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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: November 20, 2017, 04:52:09 PM »
Can't Get You Out of My Head - Kylie Minogue

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: November 20, 2017, 02:46:55 PM »
Can't Get You Out of My Head - Kylie Minogue

Are all of you OK with

1) retiring forever the song title "wake up" and

2) not playing duplicate titles (ignoring the recording artist) on the same page?




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Ingredients / Re: brewing with chestnuts.
« on: November 20, 2017, 04:55:35 AM »
English style brown ale with toasted chestnuts in mash? You may have to add more later as fermentation slows down too for best flavor.

Agreed.  It's been a while since I brewed with adjuncts, but when I did, I got the most predictable (and enjoyable) results when I added the flavoring as late as practical (tinctures in secondary, small doses just before bottling, ...)

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Sorry if I contributed to thread drift.  I didn't mean any disrespect with my question about your motivation to brew with shorter boils.  It's just something I've never done in my 14 years of brewing, and I wondered what the motivation was.  I appreciate learning from the experience of others on this forum, and part of that is feeling free to ask questions. 

Apology accepted.  I'm not offended by the thread drift - in a number of previous topics, something slightly off topic has proven to be valuable to me.

I brew a mix of BIAB and DME, typically in the 2-3 gallon range.  My BIAB process is pretty traditional - typically a 60 minute mash / boil for darker styles and a 30 min mash/boil for lighter, hop forward styles.  With my existing DME recipes (all are in the 44 - 60 OG range), I'm settling in on a 30 minute boil (rather than 60, 45, or 15).   Recently, my "experimental" DME batches have involved shorter boils and either hop bursting or hop steeping.  There appear to interesting tasty things that one can do with DME other than use it as a substitute for 2-row malt at 60. 

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: November 15, 2017, 04:22:30 AM »
You Should Hear How She Talks About You - Melissa Manchester


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I do AG batches with a 20 min. mash and 20 min. boil. 

And I thought I was daring by going down to 45 minutes.

So far, for my BAIB batches, 30 minutes is as low as I've gone (pales & ambers).   For my darker ales, I'm still "old-school" with 60 minute mash/boil - under the belief that the extra boil time will produce some favorable flavors.  Looks like I'll have to schedule a couple of side-by-side "test" batches. 

On the DME side, I'm really happy with the flavors I got by "hop steeping" Citra - for my taste, it's soooooo much smoother than the classic @10 / @ 5 aroma hop addition.

Thanks again Denny, Stevie, & Steve for the insights and comments. 

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I do AG batches with a 20 min. mash and 20 min. boil. 

And I thought I was daring by going down to 45 minutes.

So far, for my BAIB batches, 30 minutes is as low as I've gone (pales & ambers).   For my darker ales, I'm still "old-school" with 60 minute mash/boil - under the belief that the extra boil time will produce some favorable flavors.  Looks like I'll have to schedule a couple of side-by-side "test" batches. 

On the DME side, I'm really happy with the flavors I got by "hop steeping" Citra - for my taste, it's soooooo much smoother than the classic @10 / @ 5 aroma hop addition. 


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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: November 14, 2017, 05:09:03 PM »
Gone, Gone, Gone - Philip Philips


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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: November 14, 2017, 04:50:16 PM »
Over and Done? - The Proclaimers

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: November 14, 2017, 04:31:53 PM »
Wake Me Up When September Ends - Chris Norman

September Morn - Neil Diamond




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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: November 14, 2017, 04:07:33 PM »
Up! (Blue Version) - Shania Twain

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: November 14, 2017, 02:48:40 PM »
Up - Shania Twain

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: November 14, 2017, 04:03:39 AM »
Wake Me Up - Avicii

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As I noted in reply 5 (above), I got the answers to my original questions.  The use of those results is coming out better than hoped for a first attempt.   

In the off chance that my replies (below) will spark something useful (to me), I'll offer some short answers to the questions raised.  Apologies in advance if they come across as terse (which is not my intent).

What's the motivation for the short boils? 
Curiosity. 

Is the extra half an hour of time worth using double the hops? 
I currently am in a position where I can 'optimize' my homebrewing hobby for enjoyment (curiosity, good results, ...), and not have to make time / cost trade-off when I brew.

There's still all the time of getting it up to a boil, as well as chilling.  I use the boil time to sanitize my fermenter and clean up my other gear.
After seeing Brewing When You Have No Time (Getting More out of Your Limited Brewing Time) by Sachin “Chino” Darji at HomeBrewCon this past summer, I'm pretty comfortable with how I use my time during my brew sessions.



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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: November 13, 2017, 04:03:08 PM »
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go - WHAM!

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