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1981
The Pub / Re: Blackout in a can
« on: October 27, 2010, 10:06:09 AM »
Funny, they're trying to ban it. That's the only reason I want it.


I hate to say but maybe its not the drinks but the people drinking....  ::)

Such as this>
"one of the students said he'd had three tins of this beverage Four Loko and several shots of tequila all in the space of an hour,"



I love vodka with Redline Energy Drink.

This multiplied by 1,000,000.  These "kids" do not know how to handle their beer/liquor.  Don't ban the drink ban the morons drinking the stuff irresponsibly.  You might infer what I mean by "ban"...

1982
All Grain Brewing / Re: Christmas came early
« on: October 27, 2010, 10:03:19 AM »
every thing at once, it FILLS my 10 gal igloo to the brim,

Long mash (I decocted to achieve a step mash) of 3.5 hours, or you could do a long (over 2 hours) cool (148F) single step
and a VERY long boil (4 hours), approximately 9 gallons collected to make 5

Results,  good enough for Charlie to say "Wow!!" at the NHC

http://beerdujour.com/Recipes/ImperialEnglishBW63.htm

Ah, thanks for the link! Well hey, why not? But JESUS 811 calories per pint!?!?! I guess you don't drink it by the pint, eh? And is that 6 months in primary? Oof.

Haha, oh my gad!  "Make no mistake!  This...is a big one!"

1983
General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How do you take your AIPA, sir?
« on: October 27, 2010, 09:57:48 AM »
IPAs are mostly what I drink.  I prefer more of a balance between malt and hops, with no over the top bitterness.  I like them dry also as long as they're not just bitter, but have a great hop flavor/aroma.  Most of the IPAs I brew come out dry because I use US-05 a lot and that yeast tends to attenuate like a fox.  But I don't hop the hell out of my bittering addition either; most of the hops I add to the boil are near the end.  So dry (or malty), not too bitter, and a bombshell of hop flavor and aroma.  I guess you could call that "other"...

1984
All Grain Brewing / Re: Black Ale recipe
« on: October 25, 2010, 02:07:04 PM »
He said black ale, not stupid named rip off of an east coast style ale.  That "Cascadian Dark Ale" crap can take a hike. 

There's some pretty decent looking 1554 clone recipes kicking around somewhere...can't seem to find them at the moment.

Sorry Bluesman, no hostility towards you, I just hate that whole "Cascadian Dark Ale" business....

Why so hostile?  It's just beer.

I know, I didn't mean to be so hostile, but firm.  Cascadian Dark Ale just plain sounds stupid.  India Black Ale or India Dark Ale sounds much better, because not all dark IPAs are going to be made with American C hops from the Northwest.  Why should it be limited to one region of the US that obviously is trying to claim it as their original style, when it is not?

I made one of these myself and they're tasty, but never will I call it Cascadian Dark Ale, just like the Sears Tower is still the Sears Tower, not Willis Tower.

1985
The Pub / Re: Distilling
« on: October 21, 2010, 02:18:07 PM »
Distilling, to me, isn't worth the effort.  The cost-benefit analysis of distilling vs. going out and buying your own bottle of whiskey is a clear choice.  It's cheaper, easier, and less work to buy your own, not make your own.

Isn't that true of brewing as well?

From what I gathered by talking to a guy once who distilled his own spirits, it's A LOT of work. Homebrewing gains you way more than buying beer.  Distilling your own gains you way less than buying your own.  You might get higher quality, but it's gonna cost ya.

Hey beersk, Didnt you say something like "it isnt all about the money" in that thread about selling Coors in a brewpub? I just figured you were rich and would open a brew pub for philanthropic reasons.  ;D


Ahhhh shat up!!!  jk :)

By "cost ya" I was more talking about the process of distillation which can take HOURS.  Brewing doesn't take 12 hours, at least not for me.  And I've heard it can take longer than that if you're wanting more quality stuff than you can buy.  I'm just sayin...y'all can distill all ya want, it's not worth it to me. 

1986
All Grain Brewing / Re: Black Ale recipe
« on: October 21, 2010, 07:47:54 AM »
Thanks beersk and bluesman, I will give that one a shot. One question can I use a ale yeast instead of the lager yeast.


You certainly could do that.  It won't taste like 1554, but it'll still be good I'm sure.  They've specified that they use a lager yeast fermented at ale temps.  I heard it was the Bohemian Lager yeast.  But 1554 is one damn fine beer, I must say.

1987
The Pub / Re: Drinking Made Easy
« on: October 20, 2010, 09:24:26 PM »
Three Sheets is a fun show.  Man that guy is gonna kill his liver by 50.

1988
The Pub / Re: Distilling
« on: October 20, 2010, 09:23:06 PM »
Distilling, to me, isn't worth the effort.  The cost-benefit analysis of distilling vs. going out and buying your own bottle of whiskey is a clear choice.  It's cheaper, easier, and less work to buy your own, not make your own.

Isn't that true of brewing as well?

From what I gathered by talking to a guy once who distilled his own spirits, it's A LOT of work. Homebrewing gains you way more than buying beer.  Distilling your own gains you way less than buying your own.  You might get higher quality, but it's gonna cost ya.

1989
All Grain Brewing / Re: Black Ale recipe
« on: October 20, 2010, 09:04:38 PM »
Here's my 1554 clone recipe.  I got assistance from the guys at New Belgium on this one.  I've yet to brew it, but I'm thinkin' it's pretty close.  And yes, the guy insisted on quite a lot of carapils.

