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Events / Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
« on: June 07, 2011, 10:25:23 AM »
I guess we'll just get a good laugh at Denny's expense.

Story of my life, Ron.....

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Vanilla extract
« on: June 07, 2011, 09:51:43 AM »
The best vanilla beans and extract I've found come from .

Beer Recipes / Re: Belgian Quadrupel ideas
« on: June 07, 2011, 09:46:59 AM »
Damn you people making me go out and buy new ingredients. :)

Oh, quit whining and just get out your credit card!

Beer Recipes / Re: Belgian Quadrupel ideas
« on: June 07, 2011, 09:46:31 AM »
Thanks Denny.  But I was asking about the FG, final gravity of the quad.

Ah, sorry.  I don't's gonna be what it's gonna be!  But with 3 lb. of sugar in there, I'm guessing it will be sub 20.

I just ordered 2# D-190, 1# of D-90, and 1# of D-45.

I'm thinking of trying a Westy-inspired brew; just a blend of Pils/Pale malt and dark syrup.  Per BLAM, the OG/FG are 1.090/1.013 (which I think equates to 10.2% ABV and 86% apparent attenuation) or very close to that.  Sugar to be just under 20% of fermentables.

Sounds good.  Keep us informed!

The Pub / Now THIS is a brewery!
« on: June 07, 2011, 08:59:04 AM »
You want innovation?  Check out how they crush their grain!  You want a jacketed fermeter?  How about an Elvis jacketed fermenter?

Beer Recipes / Re: Belgian Quadrupel ideas
« on: June 07, 2011, 08:32:11 AM »
My Patersbeir 'yeast starter batch' is bubbling away right now so my Quad is <2 weeks away.  Couple of questions if you don't mind Denny:

What's your target FG (or ABV)?

Have you compared the Dark Candi Inc. Belgian candi syrups with the equivalent Candi Syrup Inc. products?  Are they pretty much interchangeable or is there a noticable difference?

For the Patersbier, about 1.055.  For the quad, it was 1.104, right where I landed.    I've always used the D2 in the past.  This was my first experience with the D-180.  They're similar, but I did find some flavor differences.  The D2 has a kind of rummy, figgy flavor to it, while the D-180 reminded me  a bit more of coffee and dates.  Since this is the first time with D-180, I don't know how much of that will come through when it ferments.  I'd say they're close enough to be interchangeable in a broad sense, but in certain cases you may be looking for the characteristics of one or the other.  Based on the description on the Candi Syrup website, the D-90 might be more like the D2, but I haven't tried that one yet.  I hope to get my hands on some of the Simplicity soon and try that in a tripel.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 6-Pack Brewing
« on: June 07, 2011, 08:20:55 AM »
I might try batch sparging next time, but I've read that batch sparging is for suckers. ;)

Then it should be right up your alley, no?  ;)

Events / Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
« on: June 07, 2011, 08:19:31 AM »
I'll try to be there.  If you see me wandering around, remind me.  I tend to drink at these things...

No problem.  I'll be doing a lot less drinking than usual, so I can be your shepherd.

Events / Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
« on: June 07, 2011, 08:18:49 AM »
I'm in.

Anybody have some dirt on Denny?  I have to introduce him.

(and make sure noone tells him ;)

Hey, I'll bring my own damn dirt!  ;)

Events / Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
« on: June 06, 2011, 03:13:50 PM »
According to this:

The key note is from 11:30-12:30 and your talk doesn't start until 2:15.

Cool.  I was going from the speaker schedule Paul Gagnon sent out.

You're signing books?  I didn't realize you'd put out a coloring book!

Events / Re: AHA Forumite Meetup
« on: June 06, 2011, 02:54:06 PM »
Uh, the keynote is from 1-2 on the schedule I've got.  I've got a presentation to give right after that.

The Pub / Re: D Day
« on: June 06, 2011, 02:50:00 PM »
My FIL was one of the guys who hit the beach at Normandy.  He doesn't talk much about it, but some of his stories are almost beyond belief.  At the end of the war, he ended up guarding Weihenstephan, where he developed a taste for good beer!

The Pub / D Day
« on: June 06, 2011, 11:56:58 AM »
A toast to the brave men who assaulted the beaches at Normandy 67 years ago today.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
« on: June 06, 2011, 11:18:57 AM »
Anyway, I'll introduce myself at your "pragmatic" discussion.........   

I'm looking forward to meeting you.  Don't expect too much at the talk...we won't be re-inventing the wheel!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Homebrewing class
« on: June 06, 2011, 10:52:42 AM »
Touche.  I wanted to go over enzymes and conversion temps a bit, but I could just incorporate that into explaining how they make the extract. 

Maybe enzymes, but personally I wouldn't muddy the waters with conversion temps.

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