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The Pub / Re: 4 Restaraunts Where You'll Never Get a Table
« on: June 26, 2011, 08:57:32 AM »
Got no problem with a good $10 sandwich and you just proved that a healthy meal can be had for far under $200.

Of course it can.  And you can buy a painting at a discount store for a few bucks.  A Monet will cost more.  It's an individual choice, and just because one person doesn't mean that it's wrong for others.

Beer Recipes / Re: Rye IPA - Why the Wheat?
« on: June 26, 2011, 08:53:25 AM »
I don't think it's a "mistaken impression" that wheat malt will aid in head retention. I agree that you don't need wheat to have great foaming qualities, but wheat can and does aid in foam stability IME.

In theory, I agree that the additional proteins from wheat _can_ aid foam formation.  In reality, like you say Keith, you can get great foam without it.  If you have fermentation issues with your beer, more proteins won't help you.  and then of course there's the example of Duvel, which has some of the best foam around,and is made from only pils malt and sugar.

Say, could a lot of unconverted starches in the boil possibly cause this flavor? On my last batch, my efficiency was pretty poor...around 65%. I wonder if this could be contributing to it? I haven't done an iodine conversion test in a while, so I think I'll go ahead and do one on the next batch. I also normally do a 60 minute mash....maybe going to 75 min or even 90 could help?

Personally, I feel like it's so easy to get false readings from the iodine test that it's useless.  If your temp was correct and you held it for 60 min., there's almost no chance you didn't get conversion. It's more likely you have poor extraction efficiency rather than poor conversion efficiency.

The Pub / Re: Got the Nod
« on: June 25, 2011, 09:49:25 AM »
Being a hippie is "cool" nowadays???

Always has been....

The Pub / Re: Got the Nod
« on: June 25, 2011, 08:50:30 AM »
It's two days before Burning Man and in the opposite direction.

and they call ME a hippie!

Still, BIAB is becoming such a popular method, you'd think that more people would have this problem if this were the case.
You're only the second person I know of outside of Australia, who does BIAB.  Maybe more people aren't having the problem because your situation isn't that common to begin with,

Or maybe they are but just don't recognize it.

The Pub / Re: Got the Nod
« on: June 25, 2011, 07:40:38 AM »
Way to go, Sean!

The Pub / Re: RIP Columbo
« on: June 24, 2011, 02:34:45 PM »

I'm now officially embarrassed. I got this mixed up with The Princess Diaries, which was silly and sucked.

Oh, well in that case, I'm in total agreement!

The Pub / Re: RIP Columbo
« on: June 24, 2011, 02:11:27 PM »
I loved him in Colombo, but really the thing that cemented him in the heart of my generation was the grandfather in Princess Bride.

You have to be the first person I've ever heard admit that they actually watched Princess Bride. :D

You have to be the first person I've heard of who hasn't watched and loved it.  I'm sorry for you....

The Pub / Re: RIP Columbo
« on: June 24, 2011, 12:53:03 PM »

God, I LOVE that movie!!!  The remake totally sucked.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: UNDERPITCHING, Could it be desirable
« on: June 24, 2011, 11:01:08 AM »
It's funny people talk about modern fermentation temperatures with saisons...this style was originally to be fermented WARM, like in the 80's.  

In general, that's true.  But 3711 likes it cooler.

All Grain Brewing / Re: grain bill for imperial IPA
« on: June 24, 2011, 11:00:23 AM »
I wouldn't eliminate it entirely, you get flavors from the crystal besides just sweetness.  I keep the crystal malts to about 5% of the grist, and use about 7% sugar for my IIPA.

I'm darn close to those amounts, too.

All Grain Brewing / Re: grain bill for imperial IPA
« on: June 24, 2011, 10:44:59 AM »
would the sugar not also lighten the body as well though?

Yeah, as it should.  I wouldn't use the carapils at all.  Keep in mind that an all grain beer at that OG is gonna be pretty thick.

Are we sure it is actually tannins that are the problem as opposed to the flavor of grains?

I don't think that's been established.

All Grain Brewing / Re: grain bill for imperial IPA
« on: June 24, 2011, 10:35:41 AM »
IMO, an IIPA needs to have some sugar in it to dry it out.  To me, that's what differentiates it from an AM. BW.

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