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That's pretty funny. I think my wife would vote for AHA in that case.    ;D

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Your wife and kids walk by and say  "Still reading about beer?" .  Multiple times every day.

Or worse, they say, "You're still on the AHA forum?"  ;D


Yeah, I get that ,too. My wife knows the site graphics by heart.   :D

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Critique my IPA recipe
« on: January 23, 2015, 05:56:12 AM »
Great to hear! I could never get as much hop flavor in my beers as I wanted until I started doing hop stands. One I tried it, I was sold.

Same here.  I also think the aroma from the stand is longer lasting than the late boil additions since the oils aren't boiled off.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: pale ale hops
« on: January 23, 2015, 05:47:11 AM »
I like the Galaxy/Citra combo. I use it in a golden ale and recently in an APA. I like it. Here shortly I'm going to revisit mosaic. I have not liked it in the past and picked up garlic/onion with it. I found an unopened pound of it in the freezer. So, I'm hoping that this was from a different harvest and is as great as everybody else says it is. It's going to go 50/50 with Azzaca in a session IPA... Not a pale ale, but I'll be using that combo. I've not used Azzaca yet either.
I used Azacca recently in an IPA and I didn't care for it. It smelled good when I added it during the boil and flame out, but it tasted mild and herbal when the beer was ready. I think it might be a decent hop for a amber or darker beer.

That's weird. I used Azacca in an APA and really liked it.  I got lots of citrus, mango and some herbal and pine character.  Did you blend it with some other IPA-type hops that might have covered it up some? Just curious.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Chest cooler HLT and MLT
« on: January 22, 2015, 06:09:04 PM »
Welcome !  I'm a batch sparger and actually prefer rectangular chest coolers. This calculator will tell you exactly how much space a grain bill takes up, varying with water/grain ratio :

http://www.rackers.org/calcs.shtml

Scroll down to 'Can I mash it'.  Good luck.

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Your new neighbors see you brewing in your garage and worry Walter White is living next door.  A month later they're lined up at your bar when the beer is ready (true story, more than once).

Yeah i can identify with that. My house labels are breaking bad cast.....Jesse Yo Pils, hanks Hefeweizen, Heisenberg C3 pale ale, mikes Munich helles, sauls lawyer up red ale, and skler blonde ale.


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Awesome !  Hopefully the Jesse Pils doesn't make you nervous and jumpy.  ;)

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Critique my IPA recipe
« on: January 22, 2015, 05:13:14 PM »
Update: I kegged this IPA a week ago and tapped it two days ago when it was carbed appropriately.  I ended up not dry hopping it because I wanted to see how much aroma and flavor I would get from the whirlpool alone.  Got to say, I am extremely happy with the results. Even without the dry hopping, it has the best aroma of any IPA I have made in the hop flavor is also stronger and more pleasant. I don't think I will be making any more IPAs without the whirlpool technique.  Thanks all for the advice.

Awesome. Enjoy !

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Your new neighbors see you brewing in your garage and worry Walter White is living next door.  A month later they're lined up at your bar when the beer is ready (true story, more than once).

2079

You have coffee, a chocolate doughnut, and oatmeal for breakfast and all you can think of is brewing a breakfast stout clone.
Or you have coffee, chocolate, and oatmeal stouts for breakfast and pass out by noon.

Around the age of 21 that might not have been far off.    ;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewing the Basic/Classic styles
« on: January 22, 2015, 05:05:32 PM »
The idea behind this is to expose my process. Other than the stout. I am trying to brew some things that are hard to cover faults and that I don't mind drinking all year. These will be all I brew this year

Well, the styles that are tough to hide faults behind are often pretty drinkable. I say cream ale, kolsch, helles, Belgian blond, maybe Scottish 60.  Or you could just decide to perfect your favorite five styles to drink and be sure to have what you like on tap.

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You have coffee, a chocolate doughnut, and oatmeal for breakfast and all you can think of is brewing a breakfast stout clone.

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The Pub / Re: Packers v Seahawks
« on: January 22, 2015, 03:58:08 PM »
As a huge Colts fan, I will say that they could've played with beach balls, golf balls, volleyballs, or frisbees and gotten thumped. The Colts played like absolute S@$t from the kickoff. No sour grapes. We sucked and deserved to lose. NONETHELESS, 11 of 12 balls is damn sure no coincidence, and the fact that it wasn't a close game doesn't suddenly make this ok. It goes to the integrity of the game.
Of course it doesn't, but it takes a lot more than one thing to cause a blowout.

Steve, I guess I wasn't clear enough.  The Colts got embarrassed because they couldn't tackle anybody, and their WRs couldn't get open for the entire game. They sucked in every phase of the game.  They deserved to lose and did lose based on these things. But that didn't make rigging the footballs to gain an advantage in bad weather acceptable just because it was a blowout. Because who picks the point differential where cheating is and isn't ok ?
My sour grapes are with my team for playing so lousy and embarrasing the city. And if the Colts got caught doing something this dumb, I'd be furious at them. It's dumb for any team to do, especially one that doesn't need an advantage anyway.

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Doing QC on beers that recently came on tap and the music from the stereo gets louder and louder(much to SWMBO chagrin)  ;)

Sounds eerily familiar.  ;)

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You play softball with the kids and every time you throw a pitch, you think of Wyeast.

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