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All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: March 08, 2012, 10:14:49 PM »
Too many opinions.  I'm just going to go to taco bell instead :D

All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: March 08, 2012, 07:49:42 PM »
I'm going to do a brisket Saturday morning. Should I rub it tonight and let it sit until then or just do it the night before? It's only a 5 pounder.

All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: March 08, 2012, 04:53:44 PM »
Coney Island style for me thank you... Dog, mustard, chili and onions. Two with everything please... Cheers!!!

Yes sir, that's how we do it here in Flint!

All Things Food / Re: Roasted some Coffee Today
« on: March 07, 2012, 08:50:54 PM »
For those of you considering roasting your own coffee Menards currently has the Air Crazy Popcorn Popper on sale for $9.99 after and $8.00 rebate. That's a heck of a deal!  It's 1040 Watts which isn't the most desirable (1200-1400 Watts) but a reviewer on AMAZON says he uses this popper successfully.  Go to page 8 on the Menards link below for more details. Cheers!!!

This is one I just bought. I'm not sold on it yet. It doesn't have much air volume to move the beans around but someone mentioned using chopsticks to get them moving so they don't burn. Also, shaking might work.

All Things Food / Re: anybody have a weber?
« on: March 07, 2012, 01:23:57 PM »
my dad has had a weber grill (propane) since 1995.  they are built like tanks and should last as long as you care for it.

Unless you're my uncle. He destroys grills, doesn't clean the grates, ever, leaves them outside un-covered and open in the rain.

I don't have a propane weber but I have a charcoal and love it. Quality construction that I would assume goes for the entire line.

Check craigslist. I see quite a few used ones on there from time to time that might be half the price.

Going Pro / Re: Going Pro-Starting with a Homebrew Supply Shop
« on: March 06, 2012, 09:49:27 PM »
That's how Larry Bell started out. Now he brews hundreds of thousands of barrels a year.

Ingredients / Re: New Weyermann Malts
« on: March 06, 2012, 09:46:09 PM »
I'm going to brew a Munich Helles this weekend with the floor malted bohemian malt. I've used it before but only in a saison. It was quite nice.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Is my beer shot?
« on: March 06, 2012, 09:44:39 PM »
I helped brew a RIS as part of a class I teach with other homebrewers. We brewed the beer, then it sat in the bucket and wasn't touched for 8+ months. I took it back home, kegged it, and brought it the next class. it was delicious. Now I know that a RIS is much bigger than an amber but it still sat in the primary for 8+ months. Taste it and find out, you might be surprised.

Very cool. You can just start selling pieces of aluminum that you've melted as brewing art.

I'm trying to remember if when I was out there, the guy said anything about fermentation temperature of SNPA. I seem to remember it being in the mid-high 60's. That's not ambient room temp either, that's beer temp. Denny might know though. I'd go with what you got. Pitch at 65 and let rise to 68 is a good practice with chico yeast. And again, beer temp, not ambient air temp.

All Things Food / Re: Roasted some Coffee Today
« on: March 02, 2012, 07:34:14 PM »
I was moving e beans with a wooden spoon. Some of the beans just go stuck in the vent holes. I was only using a 1/3 of a cup and i wasn't getting any movement. I'll have to try the shaking method.

The Pub / Re: Right vs. Pragmatic
« on: March 02, 2012, 02:22:49 PM »
I have to admit.. I've never worried one iota about bathroom doors. Don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing, but it's a thing.

You can't be paranoid about everything. It's just not healthy.

All Things Food / Re: Roasted some Coffee Today
« on: March 02, 2012, 01:40:24 PM »

Nah, I didn't post what I used.  I used a West Bend Air Crazy Popcorn popper.

It worked nicely.

I bought that model yesterday and tried it out. It was terrible. It did not have enough force with the air to move the beans at all. The outside ones starting burning in less than a minute and the inside never got hot. What wattage is yours. The one I got was only 1040 watts.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: WL 670 American Farmhouse
« on: February 29, 2012, 04:30:15 PM »
Just be aware that there is Brettanomyces in the 670 strain.  This accounts for the attenuation.  Be very sound in your cleanliness and sanitation and keep your normal brewing plastics away from your "bug" plastics.
Aware and noted. Thanks

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: WL 670 American Farmhouse
« on: February 29, 2012, 04:00:46 PM »
I just bought some of this. I plan on doing a fermentation in the range they specify. Then I will use it again and change the temp and maybe ramp up a little higher to see what happens. Play around and let us know what happens.

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