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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: This is Belgium
« on: December 29, 2016, 01:14:46 PM »
What about those Belgian endives? What kind of person deprives a vegetable of light? Typical.
Isn't that the fancy lettuce that comes in the bagged salad kits I buy at Wal-Mart?

All Grain Brewing / Re: Low Oxygen Conclusions?
« on: December 29, 2016, 11:26:26 AM »
But I thought LODO was supposed to improve my beer? Why wouldn't it be for me?

You, like I, obviously prefer crappy beer....;)
Come on Denny.  Really?  People on both sides of the LODO argument need to quit doing this.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Low Oxygen Conclusions?
« on: December 29, 2016, 11:24:10 AM »
But I thought LODO was supposed to improve my beer? Why wouldn't it be for me?
Looks like you answered your own question three posts before.

Ingredients / Re: CaraMunich II
« on: December 29, 2016, 11:21:40 AM »
Maybe I should kick in 3522. I can build up a big starter of it and try it on the BGSA and the pale....
I love 3522 for my Belgian Pale Ale.

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Holiday Ale Tweaks
« on: December 29, 2016, 08:20:48 AM »
Frankly, while I know it's fun starting off to go crazy on recipes, I'd suggest you think about simplifying that recipe.

those with 10 flavors end up with just one flavor. Brown
True.  I remember my maple bacon Porter.  A salty brown beer.  After that I read Drew Beechum's "Brewing on the Ones" article and greatly improved my beer.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: This is Belgium
« on: December 29, 2016, 08:15:33 AM »
Brussels sprouts?
Those go with bacon fat, not waffles.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Low Oxygen Conclusions?
« on: December 29, 2016, 08:13:30 AM »
Yes in cans.  I'll have to try it again

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Holiday Ale Tweaks
« on: December 28, 2016, 11:08:25 PM »
Yes good advice.  Steeping is for specialty malts.  I never get a straight up malt character from Victory.  I hate that malt more than black patent. Aromatic and biscuit taste good to me in small amounts.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Low Oxygen Conclusions?
« on: December 28, 2016, 11:04:28 PM »
Not having used that malt before I can't speak to what it's going to taste like. If you picked up dough in your first one I would say maybe not.
Maybe it's not for you, which is a distinct possibility. Do you taste lingering fresh grain in a beer like bitburger or any mass produced and German?
I've had Bitburger many times and never get "fresh grain" flavor. In Missouri I get 6-month old Bitburger so maybe that's the reason.  I do get fresh grain flavor from Urban Chestnut's Zwickel and Shlafly's Helles, Kolsh and "White Lager."

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Campden tablet question
« on: December 28, 2016, 02:51:09 PM »
Wow 35F water?  I usually fill my kettle the night before brewing, add 1/4-1/2 crushed campden tablet to each kettle (water is about 65F), stir and let it sit overnight.  The water get heated when I start brewing.  Sorry, I don't know if you can dissolve it in hot water first but I would assume so.  Hopefully Martin will see this.

Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Holiday Ale Tweaks
« on: December 28, 2016, 02:46:21 PM »
I think you answered your own question.  Cut out the simple sugars and replace with DME.  As Jim said, MO needs to be mashed so either do a mini-mash or get MO extract.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: No carbonation on first barrel aged beer
« on: December 28, 2016, 02:30:21 PM »
Good advice from everyone.  One thing to keep in mind with high abv beer there are more compounds in solution so there is less volume available for CO2 to go into solution.  A higher abv would be expected to be less carbonated but definitely not flat.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Brewing Science vs. Citizen Science
« on: December 28, 2016, 09:50:49 AM »
You're presuming by vested I was referring only to money... I wasn't at all.

No, I got that.

Being accused of biased is like being accused of breathing air-- it's ubiquitous and inescapable.

Which is why is said, "No one from GBF, Brulosophy, me or anyone is free from bias.  That is the limitation of experiments with people."

Rather than providing actual relevant evidence, they've deferred to 70+ year old papers (appeal to antiquity)

I'm aware of that logical fallacy. If you call research published in peer-reviewed journals in the 1990's and 2000's an appeal to antiquity or authority then I don't understand logic (which I admit is a possibility).

I'm a skeptical person and questioned the LODO guys often.  One of my main concerns was the lack of available research.  After some Googling it's apparent this is a legit concern- it's just harder to find the information because we aren't members of the BA, MBAA or brewing science students.  The only question left for me is whether it is worth the effort as a homebrewer who rarely has a keg last longer than 2-3 weeks.

All Grain Brewing / Brewing Science vs. Citizen Science
« on: December 27, 2016, 11:42:37 PM »
Suppose Marshall puts LODO to the test. He only follows a few of the LODO techniques and finds no significant difference.

Response- hey dummy, you missed X Y and Z. Valid argument.

Response- oh ya? Well, you have advertising and sell t-shirts. Invalid argument that doesn't really make the thing look all that good.

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I agree but Marshall was the one that mentioned a vested interest.  Granted Big Monk baited him. I was pointing out that Marshall could easily be accused of the same thing.  I like his experiments but if one accused him of bias because of it that's a fair point.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: My Brew Years Resolution
« on: December 27, 2016, 11:25:04 PM »
We're planning on moving states in 2018 so my goals for 2017 mostly involve winding down my current brewing and using the ingredients I have on hand without buying much more. I'd rather move beer than grain so I'll have something to drink while getting settled into a new living environment.

My 2017 beers will mostly be dialing in working with my mixed saison culture, brewing a little more spontaneously fermented beers (very early 2017), a few more sour beers and a handful of hoppy beers to exhaust some of the hops in the freezer.

To what region are you moving?

Jealous, I'd love to live around that area. Why don't I? I'm 33, not married, no kids, no set I gotta makes some gawd d@mn changes!

The housing prices are rough but otherwise why not? So much good beer.

  I lived there a long time ago [Golden area] and hated it, couldn't wait to GTFOOD! To be fair, there are a whole lot worse places though.

We're looking at areas closer to downtown if we can find something in our price range that is large enough for my wife's demands. I really don't want to live in the suburbs. I've lived in suburbs my entire life. We don't have kids so there's no draw to find good schools or a quiet neighborhood.
Yes but the suburbs on the west side are closer to the foothills and front range.  Also easier to get to Boulder from that side IME.  If you like the outdoors places like Lakewood and Golden are closer.  If you work downtown, nevermind- better live downtown as rush hour sucks.

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