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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: I can make some delicious wort
« on: May 12, 2017, 07:29:07 AM »
A simple fix for the diacetyl is to do a diacetyl rest. When fermentation starts slowing down, raise the temperature a few degrees (to 62-68 degrees, depending on your fermentation temperature). The yeast will become more active and be able to clean it up. 2 or 3 days at this temperature should help.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Guinness Porter
« on: May 12, 2017, 07:21:23 AM »
I love the quote "If work is the curse of the drinking classes, then Porter was their salvation." We need that guy at one of our club meetings critiquing our beers. He does it in such a elegant, polished, and graceful manner.

Homebrewer Bios / Re: New Member Intro
« on: May 07, 2017, 04:46:15 PM »
Welcome home! Great info, counsel and people here. Enjoy.

Homebrew Clubs / Re: Homebrew Feedback at Club Meetings
« on: April 24, 2017, 11:11:28 AM »
We generally have 9-16 people attend our monthly meeting. We sit in a circle and critique beers in the following order:
1. Host's beers go first
2. New persons' beer go next
3. Veteran or other who wants comments on their beers.
Each person attending is free to give their opinion. We are nice about it, of course. But if there is a flaw, we let them know and discuss ways to correct it. We generally do about 2oz pours. We also have water, snacks and other food items, and rinse water available. The goal of our meeting is to be better brewers, to know more after the meeting than before  so we can make beer we would be proud to serve to our family and friends.
Hope this helps.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Favorite Brew Music
« on: April 01, 2017, 05:23:35 AM »
Dark beer - Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Beer
Non-dark beer - any Jethro Tull

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: WLP030 Thames Ale Yeast
« on: March 15, 2017, 03:22:00 PM »
I am also getting a vial of this yeast. I am thinking I will use it for a porter or an ESB. I am also interested in in people's experience with this yeast. Thanks.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: HBC
« on: March 04, 2017, 08:58:49 PM »
I am planning to be there. This will be my first time. I am very much looking forward to it.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Got a brewday disaster story?
« on: February 23, 2017, 05:52:58 PM »
A few summers ago, I was brewing an all-grain Summer Ale. My system is all gravity. My sparge water is in a cooler on a tall ladder. My mash tun is on another ladder and my collection bucket is on the ground. My boil kettle is on the burner near by. So, I was done running my sparge water. At this time, I collected about 3 gallons and I needed about 3 more gallons of wort. I asked my self why I wasn't collecting my runnings directly into the kettle. I decided to move my mash tun in order to do that. I picked up my mash tun and then dropped it. (When it fell, time slowed down). I had grain and wort all over my garage floor. I decided to head to my LHBS and pick up some DME to make up the difference. When I got there, he was closed, so I left. Fortunately, the owner saw me and texted me. So he did sell me some DME and I finished with a descent beer.

The Pub / Re: Happy Birthday!
« on: February 14, 2017, 05:59:20 PM »
Happy birthday and sante!

Homebrew Clubs / Re: Homebrew Club Discussion Topics
« on: February 13, 2017, 01:28:35 PM »
Hi Kyle,
I would recommend that you figure out who your regulars will be and what their brewing level is. Are they beginners who have done a few kits? If so, focus on the basics. Are they advanced? If so, maybe talk about water chemistry. Then go from there.
Or, found out from people attending what they want to learn more about.
Hope this helps and welcome!

Homebrewer Bios / Re: New here!
« on: February 11, 2017, 03:32:25 PM »
Welcome Joey. Please feel free to ask questions here. There are a lot good people here that want to help. Cheers!

All Grain Brewing / Re: How long does it take you to brew a beer?
« on: February 10, 2017, 06:23:22 PM »
5 gallons, all-grain, fly sparge about 5 hours from start to done cleaning. When I do lagers, with 75' mash and 75'-90' boil, it extends to 5.5-6 hours .

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« on: February 10, 2017, 05:21:41 AM »
I have 5 entries. Last year, my saison made it to the Finals. It's funny, I had couple of other beers score higher but did not advance. Good luck to all!!!!

Beer Recipes / Re: Looking for a good Dry Stout recipe
« on: January 20, 2017, 03:20:26 PM »

Have you checked the AHA website recipe section. That is one place I start when looking for recipes to try. Hope this helps!

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Yeast Strain and Beer Color
« on: January 19, 2017, 05:48:34 PM »
Amazing and interesting.

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