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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Thank You AHA
« on: June 23, 2011, 01:52:46 PM »
Just got some good news regarding this bill:

Dear Mr. Shadowens:
 
The House of Representatives passed House Bill 4061 by a vote of 105-5 earlier today.  I supported the measure and am hopeful that it will be acted up by the State Senate in a timely manner.  If you haven't already done so, you may want to take a moment to contact Senator Brandenburg (senjbrandenburg@senate.mi.gov), who represents Macomb Township, and Senator Tory Rocca (sentrocca@senate.mi.gov), who chairs the Senate Committee that will consider the bill, to let them know of your support for the measure.
 
Finally, if I can be of any service with legislative or state matters in the future, please do not hesitate to call upon me.
 
Sincerely,
Representative Ken Goike
33rd District

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Thank You AHA
« on: June 21, 2011, 10:56:35 AM »
A BIG Thank You to Fred and Crispy as well for all that you both do to support the Michigan homebrewing community. It's your passion and dedication, as well as that of the AHA and it's governing body, that helps get legislation like this passed. Now let's hope for positve results!

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The Pub / Re: Babalu
« on: September 13, 2010, 09:36:54 AM »
My thoughts and prayers are with you Jeff. Keep on fighting!!!

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The Pub / Re: Babalu
« on: August 24, 2010, 09:49:03 AM »
Thoughts & prayers to Jeff and his family.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Black Rye IPA
« on: August 22, 2010, 06:20:25 PM »
Update on this beer, it earned an honorable mention in the 1st Annual Michigan Beer Cup, formerly the Michigan State Fair Homebrew competition, with an average score of 38.  ;D

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2010 NHC Speaker Presentations
« on: July 07, 2010, 07:06:47 PM »
Thanks Kai! Your presentation was of particular interest to me because I've been struggling with my efficiency a little bit. Unfortunately I was unable to attend your presentation in person because our club, along with the AABG, was serving breakfast in the hospitality suite at the time.  :)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2010 NHC Speaker Presentations
« on: July 03, 2010, 01:37:34 PM »
Thanks Denny!

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Beer Recipes / Re: Black Rye IPA
« on: July 03, 2010, 11:31:22 AM »
Sorry for the late follow-up to this but we had a death in the family shortly after my return from Minneapolis.

I was very satisfied with the way this beer turned out and received nothing but positive feedback from everyone who sampled it at club night. Tasty McDole commented that he thought it was well done and represented the style very well. My only regret was not having my recipe with me because Tasty asked about it and I was not in the best of shape to recall it from memory  ::). It couldn't have been too bad because it was one of CRAFT's most popular beers and had many repeat customers. The keg was pretty much drained. Personally I thought the roast was just about right, perceivable but not overpowering. I thought the color was spot on too. I will definitely brew this again.

Bill

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General Homebrew Discussion / 2010 NHC Speaker Presentations
« on: July 03, 2010, 11:08:58 AM »
Sorry if this has been already asked but does anyone know when this year's NHC speaker presentations will be posted on the AHA website?

Thanks,
Bill

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Beer Recipes / Re: Black Rye IPA
« on: May 21, 2010, 05:05:01 AM »
Apparently great minds thing alike!  ;D

Tommyknocker Brewery and Pub is proud to present Hop Strike! Black Rye-IPA. This commemorative brew is made in honor of the 1st year anniversary of the passing of the Gourmet Beer Bill and Free the Hops.

Hop Strike! is a dry-hopped Black Rye-IPA built from the ground up at Tommyknocker Brewery. This beer is characterized by an intermingling of spicy citrus hops and chocolate malt creating an interesting complexity and great first impression on the nose. Hop Strike’s substantial 95 IBUs are balanced by the chocolate rye resulting in a nice depth of malt character and deep color.

Tommyknocker hand crafted Lagers and Ales are brewed with the finest ingredients, producing the freshest beer possible straight from our small brewpub in Idaho Springs, Colorado.

Appearance: Deep Brown/Black, light tan head
Malts: Idaho Pale Malt, European Crystal, Chocolate malt and Chocolate rye
Hops: Chinook, Newport, Glacier, Nugget and Summit

Dry-hopped with 40 pounds of hops, 16 deg. Plato (1.066), 95 IBUs, 45 SRM, 7% ABV


http://beernews.org/2010/05/tommyknocker-hop-strike-ipa-debuts-on-tap-this-week/

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Beer Recipes / Re: Black Rye IPA
« on: May 17, 2010, 10:05:47 PM »
Well I brewed this tonight. Kept the Carafa separate and added it at the end of the mash, just before mash out. The wort was dark brown but certainly not black. If it turns out ok it'll be on tap at Club Night at the NHC so if you're going to the conference please stop by CRAFT's booth and let me know what you think.

Thanks for all of your feedback.

Bill

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Beer Recipes / Re: Black Rye IPA
« on: May 14, 2010, 11:10:23 AM »
This may be a dumb question but here goes.

What if I steeped the Carafa in my sparge water as I bring it up to temperature?

