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The Pub / Rogue Beard Beer
« on: June 20, 2012, 03:40:16 PM »
As far as I can tell, nobody's brewed anything with it, at least commercially.


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I try to use the same bill, same ratio and amount of water to gain consistency. Then you can extrapolate what will happen if you increase/reduce the amounts.

This sounds like a good approach. The problem is brewing the same grain bill more than once  ;D

IMO, that's one of the keys to learning to be a great brewer.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Crickets
« on: June 20, 2012, 11:14:28 AM »
When I opened this thread, I thought it was going to be about Dan Listerman's latest beer.

You and me both, Chumley! 

I'll start posting links to NHC pics and videos tomorrow.

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Events / Re: NHC Newbie Guide online
« on: June 18, 2012, 01:05:12 PM »

Chrispy told me he tried every beer at club night a couple years ago, but he had a glass the size of a thimble.

I can't verify that he tried every beer, but I remember the glass!  I just use my normal conference glass, but I don't start until late in the day and I only take a small taste of the beer.  I have decided that dying at the conference would kinda put a damper on things!

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I think that in a lot of commercial breweries it's common to see whirlpool additions, where the hops steep for a period of time in the 180-200F temp range.  You're starting to see more homebrewers doing that also.  I think the "add at flameout and bang on the chiller" method is still likely the most prevalent, though.  I also see a trend where dry hopping either replaces or is used in conjunction with late additions.  It's the opinion of a lot of people (myself included) that it's a more useful method.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: How Full Should We Fill Our Kegs?
« on: June 18, 2012, 12:49:34 PM »
Taps on your fridge wouldn't require any additional room.  Cheap it ain't though.


No, but a place to put the CO2 bottle does.  Believe me, it's not like I haven't thought about it!

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Beer Recipes / Re: some type of rypa
« on: June 18, 2012, 09:40:57 AM »
why is that??? do you feel that the flavors dont meld well?

Yeah, I feel like the rye fights with the Munich and/or British yeast.  But everyone has their own tastes.  If you can taste it in your mind and think it'll work, go for it.  That's the key....don't just throw ingredients together.  Use your "taste imagination" so you get an idea of what you're creating.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: 87.9% apparent attenuation...
« on: June 18, 2012, 09:39:08 AM »
I just got 86.5% with 1056.  Beer tastes great.  I wouldn't worry about yours.

+1.  That strain just goes a little crazy sometimes....

Not to mention that a lot depends on your wort.  I recently got 88.1% with 1450 with a fermentable wort.

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Events / Re: NHC Newbie Guide online
« on: June 18, 2012, 09:37:50 AM »
There's an app for iPhone and iPad called "Around Me" that lists restaurants and other places near wherever you are.  It's worked great for me, and I'm hoping that trend will continue in Bellevue.

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Beer Recipes / Re: some type of rypa
« on: June 18, 2012, 08:44:57 AM »
I find that for rye malt to be really noticeable, it needs to be at least 15% of your total grist.  And just a word of warning....for MY tastes (obviously not everyone's), I don't care for large amounts of Munich or British yeast with rye.  YMMV.

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Events / Re: NHC Newbie Guide online
« on: June 18, 2012, 08:42:17 AM »
BTW, speaking of the newbie guide....how the hell did I get mentioned as being scarier than Drew??

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Events / Re: NHC Newbie Guide online
« on: June 18, 2012, 08:41:33 AM »
So..... I understand there is no food included? A bunch of people drinking beer all day long on empty stomachs sounds like a highschool kegger.

There will of course be food at the banquet if you bought the whole package.  There is food in the hotel and in the nearby area around the hotel.  You're responsible for feeding yourself.  And nobody's forcing you to drink beer all day long...take a break.  Last yuear, I never drank more than a total of 4 pints in a day and I still got to try dozens of beers. 

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Beer Recipes / Re: some type of rypa
« on: June 18, 2012, 08:10:07 AM »
A lb. of rye won't add a lot of flavor, depending on what you want.

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Events / Re: NHC Newbie Guide online
« on: June 18, 2012, 08:04:42 AM »
There are water dispensers all over the place.  We encourage people to stay hydrated with something besides the beer.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: 87.9% apparent attenuation...
« on: June 18, 2012, 08:03:18 AM »
I just got 86.5% with 1056.  Beer tastes great.  I wouldn't worry about yours.

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