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Beer Recipes / Re: Can't Decide on Hop Bill – Need Help
« on: Today at 03:19:28 PM »
MarvinS - Lots of options there. Being an APA, I agree with Steve's advice to bitter with the Warrior. I like its smoother bitterness in APA (where I bitter AIPA with Columbus or Chinook for more assertive bitterness). The two blends you mentioned are both great. Can't go wrong with either. Cascade or Centennial could be blended seamlessly into either of those blends. I've made several pale ales with Cascade, Centennial, and Amarillo late - old school but really good. And Mosaic/Simcoe alone works really well, too. I don't think you'll go wrong whatever you do, but I'd personally leave the Apollo out here - it's assertive in bitterness and when used late (it can be good in IPA). Let us know how it comes out!


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Washing Yeast.
« on: Today at 08:32:04 AM »
I think we are maybe getting too technical.

What a lot of people do is grab a portion of the slurry on the bottom of the fermenter and use that for the next batch. You can use the slurry calculator on Mr. Malty to estimate how much slurry you need.

You can store slurry under the beer it came from in a clean and sanitized jar.

This is a lot easier than doing the water rinsing techniques (aka washing) and just as effective. In fact, many knowledgeable yeast experts say just keeping the slurry is better.

I never repitch more than 3 times but that is because I usually want to move on to a new yeast by then. I have found slurries only last a month or two before they start to discolor. I toss them at that point.


Yep. I repitch slurry on occasion, but just never bought in to the yeast washing thing. And IIRC Mark V was pretty adamantly against the practice.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Beer for curry?
« on: Today at 07:36:38 AM »
I usually get a kingfisher, a lager, when I go to Indian restaurants and it goes well. IMO IPA's don't go well with any food that you want to have normally functioning taste buds and aroma receptors for. Also, any beer 6%abv  tends to be too filling for me with food.


I agree, Pete. IPA with buffalo wings, sure. But curries are a different ballgame for me. Each his own though.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 22, 2017, 03:48:42 PM »

My DIPA with Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra, and Amarillo.


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Looks tasty, Dan. Love that hop combo!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 22, 2017, 12:49:10 PM »
Ummm.......hefe.
I made that pretty easy didn't I?

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Yup.   ;D

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 22, 2017, 12:25:44 PM »
Ummm.......hefe.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Bloat Open
« on: May 22, 2017, 10:56:52 AM »
Nice job, Frank! Well done.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 22, 2017, 08:10:59 AM »
Looks great.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Step mashing timing
« on: May 21, 2017, 04:01:32 PM »
Great looking beer!

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The Pub / Re: Water profile for Iced Tea
« on: May 21, 2017, 03:59:27 PM »
every now and then someone gives me sweet tea instead of unsweet tea and the effect is bracing! Like jumping in a pool of ice water. Holy hell southern sweet tea is so sweet I can't even taste the tea! I swear to the heavens if you colored the water tea colored and put the same amount of sugar in no southern sweet tea drinker would notice! ;)


Man, no joke. My Mom's side of the family is from the South, and I grew up drinking that crap. My Grandma's cooking was amazing, but her sweet tea probably had the calories of a hot fudge sundae.  :)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« on: May 21, 2017, 02:23:02 PM »
The beauty of this one is that I am actually looking for some yeast and haze in the beer.


No problem there with spunding.  ;D  I'm sure it'll be great.

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This is all with a sump pump and buckets of water. I don't use the ice water until I get down to <100


Same thing I do. Pretty helpful this time of year, especially with lagers.
I also throw in the towel sub 80° and let the freezer take it the rest of the way. Works pretty well with my morning of starter hitting its peak right around the time the wort is in range.

Ahh, gotcha. I cool it on down to be done with it. I've let the fridge do the work too, and it obviously works fine.

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This is all with a sump pump and buckets of water. I don't use the ice water until I get down to <100


Same thing I do. Pretty helpful this time of year, especially with lagers.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« on: May 21, 2017, 12:01:37 PM »
Gonna do an APA, 76% 2row/17% MO/7% C40. Late hopped with Azacca and either Centennial or Lemon Drop.


Got it in the fermenter. Finally had a smooth brew day. The last couple beers ended up good but the brew days were a challenge for one reason or another. One I missed mash temp by a couple dF, the other I nearly forgot water salts and lactic, as well as whirlfloc. Today was smooth sailing, other than I ended up a point over target @ 1.055. Within margin of error obviously. Decided on 50/50 Azacca/Lemon Drop late (will dry hop same) , with WY1450. Love APA.

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Ingredients / Re: Funny Stuff in Package of Hops from Hops Direct
« on: May 21, 2017, 08:56:26 AM »
Most likely just hop hash.


Could be. The hop hash I bought from YVH doesn't look much like that. Probably is though.

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