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Messages - dbeechum

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Ingredients / Re: Coffee
« on: June 07, 2010, 10:53:14 AM »
I prefer to cold steep a very thick slurry of coffee overnight to extract the good stuff without the bad.

1907
Yeast and Fermentation / Re: I pitched hot
« on: June 07, 2010, 10:43:26 AM »
Same thing here in LA, so I make life slightly more complicated.

After running through the CFC, I run the wort into a small IC that's sitting in a bucket of ice water. As long as I keep the ice water moving, the temp drops to the low 60's with about 25 lbs of ice working for the 10 gallon batch length.

1908
11B before or after adjusting for the alcohol? A refractometer will always read high with ethanol present.

1909
General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Just curious...
« on: June 07, 2010, 10:38:32 AM »
Quickly dwindling if you look at my signature.

1910
General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How to know more about beer
« on: June 05, 2010, 11:12:15 AM »
Best place ot start (at least for me) was to grab a copy of Designing Great Beers. Start with that to understand recipe design. To understand the grains and hops, really the only way to go about it is to get your hands on the grains and hops and chew, taste, make teas, etc.

I did put in my book what I thought were the highlights of the different malts and hops, so you could try that as well.

1911
All Grain Brewing / Re: Black IPA?
« on: June 03, 2010, 01:04:15 PM »
And yes, if you can't find sinamar.. you can take dehusked Carafa and cold steep it to produce a colorant. Boil it before you add it to your finished beer.

1912
Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Sour(?) Slurry
« on: June 03, 2010, 11:36:17 AM »
more like an offset smoker with a cold smoking stack.

e.g. the out from the fermenter into a sanitized chamber that has an out that bubbles into a container of fluid.

1913
Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Sour(?) Slurry
« on: June 03, 2010, 11:14:28 AM »
The best blowoff collection method I've seen is effectively a double blowoff.

You run the blow off into a sealed vessel which itself has a blowoff tube into ye old bucket of sanitizer.

1914
All Grain Brewing / Re: Black IPA?
« on: June 03, 2010, 10:15:41 AM »
Go fer it.. of course then you'll have to deal with the style Nazis who want you to be brewing an RIS if you want a black and super strong beer.

1915
All Grain Brewing / Re: Black IPA?
« on: June 03, 2010, 10:08:01 AM »
You and me both, buddy....

Because for human beings, the organoleptic experience begins with the eyes.

1916
The Pub / Re: My first beer fest.
« on: June 02, 2010, 10:03:23 PM »
Milk thistle
Water - lots of it - gobs of it - too much of it is just enough.
Food
and for god's sake don't try them all. :)

1917
Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Wow oh wow.. Barrel Aged Beer Tasting
« on: June 02, 2010, 08:51:25 PM »
Erm... tough call.

I liked the Paradox more than the Parabola.

The initial taste of the Fred from Wood Flanders was great, but after a while it felt like it needed some bite. The Adam grew on me because the initial sip was all bourbon barrel. The Ommegang was wunderbar.

About the only one I can say that I categorically didn't like was the Grand Teton - too candyish.

1918
Commercial Beer Reviews / Wow oh wow.. Barrel Aged Beer Tasting
« on: June 02, 2010, 04:19:57 PM »
Got back from the Stuffed Sandwich and their tap tasting style this month is "Barrel Aged Beers". Holy sweet baby Jesus.

'09 Allagash Dark Odyssey Wheat Ale
08 Ommegang Rogue Ale
09 Allagash Curieux Bourbon Barrel Tripel
09 Grand Teton Lost Continent DIPA
08 Hair of the Dog - Fred from the Wood Flanders - Fred as a Brett based oak aged beer
08 Hair of the Dog - Adam from the Wood (Bourbon Barrel)
10 Firestone Walker - Parabola RIS Barrel aged
09 BrewDog Paradox RIS 0 Isle of Arron
10 Lost Coast Fog Cutter Barrel Aged Barleywine.

The whole sampler flight cost $23.50, but damn was it worth it.

1919
Questions about the forum? / Re: Intro Threads??
« on: June 02, 2010, 01:04:52 PM »
Something's wrong with me.  I saw "ban hammer" and read "banana hammock"  :)

That support group is next door, sir.

1920
The Pub / Re: Post count went down?
« on: June 02, 2010, 12:58:07 PM »
Nah, I'm all about the ego. :)

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