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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: May 30, 2012, 09:25:10 PM »
Time Code - Bright Eyes

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Rookie Needs A Lil Help
« on: May 30, 2012, 09:22:55 PM »
1 fermenter is fine. I don't think you need a secondary fermenter until you start doing secondary fermentations (fruit/souring). Don't worry about how much the specific gravity changes (unless you are calculating abv), just make sure it is stable for 3-5 days. Once you bottle, you don't necessarily need to put it back in the fridge (in fact, I would recommend against it, so you can put another batch in the fridge) you can leave it out at warmer temperatures, so it can carbonate faster. I have a dark closet that is about 70 which is where I keep all my bottles until they go in the fridge to chill for serving.

Keep asking questions, and we will keep answering!

Welcome to the obsession!

All Grain Brewing / Re: Efficiency and Recipe Design
« on: May 30, 2012, 07:28:44 PM »
say youre using .75lb of roasted barley so you decide to jack it up to 1lb, that would affect the "appearance" of the hops would it not? The .75 would allow for more hop influence while the 1lb would be more overpowering.

I think you are overthinking this. I also raise the amount of every grain in order to maintain the proportion from the original recipe. If you are rinsing less sugar from the grain, wouldn't you also rinse less other soluble flavoring agents? If you really want to, you can do an experiment. I have never done a side by side comparison, but I haven't noticed differences.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Finings and clearing agents?
« on: May 30, 2012, 04:56:58 PM »
I would simply dry hop and forget about it. I dry hop almost all of my pale beers, and the dry hops give their own haze. I honestly wouldn't even rack it to secondary. Just toss the dry hops in, close the fermenter back up, and give it 7 days (or whatever the recipe says) and bottle. The little bit of haze you might get isn't that big of a deal.

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: May 29, 2012, 11:15:17 PM »
Supermassive Black Hole - Muse

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: May 29, 2012, 06:27:17 PM »
Idle Hands - Shane Tutmarc

The Pub / Re: Bacon maple beer!
« on: May 29, 2012, 04:22:09 PM »
fenugreek is a possibility too. It is used in a lot of "cheap" maple syrups, and I have heard of it being used in maple syrup beers to up the maple flavor.

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: May 27, 2012, 03:40:33 PM »
Even Flow - Pearl Jam

The Pub / Re:
« on: May 27, 2012, 04:49:24 AM »
In there, with a beer.

Yet again.

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: May 26, 2012, 11:58:50 PM »

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: May 25, 2012, 09:49:34 PM »
The Man Who Sold the World - David Bowie (or Nirvana)

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: May 25, 2012, 05:16:21 PM »
Sugar in the Sacrament - Thursday

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Let's talk southern tier
« on: May 25, 2012, 05:12:01 PM »
Al, You seriously need to try to get Ft. Lewis as your next duty station. The class six has a microbrew room, not to mention being within 200 miles of somewhere around 400 breweries.

But, regarding southern tier. I like all of the regular beer I have had from them. However, once they start going off the beaten path, it gets too sweet and usually not drinkable.

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: May 24, 2012, 10:49:52 PM »
Down in the valley - The Head and the Heart

I felt that needed to be added, because The Head and the Heart is that awesome, and not enough people have heard them.

And back to the regularly scheduled thread...

Hammer Down - Magnolia Electric Co.

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: May 24, 2012, 08:04:36 PM »
These Lights - The Forecast

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