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Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-07-2014, 01:04 AM
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Views: 1,632
Posted By kcbeersnob
A couple more Wyeast 1469 Imperial Stout:...

A couple more

Wyeast 1469
Imperial Stout: 4.43 (post-boil: 5.02)
Best Bitter: 4.34 (post-boil: 5.11)

WLP051
Pale ale: 4.54 (post-boil: 5.32)
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-18-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 57,703
Posted By kcbeersnob
With a 400 micron mesh basket, the basket would...

With a 400 micron mesh basket, the basket would clog with proteins, dance in the wort and splash wort overboard. Messy and dangerous.

I tried 300 micron in the form of a spider that lifted the...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-17-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 57,703
Posted By kcbeersnob
Funny...my baskets got the boot several batches...

Funny...my baskets got the boot several batches ago. I guess there is no perfect, universal solution.

I normally use whole hops. I just brewed a batch last weekend using 3 oz. of pellet hops and...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 07-12-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 57,703
Posted By kcbeersnob
How does this filter perform with high protein...

How does this filter perform with high protein wort (significant percentage wheat, rye, etc. in the grain bill) and with recirculation into the kettle during chilling (i.e., does it clog from cold...
Forum: Brewing Software 07-04-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By kcbeersnob
Beersmith does not require unique recipe names,...

Beersmith does not require unique recipe names, so you can reuse the same name in multiple recipes if you wish to distinguish each one by using the Version attribute.
Forum: Brewing Software 07-04-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By kcbeersnob
I assumed the same initially, but it's just an...

I assumed the same initially, but it's just an attribute that you can apply to recipes that you have manually copied. You can add this attribute as a column when viewing your recipe list.

For...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-24-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By kcbeersnob
I've had no problems at all with weldless...

I've had no problems at all with weldless fittings on my coolers or kettle. Well, that's not entirely true. I stripped the large, thin o-ring on my Blichmann kettle once, but was able to buy a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-23-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 436
Posted By kcbeersnob
I'd put my money on this. I had to dump a...

I'd put my money on this.

I had to dump a batch once, because of an ashtray smell. It came from scorched wort. In my case the scorching happened because I was using a stainless hop basket that...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-20-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By kcbeersnob
I actually just noticed this is not one of the...

I actually just noticed this is not one of the high quality ones made in Italy. This one is made in India. I would be cautious too.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-17-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By kcbeersnob
Out of curiosity, what type of dip-tube do the...

Out of curiosity, what type of dip-tube do the AEB kegs have? Straight or with elbow? If with elbow, does the top have "ears" to keep the dip tube from spinning when tightening the post?
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 06-17-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 772
Posted By kcbeersnob
Given the prices for used BL kegs, I'd go with...

Given the prices for used BL kegs, I'd go with one of these at this point: https://bvrgelements.com/product/NEW-5-Gallon-Keg-Ball-Lock/

I bought a bunch of used BL kegs from them back when they...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-17-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,244
Posted By kcbeersnob
+1000. This is my go-to yeast for English pale...

+1000. This is my go-to yeast for English pale ale/bitter. Also awesome in a stout. The esters are just beautiful and the yeast drops like a rock when it's finished.

Just last weekend, I...
Forum: General Techniques 06-17-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,107
Posted By kcbeersnob
I have analogue and digital refractometers as...

I have analogue and digital refractometers as well as standard triple scale and precision hydrometers. I used to use a refractometer for everything but OG and FG, but I found too much variance when...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 06-16-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,363
Posted By kcbeersnob
I'm surprised that so many people are saying that...

I'm surprised that so many people are saying that Carared imparts red color. In my experience that is not true. It imparts more of a brown color and a very unique malty flavor.

IMO an...
Forum: For Sale 06-12-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,358
Posted By kcbeersnob
That sounds like a long time, but a very...

That sounds like a long time, but a very reasonable tradeoff for being able to brew inside and cut out the cost of using propane. Also really good for apartment dwellers.
Forum: For Sale 06-12-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,358
Posted By kcbeersnob
Just out of curiosity, why are you getting rid of...

Just out of curiosity, why are you getting rid of the Blichmann Kettle. Have you found that it does not work well with induction?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-12-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By kcbeersnob
Even more reason to go with it and see how it...

Even more reason to go with it and see how it turns out. Good luck.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-12-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By kcbeersnob
This comes down to personal taste more than...

This comes down to personal taste more than anything else. Personally in an IPA, I prefer a more neutral grain bill to let the hops shine. I'm happy with 2-row, medium crystal (3-4%) and carapils...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-11-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,097
Posted By kcbeersnob
In addition to the points made by others above,...

In addition to the points made by others above, the reality is that homebrew is usually better after it has matured for a while and cleared. So unless you are giving the beer time to mature (e.g.,...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 06-09-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,632
Posted By kcbeersnob
Wyeast 1469 Special Bitter: 4.4 (post boil...

Wyeast 1469
Special Bitter: 4.4 (post boil 5.2)

WLP670
Farmhouse: 4.27 (post boil 5.3)
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-09-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By kcbeersnob
I cheated and voted for everything but...

I cheated and voted for everything but Summit...because the poll let me and because my favorite hop depends on the application. ;)

Summit is nasty. I made a single hop batch with it a couple...
Forum: Brew Science 06-08-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By kcbeersnob
Sorry, this is not what you asked about, but I...

Sorry, this is not what you asked about, but I would discourage using that much crystal malt. Looks like you're at ~15%, which will yield a very sweet (likely cloying) beer--especially when paired...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-31-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By kcbeersnob
Not the optimal strategy for a partial mash...

Not the optimal strategy for a partial mash brewer, though it might help a little.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-30-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By kcbeersnob
This is what I was getting at with my first...

This is what I was getting at with my first question above. It's very possible that the estimates are just off. After using a strain a few times, I am able to determine what attenuation I should...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-30-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By kcbeersnob
Good call. Those options will yield the most...

Good call. Those options will yield the most effective results for a partial mash or extract brewer. I would urge you to make one change at a time, but it's obviously your call. If you change both...
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