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

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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

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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!

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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.

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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?

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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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The Pub / Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
« on: June 01, 2011, 12:50:41 PM »
Yeah, this one has been a revelation. Sweet and kind. Can't believe she was in the shelter for 10 months (or even worse, someone adopted her for 4 days and then returned her because "the mother didn't want her"

before us, my BC/Aussie got returned 2 times by families claiming to want an active dog;  she was apparently 'too active' for them.

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The Pub / Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
« on: June 01, 2011, 12:37:23 PM »


I'll see if I can find a better picture or two later on without my ugly mug in it, but here's my two guys:

Abby - on the left - border collie/aussie mix (we think) rescued ~6 years ago at the age of 2-3.  spunky, bossy and attention demanding but has the biggest heart of gold - just loves being around people and occasionally herding them.

Porter is the black lab on the right - adopted him about a month after Abby and he was just turning 2.  Defender of the house (or so he believes from safety of being behind the front window), quiet otherwise - a great companion - just don't hold your pint glass below knee level when you're sitting down otherwise it will be gone.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: San Diego Session Ale
« on: June 01, 2011, 12:06:38 PM »
are these beers low in carbonation like a bitter or 2.4-2.6 like an APA/AIPA etc?

I have had Levitation before and I thought it was unimpressive, but given my recent leaning toward brewing lower alcohol beers and the positive comments here, maybe I'll give it another chance.

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Beer Travel / Beer in Palo Alto, CA
« on: May 23, 2011, 05:41:06 PM »
Will be there on business for a couple days - any must stop beer bars?

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