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    floating dip tube?

    Golly.... ya hit a pause on the homebrew hobby for a couple years, and come back to a longish thread on think you made! All these improved versions are super awesome-- I especially dig the replacement of the wire tie with a silicone bandy thing or 3d printed custom piece! The morebeer kit and...
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    21 year beer?

    That Ood might have to go on the label..... or might that get taken the wrong way somehow? :) Thanks for the insights! I considered making a mead, but, well, I like beer better. However, some honey or other simple sugars will almost certainly come into play! After reading a bit about...
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    21 year beer?

    So we are expecting our first (human baby) at the beginning of November. I'm pondering brewing a beer that we save until this little future-adult's 21st birthday....not a single bottle opened before. Other than general enormity, any thoughts recipe design?
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    Looking for something beer safe and magnetic.

    Brainstorming a project and wondering if any of the metallurgists 'round here could suggest a source for a beer safe material that will respond to rare earth magnets. Ideally, it'd be available in 1/4" rod or 3/8" ID tubing. I know some grades of stainless steel are magnetic, but also...
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    Exploring "no chill" brewing

    Just to re-emphasize that DMS is an acceptable flavor in many beers with Pilsner malt or adjuncts, I copy/pasted the relevant parts of the aroma descriptions for BJCP styles with DMS listed as acceptable, expected at low levels, or as a key component. For No-Chill brewing, the question isn't...
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    Exploring "no chill" brewing

    On the subject of DMS, I WILL say I just brewed a 95% pilsner/5% toasted oats blonde ale (OG 1.048 FG 1.011) just to see what the DMS levels were like. Not gonna lie, there's substantial DMS in this beer... I'd call it out of style for a blonde, but not really sure if it'd be out of style...
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    Exploring "no chill" brewing

    Putting together a presentation for my homebrew club on BIAB + no-chill brewing, so my mind has been on the subject again, and I've been doing some reading. One interesting thing I've learned is that DMS is present at some level in all beers, in fact, it's a pretty key flavor component in...
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    What's your best DIY brew gadget?

    I guess mine would be this thing... it's a dip tube replacement that floats in your beer, pulling liquid from the top instead of the bottom. https://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/floating-dip-tube-275638/
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    HomeBrewTalk 2012 Big Giveaway

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    Another Quinoa Pale Ale

    I would guess that the other recipe was not using malted quinoa. In this case, cooking the quinoa would denature the enzymes and so keep any conversion from happening. The other trick is figuring out whether the enzymes necessary for something like a beta-glucan rest is present in the malted...
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    floating dip tube?

    Haven't updated in awhile, but the float tube has been in regular operation for some time now, and it works great!
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    sweet potato mash experiment

    Interesting bit in the first linked paper notes that uncooked sweet potato is especially resistant to amylase, and that after cooked, the easily hydrolysable (converted) starch content increased from 4% to 55%. Interesting that it's still only 55% after cooking. I have no idea off the top of...
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    sweet potato mash experiment

    I am super interested in this experiment! Have you had any results yet? I'm more interested in using sweet potatos as a source of beta-amylase than as a sugar source... with the koji providing the alpha it would be very interesting to see what comes of it!
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    Monitoring/controlling with Linux on the cheap

    The 1wire sensors are unreliable over 180, not sure by how much.
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    Monitoring/controlling with Linux on the cheap

    That said, if you're aiming for eventual temp control instead of monitoring, I'd get all that worked out with cron and bash scripts before jumping into websites and ipad apps. But then, I'm alot better at the CL than web developing.
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    Monitoring/controlling with Linux on the cheap

    Huzzah for bumping this thread. I got sample sensors in the mail, but haven't bought the usb adapter-- relatively new desktop has no serial port. This has so much potential for kits, plug-n-play monitoring solutions, etc. Please post with progress! I'm a few weeks behind ya...
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    Severe overcarb and carbonic bite

    I understand how to carb correctly, I just screwed it up in this instance-- I was trying to carb quick and forgot I had bumped it up to 30psi. That said, I wasn't TOO far off because I like my dubbels and other belgian strongs highly carbed, in the 3 to 4 volumes range, which I believe is in the...
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    Severe overcarb and carbonic bite

    So I was reminded that I'm still pretty new to kegging after severely overcarbing a dubbel... The carbonic acid is insane, and makes it more or less undrinkable in it's current state (about 2-3 weeks in the fridge after primary... at 30 PSI). I took it out of the fridge, and have bled the...
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    floating dip tube?

    Tried taking some yeast through the floating dip tube this morning, to see if the float is a viable top cropping technique. My IIPA was at 24h after pitching, so it may not have been truly at high krausen yet, but there was definitely a nice layer of foam on top, and the airlock was...
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    floating dip tube?

    I've looked at those before, but they seemed a little spendy. Now that the proof of concept is worked out, though, it might be worth looking for some cheapies to develop something a bit more robust than yeast vial and wire. Still have to figure out a connection to the tubing and ideally a...
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