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Homebrew Clubs / Re: when homebrewers go pro
« on: October 24, 2013, 03:14:52 PM »
You could create an "at-large" position, fill it, and announce the open seat for presidency... Kinda like a minister without portfolio?

Beer Recipes / Re: Overkill?
« on: October 21, 2013, 05:44:55 PM »
Alright, been in the bottle for a week now. Just tasted the first one. WOW! Huge fruity/piney/resiny nose, flavor more of the same. VERY bitter, but well balanced with the alcohol. Decent malt base, could be a little more prominent. I am in love. Too bad it is a little cost prohibitive to brew often... Pliny the who?

Equipment and Software / Re: How to Motorize a Grain Mill
« on: October 21, 2013, 05:41:38 PM »
I use an old 1/2 hp mixing drill my dad gave me, this thing is probably older than I am... Mounted my mill on a little homemade table, and a bucket fits perfectly under it. The drill has a max rpm of 600, I usually grind at approximately 200 rpm. Goes through 15# of grain ~5 mins...

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: combining old yeasts
« on: October 18, 2013, 03:48:55 PM »
It'll be interesting to see what happens. I suspect that at this your viable cell counts are so low one strain will end up dominating.
A yeasty version of russian roullette?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Off flavors in La Petite Orange?
« on: October 13, 2013, 07:20:32 PM »
Plastic and bandaid smells raise a red flag for me as a possible infection. It could be just phenolics from fermentation. If the aroma diminishes over time, you probably have nothing to worry about.

The Pub / Re: Let the Games Begin!
« on: October 06, 2013, 07:35:11 PM »
Damned if the Broncos didn't get lucky, but a win is a win! 5-0 baby!

Chiefs are definitely a team to look out for... Rather surprising, given their last couple of years... They do look dangerous this year.

The Pub / Re: Let the Games Begin!
« on: October 06, 2013, 05:54:46 PM »
Damned if the Broncos didn't get lucky, but a win is a win! 5-0 baby!

The Pub / Re: Just checkin' in.
« on: October 06, 2013, 08:26:03 AM »
It really is good to see you back, and good the hear things are improving for you!

" We started PicoBrew LLC in early 2010 out of frustration with the state of the art:  home beer brewing takes entirely too much time, is too imprecise, and frankly, when you account for all of the clean-up, is not all that fun."
" Or perhaps you have home-brewed before, but you're painfully aware of the time and effort involved:  6-8 hours of tedious brewing, then messy cleanup and potentially bad batches and batch-to batch variability..."

I rather doubt this guy ever really brewed before. I enjoy pretty much the whole process, even the cleaning.
Neat gadget. Not for me.

Beer Recipes / Re: Overkill?
« on: September 29, 2013, 08:43:00 PM »
Your hop schedule is very similar to my last IIPA, both in timing and amounts. Not too many hops by any means !  You'll have to post how it comes out.  BTW tell me about the experimental variety - what does it seem to be comparable to ?
"HBC 342 is a high alpha aroma variety selected for its pleasant aroma. It's aroma can be described as mild, pleasant, citrusy, and tropical, with some melon notes as well. Most are using this hop in Pale Ales and IPAs, but it would go well in stouts and browns also. 11-14% AA."

This is the description I got online about it. I was given a pound of it by a club member who won 10 pounds of it in a contest, but you can find it on, among other brew supply sites.

Beer Recipes / Re: Overkill?
« on: September 29, 2013, 08:38:18 PM »
I approve of this hop schedule. I doubt you'll be disappointed. Did you do a hop stand?
Yeah, 30 minutes. First time I've done it, too.

Beer Recipes / Overkill?
« on: September 29, 2013, 03:47:23 PM »
Brewed a double IPA at home today... I used a lot of hops.
Here it is:
12#  pilsner
1#   crystal 20
1#   victory
1/2# carapils
1/2# munich
2# cane sugar
1 oz Belma, FWH
2 oz Belma 75 min
1 oz each of Amarillo, Summit, and HBC342                   20 min
1 oz each of Amarillo, Summit, Mosaic, and HBC342        10 min
1 oz each of Amarillo, Summit, Mosaic, and HBC342         5 min
1 oz each of Amarillo, Summit, Mosaic, and HBC342         0 min
1 oz Simcoe, 2 oz chinook                                          0 min
2 oz each of Amarillo, Summit, Mosaic, HBC342, and simcoe   dry hop after 2 weeks for 5 days


Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fermentation not finished
« on: September 24, 2013, 09:39:16 PM »
  i will call this a learning experience. i never stop learning.
I never stop learning, either.
+1 to using yeast energizer. Did you add any yeast nutrient and/or energizer during the boil? I always add some yeast nutrient to the wort during boil, both at home and in the brewery.


General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Should we avoid bottle conditioned beer?
« on: September 17, 2013, 06:51:17 PM »
No mention of the CO2 that should have been belching up as this was happening.
Needs more research if you ask me.
I'd be more worried by blowoff from the other end...

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