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The Pub / Re: Modern work ethic
« on: April 09, 2015, 03:33:21 AM »
Yours is, but doesnt my post sound familiar?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Beer Swap Idea
« on: April 09, 2015, 03:32:00 AM »
I'll do the organization. For now 1. Can we? 2. Who's interested?

Also, I'm not into dragging things out. If we do this it will go quick, like shipping deadline of end of the month. Fail to ship and you might get outted. Only join in if you know you'll ship a beer. If you dont have a beer to ship right now, join up the next time we do it.

General Homebrew Discussion / Beer Swap Idea
« on: April 09, 2015, 03:03:44 AM »
Would there be any interest in a forum beer swap? This idea is sprouted from a secret santa I participated in, but different.

If we can do it, you would PM me your info. Once all the participants were in the hat, you would get a PM back with who to ship to. You would ship a beer to that person leaving out any clues to who you are. When you get a beer you enjoy it and post your comments on that beer. Only the brewer would know whose beer you are talking about. If they want to the brewer can reveal their identity. Only rules would be a commitment to follow through in a set timeline, and no rude comments in the beer reviews.

What do you think? If we're allowed to do it and there's at least 8 or 10 willing participants, we'll go from there.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: 1st time pitching Brett
« on: April 09, 2015, 02:15:39 AM »
Well that sucks. Does that mean I could have to wait that long to bottle safely?

"When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."
Bottle at final gravity. And I test for FG on my sours with two readings at least a week apart.

Funky beer is not a race. Enjoy the wait and rewards

The Pub / Modern work ethic
« on: April 08, 2015, 09:03:18 PM »
Monday: Dont go there! Just... dont
Tuesday: Team meeting? Woo hoo!
Wednesday: Mike Mike Mike! What day is it?
Thursday: I guess I better do something, like send an e-mail er something. I wonder if I can get tomorrow off?
Friday: Sick

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Propane Tanks in the Garage
« on: April 08, 2015, 08:53:13 PM »
Me. But I've seen the boot camp VD films too, so...

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Carbing while Cold Crashing?
« on: April 08, 2015, 07:46:49 PM »
Filtering would drop some hoppiness, but if you think about it so does cold crashing, right?

Very true. Yea, clarity isn't very important to me (or I wouldn't add Oats to pale ale) but I still hope to avoid any off flavors by having too much sediment/yeast in suspension and pour a clean tasting brew.

Since filtering and cold crashing/transferring essentially serve the same purpose I guess my next questions are:
1) Do you loose less beer by filtering? I seem to loose about ¼ gallon or so when I transfer from keg to keg.
2) Does filtering do a significantly better job?
Depending on the filter, certainly. With a fine enough filter element you can strip all of the yeast out, where fining will always leave some behind.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Propane Tanks in the Garage
« on: April 08, 2015, 07:38:35 PM »
And never exchange a tank for one that has brass fittings that have turned blue.  8)
Pretty rare these days with cheap import so readily available and ingredients not so much.

Equipment and Software / Re: Chest Freezer 101
« on: April 08, 2015, 03:33:10 PM »
Seems like a good plan. I look at it as a chance to let er rip, run hard and blow out the carberators, so to speak.

Ingredients / Re: Peated malt
« on: April 08, 2015, 03:31:16 PM »
Brew what you want. as long as I don't have to drink it. ;)
FYP.  Don't use peated malt if you're entering it into a comp (unless you're entering it as a smoked beer).  It's out of style for Scot ales, and I might have to drink it.  ;)
True, but be prepared to get an occasional "lacking peat/earth/smoke" comment.

The Pub / Re: Chris Rauschuber going pro...
« on: April 08, 2015, 03:28:08 PM »
He was my secret santa from a different forum this winter. I got a six pack of bombers. Dunkel, Schwartz, and Barley Wine. All three top notch commercial grade. I'm jealous and wished they were opening in the Gorge.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Propane Tanks in the Garage
« on: April 08, 2015, 03:22:23 PM »
If its a good tank, not falling apart, the fire needed to cook off the tank will be destroy the garage/shop/shed by the time the tank cooks off. You might tell the fire department that theres a tank in your fully engulfed building. But if you forget, they will assume the worst.

A healthy propane tank is not going to just suddenly explode all on its own.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Carbing while Cold Crashing?
« on: April 08, 2015, 03:11:42 PM »
Filtering would drop some hoppiness, but if you think about it so does cold crashing, right?

For me, the least amount of transfer means least exposure to contamination. Also least effort.

As far as filtering, I guess it depends on how important clarity is to you. If the beer is all about hops then skip anything that removes hoppiness and drink it from opaque cups. If clarity is important then do the other.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« on: April 08, 2015, 03:04:02 PM »
Congrats to the winners! 

I see some double wins in categories.  I thought you could only submit one entry per style?
I think its one per sub cat.

Edit - note to self, read the other 30 responses before replying with an answer that has already been given 30 times.

Beer Recipes / Re: First Recipe design
« on: April 08, 2015, 01:34:58 PM »
Words sometimes

Balanced seems to mean different things to different people. To me it means equal, so a beer that seems to have equal maltiness to hoppiness, not too thin or thick, etc... balanced. But I get the concept of describing a beer against its expected character as balanced, its just an opportunity for confusion. So a well balanced IPA, do you mean good or out of style? Then ive also heard people use the word balanced as a kind of catch all artsy sounding term that when taken in context usually means yummy.

I tried a pint of PTE at Belmont Station for the first time a couple months ago. As a beer in general it was extremely unblanced, as an IPA it was perfectly balanced, and overall I found it to be kinda well balanced but not as much as a fresh Fullers LP or a Logsdon Peche Bretta. ;-)

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