HomeBrewTalk.com - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community. A home brewing beer and wine making civilized discussion community. Also with beer/wine/mead/cider discussion, beer reviews, pub talk, and general chit-chat. Tue, 18 May 2021 08:35:08 +0000 Tue, 18 May 2021 08:35:08 +0000 HomeBrewTalk.com - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community. http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/ What came in the mail for you today? Tue, 18 May 2021 08:28:16 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/what-came-in-the-mail-for-you-today.337763/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/what-came-in-the-mail-for-you-today.337763/ invalid@example.com (BrotherGrim) BrotherGrim I love it when my supplies are delivered.

I got my order from Austin Homebrew!! Today's delivery was the grain bill for a kind of Yuengling clone but made as an ale, order complete with yeast and hops.
I have never brewed it before so that will be new.

Got 3 lbs of Extra Pale DME to replenish stock, and a new bottle filler.


Just like Christmas!!]]>
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Help! heavy banana and clove bready AF hefeweizen Tue, 18 May 2021 07:39:13 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/help-heavy-banana-and-clove-bready-af-hefeweizen.692624/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/help-heavy-banana-and-clove-bready-af-hefeweizen.692624/ invalid@example.com (joegibs) joegibs Sitting out on my deck smokin a fat ass cigar with a nice glass of whiskey to join it, I've decided to reach out to the interwebs for help with a recipe that has frustrated me beyond belief. For years, I've been trying to recreate something similar to Paulaner Hefeweizen or something along those lines. Ya know, the big heavy AF tastes like your chewing bread not drinking beer kind of hefeweizen. It's not everyone's preferred variant of the hefe, but damnit I want to be eating bread when I...

Help! heavy banana and clove bready AF hefeweizen]]>
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Banana Split Recipe - how to add banana to beer Tue, 18 May 2021 07:16:13 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/banana-split-recipe-how-to-add-banana-to-beer.692494/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/banana-split-recipe-how-to-add-banana-to-beer.692494/ invalid@example.com (jayjay) jayjay Hi fellow brewers

So i want to experiment with a milk stout by "dry hopping" with toasted cacaonibs, vanilla and banana process to imitate a banana split dessert.

However, i am worried that raw banana might contain too much fat to work properly in the beer, so i am thinking of using bananachips (and toasting them aditionally in the oven) instead.

Have anyone experimented with banana in beer (apart from using hefeweizen yeast) and want to share their knowledge?

Cheers]]>
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What NZ and Australian hops do you enjoy the most? Tue, 18 May 2021 07:06:11 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/what-nz-and-australian-hops-do-you-enjoy-the-most.692509/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/what-nz-and-australian-hops-do-you-enjoy-the-most.692509/ invalid@example.com (HighPressure) HighPressure I like brewing lots of different varieties of beer but all on the lighter side. Pales, IPA, Hazys and lagers. I'm just looking for a little intel into what New Zealand and Aussie hops are your favourites to experiment! Thanks]]> 10 2 beers are close... Which to keg? Tue, 18 May 2021 06:59:56 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/2-beers-are-close-which-to-keg.692618/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/2-beers-are-close-which-to-keg.692618/ invalid@example.com (fragged) fragged Homebrew problems...

So all I've had for a couple weeks is a mexican lager I made for Cinco de Mayo. It's really good, but I need something different, soon. I've supplemented with store bought as much as I care to at this point.

I have two beers that are done(ish)...

First is a Pliny the Elder Clone. 11 days old, 3 days since dry hopping. I could transfer to the keg and dryhop the second dose there(my normal routine). Cold crash and carb over the next couple days. That said, IME that...

2 beers are close... Which to keg?]]>
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Embarrassingly Old Extract w/ Kveik. Why not Tue, 18 May 2021 06:43:24 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/embarrassingly-old-extract-w-kveik-why-not.692589/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/embarrassingly-old-extract-w-kveik-why-not.692589/ invalid@example.com (mhgodzilla) mhgodzilla I made a nice pseudo lager with Kveik. Saved a ton of yeast. Days later found a 10 year old Mr. Beer kit in my late father m’s things. Brought it home then decided- what the hell I’ll make one. Made Canadian Ale a pre-hopped basc low abv brew with a corn sugar booster. After a 5 min boil, and quick cool to 80, I pitched some of my ample supply if Lutra Kveik.

As I expected, it smelled ok and surprisingly had some bitterness still. It is super dark now like a Porter. I’m expecting it to...

