IPB

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

15 Pages V  < 1 2 3 4 > »   
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Blue Braggot - Group Brew (2/7/04), A dark winter warmer...
Dave in Indiana
post Feb 3 2004, 03:18 PM
Post #16


Brewmaster
*****

Group: deleted
Posts: 1,798
Joined: 19-November 02
Member No.: 42



Should I be doing anything to the starter. I ask because you mention a stir plate. It is stratifying nicely. Do I need to swirl it or anything?

also ...

QUOTE
Before pitching yeast, decant excess wort off of the yeast slurry to the 1000 ml mark. Then swirl the starter to suspend the yeast.


Decant it down the drain, I assume, and just use the slurry on the bottom, correct?

Thanks, Dave
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
HighTest
post Feb 3 2004, 03:36 PM
Post #17


Brewmaster
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 3,962
Joined: 22-March 02
Member No.: 589



If you don't have a stir plate, I'd give it a good swirl once (or twice) a day. After the yeast has been in the refrigerator for a while it will settle out on the bottom. Once that's done, and just before pitching, decant all but 1000 ml of wort. Then resuspend the settled yeast in the remaining wort.

This post has been edited by HighTest: Feb 3 2004, 03:37 PM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Dave in Indiana
post Feb 4 2004, 04:36 PM
Post #18


Brewmaster
*****

Group: deleted
Posts: 1,798
Joined: 19-November 02
Member No.: 42



This is a question about the cardomom.

My store sells the seeds, not the pod. My understanding is that the pod is light brown in color and about the size of a lima bean. The seeds, that I bought, are brownish/black and are round and a little smaller than a peppercorn.

What would be a suitable amount of the seeds? One gram?

Dave
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
TexanBrewer
post Feb 4 2004, 10:04 PM
Post #19


Brewer
****

Group: Members
Posts: 165
Joined: 22-May 03
From: Houston, TX
Member No.: 718



Dagnabit. Came in a bit late to meet the Saturday deadline but I'll brew this up sometime.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
HighTest
post Feb 5 2004, 05:35 AM
Post #20


Brewmaster
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 3,962
Joined: 22-March 02
Member No.: 589



QUOTE(Dave in Indiana @ Feb 4 2004, 05:36 PM)
What would be a suitable amount of the seeds?  One gram?

My pods are more black than brown, and you are in luck as I just happened to weigh-out the number of seeds I used - 0.4 g As you can see 1 g would be way too much... (IMG:style_emoticons/brewboard/wink.gif)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
TexanBrewer
post Feb 6 2004, 02:23 PM
Post #21


Brewer
****

Group: Members
Posts: 165
Joined: 22-May 03
From: Houston, TX
Member No.: 718



OK. I'm going to be a week late but I'm creating the starter tonight.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
HighTest
post Feb 6 2004, 02:28 PM
Post #22


Brewmaster
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 3,962
Joined: 22-March 02
Member No.: 589



Welcome aboard! (IMG:style_emoticons/brewboard/biggrin.gif)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Dave in Indiana
post Feb 7 2004, 08:47 AM
Post #23


Brewmaster
*****

Group: deleted
Posts: 1,798
Joined: 19-November 02
Member No.: 42



QUOTE
Once at 170°F remove pot from the heat, reserve all but 2 quarts of water, and steep grains in this water for 30 min (covered). Remove grain bag and rinse with the reserved water – allow bag to drain in a bowl. Collect 7qts sweet wort and add to a sanitized 6.5 gal primary and cover.


I'm a little slow this morning or maybe I'm reading this a little too literally. I am setting aside, reserving 2 quarts to rinse the grains with, right? In other words, I am not steeping the grains in 2 quarts of water.

HighTest says what he means that's why I am asking.

I was confused with "reserve all but 2 quarts" and "this water" ....

