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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Charlie P.
« on: August 18, 2011, 08:03:15 AM »
Cool, thanks. As said I have ordered the EZ Gluten test, and I will brew a 10G batch, one with and one without the Clarity Ferm then run the tests....we shall see.....
bumping a very old thread here, but Oscar, how did it turn out.  I'm about to brew a GF beer for a beer lover and she's not too crazy about the commercial GF beers.
Good call, I'm interested to know the results as well.

Imma brew for the first time in months, I think.  New chest freezer for ferm temp control ought to be at my house tomorrow and I already got the Johnson controller.  Thinkin' of brewing the Bell's Oberon clone I've been meaning to brew for months.  Only 3 gallons, should be gone for when it's time for fall beers...maybe....Might have to wait on brewing that...damn. 
Okay, so maybe I'll brew a pumpkin beer and a moktoberfest in the same weekend.

The Pub / Re: "Never Again" beers
« on: August 16, 2011, 07:20:33 AM »
Not sure I have any never again beers.  Well, not because it made me sick, but because it's gross: Sam Adam's Cherry Wheat.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: New AHA Logo
« on: August 15, 2011, 02:37:25 PM »
I had to refresh myself as to what the old logo was...the AHA letters with the stylistic barley stalks.  The new logo is very nice.  Good work.
I was thinking the same thing, haha.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How much beer is too much?
« on: August 08, 2011, 12:47:34 PM »
Good call.  I guess I don't have THAT many friends that come over and drink.  I only give my beer to a few close friends.  The other ones really don't care about beer.  More for me, I guess.  I'm even downsizing my batch sizes to 3 gallon batches so I can brew inside and brew more often.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How much beer is too much?
« on: August 08, 2011, 08:02:32 AM »
This caused me to check...hmmm 19 10 gallon batches.  I guess I will really have to decide what my last beer will be for the year....yeah, right.

Damn dude, you drink that much?  Yeesh.  I've brewed 6 - 5 gallon batches this year, I'm out of beer, and I'm itching to brew again.  Been busy moving and adjusting to a new place.  Need a freezer now for temp control; already got the controller.  Almost there!  Stay on target!

The Pub / Re: Aren't some of you guys drummers?
« on: August 05, 2011, 07:30:18 AM »
I remember a discussion a while aback about the relative merits of drummers versus the rest of society.  Depending on your point of view, this video will prove you right - regardless of which side you may be on...


Real s**t, son, 7/7/70:

You win.  Keith Moon ROCKED.  Not the greatest technique, a little tense, but he f*cking ROCKED.  He's not using a hi-hat in that video, wonder if he always had a setup like that.

These days, I'm into Mike Mangini.  He played with Steve Vai and is now with Dream Theater.  He's breathing new life into that band.

Here's a shameless self promotion :)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How much beer is too much?
« on: August 04, 2011, 01:41:57 PM »
I would say too much beer is when you have too big of a stockpile that you need to up your consumption rate to get through it so you can brew again.  I typically have one or 2 batches fermenting at one time and 2 on tap.  So that when a beer on tap runs out there's another one ready to be kegged.  I wish I had more fridge space so I could be carbonating one beer while the other two are on tap so that when one runs out all I have to do is hook it up and drink.  But waiting 5-7 days isn't a big deal either.

I've only brewed 6 times this year, which isn't much for me.  But I moved this past weekend so I didn't want to have beer to move, which means I haven't brewed in a couple months because of that.  I'm aching to brew pretty bad.

The Pub / Re: Aren't some of you guys drummers?
« on: August 04, 2011, 12:18:28 PM »
I'm a drummer.  I play metal, mostly black/death metal with double bass and blast beats and all that.  I've seen that video you posted before, that guy is pretty crazy.

The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: August 04, 2011, 07:37:38 AM »
The finally broke here in Iowa yesterday.  Daily highs in the 80's instead of high 90s to 100+.  It may even rain.

My wife's family is coming for Christmas in Jul.. er.. August this weekend so the cooler weather is a nice occurrence.


You guys do an Xmas in July (August really) too huh?  My family's is the weekend of the 13th.  So glad the weather finally broke here.  Felt nice biking to work in 73 degree weather instead of over 80 and super humid.  Even had my bedroom window open last night, loved it.  I live in Iowa City, by the way.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Harvest Ale
« on: August 03, 2011, 12:10:06 PM »
Just another style for fall.  Fall beers are the best, followed closely by Winter beers.  Goose Island Harvest Ale is a mighty fine beer.

The Pub / Re: Russia decides beer is now alcoholic
« on: July 22, 2011, 09:34:33 AM »
In America, you abuse alcohol.
In Soviet Russia, alcohol abuse you!

Pimp My System / Re: Barley's Bar
« on: July 21, 2011, 07:11:02 AM »
That is classy looking.  I agree, put that thing inside.  You aren't doing it justice by keeping it in the garage!

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: How often do you check your gravity?
« on: July 21, 2011, 07:03:36 AM »
I wait until at least a week, often 2, then check it.  And if you can't take a gravity reading without contaminating your beer, perhaps you should consider taking up knitting for a hobby!  ;)
Man, you don't give knitting enough credit!  That sh*t's hard!

I take a reading when the krausen falls and before I keg.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Bottling from keg
« on: July 21, 2011, 07:00:05 AM »
It's really not that stupid of a question.  I've seen worse.  Sometimes caps don't seal completely, so you never know.  But most of the time, you can bet they will.  I make sure to fill within about an inch or less of the top and cap on foam.  That really reduces your chance of oxidation also.

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