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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« on: May 21, 2017, 07:01:37 PM »
Gonna do an APA, 76% 2row/17% MO/7% C40. Late hopped with Azacca and either Centennial or Lemon Drop.


Got it in the fermenter. Finally had a smooth brew day. The last couple beers ended up good but the brew days were a challenge for one reason or another. One I missed mash temp by a couple dF, the other I nearly forgot water salts and lactic, as well as whirlfloc. Today was smooth sailing, other than I ended up a point over target @ 1.055. Within margin of error obviously. Decided on 50/50 Azacca/Lemon Drop late (will dry hop same) , with WY1450. Love APA.

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Ingredients / Re: Funny Stuff in Package of Hops from Hops Direct
« on: May 21, 2017, 03:56:26 PM »
Most likely just hop hash.


Could be. The hop hash I bought from YVH doesn't look much like that. Probably is though.

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Ingredients / Re: Funny Stuff in Package of Hops from Hops Direct
« on: May 21, 2017, 02:54:21 PM »
What's it taste like?
Might be the best/funniest response yet.


Might be the punchline to a joke or two. :)

I have no reference to explain what that stuff is.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Beer for curry?
« on: May 20, 2017, 11:40:42 PM »
Yeah, a drinkable adjunct lager is best for me with curries. A lot of pairing 'experts' suggest hoppy beers with spicy foods, and I often do that. But with curries, there is so much going on in terms of spices and flavors that  a beer that's too hoppy can cover up those flavors IMO. My $0.02.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewing Tips and Gadgets thread
« on: May 20, 2017, 11:35:32 PM »
It's always a good idea to recycle your chilling water from your heat exchanger for clean up. The first several gallons will be hot water too! If you are doing multiple batches in a row your heat-exchanged water is great for doughing in the second batch because it will already be warmer than tap.

I use the hot discharge of my IC to hold in the mash tun to rinse equipment during cleanup.


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Same. I hate pouring out all that water and then pulling more water to clean just a few minutes later. I wash/fill my mash tun and end up filling my HLT and a few other buckets as well. It's all the water I need to clean and the rest goes to water the trees.


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Another +1 to using the hot IC discharge water. Perfect use for it.

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Homebrewer Bios / Re: Brew Bio, Will
« on: May 20, 2017, 02:42:02 PM »
Welcome, Will !

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewing Tips and Gadgets thread
« on: May 20, 2017, 02:38:37 PM »
Does the food saver vacuum sealer work on Mylar bags? I wasn't sure


I've never tried. When I open a mylar bag, I just seal the leftover hops in a food saver bag to be sure I get a vacuum seal . I like the hair straightener idea, though.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Taxmans Triple Hopped
« on: May 20, 2017, 02:31:49 PM »
Yep, everything I've had from them has been good to excellent.

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The Pub / Re: Well, this sucks
« on: May 20, 2017, 03:06:32 AM »
This has always been one of my favorites:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBFdX37Qpnk

This new song is pretty cool:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2Bh0vU6_Lw

But this one is awesome and one of the best versions I have heard:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuUDRU9-HRk


Great tunes. I love this one (from the Singles soundtrack) - very Zeppelin III-esque, but amazing. One of his first solo acoustic tunes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uwT1Q6JeB4

And the Temple of the Dog stuff (he wrote the whole album):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWxQJiP8LEo

But of course old school Soundgarden stuff like this. Love how it builds from a slow Black Sabbath-style riff into a quicker and quicker tempo, then slows down again. Badass IMO:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKSBK-aUKp4


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The Pub / Re: Well, this sucks
« on: May 20, 2017, 12:51:05 AM »
I always found Soundgarden to be unique as their sound relied more heavily on odd time signatures than other acts.
RIP


Yep, for sure. Lots of cool, non-typical time changes. They were just fantastic last week. No rust on the instruments or vocals - he tore the place down with his voice at age 52. Got some pretty cool video and pics, too.

Gotta say, I've heard and read a lot in the last couple days about them being just a 'metal' band. Just a need to pigeonhole bands, I guess. They took elements of a lot of influences (including metal) and synthesized them into their own evolving, cool thing. Whatever.

Really cool that you got to see him/them so recently. They were scheduled to be here Monday but I had no plans to go. Good to hear that the vocals were solid as I had the impression they had tailed off significantly over the last few years.

I think all the 'grunge' bands didn't actually have that much in common other than being from Seattle. Nirvana to Alice In Chains, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden all sounded significantly different from each other. STP isn't usually lumped in with them only because they came out of California.



Agreed on everything - the comparisons were more geographical than stylistic. Can't speak for anything but the show I saw, but it was powerful and excellent. Seen a few hundred shows in all.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Leffe Blond
« on: May 19, 2017, 11:48:47 PM »
I think the Budwieser commercials directly antagonizing craft beer and homebrewers is what draws most of the anger.  I don't seem to see the same anger directed at MillerCoors or Pabst.  ABI seems to be hellbent on actively poking the hornets nest.

It's InBev's "Succeed by sinking everyone else. (Or buy them out)" line of action that has folks pissed at them. Before the Superbowl commercial I would commonly stand up for them along with the other big beer companies. (Ice cold Budweisr is pretty darn tasty after working outside in the summer humidity...especially if it's in a 10-oz. can, after all.)


Beat me to it, Phil. I don't like the buyouts in general but it's ABI in particular that rubs me raw. "Smear 'em like hell in public, then buy 'em out."  Not ok with me. 

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The Pub / Re: Well, this sucks
« on: May 19, 2017, 11:41:16 PM »
I always found Soundgarden to be unique as their sound relied more heavily on odd time signatures than other acts.
RIP


Yep, for sure. Lots of cool, non-typical time changes. They were just fantastic last week. No rust on the instruments or vocals - he tore the place down with his voice at age 52. Got some pretty cool video and pics, too.

Gotta say, I've heard and read a lot in the last couple days about them being just a 'metal' band. Just a need to pigeonhole bands, I guess. They took elements of a lot of influences (including metal) and synthesized them into their own evolving, cool thing. Whatever. 

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Possible leak?
« on: May 19, 2017, 02:03:09 PM »
with mine, I find that it works better if I first overshoot then back it down to desired pressure.  YMMV



Same here.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: "Live and Let (Free) Rise"
« on: May 19, 2017, 12:51:53 AM »
I've taken BLAM in that same direction, Derek, with good results. That temp profile you used is pretty much dead on for my approach to Trappists. Beer looks great!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 18, 2017, 10:16:20 PM »
Big beers! They look good.

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