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Old 09-25-2012, 06:30 PM   #721
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As long as you don't cross streams, you're fine.

By the way, you should try pitching ectoplasm after primary. It really dries things up nicely and contributes a very subtle sour note.

Back in the day, before brewers had discovered what yeast was, they had to rely on the ghost's of their ancestors to do all the fermenting. Using a bit of ecto pays homage to our roots as brewers. I think you'll dig it.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:55 PM   #722
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Man I would not have thought of the ecto...all gooey and stuff. Seems like the stuff CG is made of.

All I found in search were references to BY, Fight Club, EAC and DIA...something or other.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:59 PM   #723
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Update on the 600 Post BIPA.

This is clearly a cursed beer brewed by an idiot

My first clue should have been the infected starter. Not sure how/why that happened...I paid all due dilligence to cleaning and sanitization. Maybe it's just that I was doing a starter with dry yeast, which I was later told is not recommended. (Danstar Nottingham) Or maybe the yeast itself was bad. It did occurr to me afterwards that the first two yeast packets were not hard and compact as were the ones I replaced them with.
It did seem a bit odd that it started immediately bubbling the airlock after pitching, and that it was done fermenting after 12 hours.

Next, I screwed up my LHBS grain bill order and mistakenly instructed them to combine my cold steeping dark grains with the crystal and munich. At that point, my original recipe was out the door. I had two choices, Mini mash the whole thing, or cold steep the whole thing. I chose the latter given the fact that I ordered 3X the normal recipe amount for the dark grains to account for cold steep efficiency loss.
Well, as it turns out, there wasn't much loss at all. My 5 gallons of cold steeped water ended up at 1.038 before ever adding any DME, candy sugar and oats.
My pre pitching OG was 1.080...just a bit outside of the 1.067 I was shooting for. I should have reduced the DME weight to compensate, but then I thought...hell, this ain't the beer from the recipe anyway. Might as well imperialize it.

Then to top it all off, I had a 10 oz blow out to clean up last night. But how does the wort taste? Imagine this if you will...take an old rasputin russian imperial stout, and shake the piss out of it to decarb it. Then, boil it down to, oh, 25% of it's original volume, add an ounce of vodka, and a 1/2 oz of witch hazel...then mix in a teaspoon of french roast grounds. Mmmmm.

I refuse to dump this beer so long as it doesn't get infected. If nothing else, it has potential as a blender, and it can only improve with age.

Look what you made me do!!
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:13 PM   #724
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Appropriate to this trainwreck, I've been watching Atlas Shrugged Pt. 1 in fits and starts over the last couple nights. That got me interested in finding out when Pt 2 comes out. October 12th, woohoo! Checked out the trailer, and seems to be a bigger budget production than the first. Unfortunately, it also looks like the main characters are not the same actors. I hate when they do that!!
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:09 PM   #725
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I enjoyed the first one after it got going. I hate it when they change up the players mid stream.

On a different note. I just remembered that i have an American Ale that has been dry hopping with my mystery hops for a month now. I expect it to be grassy as hell but ill be damned if I'm dumping it. Ill toss in a seal and let it age. That should do the trick.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:28 PM   #726
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I enjoyed the first one after it got going. I hate it when they change up the players mid stream.

On a different note. I just remembered that i have an American Ale that has been dry hopping with my mystery hops for a month now. I expect it to be grassy as hell but ill be damned if I'm dumping it. Ill toss in a seal and let it age. That should do the trick.
To get rid of grassy notes, you really need an herbivore....

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:51 PM   #727
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To get rid of grassy notes, you really need an herbivore....
2 goats should be enough I would think

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:55 PM   #728
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2 goats should be enough I would think
Or one goat for twice as long. Just make sure it is a male. Females should only be used on milk stouts. I assume no explanation is necessary...

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:58 PM   #729
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As long as you don't cross streams, you're fine.

By the way, you should try pitching ectoplasm after primary. It really dries things up nicely and contributes a very subtle sour note.

Back in the day, before brewers had discovered what yeast was, they had to rely on the ghost's of their ancestors to do all the fermenting. Using a bit of ecto pays homage to our roots as brewers. I think you'll dig it.
I go ABSOLUTELY HOOKED on ectoplasm IPA's last year.

I started seeing freaky shlt and becoming transparent after 10 months of binge drinking.

NEVER again.

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:27 PM   #730
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Just make sure it is a male. Females should only be used on milk stouts.
It goes without saying

 
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