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General Homebrew Discussion / 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« on: February 09, 2017, 03:28:57 PM »
May as well get one started...

Got two entries. Ones already to go, waiting a week or so to bottle up the other. An American Stout and a 28C Roselare with Tart Cherries

The Pub / Me this morning!
« on: February 09, 2017, 10:33:58 AM »

Commercial Beer Reviews / Best of Craft 2017
« on: January 28, 2017, 09:49:17 AM »
Me and Santoch at Best of Craft. 1700 entries this yeat

The Pub / Great Day!
« on: January 23, 2017, 02:26:16 PM »
Started off winter steelhead fishing on the Hood River. Had a couple takes but no hookups.

Then to warm up, I jumped to the other bank and dropped in at pFreim Brewing. Had an amazing Cognac barrels aged Dark Belgian Strong. Absolute beautiful beer! Got to shooting the breeze with them. A manager came down. We talked about beer and judging and awards... great folks. Walked out with a case of more amazing beers.

Life is great!

Equipment and Software / BIAB no spargers
« on: January 22, 2017, 05:23:48 PM »
Anyone doing no sparge BIAB? Probably...

Curious about input on predictable efficiency drop from batch sparging normal mashing. Maybe I could gather an average if a few of you with experience. So I'm not so much looking for anyone to repeat what they've read or heard.

The interest comes from looking at that Whirlpool Vessi and contemplating a one pot wort making brewery some day in the future. I've also contemplated going to 12 gallon batches in a 20 gallon pot, split to two fermenters, rather than brewing two 6 gallon batches. I don't want to buy two new 20 gallon pots though, but if I could do a one pot brewery I might.

Equipment and Software / IBU Experimental Brewing Podcast
« on: January 19, 2017, 04:39:25 PM »
Very cool podcast Denny and Drew. I am absolutely in no way surprised. Calculated IBUs only help when used as a benchmark for a specific brewer  trying to duplicate or adjust bitterness on his or her same equipment/recipe/ingredients.

Frankly, a brewer, especially homebrew, would do just as well just using grams of X hop for X time at X temp as their measuring stick. The use of IBU just implies a more precise and predictable outcome when that precision and predictability doesn't exist. Certainly not when different types of hops are substituted and only %A are considered.

Anyway- thanks for great info!

The Pub / IPA Ginger Boiler Maker
« on: January 18, 2017, 03:29:36 PM »
After hearing Drew and Denny talk with Gigantic  (I think) about an IPA with a shot of Gin, I decided to try it out yesterday at the local tap house.

Damn!!! I think it's going to become a thing. Very tasty and makes the aroma really pop.

1. If you are an IPA guy, try it.

2. We need a name for this thing. Boiler Maker is taken. Maybe something in the vein of Irish Car Bomb. Portland Hop Bomb maybe?

The Pub / Frozen drain trick
« on: January 09, 2017, 05:53:31 PM »
My shower drains froze the other day. Weeks of below freezing temps can do that. Like -10 every day and never topping 20...

So I'm gathering crap I might need once a crawl down there and I see my hand warmers I take fishing. Hmmm mm

Open, shake to activate, then just sit it on top of the P-Trap. By the time you get out from under the house your drain should be thawed and flowing again.

Way better than open flames, and easier than dragging electric cord and heat gun.

Beer Recipes / Imported BiMart Sam Smith IPA Clone
« on: December 22, 2016, 08:13:50 PM »
I picked up a 750 of Samuel Smith IPA at The Dalles, Oregon, BiMart today. I've picked that exact same bottle up, from the unrefridgerated ailse shelf, to look at it a couple times over the past couple months. Today it was not faced, covered in dust, and looking sad, so I rescued it. After chilling it for an hour or two I  poured it.

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Clone Recipe
1.065 OG target mash temp to hit 1.025
75% American 2 row pale malt
25% American crystal 10

25 IBUs from Challenger at 60 min
10 IBUs from Target/EKG blend at 15 min

Thames II at 68f for 5 days, transfer to secondary.

Bottle at 2 volumes.


Ingredients / Sorachi Ace
« on: December 20, 2016, 06:53:24 AM »
I got around to trying these in an IPA. Kinda went crazy with hops on this one. Bittered with Chinook. 150g each of CTZ Amarillo and Sorachi Ace whirlpool 170 for 15. Then another 150g each for dry hop.

It's an IPA! And all I get is Sorachi Ace... after one pint, the whole world tastes and smells like Sorachi Ace for about an hour.

Final analysis: don't worry about Sorachi Ace shining through in a blend unless the other hops out weigh it by like 5 to 1. And, by the way, not bad if you really like Sorachi Ace. If you don't like them, it will probably kill you.

Yeast and Fermentation / Wyeast January - March PCs
« on: December 20, 2016, 12:30:31 AM »
Does anyone know what the next quarter PC releases will be?

The Pub / Howdy
« on: December 16, 2016, 03:36:51 PM »
Just trying to see if I can still connect with the forum. It's been so long I have a new smart phone and have lost all my passwords.

The Pub / Mission Accomplished!
« on: June 27, 2016, 05:34:38 PM »
I am officially eligible! From here on out I only go to work because I want to! Cheers to me! Celebrating with an icy Mirror Pond

General Homebrew Discussion / Big Beers
« on: June 26, 2016, 06:27:32 AM »
On my next brew day I'm going to try a couple big beers for fall/winter. An American Strong and an Imperial Stout. Not for competition. What cha think? I dont brew big very often.

Big Pale
1.094 targeted
67% Golden Promise
33% Light Munich
Mashed 150/90
58 Calculated IBUS Chinook at 60
1 lb jar of blonde invert syrup at ten
100 grams each of Cascade and Centennial at 170/15 wirlpool
Heavily oxygenated
1056 @ 62 for a couple days, then 65, finished at 72

Big Stout
1.092 targeted
60% Golden Promise
25% Dark Munich
10% Roasted Barley
5% 350L Chocolate
Mashed 150/90
54 calculated IBUS Magnum at 60
8 IBU Fuggles and 12 IBU Northern Brewer at 10
1 lb invert sugar at 10
Same fermentation as the Big Pale

General Homebrew Discussion / Rut, but ok with it
« on: June 06, 2016, 10:14:46 PM »
I've gone through various phases in home brewing, and I think I'm in a new one. Maybe its a rut. Maybe its just cruise control. I almost posted my "whats brewing this weekend" bla bla bla. Almost didn't post anything.  Then I decided to post this.

The beer is good. I've got about a dozen recipes I really like. Not really feeling like trying anything new. Still really dig brew day, keeping track of brews, kegging, etc. My fermenters are staying full. So its not burn out. I guess I'm just... cruising a rut for a while. And I'm perfectly fine with that.

Ever been there?

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