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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Diacetyl
« on: February 02, 2017, 10:28:52 AM »
I LOVE a little diacetyl in my beers, which is why I am a huge fan of Ringwood yeast.   :D  Not only bo pils, but dark ales.  A Russian Imperial Stout with a little diacetyl is a good thing.

I have struggled for years to get more diacetyl in my brews and have generally failed miserably.  Under pitching, fermenting too cold, you name it.

In my opinion, a 1.035ish OG mild is much better with a little diaceytl, as I find the mouthfeel is fuller and less thin. 

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Message to the forum. from me.
« on: January 30, 2017, 11:50:01 AM »
Everybody had a hard year
Everybody had a good time
Everybody had a wet dream
Everybody saw the sunshine
Oh yeah
Everybody had a good year
Everybody let their hair down
Everybody pulled their socks up
Everybody put their foot down
Oh yeah

The Pub / Re: Songs you never want to hear again.
« on: January 21, 2017, 09:31:23 PM »
Mr. Roboto is a good choice for worst song ever.

The Pub / Re: Songs you never want to hear again.
« on: January 20, 2017, 11:48:21 AM »
Any 80s hair band. 

I concur with the Journey/Styx/REO hate.  I would add Foreigner to that grouping.

70s progressive bands, like Yes/ELP/Genesis gets a quick whack of the radio scan button. Much as I like Todd Rundgren, I hate Utopia.

The number of Springsteen songs I like can generally be counted on one hand.  His songs are best covered by other bands, like the Band's version of "Atlantic City".

These days I listen to a lot of alt country.  And I hate just about all of today's hot young country, or whatever they call it these days.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Glass Disaster
« on: January 09, 2017, 10:35:04 AM »
I broke a glass carboy about 25 years ago when I still brewed extract batches on the stove, by pouring in too warm of wort.  Since then, I have never drained wort into a carboy unless it is under 75°F.  25 years later, I am still using the same 6 or so glass carboys, with the exception of one that I dropped (empty) 4 years ago.  Knock on wood.

About 10 years ago on a different forum, a thread like this was pretty fun and popular, we just gotta stick to one rule, no arguing or trying to change opinions. Just state your opinion or belief about brewing that doesn't seem popular..

Mine is.... I don't like Citra hops, they taste like soap and bell peppers to me.

I don't like CTZ hops, except in very small doses in combination with other hops.  I pass on the dank.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend? 01/18/2014
« on: December 29, 2016, 02:54:48 PM »
Nice work on the split immersion chiller.  I wish my immersion chiller would split so I would have a reason to buy an expensive stainless steel immersion chiller.  But alas, I am too cheap, so I am doomed to brew and drink my nasty oxidized beer for the rest of my life.  ;)

All Things Food / Re: Philippine adobo
« on: December 27, 2016, 08:38:34 PM »
Yep, that's pretty much the recipe the late great Cruz Campo, who lived in the Philippines, gave me 10 years ago. Good stuff. Try it with a good Asian vinegar, like filipino palm or Chinese black, sometime.

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I would run a hot Oxyclean solution through it, then flush again with warm water.  No, it is not toxic, but....IT MAY OXIDIZE YOUR BEER!  :D

Store those things dry.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: This is Belgium
« on: December 27, 2016, 04:02:20 PM »
How do you keep the oxygen out of your waffles? I looked on and couldn't find much help.

Good question.  I use an all-copper waffle iron.  Maybe that is why my waffles aren't as malty as the ones at the iHop?  ???

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's on tap for the Super Bowl?
« on: December 27, 2016, 03:59:53 PM »
If the Super Bowl ends up being the Patriots vs. the Cowboys, I will take my wife to a foreign film instead, and drink white Zinfandel.  :(

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast January - March PCs
« on: December 20, 2016, 05:20:01 PM »
I have a sneaky suspicion that some rare English ale and German weissbier strains are not going to be forthcoming.  :(

Ingredients / Re: Sorachi Ace
« on: December 20, 2016, 10:17:13 AM »
I like it.  I made a Sorachi Ace IPA last year.  Very tasty.  Unfortunately it scored poorly in competition compared to my Columbus IPA.  Sorachi is a very love/hate hop, and super powerful.  Yes.  Use it sparingly if you don't want to offend the easily offended.

Yep, we all have different tastes.  While Sorachi Ace isn't my favorite hop (it has its place), they are still about a thousand times better than CTZ for my taste buds.  ;) Not a fan of the dank.

My favorite IPAs are a mix of Chinooks, Centennials, Amarillos, and Cascades.  Sometimes a little Warrior for the bittering.  I could see tossing some Sorachi Ace into that mix.

All Grain Brewing / Re: steel cut oats in oatmeal stout
« on: December 20, 2016, 09:08:24 AM »
I have boiled up steel cut oatmeal and added it to the mash, mainly because I like steel cut oat meal and never have the instant stuff in the house.  I cannot say that it is better or worse than using flaked oats.  It does give that characteristic oatmeal silkiness to the mouth feel, which I like.  If I am going to brew a stout, which is rare, I always us oatmeal.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Newbie here. Water question.
« on: December 19, 2016, 09:25:36 AM »
Yep, that's pretty good advice if you don't have a water report.  If you have soft water, though, no need for distilled or RO water.

This summer, one of our local water treatment plants went down for repairs.  This is my source of water, surface water collected along the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains. My municipal water was replaced with treated Missouri River water.  Wretched stuff, one of its sources is geothermal water from Yellowstone that has all sorts of nasty crap dissolved in it. I had to make trips to get spring water in order to brew this summer.

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