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  1. FromZwolle

    Airlock or blow off hose

    what yeast strain? some fart like a rhino, others meek along like field mice.
  2. FromZwolle

    What's the "weirdest" ingredient you've used?

    i usually use corn meal, as that's what i have lyin around in the kitchen. popcorn also works just fine, as long as it's not drowning in butter flavored oil... 😋
  3. FromZwolle

    May have pitched the wrong yeast, doh!

    ferment out completely, then you can add back maltodextrin and maybe a smidge of dme to get the body/sweet malty flavor back.
  4. FromZwolle

    1025?

    you can also use a yeast that is capable of converting long chain dextrins on it's own, such as this diastatic variety: https://omegayeast.com/yeast/ales/tropical-ipa
  5. FromZwolle

    6-yr old malt - mash test!

    i've used base malt in that same age range with no problem, but i do find that the flavor doesn't 'pop' like fresh grain. if the grain smells nice, it's probably good to use. if it smells musty or stale so will the beer.
  6. FromZwolle

    First time brewing all-grain, observations and questions

    he undershot the gravity, the beer will end up slightly drier and thinner.
  7. FromZwolle

    First time brewing all-grain, observations and questions

    sparging is a little wonky with these things as well, at least in comparison to a dedicated mash tun. this thread goes over it quite well: https://www.homebrewtalk.com/threads/anvil-foundry-mash-eff.672843/
  8. FromZwolle

    First time brewing all-grain, observations and questions

    in your case, just alcohol. it can affect flavor with greater discrepancy, but you really weren't far off enough to be a big issue.
  9. FromZwolle

    First time brewing all-grain, observations and questions

    the recipe was likely created with a mash effeciency of ~75%. if your particular system will yield lower than that, as many all in one systems do (they're essentially biab), then you need to adjust for that by using more grain to reach your expected gravity.
  10. FromZwolle

    First time brewing all-grain, observations and questions

    The all in one systems are generally lower in mash efficiency, at least without really dialing in the sparge process. You can account for this in planning ny adding a bit of extra grain or dme in the boil.
  11. FromZwolle

    What's the "weirdest" ingredient you've used?

    There's a maple bacon porter and a mango/mole wit in my brew queue. perhaps i'll get crazy and push it further into the weird stuff realm, but i've got a long list of beers i wanna get brewed soon as it is.
  12. FromZwolle

    So what do you most miss/DON'T miss about your beginning brewing experiences?

    and similar to day trippr, i miss those "aha" moments. reading an obscure blog post after ah hour of google searching rabbit holes and find an 'oooooh, so that's how they do that; i need to try it asap!' type info.
  13. FromZwolle

    So what do you most miss/DON'T miss about your beginning brewing experiences?

    I really don't miss being inexperienced enough to not be able to distinguish between people who had genuine understanding and experience and those that were just regurgitating things that they had read and assumed were true.
  14. FromZwolle

    So who's brewing this weekend?

    need to get my annual bourbon oak porter goin so it's ready to gift out at Christmas.
  15. FromZwolle

    Naming my Oktoberfest

    it's not. 😋
  16. FromZwolle

    Naming my Oktoberfest

    It's a movie reference.
  17. FromZwolle

    What's the "weirdest" ingredient you've used?

    i've always liked the idea of brewing beer specifically as a cooking ingredient. soup base, marinade, etc. this one really fits the bill.
  18. FromZwolle

    Naming my Oktoberfest

    I call my octoberfest ales "OKTO VERATA NYmhhnmm" Its an octoberfest, maybe not in every single little tiny way, but basically it is, yeah. a low, rumbling howl in the distance preceds volleys of thunder...
  19. FromZwolle

    What's the "weirdest" ingredient you've used?

    Peanut butter. A whole mess of it. Tasted great but it looked like ginger ale, not even a trace of head! This was way before the pb2 and reeses stouts were a thing.
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