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Ingredients / Tips on aging hops
« on: June 15, 2012, 03:27:41 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.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: dogfish tv show
« on: May 27, 2012, 04:58:01 PM »
It's called Brew Masters, and you can order it on iTunes. It only ran for five episodes I think...

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

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Brewing a witbier for a June party.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Okay Princess Bride fans...
« on: April 08, 2012, 06:52:06 AM »
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.

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The Pub / Re: Heineken, Shaken - not stirred. (WTF)
« on: April 06, 2012, 12:16:03 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.

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The Pub / Re: Heineken, Shaken - not stirred. (WTF)
« on: April 05, 2012, 02:36:05 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.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC Entries closed....
« on: March 05, 2012, 06:33:10 PM »
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).

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International / BERMUDA - Longtail Ales
« on: October 26, 2011, 07:36:19 AM »
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 tleitch@logic.bm for directions and time - location is in Paget, date will be November 5



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