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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Tried my first India Black Ale
« on: September 08, 2012, 09:06:30 AM »
I have never had a black IPA that I thought was worth the glass it was served in. Just a style that clashes in every way to my taste buds.

Yeah, I feel the same way.  To me, the roast and the hops just aren't a pleasant combo.

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General Homebrew Discussion / What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/7
« on: September 07, 2012, 07:57:40 AM »
The words "Session IPA" make me want to scream.....


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what temp do you plan to mash at and for how long? That will have an impact on the perception of IBU/GU ratio.

That's a great point.  The ratio is a good place to start, but when you drink the beer it all becomes subjective.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: homebrew turning black
« on: September 06, 2012, 01:03:12 PM »
Just throwing it out there. ;)

Well, he threw out the beer so you might as well!  ;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: homebrew turning black
« on: September 06, 2012, 12:17:40 PM »
Sounds like autolysis to me.

I've never heard of autolysis making a beer turn black.

I had a Saison left on the yeast for months turn from straw-colored to what can be comparatively considered "black". While the brew did not stink it was quite reminiscent of soy-sauce and was very unpleasant. A dumper.

But he said the pale ale that turned black was "recently made".

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Questions about the forum? / Re: Avatars
« on: September 06, 2012, 10:44:49 AM »
For whatever reason it looks like PHP's SESSION_ID is getting concatenated to the dl query string, and appears to be invalid. I would suggest not including the sessionid in the string.

I sent this suggestion on to IT.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: homebrew turning black
« on: September 06, 2012, 10:42:52 AM »
Sounds like autolysis to me.

I've never heard of autolysis making a beer turn black.

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The Pub / Re: Glass Shape Affects Drinking Speed
« on: September 06, 2012, 08:46:45 AM »
the title needs a coma  after the word drinking ;D

Good one!

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Events / Re: NHC Location Application
« on: September 06, 2012, 08:43:40 AM »
I'm sure Drew or one of the other guys will chime in be here's a start:

http://ahaclubs.homebrewersassociation.org/NHCplanningguide

Yep, the first thing to do is read through that doc so you can see what's expected.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Pellet packs
« on: September 06, 2012, 08:42:04 AM »
If you ask me, this is a dumb idea. Especially the fact that they are not reusable and that you may have to use as many as 4-5 which increases the batch cost by $ 2.50.

Kai

Yep.  Those are my main problems with them, too.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Pellet packs
« on: September 06, 2012, 08:41:23 AM »
You what?!?  Prefer pellets?  Easier to store 20lbs? :D

Yep.  And they stay good longer.

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Ingredients / Re: Dry hop-cigaring?
« on: September 06, 2012, 08:37:03 AM »
Nicotine is very toxic stuff. While I enjoy the taste and aroma of a fine cigar, I would not recommend ever using tobacco in any sort of food product.

THIS^^^

Don't do it, Doug.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Pellet packs
« on: September 05, 2012, 02:51:41 PM »
Interesting concept.  I'v e come to usually prefer pellets.  The packs look cool, but I'd feel better about using them if they were reusable.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: step-mashing, and when is it inappropriate?
« on: September 05, 2012, 01:07:48 PM »
Like Kai mentioned, British and usually American styles do not use a step mash (although somebody can probably come up with an exception!).

Would you say that just comes down to a preference thing or perhaps just a brew house set up versus something necessary to the style? I know that spending more time at one range (beta vs alpha) can potentially change the body/fermentability, but don't ever recall reading anywhere that one brew style or another you ought not step mash.

I don't mean to belabor the topic by any means — just seeking out more knowledge on the subject.   :D

It comes back to the malts used as much as anything.  British maltsters make highly modified malts so step mashing isn't a requirement.  I think it comes down to tradition, also.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: step-mashing, and when is it inappropriate?
« on: September 05, 2012, 12:30:54 PM »
Like Kai mentioned, British and usually American styles do not use a step mash (although somebody can probably come up with an exception!).

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