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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: March 19, 2016, 06:53:46 AM »
Bohemian pilsner. Probably my best one so far.....

That is a beautiful beer - kudos. Love that style.

Equipment and Software / Re: New gun
« on: March 19, 2016, 06:48:59 AM »
oh man was that fun. i just bottled 5 cases of wine quick and painless with the last straw.... and what the heck was i thinking before getting this  :o

Same thing I thought after getting my Beer Gun. I bottled a couple bottles and wondered why I waited so damn long.

Probably around 8 or 9 AM usually.  Whenever I wake up usually.  Not waking up to an alarm to brew.

Same here. I don't set an alarm. I have two canine alarms that wake me up by 8am anyway to let them out. I have everything laid out, hops and salts weighed the night before. 

Beer Recipes / Re: First time/design American IPA
« on: March 18, 2016, 04:49:48 PM »
Bitter all your IBUs with simcoe. Then divide you simcoe up and use it proportionately with your late additions and dry hops. Cascade will never hurt anything. I'd add it in the the Amarillo/ simcoe. The more hops, the merrier!

+1   Good advice.

Homebrewer Bios / Re: Glenn from Arkansas
« on: March 18, 2016, 04:46:44 PM »
Welcome! Plenty of good lager brewers here.

So, has no one read about one of the methods to rupture yeast cells uses a blender? This paddle has some seriously sharp edges.

A blender has much sharper edges and there's also the whole RPM thing. I'm pretty sure you're not spinning the paddle @ 20,000+ rpm. No harm in being cautious but you're just not going to kill your yeast with a stir paddle.

Beer Recipes / Re: Single hop columbus APA
« on: March 18, 2016, 04:19:06 PM »
I am drinking this now and I must admit that I did not have any high expectations. This beer is dangerously drinkable and VERY GOOD!  I would brew it again just as is.  Only there are so many other hops to play with.  Thanks to all for the tips!

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Sounds great!

The Pub / Re: Sam time
« on: March 18, 2016, 03:46:09 PM »
Love both those. I've bought many, many over the years.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC Indy
« on: March 18, 2016, 03:09:56 PM »
1/5.  Batting .200 lol.

I think I saw you moved on a cider, though? If so, nice job. Curious to see how my cider scored.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC Indy
« on: March 18, 2016, 01:42:03 PM »
Yeah, my entries were all really solid, too. Just a tough, popular region evidently. Really curious to see the sheets.

Beer Recipes / Re: First Lager
« on: March 18, 2016, 12:51:08 PM »
Definitely agree with all those German suggestions. Love Jever and Weihenstephaner. I just suggested Pivo and Nooner because those are easy to get pretty fresh. I always love finding the German stuff in good condition, though.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC Indy
« on: March 18, 2016, 12:36:38 PM »
Well done.

Ingredients / Re: dry hopping
« on: March 18, 2016, 11:04:13 AM »
I add to keg in a paint strainer bag weighted with marbles and leave in. Sometimes I add more, depending on how long the keg lasts. I dry hop APA @ 2.5-3oz in 5 gallons, AIPA @ 4-6oz (5 gals).

Ya know, you don't need to weight it.  It will drop on its own.  Save yourself the time and effort.

I agree mostly Denny, but I've had a few bags come up with the top layer of hops not totally dissolved. In the big scheme I doubt it dropped off aroma noticeably. I have an OCD streak.  ;D

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC Indy
« on: March 18, 2016, 11:01:20 AM »
Also, kudos to all who advanced. There were over 700 entries here, roughly as many as for the entire Indiana Brewers Cup last year. It's great for the hobby.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC Indy
« on: March 18, 2016, 10:58:16 AM »
No luck for me. Try again next year. Looking forward to scores.

Better keep that on the down low, Jon.... People are going to quit taking excellent advice from you  :P

Cat's out of the bag. I guess I'll keep brewing anyway.   ;)

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