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Ingredients / Re: Rocky Mountain wild hops
« on: January 18, 2014, 07:56:39 AM »
Keep in mind that these hops are wild, and likely produce small airy flowers generally not laden with lupulin.
They are a challenge to brew with.
But, I like the idea of regional products being used in regional brewing.  Certainly possible on the homebrewers scale!

Corky, seems like some of the New Mexico varieties should be available soon; I thought B-hoppy posted that Great Lakes Hops was growing some (multihead, Amelia?) up for rhizome/plant sales.
I've already ordered a few Amelia and neomexicanus rhizomes, but the thought of pretty much local hops is interesting.

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Ingredients / Re: Rocky Mountain wild hops
« on: January 17, 2014, 11:44:03 AM »
8). Cool map and post Corky!

 Waiting until July might not be a bad idea...that way you can see flowers.

Good luck!
I want to get some rhizomes in the dirt this spring and there hasn't been any snow down here in over a month so I'll go in the next couple of weeks.

take a few cause you won't know which are male and which are female
There should still be a few dried cones hanging on, I know I have old ones on my dried up bines.

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Ingredients / Re: Rocky Mountain wild hops
« on: January 17, 2014, 09:11:54 AM »
8). Cool map and post Corky!

 Waiting until July might not be a bad idea...that way you can see flowers.

Good luck!
I want to get some rhizomes in the dirt this spring and there hasn't been any snow down here in over a month so I'll go in the next couple of weeks.

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Questions about the forum? / Re: wierd quirks
« on: January 17, 2014, 09:09:25 AM »
Once again I have to log in every time, and I don't have to get my password correct.  Even if I check the Always stay logged in box I have to log in every time.

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Ingredients / Rocky Mountain wild hops
« on: January 16, 2014, 03:46:47 PM »
I found this map on another brewing forum, it lists sites where wild hops have been found in the Rockies.  At least one of these is related to the Multihead and Neomexicanus varieties now commercially available.  One of these sites is 2 hours from me, I may visit next weekend and see if I can dig up some rhizomes.

https://sun.ars-grin.gov:8082/npgs_public/prodweb.gmapsp?in_acid=1642235

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: sediment in bottom of bottles
« on: January 16, 2014, 10:07:32 AM »
There is really no way around it if you bottle condition(add priming sugar).  The sediment is the result of the yeast eating the priming sugar and creating CO2 in the bottle.  Just pour gently and leave 1/4 inch of beer in the bottle and you'll never notice it. 
Many commercial Belgian beers are bottle conditioned and have this same sediment, it's just a normal condition.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Conical Fermentors
« on: January 12, 2014, 04:47:45 PM »

Mine's not nearly as pretty as Amanda's but under $200 including the $100 window AC.  I can ferment lagers in my 110F garage in the summer.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: substitution for smoked porter
« on: January 09, 2014, 09:49:41 PM »
As hopfenundmalz says a lot depends on the freshness of the rauchmalt, and on how smoky you want your beer.  If you want a hint of smoke add a pound of rauchmalt to your recipe.  If you want "bottled bacon" replace 30-50% of your base malt with rauchmalt.  And I smoke my own grains but it's still hard to get a consistent smoke level.  Freshness is easy to control, the smoke level of home smoked malt is harder to control from one batch to another.

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Beer Recipes / Re: How do YOU spitball new recipes? Name your process
« on: January 09, 2014, 09:43:56 PM »
My process is pretty simple.  First I drink a bunch of commercial examples of the beer style I'm wanting to brew.  Then I start looking at recipes online to see the common ingredients.  I enter my recipe into Beersmith and/or Promash to adjust the IBU's, OG, etc.  Finally I print the recipe, go out to my beer room and see what ingredients I actually have on hand and I substitute those into the recipe I created.  I also keep a brewer's log with what I actually brewed as opposed to what I planned to brew.

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The Pub / Re: What's the best hangover cure?
« on: January 08, 2014, 12:38:17 PM »
Sex. If it can be managed.
I love hangover sex because then I'm still in bed and can nap for a couple of hours.

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The Pub / Re: What's the best hangover cure?
« on: January 08, 2014, 09:52:28 AM »
Anybody from the southwest knows that hot green chile kicks hangover butt in no time.  We used to go to a little cafe in the morning and get a $2.00 bowl of green chile stew-lots of green chile, a couple of beans and a small morsel of pork and by the time we got back to the house all the alcohol was sweated out and we felt great.

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Questions about the forum? / Re: spam
« on: January 08, 2014, 07:59:06 AM »
Is there a way to notify admins about spam like the 2 Woolrich coat topics up right now in General Homebrew Discussions?

The 'Report to Moderator' Button.
I wonder why I couldn't find that last night?  I thought I had seen it but couldn't find it.  That's what happens when I go on the site sober I guess.

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Questions about the forum? / spam
« on: January 07, 2014, 07:32:48 PM »
Is there a way to notify admins about spam like the 2 Woolrich coat topics up right now in General Homebrew Discussions?

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Questions about the forum? / Re: wierd quirks
« on: January 03, 2014, 05:14:38 PM »
I have to log in every time and I can use pretty much any password I want

Saturday morning edit:
This time I used "mypassword" and got in.
I just tried logging in as punatic(sorry, it was the last name I saw) with the password "everyman" and it logged me in as myself.

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I bought a counter pressure filler from morebeer.com.  I used it for a while with good results about half the time, the rest of the time my wife and I were getting sprayed.  Never did figure out why 3 or 4 bottles filled perfectly, then the next spewed everywhere and no settings changed.  Finally I got a Beergun and never looked back.
Also I have an inline oxygenator.  Once I turned the gas on it would override the flow from my March pump and everything came to a standstill.  I have a much stronger pump now, I'll give it another shot soon.

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