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Beer Recipes / Re: Hopslam Clone?
« on: February 02, 2013, 11:35:56 AM »
Well since you asked, if you have the time culture op some from a bottle of one of the beers like Bells Amber or Pale Ale. I have done that for some of my Bells clones.

The Chico yeast 001/1056 will do it, make sure you have a big starter, aerate well when you pitch, and even give it some more air when it is 8 to 12 hours after the pitch. Control those temperatures so it doesn't get too hot or estery.


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Beer Recipes / Re: Hopslam Clone?
« on: February 02, 2013, 11:13:33 AM »
I did not run the IBU level for that, but Hopslam is in the 60s. What do yo have?

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: cornelius vs firestone
« on: February 02, 2013, 09:35:14 AM »
I only do one keg at a time!

From learning the hard way, me too.

Euge - like the tagline from Feynman.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: cornelius vs firestone
« on: February 02, 2013, 08:22:46 AM »
What's the difference between a firestone and cornelius keg?  They look the same, but the posts are different.

I think you mean that these are ball locks, but the posts have detail differences.

For ball locks, you need to know that there were several manufactures, Firestone (I know I have some of those), Spartanberg, Cornelius and John Wood (never seen those). There are at least 3 different posts designs for corny kegs, Northern Brewer calls those A,B,C type. Williams Brewing also has a breakdown by manufacturer.

http://www.northernbrewer.com/connect/2011/08/choosing-the-correct-keg-parts/
Pictures
http://www.northernbrewer.com/shop/catalogsearch/result/?q=keg+post+assembly
http://www.williamsbrewing.com/MALE-POSTS-POST-PARTS-C297.aspx



Pin locks are shorter and wider, I do have one that was converted to ball lock.

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Questions about using corn meal
« on: February 01, 2013, 08:55:18 PM »
I wonder about any flavor differences with corn meal instead of whole or flaked corn.
I think there is a difference. Flakes have a little less in my experience.

Once a friend asked Ron Jefferies about the differences in wheat - Raw vs flaked vs malted. He talked for close to 10 minutes about the flavors and how to use them in beers. In retrospect, I should have had a pencil and paper in my hands and not the pint of beer.
I figure it would make a difference since most cornmeal has the husk and germ removed.

There is also the cereal mash that add some cooking. Jeff Renner makes his CAP these days often with polenta cereal mashed in a pressure cooker. That gives some more flavors due to the higher temp.

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Questions about using corn meal
« on: February 01, 2013, 07:51:02 PM »
I wonder about any flavor differences with corn meal instead of whole or flaked corn.
I think there is a difference. Flakes have a little less in my experience.

Once a friend asked Ron Jefferies about the differences in wheat - Raw vs flaked vs malted. He talked for close to 10 minutes about the flavors and how to use them in beers. In retrospect, I should have had a pencil and paper in my hands and not the pint of beer.


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Beer Recipes / Re: Doppelbock recipes
« on: February 01, 2013, 03:50:22 PM »
Kao has a good one on his page. You tasted that one in Minneapolis.  ;)

Link?  Please.

http://braukaiser.com/wiki/index.php?title=Imperator

Thanks.  Wasn't sure if "Kao" was someone I've not heard of...

Proof once again that I can not type for a darned. Especially on the new smart phone.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Conference pointers
« on: February 01, 2013, 01:31:51 PM »

Except Mike Bardallis didn't make it last year, and may not this year.  :(


I'm not following, do I know Mike Bardallis?
If you went to NHCs in San Diego and before, you would instantly recognize him, and his wife Annette.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Doppelbock recipes
« on: February 01, 2013, 01:28:31 PM »
Kao has a good one on his page. You tasted that one in Minneapolis.  ;)

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Equipment and Software / Re: pump noise
« on: February 01, 2013, 11:57:11 AM »
Have you considered cavitation as a noise source? Make sure the inlet is free of kinks or obstructions. Can you mount the pump lower, so that there is more head on the inlet?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Conference pointers
« on: February 01, 2013, 11:49:45 AM »
If you haven't seen the First Time Attendee guide, it's a good read.
 
http://www.ahaconference.org/conference/frst-time-attendee-guide/
 
I guess it depends on your situation, but I would only consider the "social only" options if I lived nearby. It seems like a waste to spend money on travel and hotel and not spend $60 to attend the seminars.

Except Mike Bardallis didn't make it last year, and may not this year.  :(

I used to get the full package without the banquet, but since Sean Paxton has been the chef, I now ALWAYS get the full conference with banquet.
Club Night is the best part, except for the seminars, which are also the best part, unless you count the banquet, which is the best part, but the best part is getting to see all the friends you've made each year.

That was what I was thinking. Especially the friends from over the year part.

The Sean Paxton banquets are always a special treat.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Water Book!!!
« on: February 01, 2013, 11:43:39 AM »
I think I saw that on Amazon before Christmas. Will order from the AHA. If it is as good as Hops and Yeast, it will be worth the wait. Yes it is taking a while. John says he wants it to be the resource on water for pros and homebrewers. Maybe Martin can give a status?

The Malt book is to be written by John Mallet, Brewery Production Manager at Bells. John has been at Bells for some time. I know at one time he was at Dominion in VA, and he has a Russel Scherer award for Brewery Innovations from the BA. He has the background to make that one a good read too.

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The Pub / Re: Real men wear coveralls
« on: February 01, 2013, 09:58:18 AM »

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Equipment and Software / Re: pump noise
« on: February 01, 2013, 09:17:44 AM »
Can you describe the noise? A whine? Or a growl?

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The Pub / Re: Real men wear coveralls
« on: February 01, 2013, 09:16:33 AM »
Real men wear red overalls.

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