1554 clone
Schwarzbier (Black Beer)

 
Type: All Grain
 Date: 2/13/2010
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
 Brewer: Jesse
Boil Size: 6.74 gal Asst Brewer:  
Boil Time: 60 min  Equipment: RadaR's Brewery  
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0  Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00
Taste Notes:  
  
Ingredients
 
Amount Item Type % or IBU
10.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) Bel (3.0 SRM) Grain 72.73 %
2.00 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 14.55 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 7.27 %
0.50 lb Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 3.64 %
0.25 lb Debittered black malt (500.0 SRM) Grain 1.82 %
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (60 min) Hops 15.5 IBU
1.00 oz Williamette [5.50 %] (60 min) Hops 17.1 IBU
2 Pkgs Bohemian Lager (Wyeast Labs #2124) Yeast-Lager  

 
  
Beer Profile
 
Est Original Gravity: 1.063 SG
 Measured Original Gravity: 0.000 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.017 SG Measured Final Gravity: 0.000 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.90 %  Actual Alcohol by Vol: 0.00 %
Bitterness: 32.6 IBU Calories: 0 cal/pint
Est Color: 22.3 SRM Color: Color  
 
  
Mash Profile
 
Mash Name: Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 13.75 lb
Sparge Water: 4.09 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.4 PH
  
Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge Step Time Name Description Step Temp
45 min Mash In Add 17.19 qt of water at 170.5 F 158.0 F

 
  
Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).
Carbonation and Storage
 
Carbonation Type: Corn Sugar Volumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 4.2 oz Carbonation Used: -
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 60.0 F Age for: 28.0 days
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F  
  
Notes
 
 
Created with BeerSmith
 

 

 

 
 

1990
The Pub / Re: Distilling
« on: October 20, 2010, 12:14:38 PM »
Old news, we are continuing to talk about it, and with the reserved blessings of the mods & AHA powers-that-be.

I know, but I just get so annoyed about people always looking over their shoulders afraid to say something that might be frowned upon.  I'm glad they're allowing it to be discussed.

1991
The Pub / Re: Distilling
« on: October 20, 2010, 11:58:12 AM »
After much discussion, this thread will allowed to continue as long as the content doesn't stray into the distillation process.  This corresponds with the trend of breweries getting involved with distillation.  We've put a lot of effort into disproving the notion that homebrewers are moonshiners and don't feel that the organization as a whole benefits from discussions that confuse that effort.

Why is everyone so afraid to talk about this?  This isn't Nazi Germany for crying out loud.  Freedom of Speech!  Stand up for your First Amendment rights!

1992
The Pub / Re: Distilling
« on: October 20, 2010, 11:55:52 AM »
Guys, distilling is not what this forum is about.  I'd appreciate it if this topic is dropped.

  Sorry Denny. Didn't mean to cause a stir. I really gotta stop watching the History channel. It give me all kinds of ideas. You shoulda seen me the first season of Meteorite Men was on!!!  ;D

No because this is what the government would want: stupid, ignorant obedient citizens. 

Distilling, to me, isn't worth the effort.  The cost-benefit analysis of distilling vs. going out and buying your own bottle of whiskey is a clear choice.  It's cheaper, easier, and less work to buy your own, not make your own.

1993
All Grain Brewing / Re: Black Ale recipe
« on: October 20, 2010, 11:41:17 AM »
He said black ale, not stupid named rip off of an east coast style ale.  That "Cascadian Dark Ale" crap can take a hike.  

There's some pretty decent looking 1554 clone recipes kicking around somewhere...can't seem to find them at the moment.

Sorry Bluesman, no hostility towards you, I just hate that whole "Cascadian Dark Ale" business....

1994
General Homebrew Discussion / Re: A Little Home Brew Survey
« on: October 15, 2010, 07:51:05 AM »
1) What is your age range?
   a. 21-35
  
2) What area do you reside in?
 
  c. Midwest
  

3). What do you do for a living?
       Office job.  Sit in a cubicle all day.

4). How many children do you have?
    a. 0
  
5). How long have you been home brewing?
  
    b. 1-3 years
    
6). How much money do you spend on home brewing a year?
    a. >$1000
    
7). How often do you participate in Home Brewing?
    
    c. Bi-Weekly

8) Why did you begin home brewing?
      It seemed fun and I helped a roommate brew a batch several years before I started and I remembered that being a neat experience.

9) Do you have any home brewing goals?
      Continually improve my beers

10).  How many hours per day do you spend online?
    
    c. 3-5
  
11) What are the top 10 websites that you visit each day?
      AHA forum
      Northern Brewer forum
      CNN.com
      Blabbermouth.net
      Derek Roddy forum
      Beer Advocate forum
      Myspace (for music)
      Metal Archives
      Weather.com
      Youtube
12) What forms of social media (ex: facebook, twitter, blogging) do you use the most to connect with home brewers and learn about home brewing itself?
   Just the message boards and roffenburger's chatroom from Northernbrewer.


1995
Yeast and Fermentation / Re: 1056 and US 05
« on: October 13, 2010, 02:46:24 PM »
They are said to be the same. 

+1

This has always been my understanding as well....but in the past I have experienced slightly better attenuation from US05 over WLP001 using the same recipe.

This is something I'd like to look into.  US-05 gives me too much attenuation, drying out my beers too much.  For once I'd like a beer to ferment down to 1.015 instead of 1.010.  Maybe I should just start buying liquid yeast and keeping some on hand at all times.  But dry yeast is just so damn easy and quick.

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