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Equipment and Software / Re: Pump disconnects
« on: August 02, 2013, 02:21:21 PM »
I use polysulfone QD's but if I weren't so far into them I would go with the stainless stell QD's.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: brewing my first lager
« on: August 02, 2013, 02:15:06 PM »
I would not worry about a decoction unless you are doing a bock, dopple bock or bhemian pilsner using undermodified malt. A single infusion will be just fine.

I saw Tommyknocker's Pumpkin beer in the store yesterday along with Sam Adams Oktoberfest  ???

I will be breiwng my Saison Automne' (half of which will getWisconsin sour cherries added) and the making the base mead for my cherry melomel (again, with Wisconsin sour cherries).

Can you tell the cherries just came in?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Happy National IPA day!
« on: August 01, 2013, 10:33:58 AM »
I have a Bell's Hopslam clone which I just racked iinto secondary last night. I am going to dry hop it tonight. I do have a Burton Ale on tap. In case that doesn't count a bought a 6-pack of SKA's Modus Hoperandi.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Biscuit Malt in a Munich Helles?
« on: July 30, 2013, 02:45:36 PM »
You would be better off using 10% Munich malt in my opinion.

Events / Re: Password for GABF Pre-sale
« on: July 30, 2013, 01:25:06 PM »
They just need to do a better job of assuring that the tickets to the members-only session go to members, not scalpers. Entering an 8 digit code is not adequate security, unless it gets tied back to the member's account and matches to the name, but I doubt that happened.

Events / Re: Password for GABF Pre-sale
« on: July 30, 2013, 11:29:43 AM »
Will Saturday afternoon tickets be on sale tomorrow too or are they all gone today?

Events / Re: Password for GABF Pre-sale
« on: July 30, 2013, 10:00:46 AM »
No Saturday afternoon for me. I started at 10:15 MST (since I had a meetinga work at 10:00).

Events / Re: Password for GABF Pre-sale
« on: July 30, 2013, 09:23:37 AM »
Mine works but it looks like the are sold out already for Saturday afternoon  >:(

Ingredients / Re: Mosaic in a Belgian-American IPA
« on: July 25, 2013, 02:23:59 PM »
I had a Mosaic single hop American IPA at my homebrew club meeting last week that tasted like watermelon Jolly Ranchers. It wasn't bad but that is what it tasted like. That flavor may work well with the Belgian yeast flavors.

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.  ;)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: BJCP category doubt
« on: July 19, 2013, 02:09:12 PM »
Enter it in both and see which one it scores better in  ;)

Kegging and Bottling / Re: High Carbonation Bottling
« on: July 17, 2013, 01:47:07 PM »
I use the Belgian 375ml bottles (from MoreBeer or Northern Brewer - or collect your own). They are thicker and can handle higher volumes of CO2.

Ingredients / Re: WLP050 Tennessee Whiskey Yeast
« on: July 16, 2013, 01:07:49 PM »
Peated malt belongs in one thing only - WHISKEY !  >:(

62 for me.

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