For Ken and Frank - today Russian River made a delivery of fresh Pliny the Elder around town. Going to send you one each. Cheers.
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Mike G, tracking says as of 8am ish, your package was out for delivery. I know it's only 4:30 pm out there but I'm hoping you get them soon
Edit to add: now says it was delivered, here's hoping you got it
First up is the Sausalito Sunday Sail-Mermaid Saison....
to say the head is thick would be understatement. its a meringue. 3-4 fingers that hangs around forever before settling into the expected nice white lacing.
Just received this awesome assortment and wicked cool packaged beer from surfin.mikeg. ! Can't wait to dive in... Received thirsty knots triple reef ale, port jack porter-vanilla rye, close quarters porter- raspberry chocolate, knock down IPA-brown IPA, Sausalito Sunday sail- mermaid saison, five blast smash- aye matey.
MikeG, yours are boxed up, just need to get them out tonight or tomorrow. Tomorrow is likely to spend less time enroute over the weekend
should be good....whats on the menu?
Is there a reference for these kind of questions?
I found this:
40- Sweet, caramel, toffee — Drum roasted, crystallized malt; improves foam; enhances viscosity; golden hues
60- Sweet, pronounced caramel — Drum roasted, crystallized malt; improves foam; enhances viscosity; deep golden to red hues
80- Pronounced caramel, slight burnt sugar, raisiny — Drum roasted, crystallized malt; improves foam; enhances viscosity; red to deep red hues
I think that's a lot of why I prefer UK crystal malts overall. Much broader flavor.
I keep my grain at a friend's house, so I don't know for sure how much I've got. A rough guess would be in the 700-1000 lb. range total.
5) I find that noble hops in the full duration of the boil add a very elegant spicy hop flavor that you just can’t get from generic boil hops. Try it sometime and see. I think you’ll find that it’s NOT a waste of noble hops to boil for a full 60. Try it.
My thoughts as well. Every time I have tried to preheat my tun, I have missed my mash temp. When I just tell beersmith that my tun and grain are at 72 or wherever, it calculates a strike temp that gets me where I want to be very reliablyIt also helps to warm the whole thing up by letting it sit for a bit with with the hot water as a precursor to mashing in.I'd rather just adjust my strike temp to account for the extra few degrees needed to heat up a room temp mash tun. One less step to forget when I'm still half asleep and trying to mash-in.