What are your unique brewing processes that make a difference? - Page 3 - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > What are your unique brewing processes that make a difference?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-30-2012, 03:08 PM   #21
Double_D
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Double_D's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 1,862
Liked 182 Times on 135 Posts


Really man? Not necessary.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 03:11 PM   #22
BBL_Brewer
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
BBL_Brewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Kokomo, IN
Posts: 3,702
Liked 440 Times on 303 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Double_D View Post
Really man? Not necessary.
Don't hate on him, he obviously likes to brew BMC clones.
__________________
Slots Down Brewery
Stick with the plan....not the sparge.


Never Ending Liquid Yeast - How to Farm Yeast and Freeze it.


 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 03:37 PM   #23
Double_D
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Double_D's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 1,862
Liked 182 Times on 135 Posts


good point.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 03:46 PM   #24
philrose
 
philrose's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2008
Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,410
Liked 13 Times on 10 Posts


The electric tea kettle is my best friend on brew day. I use it to pre heat my MLT, speed up heating strike water and correct my mash temp. I love that thing.
__________________
In process-
Kegged-
Last bit of Sparkling Mead
Planning- Witbier

@philthebrewer

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 04:01 PM   #25
Double_D
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
 
Double_D's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2011
Las Vegas, Nevada
Posts: 1,862
Liked 182 Times on 135 Posts


Are you doing small batches or do you have a huge tea kettle? By the way, is the temp variable on it?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 07:22 PM   #26
pericles
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
Bryn Mawr, PA
Posts: 744
Liked 22 Times on 22 Posts


Quote:
That's cool. I've never harvested off the top before. How do you store it? Or do you pitch directly into your next batch?
I clean a mason jar with PPW, then sanitize it in the microwave, and finally cool it in a bath of room temperature iodophor. Once it's completely clean, I skim it across the top of the kreusen to collect as much yeast as I can get—it's usually about a teaspoon.

Once I've got a full jar, I usually refrigerate it for a day or so to let the yeast floc, and then decant the wort/beer off the top of the yeast. After that, I make a starter to grow up a pitchable number of cells. By then it's usually just about brew day, and that's my next batch of beer.
__________________
Primary 1: Hasty IPA
Primary 2:
Secondary: Soured Golden
Kegged: American Wheat
Bottled: Belgian Golden Ale.
Planning: American Amber

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 10:41 AM   #27
Calichusetts
 
Calichusetts's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2011
Plymouth, MA
Posts: 3,009
Liked 495 Times on 297 Posts


Ditching "sugar" to prime with honey and other flavorful products. I love the subtle effect it has on the taste and smell.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 01:30 PM   #28
petep1980
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
petep1980's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2008
Posts: 1,905
Liked 15 Times on 15 Posts


No mash out no sparge, just one really big mash in.

No secondary fermentations in separate vessels.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 05:51 PM   #29
philrose
 
philrose's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2008
Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,410
Liked 13 Times on 10 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Double_D View Post
Are you doing small batches or do you have a huge tea kettle? By the way, is the temp variable on it?
Its a 1.7 L Melita kettle, a cheapie from fred meyer or target or something. There's no variable control, just on and off. You'd be surprised at the difference it makes, even for the ten gallon batch I did yesterday.
__________________
In process-
Kegged-
Last bit of Sparkling Mead
Planning- Witbier

@philthebrewer

 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2012, 06:04 PM   #30
cyclogenesis
Recipes 
 
Aug 2011
Chicago, IL
Posts: 320
Liked 8 Times on 6 Posts


Not really unique but I do long, 90 minute boils for extra caramelization... I also mash a bit warmer for fuller bodied beers..

And this year I will be using home grown wet hops... cant wait to see how this turns out!
__________________
Drinking: Dogtoberfest, Autumn Harvest Amber, Fire in the Belly Imperial Stout.
Fermenting: V for Vienna, 2013 Bock.
In planning: TEA for two, First Flakes American Brown.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Aging or Maturing - Does it make a difference? mthelm85 General Techniques 9 07-20-2011 08:42 PM
Bittering Hops - Type Make a Difference? jalgayer General Techniques 3 05-08-2010 05:50 PM
13 years of brewing, and I still make n00b mistakes Bernie Brewer General Techniques 5 02-22-2010 01:19 PM
Does using distilled water make a difference? DieBartDie General Techniques 16 10-16-2007 08:58 AM
Kegerator Owners - Can we talk about various processes? sonvolt General Techniques 31 10-27-2006 05:47 PM


Forum Jump