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Ingredients / Re: Show us your Hops 2011!
« on: June 01, 2011, 08:42:56 AM »
Lookin' good, Ron!  Like Pinski said, here in OR it's cold and wet, about 10F below normal so far.  My hops are way behind.  Of course, I still have lbs. of them left from the last 2 years so if I don't get any at all this year I still have more Cascades that I can use.

8522
Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Basic Fermentation Temperature Question
« on: June 01, 2011, 08:40:55 AM »
I'm most likely the cheapest, most ghetto brewer in the entire nation

I'd be willing to challenge ya for that title, Dave!

Denny, do you boil on your stovetop?  Do you ferment solely in plastic buckets?  Use the winter weather for lagering vs. a fermentation fridge?  ;)

No to the first one, yes to the other 2!

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The Pub / Re: Clink! Clink! Another drink!
« on: June 01, 2011, 08:40:05 AM »
I LOVE Spike Jones!  Thanks, man!

8524
Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Liquor in Airlock Leaked into Fermenter
« on: June 01, 2011, 08:39:15 AM »
Tap water

Pragmatism gold star for the day!


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Beer Travel / Re: Love this board
« on: June 01, 2011, 08:36:14 AM »
Once again, if you put your location in your sig, then people will know where you are and can more easily offer suggestions.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Boil time
« on: June 01, 2011, 08:32:06 AM »
The other issue to consider other than DMS is hot break.  I have heard that if your first hopping is @ 60 min, you may want to consider boiling for approx 10 - 15 min to allow your hot break to form before adding hops to insure expected utilization, so this would give you a total of about a 75 min boil.

That's what I do.  Although I don't give it a set amount of time, I just watch the break for timing.


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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Regarding yeast starters...
« on: June 01, 2011, 08:29:50 AM »
2-3 qt. starters, always crashed and decanted.

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The Pub / Re: Another lost friend
« on: June 01, 2011, 08:27:45 AM »
So sorry to hear about Pooka. 

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I'm most likely the cheapest, most ghetto brewer in the entire nation

I'd be willing to challenge ya for that title, Dave!

You guys should start a new thread. "Show us your ghetto brewery"  ;D

I particularly like the fact that denny's not embarrassed to show us his rusty old hose clamps.  Every time I see a picture of his set-up I think I need to send him a new clamp or two.  Maybe some new hoses.

I've changed those out since the pic was taken, Jeff.  But still, your point is well made!

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The Pub / Re: NASA Crawler
« on: May 31, 2011, 02:45:59 PM »
I thoughrt this was a thread about NASCAR.  :-\

Not from me, buddy!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: What would you call this beer?
« on: May 31, 2011, 01:04:43 PM »
I'm glad it will still fit into the style type that Denny recommended...

Well, sure, doesn't take much to fit a beer into the "beer" category.  ;)

Tough category to compete in though.

Our county fair used to have a homebrew comp and along with it was a label comp.  For years we picked the really artsy, well produced labels.  One year we decided it was time to go the other way.  We awarded best label to a person who had written "BEER" on a piece of duct tape with a ball point pen and stuck it on a bottle.  I guess we pissed off a lot of people that year....

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Equipment and Software / Re: Wort Chiller copper vs stainless
« on: May 31, 2011, 01:00:51 PM »
I am looking to make a counterflow wort chiller and I was looking to use copper for it or should I use stainless tube? Does the copper affect the beer? How many feet of tube should I use?

A lot of trappist breweries use copper fermenters. I guess they could be lined with something on the inside to seperate the beer from the copper. Would be interesting to find out.

http://www.digivu.co.za/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/trappistbrewhouse.jpg
Those look like the old time mash tun and boil kettle designs, not fermenters.

Agreed.  They sure don't look like fermenters to me.

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I'm most likely the cheapest, most ghetto brewer in the entire nation

I'd be willing to challenge ya for that title, Dave!

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The Pub / Re: NASA Crawler
« on: May 31, 2011, 11:02:51 AM »
In an interview with one of the 6 guys qualified to drive it, he said they always celebrate a successful trip with chips and salsa.
wat!  No beer? ;D

They asked him if they were going to celebrate with champagne since this is the last trip.  He acted like he was offended to be asked and kept saying "No, chips and salsa".

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The Pub / Re: NASA Crawler
« on: May 31, 2011, 10:52:58 AM »
In an interview with one of the 6 guys qualified to drive it, he said they always celebrate a successful trip with chips and salsa.

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