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Man, that guy is a goof. I've laughed out loud at a few of his reviews - his knowledge is pretty suspect, to be nice. He's all about his IPAs and RIS, though.  :)
He can really rattle off all the aromas and flavors though. I'm lucky to detect maybe 5 things in the aroma of a hearty beer. He instantly gets like 30

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Its entirely possible that some of the YouTube video posters do it just for fun and are seeking no response. As to why watch them? My top ten reasons are #10 killing time, 9-2 ditto, #1 Sheer boredom.

The youtube video that I got the most from was Drew's Brewing on the Ones.

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Occasionally we're going to run into some kind of problem. When its a total anomaly we just have to pick it up and move on. I'm just impressed that the wort was perfectly fine after 3 days. They might not be beers that I was shooting for, but I learned that my post boil sanitation is great, and I learned not to trust a 5 month old smack pack.
The helles is at 1.008 and the vienna at 1.010. Both smelling/tasting miraculously lager-like. I'll bet this was just a crazy long lag is all.
Just about to dry hop my IPA myself. Having a viable plan B has saved many a brewday when it hits the fan...
True! I suspect that this would have been fine without the 1056. I'm getting no ale fruity esters at all. They are still a little sulphury but not more than normal at this stage.

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Occasionally we're going to run into some kind of problem. When its a total anomaly we just have to pick it up and move on. I'm just impressed that the wort was perfectly fine after 3 days. They might not be beers that I was shooting for, but I learned that my post boil sanitation is great, and I learned not to trust a 5 month old smack pack.
The helles is at 1.008 and the vienna at 1.010. Both smelling/tasting miraculously lager-like. I'll bet this was just a crazy long lag is all.

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Ya but you get what you pay for. The oxygen side would be for prepitch. This way you wouldn't need an oxygenation stone,  just splash it around in the pure o2 environment. For milling and mashing you would need to switch it to pure nitrogen.

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Just listened to the show on my outdoor speakers at Sprague Lake. Great way to spend an afternoon. It gave me an idea for Denny and Drew's next book.


Gorgeous!  What's the idea?
Im not sure Denny, but with that setting, a cooler of beer, and a brewing podcast playing on the stereo. ?. I'm certain it was a "best seller" idea

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Just listened to the show on my outdoor speakers at Sprague Lake.

I feel sorry for the neighbors.
There were no neighbors. A little old lady from Franfurt runs the campground. We only saw her for a minute. Then it was us and the ducks

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Maybe I need one of these for a mill room?

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Just listened to the show on my outdoor speakers at Sprague Lake. Great way to spend an afternoon. It gave me an idea for Denny and Drew's next book.

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Don't tell anyone but I keep all of my brewing dogma on a private server

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Rube Goldberg Part Two
« on: April 27, 2016, 06:12:01 AM »
My understanding is that they changed it from Dort to GHE to open it up to all of the pale colored, balanced, export strength beers rather than just those from Dortmund. So therefore the water profile could change from region to region.  I could be wrong on that though. So its going to depend on what your judge thinks it should be, and/or what the perceive in the beer. I went the route of less is more. Just enough Ca to make the yeast happy. Only a touch of Mg and Na. And on the low side of SO4. When my grand master tasters reviewed one did not mention minerals at all, as in he didn't deduct points for its lacking. The other said he detected and enjoyed the low minerals. Minerals, like spices in my opinion, are easy to over do.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Rube Goldberg Part Two
« on: April 25, 2016, 09:13:39 AM »
Well done!  Wish you were closer so we could compare our final products and process.
Ya that would be fun

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Rube Goldberg Part Two
« on: April 25, 2016, 06:33:13 AM »
The German Helles Exportbier won 1st at COHO Springfling in Bend, Or this weekend.

As it should.  I can attest that this is one excellent recipe.  I have a keg of Jim's GHE on tap and it is awesome. Only difference was yeast - WY 2308.  Besides that it is even getting better at 6 wks in the keg. 

Congrats Jim on the medal!  Was that for the light lager category? How many entries in the category?
Cat 5 2015 11 entries

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Rube Goldberg Part Two
« on: April 24, 2016, 06:52:59 PM »
See, Told you it was a good beer.  :D
Congrats!
And thanks again for all the help!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Rube Goldberg Part Two
« on: April 24, 2016, 04:21:55 PM »
Thanks, I'm pretty happy about it.

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