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Ingredients / Re: HSI
« on: March 10, 2017, 12:20:39 PM »
What's HSI?
Hop storage ????

All Grain Brewing / Re: Reinheitsgabot and 'Real Ale'
« on: February 11, 2017, 06:24:26 AM »
Back to the OP and original topic...

I myself have puristic tendencies.  I believe many homebrewers, myself included, have had a tendency to meddle too much, without very well determining whether our additional efforts are really adding anything positive to the bottom line, which, of course, is beer flavor and quality.

Also take into consideration that many brewers make fantastic beer the easy way and don't fart around.  They just come up with a reasonable recipe, brew it, and enjoy it.

So I am with you.  I'm interested in getting back to basics, and not sweating details too much.  Crush well, mash well, mash in the right pH range, clean fermenters well, ferment well with healthy yeast.  That....... that is about it.

Cheers all.

I am starting to wonder if I am the only homebrewer left who brews this way.
Just filter my tap water for chlorine and brew.
I don't know if my beer is considered "fantastic" but they mostly turn out well.
I occasionly consider getting my water tested but never have.
Mash pH is something I do think about but without spending money on meter I can't really do anything about it.
The brewer at a local brewery is adament that "if your water tastes good to drink don't mess with it"

General Homebrew Discussion / pellet vs. leaf hops do I need to adjust?
« on: February 09, 2017, 07:12:27 AM »
If a recipe calls for leaf hops and I use pellet hops do I need to adjust the quantities?
Should I just use Beersmith to match the IBU's?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hop addition times to adjust for IBU's
« on: January 29, 2017, 06:42:10 AM »
To the OP's question - if I would have less than half of an ounce of a particular bag of hops, then I just add them at flameout or to the whirlpool. You get a little extra kick of hop flavor, but without significant IBU's/

I love this idea.  I think I'll use it.

I second that.
Good idea.

General Homebrew Discussion / Hop addition times to adjust for IBU's
« on: January 28, 2017, 06:12:24 AM »
Just wondering if anyone else does this, and what are your results?
I usually buy my hops by the ounce. And I don't like having leftovers.
As an example instead of say adding 0.6 oz. at 60 min. I add 1oz. at 40 min. I know taking this to extremes would change the hop flavor.

The Pub / Re: Songs you never want to hear again.
« on: January 19, 2017, 05:04:44 PM »
A couple of yeasr ago WXPN played the 88 worst songs of all time. As voted by the listners. I remeber I was brewing while listening. I can't argue too much with any of these. I'd say the top five are spot on.

