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All Things Food / Re: Pizza Fatta en Casa
« on: November 09, 2010, 10:02:06 AM »
Anyone ever eaten at Aurelio's in Chicago. Perhaps this is the standard for Chicago Style Pizza...

...or so I'm told.

Bluesman, I've had Aurelio's many times and its great, the sauce is a little sweeter than most places. I don't get to have it much but when I do I go with their thin crust specialty pizza called the Super Six (The works - Sausage, Cheese, Green Pepper, Ham, Pepperoni, Mushrooms)

All Things Food / Re: Pizza Fatta en Casa
« on: November 09, 2010, 08:53:57 AM »
The new trend is to stick a fried egg on everything, especially burgers and pizza. I've had them on burgers and they are excellent.

I live in the area & we use these guys to fill our co2

J & B Welding Supplies
5305 West Ogden Avenue, Cicero, IL 60804-3505
(708) 447-2203

All Things Food / Re: Pizza Fatta en Casa
« on: November 08, 2010, 09:59:05 AM »
Here's a pic of a margherita pizza I made a while back. I live in Chicago and we have many styles of pizza. Thin, Pan, Deep Dish (what Lou Malnati's serves) & Stuffed (similar to a deep dish but with a layer of dough on top like a pie and then sauced). Do other areas of the U.S. have multiple styles as well? when I think of New York style I think of only the thin stuff, do they have any other types out there? Another pizza debate is the cutting of the pizza. In chicago we cut our thin pizzas in squares and in New York they do a pie shape cut.

The Pub / Re: Best Apps for iPod?
« on: October 26, 2010, 06:50:24 PM »
Pandora - Internet Radio (probably my favorite)
+1 Angry Birds
you can also download the BJCP Styles app

All Grain Brewing / Mashing Methods
« on: October 26, 2010, 02:14:52 PM »
Does anyone have a good resource for the mashing methods that include detailed steps & explanations for each of them and also contains the best method to use for specific beer styles? I've found quite a bit online but nothing that really covers the methods in great detail. Thanks 

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: October 21, 2010, 02:09:38 PM »
Our Belgian Dubbel we just kegged

you could always turn them in for free stuff

Other Fermentables / Re: '10 or '11
« on: October 20, 2010, 09:34:19 AM »
I'm guessing the year of the grapes harvest

 I've had a pretty weak performance from the last couple of whitelabs tubes I've used.

The last three Whitelab yeasts I've used have given me trouble, Switched to Wyeast smack packs with great results.

Not brewing this weekend. Just kegging our Belgian Dubbel & putting together a Marzen recipe(a little late)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: A Little Home Brew Survey
« on: October 13, 2010, 12:27:19 PM »
1) What is your age range?
   a. 21-35

2) What area do you reside in?
  c. Midwest

3). What do you do for a living?

4). How many children do you have?
    a. 0
5). How long have you been home brewing?
 b. 1-3 years
6). How much money do you spend on home brewing a year?
    b. $1,000-$2,000
7). How often do you participate in Home Brewing?
       c. Bi-Weekly

 Why did you begin home brewing?
for the end result

9) Do you have any home brewing goals?
just to improve each batch every time i brew

10).  How many hours per day do you spend online?
      d. 5+

11) What are the top 10 websites that you visit each day?

thats about it.

12) What forms of social media (ex: facebook, twitter, blogging) do you use the most to connect with home brewers and learn about home brewing itself?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/10 Edition
« on: September 08, 2010, 05:15:33 PM »
Kegging our IPA & brewing a Belgian Dubbel this Sunday

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: August 17, 2010, 05:20:15 PM »
Here's a pic of our Hefeweizen

Beer Travel / Re: Trip to Belgium in February
« on: August 17, 2010, 09:11:19 AM »
I was in Brussels about 5 years ago. I would suggest starting in Grande Place, have dinner & beers in the square, visit the row of chocolate shops and then branch out from there. Don't forget to stop and check out Manneken Pis

I did not visit the following but heard good things:

Delirium Cafe

LA MORT SUBITE (The Sudden Death): (Warmoesberg/Montagne Aux Herbes Potagères)

The Brewery Museum (Grote Markt 10, Grand'Place, 1000 Brussels) (mixed reviews)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Calculating IBUs
« on: August 13, 2010, 07:42:34 PM »
Projected gravity of boil is ~ 1.63. Getting the utilization from the chart in The New Complete Joy of Home Brewing pg.268

Approx. Specific Gravity of Boil 1.070, 30min 14% 45min 24% 60min 27%. seems like we are a little high but not to be off by ~2:1

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