HOMEBREW Digest #4834 Mon 29 August 2005

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  RE: RE:  Our first Barley Wine, looking for suggestions (Steven Parfitt)
  Music To Brew By ("Steve Laycock")
  Re: Our first Barley Wine, looking for suggestions... (Dean)
  re: has anyone used a coleman powerchill cooler? ("David Lewinnek")
  permanent plumbing ("Noah A. Bolmer")

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2005 21:29:35 -0700 (PDT) From: Steven Parfitt <thegimp98 at yahoo.com> Subject: RE: RE: Our first Barley Wine, looking for suggestions Pete Calinski >Well, you could do what I do. I use as much grain >for the mash as I can fit, then add 3 lbs of DME >during the boil. That gets the OG up and has little >effect on flavor in my opinion. >Hope this helps. >Pete Calinski I've gotten 16# of grain in a 5 gallon Gott cooler. With a combination of: (1) Mini decoction to boost temp to mash out (all night mash) (2) Maintaining 170F sparge (3) Really slow Sparge (1hour 30 minutes for 6 gallons I managed to get 5 gallons of 1.092 wort Now, you could boil down another gallon and get it to 1.1.115 og. Either way, 1.092 is well within the BW range. Steven, -75 XLCH- Ironhead Nano-Brewery http://thegimp.8k.com Johnson City, TN [422.7, 169.2] Rennerian "There is no such thing as gravity, the earth sucks." Wings Whiplash - 1968 Return to table of contents
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2005 23:36:46 -0700 From: "Steve Laycock" <slaycock at discoverynet.com> Subject: Music To Brew By Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2005 07:12:08 +0000 From: "Dave Larsen" <hunahpumonkey at hotmail.com> Subject: Music To Brew By Therefore, I pose the question: What is the best music to brew by? Dave, the all-grain evangelist Tucson, AZ Blue's.... And lot's of waling down and dirty Harmonica ! Return to table of contents
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2005 23:54:11 -0700 From: Dean <hbd at deanandadie.net> Subject: Re: Our first Barley Wine, looking for suggestions... Mike wants some advice on barley wine. I made my first in Feb of '04 and it turned out very well. I like a good malt-hop balance and this one was almost perfect. The beer spent a long time conditioning, so it mellowed *very* nicely. You can find the full promash report here: http://www.deanandadie.net/beer/recipes/Gnarly_Barley_Wine.html For the sake of the archive, I'll reprint it here. I formulated this recipe with the help of a superb book: Designing Great Beer by Ray Daniels. Gnarly Barley Wine 5 gallons SG: 1.100 FG: 1.023 IBU: 83 Efficiency: 73% Grain 13.25 lbs Pale Malt(2-row) 2.25 lbs Honey Malt 1.50 lbs Cara-Pils Dextrine Malt 1.50 lbs Munich Malt 0.50 lbs Brown Malt - ----- 19.00 lbs total My efficiency was off and I had to add some DME in the kettle to get my initial gravity right. (-: Hops Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time 1.50 oz Horizon Whole 14.20 75.9 60 min 1.00 oz Goldings - E.K. Plug 7.50 7.3 15 min 2.00 oz Goldings - E.K. Plug 4.75 0.0 Dry Hop Yeast White Labs WLP023 Burton Ale Single step infusion mash at 150 deg F. Water to grain: 1.00 q/lbs I batch sparge in 3-4 batches. Fermented in primary for about 8 days, two more weeks to dry hop, then 8 months in a keg conditioning. Opened it up in Oct of '04. - --Dean - Unscrambler of eggs - -- Take your time, take your chances [3278.7 km, 273.4] Apparent Rennerian - ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ It matters not how strait the gate / How charged with punishment the scroll I am the master of my fate / I am the captain of my soul. -- Invictus -- -- William E Henley -- Return to table of contents
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 12:21:43 -0400 From: "David Lewinnek" <davelewinn at hotmail.com> Subject: re: has anyone used a coleman powerchill cooler? Mark asks about a Coleman Powerchill for fermenting beer. I haven't used a Coleman Powerchill, but I do use a homemade version of the same technology in them to heat or cool fermenting beer. Here's a link to a discussion of my contraption and some photos of my setup: http://hbd.org/discus/messages/26895/29631.html If you're not into building a Rube Goldberg refrigerator like that, I found that putting a carboy in a bucket of water and using a $30 aquarium heater (the kind with the built-in thermostat) in the bucket does a pretty good job of heating fermenters in the winter. - --Dave Return to table of contents
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 12:17:16 -0700 From: "Noah A. Bolmer" <noah at marblerecords.com> Subject: permanent plumbing I have a St Pats 3 level system, which is basically a rolling frame with burners, and modified polarware brewpots. I'd like to hear your thoughts on the merits of permanent plumbing vs. my current setup of lots of plastic tubing. My current setup goes from the lowest level, to my pump, to my CFC, to my combination in-line oxygen infuser / thermometer, and finally into a carboy. I was thinking of replacing the plastic lines with stainless tubing all the to the combo unit, and going plastic into the carboy. My reasons are to have a permanent structure, less leaks at the various joints, and easier cleaning. I would still want the various sections to be quick disconnects so I could remove them for cleaning or inspection. Thoughts? Observations? Thanks! Noah Return to table of contents
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