending a foot or so into the fermenting beer would be enough.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-11-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 144
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Posted By PVH
I hear you man. I had a 21A score a 42 in Denver...

I hear you man. I had a 21A score a 42 in Denver and not even advance to mini BOS. Must have been lots of good beers.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-26-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By PVH
Keep in mind that immersing the fermenter in...

Keep in mind that immersing the fermenter in water is not as much a way of cooling the fermenting beer as keeping its temperature steady. Even if you get large ambient temperature swings in your...
Forum: DIY Projects 04-12-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,797
Posted By PVH
A stripper pole is a good idea, but wood may not...

A stripper pole is a good idea, but wood may not be the best material for long term use.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-12-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,357
Posted By PVH
On a scale of 1 to 2, 1 meaning it does not...

On a scale of 1 to 2, 1 meaning it does not matter and 2 meaning it is critical, fermentation temp is a 2.

There are a ton of ways to keep the temp down. Do a search for a simple swamp cooler...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-12-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By PVH
If you can swing it, 2 kettles will reduce your...

If you can swing it, 2 kettles will reduce your brewing time significantly since bringing the wort to a boil, the boil itself, chilling, and whirlpooling/settling all happen in the kettle. If you...
Forum: General Techniques 04-12-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 58
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Posted By PVH
Problem solved. Your off flavors are coming from...

Problem solved. Your off flavors are coming from this person's phone.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-10-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,564
Posted By PVH
No - the authors establish that buying a product...

No - the authors establish that buying a product that is produced locally does not benefit the locality more than buying an identical product produced somewhere else. They took quality out of the...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 04-10-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,175
Posted By PVH
Whenever I soak a keg in oxiclean or PBW, I'll...

Whenever I soak a keg in oxiclean or PBW, I'll throw in some beer line. I always disassemble and starsan my kegs before storage, so the lines get a good starsaning as well. Both PBW and oxiclean...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-04-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 51
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Posted By PVH
That's right, you could trade your beer for...

That's right, you could trade your beer for silver, or for jewelry, or for diamonds, but not dollars. Hot dern I'm opening a beer stand tomorrow!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-04-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,904
Posted By PVH
Holy crap! guazzastrip just figured out a...

Holy crap! guazzastrip just figured out a loophole that allows us all to sell our beer! Well done, sir.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-04-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 51
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Posted By PVH
Seems like the same answer for every post like...

Seems like the same answer for every post like this: "Yes, it's illegal. No, you won't get caught if you don't tell the world you're doing it."
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-27-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,334
Posted By PVH
I get the same thing. I figure it's condensation...

I get the same thing. I figure it's condensation from rapidly reducing the temp in the keg. My CO2 tank is in the beer fridge, and the empty kegs are at room temp.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-23-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 824
Posted By PVH
I ended up going to Lovejoy's and Ginger Man. ...

I ended up going to Lovejoy's and Ginger Man. Lovejoy's house pilsner needs some work, but the characters in the bar made up for it.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-19-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 824
Posted By PVH
Thanks for the suggestions. I won't be venturing...

Thanks for the suggestions. I won't be venturing outside of Downtown/UT area but there seem to be plenty of choices.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-19-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 824
Posted By PVH
best beer bars in Austin

I'll be in Austin this week and I want to check out the best beer bars. I went to The Ginger Man last time. What else should I try?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-14-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 784
Posted By PVH
78 is the lowest ambient temp you can manage in...

78 is the lowest ambient temp you can manage in Colorado in March? If your fiancee has you keeping the heat at 78F BEFORE you're married . . . ;)
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 03-14-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,686
Posted By PVH
Why not give it a go? Kind of like Schlenkerla's...

Why not give it a go? Kind of like Schlenkerla's "really triple hopped" miller lite clone, but "really beechwood aged."
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-09-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 695
Posted By PVH
I think the Ramona emanated from the OP: "I...

I think the Ramona emanated from the OP:

"I hadn't seen one bubble or smelled any Ramona coming from i."
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-09-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,651
Posted By PVH
Yes. Long primaries solve a lot of problems. If...

Yes. Long primaries solve a lot of problems. If you don't have those problems in the first place, there's no need to let it sit forever. I usually leave the beer in primary for longer than...
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