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Why do you want it so hot?  Most ale yeasts make better beer in the 60’s.

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: How long to wait on scoreaheets and awards?
« on: September 17, 2018, 07:46:04 PM »
If they used reggie (the software program) to run the competition, then your score sheets may have been scanned and are available to see on the program website.  When you registered, did you use reggie?
What was the name of the competition?
Also, sometimes if you say you're a member of a homebrew club, they give the medals and score sheets to a member of that club to take back to the next meeting.
Other than that, I am not sure what you should do.

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Pimp My System / Re: My Professional Basement Brewery
« on: September 17, 2018, 05:17:03 PM »
What role do the BIAB hooks have for you?

I mash with a BIAB bag. I like the way it works so I get zero particulate coming though the pipes. I custom made my bag to have a finer mesh so I get some filtering as well. It also makes cleaning a breeze. Lift out bag and CIP takes over. No dumping, scooping, etc.
I was going to ask that as well.
Can you show a clearer picture of the domed bottom and trub shield?  It's so dang shiny I can't see what it looks like.

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Pimp My System / Re: My Professional Basement Brewery
« on: September 17, 2018, 12:52:33 AM »
I don't have the energy for a build like that. Nice job.
Heck, I wouldn’t even have the time or energy to keep it shiny.

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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: September 13, 2018, 04:42:53 PM »
It's delicious. I think people overlook it on the shelf because of the bottle appearance.

Now that I see it's part of the Buffalo Trace portfolio I'm sure I will like it.  I like pretty much everything they do.

This year I finally had a Sazerzac cocktail at the bar at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans that created it.  It was pricey, but a fun thing to do.
On the same trip I purchased a bottle of Herbsaint, something that I can't find in Florida.

I had a Sazerac cocktail somewhere, I'm trying to remember where. It wasn't New Orleans because I haven't been there in forever, but it was somewhere Cajun themed and when I saw it on the menu I thought to myself "Well, I have to get one of those".. it was delicious.  Looking at the recipe now, that's probably why I have a bottle of Pechyuads bitters. 

"In 1940, the Official Sazerac Cocktail recipe was modified to use Herbsaint as the absinthe." The version I had used absinthe, now that that's legal again (and not made with hallucinogens). Herbsaint uses wormwood as well, so I assume it's similar.
I have tried them at lots of places because they are a favorite cocktail for me.  I think the best I had was at the bar in the Southern Food and Beverage Museum in NOLA.  They used a spritzer to coat the inside of the glass with herbsaint.

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The Pub / Re: Whiskey
« on: September 12, 2018, 02:55:56 PM »
It's delicious. I think people overlook it on the shelf because of the bottle appearance.

Damn near impossible to get in Chicago.  When it arrives, it goes.  It does hit the shelves though, unlike some stuff.
This year I finally had a Sazerzac cocktail at the bar at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans that created it.  It was pricey, but a fun thing to do.
On the same trip I purchased a bottle of Herbsaint, something that I can't find in Florida.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Fall and winter beers
« on: September 10, 2018, 05:38:16 PM »
I'm looking for a solid English Porter recipe.
Just take your regular English Porter recipe and freeze it.

 ;D
Cue the endless Spongebob laughter fit...

As to Denny's BVIP I'm curious. Might have to try that out. I assume the base beer is fantastic without the bourbon or vanilla
Actually the base is very good without the bourbon and vanilla.  I much prefer it.
A couple years ago I got more than my fair share of BVIP when judging the second round of NHC.  It was very popular that year.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Fall and winter beers
« on: September 10, 2018, 11:03:32 AM »
I'm looking for a solid English Porter recipe.
Just take your regular English Porter recipe and freeze it.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Czech Dark Lager
« on: September 06, 2018, 11:40:13 AM »
I just entered one in a competition that I had intended to be a Vienna Lager, but reading the BJCP guidelines it more closely resembled a Czech Dark Lager.  It was 100% Vienna malt from my brother's malt house, Double Eagle, in Philly.  It turned out darker and maltier than the intended style.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How to dipose of the red oxygen tanks?
« on: September 04, 2018, 04:58:46 PM »
About once a year our city sanitation department has an amnesty day.  I take old TV's, fluorescent bulbs and stuff on that day, but it is usually a long wait in line.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« on: September 02, 2018, 06:33:26 PM »
Just finished a Pilsner.  I tried to use some low O2 methods.
No cursing, so it was a good brew day.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How to dipose of the red oxygen tanks?
« on: September 02, 2018, 06:31:47 PM »

I've been frustrated for years, the rules around here basically say you can't put anything anywhere, and every agency says it's somebody else's problem. Even if the hazardous household materials center would take them, they're only open like 5 hours a week 5 months of the year. So yeah, into the trash.  They're empty, not going to blow up, and I too am a bad human I suppose.  (I try.  But the people tasked with managing our trash and recycle streams pretty well ensure everything just goes to the landfill.)  End of rant.

....don’t get me started.  I can’t even get them to run the recycling truck to pick up my crap on the schedule they post.


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I try to be good.  The city picks up plastic, paper, cardboard and stuff.  I take my excess plastic bags back to Publix.  I collect all the aluminum cans and turn them in for money.  What am I supposed to do with old batteries?

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Yeast from craft brewery
« on: August 31, 2018, 10:14:50 AM »
Many times, but it depends on the brewer and how busy he/she is.  Always bring your own sanitized container.


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The Pub / Re: Best beer themed songs
« on: August 29, 2018, 04:23:43 PM »
An old Australian song by Slim Dusty called, "I'd Love to Have a Beer with Duncan"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urfRVQ5824o

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Interesting.
I doubt that alcohol tolerance had anything to do with the yeast finishing. After boiling off the alcohol in the original beer, you have very little fermentable sugars added.  I mean 2 cups of sucrose and 12 ounces of molasses isn't going to add much to the gravity in 4.5 gallons.  That and 3 shots of Everclear is all you've got.
Lots of different flavors for sure, with coffee, mollasses, Everclear, roasted malts.  Did you add it back to the original beer or serve it separately?

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