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Ingredients / Re: when to plants hops?
« on: March 02, 2012, 05:32:27 PM »
yeah they were surprised and less than thrilled

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Ingredients / Re: when to plants hops?
« on: March 02, 2012, 05:15:50 PM »
Thanks i think i will wait until it gets a little warmer. Yeah last year they gave the whole plant to other homebrewer (before i started) and they thought it was gone,but it's back and bigger than before.

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Ingredients / when to plants hops?
« on: March 02, 2012, 04:25:08 PM »
So my cousins have a some hops (not sure the variety) that they want to get rid of. I wanted to know when i should go their house and transplant the hops to my backyard. I live in Colorado and we can get snow until May most years.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Poll: Do you use a secondary fermentation
« on: March 01, 2012, 03:49:18 PM »
My first two beers have been in a primary for about 7 days then racked to secondary carboy for about 7 days then bottled and carbonated naturally. For me racking to a secondary fermentation is not that more work and for my basic knowledge is the better option to control potential "off" flavors from letting the beer stay on the yeast cake. Once i start making more complicated beers like barely wine types, it seems like a secondary or aging carboy is a must.

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General Homebrew Discussion / homebrew shelf life
« on: February 29, 2012, 04:02:38 PM »
So i have pretty simple question. What is the self life of a Homebrew in bottles? I realize that most of the time the beer will be gone long before it spoils, but since there are no preservatives besides the alcohol, does anybody have a rough estimate for the shelf life. I would assume 6months or so not that it would last for six months, but some of my family wants me to save a few bottles of my first beer (bottled 1.22.12) I'm pretty close to finishing the two plus cases.

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The Pub / Re: Best bar in Fort Collins
« on: February 28, 2012, 03:33:32 PM »
I have never been to or heard of choice city before (I went to school here for 5years) The Mayor of Old Town has been open for like 1yr at the most. It's right by campus off Laurel and mason. They do let you have a flight of like 4 or 5 beers. Plus most of the beers are between $4 and $6 minus beers like Chimay are closer to $7 and $8.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: SN Ruthless Rye IPA
« on: February 27, 2012, 11:42:00 PM »
I enjoy the products that SN puts out there, this was no different. I enjoyed the balance of rye to hops to bitterness. for a hophead like myself it could have used some more hops but overall the color, nose, and taste were good and I would buy another one

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The Pub / Re: Best bar in Fort Collins
« on: February 27, 2012, 08:34:56 PM »
Yeah they have so common craft beers and some nice limited craft beers from the US and Europe.

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The Pub / Best bar in Fort Collins
« on: February 27, 2012, 06:30:04 PM »
So I'm not sure if anybody has been to Fort Collins, Co lately but they have opened a great new pub. It's called The Mayor of Old town, they have 100 bars on tap (constantly changing) and like 20-30 different bottled beers. they have CO, USA, and international beers. Plus the food is awesome and cheap. I highly recommended visiting here when in town (fyi it's about 1hr away from Denver)



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Other Fermentables / Re: Grape Juice (source request)
« on: February 24, 2012, 11:12:35 PM »
Dang, that's killer.  $3.15 a gallon?  Nice.

I'd have to drive a few hours to get over on the western slope for any wineries.  I've not heard of anything like that before, but it may very well be worth looking into.

There are two wineries in Estes Park, that grow some of their own  wine and also ship in form CA or the western slope.

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: extract rye ipa
« on: February 21, 2012, 09:37:12 PM »
ok, thanks  i will re-look at the recipe again.

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / extract rye ipa
« on: February 21, 2012, 06:46:28 PM »
So I was thinking when i have the time my next beer will be an rye ipa. my question is with an extract batch can use rye grains with light LME or DME? I have seen the new northern brewer rye extract, but i can drive to the LBHS for cheaper than shipping the extract to my house. also with a rye ipa do i need to add more hops?

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Questions about the forum? / Re: Changes
« on: February 20, 2012, 07:56:37 PM »
that makes sense. i was wondering about the number or boxes, i figured out the color shortly after my first post

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Questions about the forum? / Re: Changes
« on: February 20, 2012, 04:46:29 PM »
So i have still not seen a answer that makes sense for what the boxes and colors mean that are located under your nickname and above your profile pic. anybody know what they mean?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: 1st time using liquid yeast
« on: February 20, 2012, 03:04:07 PM »
thanks for the link. yeah i believe that Joy of brewing by Charlie Papazian has a method as well

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