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Beer Travel / Firestone Walker Invitational Beerfest
« on: May 28, 2014, 09:02:53 PM »
Anyone else going this weekend?

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The Pub / Proud Dad
« on: May 27, 2014, 06:38:20 PM »
My second son Callan Paul Villafana,  was born this afternoon.  Mom and baby are doing great and Big brother is very excited.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Just took the BJCP entrance exam.
« on: May 16, 2014, 10:04:35 AM »
Took the entrance exam and passed.  Now to find a tasting exam and start studying.

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Ingredients / Prickly Pear Saison?
« on: April 23, 2014, 09:46:39 PM »
Has anyone used prickly pears in a beer? They opuntia will be loaded with them soon.

Last year at the Firestone beer festival I tried a prickly pear Saison from New Belgium that I really liked. 

When I was in college we used to steep them in spiced cider and drink it warm with early times whiskey when camping on the Channel Islands.

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Ingredients / Lime puree or other citrus puree?
« on: March 24, 2014, 09:34:58 PM »
Just finished reading the citrus article in zymurgy. They discuss using citrus purees in secondary.  Interested to know if anyone has used them? I heard that fermented orange juice is quite foul and have only used zest and peel (zest and pith). Thoughts?

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Ingredients / Coconut ideas
« on: March 10, 2014, 09:32:21 AM »
My wife has requested that I brew a beer with coconut, but she does not like browns or porters. She prefers blondes and wheat beers. Any ideas on how to use coconut and how much?

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The Pub / Rain finally
« on: February 28, 2014, 08:06:49 PM »
Finally got our first rain of the year today.  I took my 3 year old camping at lopez lake last weekend.  Down to 50% capacity and that's full compared to some of the others.

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Ingredients / WLP050 Tennessee Whiskey Yeast
« on: July 16, 2013, 11:16:00 AM »
Anyone ever use Tennessee Whiskey Yeast?

I'm thinking of making a peated barley wine

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All Grain Brewing / Soapy Flavor in New Zealand Hopped IPA
« on: June 13, 2013, 02:59:24 PM »
I recently brewed an IPA with all New Zealand Hops. This was my first time doing a hop stand. The aroma is great and the beer tasted great each time I tested it after primary, before each dry hop and prior to bottling. The soapy flavor developed after bottling. It has not really gotten stronger or mellowed as time has gone on. Any ideas what might cause it. Sanitation has not been an issue on any other beer I have brewed and I have never had this problem on another beer. I have also since brewed another IPA with the different hops on the same schedule and it turned out great. Could it be the combination of hops that give me that off flavor?

The Recipe is:
1 lbs Cara-Pils/Dextrine
8.0 oz Crystal 15
8 lbs  Pale LME

60 Min boil,
:30 (0.5 oz each Green Bullet and Nelson Sauvin)
:10 (0.5 oz each Green Bullet and Nelson Sauvin)
:00 (0.25 oz each: Green Bullet, Nelson Sauvin, Pacifica, Wakatu, and Motueka)
Hop Stand for :30 before chilling (0.25 oz each: Green Bullet, Nelson Sauvin, Pacifica, Wakatu, and Motueka)
1st Dry Hop after Krausen 4 days for 5 days (0.25 oz each: Green Bullet, Nelson Sauvin, Pacifica, Wakatu, and Motueka)
2nd Dry Hop for 5 days (0.25 oz each: Green Bullet, Nelson Sauvin, Pacifica, Wakatu, and Motueka)
Irish Moss and Yeastex
British Ale (White Labs #WLP005)
Bottle conditioned with corn sugar
OG 1.061 FG 1.014 IBU 52

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