Brewing With Total Confidence
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Discussion in 'General Brewing Discussions' started by Ozarks Mountain Brew, Oct 28, 2017.
Feels very unsettling being out in public...
I'm watching paint dry lol my last brew
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Bottled 3 cases of Blonde on Blonde cream ale.
Unfortunately, I dropped and broke my hydrometer before I could check my gravity sample...hopefully didn't just make 72 bottle bombs.
Ordered a new Hydrometer.
Another hydrometer bites the dust.
Blew the keg of Session IPA last night. Juicy IPA getting locked and loaded today.
There's one sure way to assure you'll never break another hydrometer. Buy 2. You'll never break one if you have a backup at the ready
Kegged an IPA that I brewed on Saturday. It fermented out in 3 days according to my tilt hydrometer and I confirmed it hit the expected FG while kegging. 1.055 -> 1.010.
Here is the recipe except I used Nottingham because US05 was not available: https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/575220/hoppiness-is-an-ipa
This was kind of an experiment because I'm out of beer and trying to avoid stores. Has anyone tried turning a beer around this fast? How did it work out?
Here's one I'm drinking now. The Krausen receded and it was beginning to drop clear two days after pitching. If it had been the only beer in my fermentation fridge, I would have given it a couple of extra days before cold crashing and kegging, but I had another fermentation that wasn't finished, so it sat a few extra days.
Cleaned a keg and two fermenters, then drank a few
I've had lots of beers semi drinkable in under a week. Usually carbonation is the time sink these days.
We are happy with our Czech Pilsner!
Just picked up RO water for tomorrows brew and will be milling grain later today.
Hey Bob, did the same, just picked up water at Wally World and 5# of CO2 on the way home. Making a west coast IPA next week with Chinook and Centennial. Cheers to you and Miriam.
Well I guess I'm essential after all, back to work today. Debating on brewing a Cream Ale this weekend...
Getting everything set up to brew another Cali Common tomorrow. I'm hoping I finally have my grain mill dialed in right where I want it. Last brew day went damn near perfect with the new crush setting so tomorrow will be the tell all.
Sounds great! Gotta love them C hops. Hope you and Lisa are doing well and staying safe.
Widened the gap on my mill before milling for tomorrows brew. Hoping I'll be able to recirculate successfully now. Guess I'll find out tomorrow too.
Finally brewing this one today...fingers crossed.
Recirculation was a success.
Was able to get really good flow through the grain bed without any sign of compaction and the temperature was very stable.
Did an Iodine test 30 minutes and it showed good conversion.
Only took a 1% hit on mash efficiency and ended up with about an extra quart of wort post mash that carried through to post boil. Will be adjusting grain absorption and tightening the mill gap by 3 or 4 thousandths for the next brew. All in all, I'm happy with the results.
Awesome, I run my pump full throttle, but the mash tun geometry is different.
Yea, the Digiboil has a pretty small diameter. Only about 10' surface area in the malt pipe. I had the pump wide open while chilling and the wort almost foamed over the top