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by flhb
10 months ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: All-grain Paulaner Clone - German Wheatbeer
Replies: 30
Views: 10448
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Re: All-grain Paulaner Clone - German Wheatbeer

I made no adjustment to my evap rate in the BIABacus. Are you sure you boiled for the correct amount of time? Did you set the recipe up for a 90 min boil and only boil for 60?
by flhb
1 year ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: Low ABV Hoppy Wheat Ale
Replies: 1
Views: 952
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Low ABV Hoppy Wheat Ale

I've been collecting recipes for beers that would be great to drink while tailgating before American football games this fall. Light, low abv, but still flavorful. James Spencer (of Basic Brewing Radio/Video fame) has been experimenting with ultra low gravity rye beers for a few years now with repor...
by flhb
1 year ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: All-grain Paulaner Clone - German Wheatbeer
Replies: 30
Views: 10448
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So, I had a problem. I had an off-flavor which I guess is oxidation from forgetting to vent the headspace in the keg... Was pretty disappointed. Guess I'll try it again sometime.
by flhb
1 year ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: All-grain Paulaner Clone - German Wheatbeer
Replies: 30
Views: 10448
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Shouldn't get a wheatbeer to go clear, they're supposed to be cloudy ;) Did you start at 12'C and raise or just go 18'C? I haven't noticed much of a difference between the two. Haha, yeah, I was really referring to the really thick layer of krausen on top. I pitched at 16C (60F) and let it rise to ...
by flhb
1 year ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: All-grain Paulaner Clone - German Wheatbeer
Replies: 30
Views: 10448
United States of America

How'd it go? Be interested if you can remember your OG etc. Well, it went okay but I had a few problems. First, I found my hydrometer broken so I wasn't able to record any gravity measurements. Then when it came time to keg, I think I over carbonated it because there was some sort of off-flavor tha...
by flhb
1 year ago
Forum: Measurement, Mathematics and Records
Topic: Calculating IBU's
Replies: 8
Views: 2520
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Well, my intent wasn't to have a long discussion on brulosophy and experimenting in general, but it's interesting anyways.
by flhb
1 year ago
Forum: Measurement, Mathematics and Records
Topic: Calculating IBU's
Replies: 8
Views: 2520
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I think they are filling a void in the marketplace for home brewing data/experimentation. I don't think they will ever get to a point where you and I are fully satisfied with the data. My hope is that someone who can really do this stuff right comes along and usurps them and really starts answering ...
by flhb
1 year ago
Forum: Measurement, Mathematics and Records
Topic: Calculating IBU's
Replies: 8
Views: 2520
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Brulosophy has a few brewers who perform the experiments. There are definitely a few problems with what they do, not repeating experiments is one of them. But I get why they don't - people want them to constantly test new things and new variables, their blog would be kinda boring if they tested the ...
by flhb
1 year ago
Forum: Measurement, Mathematics and Records
Topic: Calculating IBU's
Replies: 8
Views: 2520
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Calculating IBU's

