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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: June 30, 2012, 11:05:53 AM »
Seven Story Mountain - Railroad Earth

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: One Week beer
« on: June 29, 2012, 11:16:56 PM »
For American yeasts, what about WLP090, the San Diego "Super Yeast"?  Isn't that supposed to be real fast and real flocculant?
I didn't find it to be either.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: My Mini Brew model
« on: June 26, 2012, 11:31:39 PM »
That's a cool idea.
You need to get a model railroad to deliver box cars full of grains.

Ingredients / Re: "Creamy" mouth feel ?
« on: June 25, 2012, 01:57:55 PM »
Didn't see anything about nitro.
I am starting to think it's the power of suggestion.
They call it a cream ale so..................

Ingredients / "Creamy" mouth feel ?
« on: June 24, 2012, 12:09:05 PM »
I have a clone recipe from BYO magazine for Slipstream Cream Ale, that I plan on brewing.
It is really more of a brown ale then a cream ale.
I never had the beer so I read some reviews and they all refer to the "smooth creaminess"
The grain bill is:
94% two row
4% c60L
2% chocolate.
mash at 154 f
Where is the "creamy" coming from?

Beer Recipes / Re: Theakston's Old Peculier
« on: June 20, 2012, 10:43:16 PM »
Is this a beer that needs to age.
If so how long before it's at it's prime?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Flies in my feremntor
« on: June 17, 2012, 11:53:56 AM »
I wouldn't reuse the yeast and I'd hope that the batch the flies were in was OK.

That's what I was thinking.
I am bummed because I really wanted to reuse that yeast. 

General Homebrew Discussion / Flies in my feremntor
« on: June 16, 2012, 02:21:23 PM »
   I racked a batch of beer yesterday, and saved the yeast for my next batch. Today when I went to clean out the carboy, I gave it rinsed and poured it into the sink. In the rinse water were four dead flies. Not little fruit flies, but old ugly house flies.
  The carboy cap and racking cane were left on the carboy after I emptied it, so I am pretty certain they were in there for the whole fermentation.  :'(
   I figure they must have gotten into the wort while it was chilling, since I don't cover the kettle while the chiller is doing it's thing. I usually let the wort get down to around 90 degrees and then start moving it around to get it down to temp. So chances are they flew in there when it was still pretty hot.
   I really wanted to reuse this yeast because it is from East Coast Yeast, and not real easy to get a hold of. But now I am not so sure that would be a wise decision. I don't want to dump the beer, but it kind of grosses me out.
   Well what do you all think?

All Grain Brewing / Re: Efficiency and Recipe Design
« on: June 02, 2012, 11:19:02 AM »
Back to my original question, why do we keep the percentages the same, for example, an 80% efficiency amber ale with 8 lbs 2-row, 1 lb munich, and 1 lb Crystal 60L.... if I brew that with a system that gets 70% efficiency, why not brew it with the same 1 lb of Crystal 60L (just adjusting the 2-row and munich malt) since the extraction from the crystal should theoretically be the same since they don't get "converted" by a mash, even if they are in a mash.

   I think it's because efficiency is related to how well the grains are sparged not just on conversion.
I don't know if it's correct but I read somewhere that when adjusting for mash efficiency if the adjustment was less then 10% just change the base malt, over 10% adjust everything.

Beer Recipes / Re: U.K. stout
« on: May 23, 2012, 10:43:49 AM »
I would think you could cut out the 5 minute hop addition.
But it won't hurt either.

Ingredients / Liquid Sugar in the Raw
« on: May 10, 2012, 11:56:13 PM »
Has anyone used Liquid Sugar in the Raw in a beer?
I saw it in the grocery store and and wondered if it was invert sugar.
I emailed the company and they said it was inverted.
I've made invert sugar and it was kind of pain, so I thought stuff this might work?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: A Rose By Any Other Name
« on: May 10, 2012, 11:21:44 PM »
Good article.
I have never named my beers but maybe I'll start.
At Big Brew day I brought a beer, that my neighbor said "tastes like Shlitz"
So when folks asked "what are you serving I replied, "my neighbor said "it tastes like Shlitz"
It wasn't a big hit until I changed my response and started calling it a Summer Ale.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Question about styles
« on: April 29, 2012, 10:34:37 AM »
I was just looking at the recipe of the week. 12 dollar cream ale. It is a SMaSH made with Briess 2 row and Willamette hops. Isn't a kolsh basically just 2 row? I thought a cream ale had flaked corn or something in it to make it creamy. My question is what is the difference between a kolsh and a cream ale?

Not really relevant to your question , but I had no idea there was a recipe of the week. That's a pretty cool resource. For anyone else who doesn't know here's the link

Beer Recipes / Re: Genesee Cream Ale Clone
« on: April 21, 2012, 11:36:26 AM »
Reviving a goodie. 

I want to give Skotrats recipe a try in the coming weeks.  Anyone try this with WLP080 yet?

I did, it turned out great.

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