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Beer Recipes / Re: Adding dry hops timing advice needed
« on: July 10, 2011, 10:19:07 AM »
I'm not saying I can't but since the beer has an inch of krausen on the top, what's the point?  If it's that obvious that it's still fermenting, I know it's not done.  Does the gravity impact my decision to dry hop with krausen still present?  Apparently not if the answer is not to dry hop into foam.  When the krausen falls, I'm pretty sure I can rinse a hydrometer in star-san and float it in the bucket.
Thanks for the reply

Equipment and Software / Re: Freezer condensation
« on: July 10, 2011, 10:09:44 AM »
Of course.  Can't find it in Canada. Did a google search and searched at Home Depot's and Wal-Mart's websites and neither listed it.  Tried the DampRid website store locator.  Nothing within 100 miles of my postal code (nothing came up at all to be honest).  Guess that's something I'll have to try to find next time I'm in the US.  I did see that they will ship but most of the time, when I get something shipped from the US, it costs me 5X in brokerage and shipping fees so it's never worth it.
Thanks for the suggestion though.

Beer Recipes / Adding dry hops timing advice needed
« on: July 10, 2011, 09:59:42 AM »
I've never dry hopped a beer in the primary but I don't really use secondaries any longer so I was wondering when the right time is to do that.  I have an IPA that I brewed last Monday and I thought of dry hopping it today but when I opened the bucket, I was surprised to see how much krausen was still present on the top.  Would you wait for that to fall or add dry hops now?  I don't have a gravity reading as I am loath to take them during fermentation for fear of contamination.

Equipment and Software / Freezer condensation
« on: July 10, 2011, 09:57:12 AM »
How do you control the condensation in your keg freezers?  Mine is getting a bit damp inside. 

All Things Food / Re: Fish Taco's
« on: July 08, 2011, 02:58:05 PM »
Well, here's how the fish taco experiment played out.  Of the 6 of us, I ate mine and my oldest son at his.  Two of the boys wanted them without the fish, one wanted it without the lettuce and my wife didn't want the wrap so I don't think we can really even count hers as a taco. 
I think I will leave fish taco's until I find myself in the US sometime and see what the authentic version is like. 
Thanks for the help.

All Things Food / Re: Fish Taco's
« on: July 08, 2011, 12:10:00 PM »
Google is my go-to resource for any food related activities. It's better than any available cookbook.
The reason I went with you guys over Google, and I do use Google a lot for food stuff, is that I know you'll give me good advice based on what you like.  With google there's are a recipe but there isnt' always as much feedback on result.  Basically, I trust the AHA a lot more for good advice than I do Google.

Thanks for your thoughts.  No latin stores near here but I've got the corn tortillas, the lime, cilantro and fish.  I'll grill it on the bbq and take it from there.  Sorry all, gonna have to be lettuce instead of cabbage this first time because I'm not running to town for a cabbage.  May not be perfect but the kids won't starve.

All Things Food / Fish Taco's
« on: July 08, 2011, 10:21:01 AM »
I've got some cod filets that I don't really know what to do with (actually I do but the Mrs. and I are trying to eat healthier so battering and deep frying isn't an option this time).  I was thinking perhaps of trying to make fish tacos.  Is it as simple as it sounds?  Just fry the fish in a frying pan and then add them to the taco shells with lettuce, tomato, salsa etc?  Just figured someone one here would probably know the best way to do it.  Of course, I'll need a beer recommendation to go with that...

The Pub / Re: Read any good book lately?
« on: July 07, 2011, 08:36:53 PM »
Confederacy of Dunces.  Hadn't heard of that one in a while. Too bad the author committed suicide after he wrote it. He could have written more...
It seems like you have to be flawed to be brilliant...

Nicely done. :)

Typo: "Oregan"

Forgot the O?  What can you brew with oregano? 

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hot Side Aeration and Coffee
« on: July 07, 2011, 07:59:01 PM »
I run my lauter into a bucket, then I pour the bucket into the brew kettle and then I sparge again into the bucket and pour that into the kettle.  Bubbles-a-plenty.  I haven't noticed any off flavours, cardboard or otherwise so I've stopped caring about HSA.  I can't see how you could do much worse than I do without putting your wort in a blender.

Ingredients / Re: 1st Wet Dry Hop of 2011
« on: July 07, 2011, 07:55:39 PM »
I love in the midst of prime hop growing country
Do you live in the area too or do you just drove down for the lovin'?

Beer Recipes / Re: Wit Recipe
« on: July 07, 2011, 07:52:37 PM »
I got my feed wheat.  It looks good.  Now, if Canada Post would get my damn yeast here I'd be brewing...
Oh, I also bought "Brewing with Wheat" yesterday and I'm half way through it.  Not sure why that matters since I'll be following Mdixon's recipe (although it kills me a little inside to follow a recipe) but I'm really liking the idea of using wheat.

Ingredients / Re: 1st Wet Dry Hop of 2011
« on: July 07, 2011, 03:28:24 PM »
My first year hops are spindly little vines, about 3 feet long.  I'm not sure if hops like our climate but I'm hoping to see a flower next year...maybe.   Beer looks awesome and I'm jealous.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hot Side Aeration and Coffee
« on: July 07, 2011, 03:23:20 PM »
(medium roast if anyone cares)
I care...

The Pub / Re: Read any good book lately?
« on: July 07, 2011, 03:13:26 PM »
Reading, and haven't finished, "Confederacy of Dunces".  It's pretty good so far.  Also got 3 brewing books from Amazon last night.  Brewing with wheat, Radical brewing and the 80 clone one (can't remember the exact name).  Got lots of reading ahead of me.

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