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The Pub / Re: How low can you go?
« on: January 15, 2011, 09:20:14 AM »
When I was in college, my only standard was "cheap" so we drank a lot of Old Swilwaukee, Stroh's, and Yuengling.  Had quite a bit of Schlitz Malt Liquor too.  Yuengling was the cheapest back then, and I was shocked a few years ago when I moved back to the east coast and Yuengling had become trendy and folks I worked with considered it craft beer.  It's not horrible, but c'mon.  My main objection to the BMC beers is supporting their domination of the market.  But I will have a Corona at the pool in the summer.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Probably an easy math question/water
« on: January 15, 2011, 08:49:37 AM »
mg/l and ppm are the same thing, so you're good to go!   ;D

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Warrior and Amarillo in an IPA?
« on: January 15, 2011, 08:47:20 AM »
Thanks.  I do use Amarillo quite a bit and love it.

General Homebrew Discussion / Warrior and Amarillo in an IPA?
« on: January 15, 2011, 06:46:51 AM »
Has anyone used these two hops in making an IPA?  I like both separately, and so I was thinking of making an IPA using warrior as the bittering hop, and using amarillo in regular additions from 30 minutes to flameout.  I'm curious if anyone's had success or failure using these two together.  thanks!

General Homebrew Discussion / Aerating with a Mix-Stir
« on: January 11, 2011, 06:14:09 PM »
Hey all.  I recently picked up a mix-stir and was going to start using it to aerate my batches.  Up 'til now, I've been using an aquarium pump and a beer stone, which has worked well if I let it run for while.  My question is, is there a correct length of time to run the mix stir for good aeration?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's your first brew for 2011?
« on: January 01, 2011, 08:03:41 PM »
SNPA clone, tomorrow.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2011 Brewing Goals
« on: December 31, 2010, 08:31:30 AM »
My goals:

1.  Brew enough to keep my kegerator fully stocked (we go through beer faster than when I was bottling).

2.  Experiment with Belgians (finally brewed my first one on November).   

3.  Get more consistent with my brewhouse efficiency.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Picking This Year's Pale Ale Hop Blend
« on: December 31, 2010, 08:26:40 AM »
Earlier this year I made a pale ale with equal parts Columbus, Simcoe, and Amarillo for each hop addition.  Came out fantastic. 

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Christmas presents to myself
« on: December 20, 2010, 07:56:29 PM »
I got a bunch of gift cards from Lowe's, so I decided I'm getting a larger appliance for my fermenting chamber.

The Pub / Re: bobcat in my yard
« on: December 17, 2010, 05:18:21 PM »
Hopefully nobody will make you do a scavenger hunt to recover it ;D

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brew Masters......up or down.....?
« on: December 17, 2010, 05:09:19 PM »
I'm even less impressed with breweries that *sell* bad beer.

I figure it's like all the bad press about companies losing personal data about their customers.  It's not that it's new, it's just that a law was passed that requires them to disclose it.  Who knows how much beer gets dumped from other breweries?  It's just that you see what DFH does.

I was kinda amused when they said 120 minute was too sweet.  I think it's too sweet when it tastes the way they want it to.  90 minute too.

I always thought their 120 was too sweet also.  I did cry when it was going down the drain though.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Lager in a Keg?
« on: December 17, 2010, 05:04:45 PM »
Thanks everybody, for confirming what I thought.  I'm glad my instincts were good, for a change!!  ::)

General Homebrew Discussion / Lager in a Keg?
« on: December 16, 2010, 07:57:35 PM »
Hey y'all,

I brewed a german pils a couple weeks back, and I'm thinking about how to go about lagering when it's time.  I was thinking of xferring it to a keg and lagering it in my kegerator for a few weeks.  Think this will work?  I'm guessing the right thing to do would be to put it on gas just enough to purge all the oxygen out, but should I lager it under a little bit of pressure, or just purge all the gas and let it be?  When I'm done lagering, should I transfer it again to a fresh keg, or can I serve straight from the secondary?  I wasn't planning on using any clarifiers, mostly because I've never used them before.  Thanks!


I would brew what you like.  I recommend a kit with thorough instructions, or study the section on extract brewing on the how to brew website that was posted earlier.  Main thing for your first  batch is to use good sanitary practices and be careful, but don't worry if the brew doesn't go exactly as planned. 

The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: December 12, 2010, 04:33:59 PM »
51 degrees and rainy here.   supposed to get cold tomorrow.

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