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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Gonna Get Some Vienna Malt
« on: February 09, 2010, 09:16:28 AM »
I'd like to do a vienna ipa or pale ale.  Sounds like it'd be good.

this recipe turned a lot of heads at my club's oktoberfest:  http://forum.northernbrewer.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=80958&hilit=+vienna+ipa

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Gonna Get Some Vienna Malt
« on: February 09, 2010, 09:15:08 AM »
a good recipe to start off with is 3-5% dextrine, the rest vienna to 1.050-1.052, 1oz of hersbrucker at 10min (per 5gallons!), enough noble hop to bitter to total 25-28ibus.

I like to add a couple pounds of dark munich, just cause i like it, but the above will be dynamite!

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The Pub / Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
« on: February 09, 2010, 08:18:14 AM »
Works the same way for me (although telecommuting is possible).  Would suspect much of the private sector is that way.

that blows. 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Baltic Porter - Guideline ?
« on: February 09, 2010, 08:16:42 AM »
I can't stand special B, personally, except in dubbels, etc.  Special B seems more intense in those areas, but also borders on being artificial, if that makes any sense.  special B always makes me think belgian ale, so I find it hard to use in other styles.  YMMV.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Gonna Get Some Vienna Malt
« on: February 09, 2010, 08:01:56 AM »
I've still got half a sack or more of it, so far I prefer Munich over the Vienna.  But who knows, I'm thinking I might try an all Vienna lager this spring and see what happens.   :-\

a well done vienna lager is a fine, fine beer, and the best way to determine if you like vienna as a base.  I love all the german base malts equally  ;D

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The Pub / Re: Getting ready for another Nor'easter...
« on: February 09, 2010, 07:52:41 AM »
Calling for 12 - 20 at my house.  Looks like I'll be taking some vacation again. >:(

wait, you have to take vacation if its snowing to the poitn you can't get to work?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Baltic Porter - Guideline ?
« on: February 09, 2010, 07:26:44 AM »
yeah - if you use enough 120Lthe plum and raisiny aromas'll  jump out of the glass and grab your nose if you're not careful.

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The Pub / Re: bone marrow donation
« on: February 08, 2010, 06:07:06 PM »
blatz whats an autodonation?

donating to yourself (taken from one area and placed in another).

very dependent on what you have - it works with my MIL's condition.  theres a high probability of rejection (I think 75%??) when you receive someone else's marrow, even if its a match, whereas using your own has a very high success rate.

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The Pub / Re: Beer Drinking Music !
« on: February 08, 2010, 02:51:47 PM »
I liked Kevin Nealon's quip: "they should have changed their name to 'The Was'"

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Crazy temp jump in fermentor
« on: February 08, 2010, 02:44:22 PM »
I used the WLP004 Irish Ale from White Labs. I was planning on kegging around Feb 28th or so. give a couple weeks to carb and condition.



sounds perfect.

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The Pub / Re: bone marrow donation
« on: February 08, 2010, 02:23:21 PM »
good stuff, darkerpower. (insert cheers icon from NB forum)

my MIL just did one, though it was for auto-donation, and apparently the hip one (what she got) is rather painful and can lay you up for several days.  the other method is less intrusive and thus less recovery time is needed.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: First Wort Hopping ?
« on: February 08, 2010, 02:20:21 PM »
DC - I think FWH may work well with lower AA varietals (ahem, Mt. Hood comes to mind?) but I found when I used big boys like Simcoe, the bitterness was just overwhelming since I went with the "treat it like a 20min addition" philosophy. 

Of course, this makes no sense relative to TM's statement, since Zots are one of the lowest AAs out there, usually.

To each their own.  ;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: First Wort Hopping ?
« on: February 08, 2010, 02:17:51 PM »
And I forgive you your brewing sins!  ;)
Is that a fly-sparging reference?

and decoction  :D ;)

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Going to rehydrate
« on: February 08, 2010, 01:58:22 PM »
I am a sprinkler too, but I picked up a good tip from george schmidt on how to rehydrate with ease:

take an unopened bottle of water at room temp, open it, pour half of it out add your yeast, cap and swirl.  its sanitary, quick and easy and makes a nice pitching/pouring vessel.

I did that the 2 times I tried rehydrating, but I wasn't convinced it did anything different so I went back to my sprinkling method.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Crazy temp jump in fermentor
« on: February 08, 2010, 01:52:58 PM »
Oh really, I thought the carbonation took longer. I know it is faster then bottling but thought I had read it was a few days at least. Time to do more research.

Brian

well, it depends.  what denny was referring to is that you can keg, chill and then quick carbonate the keg by shaking or rocking the keg back and forth until no more gas enters the vessel (you can hear it rush in as you shake initially), then let it settle for about an hour and you're good to go.

I'm not much of a fan of doing this since the bubbles are uneven and you inevitably wind up with hazy beer initially - I prefer to gas it slowly over a week or 2 as its conditioning, but I also have 10-15 kegs full at any time, so there's usually no rush.

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