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The Pub / Top Gear
« on: November 22, 2010, 06:42:27 AM »
Fascinated with the British show. Absolutely love it.

About to watch the US version (first show) with Adam Ferrara. Hope it lives up to the standard... 8)

I've never seen Pliny the Elder around. And some nice stuff comes through here. We get the Avery-Cilurzo Collaboration not Litigation but no Pliny.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Campden Tablet
« on: November 22, 2010, 06:34:20 AM »
At those temps vs time period can stray bacteria get a better toe-hold than your pitch?  Academic question. My opinion: waste of campden tablets and might actually tard your attenuative phase.

Besides... Tubercle says it's ok with his well water- should be just fine anywhere else.

Beer Recipes / Re: Rye Pale Ale
« on: November 22, 2010, 06:25:23 AM »
Supposedly Denny has the "end all" Rye Pale Ale. Do a search for the recipe. I've never tasted it but my opinion is rye really complements a beer. Belongs there.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Lingering Cola smell...
« on: November 22, 2010, 06:22:51 AM »

Break the keg down. Wash thoroughly. Soak posts in oxyclean solution.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Shipping
« on: November 22, 2010, 06:20:57 AM »
Ummm. As "yeast samples" or just simply neglect to tell them actually what it is.

FWIW I've had bottles break on their way and never had to answer to anyone. Yet.

Have a great trip Euge and be safe on the road.

Thanks man! I'll be sure to slow it down around Junction even though the limit is 80 mph... ;D Or is it 85...? Cruise control and Jamil is all I need.

Back from Portland . . .

I made it to the Hair of the Dog dock sale Saturday morning, picked up some Matt and some Doggie Claws, then went to Horse Brass for a pint and a late breakfast, then Cascade Barrel House for a few samples.

No brewing, but it was a good weekend nonetheless :)

What are Matt and Doggie Claws?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: First Brew.....
« on: November 22, 2010, 04:34:39 AM »
First i love the copper pot. truly an awesome piece of equipment. An congrates on the first batch. welcome to the addiction obsession.

Fixed that for ya!

Congrats on the first brew!

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Operation Fermentation Step two....
« on: November 22, 2010, 01:44:36 AM »

Good job.

All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: November 21, 2010, 09:55:39 PM »
I feel it helps finish out the meat in a manner similar to a braise.  Keeps it from drying out while continuing to break down the collagen and muscle fibers.  When I opened the foil before towelling it steamed but there wasn't any liquid and only a just a bit of fat. Perfect.

I've done ribs like this as mentioned way back in this thread.  Called the 3-2-1 method.

Now I think any tough cut like a brisket, butt or shoulder could benefit from foiling at some latter part of the process.

All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: November 21, 2010, 07:53:13 PM »
I did the roast for about three hours around 225-250F and then double-foiled it for another 2 hours when internal was over 165F. When the internal temp reached about 212 (a little higher than I wanted- 205F) I removed the package. This got wrapped in a bath-towel and then placed inside a soft lunch cooler with a temp probe. I wrapped the cooler in another towel and placed the whole thing in my unlit oven for about 3 hours.

The temp slowly dropped to about 125F. I pulled the beef with my gloved hands... Amazing. Literally fell apart in nice strands and I mixed a small amount of sauce in. Delicious.

Reminds me so much of Barbacoa I can't believe it. Well without the grease... ;)

Equipment and Software / Re: Good thermometers?
« on: November 21, 2010, 12:12:58 AM »
I really like my superfast Thermapen.

Taught my brother how to do all grain brewing but brewing up a 5 gallon batch of a coriander wheat beer, then I'm building his first all grain set up for his christmas gift. 

Right on!

Ingredients / Re: Gambrinus Pils or Cargill IdaPils?
« on: November 20, 2010, 07:30:13 PM »
I like pils malt. A bit grainy but that goes well with some of my ales. Can't advise on the two brands though. All I can get here is European malt or Briess.

Have to watch it closely in the boil though. Has shown a greater tendency to boil-over than 2-row. I hover and add my drops and crisis is averted.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Operation Fermentation Step two....
« on: November 20, 2010, 07:23:56 PM »
It'll push as many kegs as you want (within reason). But as you hook more kegs up it'll empty faster. I'd limit to 2 at first. With carbonation it ought to last a good six month depending on your consumption.

That looks like a 5# bottle to me.

I'm glad to see you jumping into this both feet first! Doing it right too. You might have been a candidate for the "whole brewery" advertised but I think it's more fun to build yer own.

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