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Beer Recipes / Re: A belgianish IPA
« on: November 01, 2011, 08:26:43 AM »

Denny - still using this recipe?

Yep, although sometimes I use Chinook for bittering instead of Summit.

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: 5.2 stablizer and partial mash
« on: October 31, 2011, 08:23:53 AM »
Limited use so far (5 5gallon batches) but I'd say it's working ok.  I'd also point out that my water out of the tap is very soft.  It seemed to work better on the darker beers I made.  I made a few lighter beers that didn't have any caramel or roasted malt and for those I did add a few ml of lactic to dial in the mash pH at around 5.4 measured at room temp.

Some have said in the past that there is an off flavor added by the 5.2 but I would point out that I entered a few of these extracts in a recent BJCP event and they were medal winners.

Did you check the pH after you added it?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Switching to Whole Hops!
« on: October 30, 2011, 12:51:35 PM »
Nope, just a U shaped pick up that pulls from the wall.  I didn't get a good trub pile I guess.  It was still fun and by the end of the year hopefully I'll have a good system down. 

yeah - that type of setup is not going to work with whole - you'll need some type of screen to have a better chance of success.

Or use hop bags.

Beer Recipes / Re: Thoughts On N. German Pils Grain Bill
« on: October 30, 2011, 09:58:42 AM »
I wouldn't add any carapils for a German pils.  Most of the time, I do pils malt only.  Every once in a while I'll sub in a lb. of Munich for a lb. of the pils.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What do you want Santa to bring you?!
« on: October 30, 2011, 07:17:42 AM »
Whoa now! It ain't even Halloween yet!  ;)

+ a billion!

The Pub / Re: CD to mp3
« on: October 30, 2011, 07:15:09 AM »
I can guarantee you that you'll like the Jimmy Guffre 3, 1961 on LP.  cheers, j

I might love the music, but I guarantee you that the sound quality would put a damper on my enjoyment.  I can't tell you how many concerts have been ruined for me because I spent more time thinking about the poor sound quality than the actual performance.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: CO2 tank in the fridge?
« on: October 30, 2011, 07:11:43 AM »
Either way you're using up space that could be used for 1 more keg

THAT'S pragmatic thinking!

Beer Recipes / Re: A Wiki Plea
« on: October 30, 2011, 07:10:20 AM »
Denny....How about starting a sticky thread, "Favorite Recipes" that can be put into the wiki. It would then have to be input by someone just as an emailed recipe would but might generate some interest.

I agree it would generate interest, but until there's a plan to get the recipes put into the wiki I'd rather not get ahead of myself.

Beer Recipes / Re: BVIP Final Gravity
« on: October 29, 2011, 11:23:51 AM »
Somewhere in the 1.026-28 range.

Beer Recipes / Re: A Wiki Plea
« on: October 29, 2011, 11:11:38 AM »
The wiki is underutilized and maybe under publicized.  It would be great to see more stuff there.  Maybe we should put a reminded in every BrewTechTalk and Zymurgy that goes out.  In the meantime, all we can do is keep reminding people (like this post) and asking them to put recipes in.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Switching to Whole Hops!
« on: October 29, 2011, 08:57:55 AM »
My experience is that Dave can be slow to answer emails.  Give him a call.

Beer Recipes / Re: A belgianish IPA
« on: October 29, 2011, 08:55:29 AM »
Hoppy belgian beers just taste like a train wreck to me. Give me a clean yeast characteristic with hops or let the belgian yeast character shine through. Different strokes, I guess.
I'm totally with you on this Keith.  To me, they clash more often than not.

Well, you guys have inspired me....guess what I'm gonna brew for NHC next summer?   ;D

Equipment and Software / Re: Cleaning a Cold plate and a Therminator
« on: October 29, 2011, 08:53:27 AM »
The products you mention are sanitizers, not cleaners.

Beer Recipes / Re: English/American Hybrid
« on: October 29, 2011, 08:52:14 AM »
Ninkasi (and others, I'm sure) makes killer AIPAs with English yeast. 

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