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Beer Recipes / Pliny clone goof
« on: July 30, 2012, 04:47:39 PM »
 :-[

When preparing hop additions for a Pliny the Elder clone I accidentally added 3.5OZ Simcoe at 0 min instead of 2.5 oz Simcoe and 1 oz Centennial at 0 min.

Since the dry hops for this calls for 1oz of each Simcoe, Centennial, and CTZ should I add:
  • 0oz Simcoe, 2oz Centennial, 1oz CTZ
  • 1oz Simcoe, 2oz Centennial, 1oz CTZ
  • just 1 oz each like it says

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General Homebrew Discussion / Today's screw up...
« on: July 29, 2012, 01:02:11 PM »
These stories always start with 'I stepped away for just a minute...'



Sent from the future...

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Beer Travel / Best store in San Francisco to buy beer?
« on: July 27, 2012, 08:27:54 PM »
I don't have much time in SF but I want to grab some beer that I can't get here in Jacksonville, FL. Namely, Pliny The Elder and any Heretic beers.

Any suggestions where I can get the freshest bottles to pack in my checked luggage?

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Beer Recipes / Pliny water
« on: July 25, 2012, 06:21:52 PM »
I'm brewing the pliny clone listed here: http://farmhousebrewingsupply.fmtemp.com/ProdImages/1Pliny%20the%20Elder%20clone%20PDF-1.pdf
(seems to be the same as the one in Zymurgy)

Anyway, after reading several posts on water profiles for this beer I've come up with this (using RO water as a base so just ignore the "existing water profile" listed):


Going up to 300 or 350 ppm sulfate scared me.  :-[ But I read that the SO4/CL ratio for this beer should be really high, like 7.

I started with Tasty's profile and changed what I thought should change to bring sulfates down to 200 while keeping SO4/CL near 7.

Am I over thinking this? Should I just use his additions and not worry? When I first entered them the estimated mash ph was 5.1.

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Ingredients / Muntons Caramalt/Maris Otter
« on: July 25, 2012, 03:20:46 PM »
Went into the LHBS today looking for a bag of Maris Otter and the guy working there pointed to a bag of Munton's Caramalt and said "right there, the caramalt."

But now I'm looking around and from what I'm reading this is NOT maris otter. Am I wrong or was he wrong? Do I need a refund?

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Ingredients / Big 'old hops
« on: July 20, 2012, 09:13:03 PM »
These suckers are getting long!




Sent from the future...

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The Pub / New Commercials For Old Milwaukee Beer...
« on: June 24, 2012, 07:15:22 AM »
New Commercials For Old Milwaukee Beer Feature Group Of Friends Contemplating Suicide

http://www.theonion.com/articles/new-commercials-for-old-milwaukee-beer-feature-gro,28590/

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"We're confident consumers of Old Milwaukee will strongly relate to these drunk, hopeless, broken down men joylessly downing beer after beer while listlessly watching television and discussing in flat monotones whether there's any compelling reason why they shouldn't just end it all," Sloman said following a screening of a TV spot in which a pale, sunken-eyed man opens his ninth Old Milwaukee, stares at it blankly, and then puts it down untouched after realizing that nothing is helping. "Extensive market research has shown these scenes are quite authentic in terms of how a great number of Americans enjoy the crisp, delicious taste of Old Milwaukee beer."

 ;D

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Ingredients / Which is better for drying hops...
« on: June 23, 2012, 11:16:44 AM »
All other variables being the same, which is better for drying hops, a humid but hot garage (gets up to at least 100F during the day I guess) or a much less humid 77F inside my house?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Famous Homebrewers
« on: June 23, 2012, 09:52:07 AM »
So who are some celebrities who homebrew?

I only know of Wil Wheaton https://twitter.com/#!/wilw (from STNG)

Also, someone at the White House is brewing but I doubt it's actually the president mashing in.

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Equipment and Software / Good deal on 7 Cu ft chest freezer
« on: June 21, 2012, 10:22:01 AM »
http://slickdeals.net/permadeal/75954/home-depot-ge-7.0-cubic-foot-chest-freezer-in-white-fcm7suww

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Home Depot has GE 7.0 cu. ft. Chest Freezer in White (FCM7SUWW) on Sale for $178 - $10 w/ promotion code HDJUNE10 = $168 with free shipping.

I have this same model and it fits up to 1 6.5 gallon glass carboy and 1 6 gallon better bottle, or 2 better bottles. There's a hump inside that I put my jar for the blowoff tube.

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The Pub / The Wisdom of Chopra
« on: June 21, 2012, 06:25:04 AM »
There's a bot that takes words tweeted by Deepak Chopra and strings them together to make up new wise quotes that sound just like his inane crap.



Wisdom Of Chopra



I particularly like this gem:
Quote
"Evolution is reborn in irrational sexual energy"

or

Quote
"The universe gives rise to subtle choices"

You can follow it on twitter if you need pseudo-wisdom in your day: https://twitter.com/#!/WisdomOfChopra

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Ingredients / Are these hops close to being ripe?
« on: June 20, 2012, 03:13:50 PM »




Sent from the future...

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The Pub / Rogue Beard Beer
« on: June 20, 2012, 11:38:19 AM »
Gross...

http://rogue.com/rogue-wire-service/blog/2012/06/20/beard-beer/

What's next, cultivating a yeast infection?

Yeah, I know, it's all fungus but I need a few generations between my beer and his beard!  :P

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Kegging and Bottling / Oxygen absorbing caps...
« on: June 13, 2012, 07:54:48 AM »
Should they look different underneath than normal caps?  I bought some online and they arrived in an unmarked bag and don't seem any different.  Feel like I bought the Emporer's New Caps.

-Sent from the future.

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Beer Recipes / American Brown ale with Zythos hops
« on: June 10, 2012, 08:15:43 AM »
I'll be trying a parti-gyle brew next weekend and want to make a brown ale with my second runnings. I'm not mashing any of the dark or crystal grains. So the mash will only include Marris Otter, flaked oats, and victory (see Brewing Classic Styles Oatmeal Stout for the ratios). The OG of the base malts for second runnings is estimated to be 1.055.

I'll cold steep the following for the brown ale:
10 oz chocolate malt (350L)
8 oz crystal 40
8 oz crystal 120

For hops I thought about this:
9 grams Summit first wort hops at about 19.5 IBU
9 grams Zythos at 30 minutes for 8.5 IBU
9 grams Zythos at 15 minutes for 5.5 IBU
27 grams Zythos at 1 minute

Since I won't be boiling this for several hours probably since I'll be doing a 90 minute boil on the first runnings, should I not try to use FWH on this?

Will the zythos give a complex enough flavor that I should just use magnum at 60 minutes for most of my IBUs?

Or should I skip the 60 minute addition and increase the 30 and 15 minute additions to get the total IBUs I need?

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