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Other Fermentables / Re: Storing bottles on their side
« on: November 12, 2009, 12:46:45 PM »
I use Grolsch bottles.  No corks.  I can store them upright.  I get three glasses/bottle.  That's two for me and one for the wife.  It keeps her happy & doesn't let her get mean.   ::)

I only get 2 or 3 glasses out of a regular bottle, Grolsch is single serving size.
I don't think about laying down, or standing up and I haven't had a bottle go bad on me either way, my basement has humidity and is always in the mid sixties so maybe that has something to do with it. I recently bought a rack so everything will be laid down - even screwtops.

-OCD

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Yeast and Fermentation / Harvesting Yeast from Commercial Beer
« on: November 12, 2009, 11:49:49 AM »
Seems there's only one list that everyone refers to for culturing yeast from and it's way out of date.
I do it because I feel like I'm getting a two-fer if I buy a great beer and then get to use the yeast to boot.
Maybe we can build a current list here?

Done:successfully
Rogue Chocolate Stout
Schneider Weisse
Hoegaarden

On Deck:unconfirmed
Allagash White
SN Kellerweis

Yeah, I like wheat beer.

-OCD

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Other Fermentables / Re: Heat or no heat
« on: November 12, 2009, 10:29:22 AM »
Some heat - just to make it flow better. Since I don't get anywhere near your other two choices I guess I'm NO HEAT.

-OCD

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hop stand for increased flavor/aroma
« on: November 12, 2009, 08:02:29 AM »
Hopback VS Hopstand  ???
Technically, I get how to do each. What's the difference in the end result?

Hopstand                            VS                        Hopback
increased bitterness                                increased aroma


What else is there?
-OCD

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Equipment and Software / Re: Magnetic VS Peristaltic
« on: November 12, 2009, 07:32:54 AM »
I have one of the little Cole-Parmer Masterflex pumps that uses hose about 1/4" ID, and it transfers 5 gallons in about 10 minutes or so--acceptable. This is a little too slow for some of my other tasks in a 15-gallon brewery. You do need to use specially engineered tubing, and it isn't cheap. I think I had to buy about $50 worth to be able to use a $15 pump ($500 retail--now how much would you pay?).
--Randy


You could use smaller sections of hose fitted onto copper or stainless tubes. That way once you need to replace the hose from wearing out on the rollers it's much less $$$. Killer deal you got on the pump!

-OCD

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Other Fermentables / Re: Rescue My Cider
« on: November 11, 2009, 09:22:22 PM »
I have a weird question - and my apologies to the OP - what if I went the other way instead of knocking out the yeast and back sweetening it what if I partially froze it? The decanted liquid would be brown sugar sweet, and strong - perfect for blending with IPA's, coffee, hot apple cider, a sort of low alcohol rum to experiment with? Thoughts?

Apple Jack. IMO, good in small doses. Sticky Sweet, I can't stand too much of it.

-OCD

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The Pub / Re: Who is a famous person that you've had a beer with?
« on: November 11, 2009, 09:12:02 PM »
If Denny drank alone - could he count that?

I got nothing, not even a beer in a really tall building.

-OCD

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All Things Food / Re: Beer Can Chicken
« on: November 11, 2009, 10:18:24 AM »
Deep Fry it. Ready in less than an hour.
You inject the seasonings under the skin.
It's Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeat!

-OCD

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Malt conditioning rocks!
« on: November 11, 2009, 10:03:35 AM »
What would you guess is the inrease in MLT space needed? I've heard it described as FLUFFY; and I know some people push thier volume limits with certain recipes.

-OCD

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The Pub / Re: Banned!
« on: November 11, 2009, 09:14:28 AM »
one mod down, 8 more to go. ;)

Some of them haven't even got one post. So does that make it harder or easier to pick on them?

-OCD

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Ingredients / Re: Where do you buy your ingredients from?
« on: November 11, 2009, 07:57:23 AM »
Yeah, but I used to go in on pallet orders and it was way, way, WAY cheaper than having to just order through them. A sack would rarely be over 35 bucks.

So you mean with shipping then?
Because I went in on a group buy and got a sack as low as $27. But we could pickup at the dock.(mid country)
The order was definitely not a pallet.

-OCD

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The Pub / Re: Banned!
« on: November 10, 2009, 05:39:38 PM »
While the hobby is largely comprised of 30-50 year old married men with a college degree, we have large swaths of the population that don't fall into that group and it's currently changing at a rapid rate. (Seriously, we're heading towards a youth skew that makes me feel old)


Another board had a poll recently - I knew there were some old guys on the board. Didn't really realize I was one of em until the bar graph showed the poll results. As far as the bell curve went - I was definitely over the hill.

-OCD

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The Pub / Re: Banned!
« on: November 10, 2009, 03:56:06 PM »

I'll put mine up against yours anytime ;)

Sick. But anyway since bonjour takes his belly to the office, can he post a pic of his belly?
I missed the original avatar in question - how can such a small pic contain enough pixels to be offensive? (just wondering aloud)

-OCD

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The Pub / Re: October 2010 Wedding - What to brew?
« on: November 10, 2009, 08:10:30 AM »
I'm not familiar with that beer at all.  How about a brief description.

Fred

(Trying to describe this - I've come to the conclusion that I suck at reviewing beers. It's just REALLY good!)
The beer comes from Three Floyd's brewery in Munster, IN.
Gumballhead is fairly clear like other American Wheats,  far from cloudy, with the color leaning toward orange/copper.
Has a fruity smell to it, but the citrusy aroma definitely tells you that there's hops coming.
The taste starts off sweet(due to the wheat malt) and is medium mouthfeel - but finishes hoppy/citrusy. The hops seem to cleanse your pallette after a swallow, leaving you wanting another sip. I can't say I was paying enough attention to note carbonation or head - I wasn't really in review mode when I went there. Dry Hopping this Wheat is what makes it so great.

You can probably get better reviews on BA or other such sites.

-OCD

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The Pub / Re: October 2010 Wedding - What to brew?
« on: November 09, 2009, 07:53:13 PM »
Since you like Amarillo already and American Wheat was mentioned...
How about a Gumballhead Clone?

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