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Questions about the forum? / Re: Missing avatars
« on: May 21, 2013, 09:37:11 AM »
Gary Glass said his didn't show up til he re-uploaded his avatar.

Questions about the forum? / Re: Missing avatars
« on: May 21, 2013, 09:35:22 AM »
They're not back for me, I only see Amanda's.  I refreshed a bunch of times.  Oh well.

Did you try clearing your cache and shutting down your browser?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: First beer taste
« on: May 21, 2013, 08:56:28 AM »
Frank, it might help to do what I do...I take an 8-12 oz. hydrometer sample.  After I get the gravity, I pour the sample into a 20 oz. PET bottle, put a carbonator cap on it and hit it with about 30 psi.  Put it in the freezer for maybe 30-45 min. and you have a cold, carbonated sample.

Questions about the forum? / Re: Missing avatars
« on: May 21, 2013, 08:52:27 AM »
From Cindy in IT

"Avatars are back. Might have to refresh your browser a few times. Our server person said it looked like it was a problem with our web server compression. He's got us back up and running now anyways."

Events / Re: Big Brew Day 2013
« on: May 21, 2013, 08:39:32 AM »
If he has that Ukulele close at hand IM IN!!

You DON'T want to hear Denny play that. :o

either that, or Denny had one too many hop joints at NHC  ;D

Well, if you compare it to my singing, I'm the Jimi Hendrix of ukulele!  ;)

Questions about the forum? / Re: Missing avatars
« on: May 21, 2013, 08:36:00 AM »
 I'm seeing avatars for everyone but Hubie, and he has no broken icon symbol.  This was reported late last week and IT has been looking into it.

Beer Recipes / Re: Amarillo IPA
« on: May 20, 2013, 01:23:01 PM »
I can't believe it but I have to disagree with Denny and Vinnie, I have really enjoyed some single hop beers.

Tastes are subjective.  There's no reason we should necessarily like the same beers.  When I was at Beer Camp, Sierra Nevada had a variety of single hop beers on tap.  I tried them all and found them all boring for my palate.  But there were a lot of other people who loved them.  There is no right or wrong...well, except that I'm right!  ;)

All Grain Brewing / Re: Collecting Cooling Water for Future Brews
« on: May 20, 2013, 01:20:08 PM »
We lose power so many times during most winters that it's become SOP for me to fill a few kegs with water.  We have a well, so no power=no water.

Beer Recipes / Re: Amarillo IPA
« on: May 20, 2013, 10:38:58 AM »
I'll just throw this in, in a recent issue of Zymurgy they have a recipe for testing single hops and the author makes a point to say that Amarillo was not good for the 60 minute addition.

That was a statement of opinion. granted from Vinnie at Russian river but still. Try it. Maybe YOU would like it as a 60 minute addition. I find Columbus to be really oniony but others love it.

The other opinion he stated was that while a single hop beer was great for experimenting, it didn't make a good recipe.  I realize that it's subjective, but I agree with him 100%.

The Pub / Re: Heading my way
« on: May 20, 2013, 09:38:05 AM »
Glad you made it, but I hear more is on the way.  Take care.

Equipment and Software / Re: Those little red cans of Oxygen
« on: May 20, 2013, 09:35:31 AM »
I don't shake, I pour back and forth between buckets until the froth reaches the brim.

Am I mistaken if you froth it up during the aeration stage, those head forming proteins are no longer available when you carbonate and serve the beer?

I could swear I heard that somewhere.  Most likely on the internet, so it must be true  ;)

In theory, that's true.  In practice, I've never found it to be a problem. 

Might have read it here....

Homebrew Clubs / Re: Newbie Here
« on: May 19, 2013, 08:57:25 AM »
so keep my temp in the upper 60's?  ???

What Drew said....54-59F.

Homebrew Clubs / Newbie Here
« on: May 18, 2013, 11:23:44 AM »

Also, when I bought the kit, the guys suggested I get the carboys for a second fermentation. Since I haven't read all my directions yet, I will before I start it up. Im only guessing I let it fermit in the 5 gal bucket for about two weeks then change it over to the carboy. How long do I let it fermit in there until I bottle it up?

Don't worry about transferring it to the secondary.  Let it in the primary for 2-3 weeks then bottle it up.

Not if its a true lager, he'll want to rack it off the yeast when at FG and then lager it in the Carboy:)

I'm betting it doesn't use lager yeast.

General Homebrew Discussion / how much DME to + to increase OG
« on: May 18, 2013, 11:23:11 AM »
DME has about 45 ppg.  Go from there.

Homebrew Clubs / Newbie Here
« on: May 18, 2013, 10:13:52 AM »
But, now knowing I have to keep the temp down to 50-55F, I will need to figure something out before I start it up.

Be aware that the 50-55F is only for fermenting lagers (ie. Pilsner, etc.).  Ales (ie. Pale Ale, Blonde, etc.) only need to be held to the upper 60s

My First batch will be the Continental Pilsner Kit

A lot of "pilsner" kits come with ale yeast instead of lager yeast.  If that's the case with yours, you'll want to ferment it in the low-mid 60s rather than the 50s.

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