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Ingredients / Tips on aging hops
« on: June 15, 2012, 10:27:41 AM »
After a typical brewday I usually have a small amount of pellet hops left over and just throw them out, but was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on whether I could save those unused hops and age them for a lambic down the road.

If I kept a tupperware container in my fridge where I chucked any leftover hop pellets from my brewdays, would they keep and age? Are pellets a non-starter for aging anyway, due to the effects of processing? Is the better environment for aging somewhere warm and dry?

Apologies if this has been covered in another thread elsewhere.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: dogfish tv show
« on: May 27, 2012, 11:58:01 PM »
It's called Brew Masters, and you can order it on iTunes. It only ran for five episodes I think...

Just finished brewing a Chocolate Stout - it's a public holiday here so I had the day off.

Brewing a witbier for a June party.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Okay Princess Bride fans...
« on: April 08, 2012, 01:52:06 PM »
For Miracle Max and his wife:

You could make a lite American Lager with Hefeweizen yeast.

Do you think it'll work? It would take a miracle.

The Pub / Re: Heineken, Shaken - not stirred. (WTF)
« on: April 06, 2012, 07:16:03 PM »
I'm not debating the quality or otherwise of Heineken - to each their own. But James Bond is not an everyman - he enjoys the finest, rarest things in life. I should envy him the cars he drives, the clothes he wears, the women he bones, and yes, the drinks he drinks. I didn't mind too much the switch to Texas Hold 'Em because he played it in a ridiculously exclusive Mediterranean casino, not Felix's basement.

Whatever you think of the relative merits of Heineken as a beer, you cannot disagree that it is not rare, exclusive, or hard to come by. Watching Bond drink a Heineken will be like watching him fly coach or grab an off-the-rack at J.C. Penny or order Dominos in between assassinations and helicopter chases.

Just saying is all.

The Pub / Re: Heineken, Shaken - not stirred. (WTF)
« on: April 05, 2012, 09:36:05 PM »
If he pulled out a bottle of Westvleteran 12, or even a Canadian Breakfast Stout, I'd think that was pretty awesome. A Heineken just screams tacky to me. James Bond should never shill a product you can get at a gas station.

Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC Entries closed....
« on: March 06, 2012, 01:33:10 AM »
Apologies for being trivial, but there already is a maximum limit of entries per brewer - 80 in the beer category (or however many BJCP substyles there are), and probably a similar limit in Mead and Cider. So we shouldn't be arguing about whether a limit is acceptable, but rather what the acceptable limit should be. And I think it should be 80.

Then again, I got all 9 of my entries in before it filled up, and I'd probably feel different if I hadn't.

Also, I'm probably lucky in that I live in Bermuda - I have no "regional" entry center, and could just as easily have picked any of them (DHL, if you're reading this, I promise it's soda I'm shipping).

International / BERMUDA - Longtail Ales
« on: October 26, 2011, 02:36:19 PM »
Who: anyone interested in learning how to homebrew in Bermuda is welcome; the host will be Trevor Leitch, brewmaster of Longtail Ales

What: we'll be brewing up an extract California Common

Where and when: please email for directions and time - location is in Paget, date will be November 5

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