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The Pub / Re: What is this?
« on: March 24, 2015, 09:10:53 PM »
Reflection?

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The Pub / Re: Last night I dreamt
« on: March 24, 2015, 08:23:41 AM »
This has been a really bad year for ants here in Portland with a super mild/wet winter.  We've had to put the Terro out quite a bit.  It normally works really well but they just keep coming in waves. 

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I add fruit puree to secondary and vanilla, cacao nibs and coffee beans to the keg unsanitized, and trust the low pH and alcohol to protect the beer.  I've never had an infection doing this. Denny adds fresh mushrooms to secondary with no ill effects.

Well, except that his Wee Heavy then tastes like mushrooms.  :)

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All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: March 23, 2015, 09:48:54 PM »
Drip irrigation will be a piece of cake for you.
Make sure you have an anti-siphon hose bib or get an valve with a vacuum breaker if you go that route, for backflow protection.  A simple in-line pressure reducer to ~25psi and a filter assembly to prevent clogging of the emitters and your off and running. There really are tons of options depending on your application. I would encourage you to visit an irrigation/landscape specialty shop like Ewing.  Knowledgeable people can show you the range of options you have and you can see and tinker with various components to find the right mix for you.  Good luck, have fun.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: BJCP Tasting Exam....I Passed!
« on: March 20, 2015, 10:26:44 AM »
You should find a seat at an upcoming Written exam, word on the street is the last one with the 2008 Guidelines will be the July Quarterly exam.

This is exactly why I'm busting my arse to earn enough experience points to take the written ASAP.

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Going Pro / Re: Congrats Tom. You have made e-malt news.
« on: March 19, 2015, 01:26:23 PM »
Congratulations again Tom! Good to see you, and your brewery up and running!
Post Doc hosted the Cascade Cup homebrew competition a couple weeks ago so I got to check it out. They have a very nice comfortable bar next to the brewery and already seem quite popular with the locals.

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All Things Food / Re: recommend some Pots and Pans
« on: March 19, 2015, 08:59:15 AM »
I never would have guessed it, but I've found some really great deals on high quality piece-meal pots and pans at Ross.  You never know what you'll find, but the prices are really low.

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Homebrewer Bios / Re: Bio - HoosierBrew
« on: March 18, 2015, 03:38:57 PM »
Yabba Dabba Doo! :)

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Beer Recipes / Re: first helles help
« on: March 18, 2015, 01:12:14 PM »
Okay so I think I have settled on this:

82.5% schill pilsner
11% schill munich light
5% weyermann acidulated malt
1.5% weyermann melanoidin

Shooting for mash pH of 5.2-5.3, yellow malty profile.

OG 1.047

Bitter to ~17 IBUs with noble hops (not sure which yet)

W34/70 yeast

Does that look about right?

As Jeff mentioned, I would aim a tad higher on mash pH, say 3.3-3.4 to accentuate  the malt more.

Yeah I suppose that makes sense. I can drop the amount of acidulated malt. I assume you meant 5.3-5.4 not 3.3-3.4?

Yes, 5.3-5.4. Sorry about that. My editor is out today.   :)

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Beer Recipes / Re: first helles help
« on: March 18, 2015, 11:14:09 AM »
Okay so I think I have settled on this:

82.5% schill pilsner
11% schill munich light
5% weyermann acidulated malt
1.5% weyermann melanoidin

Shooting for mash pH of 5.2-5.3, yellow malty profile.

OG 1.047

Bitter to ~17 IBUs with noble hops (not sure which yet)

W34/70 yeast

Does that look about right?

As Jeff mentioned, I would aim a tad higher on mash pH, say 3.3-3.4 to accentuate  the malt more.

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I never add gelatin to any beer.

Same here.  Isn't worth the hassle to me.  99% of my beers will clear on their own.  The other 1% are only slightly cloudy and it doesn't bother me.

Exactly.

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 I never add gelatin to any beer.

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One lesson to be learned from this: support your LOCAL brewery!

Well said, Keith.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Contamination from garden hose?
« on: March 06, 2015, 09:39:11 AM »
Just get yourself a $10 RV water supply hose at HD/Lowes and you wont have to worry about the classic "hose" off flavor and the material is intended for potable use. 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brew Weekend 2/28
« on: March 02, 2015, 09:25:00 AM »
Made a nice big Imperial Porter for the maiden ferment in the BruGear conical.  Have some Tahitian vanilla beans to vodka soak this evening and an 8 gallon Woodinville Whisky barrel to put it in to finish. Can't wait.

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