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by Dr Strangebrew
Sat Jan 03, 2004 12:45 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Decoction Mashing
Replies: 4
Views: 7778

Decoction Mashing

I am planning on brewing a Maibock for this spring. I am interested on hearing from those of you who do it why you do it. I am also interested to hear from those of you who have tried it, but don't use a decoction mash habitually for German lagers. I plan to use the following grain bill: 10 lbs Weis...
by Dr Strangebrew
Sun Dec 28, 2003 5:42 pm
Forum: Brewing Problems, Emergencies, Help!
Topic: Guess What I Found?
Replies: 4
Views: 7240

I hate to admit it but...

On occasion I have dropped objects into the fermenter without knowing if they were sanitary. Everything turned out okay. I would recommend to wait and see how the beer turns out. Unless you need the space or equipment, why throw something away if you aren't positive if its ruined? Good luck.

Nate
by Dr Strangebrew
Sat Dec 27, 2003 11:30 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Yeast Culturing
Replies: 5
Views: 5059

Thanks

I'll probably pot for the yest washing method described in the link because I fell in love with kegging about a year ago.

Thanks guys

Nate
by Dr Strangebrew
Fri Dec 26, 2003 10:49 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Yeast Culturing
Replies: 5
Views: 5059

Agar???

What is agar? I'm not sure if culturing was the right word. I don't know the proprer definition of the word. I just want to be able to 'reuse' the yeast from batch to batch, until it is available the next year.

Thanks,
Nate
by Dr Strangebrew
Fri Dec 26, 2003 11:09 am
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Yeast Culturing
Replies: 5
Views: 5059

Yeast Culturing

I am a huge whitelabs fan. I am going to use one of their seasonal yeasts in an IPA. If it turns out well I may want to use the yeast year-round. I would like to know if anyone has any experience culturing yeast. I am interested to know the process. I hope that it is something that I can do with a p...
by Dr Strangebrew
Sun Dec 21, 2003 4:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: What did you put on Santa's list ???
Replies: 6
Views: 6422

Speaking of people we haven't heard from in awhile...

Does anyone now what ever happened to Mesa Maltworks???
by Dr Strangebrew
Fri Dec 19, 2003 1:52 pm
Forum: Techniques, Methods, Tips & How To
Topic: Mash Hopping
Replies: 1
Views: 2475

Mash Hopping

Has anyone here had any experience with mash hopping? I am particularly interested in how/if it affects mash efficiency. Thanks

Nate
by Dr Strangebrew
Fri Dec 19, 2003 1:43 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Temp Control Devices
Replies: 7
Views: 7586

Thanks

Thanks guys I think I'll go with the analog model.

Nate
by Dr Strangebrew
Fri Dec 19, 2003 8:43 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Temp Control Devices
Replies: 7
Views: 7586

Just some thoughts floating around my head

Right now I have my fridge on the warmest setting and the thermometer reads 36 degrees F. This would be good for lagering, but I am concerned that it may be too cold for cold-fermenting. I am a big fan of whitelabs yeast and the lower limit for all most all of their lager yeasts is 50 degrees F. Ass...
by Dr Strangebrew
Thu Dec 18, 2003 1:40 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Temp Control Devices
Replies: 7
Views: 7586

Temp Control Devices

I have been looking at purchasing a thermostat for my full-size beer fridge. I plan to do lagers in it year-round, but will probably do the occasional summer ale. The site that I'm looking at offers an analog with a 6 degree differntial. The digital one, which is twice as expensive has a 2 degree di...
by Dr Strangebrew
Sun Dec 14, 2003 3:59 pm
Forum: BeerTools.com Online Tools
Topic: Time for another suggestion box!!
Replies: 14
Views: 24168

Glad you asked...

Jeff, Lathe, et al., Just so you know 'where' my ideas are coming from... I am an all-grain brewer. I brew a wide variety of beers from ales to lagers. At any given time I store a wide variety of hops- I travel out of town to get them. I have a large bin containing a wide variety of base and special...
by Dr Strangebrew
Tue Dec 09, 2003 5:19 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: grain mill
Replies: 3
Views: 5388

I strongly urge you not to use the coffee grinder

If you use the coffee grinder you can expect, the severity of which will be determined by the amount you use, astringent off flavors that I'm not sure would go away with any amount of aging. If you can't get your hands on a grain mill, perhaps the best thing to do would be to put the grains in a fre...
by Dr Strangebrew
Sun Dec 07, 2003 5:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why, why, why?
Replies: 15
Views: 14725

I wonder...

I wonder if these people that are drinking these super light 'beers' are the same kind of people that go to burger king and get a whopper with a DIET coke. It is not the beer that makes you fat so much as the cheese nips, peanuts, cheetos, pringles, nachos, potato chips, dips, pizza, cheeseburgers, ...
by Dr Strangebrew
Fri Nov 21, 2003 9:48 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Keg refit
Replies: 5
Views: 6679

Sabco

I can vouch for the effectiveness of the Sabco brew kettle. It's great!

Nate
by Dr Strangebrew
Fri Nov 07, 2003 5:12 pm
Forum: Ingredients, Kits & Recipes
Topic: Lager yeast considerations
Replies: 5
Views: 22953

Diacetyl Rest

I brew the occaisional lager. I perform the rest when the beer is just about at final gravity. I take the beer out of the fridge and let it sit at room temp for two days, seems to work for me, although I think technically it should sit at 60 degrees F. Mesa has a really good explanation, search the ...