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The Pub / Gotta love geometry!
« on: June 17, 2013, 12:54:13 PM »

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Beer Recipes / Re: Bourbon barrel porter recipe formulated
« on: June 17, 2013, 10:38:40 AM »
sounds really good. looks a lot like my porter recipe, except I think I didn't use any roasted/black barley. the munich is really the bomb in this style. I mean I love munich malt anyway, put it in almost everything, but this style particularly really benefits from the rich fruity maltiness.
+1.  Munich is very underrated in porter and stout.  Looks great !  I made a "bourbon barrel" milk stout a few months back that came out great, and I used the chips and bourbon the same way.

Special B is also great in a porter.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: using half of a white labs vial
« on: June 17, 2013, 08:49:40 AM »
A local brewpub used Ringwood for 300 or so pitches. That still made beer that tasted like it was made with Ringwood.

I know other strains are said to drift quickly.

Yeah, but when you start with Ringwood, how would you know if it went bad?  ;)

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: using half of a white labs vial
« on: June 17, 2013, 08:46:08 AM »
Joe Sr. How many generation is it? I had read somewhere when I first started yeast washing that more then 7 generations old could give you a different yeast aspect. Have you ever found that your strain has changed over time?

You can't really set a number of reuses.  You need to pay attention to what the yeast looks and smells like and how it performed the last time you used it.

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The Pub / Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
« on: June 15, 2013, 11:47:20 AM »
What are you eating majorvices?

Lots! ;)

I eat pretty healthy. Very little fast food. It's the beer and second helpings that are killing me!

I'm still in pretty good shape though. For  a brewer.



Looks like you lost a few pounds of hair!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Lagering Time
« on: June 14, 2013, 09:35:46 AM »
I think that, much like a shark riding on an elephant's back, it is something to watch out for but not necessarily anything to worry about.

Yeah, but what if it was a shark with frickin' lasers?
Usually you can't really tell when a thread goes awry but in this case it's nice to see the exact spot where the wheels fell off.

Anything to help!

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All Grain Brewing / mash efficiency question
« on: June 14, 2013, 08:32:24 AM »
Crush til you're scared.

Also, try batch sparging.  If your efficiency increases, you'll know it's something in your lautering equipment or technique.

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The Pub / Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
« on: June 14, 2013, 08:24:00 AM »
Good point Joe. Most people consume calorie intensive foods with thier beer. Then blame the beer for the belly. My eating habbits are very clean and I still have a 30 inch waist in spite of all the beer I drink.

Mind if I ask how old you are?

Ah, I see above!

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The Pub / Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
« on: June 14, 2013, 08:21:33 AM »
Sorry if i scare you. My metabolism is young, I can eat garbage all day and sit on the couch with brew all night, without gaining any weight. I have been told the only way I can gain weight, besides lifting weights "Like thats going to happen," is to get older. 150lbs and not yet thirty ;)
Your time will come, son.  Your time will come.

Indeed!

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The Pub / Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
« on: June 14, 2013, 08:20:14 AM »
Good point Joe. Most people consume calorie intensive foods with thier beer. Then blame the beer for the belly. My eating habbits are very clean and I still have a 30 inch waist in spite of all the beer I drink.

Mind if I ask how old you are?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: blonde ale with US-05 tasting like Hefe
« on: June 13, 2013, 01:20:45 PM »
Sounds like stressed out little yeasties to me.

THIS^^^^

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The Pub / Re: Good news! Beer bellies are a myth!
« on: June 13, 2013, 12:57:40 PM »
If they're a myth, I'm carrying around a great big myth on the front of my body!

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Beer Recipes / Re: Cream Ale
« on: June 13, 2013, 09:36:01 AM »
I'd suggest you replace the sugar with flaked corn.

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Equipment and Software / Re: I'm ready to trash my kettle
« on: June 13, 2013, 08:51:53 AM »
I'm not sure pilsner malt requires a 90 minute boil. Once you see the break the timer is started the boil can be whatever time length you choose. We mainly do this for hop utilization.

I go back and forth with a 90 min. boil for pils malt.  I've never had DMS problems with a 60 min. boil, but I've read so much about it that I've started getting paranoid.  I do a 90 min. boil will all pils malt worts most of the time now.  I think it depends omn the particular malt.  I need to set up an experiment to test this somehow.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Basic Yeast Questions
« on: June 13, 2013, 08:46:10 AM »
I hear ya, but the white labs lady says 1000ml is waste of time

She's not the only one.  My understanding is that if you make the starter too small there's not enough food for the yeast to rebuild their glycogen reserves  DISCLAIMER:  I am not a biochemist!

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