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The Pub / Re: Finding a city
« on: September 27, 2012, 11:33:26 AM »
I agree with everybody posting about the Denver/front range area. There are many great breweries/pubs/cultural places within walking distance or short trip on the public transport. In the greater metro area there many up in coming "hip" neighborhoods. The weather is overall pretty nice, in the winter most of the metro area does not get that "much" snow, the summers can be hot but that is what the mountains are for. as for flying to Europe- from DIA to the east coast it's 3-4hrs (depending on the city) and then about 6-8 hrs to Europe.

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: September 22, 2012, 10:10:16 PM »
Hard Line- The Elders   

Other Fermentables / Re: hard apple cider ideas
« on: September 22, 2012, 12:11:40 PM »
the batches are about 4gal, that makes sense for the sweetness level. I didn't think that small of amount of honey would make it sweeter and or affect the gravity, but this is my first cider and i wasn't sure how the honey would play with the apple juice.

This project has been interesting, i have been the consultant not the "brewer" so the addition of the honey and champagne yeast to the second batch was a surprise.

Other Fermentables / Re: hard apple cider ideas
« on: September 22, 2012, 12:17:03 AM »
so the first batch had fermented out to ~1.000 just racked today (9/21) very tart but good.
the second batch as pitched with WLP-715 champagne yeast and 2TBSp of honey was added. I'm not sure if it was the yeast or honey it as noticeably sweeter. Would the honey make it sweeter or is it more due tot he yeast? also the second batch was pitched about 1wk later, for and is already down to 1.012, that seems "fast" for a champagne yeast?

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: September 11, 2012, 11:09:03 PM »
You Make Me Feel- Cobra Starship (feat. Sabi)

Beer Travel / Re: Loveland, CO Area
« on: September 05, 2012, 07:46:24 PM »
i think the is new ale house (sure on the name), the pumphouse in Longmont is pretty good but there are about 16 breweries between Loveland, Greeley, Fort Collins, and longmont. plus a few in some of the smaller towns nearby. In Fort Collins, Mayor Of old town is great (100+ beers about half from CO), choice city is good, of course CB and Potts/coopersmiths brew good beer and have good food.
it really depends on how far you want to drive away from loveland. Fort collins and longmont about 20min each

Beer Recipes / Re: porter recipe
« on: September 05, 2012, 04:03:39 PM »
So i was going to try the Brown malt suggestion but the LHBS was out of it, so i went with Amber malt. oh and the hops are thought to be Cascade, i'm thinking of rearranging my hop schedule and adding some dry hops and mixing the "cascade" throughout the boil

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: star san and pbw question
« on: September 05, 2012, 03:50:27 PM »
so i have another question in regards to cleaning dirty bottles. With the PBW if i put the bottles in a bucket of hot water and let them sit for about 30min will that work, then after the sit i will rinse them and then sanitize. My buddy gave me some bottles that he didn't clean out the sediment on the bottom so i wanted to clean them first then sanitize them.

Beer Recipes / Re: Hop Bomb IIPA
« on: September 04, 2012, 11:31:02 PM »
if i remember correctly the human tongue can't taste bitterness beyond 120-130ish IBU, but the flavor/aroma additions could give the impression of "bigger" hop-bomb. In my humble/novice homebrewer opinion and lover hoppy beers this looks very tasty.

Beer Recipes / porter recipe
« on: September 04, 2012, 09:06:50 PM »
So i'm currently planning to brew a porter (brown porter) this weekend
here is my idea
* i also my plan to add some homegrown hops, once i determine the variety if possible

Pingree Porter
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Added By: csu007
Method: Extract
Style: Brown Porter
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5 gallons
Boil Size: 3 gallons
Efficiency: 70%
Original Gravity:
Final Gravity:
ABV (standard):
IBU (tinseth):
SRM (morey):
Amount    Fermentable    PPG    °L    Bill %
7 lb   Liquid Malt Extract - Light   35   4   82.4%
Steeping Grains
Amount    Fermentable    PPG    °L    Bill %
0.5 lb    Black Malt   28   500   5.9%
0.25 lb   Caramel / Crystal 80L   33   80   2.9%
0.25 lb   Chocolate   29   350   2.9%
0.25 lb   Carapils (Dextrine Malt)   33   1.8   2.9%
0.25 lb   Special B   34   115   2.9%
Amount    Variety    Time           AA    Type     Use
0.25 oz   Chinook   60 min   13   Pellet       Boil
0.25 oz   Willamette   60 min   4.5   Pellet       Boil
0.25 oz   Chinook   40 min   13   Pellet       Boil
0.25 oz   Willamette   35 min   4.5   Pellet       Boil
0.25 oz   Chinook   25 min   13   Pellet       Boil
0.25 oz   Willamette   15 min   4.5   Pellet       Boil
0.25 oz   Chinook   10 min   13   Pellet       Boil
0.25 oz   Willamette   5 min          4.5   Pellet       Boil
Fermentis / Safale - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temperature:
   59°F - 75°F    
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Last Updated: 2012-09-04 22:04 MDT

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: September 02, 2012, 02:49:54 PM »
All-American Girl- Carrie Underwood

BTW I've had this beer several times. It isn't bad. It's a basic corn/rice/malt lager, tasting similar to Bud. If it wasn't more expensive than Bud I would not have a problem having some in my fridge. But then again the nearest fresh craft beer is either a few thousand miles away, or much too expensive for regular every day drinking, between 4 eur and 25 eur/ bottle.

 when the Simpson's movie came out a few years back some convenient stores (mostly seven-eleven) sold the beer, I agree with being very similar to bud light.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: star san and pbw question
« on: August 29, 2012, 11:22:44 PM »


For a carboy, I try to get most of it out but don't worry if there is some still in there.  The guy from Five Star said the foam actually breaks down and is beneficial to the yeast.  For bottling, I let the drain on the tree but again don't worry if there is a lot of foam.


One the guys at the LHBS said he left a carboy over night with the star san and has no issues

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: August 28, 2012, 09:40:16 PM »
Steam Train To Malliag-   Ben Holmes   

The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: August 28, 2012, 04:44:59 PM »
In Bed With Quinsy- Albannach   

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