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Pimp My System / My basement electric brewery
« on: March 11, 2014, 08:57:47 PM »
It took a long time but here it is:



Hot Liquor Tank



Mash Tun during recirculation



Mash Tun during sparge (with Morebeer sparge arm - not needed or necessary but very cool)



BOIL !



The Controller (it can launch missles when not brewing)



The Sink



The brewery "Guardian"



The Fermenters



Storage



The Brewery facing West



The Brewery facing East



The Grain Mill with the new hopper (outside on the patio)



Grain Hopper with 28 lbs of grain


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Beer Recipes / Samichlaus clone
« on: January 17, 2014, 11:56:22 AM »
I am looking for a good recipe for a Samichlaus clone (all grain). If yuo have brewed a good one and are willing to share the recipe I would appreciate it.

Thanks

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Beer Recipes / Double Bastard clone
« on: January 03, 2014, 09:48:53 AM »
Does anyone have a good Double Bastard clone all grain recipe? The interweb searching I have done hasn't revealed much reliable info.

I have gathered that it is 10 to 11% abv, probably has some special B, srm of about 14 (from looking at it) and probably uses Chinook or Centennial hops (maybe both).

Does anyone have more accurate info?

Thanks

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Kegging and Bottling / Clean your bottles !
« on: July 25, 2013, 02:10:27 PM »
I discovered last night during a bottling session that my previous routine of rinsing a bottle out after opening a beer is woefully inadequate. I started inspecting the bottles with a light and half of them were still very dirty. They had a film that covered the inside, a ring at the top, yeast spots, or all 3. Mind you I have been reusing these bottles for years and entering, and winning many competitions with beers in these bottles. I am surprised all the beers were not infected. Most of them were higher alcohol Belgian beers so maybe that helped keep infection down.

After coming to this revelation last night I proceeded to put hot PBW in each bottle, shake it vigorously, then clean it with a bottle brush before rinsing it and giving it a few sanitzer quirts (from my bottle tree attachment). So, at least the two batches of beer I bottled last night a were in nice clean bottles.  ;)

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Events / I am going to the NHC !
« on: June 14, 2013, 02:54:49 PM »
I did not think I would be able to go so I did not get tickets but now then the time slot opened up and I could not get a ticket, but now a friend of mine can't go and offered his ticket to me so I am going  ;D

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Ingredients / 2012 Citra Hops (pellets)
« on: March 06, 2013, 01:47:40 PM »
Who is selling them?

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Bigfoot 2013
« on: February 28, 2013, 11:34:16 AM »
4 pack? Why?  >:(

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Kegging and Bottling / Salmanazar
« on: January 24, 2013, 10:57:32 AM »
That got your attention? Supposedly that is the name of the 9 litre champagne bottle that I have and want to put some beer in. I have a way to get the cork in but the standard 750ml crown and cage is way to small it. Does anyone know where I can get the appropriately sized crown and cage?

Thanks.

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Hopefully this is ok to post here. For a fellow homebrewre and good friend of mine.

Besides homebrewing, one of my other passions is Competition BBQ. My team, Smoke Therapy, has been selected as a finalist in the Tyson Best Wing on the Planet competition and the winner will be determined by a popular vote. We took 1st place in Thornton, CO last May and submitted our winning recipe to the Tyson test kitchen and have made it to the Final 8.
 
If you could vote for me I’d really appreciate it as the winner will be announced during the half-time of the Superbowl. It’s really easy to vote if you have a Facebook account you just need to follow these steps:
 
1) http://www.facebook.com/ClubTyson?ref=ts&fref=ts
2) Go to the Club Tyson Facebook page.
3) Select “Vote” link under Best Wing on the Planet icon.
4) Vote for Smoke Therapy in Thornton CO!
 
Please feel free to pass this along to your friends as every vote counts.
Cheers,
Jimmy

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Yeast and Fermentation / WLP 510 Bastogne Ale Yeast
« on: October 18, 2012, 08:59:33 AM »
Supposedly this is the Orval yeast without the Brett. However, I brewed a Belgian Blonde ale with it a couple months ago and tasted a bottle last night and it DEFINATELY has Brett. I know that White Labs has quality control out the wazoo (probably better than mine) but I am wondering if this one got past them. Has anyone else used this strain from them lately and gotten similar results? I don't particularly mind my results (I now have a great Orval clone) but I am glad I noticed this during fermentation and did not harvest and pitch this in my Belgian Golden Strong - as was my intention.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Belgian Golden Strong
« on: October 16, 2012, 11:33:06 AM »
What is your favorite yeast for a Belgian Golden Strong Ale and why?

Thanks for your replies.

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Events / GABF App for iphone and droid
« on: October 09, 2012, 12:30:17 PM »
Has anyone downloaded and used it yet? What do you think? The reviews on it are not too good.

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Kegging and Bottling / Corn Sugar vs Table Sugar
« on: August 30, 2012, 01:10:10 PM »
I need to bottle a couple of Belgian-style beers and I ran out of corn sugar. What are your thoughts on just using table sugar (from beets) instead? Should I use the same amount as I would corn sugar?

Thanks

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Wood/Casks / Balcones Distillery Barrel
« on: August 30, 2012, 12:42:50 PM »
Just an update to an old thread on this. I aged by Wheat Wine in it 3 weeks, tasting once or twice a week and once the flavor was where I wanted it I racked it out to a keg.

That beer just won Best Of Show at the Colorado State Fair !

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General Homebrew Discussion / That was painful
« on: June 19, 2012, 12:37:04 PM »
I new this batch of beer would be a little more technically challengeing because of how I wanted to do it - 10 gallon IPA with 7% flaked oats split into 2 vessles for the boil so I could hop each one differently. However, what I did not count on was the false bottom in my mash tun coming off at the bottom of 27 lbs of mashed grain !  >:(

I tried just going with it but it became clear that the little trickle of wort I could get going was going to take me all afternoon to sparge. So I decided to take all of the hot, wet, sticky mash out of my mash tun, put into by boil kettle, re-attach the disconnected false bottom, then put the mash back in the mashtun, re-circ, then sparge again.  :P

I just got done with that and now the sparge is going beautifully. That was awfully thirsty work though so now I am having beer.  ;D

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