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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Gelatin
« on: May 04, 2011, 04:28:38 AM »
Reviving this thread a bit - can one use gelatin in a keg that's already (or is in the process of being) carbonated?

Yep. As long as it's cold.

Would you say it's necessary to hacksaw off a bit of the dip tube, or will it be ok to just suck up a bit? I don't wanna have gelatin bits in all my pours ;)

Not necessary.  You'll get one beer with sludge, then it'll be clear pouring.

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The Pub / Re: Post your local Gas Prices here...
« on: May 04, 2011, 04:23:06 AM »
Cheapest I saw on may way to work today was $3.79.9 for regular.
Same gas station, two days later - $389.9

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All Grain Brewing / Re: I'm going to do a decoction, damm!t...
« on: May 03, 2011, 11:16:40 AM »
I was pleasantly surprised at the pH drop after doing my first rest at about 103F in my decocted O'Fest last weekend.  It really does make a difference.  I didn't have to add any acid to the mash.  It was 100% Vienna Malt.

A ferulic acid rest is different than a traditional acid rest though. The former is used to help develop 4 vinyl guaiacol, a precursor to the phenolic clove flavors found in weissbier.  The latter is used to drop the pH.

I know.  I just thought it was relevant to the topic.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: I'm going to do a decoction, damm!t...
« on: May 03, 2011, 10:31:33 AM »
I was pleasantly surprised at the pH drop after doing my first rest at about 103F in my decocted O'Fest last weekend.  It really does make a difference.  I didn't have to add any acid to the mash.  It was 100% Vienna Malt.

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All Things Food / Re: May is National Hamburger Month
« on: May 03, 2011, 09:39:48 AM »
[Off-topic: I knew I recognized the name Paul Blatz on my Hurricane Blowoff scoresheet.  You judged one of my two entries, either a Strong Scotch or a Vienna lager (both won gold!).  But as usual Josh and Ray stole the show for CFHB (Josh is sick good!).  Great feedback on my scoresheets, thanks!

You've got scoresheets already??  Maybe you're local but I've yet to see anything and they haven't even updated the website either.
Yes, a couple that are both CFHB members went down to the HB and brought back all of our medals and scoresheets and we had a little presentation at our monthly meeting on Sunday.

I don't know what this has to do with hamburgers, but who (BoS's and Club) won the Hurricane Blow-Off?

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This is my first year entering NHC and all I can say is... Is that the judging process needs to start a month earlier.  I was able to get a beer through to the second round, an Imperial IPA.  And now I am biting my nails hoping my rebrew will finish in time for the second round deadline.
Hoppy beers must be rebrewed in order to get the freshest beer possible. 
If the competition started a month earlier it would give everyone time to put out their best possible beer.

OTOH if you have beer left from the original batch and don't intend to re-brew it may get stale or oxidized.  I am always surprised at the oxidation level of beers at the final round, especially the light lagers and pilseners.  Keep 'em in the fridge!

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One of the beers I entered was a Belgian Strong Golden, which is all gone now.  It's making me nervous not knowing if I will have to rebrew it, but it is not in the schedule.  Perhaps I'll know soon.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Barrel aging
« on: May 02, 2011, 05:38:09 PM »
You have to post it on a public site, like photobucket or the like, and then follow the instructions for putting the link to it in the "insert image" thing.  It's not simple at first, but you can get used to it.

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The Pub / Re: It's Started Already...
« on: May 02, 2011, 07:00:56 AM »
Too many little bones.

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The Pub / Re: Post your local Gas Prices here...
« on: May 02, 2011, 04:07:12 AM »
Cheapest I saw on may way to work today was $3.79.9 for regular.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: porter infection?
« on: May 01, 2011, 05:43:52 PM »
How's it taste?  Don't make any assumptions until you taste it.

I agree that you cannot judge a beer simply by looking at it.

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Zymurgy / Re: May/June Issue, already?!
« on: May 01, 2011, 05:27:29 PM »
Mine came late last week.
Nice article on yeast pitching rates by a10t2.
I really liked the Last Drop this issue, about no ingredients in beer.

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My brew day is finishing up, but it's been frought with peril.  (first time I've ever typed that!)
I was missing most of the temp rests with a triple decoction mash on my O'Fest so I had to constantly adjust the temps when out of nowhere my primary pump locked up.  I took it apart to clean it and promptly lost one of the small black bushings in it.
Since the pump isn't working I decided to attempt a batch sparge - I'm working with an old Sabco system here, which isn't really designed for that, but it seemed to work pretty well.
I'm still making beer, but it seems a little more frustrating than it should be.

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The Pub / Re: Gone shooting
« on: May 01, 2011, 11:37:56 AM »
Pretty interesting info there, Mr. Tubercle.
I'm with Denny.  I aimed for and killed a bird once with a bb gun when I was about 13 or so and I don't think I've even held a gun since.
Why does it look like that target is the back of the man?  Doesn't that imply you're shooting a guy in the back for practice?

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