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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: FWH question
« on: October 24, 2012, 07:51:42 AM »
I tried it for the first time last month and brewed a very nice pale ale with all cascades. I'll definitely do more of it in the future. Like Mort said, it softens the bittering effect.

Bruce

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Oyster stout
« on: October 20, 2012, 08:09:10 AM »
I like oysters fried or barbequed, but yes shooters are best, followed by a drink of porter or stout. The oyster stouts I've tried have not been good IMO.


Bruce

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Red Hoptober
« on: October 12, 2012, 08:41:28 AM »
I like Blue Paddle too. Bummer that it wasn't very good on tap.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Summit Kegerators
« on: October 03, 2012, 07:31:09 AM »
It's probably double the cost of the keezer I built with all new parts. But it looks real nice and if you need it to match an existing counter top, it may be worth it.

I would not go less than three taps. I have four and sometimes need more.

Bruce

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All Grain Brewing / Re: your experiences in moving to 10g?
« on: September 24, 2012, 08:31:32 AM »
I've been brewing at least 10 gallons most of the time for 15+ years. I do 5 gallon batches of some beers like BVIP, Oktoberfest and other "seasonal" beers. I like to maximize my brew time (usually once every 6-8 weeks) and I enjoy having that extra cornie after the first one is gone of a beer that I really like.

Bruce

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I'm with Keith, just tell them you appreciate that they enjoy your beer. Never hurts to be humble.

Bruce

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Beer Recipes / Re: Fruit beer base
« on: July 13, 2012, 11:18:28 AM »
Euge- Did you make this beer (Apikolsch)? If you did, how did it turn out? A friend just brought by 12 lbs of apricots and told me to "make something". I think I'd like to go the lighte beer route making either a kolsch or a lager. I have cascade, tetnang, saaz, and sterling hops available. I'm leaning toward sterling.

Any thoughts, anyone?

Bruce

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Beer Travel / Re: Road Trip City ?s
« on: March 24, 2012, 09:38:01 AM »
A few more suggestions in my area (Yakima Valley) would be Ice Harbor in TriCities has two places both with good food and great beer. I like the old location on Benton Street, while my wife prefers the newer place on Clover Island. A few miles west in Prosser in Horse Heaven Hills Brewery. A small brew pub owned by a couple great guys. I often use Gary, the brewer to critique by lastest brew. In Ellensburg is Iron Horse Brewery. I haven't been to there "Micropub", I've only been to the Brewery/Tasting Room. It was a small place with good beer. Their Irish Death and IPA are worth the stop.

Have a great journey!

Bruce

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Keg & carboy washer
« on: March 16, 2012, 08:00:33 AM »
It's on my birthday wish list. I'm about 99% sure it arrived the other day (saw an empty More Beer box in the garage), so will let you know in a few weeks. I hinted that it'd be nice to have this Saturday while kegging a pale ale.

Bruce

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Inconsistent pH readings...
« on: March 01, 2012, 08:43:11 AM »
Keith- Which ph meter do you have? Wife is asking for birthday suggestions, just what to help her out...

Bruce

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Beer Cart II
« on: January 23, 2012, 09:36:52 AM »
Nice job! Very clever!

Bruce

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The Pub / Re: Riparian Rights
« on: January 14, 2012, 10:04:42 AM »
I hope they dont ever take away our rights to sunshine. Here in AZ, we'd be screwed!

If they could only figure out a way to tax it...

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The Pub / Re: Riparian Rights
« on: January 13, 2012, 04:41:04 PM »
Must be the irrigation district who own the water (I guess technically the Bureau of Reclaimation). That's who I paid almost $100/acre last month for my water this summer which it now looks like it will be very tight.

Bruce

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The Pub / Re: impy stout blow up
« on: January 13, 2012, 04:08:48 PM »
Reminds me of when I was a lttle kid my older brother made some root beer. Every once in a while a bottle would explode in the basement. When you opened one you'd end up with about 1/4 of the bottle left. Could have used them the 4th of July for fireworks.

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Ingredients / Re: Dry Hopping a Bohemian Pils
« on: January 13, 2012, 03:57:00 PM »
Go for it. I do it when I feel it needs more hop. You're using the correct hop IMO.

Bruce

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