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I do that. I roll them up and put them in large storage zip lock bags. The packaging may be oxygen barrier but there is no way to effectively reseal them.

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I don't have a vacuum sealer. I seal my hops the best I can in zip lock bags. That isn't stopping the aroma from permeating everything in my freezer. All of my food has a hoppy taste to it. I am thinking I either need a vacuum sealer or one of these http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000QFDNOE/ref=asc_df_B000QFDNOE2529931?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=shopzilla_rev_149-20&linkCode=asn&creative=395093&creativeASIN=B000QFDNOE

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Beer Recipes / Kitchen Sink IPA
« on: May 26, 2013, 11:34:01 AM »
I am calling it that because, though I am basing this on Simcoe and Amarillo, I am filling in some gaps with hops I have on hand.
10 lbs 2 row
1 lb munich 10L
8 oz victory
8 oz white wheat
1 oz cascades FWH and 60 minute boil
1 oz each simcoe and amarillo 15 minutes
1 oz each simcoe and amarillo 10 minutes
1 oz each simcoe and amarillo 5 minutes
Dry hop 2 oz columbus
Nottingham yeast
Mashed 1 hour at 152 F batch sparged at 165F 15 minutes.

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This isn't too bad either:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX14smq21HE.  Then again, playing next to Warren Haynes is never a bad thing!

Yep that's a goodn

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The Pub / Re: Heading my way
« on: May 19, 2013, 09:42:10 PM »
That is what Ralph and I did. But it is all clear now.

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The Pub / Re: Heading my way
« on: May 19, 2013, 03:20:03 PM »
That big tornado was just south west of Wichita about a half an hour ago.

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The Pub / Heading my way
« on: May 19, 2013, 03:19:09 PM »
I am gonna be hangin in the man cave tonight.




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Beer Recipes / Re: What type of Scottish ale would this be?
« on: May 18, 2013, 02:32:52 PM »
I wanted something breadier, more British to fit the style.

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Beer Recipes / What type of Scottish ale would this be?
« on: May 18, 2013, 02:18:44 PM »
9 lbs Marris Otter
8 oz Caramel 60
2 oz Black Patent
1 oz UK Goldings FWH 60 minute boil
S 04 yeast

80 shilling? 90 shilling?

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May 1 2012. About a year and a half after I started brewing.

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The Pub / Re: New tap handle
« on: May 14, 2013, 12:38:34 PM »
Finished upgrade




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Beer Recipes / Re: I am dreaming of a hoppy white wheat beer
« on: May 12, 2013, 02:20:46 PM »
I just sampled this White Wheat beer before kegging it. I must say this is the best tasting beer I have ever made. Good hop presence but not overwhelming.

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The Pub / New tap handle
« on: May 12, 2013, 07:21:28 AM »
 :D

The guy making my new tap handle sent me a picture of his work.



I collect chess sets and they are integrated into the design of my man cave. So of course my kegerator has to be integrated in. I am upgrading to a duo tapper. This is the same guy that made my last tap handle.


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The Pub / Re: It's stupid, but I want one....
« on: May 11, 2013, 02:09:19 PM »
But officer I am already sittin on ice

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