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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. 
Thanks

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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Nicely done. :)

Typo: "Oregan"

Forgot the O?  What can you brew with oregano? 

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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.

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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'?

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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.

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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.

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

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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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Beer Recipes / Re: Wit Recipe
« on: July 06, 2011, 03:13:58 PM »
Feed wheat?  Let us know how it turns out.  It's guaranteed to be cheaper than from the store, but I don't know about the quality.  Do you know what kind of wheat it is?  WF was just an example, there is very likely to be a store near you that carries it.

We've been able to get a wide selection of Unibroue beers for a pretty long time.  We miss some of the specialties, but I've gotten Apple Ephemere, Currant Ephemere, and of course when it comes out I always get Quelque Chose.  But La Fin Du Monde is a no-brainer, great beer.

Tom,
Not sure what the wheat is, I'll check it out when I get it tonight.  Price was free so I think I can afford that.  I'm sure the quality will be ok but I'll be taking a very close look at it before I brew with it (particularly for any sign of diseased kernels).  Glad to hear that you've had some of our better brews.  La Fin Du Monde is fantastic.

MDixon
Can you explain the mashing process in further detail?  I am going to assume you need to mill the grain first then boil it and then mash it in with the barley at the temperatures you stated.  Still unsure about how I'd do that in a cooler.  Any comment on water?  I assume very low in hardness/carbonates would be best.  I'll be using 2/3 distilled, 1/3 tap because I have fairly hard tap water. 

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Beer Recipes / Re: Wit Recipe
« on: July 06, 2011, 01:50:58 PM »
I found raw wheat.  I called a friend who works at a feed company and he's bringing me 5 lbs of feed wheat.  It could have a few stalks in it but I figure that will just help with the lautering process.  It's just a little straw. 
I googled it and there are only 6 Whole Foods in Canada, 4 in Vancouver and 2 in Toronto.  I'm not surprised, it seems like a West Coast thing and people in Toronto are odd (at least my wife's family is...)

Glad to hear that you can get BdC out there.  It's owned by Sapporro now that they bought out the Sleeman brewery so they probably have a lot more distribution than I anticipated. 

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Beer Recipes / Re: Wit Recipe
« on: July 06, 2011, 10:44:36 AM »
You probably can't tell from my picture but I'm not the "health food store' type of guy.  I'll see what I can find but I have no idea where one of those are either.  If they sold wheat at the hardware store or the liquor store I'd be great.  After that, not so sure.

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