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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: 3 Floyd's Barrel Aged Darkness
« on: April 11, 2016, 05:16:27 PM »
I gotta say I love FFF's beers,  but Dark Lord is way too sweet to enjoy.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: 3 Floyd's Barrel Aged Darkness
« on: April 08, 2016, 01:31:50 AM »
There is music at the event as well.  Terrible terrible throat screaming metal.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How to ship homebrew?
« on: April 07, 2016, 10:29:06 PM »
You can make your shipping labels on these shipping companies website. Attach it to your package and drop it off without talking to anybody. I have done that several times without any issues.
This.  This is what I've done every time.  Never get asked anything except "Do you want a receipt?"

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Ingredients / Re: Brewing with quassia bark (Picrasma excelsa)
« on: March 21, 2016, 12:45:45 PM »
I still think it would be worth while to boil say 1 gram of the quassia and 1 gram of high alpha bittering hop each in a cup of water and taste side by side at least to get an idea of where to start.
Maybe I will,  I got some time.  Brew day isn't until April 30th.

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Ingredients / Re: Brewing with quassia bark (Picrasma excelsa)
« on: March 21, 2016, 11:59:55 AM »
Well I got a response back from Aaron at Dark Horse.  They don't actually use it... So the rumors I heard were incorrect.  He suggested adding it to the mash or post ferment,  though he does not have any actual experience with it.

I am going to try using a smaller amount in some may temp water and I'm some fermented wort.  Worth a shot.

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Ingredients / Re: Brewing with quassia bark (Picrasma excelsa)
« on: March 20, 2016, 12:19:24 PM »
Heh,  Well it all stems from a brew day at a local brewery where they give you up to 20lbs of malt and up to 8oz of hops.  Malt and hop varieties are limited.  I chose all aroma and flavor hops.  I could bring more hops... But I had a few bitter ingredients stirring around for making bitters... Figured why not.  Lol.

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Ingredients / Re: Brewing with quassia bark (Picrasma excelsa)
« on: March 20, 2016, 11:48:04 AM »
Ah, gotcha.  Yeah maybe.  I did make a tea with it but with no hop to to compare against.  The tea I made with it was the most bitter thing I've ever tasted lol.

I've heard Dark Horse users it in their Plead the 5th.. So I've emailed them for any tips.

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Ingredients / Re: Brewing with quassia bark (Picrasma excelsa)
« on: March 20, 2016, 07:36:38 AM »
there was a presentation involving this ingredient at the 2013 NHC I think. It might have been in the alternative wood ageing presentation but I'm not sure. I'm also not sure that he went over dosages.

You could do a side by side tea tasting with a known AA% hop to develop a rough equivalency and go from there though.
Yeah I was at that talk.  I think he just mentioned it and how bitter it was.  Nothing about dosing.  Yeah making an extract test beer is what I wanted to avoid.  I think so far what I'm going to do is puts some in a bag and try and sheep it to taste day of. I'll just pull the bag when I think it's bitter enough

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I have a stout stainless 14.5 gallon conical,  a stout stainless 7.3 gallon conical (won in a raffle), a minibrew plastic 8 gallon conical, a fastferment conical bulb thing with stand, a Onderbrew plastic conical (cone goes on to of a bucket and you flip the bucket)... So....  I guess I like conicals.  Mostly I like them to dump trub and to harvest clean yeast easily.

I'm going to be honest... The mini-brew conical is probably the one I use the most.  I like the shape and lightness of it so it's easy to move around. The 7.3 gain conical is new.  I have a batch of cider in it now,  but it's the only batch that I have had in there.  It could be a new favorite... I like both the spot conical designs.   I normally do 6 gallon batches and I have no issues doing one of those in the 14.5 gallon conical.  Only issue with the sixth of it with smaller batches has come while attempting to lager in it... Too much headspace for all that.
Edit: is late and I typed all that on my phone... Could be some auto corrects... I'm not proofreading lol.

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Ingredients / Brewing with quassia bark (Picrasma excelsa)
« on: March 18, 2016, 07:43:39 PM »
So i'm planning on brewing a double IPA for a local whacky brewing competition.  I want to use quassia bark for the bittering.  I've made a tea with it and it will get the job done... maybe too much lol.  I'm wondering if anyone has ever used quassia and, if so, how much do you think I should use for a 6 gallon batch of 1.090 Double IPA.  I am planning on the vast majority of the bitterness to come from the quassia vs the hops.

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Probably around 8 or 9 AM usually.  Whenever I wake up usually.  Not waking up to an alarm to brew.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC Indy
« on: March 18, 2016, 03:17:00 PM »
1/5.  Batting .200 lol.
At least you are at the big dance.
Yeah.  Hopefully it does well.  I won't be able to attend the NHC this year though so I'll be going for it to win from home.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC Indy
« on: March 18, 2016, 03:11:51 PM »
1/5.  Batting .200 lol.


I think I saw you moved on a cider, though? If so, nice job. Curious to see how my cider scored.
Yep, awesome heirloom blend from Uncle Johns Cider Mill.  I then did a partial kmeta dose and let it naturally ferment quite cold. 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC Indy
« on: March 18, 2016, 02:57:43 PM »
1/5.  Batting .200 lol.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: 2016 NHC
« on: March 15, 2016, 02:00:43 PM »
Mine were judged in indy last weekend,  nothing to rebrew though.  Half of them were like 2-5 year old beers .

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