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#1 Poptop

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 07:51 AM

I got a 1.050 Pale Ale that I brewed on Saturday.  Mashed in Friday evening and all went well.  I've noticed that when I do overnight mashing I either hit my target gravity or sometimes even get a couple extra points.  As was the case, estimated 50, got 50.  However if I do a 60 minute mash I typically suffer a couple points.  I know that most of you do 60's or 90's.  What do you think I'm doing wrong?  

 

Either way, overnight mashing is perfect for me because it cuts off that hour and I can typically be shutting the garage door by 11am on brew day.  Except for this past Saturday.  I would have been done at 1030 had it not been for the Otter that wandered into my garage...  In 53 years, I've never said, "There's an otter in my garage."  :)

 

 


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#2 ER Pemberton

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 07:59 AM

It's funny because for years people have been talking about our highly-modified malt and how a 60-minute mash is probably overkill.  The landscape keeps changing and people keep doing tests and malts continue to change so I just stick to my 60 minutes.  I still know some people who want to mash for 90 or 120 or even longer.  Sorry about the otter.  I think you have your catchy beer name.   :P  Pics?  



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Posted 25 March 2019 - 08:00 AM

I have issues hitting my numbers no matter how long I mash so I have no advice there.  I will say I laughed a bit too much at the otter!


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#4 Poptop

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 08:10 AM

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A baby. Wandered over from the lake. Was injured, maybe from a cat, coon etc.
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Posted 25 March 2019 - 08:14 AM

It’s like Mike-tual of Omaha Wild Kingdom at my house. The wife had to scare off these two bastards before they crapped on the deck


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#6 ER Pemberton

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 08:25 AM

That otter looks shook.  I'd be cool with the iguanas as long as there wasn't dookie all over the place.  :lol:



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Posted 25 March 2019 - 08:35 AM

Ken, imagine this in your beautiful backyard.  You come home from work and there's a wet nasty landmine the size of a baseball right on the edge, and I mean right on the edge of the coping of your pool.  Stains the deck too.  Then imagine if you don't bleach it, chlorine it, you get the idea, that same salmonella carrying bastard comes back in a couple days to do it again...  That's why I have a Remington Air Rifle ready to roll at any given time.  We're allowed to kill them humanely.  A pellet through the head is humane enough for me.  They're disgusting creatures that don't belong here anyway.


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Posted 25 March 2019 - 08:48 AM

Ken, imagine this in your beautiful backyard.  You come home from work and there's a wet nasty landmine the size of a baseball right on the edge, and I mean right on the edge of the coping of your pool.  Stains the deck too.  Then imagine if you don't bleach it, chlorine it, you get the idea, that same salmonella carrying bastard comes back in a couple days to do it again...  That's why I have a Remington Air Rifle ready to roll at any given time.  We're allowed to kill them humanely.  A pellet through the head is humane enough for me.  They're disgusting creatures that don't belong here anyway.

Mmm, didn't know that.  I have seen them on various vacations in Aruba, Mexico, Turks & Caicos, Bahamas, etc. and they always seem cool.  At the one place we have stayed many times, I have never seen iguana dookie on the pool deck.  They either do that in the shrubs or else the staff cleans it up pronto.  In my hood, it's birds and Grackles in particular.  Apparently their gig is that they have to clean out their nest when their young poop in there.  If the poop remains in the nest it's 1) nasty and 2) going to attract predators.  If these birds lived in a remote area, they would pick the poop up in their beak and drop it in a nearby stream, lake, pond, etc.  Well when they nest in trees near me, my pool is the pond.  Sometimes they hit the target and poop is floating in the pool and will eventually sink.  Other times they miss and leave a skidding poop blob on the pool deck.  It's disgusting.  It's mainly in the spring and it fluctuates based on how many of these things are nearby.  The pressure washer and the net get a lot of work.  

 

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These things are nasty and territorial too.  There are tall arbor vitae shrubs near my garbage can area.  I go to drop something into the can and they will dive-bomb me because I'm too close to their nest.  If I have a couple beers in me I might grab the extension pole for the pool and start swinging.  :lol:



#9 Poptop

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Posted 25 March 2019 - 08:50 AM

Regardless of hitting gravity, this has been very entertaining  :lol:


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Posted 25 March 2019 - 09:21 AM

I don't think overnight made a huge difference for me. Perhaps you had dough balls that eventually break alert over many hours?
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Posted 25 March 2019 - 01:08 PM

I don't think overnight made a huge difference for me. Perhaps you had dough balls that eventually break alert over many hours?

 

Somehow overnight brings me good JuJu and if the recipe if yellow?  Then even better efficiency.


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Posted 26 March 2019 - 10:29 AM

I've been doing some longer beta rests to a more fermentable wort.    My last helles I rested for 120 min at 148 and then did 15 min rests at 153, 163, and 172.   Beer finished at 1.008


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Posted 31 March 2019 - 08:43 AM

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In other news, this one crapped his last time on my pool deck 20 minutes ago. He be dead now.
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