what are you doing with home brew today

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  1. Herm_brews

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    I brewed another version of my own APA today, hitting my numbers well. I just might be getting the hang of this homebrew thing.
     
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    I use between 7.5 and 8.2 gallons of RO in almost all of my beers. Have been filling a 3 gal. and a 5 gal. jug, but thinking of replacing the 5 gal. with a couple of threes. Much easier to deal with.
    When I brewed BIAB outdoors, I used a carboy carrier and pulley system to lift and dump the water into the Mash/boil kettle. No pain, no strain. If you have a place to hang an pulley it works great.
     
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    Hmmmmm, I have a carboy carrier strap thingy, maybe that's the ticket. Just need a pulley arrangement, thanks Bob
     
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    If you get a pulley get one of those ratchet type ones that bites the rope once you let the rope go saves you having to find somewhere to the it up.

    I used to use one of them pulleys to hoist grain bag...
     
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    Great tip, thanks mate
     
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    That's what were here for mate!:)
    Not just the brewing blather...
     
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    Ro filter systems are running about 200.00 us dollars, well worth looking into if you use ro water i use one. Its very convenient i often push the ro water into my fermenter to store it so it doesn't pick up disolved oxygen then i pump it into the kettle when i brew.
     
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    That may work well for lots of people, but it's not a cost effective option with our tap water. At well over 500 ppm TDS the rejection rate is very high & costly, as are the more frequent replacement of filters and membranes. At 39 cents a gallon out off a vending machine I figure I'm coming out ahead. As for the convenience, I'm shopping at the store with the machine at least once a week, so that isn't an issue.
    It won't take away the lifting that kicks our old a$$es either.
     
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    Yep only heavy thing I lift in the brewery now is my mash liquor gotta work for your beer in some ways.
     
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    Absolutely nothing.... kind of in brewgatory at the moment. We have our vanilla porter in mid fermentation and it’ll be a couple weeks before we do a kit beer from Northern Brewer (Kama Citra)... so just waiting and chillin.
     
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    I brewed a batch of the Northern Brewer Smashing Pumpkin recipe last night in answer to a request from the wife's boss. It will be for their holiday party at the end of November. I've been monitoring the blow off for signs of fermentation. I was concerned as I started the mash at 159F and added cold water to bring it down to 152-3. Research said that the higher temperature would make longer sugars that are harder for the yeast to consume. It should be interesting.
     
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    Nothing like a little added stress to your brewday! Go for and you’ll do fine. 159 is a high mashing temp and will yield remaining sweetness, but it’s a pumpkin ale, so the pumpkin spices and slight pumpkin should keep that masked
     
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    Just pitched the Pale Ale I brewed today. Beat my OG by 2 points again. Time to adjust efficiency up. First time in a long time for direct pitching dry yeast, Figured a packet in 5.25 gallons of 1.051 wort was pretty safe.
     
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    US-05?
     
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    Mangrove Jack's M36 Liberty Bell.
     
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    IMGA0235.jpg Home from work WAY early with the weather, and the latest attempt at my "Dirty Bohemian" is in the fermentor...got a good feeling about this one. A bit too dark to be a Czech Pale, a bit to light to be a Czech Amber...it's just a damn Dirty Bohemian.
     
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    That's what I like to do when I get an early mark brew some beer.
     
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    One of the greatest points of home brewing is your ability to brew whatever you want and thumb your nose at criticism.
     
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    Been working on my mash tun. It's sucking air into the line when I choke the flow down to simulate a grain bed. I've localized the leak to the quick connect. When I can, I'll replace the male post, the line leaks regardless of which hose I use. If that doesn't work, I'll replace everything with tri-clamps. Any other ideas?
     

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