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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: April 09, 2015, 04:59:36 AM »
Thanks. Im not finding any faults and it goes down mighty easy.

A good one never lasts long !
And I stumbled on to the best Helles food pairing ever. Kristi's Gourmet Carmel Corn with sea salt. Yum!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Propane Tanks in the Garage
« on: April 09, 2015, 04:55:02 AM »
My favorite new expletive.  Son of a fire fighter! Shut the front door is now second place.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Beer Swap Idea
« on: April 09, 2015, 04:53:41 AM »
Regarding shipping, this is a yeast sample swap.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: April 09, 2015, 04:36:42 AM »
Thanks. Im not finding any faults and it goes down mighty easy.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: April 09, 2015, 04:29:02 AM »
Just tapped my 2nd attempt at a helles. This one was hopped with tettnanger and lagered for 3 months, no gel fining. Terrible lighting and the glass fogged up a bit but you can see drywall texture through it, so I'd call it clear. Not bad head. Great taste I think. This one seems more earthy than the one I did with hallertau. Hallertau seemed more spicy. In my opinion not directly interchangeable.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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