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Events / Re: Password for GABF Pre-sale
« on: July 30, 2013, 11:56:35 PM »
It can be fixed by not buying tickets from scalpers...

Events / Re: GABF Sold OUT?!?
« on: July 30, 2013, 11:53:50 PM »
From what I've been reading I'm not convinced that everyone that bought tickets were AHA members!

Events / Re: GABF and Craigslist
« on: July 30, 2013, 05:59:23 PM »
GABF's too popular, nobody goes anymore.
Thanks Yogi! :o

Events / Re: GABF and Craigslist
« on: July 30, 2013, 05:12:32 PM »
Yep, someone already asking $150 per ticket!

The Pub / Re: R.I.P JJ Cale
« on: July 30, 2013, 01:52:05 AM »
A sad day! Love his Skynyrd and Allman songs.

The Pub / Re: The best copliment I've ever gotten
« on: May 31, 2013, 04:27:25 PM »
If my daughter was dating someone just like me I'd shoot him.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: My Water Report
« on: May 21, 2013, 11:58:46 AM »
It's well water. I hope there's no chloride.  :)  I plan on picking a water profile each time I brew. It's going to be another learning curve. I can see my water is good for light beers. I actually thought is was no good for hoppy beers. Seems my sulfates (hardness?) are a bit low. Like I said earlier, I'm reading and learning...

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: My Water Report
« on: May 19, 2013, 09:43:14 PM »
Thanks guys. A sand separator and 20 micron whole house filter helps... ;D I was originally going to install an RO filter but from what I can tell I might not need it. Seems I can add chemicalls to get most of the water profiles that I might use.

General Homebrew Discussion / My Water Report
« on: May 19, 2013, 02:20:32 PM »
Not sure what it means yet but I'm reading up on it. I downloaded the Bru N Water spreadsheet and it shows my cation/anions ratio is .49 and should be lower. Am I misinterpreting my report or can this be possible? My next brew is an IPA. I'm going with the Pale Ale water profile. Is this a good start?

Starting Profile      ppm      
Ca         33   
Mg         2   
Na         8   
SO4         21   
Cl         0   
HCO3      76   

Hardness      91   (ppm as CaCO3)
Alkalinity      63   (ppm as CaCO3)
RA          38   
SO4/Cl      0.00   

The Pub / Re: RIP Alvin Lee
« on: March 26, 2013, 12:58:33 AM »
Bummer, didn't know he had passed...

The Pub / Re: Thanks Joe Bonamassa
« on: March 26, 2013, 12:55:05 AM »
That was a great show. I tried to go to his website to order some albums and most of them are sold out!

Love my Mexican Lager. I'll brew mine next month. WLP940 yeast is a must...

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Is my pH OK?
« on: February 25, 2013, 11:18:27 PM »
Thanks guys, I'll leave it be. I have the ambient temp up to 72F. I started at 63F and let the ambient rise to about 68F. I bumped up the temp after racking. I only had 6.2% C-malts and mashed at 131 & 150 so I fully expect to get into the low 20's. I used lactic acid to get my water (for RIMS and sparge) down to a 5.4 pH range before mashing. Probably don't need to do that when I use a good amount of roasted malts. I'll check it a few weeks and pitch some CBC1 if I feel I need to get it any lower...

Yeast and Fermentation / Is my pH OK?
« on: February 24, 2013, 02:59:10 AM »
Brewed up 15 gallons of 1.103 Imperial Stout 5 weeks ago. Pitched a good amount of yeast but probably should have used more. Fermentation went well for a week, then died down. I racked after 2.5 weeks and it was only at 1.040. Added a pack of S-05 and it's still fermenting but it's only down to 1.35 at this point. My pH is 4.6. Is this OK? I plan on leaving it for another 2 weeks or so at the minimum but was wondering if the pH was slowing things down. I expected the SG to be much lower after 5 weeks.

Beer Recipes / Re: What do you think of this Coffeehouse Porter?
« on: December 24, 2012, 03:56:30 PM »
Kegged this up on Thursday. Didn't use all the steeped coffee. Reserved the rest for kegging but it wasn't needed. We are really enjoying this beer. When I kegged it the coffee was quite powerful. When I sampled on Saturday the coffee had mellowed and the chocolate was faint (still not quite carbonated). Last night we hit it pretty hard! ;D. The chocolate and coffee have blended nicely. The final gravity was 1.061 and the finished gravity was 1.020. Thought it would finish lower but I'm glad it didn't. It could use a little more mouthfeel and/or sweetness to be perfect. I'll do this again next year for sure. Might add a little oats or even replace the kiln malt with some honey malt. Looking like we might hit this again tonite! Merry XMAS to all.....

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