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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/7
« on: September 06, 2012, 03:59:25 PM »
No brewing, cleaning kegs and prepping bottles for Kolsch, Oktoberfest, German Pils and Roggenstein. 

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The Pub / Re: Football Season!!!
« on: September 06, 2012, 07:56:26 AM »
GO DUCKS!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Running out of space
« on: September 06, 2012, 07:51:32 AM »
1. Drink more beer
2. Make more friends and co-op their space (for empties)
3. See if there are any garage units that you can rent.  (that's what I did at my old condo)
4. Meet a nice girl with a big garage or a big girl with a nice garage, whatever works for you. (This is why I'm no longer constrained by condo brewing) ;)

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Ingredients / Re: Dry hop-cigaring?
« on: September 06, 2012, 07:46:11 AM »
Have you ever chewed tobacco?  It's not something you want to be swallowing.

IMO, tobacco beer = nasty.

I'd rather smoke that cigar and sip a nice old ale, stout or dopplebock.  Or bourbon.
+1
I can see a hint of tobacco aroma being a nice note in a substantial beer but no, I highly doubt you would find the flavor appealing in a beer...  and this is coming from someone that appreciates a nice stogie and still enjoys a little pinch between the cheek and gum from time to time.
I think the dry-'spanish cedar' cigar box idea that was going around a couple weeks ago sounds like a much better approach.

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: September 05, 2012, 03:39:17 PM »
Peggy Day
-Bob Dylan

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Lager question
« on: September 05, 2012, 03:37:41 PM »
That's a fairly warm primary. What yeast did you use? I'd rouse it and let it rise up to about 65 df over a week and then crash it and keg it.  This approach has been producing very clean, tasty lagers for me.

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Ingredients / Re: IPA made with home grown hops
« on: September 05, 2012, 09:43:55 AM »
Nice, that's a great harvest for first years!

Hop socks are really helpful if you don't have a tight and secure false bottom.

I picked my Mt. Hood, CTZ, Cascade and Willamettes last Sunday.  Mt. Hood definitely was the top producer for me this year.  They're drying in the garage for a couple more days.

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Questions about the forum? / Re: Avatars
« on: September 05, 2012, 09:33:52 AM »
I noticed this the other day as well.  The only ones I can see on this page are Denny, Darkside, and Will Farrell.

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Equipment and Software / Re: New Equipment - What to get?
« on: September 04, 2012, 03:53:01 PM »
If I had $500 to spend I would start with

a) more kegs
b) a bigger kettle (at least 15 gallons maybe a keggle)
c) gotta have a bigger mash tun if you are going to use that 15 gallon pot to make 10 gallon batches!
d) more kegs
I think Mort nailed it.  More capacity to store/serve and increase your production potential. Doesn't mean you have to brew larger batches, just means you can.

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Did you vac-pack them?

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Ingredients / Re: Hop Schedule
« on: September 04, 2012, 12:28:40 PM »
Quote
.and per Denny's point (if I'm interpreting correctly) you could just use the Warrior for First Wort Hop and a 90 minute boil then add the CTZ toward the end of the boil as a flavor charge.  IMHO that would give you "more" from your CTZ.

Thanks for the input.  When would you add them?
If you do the flame out and dry hop additions with your Amarillo/Simcoe/Citra for aroma, I would add the CTZ at either 10 or 5 minutes remaining for flavor.
BTW- what size batch are we talking here?

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Ingredients / Re: Hop Schedule
« on: September 04, 2012, 11:58:12 AM »
In the past few weeks I have been having fun brewing a pumpkin and a holiday porter but I need an IPA back in my life. Looking to do…

1oz CTZ 90min
1oz Warrior 60min
1oz Amarillo 10min
1oz Simcoe 5 min
1oz Citra 0min

Any thoughts or suggestions?

I would think about doing your last three additions at flame-out and hop stand for 10 minutes.  Also, I would reserve .5 oz from each of Amarillo, Simcoe and Citra for a 1.5 oz. dry hop.
...and per Denny's point (if I'm interpreting correctly) you could just use the Warrior for First Wort Hop and a 90 minute boil then add the CTZ toward the end of the boil as a flavor charge.  IMHO that would give you "more" from your CTZ.

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Ingredients / Re: Hop Schedule
« on: September 04, 2012, 09:55:50 AM »
In the past few weeks I have been having fun brewing a pumpkin and a holiday porter but I need an IPA back in my life. Looking to do…

1oz CTZ 90min
1oz Warrior 60min
1oz Amarillo 10min
1oz Simcoe 5 min
1oz Citra 0min

Any thoughts or suggestions?

I would think about doing your last three additions at flame-out and hop stand for 10 minutes.  Also, I would reserve .5 oz from each of Amarillo, Simcoe and Citra for a 1.5 oz. dry hop.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Roggenbier yeast alternative
« on: September 04, 2012, 08:50:04 AM »
Yeah the lid snaps on but not as tightly as my other two buckets.  Like I said, this one was (is) a monster.  So much gas and foam was being produced that the airlock body with a blowoff hose attached could not relieve it fast enough to prevent the lid from bulging and losing its seal. I would push the lid down and force the gas/foam out through the blowoff and I could feel the pressure pushing back against my hands. It was impressive. 
Maybe the blowoff was too long? geez, it was 1/2 inch silicone

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: How fast do you carbonate?
« on: September 04, 2012, 07:23:27 AM »
I apply CO2 at anywhere from 8-13 psi depending on storage temperature and preferred volumes of carbonation. Seems like it takes 1.5-2 weeks for most of my beers to get where I like.

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