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Forum: Brew Science 04-17-2014, 06:54 PM
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Posted By CharlosCarlies
And from a safety perspective, I understand...

And from a safety perspective, I understand hydrochloric/sulfuric can be pretty nasty stuff; however, we have much of the proper safety equipment already and would have no trouble investing in more....
Forum: Brew Science 04-17-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 99
Posted By CharlosCarlies
Phosphoric vs Sulfuric/Hydrochloric for liquor acidification

Our water is fairly alkaline w/ low/moderate hardness, and we've just been using phosphoric to remove the alkalinity up until now; however, we've been noticing more and more insoluble precipitate in...
Forum: Brew Science 03-14-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By CharlosCarlies
Good thoughts. We do use the HLT for...

Good thoughts.

We do use the HLT for cleaning; however, it's usually only 1 BBL or so whenever we CIP a tank. You're right we would be wasting a bit of acid, but it takes about 1.5 liters to treat...
Forum: Brew Science 03-13-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By CharlosCarlies
Water adjustment strategy on commercial system.

Hey guys and gals,

I normally post this kind of stuff on Probrewer, but actually think many homebrewers have a better understanding of water chemistry based on conversations I've had within the...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-06-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,048
Posted By CharlosCarlies
We chose 830 as our house lager yeast because of...

We chose 830 as our house lager yeast because of how versatile we find it, but might have to give 833 a shot with so many recommendations in this thread!
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 03-06-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,093
Posted By CharlosCarlies
That post was from 4+ years ago! ;) But...

That post was from 4+ years ago! ;)

But agreed, re-hydrating (if done properly) is best practice.
Forum: Brew Science 03-06-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By CharlosCarlies
Should be more than enough from what I've been...

Should be more than enough from what I've been told. Always heard 100x is fine for yeast and 400x is good for bacteria.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-21-2014, 01:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By CharlosCarlies
I've considered switching to basic 2-Row for cost...

I've considered switching to basic 2-Row for cost reasons (MO is damn near 50% more!), but honestly the grain bill above was originally for our IPA which I just backed off on the gravity. Might not...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-21-2014, 01:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By CharlosCarlies
Definitely on the same page w/ the bolded. Was...

Definitely on the same page w/ the bolded. Was planning on a huge whirlpool addition, then just enough bittering to hit target IBUs which I'm hesitant to back off all that much. We're sorta going for...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-20-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By CharlosCarlies
Going to bump this because I'm about to order...

Going to bump this because I'm about to order material. Had a couple changes based on yall's suggestions. It's not turning out quite as "simple" anymore, but I'm obviously fine with that if it makes...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-20-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By CharlosCarlies
Must not be a very interesting beer, eh? :( ...

Must not be a very interesting beer, eh? :(

I'll bump this once and let it die!
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-18-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 363
Posted By CharlosCarlies
Hoppy Wheat Pale

Hey guys! It's about to get hotter than **** here in Texas, so have been throwing around the idea for something hoppy, but refreshing and sessionable. Also stumbled into a decent amount of Falconer's...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 02-11-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 187
Posted By CharlosCarlies
In my limited experience w/ WLP002, you can get...

In my limited experience w/ WLP002, you can get decent attenuation w/ lower mash temps, plenty of O2, and making sure the temp doesn't drop too low (this is an extremely high flocculating yeast!).
...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-22-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By CharlosCarlies
We've never had a problem on our system when...

We've never had a problem on our system when using 10% or less, but still good advice for sure.

Ok so now you guys have me thinking:

80% Maris
10% Oats
7% Roasted Barley
3% C-60
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-22-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By CharlosCarlies
Cool thanks guys (and gals!). I seem to remember...

Cool thanks guys (and gals!). I seem to remember hearing that Founders uses 15% oats in their breakfast stout, but I can't for the life of me remember where. With that said, I'm thinking backing off...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-22-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 410
Posted By CharlosCarlies
Simple Oatmeal Stout check-up

I'm a big fan of trying to make great beers w/ as little ingredients as possible, but is this TOO simple for a stout?

75% Maris Otter
17% Oats
8% Roasted Barley

We tried going 10% Oats and...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-07-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By CharlosCarlies
There's still a good chance you're fine so don't...

There's still a good chance you're fine so don't panic, but unfortunately that's not one of the best strains for this situation. I've never personally tested how low it can ferment, BUT it tends to...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-07-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By CharlosCarlies
What yeast? As mentioned, Nottingham and even...

What yeast? As mentioned, Nottingham and even Cali ale can chug through even in the mid-high 50's. Since the beer is likely several degrees higher than ambient, there's a good chance you're...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-07-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By CharlosCarlies
What about dry-hopping directly into the primary,...

What about dry-hopping directly into the primary, then after a couple days transferring over to secondary before crashing?

I'm wondering if the extended contact time in addition to the few days at...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 01-07-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By CharlosCarlies
This has happened a few times to us, and it's...

This has happened a few times to us, and it's usually either been:

1) A huge dry hop (1# per BBL+)
2) Too long a contact time
3) Dry-hopping cold (can't remember the science behind this, but I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-07-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By CharlosCarlies
Thinking further, maybe you could just build a...

Thinking further, maybe you could just build a small starter w/ fresh yeast and pitch it at high krausen?

Edit:



Have you ruled out a bacterial infection? They can throw diacetyl as well.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-07-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By CharlosCarlies
I've been recently reading some old brewing texts...

I've been recently reading some old brewing texts on lagers, and maybe I'm misapplying this....but what about Krausening w/ about 10-15% of the volume? (assuming this is possible w/ your equipment...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-07-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,759
Posted By CharlosCarlies
Agreed. I'm a big believer in keeping things as...

Agreed. I'm a big believer in keeping things as simple as possible.

Honestly you'll make a fantastic beer w/ just 100% Pils and Saison yeast. I personally hop them around .75-1 bittering/gravity...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-06-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By CharlosCarlies
1007 is a nice strain, but tends to mute the hops...

1007 is a nice strain, but tends to mute the hops a little too much IMO. It's also a very poor flocculator, so just be aware of that if you decide to go that route.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 01-06-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 294
Posted By CharlosCarlies
In this particular case, dry actually has more...

In this particular case, dry actually has more pros IMO:

- Higher cell count
- Stores better
- Cheaper

Usually I'll only use liquid yeast when looking for a particular strain that isn't...
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