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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hop stand for increased flavor/aroma
« on: November 10, 2009, 04:56:15 AM »
Cool, thanks for the link! Sure to be another gem there. The next best thing to brewing and cooking is checking out recipes! I know I'm not the only one who enjoys sitting with cookbooks and beer recipe sources searching for the next great find! Cheers...

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hop stand for increased flavor/aroma
« on: November 09, 2009, 04:32:31 PM »
Partially cooling the wort sounds interesting.  That was actually my first thought when I first read this post yesterday.  It must change the way the hops are isomerized.  Is the effect similar to FWH?  Where did you get the idea?

My understanding is the temp drop is to prevent isomerization(and resultant extra bitterness) and maximize hop flavor and aroma by not driving off aromatics in a boil. TimO suggested the recipe several years ago as an excellent APA to try but I didn't do it until recently. I would think this technique yields more hop flavor and aroma than FWHing. I don't have FWH data points, so someone else with experience with both techniques would have to weigh in. Cheers...

The Pub / Re: What do you like besides homebrew
« on: November 09, 2009, 04:10:17 PM »
Hunting, fishing, sportbikes, snowmobiling, cooking. So little time...

All Grain Brewing / Re: What kind of mash tun do you use?
« on: November 09, 2009, 04:03:32 PM »
70 qt. Coleman Extremes, baby! ;D

All Things Food / Re: Everything goes with beer!
« on: November 09, 2009, 05:37:50 AM »
Nuff said?
Yeah, I looked at this new category with no posts yet and was going post the same thing!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hop stand for increased flavor/aroma
« on: November 09, 2009, 03:45:36 AM »
It works. A couple of months ago, I did a Shark's Tooth Pacific Pale Ale clone that calls for a flameout hop addition, cool wort to 180* and hold for 30 min. No IC here, added flameout hops, let stand 5 min, then heat exchanged(10g, 10 min.). Finished beer had killer hop flavor and aroma with pale ale bitterness. Awesome brew! Here:

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Weaze's "So Long" post deleted.
« on: November 08, 2009, 09:21:31 PM »

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How many carboys do you own?
« on: November 08, 2009, 03:17:33 AM »
Let's see...

4 6.5 gallon
4 6 gallon
8 5 gallon
2 3 gallon

10 yrs. brewing, 300+ batches, none fermented in a bucket.  :o
Next brewing item to acquire; the 14g Fermenator.

Equipment and Software / Re: How do you chill your wort?
« on: November 06, 2009, 06:27:16 PM »
I use a Maxi-Chiller that bought in the mid 1990's...

About 2 years ago I bought a Therminator which is still sitting in the box...

Maybe I should use that a couple times eh?

Give it a shot! I use one, with city tap water, 10 gal from boiling to ale pitch temp in 10 min on a gravity system w/ 2.5 ft. of head. I love it. 8)

The Pub / Re: Please raise your glass...
« on: November 06, 2009, 06:12:01 PM »
At a loss for words...

The Pub / Re: Banned!
« on: November 05, 2009, 09:01:11 PM »
What if my dog chewed up my Bible, got sick and threw up on my political party membership card, which was sitting on top of my off color joke book. Should I leave that out of the pub?  ???

Yup... 8)

All Grain Brewing / Re: What kind of mash tun do you use?
« on: November 05, 2009, 04:57:45 PM »
70 qt. Coleman Extreme w/ a 1/2" copper slotted manifold per Palmer's specs. Self fabbed bulkhead. Routine 80% eff. using non-adj. JSP Maltmill powered @ 300 rpm and batch sparging. Cooler is silver in color, therefore good for an extra 5% over blue. ;)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Plate Chiller or CFC
« on: November 05, 2009, 12:33:43 AM »
IMO, you can't go wrong with the Therminator! Here in MI, 10 gallons from boiling to pitch temp in 10 minutes(on a gravity setup), year round. The TX crew will have to chime in on the best way to get to pitch temp with 85* tap water. ;D Ice water, pumps, prechillers, all that hoo ha! Happy b-day and good luck!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Way to go!
« on: November 04, 2009, 09:31:45 PM »
Nice! Getting a kick out of Denny and Bill Pierce as "newbies"! ;D

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Whatcha Brewin' this week?
« on: November 04, 2009, 09:16:51 PM »
Hi all! 10 gallons of Dean Larson's SNCA clone. A few weeks late, looking for work is getting in the way of brewing!  :(

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