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Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-04-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 738
Posted By Nightshade
Yak Valley isn't everything you think it is and...

Yak Valley isn't everything you think it is and neither is the Willamette. Don't get me wrong lots of hops and nice enough but not hop utopia, must be from being around it all the time that makes it...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-22-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By Nightshade
OK just talked with Jess at Wyeast and he also...

OK just talked with Jess at Wyeast and he also suggested a couple things to look at so I am going to lay them out here.

Calibration of temp probe to make sure the mash is actually hitting the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-22-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By Nightshade
Ok so should I raise my mash temp from 155...

Ok so should I raise my mash temp from 155 perhaps to say 158? Will that small a change make a big difference?

I feel like a noob all of a sudden in trying to fine tune this:(
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 05-22-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By Nightshade
Yeast attenuation questions

So I have been using Wyeast 1968 for some time now and am trying to figure some things out regarding what I can do as far as options go. It has been a minute since I did any reading on the subject so...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-02-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 15,933
Posted By Nightshade
Grey area for sure but since he isn't producing...

Grey area for sure but since he isn't producing any alcohol on location it slips into that "6 of one half dozen of the other" type of thing.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 05-01-2014, 03:03 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,791
Posted By Nightshade
Short woman making big orations

Short woman making big orations
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-28-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By Nightshade
So beer finished fermenting and stopped at 1.010...

So beer finished fermenting and stopped at 1.010 which is no different than normal.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-24-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By Nightshade
I used 16 of the 29oz cans (29lbs total) with a...

I used 16 of the 29oz cans (29lbs total) with a total of 200lbs of grain (3bbl commercial) and haven't had a stuck sparge in the 3 years I have made it and no hulls although when I drew it up I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-24-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 466
Posted By Nightshade
I use canned unseasoned pumpkin (which is mostly...

I use canned unseasoned pumpkin (which is mostly butternut squash btw) directly in the mash and never had an issue with the actual pumpkin getting through to the final product except in flavor.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-24-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By Nightshade
I think creative brewers and breweries come up...

I think creative brewers and breweries come up with creative names.

YMMV
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-24-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By Nightshade
Sparge times were pretty close in time I would...

Sparge times were pretty close in time I would say +/- 10 mins which is an average variance for me.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-24-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By Nightshade
According to the temp readout it remained at 155...

According to the temp readout it remained at 155 the entire time, it is a commercial system and holds temp very well.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-24-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By Nightshade
No iodine test, might have to look into getting...

No iodine test, might have to look into getting some test strips in here to take a look at that as a variable. The place I brew has never done them and just gone off of time in tun.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-24-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By Nightshade
Mash times revisited

Been doing some reading (mostly on here) about mash times and how it effects attenuation and want to open a renewed discussion about the effects of short vs long mash times.

So here is my...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-23-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,416
Posted By Nightshade
They are "supposed" to know them and consult...

They are "supposed" to know them and consult them, but I don't think there is a hard and fast rule on having them and reviewing them before or during judging.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-23-2014, 05:00 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 8,725
Posted By Nightshade
Just turned 43 on the 6th

Just turned 43 on the 6th
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-23-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,555
Posted By Nightshade
I only hate brew day if I am tired going into it...

I only hate brew day if I am tired going into it like I was today, makes for a very difficult session.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-23-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,345
Posted By Nightshade
I once ordered a Dubbel and I always say it like...

I once ordered a Dubbel and I always say it like double and never had an issue until this random person corrected me one day at the bar and said, "You are saying that wrong it is doo-bell."

I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-22-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 705
Posted By Nightshade
I am brewing 3bbl batches all grain pre-ground...

I am brewing 3bbl batches all grain pre-ground and have it down including cleanup to anywhere between 6-7 hours at most barring any mishaps along the way.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-22-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 705
Posted By Nightshade
AG is more work than Extract but honestly I don't...

AG is more work than Extract but honestly I don't feel it is as bad as people make it out to be, it is all in the forming of a process and knowing that an all grain brew is going to take you anywhere...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-22-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,416
Posted By Nightshade
double post somehow

double post somehow
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-22-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,416
Posted By Nightshade
I have no real urge to enter comps, I just am not...

I have no real urge to enter comps, I just am not a competitive person.

That being said if and when I do enter a comp I will be doing it for reasons outside of scoring and ribbons. I am looking...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-22-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,788
Posted By Nightshade
Technically I am still not a homebrewer, I got...

Technically I am still not a homebrewer, I got tossed straight into brewing as a job and am still trying to put together a home setup.

It's kind of nice because I have the process dialed in and a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-22-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,217
Posted By Nightshade
I have only used fresh fruit and get good flavor...

I have only used fresh fruit and get good flavor from it.

Things I have noticed from my experience with it.

Some fruits do fine added to primary but others should be secondary. I have mainly...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-22-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 492
Posted By Nightshade
I actually ran into the valve thing on my second...

I actually ran into the valve thing on my second batch at work, didn't cost me much wort but it was a definite addition to the checklist for every time I start any process.
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