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  1. powermd

    Electric Brewery Style 50A Controller - $1275 [SOLD]

    "THE ELECTRIC BREWERY" Style 50 Amp Brewery Controller. Condition is "Used". 16" x 16" x 8" 36 lbs Shipping within the lower 48 included. Unusual item. This is a home built Electric Brewery style panel, with some upgrades from the original plans on the site...
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    Spike Brewing 15 Gallon Custom BK

    I'm selling this locally in Bangor, Maine, but if someone *really* wants to buy it and pay for shipping, I can try to figure out how to box it up. Let me know if you're seriously interested. Awesome kettle. $300 + shipping.
  3. powermd

    iodine taste from pressure tank cleaned with Io Star

    I have a RO setup that I use for drinking as well as brew water. I use a pressure tank that holds 7 gallons to help with brew days, but ordinarily there is not a lot of water turnover. That seems to lead to a bit of water contamination over time, which I can eventually taste. It's kind of a...
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    Spike Brewing RIMS. My venture into All grain.

    Update on the whirlpool. I did Kal's Electric Hop Candy IPA today which put about 6 1/2 oz of hop pellets in the kettle for a 6 gallon batch. The whirlpool did create a cone in the center, but a ton of hop junk flowed out with the wort. No clogs, but this has me wondering if a dam of some sort...
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    Spike Brewing RIMS. My venture into All grain.

    More comments on Spike. I purchased a custom 15 gallon BK about 6 weeks ago and it's a dream to brew with. Mine includes the 1.5" element port, a RTD port, sight glass, and the two front side ports for drain and whilrpool. The easily removable heating element and 1.5" port makes cleanup so...
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    Brooklyn Brewery Spotted Pig Bitter

    Update: 21 days in, and I've transferred to keg. Here's where I'm at. Final recipe: Maris Otter Pale Malt 87.1% TF Caramalt 5.2% Crystal 20L 5.2% Aromatic Malt 2.4% Used Kal's Boddington's water profile Mashed for 90 min @ 152°F, pH 5.2 Batch Sparge Boiled 90 min 1 oz Aurora @ 50 min 1 oz...
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    Brooklyn Brewery Spotted Pig Bitter

    The updated recipe includes the percentages. Aromatic is less than 5%, Caramalt and crystal are about 8%. Yes... Spotted Pig is indeed cask conditioned. And they use a different yeast for the cask conditioning step! I don't have a cask setup, but I could keg condition.
  8. powermd

    Brooklyn Brewery Spotted Pig Bitter

    I've updated the original recipe to make it a partial mash. I'm not sure where I got the idea that Munich was in this beer, so I rechecked all the sources and couldn't find it. So no more Munich. I'm still pretty undecided on the yeast. Maybe I'll just go with A20 (Conan) and ferment at 64F.
  9. powermd

    Brooklyn Brewery Spotted Pig Bitter

    I'm already reconsidering going at least partial mash... to include the specialty grains. The description of WLP 025 sounds great... i only it were available.
  10. powermd

    Brooklyn Brewery Spotted Pig Bitter

    Interesting. Maybe I'll add an extra ounce of Challenger at 0 min, and take a look at 1272.
  11. powermd

    Brooklyn Brewery Spotted Pig Bitter

    No need for that snippy attitude. This is a discussion about beer, not the election. You seem to be ignoring the fact that the actual beer doesn't contain the hops you recommend. Thanks for your help.
  12. powermd

    Brooklyn Brewery Spotted Pig Bitter

    I guess I'm not being clear, I'm looking for the citrusy elements to come from the yeast, not the hops. I know what citrusy hops smell and taste like, and that's not what I'm going for. This is not an IPA. The experience I have brewing with Conan suggests that you can get some of this from the...
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    Brooklyn Brewery Spotted Pig Bitter

    Have you tried this beer? Remember, it's a clone attempt. I don't want to go with a British yeast because this beer seems to lack the usual estery notes you get in a pub ale. The fruit tones are more orangy-citrus. As for the hops, these are what the brewer says he used. This is an...
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    Brooklyn Brewery Spotted Pig Bitter

    I'm struggling with the % Munich. This is a fairly yellow-orange colored beer. Given the moderate gravity, I'm thinking I should bring it down to no more than 10-15%. Currently it's about 25% (half of Munich LME is actual Munich, the rest is probably pale malt).
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    Brooklyn Brewery Spotted Pig Bitter

    I tried this on a recent visit to NYC and loved it. Now it's time for a clone. Based on Brooklyn's web site we know the following: Style: Best Bitter Malts: British Pale, Crystal, Aromatic, Caramalt Hops: Challenger, Aurora, Willamette Yeast: Our House Ale Yeast Alcohol by Volume: 5% Original...
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    Maine FS: 15 Gallon BK w/5500W element

    I'm moving on from my first brew kettle and looking to sell it. I'm not in a rush, I'm looking to gauge interest. Best offer over $325. I'm not sure what shipping will run, but looking at online shipping calculators it will be $50-110! Buyer pays actual shipping. Here is what is...
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    Brooklyn Brewery House Ale Yeast

    I fell in love with the Best Bitter on cask when I visited Spotted Pig in the West Village last December. This is a wonderfully smooth and slightly orangey tasting beer pleasantly different from the usual Best pub ales...
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    American Wheat Beer Summer Citrus Wheat

    One more update. I kegged this last week and it's pretty well carbed now. Still no melon/strawberry after the dry hop. It has a mild citrusy overtone, but nothing in particular stands out. One flavor I'm not liking is a slightly stale tone to the beer.. kind of like the smell of beer residue in...
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    Any means of circulating wort past immersion chiller?

    Just have to be careful of hot side aeration with direct stir methods. I considered this a few months ago and went with a morebeer counterflow chiller instead. I can cool a 6 gallon batch from 180F to 60F in about 5-10 min as it slowly passes through the chiller. I hooked up an RTD to the...
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    American Wheat Beer Summer Citrus Wheat

    Just an update. After 10 days in primary, the FG is 1.013. Second generation Yeast Bay Northeast Ale, FWIW. Has a subtle citrusy flavor from the orange zest, but I'm not getting any of the melon/strawberry people talk about. There is a little alcohol burn making me wonder if pitching onto the...
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