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Messages - dbarber

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Equipment and Software / Re: Measuring vial?
« on: January 07, 2014, 09:53:38 AM »
I just use a syringe marked in ml.  Too easy?

+1, i use a 3 ml syringe that is marked every 0.1 ml.

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Homebrew Clubs / Re: Home-brew Club Manhiem/Lancaster, PA?
« on: January 07, 2014, 09:51:30 AM »
The  Lancaster County Brewers meet at the Lancaster Brewing Company on the last Wednesday of every month.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Beers planned for 2014
« on: December 31, 2013, 06:07:15 PM »
Brewing an Am. Amber on New Year's Day then a German Pilsner on Sunday assuming my starter is ready.

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Ingredients / Re: Hop storage at the LHBS
« on: December 20, 2013, 01:06:34 PM »
I stopped by this store once and while I wasn't buying hops at the time it shocked me that they were not storing their hops in a refrigerator.  I would never buy hops from a HBS that didn't store their hops cold.
So you know the store I speak of? For your location, can I assume your LHBS is Keystone Homebrew? The owner of my LHBS says he learned much of the business from your LHBS owner. Still much to learn, Grasshopper. Well, too late now. There's a bulk hop order in my near future. Should have some nice, fresh hops just in time to brew an IPA for War of the Worts.
 http://www.yakimavalleyhops.com/mobile/default.aspx looks like they have a great selection and pretty good prices.

Yes, my LHBS is Keystone, but I usually buy my hops in bulk either from Freshops or Hopsdirect.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Classic American Pilsener
« on: December 20, 2013, 07:13:26 AM »
I make one once a year. 80% 6 row, 20% corn meal cereal mashed. Cluster for bittering to 38 IBU (total with late additions calculated in the total) then Jamils late Saaz additions. WLP 833.

Got a first place in NHC first round, 38 in second round with no medal. The judges said they got corn, not bitter enough. Will bump it up in IBUs next time.

I remember having Jeff's CAP at club night at the NHC in San Diego, one of the best beers of the night!

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Ingredients / Re: Hop storage at the LHBS
« on: December 20, 2013, 07:09:12 AM »
I stopped by this store once and while I wasn't buying hops at the time it shocked me that they were not storing their hops in a refrigerator.  I would never buy hops from a HBS that didn't store their hops cold.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Last brew day for 2013
« on: December 20, 2013, 06:53:14 AM »
I'll be brewing this weekend since they are forecasting 65 degrees.  I'll probably brew one more time between xmas and new years.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Single Infusion Mash Time
« on: December 17, 2013, 06:56:19 AM »
I typically mash for 90 minutes.  I mash in, make coffee and have breakfast, by the time I'm done it's time to sparge. 

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: dosing fermcap in the fermenter
« on: December 15, 2013, 11:36:33 AM »
I had the same issue with wyeast 3787, I bought some Fermcap in hopes of keeping it in the fermenter, but no luck.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC
« on: December 15, 2013, 09:14:59 AM »
I started my high gravity lagers and beer that need some aging in early fall.  IF I get in I will sample what's in the cellar and send whatever tastes best.

I think the defending Ninkasi and the other three Major Award winners should be the first people they reserve spots for.  I think you've earned the opportunity to defend your title.

I would agree.  We'll just have to wait and see.

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Equipment and Software / Re: oxyclean
« on: December 15, 2013, 09:12:02 AM »
I've found that oxyclean doesn't always remove all of the krausen ring even after an extended soak, but the PBW will. 

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHC
« on: December 13, 2013, 08:26:50 AM »
I started my high gravity lagers and beer that need some aging in early fall.  IF I get in I will sample what's in the cellar and send whatever tastes best.

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Wood/Casks / Re: Styles for wine barrel
« on: December 13, 2013, 08:23:50 AM »
Tripel is really nice w/ red wine barrels (ala Allagash Curieux).

That does sound tasty, but Cureiex is aged in Jim Beam barrels.  Our club filled our red wine barrel with a wheat wine.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: All grain brewing - pump or no pump?
« on: December 13, 2013, 08:14:22 AM »
I've been brewing for 15 years and have always used gravity, but plan to incorporate a pump into my system next year....easier on the back.

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All Things Food / Re: The Sun choke
« on: December 10, 2013, 02:04:52 PM »
I've used them raw in salads and cooked in stir-fry.  I had a friend once who dug up all her j. artichokes and had a choke party with every dish made with the artichokes.....that was once explosive night.  :o

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