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by Rookie
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Yeast
Topic: old dry yeast
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: old dry yeast

Properly stored dry yeast only loses about 4% vitality a year.
by Rookie
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Supply Chain
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Supply Chain

Not much bread is made with barley so there shouldn't be any conflict there. No hops? Brew gruit beer.
by Rookie
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Marzen/bock
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: Marzen/bock

So far so good.
by Rookie
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Marzen/bock
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: Marzen/bock

Cobnut wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:31 am
Taste it first to make sure there's little enough diacetyl.

Could even move it somewhere warmer for a "diacetyl rest". Ideally some where 18-22C (is that 65-72F? I used to "know" Farenheit)
I've used both S-189 and W34/70 a lot and have never needed a diacetyl rest.
by Rookie
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Marzen/bock
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: Marzen/bock

Would be interested to see how this turns out when it's done. Are you fermenting it at lager or ale temps? Lager: S-189 and W34/70. The cabinet it's in swings from mid 40s to low 50s. It's pretty much done now, almost a minute between burps. I'll take a gravity reading at the two week mark and bott...
by Rookie
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brewing plans while stuck at home
Replies: 18
Views: 609

Re: Brewing plans while stuck at home

I won't be able to up my brewing as I'm spending more at the store on essentials, mainly far more expensive items that I'm only getting because the lower price stuff I usually get is out of stock. Thanks hoarders. I'm sorry to hear that Rookie - it's as if the world's gone mad. I've heard it's the ...
by Rookie
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Brewing plans while stuck at home
Replies: 18
Views: 609

Re: Brewing plans while stuck at home

I won't be able to up my brewing as I'm spending more at the store on essentials, mainly far more expensive items that I'm only getting because the lower price stuff I usually get is out of stock. Thanks hoarders.
by Rookie
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Marzen/bock
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: Marzen/bock

Fuggled Mind wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:01 am
Hi Rookie

Is the blanket to keep the beer warm or stop it from getting light struck?

Cheers

Jason
It's a t-shirt from a beer festival that I served for: to prevent light strucking.
by Rookie
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Marzen/bock
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: Marzen/bock

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Burping every five seconds
Two days in.
by Rookie
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Great western brumalt
Replies: 6
Views: 745

Re: Great western brumalt

I used
2 lbs golden light dme
8.5 ozs maris otter
6 ozs brumalt
1 oz victory
1 oz pale chocolate
.25 oz EKG
1 pack S-189
1.040-1.009
At some point I want to up the victory and pale chocolate to 4 ozs each for a dark mild.
by Rookie
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Marzen/bock
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Marzen/bock

I couldn't decide on a 2 gallon batch of bock or a 2.5 gallon batch of marzen so I split the difference: 2.25 gallons at 1.060. The white pouch has 3.3 lbs of munich extract.
by Rookie
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Great western brumalt
Replies: 6
Views: 745

Re: Great western brumalt

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Nice honey-like edge to it.
by Rookie
Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Extract Brewing
Topic: Brumalt test
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: Brumalt test

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This turned out pretty good. It had a nice honey-like taste to it. I'm calling it a pale mild. I want to do it again, but with more victory and pale chocolate to do a dark mild.
I used S-189.
by Rookie
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Fermentation
Topic: Off grid fermentation temperature control?
Replies: 21
Views: 918

Re: Off grid fermentation temperature control?

How far from the house?
by Rookie
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Malts and Grits
Topic: Great western brumalt
Replies: 6
Views: 745

Re: Great western brumalt

I took a gravity reading after eight days: 1.040-1.009. Nice body and gentle sweetness from the brumalt.