Vienna Session IPA

25 April, 2012

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I made this beer yesterday. Recipe courtesy of the mad fermentationist. I did a few small tweaks according to his tasting notes, and bumped the gravity and hops up just a tiny bit. I’m looking forward to trying this out. OG was 1.042 and I mashed a tad colder than I originally planned, or around […]

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Pliny the elder clone

17 January, 2012

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Today I brewed a pliny the elder clone. I didn’t have any Warrior hops, so I used Columbus for the 90min hops. Should be tasty anyway. Boil Size: 48,00 l Post Boil Volume: 37,77 l Batch Size (fermenter): 30,00 l Bottling Volume: 27,20 l Estimated OG: 1,081 SG Estimated Color: 12,0 EBC Estimated IBU: 217,0 […]

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Orval clone

17 January, 2012

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I brewed an Orval clone this Sunday. Recipe Specifications ————————– Boil Size: 38,04 l Post Boil Volume: 29,98 l Batch Size (fermenter): 25,00 l Bottling Volume: 23,30 l Estimated OG: 1,067 SG Estimated Color: 21,6 EBC Estimated IBU: 29,9 IBUs Brewhouse Efficiency: 75,00 % Est Mash Efficiency: 88,1 % Boil Time: 90 Minutes Ingredients: ———— […]

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20 gallon boil kettle / Electric BIAB kettle

31 October, 2011

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After years of drooling over other peoples kettles I’ve finally acquired a big stainless brew kettle. No more plastic boiling vessels for me, and I can finally make my electric brewing rig look good, work well and allow for easier cleanups. I’ve already drilled a 32mm (1-1/4″) hole with a step bit for the 5500w […]

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Openoffice grab open, unsaved file from remote computer

6 April, 2011

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I just arrived home from my office and remembered that I forgot to save an open spreadsheet on my office computer (which runs ubuntu). I can access my office computer via ssh, but I do not have remote desktop access. I needed to access this document from home, so I started looking for the folder […]

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Building a stirplate

4 April, 2011

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I recently started acquiring everything I need to be able to slant and propagate yeast. I’ve never used liquid yeast before, so the first order of business was building a stirplate to be able to step up slants and make starters. Stuff you need A fan – Many people use 12v 120mm or 80mm computer […]

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DIY plastic boil kettle

27 March, 2011

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Update: A lot of people on reddit have voiced concern about using plastic for boil kettles, even going as far as calling me a Darwin award nominee and saying this is dangerous and stupid. I assure you that if you do as I did and pick a proper bucket that is manufacturer rated for high […]

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Starting out with all grain brewing

20 March, 2011

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I get  a lot of beginner brewers asking me how they can get started brewing all grain for the least amount of money and equipment possible. For those people I have devised a start kit with everything you need for all grain brewing with the least amount of money possible (in my opinion). And just […]

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Kegerator build

20 March, 2011

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Here’s my kegerator. I scored the refrigerator very cheap from a local classifieds site and the kegs and parts I got from kegconnection.com. I can see myself drinking a lot of beer the first days after getting this one into operation. One needs to be perfectly sure everything is in order! And what better way […]

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