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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: First Lager
« on: February 23, 2013, 12:34:09 AM »
I agree with all of this. I think a schwarzbier would be the easiest on an extract + specialty basis. take pilsen light extract, and add carafa 3 + some roast and you have it. They are also a bit easier to control because black beers have a lot more room to hide than their lighter brethren.

The Pub / Re:
« on: February 23, 2013, 12:28:55 AM »
there for the next probably hour or so. I have a kegging system!  come talk to me about it before I post in the forums!!!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Mailing Beers???
« on: February 23, 2013, 12:26:20 AM »
Most people ship via UPS or FedEx. If you just say they are yeast samples (or sometimes they don't ask) then you should be fine. If you ship via UPS or FedEx, you are breaking their regulations, if you ship by USPS, you are breaking a federal law...

All Grain Brewing / Re: Scotch Ale by Greg Noonan book review
« on: February 16, 2013, 07:49:39 PM »
Keep in mind this was published in 1993.


General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hit me with your best Session IPA
« on: February 16, 2013, 03:16:14 PM »
I haven't done a Session IPA yet, but it is on my list (I would like one for late spring/early summer) But this is what my rough plan is based on my standard APA recipe.

80% Pale
15% Munich
5% Wheat

Mash at 162

1oz Zythos FWH
1oz Columbus @ 60
1oz Amarillo + Citra @15
1oz Amarillo + Citra +Simcoe @5
1oz Amarillo + Citra + Simcoe at Flameout, 30min Hopstand.
DH with 1oz Each, 7 days.

I might have to swap Amarillo with Cascade...

Down with crystal!!!

My goal is to do a double brew day on Monday. Club "Same Brew" ESB in the morning, and then a pilsner that I am turning into a california steam beer in the evening. I need more beer... No brewing for almost 3 months hurts the beer storage...

Ingredients / Re: Natural Spring water vs Distilled water
« on: February 16, 2013, 02:37:41 PM »
Reading those numbers, I would go with the cheapest water. 11ppm isn't going to make much difference. I would also add a tsp or so of gypsum to the beginning of the boil.


Beer Recipes / Re: Is this a Blond or Saison?
« on: February 16, 2013, 01:35:10 PM »
I agree with all of the above.

I think also that brewers friend my have labeled this a saison because of the very low final gravity. AFAIK, blondes usually finish in the 1.010-1.014 range.

Homebrew Clubs / Re: Dues for Home Brew Club
« on: February 14, 2013, 02:17:24 PM »
Ours are $20/$30. They go to setting up for competitions, paying for food at meetings, and occasionally paying for beer (either as a commercial calibration, or to support the brewery we meet at). If you join after June, we only charge $10. it's pretty simple, and kept it only homebrewers who show up.

your legislative body should have a website where you can search for your local rep.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Conference pointers
« on: February 11, 2013, 09:11:41 AM »
I'm always "that guy" regardless. I have a reputation to uphold.

The last night of NHC last year was fun. But I had to drive, so I stayed sober.

All Grain Brewing / Re: 100% munich
« on: February 08, 2013, 07:04:46 PM »
Never tried all Munich in an APA, but my APA recipe now is usually 80% 2 row, 20% Munich, with a bit of wheat for head retention (honestly, its pretty much superstition). I like how the maltiness works at that level, without the sweetness provided by crystal. 

Events / Re: NHC 2013 Hotel?
« on: February 05, 2013, 09:35:56 AM »
yeah, already sold out. When are we going to get the overflow hotel announcement?

You would think the guy would have some coveralls and a classier hat.

I don't think it gets as cold down there, doesn't need the ear flaps  8)

The Pub / Re:
« on: February 02, 2013, 10:33:29 PM »
I'll be in there for about an hour.

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