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Ingredients / Re: Cherries
« on: March 29, 2010, 11:03:46 AM »
I assume you're talking Schaarbeek Cherries. Sadly, they don't even grow enough of those in Belgium anymore and its a rare Kriek that uses them exclusively.

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Well, the Hop Woo is done and burbling away in the kegs.

Today's split brew will be a Citra Saison and a amber spiced Belgian.

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Homebrew Clubs / Re: Location ideas for homebrew club meetings
« on: March 27, 2010, 08:49:51 AM »
we meet at our shop, for sure, but it should do you some good to know that Crispy Frey is working there in MI to get the law changed to allow for homebrew club meetings at a licensed establishment.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Gonna try a Dubbel....
« on: March 26, 2010, 09:39:21 AM »
Hadn't realised that - no siree

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Beer Recipes / Re: Gonna try a Dubbel....
« on: March 26, 2010, 09:06:39 AM »
Yeah, they switched packaging formats. Used to come in bottles.

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The Pub / Re: Where's Denny?
« on: March 25, 2010, 12:46:23 PM »
So what you are saying is that if 10,000 people brewed it you'd have 100 dollars.  :)

Denny is not a greedy man.. he's a giver.

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The Cherrywood malt sounds interesting...this is something that Breiss still makes?

Yup and taste is definitely the thing. I don't find the Rauchmalz to be overly assertive.

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The Pub / Re: Where's Denny?
« on: March 25, 2010, 10:14:47 AM »
sometimes I feel like I answer stuff so often that I stifle discussion.

Damn hippies, think speech is so free that they can just keep running the tab up.

Wait, should that be hippie or post whore? :)

Of course, that's not to say we're NOT in the back room drinking Westy 12s!  ;)

Make mine a fresh bottle of Avec Les Bon Voeux please!

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The Pub / Re: Where's Denny?
« on: March 25, 2010, 09:39:10 AM »
He's been on.. even today. We're always dealing with administrative hooey in the background.

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2lbs  seems like an awful  LOT of smoked malt...probably just 6 or 8 ounces (or less)  would have given a good smoke character without overpowering the brew.   

Depends actually, with things like the Beechwood malt or the Cherrywood malt, a few pounds can actually be appropriate.

Folsom Brewmeister used to do a Cherrywood malt before Briess did that was super soft and great to use in unexpected ways.

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Zymurgy / Re: 2010 M/A ARTICLE - Smoke 'em If You Got 'em
« on: March 24, 2010, 05:28:28 PM »
Ahh, yeah, sorry if that was unclear.

The screw is just there to make it easier to neatly drill everything.

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Zymurgy / Re: 2010 M/A ARTICLE - Smoke 'em If You Got 'em
« on: March 24, 2010, 05:18:00 PM »
Ok.. no sweat. ok, maybe a little sweat.

The contraption consists of two things:

2 of these bad boys:


and one of these.



Stack all 3 together and drill nice even holes through all three.

The cake pan you fill with your chips.

The takeaway pans form a aluminum bubble (e.g. top to top) that holds a perforated foil pouch of grain.

Cake pan goes on the burner. When the chips start smoking, toss the aluminum grain containment bubble into the cake pan and then let it smoke. Shake periodically to make encourage smoke formation.

Voila - the $3 grain smoker.

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Zymurgy / 2010 M/A ARTICLE - Smoke 'em If You Got 'em
« on: March 24, 2010, 11:46:23 AM »
So we're playing around with the idea of the Zymurgy forum and what we can do. One idea is "Ask the Author" - so I'll be the guinea pig. If you have any questions about anything custom smoke, fire away! (or should that be smoke away?)

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