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The Pub / Re: NTSB Recommends 0.05% BAC Limit
« on: May 15, 2013, 08:38:33 AM »
The government claims they want to lower the limit to save lives and protect us from ourselves, but their true agenda has always been zero tolerance and Big Brother controlling yet another aspect of our lives.

This is getting dangerously close to political and I may end up deleting this response, but you;d be hard pressed to prove the bolded part.

I switched after about 6 extract/steeping grain batches.  Never did extract without grain.  I did one partial mash batch and realized that it took as much time as AG would.  I switched to AG after that.

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Extract kit question
« on: May 15, 2013, 08:33:34 AM »
What you have is probably what's referred to as "extract and specialty grains".  You'll have to tell us what grain it is and how much, but it's likely something like crystal malt that you steep before adding the extract.  If that's the case, then the grain won't need conversion so it's not a partial mash.  If the grain has diastatic power and needs to be mashed, not steeped, then it's a partial mash.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cowboy Brewers
« on: May 14, 2013, 09:58:16 AM »
Hausotter's the closest thing I can think of :)

He lives in cowboy country, but that's about it!  :)

Beer Recipes / Re: Session IPA's
« on: May 14, 2013, 09:47:35 AM »
(I LIKE that name Denny, It's hoppier than an APA, that's the difference)

I would rather call it a hoppy APA than a session IPA, but that's splitting hairs.

I realize that it will be small comfort to you, but no, it's not how it's typically been in the past.  Beyond that, I'll let someone from the AHA address your issues.  But as a member of the GC, I'm truly sorry for everyone who had to endure the problems that came up this year.  I know that the AHA and the GC Competition Committee feel the same way and are all committed to seeing it doesn't happen again.

Ingredients / Re: It's SPRING!!!!
« on: May 13, 2013, 11:13:57 AM »
Hi Denny, are you seeing the pic? I get a blue "?" (MAC equivalent of the red "x") It's on flickr.....

Interestingly a right click on it gets me to the pic, so it's just the thumbnail I'm not seeing.....hmmmm

Nope, no pic.

Ingredients / Re: It's SPRING!!!!
« on: May 13, 2013, 11:08:11 AM »
Good to see ya around again!  Harvest is usually late Aug.-Sept.  I dry 'em, vacuum seal 'em, and put 'em in the freezer.  3 years later I throw them away becasue I've got so much I couldn't use it all!  ;)

The Pub / Re: Fun stuff you find when you google yourself
« on: May 13, 2013, 09:04:02 AM »
I could have worse role models. Like drew, for instance.


Proving Keith's point.....;)

The Pub / Re: Do you hate to be corrected?
« on: May 13, 2013, 08:46:23 AM »
I call anyone who disagrees with me a Nazi fascist totalitarian racist infidel and just leave it at that. When it comes to religion and politics there's really no point in arguing.

Godwinned!  End of thread.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Better beer through knowledge.
« on: May 13, 2013, 08:30:19 AM »
I've found that no matter what formula I use to determine decoction pulls, I'm always short of the temp.  If I do a decoction, I pull and boil close to half the mash.  I check the temp as I add it back.  When I hit my temp, I stop adding and let any grain I didn't use cool to mash temp before adding it back to the mash.

The Pub / Fun stuff you find when you google yourself
« on: May 12, 2013, 08:01:01 PM »
Long hair?! woohoo!

I'm his role model.  Next he's gonna get fat so he can be just like me!
No no, I am on the fat kick :)

Are you growing out your hair, too?

The Pub / Fun stuff you find when you google yourself
« on: May 12, 2013, 06:17:21 PM »
Long hair?! woohoo!

I'm his role model.  Next he's gonna get fat so he can be just like me!

Ingredients / Re: dry hoping and crashing
« on: May 12, 2013, 11:55:39 AM »
I just can't believe you never had the grassy flavors from dry hopping cold. Really? I do agree that it is best to get as much yeast out of the beer as possible before dry hopping, because as the yeast drops out it grabs some of the yeast with it. But, without a doubt, dry hopping in the 60-70 degree range works best for me.

I"m going by my process of kegging the beer with dry hops, then throwing it in the fridge.  Either no grassy flavors, or I like them so I don't notice them.  :)  I'm basing my new practice of trying to remove as much yeast as possible before dry hopping on Stan's article in the latest Zymurgy.  I recently dry hopped and IPA with Simcoe and Amarillo and got a weird, almost rose scented aroma.  Not what I expected from that hop combo.  That's the kind of interaction between yeast and hops that Stan talked about.  When I read it I realized that the beer still had a fair amount of yeast in it when I dry hopped.

Ingredients / Re: dry hoping and crashing
« on: May 12, 2013, 11:19:47 AM »
I can't recall ever noticing negative effects from dry hopping at cold temps.  However, my new procedure is to cold crash before dry hopping (maybe even xfer to secondary) to minimize interaction between the yeast and the hops that could result in undesirable flavors.

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