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Hop Growing / Re: Centennial Hops Are Not Growing
« on: April 28, 2015, 03:48:37 PM »
My centennials are always behind my cascades which are behind my willamettes. Not sure why.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« on: April 28, 2015, 02:00:53 PM »
Too bad they cant call whoever was 4th place and tell them they're in.

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Homebrewer Bios / Re: Brewer Bio: Robert Hand
« on: April 28, 2015, 01:55:23 PM »
Greetings from Goldendale. I dig your community, beautiful area, especially the Lolo Pass Hwy!

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Bulk or bottle aging?
« on: April 28, 2015, 01:42:20 PM »
Disclaimer: not a scientist, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn.

Don't forget that there are oxydized compounds in the beer and those compounds break down over time. There's more to oxydation than just O2 creating cardboard flavors/aromas.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Spring 2015 Beer Swap
« on: April 28, 2015, 01:28:58 PM »
My too, but its nice to have a squared away recipe to come back to.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Septic Systems and Brewing
« on: April 28, 2015, 01:25:23 PM »
Hmmm...Load is the operative word here.  :D

This thread could turn into a wreck real fast.

Yeah, a really crappy visual image.   ;)
You asked for it...

What, you've never heard of a Toilet Plunger?

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Ingredients / Re: Red X Malt in a Pale Ale
« on: April 28, 2015, 01:09:45 PM »
If its new to you I really suggest 100% and about 1.055. It will be pretty and tasty and you'll know how its similar to munich and how its different. For pH calculation I'd run it like a 15L. I'd also mash for 90.

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Wood/Casks / Re: Cubes/chips as carriers
« on: April 28, 2015, 06:15:42 AM »
The dregs will be pretty much dormant critters. Not like in a big barrel. I wouldn't count on them taking over the wood. So whatever is on the wood will still be there. I'm just saying that if you want to increase your odds of recapturing the essence of the parent beer, I'd propagate the dregs as isolated from outside intruders as I could. But you certainly could give it a shot.

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Wood/Casks / Re: Cubes/chips as carriers
« on: April 28, 2015, 05:44:46 AM »
I say sure. But what else might take up residence in the wood? Why not have him pour the dregs into a 100ml plastic tube and mail that to you?

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Saison attempt
« on: April 28, 2015, 05:28:47 AM »
I also got bored and decided to write this up:

A Guide to Saison and Saison Yeasts

Thanks for that! My only concern is that it almost looks like you're encouraging people to use spices.
I didn't see that in this article. Spicy is there, but I think that ought to be fermentation rather than actual spices. The recipe doesn't call for spices, so thats how I took it.

Yes, that's how I took it, too, but I don't think that's clear. Some less experienced brewers might see it differently. I hope not. "Why in the world did you add Cinnamon to your beer?" "Because Drew said so!"
Ya probably that happens. Like how much cream goes in a cream ale, is 2% ok for a milk stout, or can I substitute mutton in my lambic? But we all start somewhere.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Saison attempt
« on: April 28, 2015, 05:16:23 AM »
I also got bored and decided to write this up:

A Guide to Saison and Saison Yeasts

Thanks for that! My only concern is that it almost looks like you're encouraging people to use spices.
I didn't see that in this article. Spicy is there, but I think that ought to be fermentation rather than actual spices. The recipe doesn't call for spices, so thats how I took it.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Spring 2015 Beer Swap
« on: April 28, 2015, 04:25:11 AM »
Right on. Ya, its getting closer to what I want it to be. Hopefully I still like dunkels by the time I get it nailed down LOL

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Saison attempt
« on: April 27, 2015, 10:12:04 PM »
Drew is sporting an "is this thing on?" look. Denny looks younger every day.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Spring 2015 Beer Swap
« on: April 27, 2015, 08:04:26 PM »
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The ester... you're talking about the fruitiness on the nose? I wonder if that could be from the great western dark munich? If I detect it in the batch thats all best malz, I think I will change the way I cold crash next time. Slow drop rather than immediate. Maybe its being expressed by the yeast from the rapid drop? But I'll know pretty soon if its malt bill.

Jim, that is certainly possible, but I still don't totally trust my nose. It came across as a cut plum, maybe a grilled plum (but no smokiness). If it is the yeast, it's very subtle, but came out as it warmed up a bit, say close to 55F or so. It is something I get quite a bit in my dubbel and like - but attribute it to some Special B and chocolate and the yeast character. There were no other esters I detected. I tend to cold crash pretty hard - never had an issue from the yeast throwing weird esters from that - but others may have different experience.
Well I think I trust your plugged nose more than my decrepit one. I think I know what you're talking about and I'm thinking its the GW 20L munich. I'll get to the bottom of it.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Spring 2015 Beer Swap
« on: April 27, 2015, 04:26:27 PM »
And you did a great job! That was above and beyond what im hoping for.

For others who don't feel like expert beer judges or writers, dont sweat it. Do your best, write what you perceive, be honest but polite. Its all good. No one is going to be beat up for not being bjcp master quality.

The format being used so far is great, but not required. Looking forward to all the stuff yet to come.

By the way, if you end up getting commercial goodies, feel free to comment on those. Probably dont have to worry about technique tips LOL. But it would be fun to read people's thoughts, especially if its something new to you.

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