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brotherbbock

climber
Alta Loma, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 9, 2018 - 10:19am PT
Beautiful assortment there Randall.

A belgian is on my list of to do's as well...

I'm getting my freezer setup today... I'll post some picks this weekend after I rack the tangerine wheat to the secondary.




Chainsaw.......LOL! Man you made some hot fire brotha!
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Feb 9, 2018 - 01:51pm PT
One thing to think about when buying/building a temp-control chamber is how you will get your fermenters and kegs into it.

To put anything into a chest freezer means lifting it up about three feet and then setting it down inside. No big deal with a package of frozen peas, but maybe requiring a powered overhead lift for a ten-gallon batch in a metal fermenter.
brotherbbock

climber
Alta Loma, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 9, 2018 - 02:00pm PT
Good point ghost.

I'm brewing 5 gallon batches and I'm ripped like a mofo....

...so no problem ;)

edit:

If I move to 10 gallon batches I'll have to rig something cause that would be hard to lift without sloshing the beer around and introducing excess oxygen.
eKat

climber
Feb 9, 2018 - 02:18pm PT
We were totally into it for years.

One time, Blanchard had to paint the outside of our cabin - at 8,600 feet, on a glacial lake - but he still wanted to brew a batch. . . . so. . . he set up the ladders so he could bellow into the kitchen as he told me exactly what to do.

Together, in consort (oooops - that's redundant!) he screamed the steps, I followed . . . as we brewed a Porter.

When it was all said and done, I had brewed what I ended up naming:

CHARLIE PORTER!

It was killer.

I think, somewhere, deep in the recesses of our lives, there remains a bottle or two - dusty and probably disgusting! But. . . believe me when I tell you. . . it wouldn't be as bad as Swilliam's Coffee Stout - that nobody in Mammoth could drink!

:-)

Gary

Social climber
Desolation Basin, Calif.
Feb 9, 2018 - 02:21pm PT
I used to make a double malt stout. Used champagne yeast as it could handle the alcohol content. Finishing a 20 oz bottle was almost impossible.
eKat

climber
Feb 9, 2018 - 03:44pm PT
Ahhhhh. . . . but. . . dear Gary. . . you put one single raisen the the bottle before you fill it. . . and. . . well. . . it'll take care of itself!

:-)

K
brotherbbock

climber
Alta Loma, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 9, 2018 - 09:12pm PT
Charlie Porter....I love it!!

Got the chest freezer and temp regulator going today...a proud day for any home brewer!

Credit: brotherbbock

Loyd

Big Wall climber
Roseburg, OR
Feb 10, 2018 - 09:19am PT
Stinger Brewing
Stinger Brewing
Credit: Loyd

Here is what I brew with, under the bottom tray is all the computers and electronics. I use my laptop as a monitor and key board for input to the stand wirelessly. Today I am in Eugene, OR to attend the KLCC Brewfest, hoping for some good beer. I have a Cream Ale intered in the American Home Brewers competition at this event.
brotherbbock

climber
Alta Loma, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 10, 2018 - 11:18am PT
Way to trump us all Loyd!

That is truly badass....me jealous.

Someday....


ps...good luck in the contest... keep us posted.
cybele

Trad climber
Salt Lake City
Feb 10, 2018 - 11:26am PT
I have been meaning to start brewing MEAD for a long time now!
Gunkie

Trad climber
Valles Marineris
Feb 10, 2018 - 12:28pm PT
This is cool stuff. Great OT thing on a cold, wet winter day in the mid-Atlantic. Maybe surf tomorrow or drink beer. And someone needs to make a CHARLIE PORTER.
brotherbbock

climber
Alta Loma, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 10, 2018 - 01:18pm PT
Itís my 40th tomorrow Gunkie...and I always surf on my bday 🤙🏻

Cheers mate 🍻
brotherbbock

climber
Alta Loma, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 10, 2018 - 09:16pm PT
Hey Loyd how hard is it to clean that system? Seems like brewing would be easy as can be with everything being automated, but I donít know if that brings up more headaches on other things.

I do have one thing I can remotely keep track of with my beer...

Credit: brotherbbock

I have a weather station and some sensors that upload to the web and an app I use. I put the sensor on top of my bottles in the house and can keep track of how they are doing.
xCon

Social climber
909
Feb 11, 2018 - 01:22pm PT
high on the list of tools useful for brewing is a laundry sink

those electric rigs sure make it easy to nail all your strike temperatures when following complicated recipes
brotherbbock

climber
Alta Loma, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 13, 2018 - 10:48am PT
Transferred my "Ain't no Tang" tangerine wheat ale to the secondary this weekend and added 4oz of tangerine tincture I made with vodka and tangerine peels.

Credit: brotherbbock

Color looks pretty cool, and the taste was surprisingly good for only 1 week of fermenting. I'll give it at least another week in the secondary now.

Credit: brotherbbock

Final gravity at 1 week was 1.013, giving the beer as of now an ABV of 6.17% with attenuation at 77%.

Not bad!
Loyd

Big Wall climber
Roseburg, OR
Feb 14, 2018 - 02:03pm PT
The brew stand is a CPI (clean in place) PBW, Water,and then Starsan. All I have to hand clean is the filter, O2, and transfer hose to The Fementer.
Credit: Loyd
brotherbbock

climber
Alta Loma, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 15, 2018 - 10:14am PT
Awesome Loyd.

If you don't mind me asking, how much does a setup like that run $$$?

How'd your beer do that you entered in the competition?
Loyd

Big Wall climber
Roseburg, OR
Feb 18, 2018 - 07:39am PT
I can't tell you, if I did Debbie would find out and take away my credit card
Loyd

Big Wall climber
Roseburg, OR
Feb 18, 2018 - 07:42am PT
My beer did not place but our brew club took home a first, second and 2 thirds
brotherbbock

climber
Alta Loma, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 20, 2018 - 10:31am PT
Sounds like you guys dominated....
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