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The Pub / Re: Colt To Bronco.
« on: March 21, 2012, 03:14:11 PM »
From reading the article on espn it was more about Payton being warned about it, then lying about it and then trying to get all the coaches to lie together. That seems to be the reasoning for the stiffer punishment he faces.  He should have pulled the Billichek and said oh I didn't interpret the rules that way. Or the  George Costanza, was that wrong, should I not have done that?

The Pub / Re: Colt To Bronco.
« on: March 21, 2012, 02:24:43 PM »
If the defense knew what play was coming would you say the chance of that qb getting knocked out  would go up, down or stay the same?????????

The Pub / Re: Colt To Bronco.
« on: March 19, 2012, 02:21:01 PM »
He hasn't signed with anyone yet. However it appears imminent he will reach a deal with Denver.  Gotta be AFC West favorites now, but he doesn't make enough of a difference to  bring them even with the beat down they got from N.E. for starters. But  he can go 11-5 and you got a 3 game improvement.

I think you get about 35 points per pound LME expectation, right? It's been too long. If so then 4 pounds into 4 1/2 gallons is around 1.031-.032 . So 1.030 would be around normal. Expectation too high gets my vote.

General Homebrew Discussion / serving temps article
« on: March 17, 2012, 04:04:24 PM »

Came across this on yahoo's news blurbs.  Looks like word is getting out.

Equipment and Software / Re: Is this a poor shape for a mash tun?
« on: March 16, 2012, 12:33:14 PM »
It is a small-medium  beer 10 gallon batch maker at best.

I couldn't have said it better. 
Have you tried high-gravity brewing with the 10 gallon round Rubbermaid cooler? 
If your goal is 10 gallon batches with OG's >1.080, then you're talking 25 lbs or more of grain in a 10 gallon cooler.  Then you will have the problems I'm talking about.

In the final analysis, I don't want my equipment restricting my options when it comes to the styles and recipes I brew.  A large rectangular mash tun allows me to do step infusions, stir, and lauter quickly all types of beer styles from small to large gravities, including those with significant % of wheat.  A round cooler does not.

Yeah, I call it doing 2 mashes ;)  I don't recommend it for more than even 20 lbs of grain as efficiency takes a good dive for me. When I bought it I thought great for 5 gallons and can do 10 if I want in future. Silly me. But yeah limited types of ten gallons for sure. I have a 15 gallon stainless that I currently use for bigger beers >1.08  but want that 104 qt big boy rectangular cooler, love the simplicity.

Equipment and Software / Re: Is this a poor shape for a mash tun?
« on: March 16, 2012, 11:32:34 AM »
A wise man once said, "If you find that you are digging yourself into a hole, the important thing is to stop digging."

The multiple problems you are having with the 5 gallon round igloo will likely persist with the 10 gallon round igloo regardless of the manifold you use (braid, bazooka screen, PVC or copper pipe, Phalse Bottom, etc.).  Trust me, I've used the 10 gallon round cooler and have made the switch to the rectangular cooler.  I've "stopped digging."  I'm not going back to the Igloo cooler--it is enjoying its second life as a cooler for water and lemonade at picnics and dispensing gatorade in the dugout at baseball games.  The Igloo cooler is very good for that.

The problem comes from grain bed compaction.  The round igloos are only 12 inches wide max while 18-24 inches tall.  There would be a lot less compaction of the grain bed if your cooler were 18-24 inches wide and the grain bed were only 8-12 inches high--like a rectangular cooler.  Cut your losses--don't buy a larger round cooler just because of the false bottom you have.  Get a good 82 qt (20.5 gallon) rectangular Coleman cooler (or bigger) that is "self-draining", i.e., spigot is very low in the cooler and has no hump. and buy or make a manifold.

