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All Grain Brewing / Re: When to measure mash pH...
« on: February 21, 2015, 10:41:55 AM »
+1 to Bru'nwater.  Makes all the difference.

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Equipment and Software / Re: The Zymatic has landed!
« on: February 21, 2015, 10:37:32 AM »
 ;D

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Equipment and Software / Re: The Zymatic has landed!
« on: February 21, 2015, 10:32:05 AM »

Dave's not here, man.

OK, different movie, but I always think of that when I hear "Dave"!


Yep, different movie.  Funny one, too!

ok i'll bite...what movies we talking about??

Up In Smoke  !!

ahhaa! great movie

Blast from the past !

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Equipment and Software / Re: The Zymatic has landed!
« on: February 21, 2015, 10:22:27 AM »

Dave's not here, man.

OK, different movie, but I always think of that when I hear "Dave"!


Yep, different movie.  Funny one, too!

ok i'll bite...what movies we talking about??

Up In Smoke  !!

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Equipment and Software / Re: The Zymatic has landed!
« on: February 21, 2015, 10:15:46 AM »

Dave's not here, man.

OK, different movie, but I always think of that when I hear "Dave"!


Yep, different movie.  Funny one, too!

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Equipment and Software / Re: Spoon or paddle
« on: February 21, 2015, 10:06:24 AM »
Same here, a 24" metal spoon. Gets in the corners of the cooler much better to break up dough balls and mix.  My paddle is mounted on the garage wall for decoration.   ;D

http://shop.greatfermentations.com/product/stainless-steel-spoon-21-inch/basic-winemaking-equipment


EDIT - I also like it because I get two uses out of it - to mash and to stir the kettle for whirlpooling.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Munich Dunkel Mulligan
« on: February 21, 2015, 10:00:12 AM »
I know there are some who would disagree with me, but I think Special B makes every beer you put it in taste like a belgian beer. Skip it in a dunkel or bock.

Definitley agreed

Another +1.  Love Special B in dark Belgians, though.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: flat beer
« on: February 21, 2015, 08:08:20 AM »
All bottles are flat, or some more than others?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Extreme Weather Brewing
« on: February 21, 2015, 07:11:35 AM »
There is nothing, really, that a Hot Scotchy, can't get you through!


;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Extreme Weather Brewing
« on: February 20, 2015, 07:56:28 PM »
That stuff all sounds good. I'm brewing a Belgian blond - usually goes quick.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Extreme Weather Brewing
« on: February 20, 2015, 07:45:58 PM »

Yeah, I'm wussing  out as I woke up this morning with the beginnings of something. Sore throat, cough, runny nose. I'll be sitting by the fireplace instead of brewing. Will have to push the pilsner until next weekend

Good call. Plenty of beer left to be brewed.

I think the forum is contagious....I had it a week ago


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Yeah, it'll be easier to kick a cold when it stays above zero for a few days.   ;)

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Stone Delicious IPA
« on: February 20, 2015, 05:57:24 PM »
Sounds good. I like those Lemon Drop hops. I'll be looking for it ! Sounds like it works with El Dorado.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brew day efficiency ideas
« on: February 20, 2015, 05:44:09 PM »
I already do some of those things.


  • I weigh out all my hops during the mash
  • I get as much ready the night before as possible. Buying water the night before makes getting out of bed easier if all I don't have to go somewhere before I get started.
  • I skip secondary, most of the time
  • I don't drink until the flame is out
  • I clean as I go to a point. I use the chiller runoff as cleaning and rinsing water. I get most of my cleaning done while chilling and whirlpooling.

I do this stuff, too. Drinking after flameout was big in my QC.   ;)

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sierra Nevada HopHunter
« on: February 20, 2015, 05:37:22 PM »
Found some Hop Hunter today and just finished one. And I like it a lot. It has a deep golden ,very slightly orange hue - as pale as Blind Pig. Similarly, it's definitely a West Coast style IPA - very well attenuated with minimal crystal, dry finish, with big hop flavor and aroma. The foam is thick and long lasting.  Grist consists of 2 row, crystal and flaked oats and basically serves as a canvas for the hop character. The aroma is stellar - Sierra's site says it is finished with whole Cascade, Crystal and Simcoe hops and then the beer gets dosed with their proprietary steam distilled hop oil, which in this beer comes from Centennial, Cascade and CTZ hops. Sierra bills it as having wet hop character and I agree but would add that it's GOOD wet hop character - the aroma is intensely of citrus,slightly floral, strong piney/dank. And flavor follows with a nice punch of citrusy, piney hop flavor.

Fans of more Midwest/East coast type IPAs might be left wanting a maltier, more crystally base, but it's obvious this beer is a showcase for their excellent hop oil character. For me a drier, well attenuated IPA is just more drinkable, even 'sessionable'. Nonetheless, for a year round offering at this price it's a steal and a beer I'll be buying pretty regularly.


EDIT - I read in an article with Ken Grossman how impressed he was with the long shelf life of the hop aromas from his oil. I'll be curious to see if this translates into longer lasting aromas in the bottle.

Yes.. This is what it tastes like lol

Still can't find it packaged, but I found something else new that I'll post about tonight or tomorrow 8)

I want to see how it compares on draft. The bottles have a killer hop aroma.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Extreme Weather Brewing
« on: February 20, 2015, 04:53:34 PM »
Yeah, I'm wussing  out as I woke up this morning with the beginnings of something. Sore throat, cough, runny nose. I'll be sitting by the fireplace instead of brewing. Will have to push the pilsner until next weekend

Good call. Plenty of beer left to be brewed.

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