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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: San Diego Session Ale
« on: June 01, 2011, 06:59:03 PM »
I think I liked it better when it was called an XPA.

But wasn't that first developed 10 years ago in Cascadia?
More like more than 1000 years ago in Cascadia by the Salish peoples, although the tribe cannot be traced.  It was so ingrained in Salish culture that the original word for it, Huchoosedah, came to refer to cultural knowledge and knowledge of self.  It is where the word "hooch" originally came from.  The Salish believed it was a gift from Essit Sqibik, which we know as the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus.

But you can call it what you like. ;)

I LOVE the PNTO!  I thought it was going to be similar to the Flying Spaghetti Monster, but no.  It's better.

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All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: June 01, 2011, 04:52:40 PM »
Well, I know I posted it somewhere
I guess I need to empty my purse.

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I've lost my book.  Any psychic's on here?  Please tell me where I left it.

Have you looked in the bathroom?

It's in your purse.  You'll have to empty it all out to find it.

Ouch!

Hey, that's where it always turns up when my wife loses something.

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All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: June 01, 2011, 11:29:15 AM »
Someone else posted that video link originally.  I think the thread was about bacon.  I tried to find it but could not.

What a cool dog!  My son and I have watched that video many times

I think I posted that originally, but I can't find it either. ???  It's been around the Facebook scene for a month.

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I've lost my book.  Any psychic's on here?  Please tell me where I left it.

Have you looked in the bathroom?

It's in your purse.  You'll have to empty it all out to find it.

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I'm most likely the cheapest, most ghetto brewer in the entire nation

I'd be willing to challenge ya for that title, Dave!

You guys should start a new thread. "Show us your ghetto brewery"  ;D
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I particularly like the fact that denny's not embarrassed to show us his rusty old hose clamps.  Every time I see a picture of his set-up I think I need to send him a new clamp or two.  Maybe some new hoses.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Boil time
« on: May 31, 2011, 03:43:38 PM »
99% of the time I do only a 60-70 min. boil, even with pils malt.  I haven't had any DMS issues, so I don't feel like I need to compensate for them.  Every once in a while I get crazy and do a 90 min. boil just to see if I can tell the difference.

I use a lot of pils malt and don't have issues resulting from a 60 minute boil either.  Having a good rolling boil and making sure no condensation falls back into the wort is good practice.

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Ya know that bumper sticker that says, "a bad day fishing is better than a good day at work?"  Well, I can now tell you that a bad day homebrewing is not any better than a bad day at work.
My brew day Sunday was frustrating at almost every turn.  Most of the problems came from using some huge cones of whole hops that kept getting stuck in all the valves, pumps, drains and chiller.  I ended up pouring almost ten gallons of still warm wort, hops and all, into another 1/2 bbl keg to ferment.  I hope I made beer.
The thing about brewing is that you're always learning something.  I learned that if I'm going to make an IPA with whole hops, I will need to modify my kettle drain.

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The Pub / Re: wicked weather
« on: May 31, 2011, 01:43:35 AM »
:o    Tornado sirens as a bother.     :o
Frequency can dull the senses.




The WIND as wicked destructor
this weekend.

Sent my prize aspen snag to explode on the ground,
in a wicked nasty gust
woodpeckers iz lamenting.

The government weather site calling for epic flows
based on record temps melting voluminous snowpack.

Head fer higher ground.
^^that phrase^^
not so bad as Hunker Down?

Nice poetry, pinnah. 
Waiting for impending hunker down season here in Florida.

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I could put together an online version, I guess.  Looks like you've already got it mostly done.  Which mentions did you have a question about?  Maybe I could help you cull the list.

Feel free to borrow my bibliography and alter it as you see fit.

The list I put together is taken from all authors and sources mention in passing in your book, but I've had to make guesses where a book isn't mentioned by name and/or the same author has written multiple books. I assumed that if you mentioned the author by name, but didn't mention a title, you were probably referring to works referenced in the BJCP Interim Study Guide. If I couldn't figure out which book(s) you were referencing, I wrote "various." There are two exceptions, mostly because I was lazy. I didn't include a bibliography of Bamforth or Jackson's works listed in the Interim Study Guide because there are so damned many of them. Finally, since you didn't list any of them by name, but did mention the series, I included all of the Brewer's Publications "Brewing Classic Styles" series, including the most recent ones like BLAM, Wild Brews and Brewing With Wheat.
Ha!  Lazy…..

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Equipment and Software / Re: Where to go for oxygen tanks?
« on: May 30, 2011, 03:58:24 PM »
Ideally, you're wanting food/medicinal-grade oxygen. Go to a medical supply store.

Seems like most people that aerate with O2 use the welding tanks.  What's the difference?
Medical oxygen costs more.  ;)
The purity of welding oxygen is just fine.

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Specialty grain mash converted?
« on: May 30, 2011, 02:33:26 AM »
He has 7 pounds of LME in five gallons and an OG of 1.070, so some if not all of his specialty malts must have contributed some sugars as well as flavors.

The OG just indicates that the grains contributed *something* - a gravity reading alone can't tell us whether that something is starch or sugar or both.
I'm not sure where you're going with this.  Hydrometer readings are a measure of sugar in solution not starch. 
Regardless, his second reading is high and that wort tastes sweet.  To me this means that it has not finished fermentation. 

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Specialty grain mash converted?
« on: May 29, 2011, 08:47:54 PM »
It either needs more time or more yeast or perhaps you didn't get enough oxygen into it initially for the yeast to prosper.

I don't think you can draw that conclusion from what gigatropolis has said. The high FG could very well be due to unconverted starches from the mash.

Even if the DP was high enough for conversion, you may not have given it enough time, or the temperature or pH could have been a little out of line and kept it from converting.
The conversion took place as far as I can see.  He has 7 pounds of LME in five gallons and an OG of 1.070, so some if not all of his specialty malts must have contributed some sugars as well as flavors.  His final gravity (or at least the preliminary reading that he took) is high and sweet from unfermented sugars, thus my comment/opinion on the fermentation activity.

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Specialty grain mash converted?
« on: May 29, 2011, 06:02:16 PM »
Thanks for the replies,

  Calculated the mash to have conversion power of 31.4 lintner which is somewhat close to the 35 needed to be self converting. I forgot to mention there was 1# of Victory that may have hellped a lot.


But this really doesn't make any difference in your instance.  You achieved an original gravity of 1.070, which means you extracted at least some if not all the sugars from your grist.   Your issue is that your fermentation isn't finished yet.  You tested the fermenting wort at 1.030, which will of course taste sweet.  I'm not sure why you think that this gravity reading would be at all related to the amount of sugars you expected to get out of the steep.  It either needs more time or more yeast or perhaps you didn't get enough oxygen into it initially for the yeast to prosper. 

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Today's Berliner Weisse got canceled as my daughter decided she needed to be born.
Mine got cancelled because the yeast blend wasn't available.
Congratulations on your new daughter!

I'm doing an IPA with some El Dorado hops instead.  Smells great in the back yard today.

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