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All Things Food / Re: Kitchen Knives
« on: April 12, 2011, 01:44:11 PM »
This one came highly recommended.  It's easy to use and does a killer job.

http://www.amazon.com/Chefs-Choice-2-Stage-Manual-Sharpener/dp/B00075M2AY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1302640995&sr=8-1

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All Grain Brewing / Re: 20 min mash
« on: April 12, 2011, 01:18:59 PM »
Oh, and one more thing.  I am a Dennybrew batch sparger.   :o

And we love ya for it!

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Pimp My System / Re: Just getting started
« on: April 12, 2011, 11:05:20 AM »
I get it now.  FWIW, I use a SS clamp and it hasn't rusted in over 12 years of use.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: 20 min mash
« on: April 12, 2011, 10:08:36 AM »
Plus it gives me more time to take care of other tasks during my brew session.

No kidding!  That's my time for house cleaning and laundry!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: 20 min mash
« on: April 12, 2011, 09:46:32 AM »
I've actually started going the other way and do most of my mashes for 75-90 min.  It improves my conversion efficiency and gives me drier beers, which I like.

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Pimp My System / Re: Just getting started
« on: April 12, 2011, 09:11:46 AM »
How about a hose clamp?

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The Pub / Re: Goose Island and Anheuser-Busch
« on: April 12, 2011, 09:04:53 AM »
Was he upset?

Is this his way of saying what he thinks Goose Island beers will become now? 

WTF?

Greg Hall (Of Goose Island), admits to pissing in beer.

http://tinyurl.com/5skemh8


TOTALLY inexcusable!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Ringwood yeast
« on: April 12, 2011, 09:00:55 AM »
It can produce a lot of diacetyl if you don't give it enough oxygen.

About 13 years ago, the Big Brew recipe was a porter made with something called "Swedish Porter" yeast, which was Ringwood.  A friend and I brewed the recipe and it was so God awful that it immediately turned me off of Ringwood.  I know others like it and have success with it, but I've never been able to bring myself to try it again.

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Ingredients / Re: tomato
« on: April 12, 2011, 08:58:40 AM »
Is there a chance the tomato would drop the pH so low that the yeast couldn't deal with it?

Remember, with water chemistry adjustment we can surmount the pH problem.  The question is: will it improve the taste to the point of making it worth it?


Very true on BOTH points, Martin!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Is This A Problem?
« on: April 12, 2011, 08:57:08 AM »
Cheese and Crackers.....this is like a Jerry Springer Thread  :o Brings back allot of memories though from the old mill wars of the 90's. Man I'm getting flashbacks! Hey Denny remember Giggles? That was a trip.

I do indeed!  And Zamuel?  "Oxygen emulsifies into wort!  I won 't prove it...go to the library and look it up!".

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Equipment and Software / Re: Tasting arm questions
« on: April 12, 2011, 08:45:58 AM »
For little stuff like that I usually use stpats.com - looks like they're $1.50-$4.00 depending on size.

Just be careful what you say or they'll accuse you of being a Taliban and ban you from buying from them!  ;)

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All Grain Brewing / Re: 20 min mash
« on: April 12, 2011, 08:37:05 AM »
I understand that most domestic craft brewers do super-short mashes. Why don't we (homebrewers)? Anyone tried this? Any reason not to? Do you have to greatly adjust mash temp?

The also sparge and lauter for over an hour, all the while at mash temps.  To say they do a 20 min. mash isn't really accurate.

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I've never heard of the stuff, but it would seem to be what you need.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Ringwood yeast
« on: April 11, 2011, 02:21:07 PM »
This yeast seems to be a love it or hate it thing.  I'm in the latter camp.  Just doesn't suit my tastes.

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The Pub / Re: Exploding heart in 3, 2, 1...
« on: April 11, 2011, 02:18:16 PM »
As someone who's had a heart attack, allow me to say that you're an idiot.

As someone who's never had a heart attack, allow me to say that I like turtles.

Made my day, Barry!

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