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The Pub / I have a fever
« on: April 16, 2012, 08:52:39 AM »
I like turtles.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Hop Topics
« on: April 15, 2012, 09:14:26 AM »
Believe we had them as separate at first, sort of useless and too much segmentation and too many subforums.

blech.

This.  We purposely decided to prune the number of separate topic area.  We had gotten complaints about the structure being too complicated.  Guess you can't plese everybody...


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All Grain Brewing / 10% Malted Wheat
« on: April 14, 2012, 11:12:39 AM »
Contemplating a recipe here. Haven't used malted wheat in anything for donkey's years. Am I going to want/need rice hulls, or at 10% will I most likely get away without a stuck run off.

Unless you have a seriously screwed up mashing system ( and knowing you I doubt it) 10% wheat shouldn't be a problem at all.


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General Homebrew Discussion / The Secondary Topic Revisited
« on: April 14, 2012, 11:10:55 AM »
You all have managed to convince me that doing a secondary fermentation isn't necessary for most beers. I'm curious - is the opinion the same for lagers?

Pretty much so.  I do. long primary, a d rest if needed, then keg for lagering.


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Ingredients / Re: british pale ale malt vs american 2 row
« on: April 14, 2012, 08:40:34 AM »
the American varieties have a more "cookie" like taste and the British has a more "biscuit" like taste.

Don't British people call cookies 'biscuits?'

Absolutely.

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Ingredients / Re: Best hop for 100% pale malt
« on: April 14, 2012, 08:39:44 AM »
In general, I prefer to use at least 2 different types of hops for a bit more complexity.

I agree with you.  While SMASH beers are a great way to learn the flavor if ingredients, I have yet to taste one that I really liked as a beer instead of an experiment.  They just seem one dimensional and boring to me.

I have a SMaSH beer on that I really like.  Bohemian Pilsner malt and Saaz hops.   ;)

That might be the exception, Jeff.  When I was at Beer Camp, SN had maybe 5 different SMASH beers tap.  I tried them all and I don't think I finished a pint of any of them.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Boiling in an erlenmeyer flask
« on: April 14, 2012, 08:34:02 AM »
I eventually gave up on boiling starters in my flask.  My problem was that the design was the perfect shape to shoot wort onto the ceiling above the stove.  My method now is to boil in a pot and then pour the cool wort into the sanitized flask.


I gave up on that too.  Not worth the mess.

I'll third that.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Recipe Help!
« on: April 14, 2012, 08:32:27 AM »
If you're batch sparging, mash with whatever ratio you like.  I usually use between 1.5-1.75 qt./lb.  After you run off your mash, measure how much you got.  Subtract that from the amount you want to boil.  The answer you get is how much sparge water to use.

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All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: April 13, 2012, 02:40:18 PM »
No zucchini????  Man, zucchini on the grill is one of my favorite things to eat.
Yeah, we love zukes.  Grilled is awesome, but I even like to grate it and mix it in with taco meat.

I like to mix 'em with egg, onion, bread crumbs, whatever and make zucchini cakes.

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Ingredients / Re: Hops Direct Yard Sale
« on: April 13, 2012, 02:38:54 PM »
I'm a fan of the Sonnet Goldings if anyone was thinking about giving those a try.  $10/lb . . . less than i paid for them :(

I ordered a pound of these today. What kind of flavors and aromas do you get from them? Any particular styles that they're well-suited for?
I find them similar to other Goldings, I sub them all of the time.

Over on Brews-Bros., there's a guy who says he uses them all the time and they're fairly citrus.  Do you get any of that, Tom?

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Thanks for your efforts, Cindy.

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All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: April 13, 2012, 10:29:12 AM »
No zucchini????  Man, zucchini on the grill is one of my favorite things to eat.

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Beer Travel / Re: PHL
« on: April 13, 2012, 10:10:39 AM »
my father turns 70 that week.

Happy Birthday to him!  It's freaky to think that your father is only 10 years older than I am!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Metal rod for measuring volume
« on: April 13, 2012, 10:09:06 AM »
We'll see.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Metal rod for measuring volume
« on: April 13, 2012, 09:25:30 AM »
I just tear off a piece of paper towel maybe an inch wide and 2-3 inches long, roll it up, and stuff it in the end of the sight glass.

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