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  1. Danscraftbeer

    Avoiding smoky character from hops?

    I'm thinking about the right kind of hops that can go with a smokey taint beer. First thought is Hops that go with dark malts beers. Chinook comes first to mind since I've known it by growing and using it a lot. Goes well with dark chocolate beers too, any dark beer. Pale too but it has a...
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    Avoiding smoky character from hops?

    Agree that smoked malt is the best way to go. A good liquid smoke could be a handy cheat too. I'd just spray some on the grain previous to milling? Or just a few drops in the milled grains before mash. Good liquid smoke is just heavily smoked water so recording the exact (small) amount is...
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    RIP Eddie Van Halen

    Had a Van Halen day yesterday too. Full concerts on youtube. 2020 sure is taking a lot from us but great way to cure any sadness is to watch them play live. Salute!
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    Pilsner No Fermentation

    There are so many questions there. To focus it Its about a realization of proper yeast pitch rates. Fermentation (mainly for Beer) is best as fast as possible. $0.02
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    Pilsner No Fermentation

    I think reboiling is the only option to save it actually but I'm fussy. Add some water for boil off. You then need more yeast though. The fresh beer needs inoculation with a good amount of your chosen yeast at the beginning or its open for millions of other microbials that will love to indulge...
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    Sanitiser in brew, is it ruined?

    I've accidentally done it with a mini keg as the blow off chamber. Now I dont add the dip tube so it cant happen again. It was maybe 300-400ml phos sanitizer to a 20lt brew. I could taste the acidity it added so I tipped it. I couldn't drink it with a clear conscious. The pH didn't seem...
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    How to naturally carbonate soft drinks?

    I make Water Kefir in a 6lt keg. Its fantastic but it is probiotic delicious softdrink. I did bottling experiments first but the keg is done and self carbonated in 2-3 days. Then kept in fridge cold it still seems to self pressurize to serve from a click on tap. That is a bonus since I use no...
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    Continuing Rant Thread - Get it Off Ya Chest here

    You live in a good world if you pay tax. Dred days that may not apply you'll be paying harder.
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    At last, a hobby that saves money!

    Do any of you really tally things up? Consumption vs price outlay? vs satisfaction too. Anyone fill in the individual ingredient prices into your brewing software? To get an accurate brew/cost etc. I'm lucky in a way my home brewing kit is an esky and keggle, basic stuff to make up to 45lt...
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    Pressure Fermenting Ales Questions

    Not always, but I often charge the kegmenter filled with fresh wort with oxygen up to 10 psi. Roll shake the kegmenter for 1 minute or more to oxygenate. (There are safety precautions to take in the steps of doing this o2 injection) Then, kegmenter into temp control and attach the (closed)...
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    Saflager S23 - Is your brew supposed to smell a bit funky?

    Typical for Lagers to give off an eggy smell. Often described as an egg fart smell. The reason your kit yeast didn't smell like that its likely it wasn't a proper lager yeast. Maybe an Ale yeast or hybrid Ale/lager yeast. Nothing significant to Safale but more to do with all lagers as far as I...
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    The Corona Virus (COVID 19) Thread

    I guess some people should feel blessed, or cursed to see the stupidity rather than be one of the stupid? Ignorance has bliss etc 🤨 with much confusion in a massive subdued population. It kills me to see the local boat ramps (cams) showing the empty car park and I cant even go fishing. There is...
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    Questions I think is what was your pitch rate? S-04 can vary from vigorous, to slugish and under attenuation. Using it myself I have never got to its highest attenuation by the specs. It is a nice yeast, I'm friendly with it and I always like to have packs of it in the fridge.
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    EOI Voyager Malt. Also the new geared 3 roller grain mill.

    Picked up my order today so very happy me..🙂 Thank you all staff involved especially face to face. Questionably legal at the moment etc....:rolleyes:
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    EOI Voyager Malt. Also the new geared 3 roller grain mill.

    Hey Kyle. I haven't received my invoice. That's why I am a little worried. You know my face, and I'm good for it but cant feel comfortable until I've payed up square then can pick it up etc. I appreciate bulk buys have technicalities I dont want to be that technical snag but were did my invoice...
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    EOI Voyager Malt. Also the new geared 3 roller grain mill.

    @goatchop41 You got it already? Vic? I haven't got the invoice yet but eager to pay it and grab my stuff.
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    EOI Voyager Malt. Also the new geared 3 roller grain mill.

    Fill this order only by the email addressed. Whatever happens this is good malt. I also want my new three roller grain miller! Make it happen home brewers.
  18. Danscraftbeer

    Continuing Jokes Thread

    So terrible jokes. Please continue In the conservative sense or not! Try not to indulge on toilet paper. It goes far beyond that now. :eek:
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    Fire away

    Fire away
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    EOI Voyager Malt. Also the new geared 3 roller grain mill.

    All good. I feel lucky I got in today with delayed controlled entry with mandatory metho sraying hands prior to entry when your dealing with newbs and their questions haha.That newb before me spent twice as much as I did but I will make 5 times as much beer with the Voyager Malt and bits that I...