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Ingredient amounts Tue, 18 May 2021 06:12:39 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/ingredient-amounts.692600/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/ingredient-amounts.692600/ invalid@example.com (farmerbrew1) farmerbrew1 Hi
I just purchased a grain father. I got 6kgs of hoppy apa ingredients and I am a bit confused. Any help would be appreciated.

Going by the grainfather at 6kg of grain it says 6kg x 2.7 + 3.5L = 19.7L of water pre boil
On the instructions it says I got from the grain supplier it says 26.5 L preboil

Just wondering what I should go by ?]]>
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Who's smoking meat this weekend? Tue, 18 May 2021 05:37:18 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/whos-smoking-meat-this-weekend.213643/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/whos-smoking-meat-this-weekend.213643/ invalid@example.com (AnonyBrew) AnonyBrew It's Christmas day. Woke up at 6am, fired up the smoker and threw on a big pork shoulder for some pulled pork tonight. I put on a wild dry rub from TexasBBQRub.com yesterday and I'll be making a red sauce to go with it.



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Music Match Tue, 18 May 2021 05:29:47 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/music-match.32824/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/music-match.32824/ invalid@example.com (Drunkensatyr) Drunkensatyr Another fun Music game. Match any word(s) from either the song or artist. Try not to reuse the linking word


I'll kick this one off


I Love You Goodbye - Thomas Dolby]]>
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New post a picture of your pint Tue, 18 May 2021 05:24:44 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/new-post-a-picture-of-your-pint.285100/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/new-post-a-picture-of-your-pint.285100/ invalid@example.com (EdWort) EdWort It seems that the old thread was accidentally vaporized by a wort boilover, so let's begin anew.

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What are you listening to (music!!!) right now? Embarrassing or not... share Tue, 18 May 2021 05:11:52 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/what-are-you-listening-to-music-right-now-embarrassing-or-not-share.331583/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/what-are-you-listening-to-music-right-now-embarrassing-or-not-share.331583/ invalid@example.com (Dawnhulio) Dawnhulio I'm hoping to find some new things to listen to, my music tastes are pretty wide-ranging but am always looking for something new to sample. I'd like to see people post what they're listening to RIGHT NOW (embarrassing or not) to try out... maybe others will do the same. So I'll start... :ban:

Artist: Goldie Lookin' Chain
Song: Bad Luck]]>
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Adding Dual Draft Tower to Sanyo BC-1206 Tue, 18 May 2021 04:46:31 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/adding-dual-draft-tower-to-sanyo-bc-1206.429412/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/adding-dual-draft-tower-to-sanyo-bc-1206.429412/ invalid@example.com (cinematographer) cinematographer Hey Guys,

I saw some older threads on this but not one that addresses my specific question.

I am adding a dual draft tower to my Sanyo BC-1206. The new tower has a bigger base than the old one and as such I will have to drill new holes for it.

I wanted to see if anyone thought it necessary to patch up the old screw holes (see pic) or is it cool to just leave them there? If it is necessary what should I use to patch them up?



They...

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Native ESP8266 BrewPi Firmware - WiFi BrewPi, no Arduino needed! Tue, 18 May 2021 04:44:11 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/native-esp8266-brewpi-firmware-wifi-brewpi-no-arduino-needed.586476/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/native-esp8266-brewpi-firmware-wifi-brewpi-no-arduino-needed.586476/ invalid@example.com (Thorrak) Thorrak Over the course of the past couple of weeks I've been working on a project to convert the BrewPi Arduino firmware to work on an ESP8266 device. This project replaces the Arduino with an ESP8266 -- which means that you can add WiFi capability to a BrewPi without needing any additional hardware. Although it isn't yet 100% complete, I'd love to get feedback from anyone who is interested in trying it out and telling me about their experience.

Features Currently Implemented:
  • ...

Native ESP8266 BrewPi Firmware - WiFi BrewPi, no Arduino needed!]]>
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Two 5500 watt 240v heating elements not heating up. Tue, 18 May 2021 04:42:30 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/two-5500-watt-240v-heating-elements-not-heating-up.692511/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/two-5500-watt-240v-heating-elements-not-heating-up.692511/ invalid@example.com (LoganBrew) LoganBrew Just wondering if anyone has any ideas on what my problem could be. Recently I bought a used 1bbl Colorado brewing system (didn't do my research before to find out they are out of business). Hooked everything up and it doesn't heat the elements. I have tested the power all the way down to where the plug and the element are connected and am getting power. I thought maybe the elements had been broken or fired up without water so I bought a couple new ones and still no heat. Any ideas with...

