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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What are your house styles?
« on: April 13, 2010, 07:21:56 PM »
I usually have a Pale Ale and an IPA on hand year-round.  Summertime I like to make a stout and some sort of wheat beer (I usually end up with a pale ale with a bunch of wheat in it!), and in the fall I go with brown ale - good football beer.  Winter I normally try something I've never made before, and I also brew something Imperial that will last a while.

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Brewing Denny's BVIP this weekend. 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: FYI: blind taste test
« on: March 30, 2010, 08:19:44 PM »
Any chance they came from different breweries?  I don't know how Miller is brewed, but Bud and Coors are brewed in multiple locations.

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I have tried all manner of cleaning bottles.  For removing labels and most crud, hot or warm water with oxyclean works better than anything else I've tried.  Labels usually come off in minutes.  I like to run mine through the dishwasher before bottling, and have never had a bottle infection in 10 years of doing this.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Amarillo APA
« on: March 30, 2010, 08:05:15 PM »
Amarillo makes a pretty good pale ale.  I like amarillo so much it finds its way into most of my pale ales.  I tried an all-Amarillo IPA once a couple years ago and I think I overdid it because it tasted a bit like soap.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Souping up a Pale Ale into an IPA?
« on: March 21, 2010, 09:13:34 AM »
Recently I made a columbus-simcoe-amarillo pale ale based in part on the advice from the forum here.  It came out really awesome, and now I'm thinking of kicking it up to IPA or perhaps DIPA range.  Looking for feedback on the best way to do this - just adding more grain/hops to bump up the OG and IBUs, or is there a more subtle/artful approach? 

Here's the recipe for the pale ale.  OG was 1.056, IBUs calculate at 49, SRM is 7.1.  Ingredients were:

Amount Item Type % or IBU
9.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 92.7 %
0.75 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 7.3 %
0.25 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00%] (60 min) Hops 12.8 IBU
0.25 oz Simcoe [13.00%] (60 min) Hops 11.9 IBU
0.50 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50%] (20 min) Hops 8.5 IBU
0.25 oz Simcoe [13.00%] (20 min) Hops 7.2 IBU
0.50 oz Simcoe [13.00%] (5 min) Hops 4.7 IBU
0.25 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00%] (5 min) Hops 2.5 IBU
0.25 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50%] (5 min) Hops 1.4 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50%] (0 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep) Hops - 
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.00%] (0 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep) Hops - 
1.25 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00%] (0 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep) Hops - 
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc 
1 Pkgs American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) Yeast-Ale 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/12
« on: February 10, 2010, 07:35:50 PM »
I'm brewing Jamil's Cervesa de Malto Seca and bottling a simcoe-amarillo pale ale.

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The Pub / Re: Ween
« on: February 02, 2010, 08:03:05 PM »
Here's my fave Ween tune:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PAzqBUNlC  It's the ringtone on my cellphone!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Converting All Grain to Partial Mash
« on: January 25, 2010, 11:45:49 AM »
Hard to beat Beersmith, but I used the HBD recipator for a long time when I did partial mash.  Here is the link http://hbd.org/cgi-bin/recipator/recipator

What I used to do is calculate my grain bill based onthe max size mash I could handle, and then figure out how much DME or LME to add to get to my OG.  Although I do all-grain now, I made some of my best beers as partial mash.

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The Pub / Re: Tornado!
« on: January 22, 2010, 10:12:05 PM »
Dude, glad you and the family are okay.  Never been in a tornado myself, after reading your story I don't wanna be.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 1/22
« on: January 22, 2010, 09:41:18 PM »
Not brewing, but I'm bottling my Sierra Nevada clone.  Can't wait to try it.

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Ingredients / Flaked Barley?
« on: January 22, 2010, 06:12:16 AM »
This is probably a dumb question, but if I'm using flaked barley in a recipe, I don't have to mill it first, right?  I'm assuming it goes in the mash tun as-is.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: water
« on: January 19, 2010, 11:57:34 AM »
Honestly, for that much money, I'd use water straight out of the tap and take my chances.  Campden tablets are pretty cheap.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How about least favorite style of beer?
« on: January 16, 2010, 10:25:36 PM »
Not a fan of  the hefeweisen with the clove/banana thing.  Belgians are not my first choice of beers to drink, although I'm doing my best to learn to appreciate.

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I'm bottling my Dusseldorf Alt, and brewing a Simcoe-Amarillo pale ale.

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