I do agree that a rectangular cooler of around 20 gallons would be the way to go-easy 10 gallon batches and big beers.  However, I disagree with the analysis of the round cooler. Mine is rubbermaid and is almost 13 inches wide, it is 18 inches tall and 10 gallons.  At 15 pounds of grain and 6 gallons of water it hits the 8 gallon mark with the 4 gallons I collected from this the grain bed went to the 4 gallon mark. This is just under 8 inches deep which includes the domed false bottom. This grain bed depth has never given me a flow/compaction issue. This is certainly a deeper grain bed than a wider/longer rectangular 20 gallon cooler would provide. But it has never given me any problems and I have no complaints other than I wish it could hold more.  It is a small-medium  beer 10 gallon batch maker at best.  My next purchase will be a 20 gallon(at least but probably 25 gallon) rectangular cooler but I will cotinue to enjoy my round 10 gallon one as well. But most important is that the size of the cooler needs to related to the batch sizes of your beer. Holding temperature and a deep enough grain bed for efficient rinsing/filtering are important.

Equipment and Software / Re: Hop Rocket
« on: March 15, 2012, 11:46:02 AM »
Also I have had no issues using gravity feeds from the kettle at 2 feet and it is an awesome filter too.

Did you have your dark grains in the mash? Black IPA is tricky getting the color without an unwelcome clash in the flavors.

Beer Recipes / Re: Pliney the Elder
« on: March 14, 2012, 06:42:09 AM »
Go to the zymurgy section and choose free downloads. Then open the article called double ipa, Vinnie himself gives the recipe.

The Pub / Louder than Love -rockumentary
« on: March 13, 2012, 03:55:13 PM »
"LOUDER THAN LOVE-The Grande Ballroom Story" trailer
The Greatest Untold Story in Rock and Roll History.... Until NOW!!!! While the West Coast was groovin’ to the sounds of the “Summer of Love” in 1967, Detroit was pumping out a hard-driving, gritty, raw sound that was “LOUDER THAN LOVE” The Grande Ballroom.....

Shameless plug for my brother in law who did the film editing for this, about a four year side project.
It premieres in Detroit on April 5th, will show in Ann Arbor on April 9th, Chicago April 12-14th and the rock and roll hall of fame(Cleveland) May 16th. If you like rock and roll and history you'll probably enjoy this.

Chris White, President of White Labs,
Inc., also has some recommendations for
his company’s products:
“WLP001, California Ale Yeast, is the best
warm temperature fermentor we have. Very
little esters and fusel alcohol production all
the way up to 80° F (27° C)."
That is from the "beat the heat"  article in the free downloads in zymurgy section. The author goes on to attest that he had a very clean fermentation at 72/73 degrees with it. FWIW. Your total fermentation was quite different though I'm sure.

All Grain Brewing / Re: repeated stuck mashes
« on: March 12, 2012, 12:26:55 PM »
I have the same domed false bottom and have never had a stuck mash with this setup. No modifications necessary. I would bet its your hose. If you can pinch it closed with your thumb and index finger offset(not right under each other but about an inch apart along length of hose) it is too soft.

The Pub / Re: AHA joke thread
« on: March 12, 2012, 08:12:28 AM »
What does dale earnhardt and pink floyd have in common?

There last hit was the wall

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That's funny and just so right. I hear people praise PF, yet all I ever hear played is The Wall. Did they ever really have another hit? ;)

The Wall was an album as well as a song, the album had quite a few "hits". You have never heard of the album The Dark Side of the Moon??? It is I think their most famous and has more "hits".  Or how about the album Wish You Were Here, a few more "hits",  to name a few. Or their 24 minute song Echoes off of the Meddle album- a little hard to get commercials in so no air time. Maybe you've heard the songs but just don't know who made them?

The Pub / Re: AHA joke thread
« on: March 10, 2012, 01:01:04 PM »
Why men have better friends.

A woman doesn't come home one night and tells her husband that she stayed over at a friends.
The husband calls 10 of her best friends. They all claimed she hadn't stayed with them.

A man doesn't come home one night and tells his wife that he stayed over at a friends.
The wife calls 10 of his best friends. 8 of them tell her that he stayed over, and 2 of them claimed that he was still there.

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