Two 5500 watt 240v heating elements not heating up.]]>
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What are you drinking now? Tue, 18 May 2021 04:33:09 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/what-are-you-drinking-now.221302/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/what-are-you-drinking-now.221302/ invalid@example.com (Dude) Dude ..Stone Ruination. Good stuff.

Before that I had the last one of the 3 bottles of Chimay I got in that sampler pack. The Blue one. Wow. Smooth for all that alcohol. I'll bet that one would have been so much better aged. I liked it, btu the white was BY FAR my favorite of the 3. No contest. Ever since I had that white one, I've been trying to find a recipe similar to it so I can brew it this summer. That was outstanding.]]>
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Reuse starter ? Tue, 18 May 2021 04:30:10 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/reuse-starter.692567/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/reuse-starter.692567/ invalid@example.com (Shaika-Dzari) Shaika-Dzari So I was keeping in my fridge some london ale III from a past starter.
Yesterday, I made a new starter with it but I have no sign of activity after more than 12 hours. I think the yeast was dead. (was in the fridge for 6 months...)

I'm brewing this afternoon. I have a couple of pack of dried yeast so it's fine but what should I do with the starter ?
Crazy idea to repitch in this starter (with dead yeast at the bottom) other yeast I have ?

Thanks!]]>
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When do you start your boil timer? Tue, 18 May 2021 04:28:24 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/when-do-you-start-your-boil-timer.409238/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/when-do-you-start-your-boil-timer.409238/ invalid@example.com (blefferd) blefferd I start mine as soon as it starts to boil. Any one start as soon as you put the wort on the burner?]]> 33 Pictures of hop plants Tue, 18 May 2021 04:14:54 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/pictures-of-hop-plants.682423/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/pictures-of-hop-plants.682423/ invalid@example.com (Harleybrew32) Harleybrew32 these are my 4 year old plants, the one on the right is Cascade and the left is Centennial.
Been fighting catapillars the last 2 years.
How's your hop plants doing?
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Pump and Fittings Tue, 18 May 2021 04:12:04 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/pump-and-fittings.692590/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/pump-and-fittings.692590/ invalid@example.com (beerd) beerd I am going to take the plunge get a pump. Would like to buy once, cry once. Looking for insights on the pump itself and the particulars of the fittings.

Currently, I do 5 gallon batches. Propane tank. BIAB in a 10 gallon kettle, single port. Immersion chiller. Hoist the kettle and gravity drain into an SS brewtech fermenter. Looking to move to the pump to save my aging back for the transfer to the fermenter, but also faster cooling by whirlpooling alongside my immersion chiller. No desire...

Pump and Fittings]]>
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Wild hops upstate ny Tue, 18 May 2021 03:49:00 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/wild-hops-upstate-ny.544798/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/wild-hops-upstate-ny.544798/ invalid@example.com (Nedrowjoe) Nedrowjoe I live in upstate by in the syracuse area. My wife and I just bought a house with our 2 sons, we have a couple acres. My plan was to have a few chickens and a nice garden, while investigating a grove of sumac trees that I planned on eradicating I noticed vines, later discovered as bines, growing all over the sumac. I thought maybe grapes, then I see these little yellow green bud looking things, HOLY COW ITS HOPS! I took some down and noticed a deep yellow substance and it smelled like a nice...

Wild hops upstate ny]]>
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Has anyone primed with maple syrup? Tue, 18 May 2021 03:40:41 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/has-anyone-primed-with-maple-syrup.690679/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/has-anyone-primed-with-maple-syrup.690679/ invalid@example.com (Karn) Karn Itching to tap Maple trees and make maple syrup, and more beer. Just seen wine making recipes with maple syrup (liquid gold) and wondering if one can prime beer with maple syrup.]]> 9 Thoughts on Saison/Farmhouse Yeast Tue, 18 May 2021 03:36:58 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/thoughts-on-saison-farmhouse-yeast.692580/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/thoughts-on-saison-farmhouse-yeast.692580/ invalid@example.com (pharaohpierre) pharaohpierre Hey everyone,
I have a few years of brewing under my belt, but I have never tried to brew a saison and I love that style of beer. I was thinking of doing a dry, slightly peppery and citrus version with maybe some hop presence to it as well since I am a hop head. Either way, it doesn't have to be hoppy. The real question I have though is the yeast. I see in the market that Wyeast and white labs have saison yeast but I also see that Safale has one too, the Safale BE-134. Has anyone used this...

