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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Using "Twist-off" beer bottles
« on: January 04, 2011, 12:14:28 PM »
That's why I had to torque them a bit to seal the cap better. But it's such a PITA I recycle them. Most brews I buy these days have reverted to regular pry-offs, but occasionally there's a twistie that comes along.  :-\

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Zymurgy / Re: Still waiting
« on: January 04, 2011, 01:14:29 AM »
When did ya'll join? It took forever to get my first issue. It's been my only issue so far but it was a couple months from joining until I got it. Was even thinking wasn't I supposed to get a subscription to Zymurgy? LOL.


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Commercial Beer Reviews / Red Chair NWPA
« on: January 03, 2011, 11:41:29 PM »
Saw this at the store by my house when I stopped in for chili fixins. Everything I've had from Deschutes brewery has been excellent.

Long long hop flavor and finish following a distinct bitterness. Half a glass and it is bone dry. At first there was a malty sweetness but thats gone now. Taste-buds wiped out by a citrus explosion spiraling out of control. They mention something about getting a smoother ride. Maybe not full on but this beer is a hop assault.  ;D

I think some sweet sticky smoky ribs would pair up with this nicely.

The neck label says: Another slap at brewing convention. Another kick in the pants. Enjoy.

Can anyone explain this?

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Beer not dispensing from keg.
« on: January 03, 2011, 06:17:44 PM »
Everything has thawed but the pour is very very slow. I have cleaned all of the connections and still can't seem to get it to flow like it did for those first few pours. The carbonation is right and the beer is delicious. It just takes about 5 minutes to pour a pint. Any thoughts on what to do now?

Did you pull the diptube? Maybe it was somehow crushed by the ice forming. A wild-assed guess.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Will it ferment?
« on: January 03, 2011, 12:10:07 PM »
Interesting. What does it do for you?

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The Pub / Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« on: January 03, 2011, 11:11:40 AM »
Scary how much people are willing to give up for the false illusion of safety.

If we wanted to limit drunks on the roads we could take a page from some of the EU countries, but that'll never happen.


Is it Bulgaria that has the Death Penalty for the first offense of driving while intoxicated? I read that years ago but can't find it online. Of course it would be the only offense at that point. Quite a few countries in the EU have zero tolerance.

We got a new chief of police here a few years back- Chief William McManus. Evidently they booted him out of Minnesota so he came down South. One of the first things he wanted to do is initiate road-blocks and a prosecutable policy that a open package ie one can/bottle gone out of a six or twelve pack constituted a open container. This of course was met with outrage by the populace. So far this hasn't come to pass but I'm hoping he's "encouraged" to go further south- maybe to Mexico or Guatemala...

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Bottle APA today, or in 13 days?
« on: January 03, 2011, 10:45:02 AM »
Ahh well we all play the cards we're dealt.  :D

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: WLP037 Yorkshire Square -- medicinal flavor
« on: January 03, 2011, 12:24:48 AM »
Read this: http://www.whitelabs.com/beer/strains_wlp037.html

I wonder about the yeast in those vials, if they ever get mixed up.

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Xmas Weizen advice
« on: January 03, 2011, 12:16:46 AM »
Bottled the batch Sunday. I'm enjoying a force-carbed 8 day old sample. Nice brew to taste. Tart. Soft hint of banana, a little bit of clove. A decent bitterness. Aroma is clove and faintly reminiscent of bubblegum. Tan head. Poor clarity as expected. SRM is a bit off. I think it was Munich light instead of dark.

It'll be better in a few weeks.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Bottle APA today, or in 13 days?
« on: January 02, 2011, 11:43:00 PM »
I brewed Fred Bonjour's Amarillo APA on 12/26. I took my first reading today and it's 1.013, right on the money (and tastes amazzzzzzing). I can bottle tomorrow, 1/3 (8 days fermentation), since my day job starts up again on 1/4, or can keep it in a cool place (60/62 f) until my next chance to bottle, which due to my commute and business travel is Saturday 1/15.

I usually give beer the benefit of the doubt and let it sit in a fermenter rather than push the bottling, but this one seemed to ferment out fast. Is it possible this is ready to bottle tomorrow?

I don't like to belabor my opinion but this is Fred's Amarillo Pale Ale? With you describing your initial results it sounds like it's ready to go. A beer with a SG of 1.046 ferments out in a couple days. And 8 days is a solid primary fermentation. Two more weeks on the yeast isn't going to improve the beer at all IMO. A bigger beer yes, but you could be evaluating your bottles by the 15th.

An interesting experiment would be to bottle a few and see if there's an appreciable difference. Fred's recipe says age for 28 days. It doesn't say primary but he very well could have meant that.

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All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: January 02, 2011, 09:34:56 PM »
fatty stuffed w, chorizo



I did one with chorizo. Had a pan under the grate and there was probably half a quart of orange fat rendered off the fattie.

But it was good.  Yours looks crazy with that red chorizo in there.   

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Bottle APA today, or in 13 days?
« on: January 02, 2011, 07:43:13 PM »
Bottle or transfer to a holding tank. Hmmm.

Bottle!

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The Pub / Re: How low can you go?
« on: January 02, 2011, 07:35:19 PM »
I dislike cheap-ass mass produced green lagers like Old English or St Ives.  F'ing headache bombs.  >:(

And beer with spices in it. Most of them.

Edit: as low as I'll go? Icehouse. Lonestar.  

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Flip tops in an airplane.......
« on: January 02, 2011, 01:00:41 PM »
When I moved to CO, I brought lots of already-bottled beer with me, and the elevation gain was almost 9,000 feet. No problems yet, although some of the beers with higher carbonation foam over when opened.

The pressure difference in going from sea level to 6,000 ft is only about 2 psi. For the area of the bottle neck, you could pull on the top with more force.

Edit: Totally unrelated, but when I went home for the holidays this year I traveled with 29 beers in my checked bag. TSA really seemed to enjoy searching it and running every single bottle/can through the scanner... my Xmas gift to them.

So they're allowing full glass bottles on planes? I thought you couldn't bring these types of items on-board.

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The Pub / Re: "No refusal" DUI checkpoints could be coming to Tamp
« on: January 02, 2011, 12:55:36 PM »
It's a sad mess. The moral is stay off the road if you've been drinking alcohol. Take a cab if you must and have a lawyer you can call- which is what you do instead of answer questions.

I've some friends who got busted and their lives were devastated. They shouldn't have been driving and they paid a hefty price in money, time and reputation. One lost their job. They all now have criminal records.

That being said I don't think the threat of searches and seizures will stop very many people from getting behind the wheel. What it will do is acquaint them with the judicial system when they get arrested.

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