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Happy Birthday, Drew.

I'll be traveling to Philly this weekend, so no brewing related activities, although I'm sure beer will still be involved.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Question about using gelatin
« on: April 18, 2012, 04:48:07 AM »
I just pour the gelatin mixture over the top of the carbonated beer while chilled in the keg, then gently stir the beer a few times and the beer clears nicely within a day.  I recently made a German Pils that came out crystal clear using this method.
I do this but do not stir.  Just add the hot mixture (btw I use some of the actual beer instead of water) and gently pour it onto the cold beer, wait a day, pour a half pint of yeast, then clear beer.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Timothy Taylor Landlord
« on: April 17, 2012, 12:58:09 PM »
I've made a landlord clone very similar to yours about 4/5 times. Can't say I've ever tasted grapefruit in it. I would describe the flavor more as an orange marmalade taste myself, which I have been told can come from the styrian goldings. I've only tasted notes of it though, and it has never been overwhelming. The 1469 definitely throws some stone fruit off as well.
It's not overwhelming, it's just there, kind of like, Oh! a little citrusy, is that grapefruit?  Maybe no gypsum in the boil next time and the orange will come through?

BTW, what is the "stone fruit" flavor?  I've heard it mentioned before, I'm sure I have tasted it, but what fruit specifically?

plum, fig that kinda thing.

Or peaches.
I think the S.G. were more like 5.5%

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Beer Recipes / Re: Timothy Taylor Landlord
« on: April 17, 2012, 08:37:30 AM »
Interesting.  The judges in two competitions mentioned the use of American hops in mine and I used the same yeast and hops (Styrian Goldings) as you.

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Tax Day Bock for me.  I am in the midst of the second of three decoctions.

Sounds taxing...  ;)

Pretty relaxing if compared to a work day. :)

I just transferred my last beer off the yeasts to a secondary so I can reuse it for this Bock.
I had pitched 5 gallons of German Pils with Helles yeast #860 and the other half with Pils yeast #800.  I'm liking the sample of the Helles batch much better.  We'll see after it lagers a bit.

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Tax Day Bock for me.  I am in the midst of the second of three decoctions.

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Beer Travel / Re: PHL
« on: April 14, 2012, 05:00:41 AM »
Man!  I'll be there Friday the 20th until Monday morning.  Couldn't you rearrange your father's birthday and come a week earlier?
We will be renting a car and stopping for lunch at Triumph downtown and then going to a couple museums before heading out to Bryn Athyn.
I've recently heard good things about South Philly Tap Room, which may be closer to the airport.

Can you rearrange your trip to be a week later? :)  If I moved my Dad's birthday to a week earlier then I'd have to move my anniversary too . . .
So it's all about you. ;)
I'll see you at NHC.

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Beer Travel / Re: PHL
« on: April 13, 2012, 03:36:43 PM »
Man!  I'll be there Friday the 20th until Monday morning.  Couldn't you rearrange your father's birthday and come a week earlier?
We will be renting a car and stopping for lunch at Triumph downtown and then going to a couple museums before heading out to Bryn Athyn.
I've recently heard good things about South Philly Tap Room, which may be closer to the airport.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Wedding favors
« on: April 13, 2012, 03:25:24 PM »
Cool stories. I will relate mine from my wedding 4.5 years ago. 

Since my wife and I were both older (well, at least I was) and I already had a house and everything I needed for it we just asked our good friends (who a lot of them are homebrewers) to brew us their best beer for a wedding gift. My wife's task was to find a reception hall that would let us bring our own beer and not charge us. She did a wondeful job of finding a place and we had a wonderful reception/party.

The final results were that we served 12 different homebrewed beers on tap (I brewed 2 of them) from CAP to Impy IPA to Old Ale (with cool names like Old Ball and Chain, Hen Pecked Hefe, Pre-Nup Pilsner, etc), our toast was with champagne-style carbonated mead (a bottle on each table), and most of the guests received a bottle of Wedding Wee Heavy that I brewed as favors.  I also had glasses made (brandy snifter type) with my brewery logo on one side and the wedding date and info on the other and gave those as groomsmen's gifts so they could drink out of them at the party.

It was a wonderful evening that I remember fondly. Oh, and several of the beers went on to win medals for their brewers, including 1 best of show and 1 medal at the NHC.

That sounds like a nice party!
I also brewed for a friend's wedding, calling it Wedding Veil Pale Ale, and it was the first beer gone at the reception.  I still get complements on that 7 or 8 years later.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Bucket opening tool
« on: April 13, 2012, 03:17:54 PM »
I have a friend with a pool who gives me plastic buckets that used to contain chlorine tabs or something for water treatment.  These buckets have ratcheting locking screw on lids and a rubber seal.  If I can remember I'll take a picture of one.

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Hi all,
In response to the NEW button issue I've replied on this ongoing specific thread: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?board=22.0

Regarding the "Unread" and "Replies" button being so close to the AHA banner - GMAC can you clarify are you viewing on your phone? Screen cap would help me make sure I'm understanding.

We waited a couple of years before upgrading the forum. We waited until the latest version was out of Beta testing. The new version fixed a long list of bugs and improved security. I appreciate the feedback and we will try and repair what we can access with reasonable effort and resources. However programming a new function or making significant changes is not really in the cards.

And thanks to Denny and the other moderators for bringing problems to our attention.

It doesn't matter if I'm on my phone, tablet or PC, the Unread and Replies buttons are too close the the AHA logo which means half the time I end up back at the home page instead of going where I want.  Before they were lower and to the right, above the text box and I had no issues.  Now I have issues.
Yes the "unread" button is so close to the AHA banner using any computer, not just a phone or an ipad, that the AHA website is often opened by mistake.  On my ipad, I sometimes close the browser when trying to hit the "unread" button.

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Ingredients / Re: Hops for Pilsner
« on: April 10, 2012, 04:36:55 PM »
I like Sterling and Perle for flavor and bittering, but I usually use Hallertauer Hersbrucker or Mittelfruh late, for aroma in a German Pils.

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I'm probably the only one that has this problem but why do the "Unread" and "Replies" button have to be so close to the AHA banner?  I'm always going to hit unread or replies and hitting the banner instead which takes me to the AHA home page instead of where I want to go.  It's particularly a pain on my iPad/iTouch where my sausage like fingers often seem to end up grazing the wrong thing, even when I blow the screen up.  Yes, I can hit back and get back to the spot I was at...

Not a major issue and maybe I'm the only one but I wish they were a little further from the AHA banner. 
OK, I feel better now.
No, you are not alone.  We have discussed this before, but it seems the powers that be ignore our plight.

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Brewed a Texas Red Ale in our prototyp brew tree.  Sure made it easy.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/31570487@N04/sets/72157629754371893/

Hey, what's the difference between a Texas Red Ale and any other Red Ale?  Amarillo hops?

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Beer Travel / Re: Asheville
« on: April 09, 2012, 06:00:28 AM »
Thanks.  Between that site and tripadvisor I should be able to make a good decision.
Even though it will be an anniversary trip, I do not have "tons of money" to spend.

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