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All Grain Brewing / Re: The End of the 60 minute mash???
« on: February 02, 2015, 06:40:33 PM »
I'm staying tuned for results. 60 minute mashed are fine for me. I take my time and make a big breakfast during the mash. However, if this observation of a 15 minute mash is accurate, this could open the doors for more weekday, evening brews.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Extreme Weather Brewing
« on: February 02, 2015, 08:25:40 AM »
I've never had any place to brew inside.  Hate the heat, cold brewing is much better.  As long as the hose has a trickle, and doesn't freeze, good to go.  Haven't brewed in single digits.  That is only because my planned day wasn't that cold.  I pick my days and what it is, is what it is.  Can't do the rain though.  I need a temp roof over my deck.

I usually pull my hoses into the basement the night before. Not only are they usually frozen solid when it's 0 out, but they don't uncoil at all.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: White House Home Brew
« on: February 01, 2015, 07:40:15 PM »
Just saw the President drink the White House Honey Ale on NBC Pre Superbowl spot.  First  brew in the office since Washington.

Good correction. I didn't mean to call you out, but I'm a history geek and couldnt let it go. Sorry. They replicate some of the beers of the time of the Founding in a pub in historic Philadelphia. Pretty cool.

Sounds like Yard's Ales of the Revolution at The City Tavern. Cool stuff.

Yep. That was it.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: White House Home Brew
« on: February 01, 2015, 02:57:21 PM »
Just saw the President drink the White House Honey Ale on NBC Pre Superbowl spot.  First  brew in the office since Washington.

Good correction. I didn't mean to call you out, but I'm a history geek and couldnt let it go. Sorry. They replicate some of the beers of the time of the Founding in a pub in historic Philadelphia. Pretty cool.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: White House Home Brew
« on: February 01, 2015, 02:47:42 PM »
Washington was dead before the White House was built, so he didn't brew any beer at the White House.

I did catch the tail end of the segment though. Did they discuss the brew process at all? The President endorsing Homebrew prior to the Super Bowl is pretty cool exposure for the hobby..... Well maybe. Fox will probably find a way to say he screwed it up lol.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Extreme Weather Brewing
« on: February 01, 2015, 08:10:37 AM »
I find stink bugs in my house during the winter. Just one at a time. They don't do much. My bees are always interested in my worth. Maybe I should feed them worth instead of sugar this spring. Beer flavored honey?
Stupid auto correct! Wort! You know you are a homebrewer if you have saved the words wort and pellicle on your Android.

IPA and APA get autocapitalized on mine lol.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Extreme Weather Brewing
« on: February 01, 2015, 06:25:34 AM »
I find stink bugs in my house during the winter. Just one at a time. They don't do much. My bees are always interested in my worth. Maybe I should feed them worth instead of sugar this spring. Beer flavored honey?

You might be onto something here!

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Beer Recipes / Re: Hop bill advice
« on: February 01, 2015, 05:42:06 AM »

First one is to just bitter with columbus instead of magnum and finish with your cascade, centennial and mosaic. The dankness will be there, but just in the bitterness and not flavor and aroma.
This is why I moved some columbus to 20. I want some of that strong/harsh columbus flavor. I think it helps give a backbone to the overall flavor. Maybe I'll do both. Unsure if I want to bring the cascade back.

The more I drink it, the more I like it. I may just leave it as is and let those that don't like it drink one of the other four beers. I guess we will see tomorrow during "the big game".

Yeah. They'll drink it. I had four beers on tap at my wedding. A cherry wheat, a very mild, smooth golden ale lightly hopped with Citra and galaxy, an APA finished with only cascade, and an IPA with C hops. The pale ale went first (not surprised), then the IPA (surprised), golden ale and lastly the cherry wheat.

You have to think, people who like IPAs are going to drink several of them, so I wouldn't worry about it too much. The ladies liked the cherry wheat, but they only drink one or two. So, the guys drinking the IPAs didn't touch this until the IPAs were gone. The golden ale appeased a lot of the BMC drinkers. I wouldn't fret too much about it, they'll drink it. Besides, it's your wedding! I was worried about having an IPA altogether and was going to go with two different APAs. Until I said screw it and wanted to drink an IPA at my wedding lol. "Hoppily Ever After"... That was the name lol.

Also another thing that helps non craft beer drinkers at an event like this is to put together a nice beer menu that includes a great description of the beers and ABV.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Extreme Weather Brewing
« on: January 31, 2015, 07:28:39 PM »
Yeah... The first one... Bastards...

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Extreme Weather Brewing
« on: January 31, 2015, 06:13:10 PM »
No flies!

No, but the heat stirs up some stink bugs in the winter. Those things are relentless!

Stink bugs?

Yeah, these things showed up in the Ohio, PA, and WV tristate area about 5 years ago. They swarm towards the end of the summer into fall. They do dormant in the cold, but a little bit of warmth gets them riled up. I saw two in the garage today. I think they came from China or something. They're a real PITA.

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Ingredients / Re: Fun with hops
« on: January 31, 2015, 05:27:48 PM »
Can't say that I've seen this strategy done before. Should be interesting. You don't plan on getting much else done during these brews, do ya? Lol

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Beer Recipes / Re: Hop bill advice
« on: January 31, 2015, 03:13:06 PM »
I'm going to put out a couple options....

First one is to just bitter with columbus instead of magnum and finish with your cascade, centennial and mosaic. The dankness will be there, but just in the bitterness and not flavor and aroma.

Second option is to blend a touch of chinook to your flavor additions. Probably a fourth of the cents and mosaic. Also cut the columbus down like you did in your revised recipe. I find that chinook will enhance centennials a bit and blend well to subdue the Columbus a bit. It will add a hint of piny-ness to counteract the dankness of the Columbus.

Though I've done it and like late additions of Columbus in IPA's, I primarily use them to bitter all of my IPA's. It adds that dank dimension without being front and center.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Hop bill advice
« on: January 31, 2015, 02:33:16 PM »
It tastes of good stinky weed.

.... Well... What type of crowd do you have coming  ;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Extreme Weather Brewing
« on: January 31, 2015, 02:29:48 PM »
No flies!

No, but the heat stirs up some stink bugs in the winter. Those things are relentless!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Extreme Weather Brewing
« on: January 31, 2015, 12:03:12 PM »
Ah, this is why I like brewing inside where it's not too hot or cold and no wind to mess with the boil. I do like brewing outside though, it can be really fun.
I'm planning to brew a 4.5 gallon batch of black IPA tomorrow while it's snowing a whole bunch. I've brewed every weekend this year...it's fantastic.

The weather doesn't slow us down. I hate brewing in the heat worse than this nonsense lol

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