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Lautering 14 gallons of wort into the brand-new 80qt kettle sitting on the floor, then realizing I had no way/strength/ability to dead-lift it up to the kitchen stove- which wouldn't boil it anyway.

And leaving the spigot open in the fermenter when filling it. Yup pulled that one and various others a few times. Found out the hard way to leave off drinking until the brewday is done.

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The Pub / Re: Pre Drink Rituals
« on: September 27, 2010, 10:22:57 AM »
I don't like to eat anything before I drink.  ;)

However, anything bread-based is good for slowing down absorption. I like real bread not Wonder Bread. So a good hearty sandwich to soak up all that alcohol.

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Ingredients / Re: Jasmine and Green Tea
« on: September 27, 2010, 10:14:11 AM »
Secondary or at racking time would be my choice.

Primarily the hops are my concern. I'm presuming you'll want citrus types such as Amarillo or maybe even Sorachi Ace?

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All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: September 27, 2010, 09:41:52 AM »
Mmmm. Shrimp.

Were they marinated? Looks tasty.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: what do you do with all that grain?
« on: September 26, 2010, 06:12:30 PM »
I dump it on my garden. It makes great black soil.

I compost mine. "Black Gold"

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Sour Raspberry Abby
« on: September 26, 2010, 11:31:29 AM »
OK the people have decided!

Out of 13 votes 10 were for bottling. I will bottle today or in the near future. I might still add a teeny bit of sugar since I will be filling from the keg, and I'm sure to lose some carbonation. Additionally, I suspect this needs higher volumes to taste right and I'm pretty confident in what a bottle can withstand.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Screen, Braid, or Manifold
« on: September 26, 2010, 11:25:03 AM »
I vote for the 70 qt rectangular. Use a braid running down the middle if you plan to batch-sparge.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: what do you do with all that grain?
« on: September 26, 2010, 11:23:40 AM »
I can see a large "compost pile" being a problem with the NA, but what about a "barrel composter" in the backyard? Who would see it and even know what it is?

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Other Fermentables / Re: Slow Cider Ferment - Rack or Wait?
« on: September 26, 2010, 11:14:38 AM »
Just did a gravity reading, we're at 1.050.  Started at around 1.070

I think I'm just going to let it do it's thing and take another reading in a week.

Wow. I always thought that pitching enough yeast would cancel out the PS. It's slowed down the fermentation considerably even though it was on the yeast cake. Try rousing it.

Good thing that there is fermentation. It will take longer obviously so RDWHAHB. This is a good lesson to observe, and I won't be fooling with any juice preserved that way.

Good luck.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Did I just brew 5 gallons of O'Douls?
« on: September 26, 2010, 10:46:30 AM »
Well how has it turned out? It should be worth drinking by at least now.

It turned out pretty good. I let it condition until last night, chilled it and served it today at my tailgate party. We went through the whole batch except for the 8 I set aside to see what another month or two will do.

Also the FG was actually 1.012 so it wasn't as bad as I originally thought. I am not sure if I read it wrong the first time or if it just fermented slow, but I am going to guess that I missread it. Oh well live and learn, and it all worked out in the end. Even though this turned out well I hope the amber ale I bottled on Thursday and the honey porter that I brewed last weekend turn out a little better.

Excellent! Congrats! Probably learned quite a bit there and also an exercise in RDWHAHB'ing. Hope the others turn out as good or better for ya. :D

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All Things Food / Re: Stuffed meat
« on: September 25, 2010, 12:18:27 PM »
That looks phenomenal! I was thinking of a Roulade. This is doable.

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The Pub / Re: How Early would You Start Drinking on a Friday Afternoon?
« on: September 25, 2010, 09:10:20 AM »
I'm washing down my breakfast tacos with a Deschutes Inversion IPA. I will mow the lawn and maybe take a nap. Or I might have another and just take a nap. ;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Glassware
« on: September 25, 2010, 07:32:34 AM »
This is great! I'm going to order some of the half-pint nonic glasses.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Young's Double Chocolate Stout
« on: September 25, 2010, 12:30:43 AM »
Amazing. Three years ago I had one and not as good as this. Pitch black. Smells like chocolate. Tastes like bitter chocolate. Light in body and mouthfeel- effervescent. Subtle hop bitterness.

Hey! I thought Young's brewery was a thing of the past? This stuff has been cropping up in places I haven't seen it at in quite a while.

This guy evidently loves it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-jtmtH_p9k&NR=1

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Tart Flavor in Hoppy Beers
« on: September 25, 2010, 12:12:26 AM »
I'm drinking a Deschutes Brewery Mirror Pond Pale ale. Candy sweet-tart is applicable. Maybe your palate is just seeing the more upfront fresh hop character that commercial beers lack.

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