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Homebrew Competitions / Re: Thoughts/Opinions
« on: March 09, 2014, 01:48:30 PM »
What Bruce B said.  I had a 1st, 2nd and 3rd in this comp, along with two that didn't place at all.  The wins are something I am very proud of, mainly b/c the club in question has SO many top-notch brewers. And so many brewers from outside the club bring their game. I look forward to this comp each year, as it is so well run and is a real indicator of just how good (or not so good) your beers are.  The score sheet feedback is usually very thorough, too.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What in the tun this weekend?
« on: March 06, 2014, 07:36:04 PM »
Georgia Ice Cream Ale with white speckled grits from Nora Mill Granary. It'll be the first cereal mash I've done in seven years.

Ingredients / Re: If you had to choose only 3...
« on: February 15, 2014, 09:03:50 PM »
For the longest time it was:
Fawcett or Crisp Maris Otter
Best Pils
Weyermann Munich

But just recently I decided my staples would now be:
Rahr 2 row
Crisp Maris Otter
Weyermann Munich
...and, when needed, Best Pils

Also, put me in the camp that isn't crazy about Briess.  I lived in the Midwest for 30+ years until three years ago and for ever commercial brewery there that uses Briess, there is another that uses Rahr.  In fact, my first AG batch in 2005 was brewed with 88% Rahr 2 row.  I got a bag b/c my local brewery, which also had a HBS attached, used it and sold it to me. :)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: One of my favorite things on brewday.
« on: January 04, 2014, 04:21:24 PM »
I have three favorite stages:
mashing in
beginning of the boil
running off into carboys

I never have a beer until the beginning of the boil. I'd heard of Hot Scotchies, but, not being a hard liquor drinker, never have anything around to make one.  But all this talk has peaked my interest!

Whipped cream or no? Sounds like it might add something on a cold day. 

Homebrew Clubs / Chicken City Ale Raisers
« on: November 23, 2013, 08:40:13 PM »
We're not a new club, but the Chicken City Ale Raisers are looking to expand and invite anyone - experienced or not, young or old, male or female... you get the picture - to check us out. We are based in the North Atlanta area (NE OTP Cumming, Suwanee, Buford, Gainesville) and meet the 2nd Monday of the month.  FB and WWW links are below:

Thanks for taking a look!

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Number of House Yeasts?
« on: August 10, 2013, 01:06:48 PM »
I try to keep WY1469, SO4, either Nottingham or WLP007 (they seem very,very similar IMO) and WLP833 for lagers.  Used to be WY2206, but I've become a fan of 833.  I just tapped a Saison brewed with Belle Saison and am really digging it, so that may become a go-to, too.

The Pub / Re: Dogfish Head sitcom
« on: August 10, 2013, 01:00:38 PM »
IDK, considering most of the crappy shows on Fox, I'd at least give this one a look - at least once. 

Dean, that thing look bad ass! Can I hire you out? ;) Damn good job!

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast 1010 vs Chico
« on: June 27, 2013, 07:55:37 PM »
I have read that it is the Widmer strain, but made its way from Zum Uerige.

The Pub / Re: To our Friend and Leader
« on: June 24, 2013, 06:34:36 PM »
Condolences on your loss.  Have a safe trip,  Denny.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 1st All grain today
« on: May 25, 2013, 07:03:07 PM »
Congrats on getting it done! Keep us posted on the outcome.

« on: May 25, 2013, 07:01:35 PM »
Love it! Great set up and even greater garage.

The Pub / Re: Sam Adams Cans
« on: May 03, 2013, 02:18:30 PM »
If a beer I really want is only offered in a can, I'll drink it - after first pouring it into a glass.  But I try to avoid cans only because of the BPA lining issue. (And I still have my beer can collection from the 1970s!)  I know BPA-free beer cans will come sooner or later.

Beer Recipes / Re: Strawberry Hefeweizen Recipe- Input Please
« on: April 14, 2013, 03:46:37 PM »
Looks good to me.  Everything I've ever been told or read regarding the addition of strawberries advised to use a LOT of them.

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