Thoughts on Saison/Farmhouse Yeast]]>
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Do thin runnings affect flavor? Tue, 18 May 2021 03:35:21 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/do-thin-runnings-affect-flavor.692510/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/do-thin-runnings-affect-flavor.692510/ invalid@example.com (Upstate12866) Upstate12866 I have an app with beer recipes called DIY dog. Under the recipe for "77 lager" they include a brewing tip:

"Watch out for collecting too much wort. Collecting too much liquid from run off (under 1008) may impart massive and undesired 'grainy' flavours into the beer."

I've never encountered such a tip, so I was curious if anyone could share some perspective on this. (Reminds me of the myth that squeezing a brew bag will impart bitterness and bad flavors.)]]>
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Anyone ever try making a smoked bochet? Tue, 18 May 2021 03:27:04 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/anyone-ever-try-making-a-smoked-bochet.692623/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/anyone-ever-try-making-a-smoked-bochet.692623/ invalid@example.com (thedrunkdutchman) thedrunkdutchman Anyone ever try caramelizing honey useing a grill and wood chips for smoking? Just curious if anyone has attempted this. Could be a fun experiment.]]> 0 Concentrating Table grape juice? Tue, 18 May 2021 03:00:51 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/concentrating-table-grape-juice.692277/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/concentrating-table-grape-juice.692277/ invalid@example.com (qaz32152) qaz32152 My uncle has a big grape vine plant, not sure what variety but it is some kind of Table grape variety. He would like me to try and make wine from the grapes. I know that table grapes do not have enough body/sugar/tannins/etc. I am wondering if it would be worth it to extract the juice and then concentrate it via heat to increase those qualities? I have read that heat/boiling will alter the flavor and may cause clarity issues.

The other idea I had was to use juice concentrate to help assist...

Concentrating Table grape juice?]]>
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How many pounds of roasted coffee in 2021? Tue, 18 May 2021 02:46:54 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/how-many-pounds-of-roasted-coffee-in-2021.688786/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/how-many-pounds-of-roasted-coffee-in-2021.688786/ invalid@example.com (pshankstar) pshankstar Let's start off 2021 with a new thread of how much coffee was roasted. It appears as of creating this thread we ended 2020 with 720.52 pounds of coffee roasted last year.

Over the last week or two I roasted 0.75 pounds of Congo and Rwanda beans to kick off the new year. The count starts at:

1.5lbs]]>
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Fermenator G4 Tue, 18 May 2021 02:38:27 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/fermenator-g4.690652/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/fermenator-g4.690652/ invalid@example.com (Joe.Conley) Joe.Conley This thing looks like a really big improvement on the past models.


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$600 is a much lower starting price than an SS brewtech unitank ($950). The ss brewtech one has more stuff standard, and the prices seem similar when similarly equipped, but it...

Fermenator G4]]>
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Equally Obnoxious Hockey Trash Talk Thread, eh? Tue, 18 May 2021 02:35:31 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/equally-obnoxious-hockey-trash-talk-thread-eh.213961/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/equally-obnoxious-hockey-trash-talk-thread-eh.213961/ invalid@example.com (MeatyPortion) MeatyPortion The Blackhawks are going to repeat their win of the Stanley Cup. They may have gotten rid of a bunch of players from last year (Niemi, Burrish, Byfffffuleiiyeeiigliin) but they still have a core group of hardworking teammates and are getting their steam back after a slow start this year.

