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mattdev
Sep 30, 2004

Gentlemen of taste, refinement, luxury.

Women want us, men want to be us.

I'm taking inventory on all of my hops and it really makes me feel like a drug dealer.

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mattdev
Sep 30, 2004

Gentlemen of taste, refinement, luxury.

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Harvest time is the best time.



That's Daniel Del Grande (of Bison Brewing) in front of a fuckton of Tettnanger. It took every inch of willpower not to jump into this.





mattdev fucked around with this message at Sep 17, 2011 around 20:12

mattdev
Sep 30, 2004

Gentlemen of taste, refinement, luxury.

Women want us, men want to be us.

Docjowles posted:

You don't need a refractometer, but they are a nice time saver.

I dunno, I would highly recommend a refractometer over a hydrometer. I ended up breaking about 5 hydrometers before I finally dropped the cash on a refractometer. I'd consider it an investment that would save careless people like myself A LOT of money!

mattdev
Sep 30, 2004

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Cointelprofessional posted:

How do people clean their blow off tubes? I used my siphoning tube, because I didn't have anything better at the time and now it's got a lot of gunk in it.

Soak that poo poo in PBW overnight and you'll come back to a clean blowoff tube.

mattdev
Sep 30, 2004

Gentlemen of taste, refinement, luxury.

Women want us, men want to be us.

rage-saq posted:

Check https://www.thesaq.net/beer/recipes (not fancy looking yet, I'm working on an index page and other stuff) it has my quad recipe that I'm brewing in a week or two and its called The Pious.

Funny, I actually pulled this recipe from HBT and I'm brewing it on Sunday. Didn't realize that it was you!

mattdev
Sep 30, 2004

Gentlemen of taste, refinement, luxury.

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All citra hopped beer

mattdev
Sep 30, 2004

Gentlemen of taste, refinement, luxury.

Women want us, men want to be us.

Huge_Midget posted:

Sorry dude, Zombie Dust and Wet are both loving delicious.

I didn't know zombie dust was all citra. I had some of that the other day at a tasting (we don't get 3F out here at all) and I really didn't like it because it just reeked of cat piss to me. It all makes sense now.

mattdev
Sep 30, 2004

Gentlemen of taste, refinement, luxury.

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So I think I might try my first double brew day this weekend. I ended up with a poo poo LOAD of pumpkins from my CSA box and I figured I'd make the pumpkin beer from BCS again since it seemed to go over pretty well.

Anyways, I'm planning on brewing it along side a Baltic porter. The BP will be a 10 gallon batch (Christmas presents, y'all) and the pumpkin beer will be 5 gallons. Any tips on the best way to get this done in the least amount of time? Which should I do first? How should I time things?

mattdev
Sep 30, 2004

Gentlemen of taste, refinement, luxury.

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If you're really paranoid like I am, I'll usually sanitize one of those hop bags and stick it over the racking cane. That usually prevents any hop particles from getting into the keg/bottling bucket.

mattdev
Sep 30, 2004

Gentlemen of taste, refinement, luxury.

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For those brewing lagers, how many of you use Narziss lagering over the traditional diacetyl rest? I've tried the Narziss one a couple times but I've always found it to be slightly more buttery than the traditional style, which is clean and crisp. Maybe I'm doing it wrong?

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mattdev
Sep 30, 2004

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Women want us, men want to be us.

digitalhifi posted:

^^I saw "Nazi Lager" instead of "Narziss Lager". "How many of you use Nazi lagering?"

Sorry, anyway I haven't tried this method, but it looks like a very good method. What way were you using before? Were you pitching cold or warm?

I've always pitched cold. Pitch at 45, let it naturally rise to 50 and hold it there for the remainder of fermentation.

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