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The Pub / Wisdom from nature
« on: June 21, 2014, 02:32:03 PM »
Bloom where you are planted

The place you are in may not be beautiful,  or even inhabitable,  but if you do what you are designed to do is spite of your surroundings you will amaze people. IE quit yur b****en and do sumpthin bout it

Yeast and Fermentation / First Funky
« on: June 14, 2014, 01:17:46 PM »
I'm kicking around trying my hand at a wildish beer. For the sake of this thread I'm not concerned with style guides or any competition results or trying to clone anything. I'm just checking my understanding of how this rolls.

Generally what I am considering doing is a bigger beer, about 1.080, on my house ale yeast. Fairly clean profile. Then secondary on cherries. Then rack it off to one of my polycarbonate buckets with an airlock, and pitch Roeselare. Then keep that in a spare room in the house for however long it takes. Is it true that its done when the pelicle falls? Like anywhere from a few months to a year?

Commercial Beer Reviews / Score!
« on: June 07, 2014, 04:46:22 PM »
Thanks to a wonderful wife I came home with a 4 pack of Dave's beer fresh off tge farm.

Beer Travel / Not going, stuck at home
« on: June 05, 2014, 02:02:39 PM »
This thread is for those of us who aren't going to NHC so we don't feel left out.

My itinerary that week is to work Tuesday through Friday, Saturday I might get crazy and mow my lawn. Sunday I might go get a cord of firewood just for kicks.

Yeast and Fermentation / Temp probe placement
« on: May 31, 2014, 06:42:09 PM »
Tomorrow im doing an 80/- that will be 1.050 and an APA that will be about 1.060, both with wyeast 1728 at 62º.

Which one would you put the controller temp probe on? Im leaning toward the bigger beer, assuming it will have more internal temp increase, and longer active fermentation.

I think I'll step up the temp a couple degrees a day to 68º starting after the krausen falls on the APA. Kind of attenuation insurance.


The Pub / Turning Scottish?
« on: May 14, 2014, 10:40:40 AM »
Is it possible? My favorite style is 80/- and now one of my favorite bands is Battlefield Band. What's happening to me?

All Grain Brewing / Happy Mom Day
« on: May 11, 2014, 01:09:12 PM »
75º out. No clouds or wind. Watching my waife mow around my Gravensteins.  Drinking store bought Icecicle Dirtyface. Listening to Critton Hollow hammered dulcimer bluegrass.  Life am good

Commercial Beer Reviews / Bigfoot 2014
« on: May 09, 2014, 05:45:19 PM »
Scored a 4 pack. Now what do I do?

All Grain Brewing / Ultimate Mash Cooler
« on: May 09, 2014, 10:20:56 AM »

Other Fermentables / First wine try
« on: May 06, 2014, 02:42:04 PM »
A friend has guaranteed me 3 5 gallon buckets of Muscat Blanc grapes this fall. So, anyone have a simple easy to follow wine steps that a brewer could follow? Special ingredients needed? How critical is fermentation temp, and for how long if it is?

General Homebrew Discussion / Spring 2014 Brewing
« on: May 04, 2014, 10:14:06 AM »
Got depressed looking at the January brew weekend thread.

May 4 brewing a Bing Quadsby
14 lbs German pils
1 lb special B
1 lb cane sugar
1 lb D180
Wyeast Trapist High Gravity
Secondary on 5 lbs fresh Bing Cherries that are local and bloomed a couple weeks ago.

Ought to be tasty fun. First brew in the new Spedel 30L.

Waiting on an old friend to show up who wants to learn about all grain.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Deschutes Pine Mountain Pilsner
« on: April 27, 2014, 03:32:30 PM »

Anyone try this yet? I picked one up Friday.  It was pretty darned tasty. They give enough info to give it a go, but leave quite a bit of guess work. I might have to give it a shot this fall.

I'm curious if any of you with German Pils experience have tried Pine Mountain and how close it actually comes to the real deal.

General Homebrew Discussion / Question for chemist types
« on: April 21, 2014, 02:17:53 PM »
In my pea brain, it seems that hops have chlorophyll,  and phenols, could is be possible under the right conditions to create chlorophenols that way?

General Homebrew Discussion / Lil Help
« on: April 18, 2014, 05:41:35 PM »
This is probably asking for trouble, but I live in the middle of no where. I trust you guys. Well, some of you.

Im trying to improve my judging skills, and scoresheet writing abilities. Im not trying to become a 9th level beer god, just an ok judge. Let me know what you think and tell me what I ought to do different. Don't get lost in the weeds. But dont pull punches either.

I cracked an Arrogant Bastard bomber,  poured to a new 5oz sample cup. I didn't use a stop watch but it took me about 12 minutes.

I'm not about to type it all out... hopefully the photo works.

Ingredients / Fruit in 2ndary
« on: April 16, 2014, 07:47:41 AM »
Im going to try a Quad with cherries this spring. Just curious. How long they normally take to ferment out. Ill probably use 5 pounds of fresh Bings. Seems like they'd go well in a quad.

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