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All Grain Brewing / Re: Electric stove-top: how far can you go?
« on: May 18, 2011, 12:05:54 PM »
Your efficiency will be less like that, but it seems like a fair trade off.  When I started AG I only had a 7gal. post so I was limited to 4 gal. boils.  My efficiency was in the low 60s, but I made some great beer.

Our local Rogue has started a program for our club to brew there and have a tap handle.  If we can come up with Mt. Hood hops, I'll be brewing Rye IPA there this Sat.

FWIW, I use Tinseth in Promash.  When I some beers analyzed for IBU a few years back, the analysis came back within a couple points of what Priomash had predicted.

Ingredients / Re: First Wort Hopping
« on: May 17, 2011, 02:05:29 PM »
I've done a good number of FWH only beers and calculating the bitterness as a 20 minute addition would have been flat out wrong.

It's up to you, but that's what it tastes like to me.  It's subjective enough that everyone should make their own assessment after they try it.

The Pub / Re: Post your local Gas Prices here...
« on: May 17, 2011, 10:37:43 AM »
:D at Darkside!   Now thats too Funny!! 

Yeh, I guess it would depend on how much is a little etc?  I have to admit I don't know jack squat about hydrogen... how much can we get from a gallon of water anyway?

Well, since water is 2 hydrogens to an oxygen, maybe 2/3 of a gal. would be a reasonable guess?

For those folks with a simple setup.  Why is it that I always see a ss couple and then a hose barb in the inlet.  Is there not a hose barb that can attache directly to the pump?

The pump has a male fitting on the output.  I've never seen a female to hose barb fitting, so I use a coupler like you say.

The Pub / Exploding Watermelons in China
« on: May 17, 2011, 10:29:56 AM »
Those are words that I never thought I'd hear....

Keep in mind, it's not nice to fool Mother Nature..

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Delayed Wort Chilling
« on: May 17, 2011, 10:14:04 AM »
Maybe detecting HSA flavor depends on how fast the batch is consumed?  If you drink it fast enough, it doesn't have time to develope the wet cardboard flavor perhaps?

That's what I've always thought.  It seems to take a couple months for the oxidation to get bad enough that it really effects the beer.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Love sharing my beer, BUT....
« on: May 17, 2011, 10:09:18 AM »
Besides, while help may be nice, money would be better.

Me, I'd rather have the help than the money.  It doesn't cost much money to brew a batch of beer, but the time it takes away from other things I need to do is more of a problem.

Ingredients / Re: First Wort Hopping
« on: May 17, 2011, 08:46:42 AM »
Does the quantity of hops added as FWH compare to what I would have added at 15 mins? 
For example, today I'm making an ale and I intended to use 20 grams of Northern Brewer at 60, 1/2 oz of Cascade at 30, 1/4 oz of Cascade at 15 and 1/4 oz at flameout.  The Cascade is leaf. 
If I switched up the Cascade to 1/2 oz FWH, added the NB as planned and put in 1/4 oz at 15 and 1/4 at flameout, how would it differ?  I really liked this last brew but want just a touch more hop presence.

That's pretty much the way I do it.  when I'm formulating a recipe with FWH, I start by deciding how much hop flavor I want and how much FWH I need to achieve that.  Usually in the 1-2 oz. area.  I consider them to be a replacement for my flavor (15-20 min. addition) and I also consider them to provide about the same amount if bitterness as a 20 min. addition.  I set the FWH utilization in Promash to -65, which equates to 20 min. in a 60 min. boil.  Then I take a look at how many IBU the FWH contribute and add 60 min. hops until I get to the overall IBU level I'm shooting for.

You can use a parrot:

Now thats a fun looking toy... lol.
Will that drop the temp to 60 degrees where most hydros are calibrated at or will it just stay at room temp?

I put a gravity sample in a metal cocktail shaker and put that in a bowl of ice water.  In just a minute or so, it's down to 60F.

Beer Recipes / Re: How to classify a Black IPA for AHA competition?
« on: May 17, 2011, 08:24:13 AM »
I'm gonna brew a pale stout!

Events / Re: Would It Be Considered Cheating?
« on: May 17, 2011, 08:19:26 AM »
Not at all.

Homebrewer Bios / Re: Offiicial Weaze bio
« on: May 16, 2011, 04:04:12 PM »
Never tried a Chimay. Reason being, I gave up on Belgians so I figured why waste the 4 bucks. But, just to make you happy, I will try it. But, if I hate it as I suspect, I WILL be sending the bill to you. I'm not a huge fan of the hefes either. Sure did go over well here with the Idaho crowd though. Now it's time to show them what a mnas beer is.  8)

Dude, not only will I reimburse you, here's a standing offer....if you come to Eugene, I'll give ya a REAL education in Belgian beers, and I'll buy the beer!

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Saving Yeast
« on: May 16, 2011, 02:53:09 PM »
If you use a growler, don't cap it too tight.  Refrigeration will slow down the yeast, but it won't stop it.  You don't want to be picking glass out of your fridge!
Also wouldn't just covering it with foil work?  I'm planning on doing this for my next string of brews.

Yeah, that would be fine.  I put a rubber band around the foil just to be sure it stays put.

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