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double batch of that Stone Levitation clone from BYO/Brewing Network......with hop substitutions of course. No Amarillo, and I have way too much on hand to justify buying a few ounces.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Dough-In
« on: July 26, 2012, 04:57:12 PM »
It depends on what your target mash temperature is, how much grain you are using, and what the temperature of your grain and mash tun are. 
Do yourself a favor and download a brewing calculator. You can get a free trial of beersmith. That has good tools on it. There are a multitude of others too.

11 gallon batch of Bo Pils....with my newly reconfigured stand that now has natural gas! Stoked to not have to buy propane anymore!!  ;D

Beer Recipes / Re: pale ale recipe feedback
« on: July 05, 2012, 04:48:48 PM »
I'm not sure you would want to use a high alpha hop like magnum as FWH.  I've only done it once, but I believe it is best to use lower AAU's.  Move them to your bittering addition to get the IBU's where you want them.

Otherwise, I think the rest looks good.

All Things Food / Re: Foie Gras in California
« on: June 29, 2012, 07:38:41 PM »
I had a small bit of Foie Gras on top of some Filet, and I can certainly do without it.  Not really sure if it should be illegal though.

All Things Food / Re: Pork Tenderloins
« on: June 28, 2012, 04:50:09 PM »
Give this a look.

I saw Bobby Flay make this on one of his shows on Sunday morning. I had most of the things required already. It turned out good. I wasn't able to get scotch bonnets though, only habanero.  I only marinated for about 3 would have better if I had more time.

Beer Recipes / Re: Tri-Rye Rye Wine
« on: June 01, 2012, 03:06:41 PM »
Tropical hops (Citra, Calypso, Galaxy) to play against the coconut flavors from the wood.

Oh geez...if you use Calypso, I beg of you to be careful on where you use them in the boil. So far I do not like what they contribute to bitterness or flavor.  I think they leave a funny lingering bitterness/taste.  I did an experimental IPA recipe with them for all additions and did not like it. Then I used them in a Rye IPA recently in my flavor addition...wasn't as bad, but definitely did not think it was a winner.  I'd say use Calypso for aroma only, but that's just my experience thus far.

All Grain Brewing / Re: First time using Rye malt.
« on: May 31, 2012, 07:27:57 PM »
I REALLY dig rye in a saison.
I have to agree. I made an 11 gallon batch of a Rye Saison. The beer turned out good. Would have been even better if I didn't put cardamom in it. I will brew it again w/o the cardamom and perhaps with some liquid yeast instead of T-58.

All Things Food / Re: Hot ‘n Bothered Beer Mustard
« on: April 19, 2012, 07:01:11 PM »
I'd like to try some mustard. What do the seeds cost and where do you get them?
I found that Penzey's has really great prices on mustard seed. Luckily, one opened up on the other side of the city a few months ago. I think I paid $5 for a pound of whole seeds. Check out their website. They ship too.

Ingredients / Re: Zythos?
« on: April 13, 2012, 06:57:53 PM »
from what I gathered from the HopUnion website, it had notes of pear. It was more fruit than citrus IMO. I got a bit of citrus from it, but not much.
It surprised me, because the Zythos hops are a proprietary blend of was supposed to be a blend of hops that were hard to get this year, which I am assuming was Citra, Simcoe, Centennial, Falconer's, etc.

All Things Food / Re: Hot ‘n Bothered Beer Mustard
« on: April 13, 2012, 04:26:45 PM »
Another satisfied customer of this recipe. I added some fresh horseradish root to my batch. I can't wait to get my meat grinder/sausage stuffer in the mail so I can pair it up with some homemade bratwurst.

Who would have thought that making your own, quality mustard would be so easy and cheap!

Ingredients / Re: Zythos?
« on: April 13, 2012, 04:24:17 PM »
I bought a pound of them from my LHBS. I made an all Zythos Pale Ale.
It was either Maris Otter or 2-Row @ 93%, and then about 7% of C40 or C60.
Then I did 60m, 15m, 5m, 1m, 0m for the Zythos....around 55IBU.

I can say that I did like the Zythos hops, but I think next time I will bitter with something different. Chinook, Centennial, Columbus, and then use the Zythos at the end.
I don't think it had a very intense bittering quality that I want in an IPA. I could see it being good in an Amber Ale as bittering.
just my 2 cents.

Questions about the forum? / Re: beginner's topics removed
« on: December 03, 2009, 06:42:51 PM »
Sorry about that. The beginners topic was removed because there were too many topic s that were only vaguely relevant to "beginners".
Really sorry about the confusion, let one of us know if you can't find it.

I'm sorry, but I can't find it. I did a search, and then manually went into each topic folder and did not find it. I've even checked under the "show posts" option in my profile...with no luck.

Questions about the forum? / beginner's topics removed
« on: December 03, 2009, 05:15:18 PM »
The whole beginner's section was removed! I had some questions in there and was hopeing to get some assistance. Any idea where it went??

thanks! my girlfriend got the equipment for me as an early christmas present...she doesn't drink beer  :-[, but at least she knows that I like good beer.
Though I already have a kegerator and a single corny, I've decided to bottle my first batch just so I know the time it takes and the method.  Pay a little respect to those who came before me that didn't have all this technology of homebrew in kegs.

I'll be ready to post in "what's brewin' for the week of 12/13.

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