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I'm just hoping Buster Posey is back behind the plate for the Giants this year.

Yeah that was a wicked injury ..... he is a tough kid and should be back.

All Things Food / Re: Super Bowl Food!!!
« on: February 01, 2012, 06:21:15 PM »
Macaroni and cheese soup  w/ bacon

Dry rub grilled wings

Pulled Pork BBQ

Mexi-burger sliders

We will have tortilla chips ( from a local mexican restaurant w/ guac and salsa)  , hot bologna , cheese and veggie trays and pasta salad.

Just stocked the beer fridge this morning with , Irish Red , English Mild ,my Timothy Taylor "Landlord" clone,  Belgian Rasberry Wit , Peanut Ale , and Belgian Blonde ale. Plus a case of Miller Light for those who blaspheme ....   ::)

Oh and Let's Go BIG BLUE ...Giants fan and Red Sox fan   :o  .....I know ,,,it's complicated .... 

Brewed this on Sunday here is the final workup .....

Big Phoppy IPA
Batch size 5 gallons
Boil size 3 gallons
Boil time 60 minutes
Original gravity 1.066
Final gravity 1.015 target
Alcohol (by volume) 6.7%
Bitterness (IBU) 73
Color (SRM) 7.6°L
14 grams Coopers dry

Liquid Malt - Pilsen
    34ppg, 3°L 6 pounds
Dry Sugar - Corn
    42ppg, °L 1 pound
Dry Malt - Golden
    43ppg, 6°L 1 pound
Honey Malt ( Gambrinus)
    30ppg, 20°L 0.5 pounds
    35ppg, 20°L 0.5 pounds
    35ppg, 20°L 0.5 pounds

5 ounces
Cascade hops
    6%, Pellet 2 ounces
Citra hops
    11%, Whole 2 ounces
Ahtanum hops
    6%, Pellet 1 ounce

16 ounces
Rice solids

60 minutes, 3 gallons
Ahtanum hops
    6%, Pellet 1 ounce
60 minutes (+0)
Rice solids
    Flavor 16 ounces
60 minutes (+0)
Cascade hops
    6%, Pellet 1 ounce
45 minutes (+15)
Citra hops
    11%, Whole 1 ounce
28 minutes (+32)
Cascade hops
    6%, Pellet 1 ounce
15 minutes (+45) 
Citra hops
    11%, Whole 1 ounce
6 minutes (+54)

 I realize I wont get a full utilization out of the boil but this should be close.
Anyway the sample out of the hydrometer was tasty ...this is bubbling away in the basement....I forgot how vigorous the Coopers yeast was.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Your favorite glass
« on: February 01, 2012, 05:49:43 PM »
I like my Nonic Pints , Dimpled mugs and my 20oz Thistles ....

All Things Food / Re: Big Green Egg
« on: January 21, 2012, 04:53:31 PM »
Boulderbrewer check out this site for good reviews on lump ...

I have heard terrible things about Cowboy
So where do you buy lump?  The only thing I see around here is cowboy, maybe I need to shop in a different place or buy online.

I am lucky this place is 10 mins from my house

Awesome my egg there.

All Things Food / Re: Big Green Egg
« on: January 19, 2012, 02:10:41 PM »
Boulderbrewer check out this site for good reviews on lump ...

I have heard terrible things about Cowboy

No "bittering" these are what I am using ....I thought about Chinook's but I really like the flavor profile of the Citra and Cascades.

Citra is much better served in aroma and flavoring additions IMO especially given its cost and availability. With your current recipe though it'll be well into IPA ibu's, not knowing the AA's you've got it could get into double IPA range.

How about this:
1oz  Citra 60 mins  avg AA 13.2
1oz  Cascade 45 mins  avg AA 7.1
1oz  Ahtanum 28 mins  avg AA 4.5
1oz Citra 15 mins avg AA 13.2
1oz Cascade 5 mins  avg AA 7.1

I don't have the hops yet ...they are in the mail.

As long as its ready by the time your pitchers report ;D

Might be a little green on Feb 19th .....  :P

I will cellar it until opening day .... ;D

It's hard to say if it is enough BUs without knowing the alphas of the hops.

I haven't calculated the gravity either, but 7g of yeast might be pushing it for my guess at the gravity (over 1.060).  You might want to double up on the yeast.

I can pitch another pack... I have a few in the fridge.

Narvin ...Sorry I don't use HGH as an adjunct .

Scottish 70- shilling , looks like rain and ice on Saturday ...good day for brewing .... ;D

I forgot the yeast ....I will be using Coopers dry yeast 7 gr for this batch I normally use liquid but  .... I have used this before for IPA's and find that it really eccentuates the citrus of the hops. 

All Things Food / Re: Big Green Egg
« on: January 18, 2012, 03:16:30 PM »
Locally, Dizzy Pig BBQ is having their "DizzyFest" / "Big Green Egg Fest" this weekend

Dizzy Pig rubs are the $hit .... I love 'em ...I combine the Raging River with the Dizzy Dust for my ribs and Boston Butt's ....

All Things Food / Re: Big Green Egg
« on: January 18, 2012, 03:14:26 PM »
I was looking at BGEs the other day and couldn't decide between the large and the XL, which probably means that I'd like one in between.  And which also means I'll likely buy the bigger one.  Looks like I'll need 3 people to help me put it together, though.

I have a nice gas grill, but was looking to replace an old water smoker that died, plus be able to do charcoal cooking, wood-fired pizzas, and maybe some tandoori.  Can the BGE do all those things?  It seems like it has a lot of excellent features, but I was wondering how many different cooking techniques can be applied successfully on this beast.  Not just what's possible, but what is actually a good idea to do.

I know I am coming in late here on this topic but I have had a XL BGE for two years now and love it , I added the BGE while still keeping my Weber Genesis for quick grilling. Most recent accomplishment was thisz years Christmas turkey 18lb bird cooked over Wicked Good lump charcoal and Ozark Oaks Lump ... tiny bit of applewood for a little smoke ( didn't want to overkill it ) cooked at 350 degrees AND came out amazing for the family.

I have used it for everything and really do recommend one for anyone who loves to BBQ and Grill. They are the ulitimate versatile backyard cooking tool .

I whipped up this over the weekend ....thoughts ?   Only 31 days until pitchers and catchers report  ;D

Big Phoppy IPA

5 gallon batch
8oz Caravienne
8oz Gambrinus Honey
8oz Carahelle
25 mins @ 155 deg

6lbs Pilsen LME
1 lb Light DME
1 lb rice syrup solids

1oz  Citra 60 mins
1oz  Citra 45 mins
1oz  Ahtanum 28 mins
1oz Cascade 15 mins
1oz Cascade 5 mins

Just worked this out on paper and haven't run it through Brewsmith so I don't have any estimates only concern is the hops I don't know if I have enough to hit IPA IBU levels. I have used Citra, Cascade and Amarillo in the past with very good results I really like their flavor profile , just couldn't get any Amarillo so I subbed the Ahtanum.  

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