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Pimp My System / Re: Redbird Brewhouse - There's Always a Project
« on: April 13, 2014, 06:23:05 AM »
, some of my favorite places to drink involve standing in a basement, around a floor drain, and in front of the kegerator. :D

I know that basement.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: Thoughts/Opinions
« on: March 10, 2014, 12:10:35 PM »
     I'd wager that in 90% of competitions, the home club takes home a significant percentage of the awards.  It's natural to support your own comp.   A large number of my club members only enter ours.   Some are excellent brewers who have no interest in shipping entries to other cities/states. 
     

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Ingredients / Re: Which coffee for a coffee/breakfast stout
« on: March 04, 2014, 10:18:36 AM »
By far the best coffee stout I ever made was using Cafe Du Monde's coffee with chickory.   I used a rye stout base and cold steeped the coffee.  Judges and friends loved that beer.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: cold-weather brewing
« on: February 26, 2014, 04:14:43 PM »
I bring mash and sparge water from the house in buckets (145 degrees so less time in the garage waiting for it to heat up) and I keep the hose for chilling inside until the last second.  Irish coffee helps as well.

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All good advice. I wouldn't go to the trouble of building a cradle with casters, though.  Go to your local discount tool or home improvement store and pick up a furniture dolly.  They run under $15 and work perfectly.   Position the empty barrel on it and screw/nail a couple of 2x4 s to keep it from rolling.  Less than a 5 minute project.

http://www.harborfreight.com/movers-dolly-93888.html

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 2/16/14
« on: February 16, 2014, 02:50:09 PM »
Not brewing, but bottling an English Barleywine, an American Barleywine and a Tupelo mead.  Going to have to clean more bottles.  :P

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Pimp My System / Re: Redbird Brewhouse - There's Always a Project
« on: February 16, 2014, 08:57:42 AM »
Myles wears pink boots?

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Ingredients / Re: If you had to choose only 3...
« on: February 16, 2014, 08:50:50 AM »
1. Rahr 2 row
2. Weyermann's Pils
3. Crisp Maris Otter
4. Weyermann's Munich
I've also began using Rahr pils for APA's and Ipa's.   I stick with the Weyermann's for German styles.

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Glad to hear things went well. 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2014 winner
« on: February 13, 2014, 01:20:58 PM »
This is the year guys! This is the year I'm finally going to medal at NHC with that stupid lambic of mine.

Dang thing advances to the Finals each year I enter it, makes it to mini-BOS, and then falls on it's face. This is the year that will change!  ;D

I put 3 into mini bos last year.....no hardware.      This is our year!!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Who got in?
« on: February 13, 2014, 08:22:09 AM »
4 entries heading to St Paul.   No issues getting registered or paid.

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All of the candidates show great qualifications.  The important thing is to vote.  If you don't vote.....you have no right to complain.  Takes 2 minutes.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: PH Test Strips
« on: February 12, 2014, 01:25:47 PM »
I use my ph meter a lot in mead making..takes apx 2 minutes to calibrate...works like a charm.  Had it a year...no issues... no parts to replace.

  I use the Milwaukee MW102

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: What size CO2 tank is appropriate?
« on: February 12, 2014, 01:22:13 PM »
  If you have the space go with the 20#.  I f you need it to be mobile go with the 5#.  I have a 20# hooked up to the keg fridge and use the 5# for events and bottling.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Fermentor/temp control equip
« on: February 12, 2014, 10:57:12 AM »
I did the exact same thing at Lowe's.  No one said a word when I started removing the shelves from the freezer..  Some people looked at me like I was bringing a bomb into the store and gave me a wide berth.

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