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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Ask the Experts
« on: October 02, 2010, 01:12:22 PM »
I think it's great idea! Now I just have to join. :-\ The fee's aren't too bad tho!

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Steeping questions
« on: October 02, 2010, 12:59:05 PM »
OK Thanks!

I'm doing two Brown porters  6 gallons each:

#6 amber DME
#0.5 60L
#0.5 Chocolate malt
#0.5 Roasted malt (barley?)

#6 amber DME
#0.5 120L
#0.5 Chocolate malt
#0.5 Roasted malt (barley?)

The Pub / Re: Back-scratchers?
« on: October 01, 2010, 10:30:53 PM »
How about this bad boy?

I fee sorry for the poor SOB. Hope he wasn't a righty.

The Pub / Re: Gawd I need a Promotion
« on: October 01, 2010, 07:23:29 PM »

Equipment and Software / Re: lost siphon
« on: October 01, 2010, 04:14:54 PM »

And you can use the same bucket and spigot to ferment in- so you never have to siphon at all! I haven't siphoned in 3 years. ;)

Totally irrelevant if one uses carboys.

When you do this, do you rack from the bucket before adding priming sugar, or go straight to bottling from the one bucket?

When bottling the beer goes into a fresh bucket to mix the sugar solution. All my fermenters can do double duty as bottling buckets. Should try mixing the sugar gently in the primary and see how that works.

All Things Food / Re: Finicky Eaters?
« on: October 01, 2010, 03:43:21 PM »
Which of course is your peragotive.  I however think the subject is fascinating. 

Am I being judgmental? Certainly. Hard not to be in some circumstances.

Ever see a toddler staggering around like drunk with a bag of Flaming Hot Cheetos in one hand and a bottle of Big Red in the other? Face and hands stained an artificial crimson?

I see it nearly everyday. Hard to not judge when their obese elder siblings have developed health problems and already have silver caps on their milk teeth. Hard to get a kid to eat anything conventional and halfway healthy after lavishing junk-food upon them from the start!

The Pub / Re: Howdy everybody!
« on: October 01, 2010, 11:46:59 AM »
Welcome to the Forum!

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Steeping questions
« on: October 01, 2010, 11:44:00 AM »
4. Watch your steeping water PH though.  Usually 2.5-3 gallons of steeping water is safe.

+1 I was thinking of doing that instead of in the whole 15 gallons.

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Steeping questions
« on: October 01, 2010, 11:25:14 AM »
I haven't steeped since going AG in 2007. Worked fairly well then even though ignorance played a big role. Regardless, some great brews were made. Planning on doing some extract porter per this method.

Been looking at Palmer's 3rd edition. He addresses steeping fairly well but still leaves me with questions.

1. Does one need to scale up the specialty grains one would use in a regular mash?
2. Is it advisable to add some base malt to the steeping grains? Any risks associated with this?
3. It appears that water profile still plays a big role here- big deal or minor aspect?

Equipment and Software / Re: How do you chill your wort?
« on: October 01, 2010, 10:39:03 AM »
I use a homemade IC that switches over to an ice-water recirc when the temp gets down. Wish I had wrapped it around something wider than a corny keg. Often times it sticks out of the top of the wort, so all that area is wasted. But it chills like a madman- especially with wort recirculation.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Great Divide's Tripel
« on: October 01, 2010, 10:30:15 AM »
I can get a whole host of Great Divide beers here. Will have to try- probably this weekend when I do s'more ribs...

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewing TV - Episode 20: Fred Eckhardt
« on: October 01, 2010, 10:28:34 AM »
Now that was awesome! I felt a little pang of affection for the guy- especially at the end when he... Well I won't spoil it for ya! Gotta watch the show! ;)

Thanks! ;D

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Refrigerator Surprise
« on: October 01, 2010, 10:03:18 AM »
Just found one of my three year old Raspberry Lambics in the back of the beer fridge.  Now I have to decide whetther to drink it while brewing tonight or hide it again.

Drink it... You know you want to!

General Homebrew Discussion / Refrigerator Surprise
« on: October 01, 2010, 01:12:35 AM »
Casting about in the fridge and found: A Rogue Shakespeare Stout. Lovely surprise at 3am. Forgotten anything lately?  ::) This is one fine brew.

The Pub / Re: Back-scratchers?
« on: September 30, 2010, 11:40:11 PM »
What I'm talking about is similar to this but with out the design on the shaft. And the flattened part at the other end is shorter.

I want to get about 75 of these and give them out during Christmas time to the folks at work. Then when they are scratching their backs they'll be thinking of me... nice thoughts... Good karma.

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