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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Is extract brewing patriotic?
« on: April 12, 2016, 08:03:44 AM »
As much as I like to support my LHBS, I am not going to start brewing those crappy pre-packaged kits they advertise on TV (they aren't really a LHBS in the true sense, anyway, they are an Ace hardware store with a homebrew section.)

I do buy my bulk grains there, and sometimes yeast, and occasionally hops.  But their yeast selection is pretty limited, and I have a real hard time paying $2.50 an ounce for hops.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: getting rid of clorine
« on: April 11, 2016, 04:14:07 PM »
I'm so lazy, I find dicking around to get a Campden tablet to dissolve to be a pain.  I add a half a teaspon of hydrogen peroxide per five gallons of city water.  Although fill the pot and let it sit overnight is a good idea as well.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: most common off-flavors
« on: April 11, 2016, 02:17:07 PM »
Dankness is probably the most common off-flavor I find in home and craft brew, but usually that is the result of some chucklehead using too much CTZ hops.  ;D

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The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: April 04, 2016, 09:25:15 AM »
Not salmon.  Rainbow trout out of Canyon Ferry reservoir in Montana.  The bite is on.

Smoked 'em over alder wood.  If any one is interested, here's a killer brine recipe for smoked fish:

http://forum.cookshack.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/2291028883/m/6641065134

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: My latest peeve....
« on: April 04, 2016, 08:33:18 AM »
Denny knows what a dick I am.  ;)

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The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: April 04, 2016, 08:24:47 AM »
The weather here is too nice.  It causes me to go out and catch these:



Which then cause me to turn those into these:


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: My latest peeve....
« on: April 04, 2016, 08:08:42 AM »
Irregardless of what Denny thinks, juicy is a perfectly acceptable descriptor.

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Beer Recipes / Re: I want to brew an Altbier
« on: April 02, 2016, 07:42:28 AM »
This thread has inspired me to brew an alt this morning.  That, and the fact that a guy in the local club gave me a slurry of WY1007.   ;)

Sadly lacking in Spalter hops and Caramunich, this is what I came up with my current inventory

10 gallons, OG ~1.048

20 lbs. Avangard pils
1 lb. Avangard munich
1 lb. Weyermann CaraRed
5 oz. Weyerman chocolate wheat

Mash-in at 154°F for 60 min

2 oz. Halleratuer Mittelfrueh FWH
1 oz. Perle 60 min
0.5 oz. Northern Brewer 60 min
2 oz. Tettnanger 20 min.

Edited because I am a numbskull.

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Beer Recipes / Re: I want to brew an Altbier
« on: March 28, 2016, 02:08:25 PM »
Denny tweaked that recipe.  It is actually 1.34 oz. Chocolate Roasted wheat malt.

I'm not one to stand by and let revisionist posts go unchallenged.  ;D

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As an outdoor brewer in Montana, my start time is very temperature dependent.  In extreme cold conditions, I brew in the afternoon, and let the wort chill down overnight in the kettle (too cold to run a wort chiller)*. In the spring, it's usually mid to late morning, as I wait for garden hose to freeze out.  In the summer, I like to prep the night before, and get up and fire the HLT around 6 am.

*As I have grown older, I have taken a disliking to outdoor brewing in the winter cold, and go ice fishing instead. This year, I did not brew in December or January.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: You Might Be A Homebrewer If....
« on: March 23, 2016, 08:05:52 AM »
.....your wife has an endless number of stories she tells at parties of coming home and finding beer on the kitchen floor, beer dripping out of a ceiling light fixture, beer soaked into the carpet, yada yada yada.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Biscuit Flavor
« on: March 23, 2016, 08:01:56 AM »
Oh.  I have never noticed any biscuit flavor in any of the Foster's beers, so I can't help you.

If you want to get the cat piss flavor of Foster's, I recommend Pride of Ringwood hops.  ;)

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Biscuit Flavor
« on: March 22, 2016, 07:32:44 PM »
For Fuller's ESB, I recommend 95 % Maris Otter,  5% carastan.  Use Fuller's yeast, and a combination of Target,  Challenger,  Northdown, for Bittering, and EKGs for finishing.  That combination should get you there


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"If you could have the recipe for one commercial beer which beer would it be and why?"

Avec les bons Vœux de la brasserie Dupont.  Because while I have had great success in brewing other beer styles I love, I definitely need work on the Super Saison front.  I am happy with my normal saisons, but making a killer big on is a bit elusive.

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Yesterday I brewed a Mexican Vienna.

10 gallons, OG 1.048

10 lb. Avangard vienna
6 lb. Avangard pils
6 lb. flaked maize
6 oz. black prinz

Mash at 148°F for 75 min

2 oz. Hallertau Mittelfrueh FWH
1.9 oz. Clusters 60 min

Boil for 75 min. Chill to 50°F.

Split between yeast cakes of WY2035 American Lager and WY2532 Munich Lager II

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