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Beer Recipes / Re: A better light lager?
« on: July 10, 2014, 10:01:45 AM »
My Munich Helles is 100% Pilsner malt and has a wonderful light maltiness, but it's not as light as an American Light Lager. I recommend corn, rice and Pils malt. Try something along the lines of 60%Pils/20%Corn/20% Rice for a light American Lager.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Time for a New RIMS Thread!
« on: July 05, 2014, 04:17:36 AM »
David, sent you a pm response to your message. Sounds like it's starting to come together for you. Best of luck to you.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Temp control: Johnson or Ranco?
« on: July 02, 2014, 01:11:24 PM »
I have 4 Johnson A 419's and one Ranco controller.  I have to say that they are both solid controllers and it's really the difference between a Ford or a Chevy IMO. You won't go wrong with either controller. I have to flip the inner terminal tab to switch from cooling to heating with the Johnson but not a big deal. Fermentation temp control is awesome!

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Pimp My System / Re: GCBC 1BBL Pilot Build
« on: June 30, 2014, 09:36:13 AM »
Very, very nice setup...and best of luck to you guys! :)

Thanks Ron.  I know you are in the process, hope you the best of luck!
Cheers,
Jeff

Thanks Jeff! :)

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The Pub / Re: Tequila
« on: June 30, 2014, 09:34:16 AM »
I discovered I never finished off the 100 Annos and so I need to rid myself of that boring Tequila. I see Margaritas in my future. ;)

Never ever buy the 100 Annos. So boring your pants might fall off.
http://mashbang.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/100-annos-reposado-pass/

I'll have to keep this in mind. Thanks for the review. :)

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Not sure if it was mentioned but on a similar path the GABF style guide is quite extensive.

http://www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com/the-competition/beer-styles/

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Head retention advice
« on: June 27, 2014, 09:41:22 AM »
The head forms great but then I watch it disappear .  I am betting on glassware and am going to check it this weekend before I start changing other things.

This article will help you diagnose what's happening...

http://byo.com/stories/article/indices/35-head-retention/697-getting-good-beer-foam-techniques

Didn't see your post...you beat me to it! :)

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Head retention advice
« on: June 27, 2014, 09:40:13 AM »
Healthy yeast and temperature control do wonders for head retention. Are you doing that?

+1

The right protein is best...also some good info. here as well.

https://byo.com/stories/item/621-fabulous-foam

http://byo.com/stories/item/693-getting-good-beer-foam-techniques

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Zymurgy / Re: Saison Article in July/Aug 2014 Issue
« on: June 27, 2014, 09:33:25 AM »
Anyone have any experience with oaking Saisons that they would like to share. Tips, tricks or extreme ideas. :)

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Pimp My System / Re: GCBC 1BBL Pilot Build
« on: June 26, 2014, 09:39:27 AM »
Very, very nice setup...and best of luck to you guys! :)

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The Pub / Re: Beer Name Poll
« on: June 26, 2014, 09:33:58 AM »
A little late to the gate but got my vote in anyway. Simpler is better IMO, so I went with the first choice. Apparently I'm in the minority but...that's ok. ;)

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Zymurgy / Re: Saison Article in July/Aug 2014 Issue
« on: June 26, 2014, 09:28:37 AM »
I've had very good results with 565. I think I've only had one occasion where the yeast slowed down and required some manipulation, but otherwise it has performed very well especially in the attenuation department.

Currently, I have a blend of 566 and 568 going, where I'll also add some Brett C after three days of active fermentation. This is the first time blending them together so it should be interesting. I'm also going to add some oak chips for a week or so.

Love the Belgian Saison style. :)

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The Pub / Re: Tequila
« on: June 25, 2014, 09:45:34 AM »
Just another love of mine...:)

Good Tequila comes at a price around the Mid-Atlantic, but I will still grab a bottle of some 100% Agave from time to time. Tres is an old stand-by. Patron, Cabo Wabo, Don Julio and El Tesoro are some of the brands that have graced my liquor cabinet.

I would like to try Partida, Don Julio Real and Gran Patron just to name a few.

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Events / Re: 2014 NHC Grand Rapids Review
« on: June 23, 2014, 09:31:22 AM »
Not sure where to post this... but noticed when going through the seminars posted that the wrong presenter is listed for "Brewing with New Hop Varieties".  It's listed as Brad Smith when it's Nathan Smith...

Thanks...I'll send a message to Duncan to get it corrected.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Devil's Backbone Vienna Lager
« on: June 20, 2014, 09:45:49 AM »

Is the dark Munich something like 30L?

20L I think

Briess makes 20L Munich that is quite strong. I would not use it as a base malt. Shills dark Munich used to be 15L but now it is about 10L.

Agreed...dark Munich typically runs 10L range.

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