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Messages - jimmykx250

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The Pub / Re: Mezcal (artisnal)
« on: July 20, 2015, 04:15:19 PM »
I live in northern Illinois and went to a Spanish restaurant and had a drink with mescal in it. I should have asked. Smokey is what comes to mind and it was mixed with cucumber. It was killer and im not a mixed drink guy!

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The Pub / Re: Mezcal (artisnal)
« on: July 20, 2015, 12:44:37 PM »
What other brands might you guys recommend that are available now?

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Events / Re: Swap-toberfest '15
« on: July 12, 2015, 08:29:54 AM »
First one was fun

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Sour
« on: July 10, 2015, 04:46:58 PM »
Thanks for the input. I will move forward with open eyes.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Sour
« on: July 10, 2015, 02:09:19 PM »
As a guy who has never had a sour beer I'm curious. But honestly it doesn't sound good. Looking for commercial examples you guys might recommend.
Thanks

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I understand and I guess it comes down to what you are used to. It just seems like BIAB doesn't get much attention for some reason. I don't think the quality is any less that a traditional multi vessel brew. May-bee I should try a cooler mash tun method once. I can say with the no chill method I save quite a bit of time. I brewed a 10 gal batch 6 weeks ago in 3.5 hours start to finish. I'm not in a hurry but spending a half a day brewing 5 gals of beer just isn't in the cards for me. I am an early riser and can have a brew in the container by 10 am and cleaned up I still have the day ahead of me.

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I don't understand why people don't like BIAB. Only one kettle to clean-  I have one eye bolt with a ratchet to hoist it out with (custom bag here to) Whats not to like? Simple and one kettle to clean not a cooler and a kettle- I guess its like they say make it as complicated or as simple as you want. Maybe its because its the only way i have brewed but i cant see wanting to have multiple items to clean vs one. 
On another note Bob Stempski turned me on to the no chill method and man I cant see going back to chilling either. Pull bag, boil, drain into no chill container pitch the next morning. Save me so much time and clean up!!!! Thanks Bob.


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General Homebrew Discussion / kern river clone
« on: July 01, 2015, 10:27:30 AM »
Just cracked the first of a 3-1/2" case batch of home brew (only one week old in the bottle) and im all smiles. Started homebrewing a year ago may and nothing beats the satisifaction of making your own. Happy happy joy joy.

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Other Fermentables / Re: Ey! Where you get your honey at?
« on: June 22, 2015, 10:17:48 AM »
Local is great if you can afford it. However iv'e had great experiences with  https://www.dutchgoldhoney.com/.
Orange blossom is tasty.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: New Yeast Company
« on: June 21, 2015, 04:40:22 AM »
I thought omega was 2 billion per pack as well?

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Equipment and Software / Re: Carbon Build up on SS Kettles - Help
« on: May 26, 2015, 10:29:43 AM »
I had a dark star that did the same thing. Contact customer service. Providing you are the original owner and can prove it with receipt they will ship a replacement burner. My new one works fine. It shipped free of charge by the way. Impressed me with customer service!!!

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Equipment and Software / Re: 36 qt. kettle deal
« on: May 26, 2015, 10:24:57 AM »
Unless you have a thing about aluminum this is a deal for the volume. Its almost 1/4" thick very happy with this one. Just my opinion though.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001CHJI7G/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Challenging brew days
« on: May 17, 2015, 05:51:22 AM »
I've never heard of this happening before. I think I willl adjust the clutch on my dewalt cordless now!!!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Spring 2015 Beer Swap
« on: May 13, 2015, 02:22:19 AM »
Brewer: Frank (Frankenbrew)
Kolsch
Fill seemed good
Nice aroma slightly sweet smelling
I must say this beer is crystal clear and nicely carbonated.
Another beer style im not familiar with but here are my thoughts.
This is a light clean bright refreshing beer. Slightly sweet in a good way and carbonated perfectly. This to me is the perfect beer to be sitting on the porch drinking on a hot summer day. Very nice beer frank!
I would like to brew this beer and wonder how critical the wyeast 2565 is to producing this crisp clean flavor.
Thanks again Frank for the sassion from grassroots that was a very unique beer!! Overall this has been a great experience for me to be able to sample another home brewers brew and gauge where I am at. I have some work to do but that's ok the learning curve is fun:)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Spring 2015 Beer Swap
« on: May 07, 2015, 03:59:59 AM »
Brewer: Frank (Frankenbrew)
IPA
Fill quite high for a grolsh type bottle seemed to be ok though more to drink:)
Aroma: Lightly citrus odor from the top but not too much
Appearance: Golden in color
Flavor: I like the balance in this beer not too hoppy and good clean straight forward.
Overall impression: I like this beer quite a bit. In fact I will be brewing this in my future. Very mild but citrus in the background. This is not an in your face beer and I like that. No flaws clean and tasty. This is what I want to brew like. To me this is what home-brewing is all about! You should be proud Frank!
 

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