Glad you like the recipe! Are those green pucks the hop pellets sized for kegs/barrels? I have never seen one before. I thought they were like unicorns or the Easter Bunny.Yesterday: Blew the crap off my red rye at night IPA and had a couple pints. Thanks @JAReeves for sharing the recipe, I really am enjoying this beer. The chinook and rye worked very well together, not over powering hop aroma and flavor but enough to keep it interesting.
Today: Brewed a Cali Cream Ale, but will actual ferment it as a lager. I am using Great Western California Select malt, homegrown cascade hops and a combination of glass corn and over ripe sweet corn I allowed dry on the stalk. It is only a 3gal batch, 5lb of malt, 1lb of corn and 1oz of hops. Should of used California lager yeast but it is whitelabs 835 Lager X.
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This is during the cereal mash, you can see a slight purple color to the liquid from the glass corn.
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Finished product, quite pale in the hydro tube but a nice golden color in the glass.
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Technical questions:Checked in on Tuesday's batch and the 1318 is still raging even running at 64°F beer temperature.
Keeping on eye on those two 'boys lest they start working that catch bottle.
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Gonna brew again tomorrow, so I got the brew rig all staged and ready to go in the morning.
Just filling the kettles with RO water now...
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 Was down in the brew space to pull a beer and triple check everything was ready. Watching the bubbler attached to the end of my keg purging system with the two kegs attached to the currently fermenting brew. Boom! It suddenly dawned on me, my having teed my two primary fermentation fridges' purge lines together meant I couldn't purge the next pair of kegs while the first ones were still purging! Arrgh!
Blessedly I had plenty of 5mm ID EVABarrier tubing, CMB QDs, and one more 1/4" FFL PTC connector than I needed to set up a second, independent line, so I'm back on track for the AM. Woof!
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1. Yes. There is a feedwater shutoff if needed but it's always open.Technical questions:[...]
Those are 1/2oz pucks of compressed hops from the backyard. No unicorns or rabbits required, just a big C-clamp and a piece of 1.5in PVC tube. Greatly reduces the volume needed to store them. I got the idea somewhere here on HBT.Glad you like the recipe! Are those green pucks the hop pellets sized for kegs/barrels? I have never seen one before. I thought they were like unicorns or the Easter Bunny.
That makes me miss the old hop plug format. I really liked those! They were a nice compromise between T90s and whole leaf.Those are 1/2oz pucks of compressed hops from the backyard. No unicorns or rabbits required, just a big C-clamp and a piece of 1.5in PVC tube. Greatly reduces the volume needed to store them. I got the idea somewhere here on HBT.
I never used plugged hops so dont know how these compare. These pretty much flake back into hops cones with a little prodding. The pressure does seem to bring some of the oils outs and help hold them together.That makes me miss the old hop plug format. I really liked those! They were a nice compromise between T90s and whole leaf.
Wow! Not to be forward, I mean we don't really know each other, but you may want a blow-off tube on that one. It's a little tight, in the headspace department.View attachment 715899
6 gallons from a 5.5 gallon batch. I added the entire starter.
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My BIAB sparge setup. A pot lid, a cookie sheet, a metal bowl under the sheet, in my equipment storage bin. The smaller pot is my reserve sparge water, the rest of the wort is in the Blichmann. I used the sous vide to heat the sparge water since the stove had this on it up until that point:
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