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2011
All Things Food / Re: Jambalaya Tonight
« on: June 06, 2011, 07:29:50 AM »
The Jambalaya was awesome - put in some red chilis that really kicked it up.  Having the remainder for leftovers tonight.

I kinda like the rice in it leftover - the rice seems to soak up more of the juices as it sits. 


2012
The Pub / Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
« on: June 06, 2011, 07:26:50 AM »
I can see that happening in Naperville.  Happens here too.

Google Cesar Milan - I'm pretty sure he has a training video series.

2013
General Homebrew Discussion / Re: San Diego Session Ale
« on: June 05, 2011, 02:31:42 PM »
Their regular IPA is other worldly.  Funny, after the first time I had it I went to their website and discovered the ingredients are all the same as mine, though I add munich and a few other hops, but it was a 'no wonder' moment.  That said, of course they do it better than I do!

2014
Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale
« on: June 05, 2011, 07:35:33 AM »
Probably my favorite DFH beer.

One of the only 2 from them that I like, and I like it a lot.

2015
Beer Recipes / Re: Red Witbier?
« on: June 04, 2011, 09:37:28 AM »
pretty cool there skyler!  :)

2016
General Homebrew Discussion / Re: San Diego Session Ale
« on: June 04, 2011, 09:33:34 AM »
Hoser - sounds like you've never had Ballast Point, Green Flash, Pizza Port or Lost Abbey beers.  Do yourself a favor - since you can get Stone at home, don't waste time or your liver tickets on Stone - the aforementioned breweries put Stone TO SHAME.  Don't get me wrong, I like Stone, but if I could get any of those breweries here especially GF IPA, I don't think I'd ever buy Stone again.

2017
Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Marzen, is it stuck?
« on: June 03, 2011, 12:03:02 PM »
Okay, some additional info:
From 5/22 to 5/25 the brew was at 65F ambient.  I was doing this for a d rest. This is when the "stall" concerned me.  I thought maybe that was too warm and l lowered the temp back down to 50F and still no gravity change. It was 1.021 on 5/22/2011

I hope that the up and down temp didn't mess up the beer (it tastes good at the moment).

Thanks again,
Mike

Mike - (guess you're name's not sally  :D ) - in the future, just so you know, lowering the temp back isn't going to 'kickstart' activity rather the opposite can happen - once you've raised up for d-rest, you'd better keep it at that temp until its completely finished, else you risk crashing the yeast to dormancy.

the up and down in temp should not affect the flavor however, and if it tastes good, leave it at that.

as for your mash temp - you should be confident in it - if you don't have a quality thermometer, invest in one - its worth the wampum.

2018
All Things Food / Jambalaya Tonight
« on: June 03, 2011, 08:31:53 AM »
Jambalaya tonight after work - 1lb shrimp, 1/2lb chorizo, 1/2lb spicy kielbasa, tomatoes, celery, carrots, onion, rice and lots of red pepper - what's your favorite way?

2019
All Grain Brewing / Re: Keg 2 of rye pale is cloudier than keg 1
« on: June 03, 2011, 08:15:46 AM »
that was the first or second pint out of the keg?  that one usually goes down the drain.
It was the first pint, but there were no visible solids and it had been cold crashing for 4 months already.  I'll check it again tomorrow.

it doesn't matter - there's a lot of stuff that will fall out of unfiltered beer, especially over 4 months.

I guarantee pint #3 will be exponentially more clear than that first pint.

I've had lagers I've cold crashed in the conical before transfer for a few weeks, racked crystal clear beer and even still that first pint is a little murky after an extended lagering period.

2020
All Grain Brewing / Re: Keg 2 of rye pale is cloudier than keg 1
« on: June 03, 2011, 07:26:01 AM »
that was the first or second pint out of the keg?  that one usually goes down the drain.

2021
Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Marzen, is it stuck?
« on: June 02, 2011, 02:27:48 PM »
try warming it up to finish out. 

2022
oscar - that is one hell of a feat. 

I did a 2.5er one day - a patigyle barleywine/english pale and an old ale batch following and that was enough for me to question my sanity.

good job, sir!

2023
The Pub / Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
« on: June 02, 2011, 11:53:26 AM »
thanks Morticaixavier - I just asked my pet store guy to order me some of those - I had my guys trained pretty well to not pull, but my wife let's them do whatever when I'm travelling, so they constantly get back to bad habits - maybe this will help.

2024
Beer Recipes / Re: Homebrew recipes from Deschutes
« on: June 01, 2011, 02:39:47 PM »
way cool - I've never had any of their beers, but have always wanted to try Black Butte, Red Chair and Mirror Pond.

in the Inversion IPA they use Crystal and Caramel 60 Malt  ???  any insight?

2025
The Pub / Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
« on: June 01, 2011, 01:13:51 PM »
@Drew - she has some separation anxiety - I guess I never attributed it to the shelter return issues till now, rather I assumed it was just personality. When we got her, she had virtually no hair on the back half of her body, clearly stressed out beyond belief - she was at the shelter for over 6 months, and we sorta got the feeling that she was running out of hope.  Fate works mysteriously - without a doubt, meeting her was one of the best things to ever happen in my life.

@Weithmann - my thoughts go out to you guys - made me very sad to read that.

@rabid_dingo - wow - I felt like I was looking at my guy;  you'll see him again one day.

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