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Beer Recipes / Re: Opinions on this recipe
« on: January 13, 2012, 09:58:03 AM »
I based this on a recipe I found on Beer tools. Okay no spruce.

If that's the quality of recipes on that site, you might want to avoid them!  Take a look at the AHA recipe wiki in the link I provided.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Opinions on this recipe
« on: January 13, 2012, 09:55:01 AM »
Spruce in a Baltic porter?  I wouldn't.  Also, Baltic porters are frequently (though not always) made with lager yeast.  Cascade hops are not to sty;le for a Baltic porter, either, if that matters to you.  Take a look at some of these recipes for ideas...

http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/12CBalticPorter

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: SN Ruthless Rye IPA
« on: January 13, 2012, 09:47:22 AM »
I tried some at the brewery when they were still working on the recipe.  I admit to being underwhelmed.  Guess I'll pick some up to see what they finally came up with.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Efficiency: How Good is Too Good
« on: January 12, 2012, 03:49:18 PM »
Well, this is crazy....I just got a German pils in the fermenter. 12 lb. Best pils, 1 lb. Best Munich, target OG 1.042.  I got 10.5 gal. out of the mash at 1.044.  Promash tells me that's 99% efficiency.  I got 8.5 gal. of 1.051 in the fermenter.  Promash tells me 99% again.  When I do it by hand I get about 87%, much more believable.  I double checked all weights and measurements.

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Ingredients / Re: Weyermann Abbey Malt
« on: January 12, 2012, 03:01:45 PM »
Martin, I think I recall somebody on the Northern Brewer forum using it.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Getting started.
« on: January 12, 2012, 02:58:24 PM »
I'd say that temp control is a bigger priority for you than AG.  It will improve your extract beers and you'll still need it when you go AG.  Take a look at my website www.dennybrew.com for the Cheap'n'Easy way to go AG.  You can start planning now and building the equipment as time and budget allow.

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The Pub / Re: How to deal with an a$$hole coworker?
« on: January 12, 2012, 02:10:47 PM »
Being as big an asshole as the co worker doesn't seem like a very good solution to me....

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Ingredients / Re: Zythos and Bitterless Black wheat malt
« on: January 11, 2012, 11:28:56 AM »
The brewer at our Rogue local gave me a taste of midnight wheat from a bag he had.  Very smooth, comparable to carafa.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: First Lager Starter
« on: January 09, 2012, 11:57:17 AM »
Not a problem...crash as usual.

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Ingredients / Re: cara malt instead of sugar | Scottish Ale
« on: January 09, 2012, 11:55:43 AM »
Had a McChouffe a few days ago.  It's a winter standard for me.  While it does seem to have a low level of what we think of as "Belgian character" I wouldn't go as far as calling it a Scotch ale, exactly, either.  Let's just call it "a damn fine beer!".

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Lessons learned
« on: January 09, 2012, 10:47:00 AM »
Bready, I can see...

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: AHA Learn to Homebrew Day 2012
« on: January 09, 2012, 10:45:26 AM »
November 5 is a Monday

Not on 2011!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Lessons learned
« on: January 09, 2012, 10:02:40 AM »
Ah, didn't realize the hefe was the second beer.  I have to admit that the words "malty backbone" never cross my mind with a hefe.  I always think of then as kind of light and thin....but I'm no expert on hefe!

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