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Ingredients / Re: One pound of cascade hops.
« on: September 15, 2013, 08:15:14 PM »
If you need some 2006 Summit, let me know!

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Ingredients / Re: One pound of cascade hops.
« on: September 15, 2013, 07:42:50 PM »
It's funny to thing about all those centuries when people didn't have vacuum sealers and how the hops were always terrible.  ;D Dry them wrap them well in plastic and foil and freeze them and they will be fine for a year or more. If they start smelling cheesy then compost them but it's not really a big deal if you can't  vacuum pack them.

It's really no different than thinking about all the infected beer people used to drink.  Tastes were different, there was nothing to compare it to, and stale, infected beer with cheesy hops was better than no beer at all.  I mean, some people think Moosehead and Corona are supposed to taste like that!

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Ingredients / Re: Homebrewing making a mark in the water supply community
« on: September 15, 2013, 03:52:57 PM »

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Ingredients / Re: One pound of cascade hops.
« on: September 15, 2013, 03:51:20 PM »
As to how long they'll stay fresh, Ralph Olsen of Hop Union once said that hops will start to compost themselves within an hour.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Coolest Wife Award?
« on: September 14, 2013, 08:56:10 PM »
Very nice!  Good on her!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Harvesting yeast
« on: September 14, 2013, 08:23:33 PM »
Want to start re using yeast. What I want to know is if I make a brown ale and harvest the yeast, should I only reuse the yeast from that beer for a similar style? Thanks just got into home brewing at the beginning of the year

Nope, you can use it for any style where that's an appropriate yeast.  For example, you could use the yeast from the brown to make a pale ale.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: belgian blonde cidery/acetaldehyde aroma
« on: September 14, 2013, 05:15:19 PM »
Good advice from all above ^
I wonder where John Palmer got the idea that too much corn sugar causes this issue?  It's pretty obvious that insufficient time on the yeast is the culprit.  I've used over 20% corn sugar in a Belgian Strong with no problems.

I'm afraid John might have fallen victim to the old myth.

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Finally brewing again after a hiatus of a couple of months.

10 gallons of Munich dunkel!!! Getting ready for winter, despite it being 80°F outside right now at 2:00 p.m.

Hey chumley, I'd love to see your dunkel recipe!

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I checked and the last BBT went out on Nov. 12 last year!

Like I said, fond memories...  but there's people we never hear from anymore.  Diki Short, David Houseman, and many others, I'm sure.

As much as I respect all those people, personally I find too much of the advice on BTT stuck in the past (kinda like the whole BTT concept!).  The give and take on the forum presents much more information that is much more up to date IMO.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mash Efficiency Problem
« on: September 13, 2013, 04:59:17 PM »
As always Denny, I defer to your advice. Here's to hoping that I get a nice black wort that will make a black ale that will meet the approval of my girlfriend's palate for Black Ale's.

1. 1.5/1.75 qt/pd for mash in
2. add grains to water and stir at beginning and close mash cooler
3. 75 minutes to mash, add Midnight Wheat in final 20 min or so
4. Slowly vorlauf and extract wort
5. calculate your volume with dowl and figure out how much sparge water to add to make difference
6. add 185 degree sparge water, stir, let sit for 20 min
7. vorlauf sparge water.
8. Fin

Sounds good to me!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Sierra Nevada Beer Camp
« on: September 13, 2013, 04:30:03 PM »
Yeah, I told Denny and Mike to drop everything they were doing and GO! I think that they now agree.  ;)

Agree is too mild a term, Jeff!

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I have no problem logging in to the forum and I find it much more useful than Tech Talk ever was.  But so many people missed Tech Talk, we brought it back as BrewTechTalk.   I'll get the signup info and post it here for you, but let me warn you...so few people use it that months go by without a post.  Don't expect it to be nearly as active nor informative as this forum.
I've set all my devices to keep me logged in at all times, so logging in is never an issue for me.

I don't know if the forum is more useful than Tech Talk, but it's certainly more active than Tech Talk was albeit more wide-ranging (BBQ, etc.)  I haven't see an BTT e-mail in ages.  Nothing there but fond memories.  I miss input from some of the members who used to respond on TT, but there's great people here, too.


I checked and the last BBT went out on Nov. 12 last year!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Mash Efficiency Problem
« on: September 13, 2013, 04:27:33 PM »

Guy at my LHBS told me one trick could be to collect first runnings, raise to 168 in kettle, recirculate those, then batch sparge one final time with sparge water to get final volume up to 6.7 gallons to get efficiency up better.  Does that sound like a useful exercise as well?

I don't see why you'd want to do that.  Just run off your mash and batch sparge with enough 185F water to hit your boil volume.  No point in needlessly complicating things!

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I am always having trouble with login.I get locked out trying to log in on multiple tries.they should not have this feature.I just found out that my password for login on the asso. is different then the forum.why would your password be different.This makes no sense.If these issues can not be changed I would like to be logged in all the time .Is this possible.The forum has been very difficult to use and of no value.Will they ever bring back Brew Talk Email,i never had problems with this and it came to me,I miss it.  Steve Dohm

I have no problem logging in to the forum and I find it much more useful than Tech Talk ever was.  But so many people missed Tech Talk, we brought it back as BrewTechTalk.   I'll get the signup info and post it here for you, but let me warn you...so few people use it that months go by without a post.  Don't expect it to be nearly as active nor informative as this forum.

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The Pub / Re: Beer billionaire
« on: September 13, 2013, 03:25:03 PM »
What I find irritating is I seriously contemplated buying shares of the company around 2000 at $8 per share, but it was fluctuating so wildly on a daily basis I did not. It's at $226. Where's the facepalm emoticon when you need it.

Allow me....


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