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All Grain Brewing / Re: Distilled Water, salt additions and PH
« on: October 14, 2015, 07:30:19 PM »
At what point does the Epsom additions become a laxative?  I used it only a few times and then very little of it out of fear that the Mg would become detectable and minerally at that point.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Infection IN the serving keg??
« on: October 14, 2015, 07:18:42 PM »
Please keep in mind that Star San does not kill Brett (Star San does not kill yeast or mold).   Star San only kills bacteria.

Yes, I have experienced both a Brett infection (though the "infected" beer was quite good as a clean sour) and a mold on lighter beers that were held at room temp for an extended period after reaching terminal gravity.  One time it was a residual effect from a Star San (Brett) and the other was from a dry airlock (aargh).  That's the problem you face with reliance on Star San, if you have sours going in your brewery, and running short of kegs and forgetting to watch the airlocks.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: New German Only site and forum
« on: October 14, 2015, 07:00:35 PM »
Sounds like a fun site.  If nothing else some nice dirndl's there on the right side photo!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Swap-toberfest '15
« on: October 12, 2015, 05:01:00 PM »
Generalized impressions on Jeffy's (Jeff Gladish's) Witbier, without specific regard to BJCP style or scoring:

Orangey-lemon citrus aroma big on the pour, with mild pepper and substantial coriander aromas on second whiff.

Gold with orange tint, cloudy, but with a thick, rich white foamy head - well carbonated - held up well and modest lacing

Sweet and orange zesty citrus flavor, combined with malt sweetness in the later palate and further spiciness in the aftertaste lending to a dry finish; hop bitterness evident, but not highly expressive in flavor - nicely balanced.

Effervescence in the mouthfeel is refreshing; slightly dry in the near aftertaste, but not harsh or astringent.

Overall, quite quaffable, good balance in Wheat to base malt; third to fourth sip brought out the citrus in terms of lingering into the aftertaste to cut back on the initial impression of dryness.

This was a fine beer, which led me to try to find what Jeff didn't like about it - was that an intentional mislead?  I call it a solid witbier.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: blending
« on: October 11, 2015, 05:37:26 AM »
I was at a beer fest where Left Hand  Brewery was serving its Sawtooth Ale and its Milk Stout both nitro servings, which the server offers as a blend he called a "Moo-tooth ale".  It was quite good.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Best Compliment a brewer can get
« on: October 11, 2015, 05:28:13 AM »
I have encountered similar situations with commercial brews on tap at specialty beer bars.  The bartender will suggest a beer to me and it is poured very flat and when asked about the beer, I let him know that it needed additional carbonation to be evaluated properly.  The bartender will often get quite defensive and say something like "it comes carbonated by the brewery"...duh, so what happened to it while it was on your system, then?

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I have always commented "no DMS" when judging (because I don't find it except in the rarest situations), but maybe it is superfluous for judging comments....

It's something you really don't need to mention unless a) it's there, or b) it's not unusual to find it in the style.  So, if you're drinking some sort of light american lager or pre-prohibition pilsner and don't detect any, it would be appropriate to mention it.

I do the same with diacetyl - of course that I frequently find in abundance!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Swap-toberfest '15
« on: October 08, 2015, 06:31:27 PM »
Just received a big box from Ynotbrusum!  Five homebrews and eleven commercial beers (mostly 12 ounce bottles/cans).  Jackpot!
Thanks, Jerry

Back at ya Jeff - all intact - 8 homebrews and 4 really nice commercials.  Yea for Cigar City, Tampa Brewing and and Green Bench collaboration with Trinity - that last one looks pretty intriguing (almost as intriguing as the homebrews!)

Pic if it posts right:  https://www.flickr.com/gp/131183133@N07/V5z1B4

Can't wait to start the sampling after I get back in town Tuesday!

Man do I feel lucky!
Well, you might not feel so lucky after a some of my less successful homebrews  ;).
Seven homebrews actually.  Some of the commercial brews I bought as growlers and carefully poured into bottles and recapped, so they look a lot like homebrews.

Ah, I see.  No problems there - mine are not the best of my brews either, but what I had on hand.  That's why I sent a fair share of commercial brews to hopefully make up for it. (Or to cleanse your palate from the homebrews, if necessary.). Enjoy!

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Boy do we have it lucky here in the lower 48.  Even with the inane alcohol laws occasionally limiting us in many ways, we don't have the problems of the far north...though he can lager all year round, I bet!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Swap-toberfest '15
« on: October 08, 2015, 05:45:03 PM »
Just received a big box from Ynotbrusum!  Five homebrews and eleven commercial beers (mostly 12 ounce bottles/cans).  Jackpot!
Thanks, Jerry

Back at ya Jeff - all intact - 8 homebrews and 4 really nice commercials.  Yea for Cigar City, Tampa Brewing and and Green Bench collaboration with Trinity - that last one looks pretty intriguing (almost as intriguing as the homebrews!)

Pic if it posts right:  https://www.flickr.com/gp/131183133@N07/V5z1B4

Can't wait to start the sampling after I get back in town Tuesday!

Man do I feel lucky!

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I have always commented "no DMS" when judging (because I don't find it except in the rarest situations), but maybe it is superfluous for judging comments....

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Swap-toberfest '15
« on: October 07, 2015, 03:45:22 PM »
Just got home to find a box on my porch.  I was like "what the hell did I order this time?"

But, no, I did not order anything late one night from Amazon.  At least not this box.

I've got 5 bombers to check out.  I'm going to pick one and chill it and sample it while the Cubs battle the Pirates.  Perhaps the Way Heavy.

I'll be filling that box up and sending it back to Louisiana.

Thanks, Toby!

And Toby is not only an award winning Brewer, he gives good feedback!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: The Importance Of Being Same
« on: October 07, 2015, 03:42:29 PM »
Good discussion - from legal standards of proof to philosophy about introspection and memory.  Who'd a thunk it from homebrewers?  As Denny might say: Good on ya!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How to export beer from the US
« on: October 07, 2015, 03:15:34 PM »
Frankly, you are pointing to the reason for many international mergers and acquisitions - by having large, available distribution networks, the larger breweries offer an opportunity to craft brewers, which together with capital for expansion, puts them in a better position to grow faster...or so they say when they are accused of "selling out"!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewing with the boys
« on: October 07, 2015, 04:22:17 AM »
That is pretty country, Jim.  I like your setup.

As to the elk - just amazing in terms of numbers...I hope they don't get hit with the same brain disease (CWD) that is hitting deer here in the Midwest.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_wasting_disease


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