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  1. J

    New England IPA Blasphemy - No Boil NEIPA

    This thread has been a bit of a revelation for me. I've spent the last few years making all-grain NEIPA using variations of Braufessor's recipe. The results have been delicious, but damn it's a lot of time and work. With two little kids at home, it's been hard to brew frequently enough to...
  2. J

    First Batch on the New Electric Build - I've Got A Few Questions

    I've got a very similar system to yours (but 240V), and I use the SpinCycle that you mentioned in your first thread. I also have a port through the lid to mash, just like yours. After the mash, I take the lid off and connect that hose to the cam on the SpinCycle. I usually turn the pump on...
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    Add second vessel to eBIAB rig?

    I've been brewing for the last year or so in a 15 gallon eBIAB kettle with recirculation. Overall, I'm very happy with the system. But I do get pretty low efficiency when doing higher gravity batches, and particularly anything with flaked grain additions. A typical NEIPA will get me something...
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    New England IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    Brau any update on this? Looking to try an amber version of this soon and would love to know this recipe. I know you posted one here a few months back, but wondering if you changed anything since then. Thanks.
  5. J

    Kettle sour is fermenting - now what?

    Attempting my first sour, a simple kettle soured Berliner Weisse using White labs pure lacto brevis. Mashed last night, boiled for a few minutes, cooled to 95f, then pitched the lacto and put the lid on. I didn't purge with co2 since I read that it's not really necessary when using a pure lacto...
  6. J

    New England IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    I bought two Fermonsters last year and have been using them for about 6 months. Overall I'm not very happy with them. I have only had the spigot seal leak once, and it was pretty minor, but enough to grow a bunch of mold on the outside of the seal. The two biggest problems are: 1) The...
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    New England IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    Sorry for the delay - I fell behind on this thread in the last few weeks. I use a Fermonster so I can't really use a carb cap. If I wanted to push to the keg with CO2, I could get a double-drilled stopper and a metal racking cane, but I haven't done that yet. Instead, I just take the...
  8. J

    New England IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    Yeah, I think Brau has answered this before that it's basically just a minute or two while hooking up the chiller, then another couple minutes to get from 212 to 160. That's what I do and it works well. The first and second WP additions are 4-5 minutes apart. I've never tried doing them all...
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    New England IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    No, because nothing is under pressure. When you open the fermentor to add the second dry hop, the sanitizer doesn't rush back from the second bottle into the first - it just sits there. The CO2 doesn't get sucked back into the fermentor until the temp drop causes the head space to contract...
  10. J

    New England IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    I've been meaning to share a technique I've been using recently to cold crash with virtually no oxygen exposure. It doesn't require hooking up CO2, a second regulator, or any extra equipment other than $2 worth of drilled stoppers. I think cold crashing this beer is important. Before I...
  11. J

    New England IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    Brewing today and have a bunch of citra, mosaic, and equinox on hand. I know citra/mosaic is a solid combo, but I've done that several times recently and would like to change it up a bit. Thoughts about including equinox? Maybe citra/mosaic for the kettle additions then citra/equinox for the...
  12. J

    New England IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    LHBS was out of 1318....and Conan....and 007. Picked up a pack of Notty since I want to brew this weekend and don't have time to order. Surprisingly, this entire thread only mentions Notty once, as a way to help a stalled fermentation finish. Anyone ever tried it? Thoughts?
  13. J

    Treehouse Brewing Julius Clone

    Dextrose is corn sugar. Same thing.
  14. J

    New England IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    Curious if anyone has tried the original base recipe with Carapils or Carafoam instead of (or in addition to) oats. I've been jumping back and forth between this thread and the Treehouse Julius thread for a couple weeks, and seems like there is more consistent use of Carapils or foam in the...
  15. J

    Recirc eBIAB Kettle Return Options

    Wow, both of those things look very cool and I would have seriously considered that camlock whirlpool if I had seen it when I was doing my build. I've also never seen the SS BrewTech manifold, and now I'm tempted to consider it. I could run the hose down from the port I already have in my...
  16. J

    Recirc eBIAB Kettle Return Options

    For me, recirculating is more about consistent mash temp than maximum efficiency. When I was doing straight BIAB, I would get 10+ degree stratification. So the bottom of my grain was mashing at 146 but the top was mashing at 156. Recirculating with a PID seems to me like the best way to keep...
  17. J

    Recirc eBIAB Kettle Return Options

    Correct - return to grains during mash and spin cycle to whirpool at end of boil. I do run the pump for a minute or two a few times during the boil so the wort in the hose gets boiled. Your idea sounds cool but probably more parts and effort than I want to expend at this point. I'll...
  18. J

    Recirc eBIAB Kettle Return Options

    I wound up using the exact setup I described in the first paragraph. The SpinCycle from Brew Hardware is awesome for whirlpooling after the boil, and it doesn't get in the way of the basket too much. The basket sits a little bit off-center but it's not a big deal. For recirculating during the...
  19. J

    British Brown Ale Nut Brown AG

    Any thoughts on using WY1318 for this? I have a bunch on hand. Also, I too would be interested in a suggested water profile for this beer. Thanks!
  20. J

    New England IPA "Northeast" style IPA

    I don't know anything about FF, but I suspect this will improve with another week or two in the bottle. I've never had any bottle-primed beer taste good after 8 days. I almost dumped 45 bottles of Centennial Blonde once that tasted terrible after 2 weeks in the bottle, and 2 weeks after that...
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