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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pumpkin Beer
« on: September 10, 2011, 08:08:27 AM »
You should add, "may try a sample if you hand me your home brew but I don't want a full pint."


Dang, I already voted.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pumpkin Beer
« on: September 10, 2011, 05:48:41 AM »
You should add, "may try a sample if you hand me your home brew but I don't want a full pint."

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Yuengling Oktoberfest
« on: September 10, 2011, 05:39:43 AM »
Anyone else try this? I found this on tap yesterday and was excited to try it. I am a yuengling fan,is my family is from Schuylkill County PA.  I thought this was a decent representation of the style. It has a lot of the same characteristics as the Lager but more body and mouthfeel an d slightly sweeter. I did purchase some Spaten Oktoberfest for a comparison and limed the Spaten much better.

Here is a link with more info.

Thanks for sharing that article.  I will check into it, since it says they brewed it in Tampa as well as Pottsville.  I was told that the Bock they made in the spring was simply a blend of their other beers.  The OFest sounds like a new recipe.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: BJCP category
« on: September 09, 2011, 06:12:21 PM »
Category 21 Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer has descriptions of nut-based beers, so I think it would belong in that category.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/9 Edition
« on: September 09, 2011, 08:01:46 AM »
Yeah, I brewed the last two weekends, so I will be cleaning up things, like the beer in the bottom of my chest freezer that evidently leaked out of one of my kegs. 
It may be time to keg my Witbier.  That'll be nice to have on in two versions, 5 gallons of wit and 5 of poblano wit.
That and plumbing repairs in my 55 year old house.  I hate plumbing.

The Pub / A new country for Cross Dressing Amateurs
« on: September 08, 2011, 08:29:59 AM »

The Pub / drunken elk
« on: September 08, 2011, 04:16:09 AM »
Too many fermented apples and got stuck in a tree.  Evidently it's pretty common in those parts.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Lager Candy Sweetness
« on: September 07, 2011, 05:43:15 PM »
I do not think that the honey notes in the flavor of a pilsner malt beer are all entirely due to staling.  I tend to think of some honey as being part of the flavor profile of pils malt beers, especially very young ones or under attenuated ones.  This does not mean that honey flavors can't be the beginning of oxidative notes, but they can also be from other ingredients.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: priming 3 bottles before kegging
« on: September 07, 2011, 02:17:50 PM »
I wouldn't want to dilute it at all.  Can you measure well enough to add the sugar directly to the bottles?  Or measure the amount of beer you want to bottle and add the sugar before filling?
I have used the carbonation drops that are pills a little smaller than aspirin just dropping three or four into each twelve ounce bottle (depending on the style) and then capping.  These are not Cooper's brand, as seen in the links when I google carbonation drops.  I'll have to see what brand they are when I get home.
Edit:  here they are:
Munton's Carbonation Drops

Equipment and Software / Re: Help me improve my efficiency
« on: September 06, 2011, 10:16:47 AM »
Denny and most batch spargers use picnic coolers where there is no dead space at the bottom.  In a system set to run with HERMS, I'd assume you have a vessel with significant dead space under the grain bed.  I mash in a converted keg with a sabco false bottom, which leaves 4 quarts of liquid under it.  Could batch sparging with a system like this possibly leave more wort in the tun?

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Would you use it?
« on: September 06, 2011, 04:12:21 AM »
I think when he asked if he should "pitch it" he meant "throw it away" not pitch pitch it. 
I think he should save it, too.

Equipment and Software / Re: Name of machine I saw at AHA in Mpls, 2010
« on: September 05, 2011, 11:54:49 AM »
I hit their site, but can't see any pics as I don't have flash installed on my computer. The one I saw as in a room with other companies selling their products, it was along a wall, and looked pretty impressive. From what I remember, it was an all in one system, pumps, etc. I even think I got a brochure from them, they were pretty proud of their system. Looked quite high tech, mulltiple burners, etc. I think it was around 6' long. Thanks for the reply, I will try looking into it further, that name rings a bell, but I think they were in the other corner. I'll keep digging.
That was probably the Sabco Brew Magic system.

Equipment and Software / Re: Name of machine I saw at AHA in Mpls, 2010
« on: September 05, 2011, 11:14:01 AM »
If it was the one they were brewing on just outside the doors to the parking lot, then it was a Blichmann system. should get you there.

Other Fermentables / Re: Mead dying?
« on: September 04, 2011, 05:48:36 PM »
If the bulk of the fermentation was complete, or if it had been fermenting for more than a couple of weeks, than you probably did not sustain much damage.  Have you taken a sample yet?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/2 Edition
« on: September 04, 2011, 01:38:48 PM »
Just finished up a Bopils.  Three rest steps, two of which were decoctions, plus a 90 minute boil.  I'm a bit tired.  I always seem to pick the hottest days to do these kinds of beers.  It's sitting in the chest freezer coming down to pitching temp at the moment.
Maybe you should be in there, too.
My brew day went well, with 10 gallons of wort pitched and the brewery clean after about five and a half hours.
Relaxing with a homebrewed Belgian Blonde now, smiling that tomorrow is a  holiday.

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