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Beer Recipes / Re: English IPA tips
« on: August 26, 2010, 08:54:15 AM »
This is an English IPA, not an Americna hop bomb.  I have one aging.  Give it a try.  Ant knows his stuff here.

Indeed!  An Ant, it's great to have you here!

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Zymurgy / Re: 2010 Sept./Oct. - Batch Sparging
« on: August 26, 2010, 08:51:48 AM »
Yeah, about the only time I do more than a single sparge is when I'm making a larger batch or higher OG beer.  With my 48 qt. cooler, I max out at 28 lb. of grain at 1 qt./lb.  At that point the cooler is almost too full to stir.  I can do 5 gal. of a 1.100 OG or 10 gal. of a 1.050 OG.  There's a great "Can I Mash It?" volume calculator at http://www.rackers.org/calcs.shtml .

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Ingredients / Re: Long Cascade hops
« on: August 26, 2010, 08:46:17 AM »
Last year I got some in the 3-4 inch range!  This year they're considerably shorter.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Steam beer question
« on: August 26, 2010, 08:44:29 AM »
The esters are slightly astringent.

I appreciate extra info, but astringency is a dry mouthfeel, so I'm having a hard time interpreting what you're trying to tell us.

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: "Black I.P.A" recipe
« on: August 26, 2010, 08:41:48 AM »
Oh, one more question. I'm having trouble finding a local Homebrew supply store with Alexander's LME. Can I use a substitute?

Yes, you certainly can.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Your Homebrew Name
« on: August 26, 2010, 08:39:09 AM »
"Smokestack Lightning"   is the name!

I LOVE that song!

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The Pub / Re: Babalu
« on: August 25, 2010, 05:06:06 PM »
Thanks, Frank.  I'm glad to hear that things are slowly improving.  Sounds like Jeff's still got a way to go and my thoughts will be with him.

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Zymurgy / Re: 2010 Sept./Oct. - Batch Sparging
« on: August 25, 2010, 04:25:57 PM »
I'll definitely be looking for your article.  Is this your first Zymurgy article?

I'll also give you my review.  ;)

I've done at least one other (can't remember if there were more than that) and a few for BYO.

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Zymurgy / 2010 Sept./Oct. - Batch Sparging
« on: August 25, 2010, 02:02:56 PM »
If anyone has any questions related to my article, post 'em here!

But first, a correction...in the final paragraph, the sentence that begins "The only downside..." should read...

"The only downside to batch sparging is that it may be too fast!  A friend who brews 3 10 gal. batches at a time tried it and said it worked great, but didn't leave him enough extra time to deal with them all!"

Anyone who knows me knows how ludicrous is it to think of me doing 3 10 gal. batches at a time!

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Personally I buy as much as possible from my LHBS, and order some stuff online when it makes most sense.  I'm also friends with my LHBS owner, so there's some loyalty there.

Exactly my situation, too.  Our club does a group buy once a year throug a local brewery, and the prices are so low that I wouldn't think of asking my LHBS owner ( a good friend) to try to match them.  He probably pays more than that wholesale.  But once my malt from that purchase is used up, I make it a point to buy from him, and always get everything else through him.  As a former small business owner myself, I want to support the local guys as much as I possibly can.  But that doesn't extend as far as paying over double for sack of grain.

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The Pub / Let it be known.....
« on: August 25, 2010, 11:14:49 AM »
that Tom Schmidlin now has twice as many posts per day than I do!  Way to go, buddy!  I can take a break, now!  ;)

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Ingredients / Re: Ginger
« on: August 25, 2010, 09:46:35 AM »
OK, somebody's gotta say it....

I prefer brewing with Maryann!   ::)

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The Pub / Re: In case you wonder what happened to me
« on: August 25, 2010, 09:21:28 AM »
You mean GesHUNDheit!

Yep!  That's the one....

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Ingredients / Re: Great hop harvest this year!
« on: August 25, 2010, 09:10:47 AM »
Started my Cascade harvest yesterday.  I only harvest as much as my food dehydrator will hold at one time, so it's gonna take a while.  I got a lb. (wet) yesterday, and you can't even tell I touched the plant.

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The Pub / Re: In case you wonder what happened to me
« on: August 25, 2010, 09:06:43 AM »

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