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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pumpkin Beer
« on: September 25, 2011, 06:08:09 AM »
Brewed up some pumpkin ale yesterday. I got the color as close to pumpkin orange as I could.


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The Pub / Re: Life is Good
« on: September 25, 2011, 05:32:42 AM »
Getting out of South Florida/Broward County. Me, the wife, and kid are getting closer to rest of family in Louisiana and finally will be able to buy an acre or two. Hop and vegetable growing will commece next year.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pumpkin Beer
« on: September 11, 2011, 05:27:15 AM »
My wife & I will be brewing one next weekend.  I don't think adding the pumpkin to the beer is such a bad thing as it really doesn't add much flavor.  What usually turns people off to pumpkin beers are the spices.  I personally like pumpkin beers this time of the year.  I guess it just goes with autumn.

It does seem that either you love'em or you hate'em with the spices being the sticking point. The cinnamon is what kills me. Its fine as long as its just a hint since that stuff can over whelm it easily.


I'll be brewing up one as soon as the store gets in some pumpkins which probably wont be until a couple weeks from now. Next year I plan on growing my own pumpkins so I wont have to wait on them.

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The Pub / Re: Where Were You on the Morning of 9/11/01?
« on: September 11, 2011, 05:16:49 AM »
I was getting ready to head into atmospheric thermodynamics. The professor released us in about 10 minutes because not a one of us were paying attention to him.

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The Pub / Re: Irene's fury
« on: August 31, 2011, 11:48:06 AM »
Katia probably won't be a problem, most models show a trough along the east coast kicking the storm out to sea.
Of course they don't mention that on the news, or else there is really no story.

Exactly... Must have suspense

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The Pub / Re: Irene's fury
« on: August 31, 2011, 11:35:58 AM »
Is anyone keeping an eye on Katia yet?
http://www.stormpulse.com/atlantic

Katia probably won't be a problem, most models show a trough along the east coast kicking the storm out to sea. Of course it's a week out and things could change. What more people may need to watch is what's moving into the gulf, but at least Texas and Louisiana may get some rain out of it.

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The Pub / Re: Watcha plantin' this spring?
« on: August 09, 2011, 01:40:03 PM »


Didn't plant it this spring, but it did bloom about 5 months ago. It was planted about 4 years back. The fruit is only about the size of a softball and a half, but what can you expect with only 3-4 hrs of sun light a day on a covered porch in a pot? Other than the pineapple have a bunch of herbs, a small lemon tree, a chocolate persimmon tree, and a jalapeno plant. I'm just about out of room!

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The Pub / Re: What is Your Favorite Time of Day?
« on: August 02, 2011, 05:16:08 PM »
Whatever time it is that I'm walking out the office!

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All Things Food / Re: I'd like to discuss bacon, again.
« on: August 02, 2011, 05:14:00 PM »
Not the bacon part but the Diet  (gmph) Coke part!

Lol

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All Things Food / Re: I'd like to discuss bacon, again.
« on: August 02, 2011, 03:59:04 PM »
I puked in my mouth a lil bit!  :P

I know!   Not saying I wouldn't try it, but still horrible sounding.

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All Things Food / Re: I'd like to discuss bacon, again.
« on: August 02, 2011, 03:19:38 PM »
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


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Going to brew a saison on Wednesday which would be my Saturday. Unfortunately my plans have just been placed in limbo. May have an unwelcome visitor Friday. Hurricane Saison would be fitting if I do get to brew, but being in the weather business will be busy over the next several days.

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The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: July 31, 2011, 11:19:43 AM »
Hot... not plains hot, but hot enough. 92 with a heat index of 101 in Miami. Could cool off in the Atlantic but the surf temp is 88 so that doesnt work either.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Poured out that old Belgian
« on: July 31, 2011, 11:11:12 AM »
Andrew, This off topic thread may shed some light on that question.

Denny told me to let it (3724) ramp WAY up in temp He was NOT kidding.

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=3250.msg37211#msg37211

It depends a lot on the yeast you use, too.  3711 works great in the low 60s.  But 3724 likes to finish in the 80s or even 90s.

And Euge this thread was put up a while back....did ya see it go by?
http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=3264.msg36837#msg36837

thanks!  I guess I should have searched for it first... but since we were on the topic of belgians and to a lesser extent fusels I figured I would ask.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Poured out that old Belgian
« on: July 31, 2011, 10:14:06 AM »
sorry to somewhat alter the subject on the thread but...

what about wyeast 3724? I know if you ferment too warm you get fusels, but the Temperature Range is 70-95F per the wyeast specs. I believe its the Dupont strain which is normally fermented closer to 90 as described in "Farmhouse Ales" and on the wyeast site.  I made a starter last night and thought about pitching at 65 and then letting rise into the mid to upper 80s. Kinda makes me a little nervous about it, but on the other hand Saison Dupont is pretty tastey! I had been using 3711, but this time I figured why not try the other one too? Anyone have any luck with it or does it turn out too fusely?

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