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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« on: October 08, 2017, 12:47:24 PM »
After months of lagers (a good thing), doing a Citra/Mosaic/Simcoe AIPA this weekend. 94.5% Rahr 2 row, 3% Carahell, 2.5% Caramunich II, 1.064/68 IBU. After that, my tweaked version of Janet's American Brown in a week or two. Having American hop withdrawal.   :)


Felt great to brew up an IPA today, hitting the numbers nicely. The hops are all excellent quality (especially Ted H's Simcoe). Wort smelled and tasted stellar. Looking forward to this one.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Beware the Homebrew circa 1920
« on: October 07, 2017, 03:17:21 PM »
"He who makes a beverage made by the novice courts ptomaine poisoning, biliousness, and a host of other ailments."

"Try as you will, the experimental homebrew is green, unclean, and injurious".


That's just flat funny as hell. Thanks for posting!   ;D

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The Pub / Re: A Nice Surprise
« on: October 06, 2017, 10:26:01 AM »
Yeah, very nice. She's batting 1,000 as far as I can see.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast 3522 questions
« on: October 05, 2017, 10:17:09 AM »
I've used 3522 many times. At ~ 64F I think it gives a nice balance of fruity and spicy character. I haven't used it much warmer than that as I don't like overbearing esters and phenols. I think it's an excellent, well balanced Belgian strain, suitable in most Belgian styles. Never used the WL version. I wouldn't be surprised if there are noticeable differences between the two.

This, except for the last part.  I haven't used the White version, either, but I wouldn't assume there are no differences between the 2.


Yeah, that's what I was saying, Denny - that I wouldn't be surprised if there are noticeable differences.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast 3522 questions
« on: October 05, 2017, 05:09:50 AM »
I've used 3522 many times. At ~ 64F I think it gives a nice balance of fruity and spicy character. I haven't used it much warmer than that as I don't like overbearing esters and phenols. I think it's an excellent, well balanced Belgian strain, suitable in most Belgian styles. Never used the WL version. I wouldn't be surprised if there are noticeable differences between the two.

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: October 03, 2017, 04:29:48 PM »
A Thing About You - Tom Petty and the Heatbreakers

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« on: October 03, 2017, 03:35:33 PM »
After months of lagers (a good thing), doing a Citra/Mosaic/Simcoe AIPA this weekend. 94.5% Rahr 2 row, 3% Carahell, 2.5% Caramunich II, 1.064/68 IBU. After that, my tweaked version of Janet's American Brown in a week or two. Having American hop withdrawal.   :)

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mash temp drop
« on: October 03, 2017, 09:27:18 AM »
I used to preheat my mash tun until I realized it was another step I could avoid and save time and effort.  I just figured out how much hotter my strike water had to be to hit mash temp without preheating.  I've done that for many years and hundreds of batches now, and al;ways hit my strike temp right on.


Same here, Denny. If I bring my cooler in from the garage a day or two before brewing to equalize with house temps, I get a pretty reliable strike temp differential from whatever the target is. Lots of ways to get there though

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mash temp drop
« on: October 02, 2017, 12:32:46 PM »
Is your thermometer reliable and calibrated? Pretty much any cooler shouldn't lose 6 degrees F in that space of time. Like Denny, I  lose maybe a couple dF max in a 60 minute cooler mash.

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Beer Travel / Re: Ireland
« on: September 30, 2017, 08:13:22 PM »
Sounds like an awesome trip, Jeff. Being of Irish heritage,  I can't wait to get over there someday.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Glassware Recommendations
« on: September 29, 2017, 04:55:45 PM »
My thoughts, bro.   :)   Luckily she's pretty awesome.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Glassware Recommendations
« on: September 29, 2017, 04:37:27 PM »
I have some 8 ounce Nonics (with the bulged rim) that I use occasionally.  Honestly... you just need to go to a decent beer glass place or browse beer glasses online.  I have some 4 ounce tasters, 8 ouncers, 12s, 16s, 20s, half-liters, etc.

Frankenbrew beat me to it.  :D  Mine are similar and great for a small pour.  Go to Amazon and search for beer glasses and the angels will sing. 



As somebody with too damn many beer glasses -  yep. Start with Amazon and go from there. The glasses are out there.....
Dude.  It's a sickness.  I go to the bottle shop (which has a glassware section) and I can't help it.  I go to Target with my wife and while she's looking at  [whatever] I run over to the glassware section.  I ...ahem... borrow them from various establishments and I order them online.  I might have to purge some eventually.

Just purged a round of glasses I don't use a couple months ago.

 My wife's version- run lean to the ones I actually use. Fair enough.

My side - POSSIBLY maybe might leave room for new, good ones.  :)

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The Pub / Re: New man cave
« on: September 29, 2017, 04:32:10 PM »
well crap.... any other hosting sites out there?



I've been using imgur lately. So far, so good.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Stan's Hop e-Newsletter
« on: September 29, 2017, 04:28:48 PM »
I know right! Yes all good....I got squirly beginning of year and decided to change jobs. So long story short-been crazy.  But the itch needs scratching and getting ready to brew. Time of year, so cider going first and then some lagers to get the yeast bank built up.


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Sounds great. Been brewing some nice lagers myself. Get after it !! Cheers.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Stan's Hop e-Newsletter
« on: September 29, 2017, 04:18:31 PM »
Ken!!! Been about to message ya. Doing good?

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