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Messages - jeremy0209

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Hop Growing / Re: Harvest in MI
« on: August 10, 2016, 08:45:49 AM »
I started harvesting my Centennial last night. There were some cones that were completely dried, but most of them look pretty good.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: No bitter addition?
« on: August 02, 2016, 05:19:34 AM »
Once upon a time (in 2014), I brewed an all hop stand IPA. 4oz Cascade, 1oz Columbus, and 1oz Simcoe in a 30 minute hop stand, stirring every 5 minutes. Then, I dry hopped with an ounce each of Columbus and Cascade. According to Beersmith, the calculated IBUs were 71 (Tinseth). In actuality, the IBUs were no where near 71, but it was still a very tasty beer. It even scored a 36 at the NHC, that year. It may have scored a bit higher if it was entered as a Pale Ale instead of an IPA.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« on: April 20, 2015, 07:03:19 PM »
My Steam Beer got through in Philly but my Nut Brown Ale did not.  Want to see that sheet to see if it was because I took it off the tap again and it got infected or if it was a judging preference. 

Very happy to have a dog in the hunt again though!!!!   ;D

Dave

Congrats Dave!  Sorry, my post got lost in the whiner shuffle so I figured I'd congratulate  myself..... ::)

To the whiners and complainers, if you don't like the format, don't enter.  But stop whining and complaining.  This is supposed to be fun.  Stop taking yourself so %$@#! seriously. 

Done now.

Dave
Baseball is supposed to fun, too. You know what else it's supposed to be? Fair. That's why they have umpires.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« on: April 20, 2015, 05:04:06 PM »
Best of luck to all entrants.   Have a great time at the conference.   All is well.  Obviously, I'm the only one who sees a problem.
I also see a problem, but it's not worth my time to argue about it.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« on: April 20, 2015, 10:23:27 AM »
Shut out again..oh well.  I'll be curious to see the score sheets.
Ditto

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« on: April 20, 2015, 09:04:21 AM »
Yeah, I'm in the Philly judging center and I'm starting to get pissed. Good thing I shouldn't have to rebrew anything.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: lactic acid to acidify sparge water
« on: March 13, 2014, 07:11:24 AM »
Here's another question for the water guru's:  If I'm brewing a 'double strength' batch (5 gal), then topping it off with water to dilute and make 10 gal of beer, should I be treating my top off water?  If so, how would I calculate the final profile?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC shipping issues
« on: March 09, 2014, 07:12:51 AM »
I'm lucky that my drop off point is only about an hour drive from me, so for round one, I'm making the road trip.  It will probably cost me more in gas, but at least I know they'll get there safely.  Plus, it gives my beer a few more days in optimal conditions at my house instead of laying in a warehouse.  I'll figure out round 2, if I get through round 1.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: First Competition
« on: February 24, 2014, 05:08:29 PM »
I've entered 5 competitions: two firsts and two thirds....in my flight, that is.  I've never gotten close to BOS.  The one comp in which I didn't place, I had a stout score a 41...my highest score to date.  I'm working on three entries for this year's NHC.....fingers crossed.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Keg volume indicator
« on: January 07, 2014, 12:21:28 PM »
I use a white board and tally each pint.  For me, an empty keg weighs about 8 pounds.  I weigh each one after I fill it and subtract 8...the number I'm left with roughly equals the number of pints in the keg.  It's not exact, but it's better than flying totally blind.
That's not a bad idea at all.. Weigh the keg empty (note down weight) and weigh it full (note down weight).  Then you can always compare and see how much is left... Though it would require pulling the keg out of the kegerator to do so.

For people with keezers you could gently pick up the keg with one of these

American Weigh Scale American Weigh H-110 Digital Hanging Scale, 110 X 0.05-Pounds
http://amzn.com/B0012TDR9E

If you know the tare weight if your keg you can use Beersmith Mobile's weight to volume calculator to derive the remaining beer volume.
I don't even think you would need a calculator.  A gallon of water weighs 8 pounds and there are 8 pints in a gallon, therefore, a pint weighs a pound.  I doubt there's any weight difference between beer and water.  Subtracting the tare weight of your keg should give you the number of pints that are in the keg.  If you want the total oz. just multiply by 16.  I just use the pint as a unit of measurement because all the numbers fit perfectly and most beer glasses are pint glasses.  Usually I get 1-3 pints more than my measurements would indicate, but I've always attributed that to pouring 13 oz of actual beer and the rest is head.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Keg volume indicator
« on: January 07, 2014, 10:03:21 AM »
I use a white board and tally each pint.  For me, an empty keg weighs about 8 pounds.  I weigh each one after I fill it and subtract 8...the number I'm left with roughly equals the number of pints in the keg.  It's not exact, but it's better than flying totally blind.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Very pale ale for a friend.
« on: January 05, 2014, 02:36:24 PM »
I make a 'Yellow Fizzy' that's
8lb Two Row
.5lb Carapils
7g high alpha bittering hop...bitter to about 20 IBU
28g Cascade at knockout.
Clean fermenting ale yeast...001, US-05, BRY-97
OG: 1.044ish
FG: 1.009ish
It looks like Coors Light, but it's way better.  It's best about four weeks after brewday.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Simple Aeration?
« on: December 30, 2013, 08:13:14 AM »
I've been using a big whisk, but I think I'm going to purchase a mix stir....seems like it would be easier to let a drill do all the work.  I also rarely brew above 1.060.

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Equipment and Software / Re: I'm ready to trash my kettle
« on: June 26, 2013, 03:24:44 PM »
90 pints in a 5-gallon batch
God, I wish my 5 gallon batches had 90 pints in them...mine only have about 40. :o

Yep, I fudged up that math quite well. Why is there no facepalm emoticon?

In any case, point being that I simply don't go through my kegs very quickly, at least not without help.
you need help going through your kegs?!?!?!  Well, why didn't you say so.....I'd be happy to help.  ;D

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Equipment and Software / Re: I'm ready to trash my kettle
« on: June 26, 2013, 04:12:05 AM »
90 pints in a 5-gallon batch
God, I wish my 5 gallon batches had 90 pints in them...mine only have about 40. :o

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