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by Mesa Maltworks
Wed Oct 12, 2005 7:18 pm
Forum: News, Events & Announcements
Topic: Titletown Brewing Company on Brewing Network December 4th...
Replies: 1
Views: 10624

Titletown Brewing Company on Brewing Network December 4th...

Ok... You guys have seen me type on brewing for years, now you can hear what a dork I sound like in a broadcast! We will be tasting my beer on-line live for the Brewing Network's show on Sunday, Dec. 4th. and discussing Titletown Brewing in Green Bay, WI. Let me know what you thought! UPDATE: TOPICS...
by Mesa Maltworks
Wed Oct 12, 2005 7:12 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: aromatic finish in all-grain beers
Replies: 6
Views: 10637

Hmm...

After reading your reply, I can't fault anything but the Maris. I used to use around 45,000 to 55,000 pounds of Maris a year, bith from Simpsons and Crisp. Since I buy direct from the wholesalers, you'd assume it would be in the best condition. I found that it was inconsistent at best and poor at wo...
by Mesa Maltworks
Sun Oct 09, 2005 10:47 pm
Forum: BeerBot
Topic: Feature suggestion - refractometer tool
Replies: 3
Views: 15586

Re: Feature suggestion - refractometer tool

Get ProMash. This program has a full suite of tools including a refrac. reading converter to track fermentation.
by Mesa Maltworks
Sun Oct 09, 2005 10:45 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: CO2 & Beer styles
Replies: 1
Views: 5201

Carbonation Rates By Style

Here ya go: ------------------------------------------- Beer style / Volumes CO2 ------------------------------------------- British-style ales: 1.5 - 2.0 Porter, Stout: 1.7 - 2.3 Belgian ales: 1.9 - 2.4 European lagers: 2.2 - 2.7 American ales & lagers: 2.2 - 2.7 Lambic: 2.4 - 2.8 Fruit lambic: 3.0...
by Mesa Maltworks
Sun Oct 09, 2005 11:48 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: 1.25 gallon mini kegs
Replies: 1
Views: 6000

Re: 1.25 gallon mini kegs

You should not use these kegs for home brewing. These "Fass" kegs were designed for counter pressure filling, not "keg" conditioning homebrew. They cannot withstand the pressures generated by conditioning for carbonation many times before bulging and blowing the top seal. They are a "one trip" conta...
by Mesa Maltworks
Sun Oct 09, 2005 11:35 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Possible Un-invited Guests in Brown Ale
Replies: 2
Views: 5964

Re: Possible Un-invited Guests in Brown Ale

"...I have noticed some little clumps of material that are stuck to the inside of the bottle neck in the headspace above the beer. I almost might think it was yeast but the yeast seems to generally fall straitght to the bottom rather than find itself on the sides." If the beer was tilted at any time...
by Mesa Maltworks
Sun Oct 09, 2005 11:16 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Pale ale - Too much trub??
Replies: 2
Views: 6370

Re: Pale ale - Too much trub??

"Tried to use my strainer which usually works fine but the 3oz of hops i had in the boil this time clogged my strainer when i poored it to the primary." Did you whirlpool the wort and let it settle before transfer? If you did, this it was a waste of time since you are pouring the contents into the f...
by Mesa Maltworks
Sun Oct 09, 2005 10:46 am
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: aromatic finish in all-grain beers
Replies: 6
Views: 10637

Re: aromatic finish in all-grain beers

What is the flavor of the beer like? Have all of these AG beers had a similar flavor that you suspect is related to the "hay" aromatics? I'm not sure, but to guess, I'd say you are lautering too aggressively or are not vorlaufing well or long enough. This can allow husk fractions to be transferred i...
by Mesa Maltworks
Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:02 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: substitute for Crystal 20
Replies: 1
Views: 4982

Not really, but...

You could use a smaller amount of 40L crystal malt and suppliment it with Carapils/dextrine malt (same thing). The result won't be exactly the same, but close. Carapils (Briess) and dextrine malt is actually a form of very light crystal malt made from undermodified malt.
by Mesa Maltworks
Mon Sep 26, 2005 8:43 am
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Austrian Beer
Replies: 3
Views: 10343

Oktoberfest = Marzen

Here is how to go about recreating this beer: 1) Go to www.bjcp.org. Download the long style descriptions. You are looking at a 3B. Oktoberfest/Marzen. Read these guidelines to understand what characteristics you are attempting to recreate. Do this for any defined style to better understand formulat...
by Mesa Maltworks
Tue Sep 20, 2005 8:57 pm
Forum: General
Topic: pubcrawler.com?
Replies: 1
Views: 3518

Never mind...

Well pubcrawler seems to be back up.
by Mesa Maltworks
Fri Sep 09, 2005 11:46 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Austrian Beer
Replies: 3
Views: 10343

Specifics...

Extract... extract/steep or all grain? Boil volume and fermentation volume? Can you lager... 45-48 degrees fermentation followed by >40 degree conditioning? Force carbonation or natural? All of these have to be answered for me to advise on a formulation. This lager is technique dependant. Any deviat...
by Mesa Maltworks
Fri Sep 09, 2005 11:34 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Incandescent Light, UV, and Beer
Replies: 2
Views: 6538

Trash Bag Works!

BB; Put a contractor grade trash bag over the vessel. Combined with the opacity you described, it should work fine. The concept to remember with light is that the visible wavelengths to our eyes differ from the ones that we need to protect beer from. This extra layer of opacity will pretty much elim...
by Mesa Maltworks
Fri Sep 09, 2005 11:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: pubcrawler.com?
Replies: 1
Views: 3518

pubcrawler.com?

Anyone know what happened to pubcrawler.com? I've tried their site address a number of times and it comes back unfound.
by Mesa Maltworks
Thu Sep 08, 2005 9:27 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: All Grain
Replies: 6
Views: 10882

Split Boils...

You certainly can do this, but if you were ever to go to full volume boils after doing this, you would have to adjust the hopping somewhat because of the effects of volume on utilization.