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Messages - yso191

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The Pub / Re: Bwahahaha
« on: February 22, 2015, 09:53:17 PM »
I love beer and cigars too.  Whiskey- not so much. 

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The Pub / Re: Bwahahaha
« on: February 22, 2015, 01:57:37 PM »
Posted by a guy who's screen name is major vices.  Now we know...

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The Pub / Re: Lucky bastard
« on: February 22, 2015, 06:32:11 AM »
Lucky Bastard is my favorite of the bastards.

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Ingredients / Re: Michigan Hops Farms Expanding.
« on: February 19, 2015, 11:41:26 AM »
I've been meaning to post an observation of mine.  This Winter I have noticed a BIG increase in new hop fields going in.  There is one about 2 miles from my house that alone is probably 200 acres.  And it is just one of at least a half-dozen new fields I've seen.

Apparently the thinking is that there is another hop shortage coming up - or at least good profit margins to be made in the next few years.

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The Pub / Re: AHA governing committee elections
« on: February 18, 2015, 02:49:49 PM »
I voted for Jonathan.  I understand that I get a can of Heady Topper now.  When should I expect it?

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Ingredients / Malt Lot Analysis (or COA) look-up function
« on: February 17, 2015, 11:43:02 AM »
Some of you will find value in this...

https://bsgcraftbrewing.com/MaltAnalysis

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General Homebrew Discussion / CO2 when dumping yeast
« on: February 16, 2015, 04:14:13 PM »
How many of you with conicals hook CO2 to the top of the vessel when dumping yeast in order to avoid introducing oxygen?

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All Things Food / Re: The Flavor Bible
« on: February 15, 2015, 01:50:06 PM »
I love that book.  Had it on my iPad for a year or so.  I reference it primarily to coordinate hop flavors.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: accident proves theory
« on: February 14, 2015, 11:59:19 AM »
This does work good if you are in a hurry.  The only caution is to make sure there is less pressure in the keg than your what you have the regulator set at.  Otherwise beer will travel up your CO2 line and ruin your regulator.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Hops to pair with trois
« on: February 13, 2015, 05:12:34 PM »
I did a Black IPA with Brett trois earlier this year.  I used Centennial, Amarillo and Citra.  It turned out pretty good, but I would up the flavor/Aroma hops as they were subdued from what I like.  here is what I did:

2.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 10.0 min
2.00 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 10.0 min
2.00 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Dry Hop 14.0 Days
2.00 oz Amarillo [8.50 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days

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The Pub / Re: Will beer cans be the "Food Babe's" next target?
« on: February 12, 2015, 09:15:57 AM »
I don't know about the science.  I think Mother Earth News often takes a Chicken Little approach to the latest food scare without serious unbiased investigation. 

That being said, I don't like canned beer.  It does not taste the same as bottled beer.  Don't ask me why or how, I am just stating my impression.

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Ingredients / Re: Pellet vs. Leaf Hops
« on: February 12, 2015, 08:58:22 AM »
I don't know if things have changed since Yakima Chief and Hop Union merged, but I know the recent operations manager at Hop Union before the merge.  He was working hard to get ALL the hop pelletizing done by the end of January specifically because of the freshness issue.  (He now works for BSG here in the valley).

As you know different hop varieties are harvested at different times in the season, so that is what largely determines when a hop gets pelletized.  What I'm not sure of is whether AA content determines when in the pelletizing schedule a hop gets done.  I wonder at this because high AA hops are extremely flammable.  A couple of years ago a hop warehouse burned because they were not used to the unique handling necessary for very high AA hops.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hop Teas and other Hoppy techniques
« on: February 12, 2015, 08:47:07 AM »
I also am a proponent of a single 60 minute bittering charge and a single 170* hop stand.  One only gets 2 things from hops: Alpha Acids and oils.  A full 60 minute boil is the most efficient way to get AA into your beer.  Hop oils boil at very low temperatures compared to wort, so lower is better, but below 170* risks infection, so...  For me those are the only two additions.

Can one get a different hop flavor profile by doing multiple hop additions late in the boil?  Yes, but I'd argue that is the result of specific hop oils leaving your wort, changing the mix.  I'd sooner not add hops than just see the their oils boil off like DMS.

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Homebrewer Bios / Re: Brewer Bio: flbrewer
« on: February 11, 2015, 06:46:11 PM »
Shorts and T-shirt in February  :'(.  I'm jealous.   Nice brewing setup!  And good to put a face with the screen name.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Just started a new arrogant bastard ipa clone
« on: February 11, 2015, 12:51:53 PM »
Since Arrogant Bastard is a pretty hefty beer ABV wise, I would say leave it in your fermentation vessel at least two weeks, maybe more.  You can still test final gravity regardless of the original gravity though.  I assume you bought a kit - what final gravity did it say you should end up with? 

As mentioned above, the only transfer I would do is to the bottling bucket which would have the corn sugar in it so that the yeast will have something to eat to provide the carbonation in the bottle.  I would also say that two weeks in the bottle is a minimum, but a good time to open one to see how they are carbing up.

I have never bottled out of a bucket (When I bottle it is out of a keg), so maybe someone else can chime in to describe the best way to do that.

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