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Old 01-16-2018, 10:33 AM   #281
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That looks interesting, Yancey. Hope it isn't cost prohibitive.

I am chomping at the bit to brew again as I have taken about 4 months off due to life's intrusion. Still haven't brewed my brown ale so that will be my first batch (hopefully in a couple of weeks).
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This is an older model Anova. I have the 1000 watt wifi wand. One of these may aid in your brewing and give you whole new approach to cooking too!

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I bet that wold work well with keeping a steady mash temperature. Not sure how it does heating up a whole ton of water fast.
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I bet that wold work well with keeping a steady mash temperature. Not sure how it does heating up a whole ton of water fast.
I would be concerned about possible wort scorching of the wort around the unit.
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That is why I use the wifi model. Most times I give it a head start by starting with hot tap water but it heats my 12 quart Rubbermaid SV container to 145 from tap in a matter of minutes. You can find deals on them frequently. https://anovaculinary.com/anova-precision-cooker/wifi/
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I would be concerned about possible wort scorching of the wort around the unit.
The water is constantly circulating so that all areas of the bath register the same temp. No hot or cold spots.
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Not sure where I should put this, either here or in the WTF thread... Ultimately it fits better here but, wow!

http://thechive.com/2017/10/30/so-va...u-know-FB-page

I may try this but have to collect samples and perform quality control!

After taking a 6 month sabbatical from the hobby I will brew my first batch this year on Saturday. It will be an American brown ale, followed the next weekend with a pale ale.
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I will rethink ordering a Dark & Stormy in the near future.

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Not sure where I should put this, either here or in the WTF thread... Ultimately it fits better here but, wow!

http://thechive.com/2017/10/30/so-va...u-know-FB-page

I may try this but have to collect samples and perform quality control!

After taking a 6 month sabbatical from the hobby I will brew my first batch this year on Saturday. It will be an American brown ale, followed the next weekend with a pale ale.
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Not sure where I should put this, either here or in the WTF thread... Ultimately it fits better here but, wow!

http://thechive.com/2017/10/30/so-va...u-know-FB-page

I may try this but have to collect samples and perform quality control!

After taking a 6 month sabbatical from the hobby I will brew my first batch this year on Saturday. It will be an American brown ale, followed the next weekend with a pale ale.
Ha! I remember hearing about this when they first announced it. Ehh, it's just lacto. I'd try it. I've even considered swabbing my dog's mouth to see if I could get any viable lacto. Haven't done it though. Yet...
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Not sure where I should put this, either here or in the WTF thread... Ultimately it fits better here but, wow!

http://thechive.com/2017/10/30/so-va...u-know-FB-page

I may try this but have to collect samples and perform quality control!

After taking a 6 month sabbatical from the hobby I will brew my first batch this year on Saturday. It will be an American brown ale, followed the next weekend with a pale ale.
Well if the beer tastes like shit, you know it really was the wrong hole.
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My American brown ale is finishing its fermentation and will be bottled on Saturday. I just pitched a lot of French saison yeast (wyeast 3711) into a batch that I brewed Sunday and had a nice head of krausen in 11 hours. This yeast likes it warm so I will ramp up the temps a degree or two each day to about 78, which imparts a funkiness to saisons.

I am as excited as a little girl!
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My American brown ale is finishing its fermentation and will be bottled on Saturday. I just pitched a lot of French saison yeast (wyeast 3711) into a batch that I brewed Sunday and had a nice head of krausen in 11 hours. This yeast likes it warm so I will ramp up the temps a degree or two each day to about 78, which imparts a funkiness to saisons.

I am as excited as a little girl!
WY3711 is my absolute go-to for saisons (and a lot of my mixed fermentation beers). That shit will ferment rocks. I will say though, it's a pretty exothermic fermenter, I've never had to raise temps for that yeast. Regardless, my 3711 beers typically finish 1.000 - 1.004, dry as a bone, just how I like my saisons.
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So, I gave brewing a six month break but started again in ernest around March. In 5 consecutive weeks I have brewed an American brown ale (pictured), a saison, a cream ale and two pale ales. Gonna take this weekend off. But I have next few brews planned out so that my spring may have ten 5 gallon batches to my name.

Anyone want to drink some homebrew???
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Not only is tomorrow Cinco de Mayo AND national naked gardening day, it is national homebrew day! I will be out at DIY Brewhouse in Pontiac (near Advance Autoparts) brewing an all grain steam beer to celebrate. There will also be a tasting going on, so if you have free time there is fun to be had.

Hope to see some of you out there!

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Just cracked a bottle of my house pale ale 10 days old and it's my best yet in 2018. Have done 6 batches currently and I love this one, with great fruity aroma and an underlying bitterness that compliments the maltiness. No off flavors I can detect, unlike my honey pale ale which has an astringency that sucks.

Two are fermenting away and soon to be bottled. A steam beer with a new yeast, wlp800 which is the pilsner urquell strain, but I am using it around 58-60 instead of a preferred 48-50. We shall see on that one. The other is an apricot wheat with good old wlp001, west coast ale yeast. Cheers!
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