Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Topics - guido

Pages: 1 [2]
Normally, I put a false bottom in my 10 gallon Polarware kettle to keep to the whole hops from clogging the ball valve when I make my APA's and IPA's.  This time, however, I need to make a bigger batch.  I have a 20 gallon Polarware kettle, but no false bottom.  I have a 45 degree copper pipe elbow (pointed downward, of course) that's threaded into the inside of the kettle.  Is there a simple, low-tech way to keep the whole hops from clogging the ball valve?  Yeah...I could bag everything, but I like the hops to be more "exposed" to the wort.

Events / Need AHA logo for banner
« on: May 30, 2013, 08:59:55 AM »
I'm designing a banner for our club to display at a local beer festival.  I want to include the new AHA logo, but the Google image ones don't have enough resolution.  Is there a link where I can download a respectably-sized logo?

Events / North, East, & West Pre-Confrence Tours?
« on: May 29, 2013, 02:49:00 PM »
From the looks of the NHC website, the Wednesday East, West, and North pre-conference tours are no longer listed.  I hope they weren't cancelled.  Seems that everyone wanted the DFH tour.

Beer Recipes / Witbier grain bill: Unmalted wheat vs flaked wheat
« on: May 22, 2013, 09:42:31 AM »
Is there a real advantage to using unmalted wheat for my Witbier rather than flaked wheat.  I understand that unmalted wheat is difficult to grind (it has to be almost flour, right), that I'll need an extended protein rest, and lots of rice hulls--just to be sure.   I've also heard that I might need 6-row for more enzymatic power.  But everyone says the wheat flavor and body is outstanding.  It's really tempting.

Homebrew Clubs / Do other clubs have this problem?
« on: May 07, 2013, 08:33:52 AM »
Apathy?  I know we'll never have a club like, say the Maltose Falcons, and I can live with that.  But I'm so frustrated with the apathy.  No one has any initiative. The officers have tried to encourage membership with discounts at LHBS, events, educational presentations, apparel, etc...  We're a stone's throw from the AHA conference this year.  I desperately wanted us to participate in club night.  There was no interest.  We have some great homebrewers, but my wife and I weren't about to single-handedly run our booth.  Sometimes, it seems like we're little more than an organized drinking club.  I've offered to put homebrewer bios and recipes on our newsletters and website to drum up interest and participation.  Crickets.  It's so frustrating.  We have annual dies of $15 and about 25 paid members.  We have a lot more who haven't paid. Our last meetings have had five and six attendees respectively.  Do I need to accept the reality that our club is what it is?  I'm grasping at straws here, folks.

General Homebrew Discussion / Am I being too picky?
« on: April 28, 2013, 05:54:56 PM »
I brewed a 12 gallon batch of Kolsch today.  I'm not used to my new 20 gallon kettle, so I had more boil-off than expected.  My O.G. is 1.060 rather than the 1.050 I was shooting for.  Do I dilute the wort down with some water to get a lower gravity for what I want to be a session beer, or should I RDWHAHB?

Beer Recipes / APA w/Galaxy and ?
« on: April 05, 2013, 11:53:25 AM »
I usually brew my rye APA heavily late hopped with Amarillo, Centennial, and Simcoe.  I'm planning on a different twist with some lots of late Galaxy hops instead.  I wanted to mix the Galaxy with another hop.  I thought of doing Citra for a kind of "2 hemisphere" APA, but I'm worried about the Citra overpowering the Galaxy.  If I go with a 1:2 (or even a 1:3) ratio of Citra/Galaxy, do you think that balance would work.  I'm open to another hop besides Citra, too.

Equipment and Software / Dry hopping in a keg
« on: February 26, 2013, 04:44:15 PM »
Has anyone ever dry hoped in a keg?  I like the idea that I can keep the beer away from oxygen.  (I pressurized the keg to 10 psi)  The hops are in a bag weighted with aquarium glass that's tied on a string to the keg lid.  The only problem I see is that I a hard time getting 2 oz. of whole hops in the keg.  My pale ales and IPA's are at least 4 oz. dry hops.

Events / Keynote speaker for NHC?
« on: February 22, 2013, 03:47:04 PM »
I'm hoping the keynote speaker for this year's NHC is Dick Yuengling.  Yeah, they're not a craft brewery (the lager is good w/hot wings), but they're the oldest American brewery (since 1829) and (I think) the largest family owned family.  Yuengling is synonimous with PA.  He's an excellent speaker, to boot.  Just my two cents.

Homebrew Clubs / Club Membership Cards
« on: February 18, 2013, 04:17:11 AM »
Does anyone know of a source that would print a club membership card?  It doesn't have to be plastic, but something on the line of the AHA membership card that would have the members name and a date on it.  We're hoping to arrange discounts at several LHBS's and beer distributors where members could show their card to get the discount.

Events / NHC 2013 Hotel?
« on: July 02, 2012, 01:55:54 PM »
Has any word leaked about what hotel will be hosting the 2013 NHC?  Even though I can't make reservations for months, I'm dying to scout out ther area.

Beer Recipes / Wee Heavy recipe for Bourbon Barrel
« on: January 17, 2011, 05:35:34 PM »
Our club is planning to brew a Wee Heavy and age it in a bourbon barrel.  Any comments or thoughts about our recipe?

65  gallons

Pale  Malt             200  lbs
Crystal 120           3.25  lbs
Roasted Barley     3.00  lbs
LME (light)          33.00  lbs
Corn Sugar           5.00  lbs

Mash 156-158F

O.G.  1.107  (75% efficiency)
O.G.   1.101 (70% efficiency)

SRM:  17.3

N.  Brewer               7.5%      60  min  (32.2  IBU)
E. Kent Goldings    4.75%      15  min  (3.2  IBU)

As always, thanks in advance.


Questions about the forum? / An avatar
« on: August 17, 2010, 08:53:06 AM »
I looked up this topic and followed the instructions for an avatar.   Evidently, that was my first mistake.  We have the option of taking one from either photobucket, etc.. or uploading one ourselves, right.  I go to profile, then modify profile, then forum profile info.  I then clicked the box for upload my own and selected a file.  I hit the update at the bottom of the page and nothing happened.  Does file size matter?  This file is about 2.5 MB.  I can scale it back it need be.  Thanks in advance.

Pages: 1 [2]