I was reading the May 2nd post on brulosophy.com comparing a hop stand to a traditional 20 min hop addition when and I came across a paragraph that I thought this site would appreciate: "... These results also leave me curious about IBU formulas. The boiled hops batch was projected to be at 115 IBU ...
by flhb
1 year ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Off flavor after fermentation but not before
Replies: 5
Views: 1033
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Strange. When people read 'corn off-flavor' they think DMS and will tell you to boil 90 mins. A good 60 min boil should be all that you need, especially since you aren't using any Pilsen malt, to drive off the DMS. Do you cover your pot when boiling? Is there a chance that the vapor condenses and dr...
by flhb
1 year ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Best Microbreweries from Orlando, Florida Area???
Replies: 7
Views: 2021
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Hope you can make it work, Cigar City is easily the best brewery in the state. If you do make it to Tampa there are a ton of good breweries to visit. Easily more than you can do in a single day. Another idea would be to visit my local HBS Southern Brewing and Winemaking. Besides selling brewing supp...
by flhb
1 year ago
Forum: General Chit-Chat, Nonsense & Rambles
Topic: Best Microbreweries from Orlando, Florida Area???
Replies: 7
Views: 2021
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If you can get away to Tampa I can help. Only about an hour drive west and you can visit Cigar City Brewing.
by flhb
1 year ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: "Don't worry about the mule, just load the wagon." Brew Log.
Replies: 114
Views: 24171
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Rick, Love the line up and your labels are great. Hmmm, East Greenville, thats north of Philly right - I'm guessing I could road trip in 3+hours from Saratoga... what say I swing by and help you sample :lol: Pete All are welcome on any brew day! Update on the Imperial Stout brewed on 1/16. I crack ...
by flhb
1 year ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: New brewer and recipe help...
Replies: 16
Views: 2173
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I agree with everyone on the yeast topic. It will especially be a problem if you are fermenting at high temps as the ester production in Belgian yeast strains are already high and will be even greater than at lower temps. Safale s-04 would be a good choice if you want a little bit of ester productio...
by flhb
1 year ago
Forum: Brewing Process and Terminology (Summary)
Topic: Your Questions on Clear Brewing Terminology (CBT)
Replies: 28
Views: 13873
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Thanks everyone.
by flhb
1 year ago
Forum: Brewing Process and Terminology (Summary)
Topic: Your Questions on Clear Brewing Terminology (CBT)
Replies: 28
Views: 13873
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Why would you need to change the acronym? It would seem easy enough to just shift the definition a bit. And I guess I don't fully understand your last point, would the spreadsheet be wrong to calculate efficiency at the slightly reduced volume? Why couldn't we calculate efficiency at the lower tempe...
by flhb
1 year ago
Forum: Brewing Process and Terminology (Summary)
Topic: Your Questions on Clear Brewing Terminology (CBT)
Replies: 28
Views: 13873
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Why do we measure VIB as the volume when the boil starts? Wouldn't it be easier to take the volume reading after pulling the grain at mash temp?
by flhb
1 year ago
Forum: BIAB Recipes
Topic: All-grain Paulaner Clone - German Wheatbeer
Replies: 30
Views: 10448
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Brewing this today, I'll post later how it went.
by flhb
1 year ago
Forum: Brew Day Stories and/or Pics
Topic: First Batch 13,2G/50liters E-biab Rig - Galaxy American IPA
Replies: 6
Views: 1443
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Impressive. Thanks for sharing and I'm looking forward to more updates.
by flhb
1 year ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Do I need a secondary?
Replies: 4
Views: 1162
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I second Mally's take. It was once thought (somewhat recently too) that if you left your beer sitting on the yeast for two plus weeks that you would get some off-flavors from yeast autolysis. That has been mostly disregarded at this point. I would drop the fruit in after active fermentation is compl...
by flhb
1 year ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: 19L batch in 24L kettle
Replies: 8
Views: 1159
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As Joshua said, mashing in a cooler is an option - often what I do. If you follow this route you are only limited by what you can fit into your kettle for the boil. Another option is to not do a full volume mash, but add a portion of the strike water after the mash is complete. This will buy you a l...
by flhb
1 year ago
Forum: BIABrewer.info and BIAB for New Members
Topic: Stove top brewing advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1549
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Hi guys, I'm looking to get in to BIAB and would like to brew on my stove top. I've been reading up a lot but i'm struggling to get an answer on what size pot is ideal. I've seen this pot: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Buckingham-Stainless-Steel-Stock-X-Large/dp/B002YK2ERG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=14558308...
by flhb
1 year ago
Forum: Fermentation (Wort to Still Beer)
Topic: 3 gallon batch - can I use the whole vial without starter?
Replies: 14
Views: 2389
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Thank you all for your answers. How about other beer styles e.g. Wit? Would I be fine pitching the whole pack then also (w/o starter)? This is a good question, but I'm not able to give you an in-depth answer. As a general rule, if you want a "clean" tasting beer, pitch the recommended amount of yea...
by flhb
1 year ago
Forum: Fermentation (Wort to Still Beer)
Topic: 3 gallon batch - can I use the whole vial without starter?
Replies: 14
Views: 2389
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More info on pitching rate and temp with Hefe's: Pitching Rate Experiment with Hefe's from Basic Brewing Radio http://hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/3/f/9/3f98f098c1d1b47c/bbr08-20-15hefeexp.mp3?c_id=9642757&expiration=1454613975&hwt=73031b9ff7ac0e7f6754b02b25176c33 Fermentation Temp Experiment with Hefe's from...
by flhb
1 year ago
Forum: Fermentation (Wort to Still Beer)
Topic: 3 gallon batch - can I use the whole vial without starter?
Replies: 14
Views: 2389
United States of America

I don't have an answer for you, sorry. But I would like to point out that if you are making a Hefe, it could be a good idea to underpitch in order to get the flavor profile that you want. A stressed fermentation will produce some esters which are desirable in most Hefe's. This is something that you ...

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