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Beer Recipes / Re: American wheat
« on: April 04, 2012, 05:00:28 PM »


I don't know why you want to add dark extract and chocolate malt, but that's a personal choice I guess.  1 1/2 lb. of crystal is a bad idea in extract beer.  There are plenty of unfermentables in there already.  You'll need to do a minimash for the wheat malt and flaked wheat.  The wheat may may have enough distatic power to convert the flakes, but if it was me I'd add at least .5 lb. of pale malt to be safe.
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So if I sub the dark malt with pale malt that would still get a "amber color" and then decrease the crystal malt does that sound better? Would you add anything else?

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Beer Recipes / Re: American wheat
« on: April 04, 2012, 04:49:41 PM »
5gal, and yeah i'm not to concerned with staying the official guidelines. This will be my 3rd attempt at a homebrew and my friend will joining me this time and we both like wheat beers, but wanted a little more "bite" to them.

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Beer Recipes / American wheat
« on: April 04, 2012, 04:34:34 PM »
    so i was thinking of making an American Wheat beer, i wanted to make it hoppier than normal. I like the balance between the wheat and hops. Does this recipe look good?

6.6 pounds, wheat malt extract
    1--1/2 pounds, dark dry malt
    1--1/2 pounds, crystal malt
    1 pound, wheat malt
    1/2 pound, wheat flakes
    1/4 pound, chocolate malt
    2 ounces, of Hallertauer hops (Alpha 4.2) for full boil
    1/2 ounce, Saaz hops (Alpha ??) for 20 minutes
    1/2 ounce, Saaz hops to finish
    yeast

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The Pub / Re: Colt To Bronco.
« on: March 19, 2012, 04:55:26 PM »
The local news and ESPN have barely covered any other story since this brook earlier today. I think people are having a hard time separating Tebow's ability to throw a forward pass well and consistently with his qualities as a human being. Manning is a better thrower and just as upstanding of a person off the field. i say we keep tebow let him learn and improve.

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Ingredients / Re: when to plants hops?
« on: March 19, 2012, 12:58:43 AM »

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It will work a lot better if you tie some twine to the top of the stump for the hops.  The stump is probably too big around for the hops to want to climb around behind it, but i haven't tried it.
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that's a good idea makes total sense. thanks

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Ingredients / Re: when to plants hops?
« on: March 18, 2012, 10:18:14 PM »
My question is what method would see the best growth.

Planting in the ground, not a pot, will give the best growth. 

I suggest using the stump as support.  Native hops in the Gunnison Basin grow up rock escarpments.
Don't worry too much about what the pros do, since you are at home and just want to grow a few pounds for home use.

You could try attaching a little metal pig panel upright to the stump,
to give a rigid grid to grow on. 10 feet high plenty.

Hard to go wrong, if you irrigate. 8)

Good luck.

I would like to plant in the ground, but i don't own the house and i also want make sure the plant does well first. I appreciate all the suggestions form everyone. I think i will see if the stump works well enough by itself with any additional trellis support

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Ingredients / Re: when to plants hops?
« on: March 18, 2012, 12:21:14 PM »
So I have some more questions about planting hops. I'm trying decide if I should just a trellis with a pot or we have a dead tree the stump with be about 8-10ft high. My question is what method would see the best growth. I guess for both methods i could use another trellis like the pros do and string them across. I just wanted to know if the hops would climb the tree as well as a trellis

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Favorite Commerical Breweries
« on: March 09, 2012, 01:03:45 PM »
This is a list that's ever changing, but here is mine at this moment...
1.  Odell
2.  AleSmith
3.  Avery
4.  Full Sail
5.  Dry Dock (right around the corner from my house)*
6.  Stone
7.  Oskar Blues
8.  Left Hand
9.  Dogfish
10.  New Belgium
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Dry Dock is great, I have recently discovered them. I really enjoy the brew hut for my homebrew supplies. only  draw in terms of supplies is its a 30min drive for me to get to the neck of the woods, and also you have to navigate the tech center  >:(.

I think that my favorite list could easily go up to 20 regular breweries that i drink, but i tried to pick breweries that i liked all their beers or almost all.

I live in SE Centennial and Dry Dock and Brew Hut are only a 7 min drive from my house.  Dry Dock brews some great beer.  I get all my ingredients from Brew Hut and the staff there is great.

Yeah I live over in the Ken Caryl so the Brew Hut and Beer at home (Broadway and Quincy) are my two local brew shops. however the Brew Hut i think has a better staff. I love dry dock i have not had a bad beer yet, their ESB is great and along with their IPA's, i only wish the bottled all their beers :D

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Favorite Commerical Breweries
« on: March 09, 2012, 12:59:35 PM »

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If you're going to pick 10 great local breweries your list is bound to leave off a bunch that are worthy :)
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I agree living in CO i can name like 30breweries off the top of my head that are great and could compete with any national craft brewery

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Favorite Commerical Breweries
« on: March 08, 2012, 10:11:35 PM »
Bells
DogFish Head
The rest are Canadian and the rules are very clear that they have to be USA breweries.

lol. I think we can allow Canadian craft breweries, however i'm not sure that i will recognize many of the names,  ;)

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Favorite Commerical Breweries
« on: March 08, 2012, 08:41:15 PM »
This is a list that's ever changing, but here is mine at this moment...
1.  Odell
2.  AleSmith
3.  Avery
4.  Full Sail
5.  Dry Dock (right around the corner from my house)*
6.  Stone
7.  Oskar Blues
8.  Left Hand
9.  Dogfish
10.  New Belgium
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Dry Dock is great, I have recently discovered them. I really enjoy the brew hut for my homebrew supplies. only  draw in terms of supplies is its a 30min drive for me to get to the neck of the woods, and also you have to navigate the tech center  >:(.

I think that my favorite list could easily go up to 20 regular breweries that i drink, but i tried to pick breweries that i liked all their beers or almost all.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Favorite Commerical Breweries
« on: March 08, 2012, 04:55:44 PM »


Not making the list (because I don't like their beers overall) is AB-InBev...but they do get a begrudging honorable  mention because a couple of their specialty "craft" beers are actually very worthy and I enjoy them from time to time. (do I need to duck after saying that??)

I agree some their "craft" beers are very good, much like some of Coors offshoot craft brews

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Favorite Commerical Breweries
« on: March 08, 2012, 04:18:45 PM »
So I was just curious to see everyone's top 10 or so favorite commercial craft breweries?
Here are mine in no certain order
 Odells Brewing (CO)
 Strange Brewing (CO)
Deschutes brewery (OR)
 Firestone Walker Brewing (CA)
 Fort Collins Brewery (CO)
 Big Sky Brewing (MT)
 Mendocino Brewing Company (Select and Legend) (CA)
 Dogfish Head (DE)
 Big Horn Brewing (CB& Potts restaurant) (CO)
 Stone Brewing (CA)

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: SNPA in a can
« on: March 08, 2012, 12:09:33 AM »

That's the word I was looking for! Thank you. For what it's worth, I drank Dale's Pale Ale out of the can and it was like liquid goooooooldah!  ;D

Oskar Blues is one of the few breweries that i like that cans their beer. Upslope from Boulder, CO cans their beer and it's pretty good. I still think that the can has a different taste, than a bottle but overall drinkable

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Equipment and Software / Re: Stainless steel vs aluminum kettle?
« on: March 05, 2012, 10:59:34 PM »
that makes sense.

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