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Ingredients / Re: How do you... cucumber?
« on: July 18, 2014, 06:54:14 AM »
There was an article in the latest Zymurgy That mentioned Cucumber Saison.  THe dude in the wacked out suit said he removes the skins because it can cause a chlorophyll note and then juices them.  I would think using part cuke juice part water for your beer would be the way to go. Maybe treat an AG batch like an extract batch(brew a concentrated wort with corrected IBus) and "top up" with the cuke juice to save the gentle flavors that is cucumber.

Might work, probably wont:D

Jeff

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: when is the fermenting finished?
« on: July 18, 2014, 05:57:33 AM »
Thanks for the welcome! We just became AHA members this week! Planning on going to the rally tonight at Boston Beer Co. to meet and swap notes with other, more veteran homebrewers and to taste some great Sam.

Competitions are definitely of interest to us! We're definitely already addicted to the hobby!

What City do you leave in?

Near Boston.

Nice, there are a couple of us from the greater boston area ont he forum:) Welcoem to homebrewing!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Help with preparing to malt
« on: July 18, 2014, 04:26:39 AM »
Posted some new pix on the facebook page. Second day of germination. Looking....ok. Funny, I had a much larger batch this time. I used 2 large pizza boxes with lids and 1 small wax to go box. The pizza boxes see slow but steady growth, but the waxed to go box had them go nuts inside

the cardboard would wick away the moisture, would it not?

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All Things Food / Re: SWMBO ordered me a half a pork belly!
« on: July 17, 2014, 07:14:51 PM »
With as much good humor as i can muster...


I hate you:D

Nom

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pump or new burner
« on: July 17, 2014, 06:44:37 PM »
I own a March pump that I have never used, which should answer your question.
I have two and can't live without them. To each their own.

Disclaimer: one is a March and the other is a Chugger.

Agreed, i cant live without my pumps. but i have a single tier brewstand and putting a my MLT higher then my BK is impossible etc.  IF you are doing small batches and dont have the ability to rig your gear semipermanantly, a pump seems like the poorer choice of the 2 options IMHO. Id get it after the burner for sure tho;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pump or new burner
« on: July 17, 2014, 04:52:13 PM »
Pumps are great but you can live without them as long as you have gravity.  Burners are slightly more important, if you have a sucky burner i would upgrade to a higher BTU burner and save the old one for the odd double brew or any other times you may want a second burner.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: when is the fermenting finished?
« on: July 17, 2014, 04:17:41 PM »
Thanks for the welcome! We just became AHA members this week! Planning on going to the rally tonight at Boston Beer Co. to meet and swap notes with other, more veteran homebrewers and to taste some great Sam.

Competitions are definitely of interest to us! We're definitely already addicted to the hobby!

What City do you leave in?

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Secondary CO2 regulator
« on: July 17, 2014, 03:52:28 PM »
I think I've decided to go with a dual regulator option and hook up a manifold to each to split up between my kegs. My options are to either use the single regulator i have now and then purchase a dual secondary or purchase a dual primary to replace the one i have now.

Would one set up be preferred over the other?

YEah, a dual primary is more expensive then a dual secondary;)

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Refractometer Help for FG Reading
« on: July 17, 2014, 09:23:11 AM »
Without a grainbill and yeast used its kinda tough to say if you are close or not.

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Other Fermentables / Re: First time cider maker.
« on: July 17, 2014, 07:56:29 AM »
If you keg, I suppose that's fine.  If you bottle... watch out for bottle bombs!

In all cases the cider has finished sub 1.000.  I do tend to use wine yeasts tho

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Other Fermentables / Re: First time cider maker.
« on: July 17, 2014, 05:11:27 AM »
Be aware that no matter what yeast you use, fermentation will take at least a month if not two months.  Cider ferments a lot more slowly than beer.  So if you want to drink it this summer.... it will be very late summer even if you start right away.

Ive never actually had that problem.  Usually mine are done in 2 weeks, of course we dont drink it for months but ill have to keep an eye on the next batch.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: WLP029
« on: July 17, 2014, 04:11:11 AM »
It could be the pear im getting, it smells fruity but im having a hard time identifying it.  Ill give it a taste tonight and get a better feel.

Jeff

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Other Fermentables / Re: First time cider maker.
« on: July 17, 2014, 04:04:14 AM »
Some Farm Cold store Cider to sell during the summer and pre harvest season.  IF you look around you may be able to find Cider pressed on a farm.

Cheers,
Jeff

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pipeline Fail
« on: July 16, 2014, 06:37:05 PM »
But brew right now so it never happens again!

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