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Beer Recipes / Re: tafelbier
« on: February 17, 2015, 04:05:56 PM »

Beer Recipes / Re: tafelbier
« on: February 16, 2015, 10:34:44 PM »
Maybe so, but you also wrote that the Flemish government started a plan back in 2001 to introduce tafelbier into Belgian schools, and that is definitely not true....

Yeah, when I first developed the recipe everything I had read up to that point were little blip pieces framed around "hurf durf, official program, school's beer, getting rid of soda". So that was definitely my fault for not going  back and doing more research on the program when writing up the style.

Having said that- the schoolhouse recipe is a paler beer that really does derive an extraordinary amount of character from the wort treatment.

Beer Recipes / Re: tafelbier
« on: February 16, 2015, 12:53:45 PM »
Yes, Drew, you will say it's awesome, but this time you don't count.

Well, I never... :)

But I will share the anecdote that Schoolhouse was the first one of my beers that I saw out in the wild being brewed by others. So far everyone that I've met who makes it raves about it and suggests doing it as a double batch.

Homebrew Clubs / Re: Oh what a relief it is......
« on: February 11, 2015, 05:57:18 PM »
I was President of the Falcons for 4 years and I've been on the board since 1999, so yeah.. apparently I have issues. :) (and a very good crew of folks doing things as well)

Good on you for being able to keep it motoring and keep it safely spinning enough that it's stable.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015
« on: February 06, 2015, 10:03:03 PM »
Nope - timing doesn't matter.

The only thing that matters beyond the "hey you helped out last year" thing is how many judging centers you're willing to ship to. More centers, the more likely you are to fit into the cracks.

The Pub / Re: Super Bowl
« on: February 05, 2015, 10:09:42 PM »

The Pub / Re: Super Bowl
« on: February 05, 2015, 09:57:56 AM »
As a long time Pats fan can I just say how weird it is to have my team - the same pathetic org that backed into their first Super Bowl on special teams and turnovers before getting decimated by the Bears - is now considered by some as the "New York Yankees" of the NFL? The Red Sox fan in me bristles at that but at the same time, I feel like their success now (along with the Sox) is making up for all the crushing defeats of my childhood.

Zymurgy / Re: Tropical session white ipa?
« on: February 04, 2015, 11:25:50 PM »
Glad the recipe worked out for you!

Beer Recipes / Re: citra saison
« on: February 04, 2015, 01:46:44 PM »
come on! You are giving away that recipe for free? And I had to buy the whole book!  [emoji14]

loss leader promotion! :)

Beer Recipes / Re: citra saison
« on: February 04, 2015, 12:00:23 PM »
For 5.5 gallons at 1.058, 51 IBUs, 6.5% ABV
6 lbs Pilsner Malt
4 lbs Wheat Malt
0.5 lbs Munich Malt
0.7 lbs White Table Sugar

149°F 60 minutes

0.7 oz Magnum Pellet 12%AA 90 minutes
1.8 oz Citra Pellet 11%AA 5 minutes

1⁄2 tablet Whirlfloc 10 minutes

WY3711 French Saison

Ingredients / Re: blood orange saison
« on: February 04, 2015, 07:57:30 AM »
The recipe was formulated for the Moro's we see here in SoCal. If the sicilian's you're using are the Sanguinello variety then I suspect the substitution will be straightforward. If you're using Tarocco oranges, from my quick reading, you'll get less color and less bitterness, but I think you'll be fine on the first pass.

(FWIW, I used that much Moro juice cause I had it on hand after I got the oranges for a steal and I was really trying to get a deep color. The beer ended up being the color of a good blood orange soda so an obvious pink.)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hard Cider Taste Like Wine! Help
« on: February 04, 2015, 07:50:21 AM »
Apple juice concentrate does a really fantastic job as a back sweetening agent.

Ingredients / Re: blood orange saison
« on: February 03, 2015, 02:14:04 PM »
So, to be slightly back on track, if I may, no one has tried to make Saison Sangreal?

I have - it was awesome. :)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Competition Scoresheet timeline.....
« on: January 30, 2015, 02:53:15 PM »
So does that mean we should see scoresheets from the DKM comp soon?

I would hope, but I don't know what they've done the scoresheets.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Competition Scoresheet timeline.....
« on: January 29, 2015, 12:29:15 PM »
What we'll do for the Falcons Competitions is:
  • take the scoresheets as they come in - sort them into entry order and check them off in the system as received.
  • Those scoresheets are then taken off to a friend's business with a big document center type scanner and scanned and mailed out to a free email account.
  • Scripts login to that account, pull down documents, name them properly and sort them into entrant buckets.
  • After all the scoresheets are received, the scripts verify that all sheets have been properly sorted, upload them to our website and then email all the entrants with a link to their score sheets. (a link email seems to have far better penetration rate / lower bounce rate than directly attaching the pdf's)

We've turned around the Mayfaire - a 500-700 entry competition in about 5 hours in the past.

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