1   Starship   We Built This City   
2   Baha Men   Who Let The Dogs Out   
3   Billy Ray Cyrus   Achy Breaky Heart   
4   Paul Anka   (You're) Having My Baby   
5   Los Del Rio   Macarena   
6   Debby Boone   You Light Up My Life   
7   Rebecca Black   Friday   
8   Justin Bieber   Baby   
9   Nickelback   Rockstar   
10   Rod Stewart   Do You Think I'm Sexy   
11   Aqua   Barbie Girl   
12   Meatloaf   Paradise By The Dashboard Light   
13   Journey   Don't Stop Believin'   
14   Captain & Tennille   Muskrat Love   
15   Terry Jack   Seasons In The Sun   
16   Tiny Tim   Tiptoe Through The Tulips   
17   Richard Harris   MacArthur Park   
18   Bobby Goldsboro   Honey   
19   Starland Vocal Band   Afternoon Delight   
20   Celion Dion   My Heart Will Go On   
21   Robin Thicke   Blurred Lines   
22   Nickelback   Photograph   
23   Paul Mccartney And Wings   Wonderful Christmastime   
24   Village People   YMCA   
25   The Archies   Sugar Sugar   
26   Rick Dees   Disco Duck   
27   Pharrell Williams   Happy   
28   Vanilla Ice   Ice Ice Baby   
29   Meatloaf   I'd Do Anything For Love   
30   Right Side Fred   I'm Too Sexy   
31   The Eagles   Hotel California   
32   Rupert Holmes   Escape (Pina Colada Song)   
33   Billy Joel   We Didn't Start The Fire   
34   Blackeyed Peas   My Humps   
35   Train   Hey Soul Sister   
36   Lou Bega   Mambo #5   
37   Phil Collins   Sussudio   
38   Led Zeppellin   Stairway To Heaven   
39   Miley Cyrus   Party In The USA   
40   Styx   Mr. Roboto   
41   Don Mclean   American Pie   
42   Hanson   Mmm Bop   
43   ABBA   Dancing Queen   
44   Daft Punk   Get Lucky
45   Lynyrd Skynyrd   Free Bird   
46   Psy   Gangnam Style   
47   Ohio Express   Yummy Yummy Yummy   
48   Tony Orlando And Dawn   Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Old Oak Tree   
49   Eddie Murphy   Party All The Time   
50   Chumbawamba   Thumbtumpin   
51   Kiss   Rock And Roll All Night   
52   Creed   With Arms Wide Open   
53   4 Non Blondes   What's Up   
54   Crash Test Dummies   Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm   
55   America   Horse With No Name   
56   Toni Basil   Mickey   
57   Kid Rock   All Summer Long   
58   Neil Diamond   Sweet Caroline   
59   The Beach Boys   Kokomo   
60   James Blunt   You're Beautiful   
61   Paper Lace   The Night Chicago Died   
62   Bo Donaldson And The Heywoods   Billy Don't Be A Hero   
63   Limp Bizkit   Nookie   
64   Olivia Newton-John   Let's Get Physical   
65   Milli Vanilli   Girl You Know It's True   
66   Bruce Springsteen   Born In The Usa   
67   Barry Manilow   Mandy   
68   Hellen Reddy   I Am Woman   
69   Morris Albert   Feelings   
70   The Beatles   Yellow Submarine   
71   Bon Jovi   Livin' On A Prayer   
72   Bobby McFerrin   Don't Worry Be Happy   
73   Rednex   Cotton Eye Joe   
74   Bonnie Tyler   Total Eclipse Of The Heart   
75   Maroon 5   Moves Like Jagger   
76   Barry Manilow   Copacabana   
77   Rick Astley   Never Gonna Give You Up   
78   Guns N' Roses   Sweet Child O' Mine   
79   Brittney Spears   Oops I Did It Again   
80   Queen   Bohemian Rhapsody   
81   Paul McCartney/Stevie Wonder   Ebony & Ivory   
82   Dexy's Midnight Runners   Come On Eileen   
83   Miley Cyrus   Wrecking Ball   
84   Billy Joel   Piano Man   
85   Eiffel 65   Blue   
86   Jimmy Buffett   Margaritaville   
87   Sisqo   Thong Song   
88   Billy Joel   Uptown Girl

Beer Recipes / Re: British Golden Ale
« on: January 15, 2017, 06:12:37 AM »
What's the BU:GU target?

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The recipe I brewed was   .7

Beer Recipes / Re: British Golden Ale
« on: January 14, 2017, 11:38:57 AM »
Look up Seymour Citra Gold on the jimsbeerkit forum. It's a golden ale with Citra, very popular with UK brewers. I've made it 3 or 4 times.

I am brewing this now.
Changed it a bit, all citra hops, and trying out the Imperial House yeast for the first time, also I don't have the orange peel.

Ingredients / Re: Pilgrim Hops
« on: January 08, 2017, 09:16:38 AM »
I used them in a bitter.
It was very good.

The guy that created the dual scale Brix/SG refractometer should be kicked in the nuts.

Since I use one of those, I'm wondering what's the problem with them?

Ingredients / Re: Avangard Vienna Malt?
« on: January 07, 2017, 07:16:45 AM »
 I brewed a beer using it as a base malt with a bit of C40, northern brewer hops and BRY-97.
 I suck at describing flavors, but I thought it was good.

The Pub / Re: InBev / Keurig
« on: January 07, 2017, 06:38:07 AM »
But it's a "booze maker"!!
"beer, spirits, cocktails and mixers"

So not only will it brew beer, it will also distill whiskey, and mix your martini!!!

How could you not want one of these.    ;)

My clearly unpopular opinion is that how well your grain is milled makes little difference. I shop at several different shops that and also have a mill of my own. There is an obvious difference in the crush depending which mill I use, but my preboil gravity is always close enough for homebrew. Never get a stuck sparge.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Done with hefes
« on: October 01, 2016, 04:07:46 PM »
I'm guessing that the difference comes from the depths of the fermenters. Modern cylindroconicals can have significant depth, while the straight side walls of a square fermenter make it structurally more difficult to make them deep. The 1000 bbl cylindroconical fermenters I saw at Sweetwater in Atlanta were probably over 40 ft tall.
So it's the depth not the shape. At the homebrew level I am guessing it wouldn't matter.
A 6 gallon round bucket vs. a 6 gallon square bucket would make no difference?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Done with hefes
« on: October 01, 2016, 05:43:08 AM »
  I am curious, what difference does the shape of the fermenter make? Why would yeast behave differntly in a square or round fermenter?

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