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  1. Rob2010SS

    0.5L Beer Stein

    Anyone bought any half liter, glass, beer steins that they really like? I've been trying to find a couple but haven't had much luck with finding one that I like enough to buy. I don't plan on having it customized so I don't necessarily need the space on the front for customization.
  2. Rob2010SS

    Glycol chiller help

    Purchased the Icemaster Max 4 a little while back. I'm on my 4th half bbl batch with it. It has worked like a charm up until this point. I checked on it at my lunch break just to make sure everything was going ok and found that everything WASN'T going ok. Going to try to make this as short...
  3. Rob2010SS

    Best way to get orange flavor - orange zest?

    We do a cranberry kettle sour every year. Basically just a gose grain bill without the salt and 1lb/gallon of cranberries. However, this year, we're toying with adding some orange flavor to it, not too much though. I read through a couple of older threads where it appears that the thought...
  4. Rob2010SS

    Anyone actually take the time to do a diacetyl test?

    I have a marzen in the tank that I've been slowly ramping up temp on and it hit 68*F yesterday (brewed on 8/30, so 11 days since brew). Fermentation appears to be done based on the tilt readings. My plan was to let it sit at 68F through the weekend for the d-rest, hook up CO2 and crash on...
  5. Rob2010SS

    Spent Grains in Freezer?

    So we tried our hand at making spent grain dog treats this past weekend. Worked out really well! We only used 1lb of grain because we didn't know how fast they'd go because of sharing them with other people. So next time we're going to make more but they do take a while to make. I know spent...
  6. Rob2010SS

    Goose Island BCBS Vanilla Variant

    I'm looking to brew an imperial stout in about 6 weeks. My goal is to make a vanilla bomb of an imperial stout. Why? Because I love vanilla stouts. I'm usually disappointed in stouts advertised as vanilla variants because it's not strong enough vanilla. Enter - Goose Island's BCBS Vanilla...
  7. Rob2010SS

    Marzen Examples

    I haven't seen much activity in regards to pictures on the other posts so I'm starting a new one, specifically looking for pictures of Marzens. Show me your marzens if you've done them. All I ask is PLEASE INCLUDE THE SRM VALUE with the picture. I'm trying to figure out the color I want on...
  8. Rob2010SS

    Boil small amount of beer and adding back to keg?

    So, looking to add a non-fermentable sweetener to a keg. We already added some but it doesn't dissolve the best and we need to add more. My thought process was just heat it and dissolve it in a SMALL amount of water (1 cup or less) and add it to the keg. However, instead of water, my wife...
  9. Rob2010SS

    17 SRM Beer Example, per Brewer's Friend

    Super picky question - I know. Those of you who use Brewers Friend for recipes, do any of you have a picture of a beer in which your SRM was 17? I am terrible with relating the SRM color examples back to real beers. I'm developing a marzen recipe and I wanted a tad darker than Sam Adams...
  10. Rob2010SS

    Filter for removing fruit

    In talking with another brewer about filtering hops from a NEIPA, they informed me that they use a "whole house water filter" to filter their hops. So something like this... Currently, I have a fruited sour that I'm going to be kegging this weekend. I went to go do a dump last night and I...
  11. Rob2010SS

    Starter question...

    So, I was thinking about something in regards to a starter I'm doing for a lager. This starter started out as a 1.5L starter. It's chilling right now and will be stepped up to a 5L starter using 544g DME. What I started thinking about is this... If I boil up 5L of water and add the 544g DME...
  12. Rob2010SS

    Marzen tips

    Looking to brew a Marzen coming up here in the next week or two. Never done one. Anyone have any tips/tricks for a Marzen that they're willing to share? Any particular yeasts that are good for the style? Definitely going for more of a Marzen style and not a Festbier. I know I definitely...
  13. Rob2010SS

    Infections in sour beer

    I do not have an infection, this is more of a curiosity thing at the moment. In a beer that is 3.3 pH and at an ABV of 5.25%, what kind of infection COULD you get from adding fruit? Is there anything that could live on the fruit and take hold in that environment? I've never soaked fruit in...
  14. Rob2010SS

    Stalled Fermentation Options

    I have a co pitch sour in the tank currently. I made the mistake of using OYL 011 as the yeast instead of my standard US 05 and it stalled at 1.041 when the expected FG was 1.027 (OG was 1.080). I'm trying to get it to finish. What I've done thus far... 1. Tried warming it up a bit. 2. Tried...
  15. Rob2010SS

    Stomach issues with commercial beer but not home brewed beer?

    Not that I expect to be able to come up with an answer here, but I'm curious. What would cause someone to have stomach/GI issues with all commercial IPA's someone recently tried but not a home brewed NEIPA? I'm sure that there's probably hundreds of things it could be and again, not expecting...
  16. Rob2010SS

    Non Alcoholic Beer

    Anyone making any GOOD non-alcoholic beer? I'm trying to see if it's possible to make some for the wife. All of the examples we can buy at the store are kinda gross (clausthaler, o'douls, etc.). Brew Dog's Nanny State isn't terrible but still not great. Anyone have any good recipes for NA...
  17. Rob2010SS

    OYL 011 and acidity

    Got a sour in the tank currently. It is my first time using the co-pitch method and it's going well! Just did a pH check this weekend and it's sitting at 3.3. Usually, I use US-05 for fermenting kettle sours as I know it performs pretty well in the acidic environment of a sour. However, this...
  18. Rob2010SS

    Blackberry, raspberry, and bing cherry sour

    Got 17.5 gallons (19 gal post boil volume, almost half gallon left in hoses after transfer to fermenter and approx. .75 gallon left in kettle with trub) of a co-pitch sour sitting in the fermenter. Zero hops were used on the hotside and it was brewed with 4lbs of lactose. Co pitched the yeast...
  19. Rob2010SS

    Calculating amount of space fruit takes up

    Anyone know of a way to estimate how much space in a fermenter a certain amount of fruit will take up? I have 17.5 - 18 gallons of beer in a half barrel unitank. I'm looking at adding AT LEAST 18 - 20lbs of fruit. I don't think I have a choice and I think I'm going to have to split the batch...
  20. Rob2010SS

    What do you do with your spent grains?

    I've been trying to find a good way to dispose of spent grains. I'm thinking I'm just going to buy some heavy duty bags that'll hold the weight, bag them and throw them in the garbage can. They don't seem to compost very well...? (By compost, I mean spread out at the base of a pine tree lol)...
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