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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Homebrew Wedding
« on: March 27, 2014, 11:37:52 AM »
We served homebrew at our reception. Some venues allow it, some don't.  We picked on that did and out caterer was very cool with it, too. I brewed an O'fest, a Chocolate Stout and a Rye IPA.  60 guests went though all three 5 gallon kegs by the end of the night. If you start now, you'll have plenty of time.  We lived in IL at the time.

As for beer favor gifts, no idea.  I woud think MI would have no laws against it.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Hibiscus Gose
« on: March 14, 2014, 07:08:25 PM »
The color alone makes me want to brew this!  Looks and sounds awesome. I assume the acid malt is to drop your pH.  I have such soft water that I am in the unusual position of having to UP my pH.  I'll probably drop the acid malt and add more base malt.  Thanks for sharing!  This will probably be fantastic on our hot Georgia afternoons in late July!

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The Pub / Re: I'm back, I hope
« on: March 09, 2014, 02:03:54 PM »
Good to see you back, Tom! Lotsa luck on the new venture.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: Thoughts/Opinions
« on: March 09, 2014, 01:48:30 PM »
What Bruce B said.  I had a 1st, 2nd and 3rd in this comp, along with two that didn't place at all.  The wins are something I am very proud of, mainly b/c the club in question has SO many top-notch brewers. And so many brewers from outside the club bring their game. I look forward to this comp each year, as it is so well run and is a real indicator of just how good (or not so good) your beers are.  The score sheet feedback is usually very thorough, too.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« on: March 06, 2014, 07:36:04 PM »
Georgia Ice Cream Ale with white speckled grits from Nora Mill Granary. It'll be the first cereal mash I've done in seven years.

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Ingredients / Re: If you had to choose only 3...
« on: February 15, 2014, 09:03:50 PM »
For the longest time it was:
Fawcett or Crisp Maris Otter
Best Pils
Weyermann Munich

But just recently I decided my staples would now be:
Rahr 2 row
Crisp Maris Otter
Weyermann Munich
...and, when needed, Best Pils

Also, put me in the camp that isn't crazy about Briess.  I lived in the Midwest for 30+ years until three years ago and for ever commercial brewery there that uses Briess, there is another that uses Rahr.  In fact, my first AG batch in 2005 was brewed with 88% Rahr 2 row.  I got a bag b/c my local brewery, which also had a HBS attached, used it and sold it to me. :)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: One of my favorite things on brewday.
« on: January 04, 2014, 04:21:24 PM »
I have three favorite stages:
mashing in
beginning of the boil
running off into carboys

I never have a beer until the beginning of the boil. I'd heard of Hot Scotchies, but, not being a hard liquor drinker, never have anything around to make one.  But all this talk has peaked my interest!

Whipped cream or no? Sounds like it might add something on a cold day. 

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Homebrew Clubs / Chicken City Ale Raisers
« on: November 23, 2013, 08:40:13 PM »
We're not a new club, but the Chicken City Ale Raisers are looking to expand and invite anyone - experienced or not, young or old, male or female... you get the picture - to check us out. We are based in the North Atlanta area (NE OTP Cumming, Suwanee, Buford, Gainesville) and meet the 2nd Monday of the month.  FB and WWW links are below:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Chicken-City-Ale-Raisers/118689024850197

http://www.ccarhomebrewclub.com/

Thanks for taking a look!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Number of House Yeasts?
« on: August 10, 2013, 01:06:48 PM »
I try to keep WY1469, SO4, either Nottingham or WLP007 (they seem very,very similar IMO) and WLP833 for lagers.  Used to be WY2206, but I've become a fan of 833.  I just tapped a Saison brewed with Belle Saison and am really digging it, so that may become a go-to, too.

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The Pub / Re: Dogfish Head sitcom
« on: August 10, 2013, 01:00:38 PM »
IDK, considering most of the crappy shows on Fox, I'd at least give this one a look - at least once. 

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Dean, that thing look bad ass! Can I hire you out? ;) Damn good job!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast 1010 vs Chico
« on: June 27, 2013, 07:55:37 PM »
I have read that it is the Widmer strain, but made its way from Zum Uerige.

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The Pub / Re: To our Friend and Leader
« on: June 24, 2013, 06:34:36 PM »
Condolences on your loss.  Have a safe trip,  Denny.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 1st All grain today
« on: May 25, 2013, 07:03:07 PM »
Congrats on getting it done! Keep us posted on the outcome.

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