Sorry, I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer. (IMG:style_emoticons/brewboard/sad.gif)

D in I
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Dave in Indiana
post Feb 7 2004, 08:48 AM
Post #24


Brewmaster
*****

Group: deleted
Posts: 1,798
Joined: 19-November 02
Member No.: 42



QUOTE(TexanBrewer @ Feb 6 2004, 01:23 PM)
OK.  I'm going to be a week late but I'm creating the starter tonight.

Bigslowrock will join us later, too.

Dave in Indiana
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
HighTest
post Feb 7 2004, 10:55 AM
Post #25


Brewmaster
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 3,962
Joined: 22-March 02
Member No.: 589



QUOTE(Dave in Indiana @ Feb 7 2004, 09:47 AM)
I was confused with "reserve all but 2 quarts" and "this water" ....

Reserve is a common cooking term, which means to save, or hold back for use at a later time.

Ok, you start with 2 gallons of water - heat to 170°F. Then you reserve (hold back) all but 2 qts - i.e., 1.5 gals. It is this 2 qts that you will be using to steep the grains. The remaining water will be used to rinse the grains... (IMG:style_emoticons/brewboard/smile.gif)

Did this help?

Sorry I didn't see this sooner. I was bottling a Vanilla Creme Ale...

This post has been edited by HighTest: Feb 7 2004, 10:57 AM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Dave in Indiana
post Feb 7 2004, 11:00 AM
Post #26


Brewmaster
*****

Group: deleted
Posts: 1,798
Joined: 19-November 02
Member No.: 42



You typed exactly what you meant.

I understand now.

What is your procedure for rinsing the grains?

Going to brew this later this evening and I am just getting ready.

Thanks in advance.

Dave
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
HighTest
post Feb 7 2004, 11:28 AM
Post #27


Brewmaster
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 3,962
Joined: 22-March 02
Member No.: 589



QUOTE(Dave in Indiana @ Feb 7 2004, 12:00 PM)
What is your procedure for rinsing the grains? Going to brew this later this evening and I am just getting ready.

I don't use a grain bag so I steep the crushed grains loosely in a heavy pot that holds the temp nicely with a bit of help from the oven. Then I have a colander (strainer) that has small holles and fits nicly into a 12 qt plastic pail. I pour the grains & wort into the strainer and then slowly pour the rinse water over the grains 1qt at a time.

For planning purposes, I will not be online after 6pm this evening until after 7am tomorrow. (IMG:style_emoticons/brewboard/smile.gif)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
TexanBrewer
post Feb 7 2004, 09:23 PM
Post #28


Brewer
****

Group: Members
Posts: 165
Joined: 22-May 03
From: Houston, TX
Member No.: 718



Procured the last of the ingredients today. The starter is going nicely. This is going to be fun!

One caveat: I could not find 120 L crystal at the LHBS so I'll be using 102. Just the first point of difference.

This post has been edited by TexanBrewer: Feb 7 2004, 09:26 PM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Dave in Indiana
post Feb 8 2004, 07:16 AM
Post #29


Brewmaster
*****

Group: deleted
Posts: 1,798
Joined: 19-November 02
Member No.: 42



Pitched the starter last night.

The O.G. is 'dead on' with the predicted O.G. in the recipe.

Dave in Indiana
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
HighTest
post Feb 8 2004, 08:29 AM
Post #30


Brewmaster
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 3,962
Joined: 22-March 02
Member No.: 589



QUOTE(TexanBrewer @ Feb 7 2004, 10:23 PM)
One caveat:  I could not find 120 L crystal at the LHBS so I'll be using 102.  Just the first point of difference.

HBA (and I'm sure other HBSs) sells 120L crystal... (IMG:style_emoticons/brewboard/wink.gif) But 102L?? That's a very odd color crystal, well at least I think it's an odd value. That's one I've never seen... :eh?: (IMG:style_emoticons/brewboard/smile.gif)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

15 Pages V  < 1 2 3 4 > » 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
2 User(s) are reading this topic (2 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 16th November 2018 - 11:54 AM