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Beer Recipes / Re: Black Rye IPA
« on: May 14, 2010, 11:00:15 AM »
Ok, how does this look? I upped the Carafa to a Lb & subbed the Pale Chocolate (200 SRM) with Briess Chocolate (350 SRM). I also changed the hop schedule a bit. This all pretty much falls within the BA's style guidelines for a India Black Ale:

Original Gravity 1.056-1.075 ● Apparent Extract/Final Gravity 1.012-1.018 ●
Alcohol by Weight (Volume) 5-6% (6 -7.5%) ● Bitterness (IBU) 50-70 ● Color SRM (EBC) 25+ (50+ EBC)

9 lbs 8.0 oz Maris Otter 63.33 %
3 lbs Rye Malt 0.00 %
1 lbs Carafa Special III 6.56 %
8.0 oz Caramel Munich 60L 3.33 %
4.0 oz Choclate (Briess, 350.0 SRM) 1.67 %
0.75 oz Chinook [13.00 %] (60 min) 27.0 IBU
0.75 oz Millennium [15.00 %] (30 min) 23.9 IBU
0.75 oz Amarillo (Leaf) [9.30 %] (15 min) 9.6 IBU
0.50 oz Chinook [13.00 %] (10 min) 6.5 IBU
0.50 oz Centennial [9.00 %] (5 min) 2.5 IBU
0.50 oz Amarillo (Leaf) [9.30 %] (5 min) 2.6 IBU
0.50 oz Centennial [9.00 %] (0 min)
0.50 oz Amarillo (Leaf) [9.30 %] (0 min)
1.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
1 lbs Corn Sugar (Dextrose) 6.67 %
1 Pkgs Wyeast Rogue Pacman Yeast-Ale

Est Original Gravity: 1.075 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.018 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 7.51 %
Bitterness: 72.0 IBU
Est Color: 41.4 SRM

5 Gallon recipe, Batch Sparge, 65% efficiency, Single infusion mash @ 154 degree
90 min. boil

Thanks,
Bill

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Beer Recipes / Re: Black Rye IPA
« on: May 14, 2010, 10:00:56 AM »
Thanks everyone. Here rev. 01, how does this look? Would you recommending holding back on the Carafa and adding it towards the end of the mash?

9 lbs 8.0 oz Maris Otter 63.33 %
3 lbs Rye Malt 0.00 %
12.0 oz Carafa Special III 5.00 %
8.0 oz Caramel Munich 60L 3.33 %
4.0 oz Pale Choclate 1.67 %
0.50 oz Millennium [15.00 %] (60 min) 20.9 IBU
0.50 oz Chinook [13.00 %] (60 min) 18.1 IBU
0.50 oz Amarillo (Leaf) [9.30 %] (15 min) 6.4 IBU
0.50 oz Chinook [13.00 %] (10 min) 6.6 IBU
0.50 oz Centennial [9.00 %] (5 min) 2.5 IBU
0.50 oz Amarillo (Leaf) [9.30 %] (5 min) 2.6 IBU
0.50 oz Amarillo (Leaf) [9.30 %] (0 min) 
0.50 oz Centennial [9.00 %] (0 min)
1.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc 
1 lbs Corn Sugar (Dextrose) 6.67 %
1 Pkgs Wyeast Rogue Pacman Yeast-Ale

Est Original Gravity: 1.074 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.018 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 7.29 %
Bitterness: 57.2 IBU
Est Color: 34.1 SRM

5 Gallon recipe, Batch Sparge, 65% efficiency, Single infusion mash @ 154 degree
90 min. boil

Thanks,
Bill

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Beer Recipes / Black Rye IPA
« on: May 14, 2010, 08:57:23 AM »
With Black IPA's seemingly being all the rage right now, has anyone tried to do a Black Rye IPA? This is what I am thinking about brewing tomorrow and would appreciate any feedback I can get. My concern is if the Rye Malt is going to muddy it up too much.

10 lbs Maris Otter  66.67 %
3 lbs Rye Malt 20.00 %
8.0 oz Caramel Munich 60L 3.33 %
4.0 oz Carafa Special III 1.67 %
4.0 oz Pale Choclate 1.67 %
0.75 oz Millennium [15.00 %] (60 min) 31.3 IBU
0.75 oz Chinook [13.00 %] (60 min) 27.2 IBU
0.50 oz Amarillo (Leaf) [9.30 %] (15 min) 6.4 IBU
0.50 oz Chinook [13.00 %] (10 min) 6.6 IBU
0.50 oz Centennial [9.00 %] (5 min) 2.5 IBU
0.50 oz Amarillo (Leaf) [9.30 %] (0 min) 
1.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc 
1 lbs Corn Sugar (Dextrose) 6.67 %
1 Pkgs Wyeast Rogue Pacman Yeast-Ale

Est Original Gravity: 1.074 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.018 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 7.31 %
Bitterness: 74.0 IBU
Est Color: 21.6 SRM

5 Gallon recipe, Batch Sparge, 65% efficiency, Single infusion mash @ 154 degree
90 min. boil

Thanks,
Bill

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