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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hop and Brew School
« on: August 09, 2015, 04:50:59 PM »
Denny, what does a decent hotel run in the area?   How long does it take to drive from Portland to Yakima?  I was thinking about piggybacking a trip to Oregon with Hops and Beer School.  I could hit Bend, Eugene, and Portland before driving up to Yakima.
Hopunion has 3 they recommend  that they pick up and drop off at. Susan booked one recommended on the site.

We fly into PDX, stay one night, drive up the Gorge, probably have lunch in Hood River, go to Yakima., Google says 3 hours drive time. Hop School. After that a ~4 hour drive to Bend to see friends. A night in PDX then home.
That last night might be in Hood River, haven't decided.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Brown IPA / Noti Brown?
« on: August 07, 2015, 05:06:54 AM »
So is Janet's Brown the same as Russian River's Janet's Brown? I have heard of this beer a lot but have never heard it associated with Russian River. It is listed as a commercial example of a 'brown IPA'....
Can't remember the reasons, but Tasty brewed it at Russian River, and it has become one that is often on the board at the pub. So the same, and as Sean said, what ever was changed for a production batch.

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I have one presently that leaks at the PRV and replacing the PRV didn't solve it, so somehow the threads are worn in some way that I will be ordering a new lid to use.  First time for that for me, but I don't want to waste CO2 on that leaker!

Have you tried a bit of Teflon tape on the threads?
That is Pragmatic!

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Equipment and Software / Re: Gravity measuring BS
« on: August 07, 2015, 04:56:03 AM »
Check all for zero with water. Then if you have time, you can mix a 10P solution of water and sugar, and see which ones read closest to 1.040.

You have different devices that need to be calibrated. If you have 2 clocks, or two thermometers, do you expect them to be the same?  ;D

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When you have an inventory of used kegs, a good plan is to have o-ring sets, replacement PRVs, replacement poppets, and new lids. Kegs are less work when legging, but a lot of maintainance is needed in the long run.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Big beer OG Misses
« on: August 05, 2015, 06:27:41 PM »
My efficiency goes down with really big beers as one would expect.

The one I made that was at 1.115, it was a batch sparge, I ran some 1.040ish wort into a 10 gallon kettle I have, then boiled it hard until it was over target, added into the main batch. No small beer on that batch.

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All Things Food / Re: Vacation in Bend, Or
« on: August 05, 2015, 06:06:11 PM »
Worthy Brewing had good food and beer.
10 Barrel if you are not boycotting.
Brother Jon's Public House had a great breakfast.

If only I could remember more.

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The Pub / Re: Vacation stop Suggestions
« on: August 05, 2015, 02:41:22 PM »
NOLA, Avenue pub, dba, Crescent City (decent house Pilsner).

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Volkanisch Vijf
« on: August 05, 2015, 12:18:50 AM »
Had to look it up, White Salmon WA, across Fromm Hood River OR.

The old Wyeast crew from NHCs past seem to have moved on. Owen has the canning business. I have been told that Greg Doss is now at a brewery, not sure which one.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: IPL guidelines
« on: August 04, 2015, 04:41:55 PM »
+2.  Treat it just like an IPA grist wise, or use a pils malt base like you would for a lager . As for hop varieties have fun with it - use lots of noble lager-ish varieties ,or just hop it with your favorite IPA hops. As for yeast, Wy2124 works great, and WLP940 Mexican Lager is even better IMO for this - incredibly clean which brings the hops even more front and center.
Wolverine State makes a nice IPL, Gulo Gulo. WLP 940 is the house yeast.

Sounds great. It's definitely my first choice for it.
For some styles I think it is too clean, if you can understand what I am saying.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Avec les Bons Voeux
« on: August 04, 2015, 04:40:29 PM »
There was a strong Saison in "Farmhouse Ales" that I have never gotten around to. You might consult that one.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: IPL guidelines
« on: August 04, 2015, 03:42:39 PM »
+2.  Treat it just like an IPA grist wise, or use a pils malt base like you would for a lager . As for hop varieties have fun with it - use lots of noble lager-ish varieties ,or just hop it with your favorite IPA hops. As for yeast, Wy2124 works great, and WLP940 Mexican Lager is even better IMO for this - incredibly clean which brings the hops even more front and center.
Wolverine State makes a nice IPL, Gulo Gulo. WLP 940 is the house yeast.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hop and Brew School
« on: August 04, 2015, 10:53:27 AM »
We signed up about 10 days ago.

Mrs. R asked what I wanted to do for my birthday!

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Beer Travel / Re: a Belgian in Vienna
« on: August 04, 2015, 10:51:49 AM »
Maybe they are better in Germany

Or maybe I just don't like the style.  I've had more than a few German helles, all of them in very good condition.  I just find them bland and boring compared to a N. German pils.  If others like them, great...I'm just not a fan.
After drinking several fresh liters under the chestnut trees in Munich I changed my mind.  ;)

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All Grain Brewing / Re: water profile for special bitter?
« on: August 04, 2015, 05:26:05 AM »
If you tour the Fulle's brewery, they say that the water is from the municipal supply, and they add gypsum. They don't say how much, and a ppm level would be beyond 99.99% of the people on the tour.

The head brewer has said in interviews to get the Ca up to 100 ppm. So, start with a London profile, add gypsum to 100 ppm, and see how that works with the grist for the special bitter - something like 95% pale malt and 5% crystal and a touch of roasted malt. Run those through Brunwater and see if it works for mash pH. Let us know if that works.

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