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Ingredients / Re: Hops to go with WLP500 in a Single
« on: January 23, 2017, 01:27:16 PM »
My first choice for this style is Styrians, but since you don't have those I'd go with Tett and/or EKG.

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All Things Food / Re: Indoor Garden
« on: January 23, 2017, 11:10:57 AM »
If you get a setup running, keep us posted (with pics!). I've wanted to dabble in a small hydroponic system, but every hydroponic shop out my way is for pot and I feel dirty just walking into one. I'd love to keep some peppers going year-round.

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The Pub / Re: Songs you never want to hear again.
« on: January 23, 2017, 11:05:40 AM »
Although it goes without saying, Cottoneye Joe, the Cha-Cha Slide, Electric Slide, and Macarena all belong on this list.

The hokey-pokey is OK, but only if you're in elementary school.

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The Pub / Re: Songs you never want to hear again.
« on: January 23, 2017, 11:04:13 AM »
Bob Segar's Turn the Page would simply not be the same without that sax.
That's my point  ;)

The Metallica version still isn't all that great, yet it is a gigantic improvement from the original.

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The Pub / Re: Sierra Nevada Recall
« on: January 23, 2017, 11:01:46 AM »
For those who bottle their beer, this is especially important. I've always had an issue with cracking the mouth of SN bottles with my wing capper for some reason, but these are likely extra brittle.

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Ingredients / Re: Hop specific IBU Injectors
« on: January 23, 2017, 10:56:46 AM »
I wonder if these can be used for speed dry hopping.
That was definitely a thought of mine. I have some parts on order to rig up a keg injector, and this was one of the uses I had in mind for it
When you get it all hooked up, do a post about it, will ya? I'm curious about that as well and would like to know how it is implemented.

I've been wondering about this as well and thinking that something like the below might work if it was inline in your transfer tubing.  I believe they accept syringes with luer lock tips.

http://www.halkeyroberts.com/products/medical/needlefree-swabable-valves/swabable-t-port---small-bore-tubing.aspx

https://www.amazon.com/Vita-Needle-Science-Purchase-10cc-Syringe/dp/B002RUI8WS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1485130993&sr=8-3&keywords=needleless+syringe
This is similar to what I'm planning. I plan to have a flare nut on one end of a small section of tubing, and a female luer-lock connection on the other side. The nut can attach to either a gas post or a liquid post, and the luer-lock will accept a syringe. This way I can dose my keg with finings, coffee, spice tinctures, hop extract, etc. without having to open the lid. I'm thinking that I'll probably use the liquid post most of the time, because I can back flush with some beer to be sure all of my additives get mixed in properly.

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Ingredients / Re: Adding spices during fermentation
« on: January 23, 2017, 09:48:24 AM »
I typically don't bag the spices, but I usually back the racking can.  Some spices are really good at clogging bottle fillers.
Same here. I zip-tie a knee-high ladies stocking to my auto-siphon. You should see the look on the clerk's face at CVS when I buy a pack of nylons and a pack of zip-ties together!  ;)

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Ingredients / Re: Hop specific IBU Injectors
« on: January 22, 2017, 02:42:32 PM »
Some of mine I make myself, some I buy.  Love hop extracts. It's my only dryhop as well( dosed inline via a syringe).


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All Things Food / Re: Mesquite Smoke Powder - WOW
« on: January 22, 2017, 10:35:00 AM »
You've got me interested, but I'll withhold judgement until I try it myself. If it's anything like Liquid Smoke, it may be too "artificial" tasting for my liking. Still, it would probably be very useful in a dry rub or seasoning blend. I might have to try the hickory version, too.

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The Pub / Re: Songs you never want to hear again.
« on: January 22, 2017, 10:31:59 AM »
I had to stop following this thread because it made me more upset than a political argument. lol Y'all carry on.

You built the fire.  All we did was light it.

Ain't no accounting for taste anyway.

yeah I know I was just kidding kind of. I'm going to go downstairs now and listen to Born to Run really loud. lol
Any saxophone in pop or rock music makes it instantly unlistenable for me. If the saxophone went extinct after Coltrane, I wouldn't miss it.
Even in Pink Floyd-money?
Imagine if David Gilmour had done that solo on guitar instead. Just sayin'

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Ingredients / Re: Hop specific IBU Injectors
« on: January 22, 2017, 10:29:08 AM »
I wonder if these can be used for speed dry hopping.
That was definitely a thought of mine. I have some parts on order to rig up a keg injector, and this was one of the uses I had in mind for it

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Ingredients / Re: Hop specific IBU Injectors
« on: January 21, 2017, 10:48:34 PM »


I saw a few places selling hop specific IBU injectors.  There's a bunch of different ones. Here is the one for Summit.  Anyone ever use them? 
"Current AA - 50%
Variety specific hop extract - Summit.
Can be used late in the boil or whirlpool to get variety specific flavors and aromas."

I picked up Summit, Citra, Chinook, Cascade and El Dorado injectors recently. I will be putting them through some hop trials in the near future. Hopefully they perform better than my non-varietal HopShot trial, which was relatively bland and flavorless.

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The Pub / Re: Songs you never want to hear again.
« on: January 21, 2017, 01:26:32 PM »
I had to stop following this thread because it made me more upset than a political argument. lol Y'all carry on.

You built the fire.  All we did was light it.

Ain't no accounting for taste anyway.

yeah I know I was just kidding kind of. I'm going to go downstairs now and listen to Born to Run really loud. lol
Any saxophone in pop or rock music makes it instantly unlistenable for me. If the saxophone went extinct after Coltrane, I wouldn't miss it.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Looking for a good Dry Stout recipe
« on: January 21, 2017, 08:01:55 AM »
https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/homebrew-recipes/

Have you checked the AHA website recipe section. That is one place I start when looking for recipes to try. Hope this helps!

I have, but to be honest I've seen enough bad recipes on the internet that I won't brew a recipe unless it comes from a source I trust. Plus, water treatment is so important in dark beers, that a dry stout recipe is pretty much incomplete unless it addresses water explicitly. For that reason alone, I'll probably start with Martin's recipe from his Irish brewing water article in Zymurgy a while back.

Martin's recipe is pretty simple - Pale Ale malt, Roast Barley and Flaked barley with EKG's. I've seen other recipes that include Chocolate malt, Crystal malt ranging from Medium to Extra Dark, Special Roast and Munich. Anyone have any strong feelings on any of these?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Dry Hopping
« on: January 21, 2017, 07:42:35 AM »
Well said.

For me... whirlpool gives me plenty of aroma. I quit dry hopping
Same here for the most part. Whirlpool gets me what I'm looking for in 95% of my beers. The rare instances where I do a dry hop is in primary.

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