http://blackhawks.nhl.com/

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What I did for beer today Tue, 18 May 2021 02:27:43 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/what-i-did-for-beer-today.294038/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/what-i-did-for-beer-today.294038/ invalid@example.com (iaefebs) iaefebs This is a thread intended for anyone that does anything related to home brewing. You can post any thing you want as long as it was what you did today. What I did was make a Stout. If you made a chiller, brew pot, ordered hops, ordered grain, brewed a beer, made your first beer, whatever... what did you do for beer today?]]> 18553 how about a meme generator thread... Tue, 18 May 2021 02:19:59 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/how-about-a-meme-generator-thread.654449/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/how-about-a-meme-generator-thread.654449/ invalid@example.com (Soulshine2) Soulshine2
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Massive Brew Setup/Collection- Blichmann BrewEasy, Conical,etc Tue, 18 May 2021 02:07:23 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/massive-brew-setup-collection-blichmann-breweasy-conical-etc.692368/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/massive-brew-setup-collection-blichmann-breweasy-conical-etc.692368/ invalid@example.com (Danam404) Danam404 Wayyyy too much stuff to capture in the photos. After a decade or so of brewing and amassing equipment, I've just gotten too busy to brew on a regular basis. I'd keep it, but I feel like its just too nice of a setup to collect dust in my garage... someone should get some use out of it. I imagine there's close to $10k worth of equipment and materials here. I'm going to forget to list a bunch of what I have, but here's my best effort:

-Blichmann Breweasy G2 10 gallon electric brew house...

Massive Brew Setup/Collection- Blichmann BrewEasy, Conical,etc]]>
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Marzen/Oktoberfest Ale Tue, 18 May 2021 02:04:28 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/marzen-oktoberfest-ale.574578/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/marzen-oktoberfest-ale.574578/ invalid@example.com (Paps) Paps GRAINS

10-lbs Munich malt (Avangard i beleive was the namebrand)

HOPS

1-OZ Hallertau @ 60-min boil mark
1-OZ Hallertau @ 0-min boil mark/flame out

WATER

4-US gallon strike water held @ 150-f for 90 minutes
4-US gallon sparge also @ 150-f for 30 minutes
(my initial sac rest was 90 minutes due to running out of propane on brewday, had planned on just doing a 60 minute one,YMMV. Thank Tesla for electric brewing)

60 minute boil
I personally no chill which pushes the IBU`s...

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The Dysfunctional-Palooza Obnoxious Masshole BS Thread Tue, 18 May 2021 02:02:49 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/the-dysfunctional-palooza-obnoxious-masshole-bs-thread.230117/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/the-dysfunctional-palooza-obnoxious-masshole-bs-thread.230117/ invalid@example.com (paulthenurse) paulthenurse In an effort to maybe keep a thread or two sorta kinda on track I thought I would start our own Masshole 'Tap Room-like' Thread.

Now I know it won't be easy for Brian to restrict his obnoxiousness to a single thread nor do I expect to confine myself to this singular romper room but let's give it a try. Bird, you're technically a Masshole so you get a guest pass for now. We'll see how you do and will make a determination later on vis a vis permanent membership.

The only rule is...

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What did I cook this weekend..... Tue, 18 May 2021 01:57:34 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/what-did-i-cook-this-weekend.435844/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/what-did-i-cook-this-weekend.435844/ invalid@example.com (Melana) Melana Apple pie.....

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3 word story Tue, 18 May 2021 01:47:12 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/3-word-story.364607/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/3-word-story.364607/ invalid@example.com (manny1) manny1 The rules are simple. You answer the post above with only 3 words. The goal is to make a story that never ends! Lets see how far this can go!
I'll start.


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Racking from Blichmann Fermenator to Corny Keg Tue, 18 May 2021 01:45:58 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/racking-from-blichmann-fermenator-to-corny-keg.692614/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/racking-from-blichmann-fermenator-to-corny-keg.692614/ invalid@example.com (dschiller) dschiller I currently rack from my Blichmann Fermenator into an air filled Corny keg by a slow gravity feed through vinyl tubing. This is no doubt the worst thing I can do for cold-side oxygenation. One improvement would be to fill my keg with a diluted StarSans solution, force that solution out with CO2, and thereby start racking with a keg filled with CO2. But I don't think that buys me much if I would then do my usual slow siphoning with a vinyl tube and the top of the keg covered with plastic...

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Growing in Ontario Tue, 18 May 2021 01:44:18 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/growing-in-ontario.692622/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/growing-in-ontario.692622/ invalid@example.com (AntiCatastrofik) AntiCatastrofik Hey everyone! As the thread states, I'm in Ontario Canada. Specifically Wingham. I'm on my 4th year growing hops. I received them from my mother in law, who doesn't remember what kind of hops they are. So I'm naming them, Backyard Hops lol. I digress. I realized late last year that I was trying to get a harvest from Bullshoots so this year I'm pruning them out, but as of yet, I haven't seen any shoots that are best for a harvest. I've read, and watched that you should start training...

