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Beer Recipes / Re: Check out my IIPA recipe.
« on: May 20, 2010, 09:39:09 AM »
I think you may have nailed it in that recipe. Course you could always add more hops!  ;D

+1 to both!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Recent Headlines
« on: May 20, 2010, 09:25:36 AM »
I'll ask if whoever compiles those for TechTalk can post them here, also.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Questions after first all grain
« on: May 20, 2010, 09:20:57 AM »
Has anyone ever conducted the test where the gravity of the mash is tested after adding and stirring in the sparge water and then after a 10 min sparge rest and another good stir?

Kai

I did about 8-9 years ago, which is about when I started questioning if a rest after adding the sparge water was necessary.  At that point, it didn't seem to change anything.  But I'll try it agin and take better notes.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Recent Headlines
« on: May 20, 2010, 09:18:44 AM »
Do you mean TechTalk headlines?

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I would like the AHA to provide guidance for sponsoring charity events that provide homebrew.

I agree, that would be great.  I don't know how realistic it is to expect the AHA to be aware of every local regulation, but if it could be done, it would sure be a help.

I'd like to be able to ship bottles to the NHC (or any competition for that matter) without having to lie about the contents, or feel like I'm doing something illegal.


The AHA is hard at work on that and it keeps getting closer.  I hope we'll have good news before long.

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Hi, Martin.  Nice to see you here.

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The Pub / Re: Stereo - specifically turntable - help
« on: May 19, 2010, 10:42:12 AM »
Damn, Keith, I just threw away a phono preamp yesterday as I was cleaning out the studio. 

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Questions after first all grain
« on: May 19, 2010, 08:41:46 AM »
Yeah, while it makes some sense, you;d have to check the gravity throughout the runoff, as Kai suggests, to confirm it.  I can tell you that I runoff all the wort for a 5.5 gal. batch (about 7.5-8 gal.) in 15 min. of less.  That includes mash runoff, stirring in the sparge water, vorlauf, and sparge runoff.    That's about as fast as I can go.  So it looks like my fastest time is about what fritzeye slowed down to.

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This is a great article explaining foam formation and retention, and it includes some tests you can do that help to determine where your problem might be.

http://byo.com/stories/article/indices/35-head-retention/697-getting-good-beer-foam-techniques

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Beer Recipes / Re: Check out my IIPA recipe.
« on: May 18, 2010, 02:47:08 PM »
I'd bump the crystal up to a lb. for flavor, as well as subbing maybe 2-4 lb. of Munich for the pale malt.  Maybe add another 1/2 lb. of sugar.  And I'm not a fan of Magnum for bittering IPA/IIPA.  I prefer something more aggressive.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Questions after first all grain
« on: May 18, 2010, 08:19:48 AM »
Great job. From what I understand any efficiency in that range yields the the meat and potatoes part of the grain.  I batch sparge as per Denny and one thing I did notice is that when I slowed down my run off to about 15 minutes from 5 minutes, my efficiency got 5-10 points higher.

Boy, that's interesting!  I've tried all different speeds without any difference.  I wonder why it's different for us?

Denny, do you suppose that by slowing the speed down that fritzeye might actually be allowing a more complete conversion = a longer mash time?  Just a thought and wondering.



I guess that's a possibility I hadn't considered, Dean.  Seems like a logical idea.

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The Pub / Re: Howdy everybody!
« on: May 17, 2010, 02:21:13 PM »
Hey, Mr. Monk!

In the immortal words of Jethro Gump (anybody been around long enough to remember him?)

"The more I know about beer, the more I know I need to learn more about beer!"

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The Pub / Re: RIP Ronnie James Dio
« on: May 17, 2010, 02:19:32 PM »
Yeah...isn't that Ozzie Osborn's backup band??  ;)

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The Pub / Re: RIP Ronnie James Dio
« on: May 17, 2010, 12:44:58 PM »
You guys make me feel even older than I usually do!  I know the name but can't say I could tell you anything he'd ever done.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Black Rye IPA
« on: May 14, 2010, 02:56:54 PM »
And richard, the reason is to minimize the roast contributions of the grain since part of the fascination with the whole "black IPA" thing is the color of a stout/porter but minimal roast.

Then Sinamar would be the way to go.  Very dark color, no flavor, easily used.

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