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Equipment and Software / Re: Blichmann Hop Blocker
« on: September 15, 2010, 10:56:52 AM »
you said you are using Jamil's whirlpool chilling method - does the hop blocker get in the way of the IC coil?

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Beer Recipes / Re: Vienna Lager fermentation question
« on: September 15, 2010, 10:25:46 AM »
Alright, I'll give it a shot next time I brew. Thanks for the heads up.

aren't you doing extract (from the original post)?

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Beer Recipes / Re: Vienna Lager fermentation question
« on: September 15, 2010, 07:35:16 AM »
agreed, I never understand it when I see vienna recipes that have vienna malt as a specialty instead of a base (or even 100%)  ???  To me the stuff is like crack and I'm Tyrone Biggums. 

I know a lot of it has to do with pros having silos of 2 row and not wanting to buy bags of grain for one recipe, but that doesn't mean us homebrewers have to do it that way!

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Beer Recipes / Re: Vienna Lager fermentation question
« on: September 14, 2010, 07:44:19 PM »
Isn't black malt considered a dark roasted malt?

Yes, but Carafa Special is dehusked and thus does not impart the highly bitter/acrid flavors you'd expect from black patent, etc.  People often use an ounce or two to add color without much, if any flavor contribution.

When used for this purpose, I prefer late mash addition when using Carafa Special nowadays, but I think the OP is steeping (?)

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Equipment and Software / Re: Blichmann Hop Blocker
« on: September 14, 2010, 07:21:45 AM »
I've heard mixed results, with them leaning negative.

some friends of mine used it last weekend - they said the only thing it blocks is the pickup tube. YMMV.

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The Pub / Re: No football thread yet?
« on: September 13, 2010, 07:41:32 AM »
For sure!

How long has it been since Indy has brought up the rear of that division? :o

I think the world of Peyton Manning, but gawd I love seeing him pout on the sidelines.  ;D

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The Pub / Re: No football thread yet?
« on: September 08, 2010, 01:52:27 PM »
I figure the Lions will win the uber bowl.

I'm thinking they're going to be better than you'd expect - they are starting to get some pieces in place.  Not playoffs yet (lets not get crazy here), but Stafford will win you some games.

 He's was a "player's coach", and the players walked all over him.

Yeah, Mike Williams is a better player than Housyourmama?  Riiiiight....

I'm not one to armchair personell moves as GMs/scouts get paid a lot for what they do, but that one smells pretty 'homerish'.

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All Things Food / Re: Opening Weekend of Football - Whats on Your Grill?
« on: September 08, 2010, 09:07:28 AM »


My Super Secret Steak Searing Success Scheme (stolen from Alton Brown):
Take a chimney starter and load it with about a pound or so of lump (NOT briquettes!) hardwood charcoal. Let it get really, really hot. Take a grill grate and put one hamburger at a time on the grate, and then put the chimney on top. Let it sizzle for ~30 seconds and then flip. Perfect char! You can also do this with steaks: 90 seconds per side, then move the grate to the top of the chimney starter and put the steak on for a minute, covering with a metal bowl. Flip, cook another minute, and then for GOD'S SAKE LET IT REST, DO NOT CUT INTO IT IMMEDIATELY. 5-10 minutes should be enough. Voila, awesome steak.



awesome tip - but you mean put the grate on top of the chimney starter (without dumping the coals) correct?  so you are really only actively cooking the burgers for 30+30 or 1 minute or steaks for 3 minutes?  interesting, I am going to have to try this.

As for the grating - I have a commercial sausage maker (and thus grinder) but its in storage until we finish our new house.  i will have to wait until then but thanks for the awesome recipe!

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The Pub / Re: No football thread yet?
« on: September 08, 2010, 08:56:06 AM »
at the end, I must admit that a fleeting temptation crossed my mind to "accidently" spill something over the edge.

now that is funny.  damn, that was a good game, but only because you guys were slow out of the gate. 

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The Pub / Re: No football thread yet?
« on: September 08, 2010, 08:54:38 AM »
Doesn't say anything about my Titan's either. That said, overall it looks pretty believable. All except Pittsburgh. That team is going to start out with major problems and I think they will have a hard time recovering. I think they have as much of a chance to win a WC as the Titans. And I am hoping the Titans are going to surprise every one the way they did 2008/9 season.  8)

Keith

I betcha the Jags steal at least one if not both games from them this year, which doesn't portend for a playoff run. ;D



I'd be willing to literally  take that bet - that they will win two against my Titans. How comfortable do you really feel?

beer related bet, sure. I'll PM you.

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All Things Food / Re: Opening Weekend of Football - Whats on Your Grill?
« on: September 08, 2010, 08:35:19 AM »
I'm doing chipotle honey bbq wings and a bunch of sous vide burgers (50/50 chuck/shortrib),

wait, wait, wait - gotta share a recipe for both of those  ;D - I've never had a sous vide burger, but I love shortribs and I love chuck how can I go wrong.

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The Pub / Re: No football thread yet?
« on: September 08, 2010, 07:40:45 AM »
How 'bout splitting this thread into "Overpaid Prima-donna Football" (NFL) and "Real Football" (NCAA)?  Although I guess the "overpaid" part might factor into real football if your Reggie Bush or any member of the UNC team :)

okay so to get it started:

why couldn't your receiver hold on to the ball so we wouldn't have to listen to "should Boise State be in the National Championship" game all year long as they walk through the remainder of their cupcake schedule?   ;) ;D

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All Things Food / Opening Weekend of Football - Whats on Your Grill?
« on: September 08, 2010, 07:31:54 AM »
Fall is almost upon us - concurrent with the football thread in the pub, I was curious what everyone is planning for this Sunday's festivities

I am going to go way off the reservation from what I've been eating lately (an informal diet of sorts) and get back to some good ole comfort food:

I'm going to do 2 or 3 racks of st louis style ribs on my weber using a recipe I'd seen from Bobby Flay recently:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/spice-rubbed-ribs-with-chipotle-honey-glaze-recipe/index.html

some home made baked mac and cheese and then I'm still thinking of the others, maybe collard greens and corn bread.

NG Pils, Dunkel, IPA, Wit, and RIS are all on tap, and I've got many commercial Festbiers in the fridge along with some other goodies.  

I may have to call in sick on Monday  :D ;) ;D

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Extra Vienna...Uses? AIPA?
« on: September 08, 2010, 07:27:13 AM »
I'm suggesting that the maltiness will make it seem fuller bodied so to mash low to constrain that character.

precisely.  and richardt, if you don't want to do a step mash, i'd recommend 147-8df single infusion for the purpose of maximixing fermentability.  

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