Growing in Ontario]]>
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Maybe bottled too soon - Release pressure or refrigerate? Tue, 18 May 2021 01:37:55 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/maybe-bottled-too-soon-release-pressure-or-refrigerate.692564/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/maybe-bottled-too-soon-release-pressure-or-refrigerate.692564/ invalid@example.com (GoodTruble) GoodTruble I did a 5-gallon batch of saison that I then split into two 3-gallon fementers so I could experiment with one side and compare the two.

In one fermenter, I added mango juice after primary fermentation. After 16 days in the fermenters, the mango side had held steady at 1.004 for three days, and so I decided to bottle.

I wrongly assumed that the regular "control" fermenter would be ready too (because it presumably had less sugar to ferment since no mango juice was added).

That assumption...

Maybe bottled too soon - Release pressure or refrigerate?]]>
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What are the best Cincinnati breweries? Tue, 18 May 2021 01:36:14 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/what-are-the-best-cincinnati-breweries.692419/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/what-are-the-best-cincinnati-breweries.692419/ invalid@example.com (danielthemaniel) danielthemaniel My wife and I are planning a trip to the Cincinnati/Newport KY area next month to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary. We both love a wide variety of beer styles and appreciate a good ambiance. My question, what are the must visit breweries?]]> 13 Show Us Your Label Tue, 18 May 2021 01:32:50 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/show-us-your-label.229144/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/show-us-your-label.229144/ invalid@example.com (muse435) muse435 If your anything like me you like seeing new labels that are made by you fellow home brewers. I hope others will post their labels here so it is easier to see the final labels in one spot.

Here are my first three:




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Show Us Your Label]]>
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head on a beer Tue, 18 May 2021 01:21:22 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/head-on-a-beer.692604/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/head-on-a-beer.692604/ invalid@example.com (evans-m11) evans-m11 hello, I generally get a reasonably good head on my homebrew. I was wondering if there are any additives that anyone uses that can improve the retention and richness of the foam? thanks Huw]]> 2 Fermenting in Corny Keg Tue, 18 May 2021 01:20:10 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/fermenting-in-corny-keg.690599/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/fermenting-in-corny-keg.690599/ invalid@example.com (Beer4All) Beer4All Looking to begin fermenting in 5 gal corny kegs.... Currently using a 7 gal. Fermonster. Reading the other forums and web sites people seemed to be limiting their batches to different sizes based on pressure fermenting, etc.

Want is the average batch size everyone (into fermenter) has been using on non-pressure fermented batches and the resulting finished batch size after trub loss? Any feedback, tips/tricks would be appreciated. Cheers!]]>
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Motorized Mash Stirrer Tue, 18 May 2021 01:11:33 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/motorized-mash-stirrer.692615/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/motorized-mash-stirrer.692615/ invalid@example.com (Normans54) Normans54 Hi all,

I am in the process of building a motorized mash stirrer for my Blichmann BrewEasy using copper tubing flattened into fins like this (H/T to @Lonnie-Mack):


Given that the manual for the BrewEasy says you should leave the bottom 2/3 of the mash bed undisturbed when stirring the mash...

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Finished my keezer just to scrap it Tue, 18 May 2021 00:57:31 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/finished-my-keezer-just-to-scrap-it.419041/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/finished-my-keezer-just-to-scrap-it.419041/ invalid@example.com (RSNovi) RSNovi I had a chest freezer sitting in my basement that I bought about 6 years ago. It had sat idle for two years. I learned a very common sense lesson on this one. I plugged it prior to the conversion and the compressor kicked on so I went to town on the conversion. It was not elaborate like many on here because it is a behind the wall of a bar setup but I had about 8 hours into it.

Upon completion a realized that it wouldn't cool. I did a bunch of research on refrigeration systems and I...

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Keg carb at serving pressure Tue, 18 May 2021 00:53:03 +0000 http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/keg-carb-at-serving-pressure.692621/ http://www.shandonghuakong.cn/threads/keg-carb-at-serving-pressure.692621/ invalid@example.com (Oneandone) Oneandone Finally getting into kegging and kegged my first batch. My first batch is a 5 gallon American session ale. I have it at 34 and at 9-10 psi. Would it be something to disconnect it from the gas. Roll it a bunch and then connect gas back on till it stops filling and repeat 4-5 times? Then let it sit for 2-3 days connected to the gas at the same pressure? Or is this essentially doing nothing?]]> 2
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