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Ingredients / Re: Hop combinations for IPAs
« on: June 22, 2013, 09:35:09 AM »
I heard good things about Williamette? I read an article a week or so ago that recommended it for APA/IPA
Opinions?

Despite the fact that I live in the Willamette valley near the Willamette river, you'll never find Willamette hops in my IPA!  They have an earthiness I don't care for.

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I'll be there...I'm introducing you!

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Yellow Hammer White
« on: June 22, 2013, 09:29:36 AM »
I haven't had that one, but Keith's other beers that I've tried have been outstanding.  I'm not surprised to hear how good this one is.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Stainless and aluminum mash tuns
« on: June 22, 2013, 09:28:33 AM »
Not unless you heat them during the mash or insulate them.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's brewing today?
« on: June 22, 2013, 09:27:46 AM »
No brewing today.  Kegged 2 batches yesterday and have one more in the fermenter.

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After 440 batch sparged brews, I've reached the conclusion that it just doesn't matter all that much.  I sparge with water anywhere from 180-200 F and that gets my grain bed into the upper 160s.  That's good enough.  If it's lower than that, it doesn't matter.  If it's a bit higher than that, it doesn't matter as long as your pH is OK.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: How old is too old to buy an IPA?
« on: June 21, 2013, 12:10:54 PM »

Professor, you have been brewing almost longer than i have been alive, so i yield to your knowledge.  do you care to share your secret to having a quality ipa that can run out longer than six months?

genuine interest here.

It all comes down to your personal tastes and preferences.  I've had a lot of IPAs that were older than 6 months and still tasted great.  But my own preference is for IPA "styles" that are ready to drink when they're younger.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Who's going to NHC?
« on: June 21, 2013, 08:50:33 AM »
I was going to drive up and bring a bunch of beer but now my plans have changed and I'm flying and not sure I want to risk the bottle breakage that happened last time with by check in bag. Had underwear soaked in tripel. Not fun!

Sean said it was a lot of fun....;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Zymurgy Top-Ranked Beers
« on: June 21, 2013, 08:45:58 AM »
I was one of those guys, bringing back two cases of Banquet Beer in the trunk of my 912 in 1973.  Could have sold a few sixes on the way back in Oklahoma.

I took a U Haul trailer from IA to CO a couple times to fill it up with Coors.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: A First for Me
« on: June 20, 2013, 11:41:10 AM »
Fast thinking, man!

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Ingredients / Re: Hop combinations for IPAs
« on: June 20, 2013, 10:26:04 AM »
I'm a big fan of Columbus or Chinook for bittering IPA.

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Events / Re: Keynote speaker for NHC?
« on: June 20, 2013, 08:46:45 AM »
Hey, Ron, any info you can provide?

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Beer Recipes / Re: Bottling for my Grand Cru
« on: June 20, 2013, 08:40:12 AM »
Grand Cru is not  style, it's a designation of a brewery or winery's best product.  So you have a lot of latitude in what to do.  That said, I think champagne yeast is a really bad idea.  I'd stick with a Belgian yeast.  Maybe WY 1388.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Who's going to NHC?
« on: June 19, 2013, 12:46:41 PM »
I'm getting excited to actually meet you mooks face to face for the first time and enjoy tipping a few with ya!

For some reason, people are a lot less impressed after they actually meet me....;)

Totally agree

Didn't you forget the smiley?

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Zymurgy / Re: eZymurgy on Kindle Fire HD
« on: June 19, 2013, 10:34:43 AM »
Turns out Gary pointed this thread out to them yesterday, so they're aware of the issue and looking into it.

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