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Going Pro / Re: Clean kegs
« on: November 22, 2013, 04:55:32 PM »
If you want I can mail you some ice cream . . .

Can you email me some?

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The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: November 22, 2013, 04:54:22 PM »
Sunny, highs mid to upper 30s, lows in the teens.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Morebeer ultimate sparge arm
« on: November 22, 2013, 04:51:50 PM »
I don't need no stinkin' sparge arm....;)

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Beer Recipes / Re: Munich Dunkel Recipe?
« on: November 22, 2013, 04:50:07 PM »
I've brewed a few of these and my preference is for 80-90% Weyermann Munich II, with the rest being pils and just enough Carafa Special to get the color where you want it.  I choose to leave out any Cara malts, but a dash of CaraMunich might serve to boost the toasty characteristics a bit. Noble hops to hit 20 IBU or so. I usually add a half oz or so hop charge at 20-15 minutes for a tiny hint of hop flavor.  WLP833 makes a nice dunkel and is great to repitch into a doppelbock.

I think exactly like you! Perhaps we are doppelgangers? ;)

That's so much like my alt recipe that I could just use a lager yeast on the alt and cut back the hops a bit.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Munich Dunkel Recipe?
« on: November 21, 2013, 07:48:56 PM »
Good advice, Jeff!  IIRC, that looks a lot like what I do.  I have really liked the 833 for it, but haven't tried 835.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Munich Dunkel Recipe?
« on: November 21, 2013, 06:26:50 PM »
I'll try to remember to dig mine up, Ron.  I've been working on something like Ayinger dunkel for years.

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mmmm, nothing like a 5 hour morning meeting to get the blood pumping.

come to think of it, there isn't much better than a 5 hour morning meeting to get you ready to start drinking in the very early evening.

The drinking starts at the meeting.  How else do you think they get us to show up?  :)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Lottery
« on: November 21, 2013, 06:23:47 PM »
I've found that as I get older, my sense of smell (and therefore taste to some extent) kinda fades in and out. 

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Equipment and Software / Re: NB Big Bubbler
« on: November 21, 2013, 04:45:58 PM »
Glass is a non starter for me.

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Going Pro / Re: Clean kegs
« on: November 21, 2013, 04:39:37 PM »
I store my kegs cleaned and pressurized.  If there's no pressure when I go to use them, I know there's a leak.  I sanitize right before use.

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The Pub / Re: Brand Loyalty
« on: November 21, 2013, 04:37:32 PM »
let's get away from cloning and start being inspired by


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Lottery
« on: November 20, 2013, 08:18:31 PM »
Could you dry celery the tomato weizen?

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Does being on the GC preclude you from entering the NHC? 
Does it guarantee you a spot at NHC (not entering the comp but attending)?

Yes.  You are required to attend NHC since that's where we have a big yearly meeting.  You get to spend 5 hours on Wed. in a meeting.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: IPA's
« on: November 20, 2013, 07:12:41 PM »
I had a Celebration just the other night at a local pub and felt it was closer to an American Amber.  While it was lovely, I found it quite mild in hop bitterness and aroma.  Maybe I've become desensitized - or perhaps the bartender is just grabbing tap handles randomly again (I've never returned a meal, but I've returned the wrong draft on occasion).  Or, had this one faded from its fresher glory with time and travel distance (I'm in CT).

You must have gotten a different batch than I did.  The hop character in what I've had has been fantastic.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Chilling Wort in Keggle
« on: November 20, 2013, 06:41:22 PM »
I might actually carefully run some cold water on the sides of the keggle just to chill the metal down a bit.

I guess it couldn't hurt, but I don't think it will help much.  Before I started using a pump to recirculate the wort during chilling, my 50F (average temp) groundwater would cool a 5 gal. batch in a keg kettle hjsing a 50 ft. 3/8" COPPER immersion chiller to pitching temps in 20-30 min.  With the pump it's about 10.

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