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All Things Food / Re: Happy Nat'l Chicken Wing Day!
« on: August 05, 2017, 02:41:18 PM »
Jon, it's fantastic!

  "If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."




Awesome, JT!  Glad you like it. I'm addicted to those flavors.   :)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« on: August 05, 2017, 12:45:02 PM »
Got a saison into the fermenter today. WY 3726, 30 IBU's, 64% Weyermann Barke Pils, 15% Weyermann Pale, 7% wheat malt, 7% German light Munich, 7% sugar.


Sounds good!

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Beer Recipes / Re: First IIPA recipe check/help
« on: August 05, 2017, 07:05:19 AM »
I always use some sugar in my IIPA to help dry it out. For 3 gallons, half a pound should be fine.


^^^ Sugar is a must in IIPA, to avoid the cloying finish of some of the lesser examples. I use a lb in 5 gallons.

Also, OP you're way light on late hops. This is the beer to get a ton of late hop character. I'd double the keg amounts, as well as the flameout amounts, EXCEPT that I'd take the flameout additions and wait to add them until you've cooled the wort to 175F, then let them steep (stirring every few minutes) for 45 minutes. Just my $0.02  .


Edit for seeing the 3 gallon recipe.   :)

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The Pub / Re: Guess I'm not gonna be a star....
« on: August 05, 2017, 06:28:35 AM »
After watching an episode of the first season (I know, my fault),
you made the right decision, Denny. Total crap show.

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All Things Food / Re: Happy Nat'l Chicken Wing Day!
« on: August 04, 2017, 06:21:53 PM »
Makes me wanna do some of my smoked spicy Korean wings. They blow regular Buffalo wings out of the water.

Got a recipe? I've recently discovered the joys of Gochujang, and I'm looking for new ways to abuse it. I have a funny feeling that it will be the next Sriracha.



Here it is:

SAUCE (for ~ 15 wings-ish, scale for volume) - heat to dissolve sugar. No need to reduce. This sauce is gold.

3 tablespoons Gochujang
1/2 teaspoon Gochugaru (Korean red chili flakes), or to taste
Garlic to taste
Fresh ground black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon rice vinegar
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons water

Garnish with sesame seeds and thinly sliced scallions/green onions.

If there's not an Asian grocery nearby, the Gochujang and Gochugaru can be found on Amazon (go figure).


PROCEDURE
When possible, I like to smoke the wings first, then add to hot oil for a couple minutes to crisp the exterior, then toss with the sauce and garnish last. But the sauce would obviously be great on wings prepared any way you like. Enjoy!
Thanks! I've been doing a lot of grilled chicken tenderloin skewers this summer (trying to eat a bit more healthy as of late), and this sounds like a great marinade/sauce.


I'd love to hear what you think. You could put that sauce on an old shoe and it'd be pretty good! Speaking of grilled chicken skewers, I've used it as a 'satay' dipping sauce (not exactly Korean) and it's great.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Ideas for recipe improvement!
« on: August 04, 2017, 05:33:19 PM »
I spund, and ideally you transfer with around 4 points of extract left. For me, pitching a lot of lager yeast, I keg average strength
lagers on day 5ish. I'm usually at FG a couple days later, then pump out excess yeast a couple times and then crash/lager.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sierra Nevada 2017 Oktoberfest
« on: August 04, 2017, 03:41:19 PM »
Who cares, it's an excellent, very drinkable beer. I'll be buying another 12 soon.


Agreed.  i think this is the best of the 3 they have put out so far.  excellent beer.


I agree best yet, Paul. Pretty cool to look forward to a new collab beer next year.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sierra Nevada 2017 Oktoberfest
« on: August 04, 2017, 02:56:01 PM »
Picked up some today, packaged 7/18. It's deep gold/orange, with nice malt depth and complexity. Terrific, lasting foam. The light but noticeable late hop character is excellent and (along with the fairly pale color)obviously puts it closer to festbier than marzen. This is a better beer than last year's festbier IMO. It's maltier and a tad more amber than last year's, and honestly is sort of a combo festbier/marzen IMO. Who cares, it's an excellent, very drinkable beer. I'll be buying another 12 soon.


Edit for grammar.

Edit2 - I missed that it's actually labeled as a festbier as well. I really like it.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: You might just be a homebrewer if.. .
« on: August 04, 2017, 05:25:35 AM »
...you brew beer. At home.


Good call.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Ideas for recipe improvement!
« on: August 03, 2017, 08:19:05 AM »
OTOH, I still find a place for carapils sometimes.


I don't hate it, Denny. I don't buy the foam positive thing, though. I think it might be foam negative, or at very least doesn't help foam - just my take. As for body, it can be a help in some beers. I just don't use it much any more.

As detailed in this article (http://byo.com/stories/article/indices/35-head-retention/697-getting-good-beer-foam-techniques), if you don't have foam problems, adding foam positive elements won't help.  Of if you have certain foam issues (not that you do), adding foam positive elements won't help.  I long ago concluded from my experience that wheat and carapils do nothing for foam, at least in the ways homebrewers usually think of.  I use carapils to add body if needed.


Yep, gotcha.

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: August 02, 2017, 05:13:51 PM »
Damage Inc. -  Metallica

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: August 02, 2017, 05:06:53 PM »
New Damage - Soundgarden  (gotta say, pretty badass).

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: August 02, 2017, 04:59:32 PM »
New Minglewood Blues -  Grateful Dead

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Ideas for recipe improvement!
« on: August 02, 2017, 04:52:40 PM »
It's actually been proven carapils is foam negative.


Not surprised. I read something to that effect and couldn't  remember the source. Matches my experience.

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Equipment and Software / Re: CO2 regulator
« on: August 02, 2017, 03:04:30 PM »
Sometimes regulators are slow to react to adjustments.


Yeah, for sure.

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