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Beer Recipes / Re: Stout Recipe
« on: February 18, 2010, 03:24:57 PM »
For your flaked oats you can just head to the grocery store.  Quaker five minutes oats are the same thing.

Is there anything extra in the quaker oats?  Preservatives, sugar, etc. 

ryan - I would go to a Whole Foods or other similar store and get organic whole rolled oats out of the bulk container and weigh out exactly what you need.

Sam Adams Triple Bock clone

I think that's the first time I've seen that phrase uttered. ;D

no brewing this weekend - out of town, dortmunder on deck for next weekend though

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Modern German Brewing Practices
« on: February 18, 2010, 08:01:58 AM »
mine is terrible.  I'm crossing my fingers that they'll speak english.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Modern German Brewing Practices
« on: February 18, 2010, 07:51:03 AM »
keith - I am no help now, but I will try to tour as many breweries as I can this summer.

The Pub / Re: A newer, helathier Weaze.
« on: February 16, 2010, 07:57:03 PM »
good luck barry

my best advice is to really focus on running.  you can shred pounds in no time if you start running, and can even drink a bunch of beer every now and then and not show it.  set a race as your goal and work toward it - maybe there's a 10k in the spring or something up there - look up a plan (I like and work at it. 

BTW - aren't you like 6'5" - 235 ain't that bad at that height, my man.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: PA -vs- IPA
« on: February 16, 2010, 02:53:40 PM »
funny, I actually notice the exact opposite - more caramelly flavors in PA and more bone dry, hoppy vs. less maltiness in IPAs.

guess it has to do with if you're an ECIPA or WCIPA lover.

The Pub / Re: Lent
« on: February 16, 2010, 11:49:54 AM »
+1 to major and pinnah's comments about how great a beer tastes after laying off brew for a week - it really does clean the palate, so to speak.

I tried giving up meat one Lent. very tough.

I've a buddy who gives up all alcohol during Lent every year.  He loses 15-20lbs every time - kinda freaky.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Going to rehydrate
« on: February 13, 2010, 01:48:49 PM »
Oh, I'm not worried. I won't melt down till Monday morning. I just wanted to bust Denny's chops.

I know, Barry - i was only busting yours!

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Going to rehydrate
« on: February 13, 2010, 12:37:14 PM »
Well, after following DENNY's advice, I decided not to rehydrate. I'm not at 13 hours and no sign of fermentation yet. Thanks DENNY. You ruined my beer DENNY. Have you even ever made a decent beer? Sheesh..... ;D

its not the yeast's fault if you fail to provide a good meal!  ;D ;)

in all seriousness, don't worry - you know the drill...

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/12
« on: February 13, 2010, 12:33:14 PM »
no brewing, but I just hooked up my all cents IPA to the tap - I couldn't resist and poured a pint (had to push the sanitizer out of the lines)  - hoptastic - Larry Bell, eat your heart out!  now I feel guilty for starting to drink beer at 2pm on a saturday.  okay, maybe not that guilty...

just checked the gravity on my vienna - dropped 30 points in 6 days at 48df - gotta love slurry pitches!

nice looking porter recipe, ryan!

Ingredients / Re: American 2-Row vs. British Pale
« on: February 13, 2010, 12:30:12 PM »
I was wondering if anybody would mention GP since its supposed to be even better than MO. 

who says that?!!  MO is so good the Scots tried to emulate it. :D ;)

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Advice for a beginner: Yeasty, metalic taste
« on: February 12, 2010, 03:35:28 PM »
If water was the problem, there's no fix, is there?

sure there is - store bought RO water.  

when you decide to go all-grain, you'll need to get your water tested (Ward Labs) and you can perhaps use some well water/some RO to get the proportions in line, but while you are doing extract, I suggest just using the RO since as major said, all the minerals/salts from the extract makers mash will already be present.

your call on throwing it out - I personally feel that its not worth it to force yourself to drink something, but if its just a little off, why waste it?

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Advice for a beginner: Yeasty, metalic taste
« on: February 12, 2010, 01:37:42 PM »
welcome to the forum, Freda.

first thing that comes to mind - what source are you getting your water from (i.e. tap, spring, RO, etc.)?

BTW, check out the book "How to Brew" by John Palmer - its a little more in depth and up to date than Charlie's book.


The Pub / Re: Super Bowl Sunday
« on: February 12, 2010, 01:24:53 PM »
Yeah, but "back before they were called Superbowls........"
True - one of those was even in my lifetime.  Of course, I was too young at the time (almost 2 yrs old) to have any recollection of the event.

you guys did win one last decade - 2000 season. :P ;D ;)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Worst oversight you've ever done!
« on: February 12, 2010, 12:56:39 PM »
back when I used glass carboys, I accidentally forgot to turn the hose on for the water side of my plate chiller. opened up the spigot to allow 212df wort to come rolling out.  luckily I caught it before losing more than a quart or 2, but the bottom of the carboy shattered out.

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