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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« on: February 10, 2017, 07:53:07 PM »
I brewed a Cream Ale this morning and Sunday I will be kegging/bottling an Imperial Porter.  I have a case of bombers, I'm going to add some coffee to some and vanilla to the other half of those that get bottled to mix this batch up.
I keep thinking about building a Cream Ale but I just can't do corn. I wonder how Flaked barley would work. Maybe 70% pils 30% Flaked. Then something light like Willamette and all in whirlpool. 1056 but on the chilly side to hold back esters a little.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« on: February 10, 2017, 07:14:02 PM »
Well sounding good for me so far. No one else entering a 28C so mines a shoe in! 😎

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Reinheitsgabot and 'Real Ale'
« on: February 10, 2017, 04:42:56 PM »
Back to the OP and original topic...

I myself have puristic tendencies.  I believe many homebrewers, myself included, have had a tendency to meddle too much, without very well determining whether our additional efforts are really adding anything positive to the bottom line, which, of course, is beer flavor and quality.

Also take into consideration that many brewers make fantastic beer the easy way and don't fart around.  They just come up with a reasonable recipe, brew it, and enjoy it.

So I am with you.  I'm interested in getting back to basics, and not sweating details too much.  Crush well, mash well, mash in the right pH range, clean fermenters well, ferment well with healthy yeast.  That....... that is about it.

Cheers all.
I'm in your club! Unless there's a vow or oath, or dues, or meetings

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Reinheitsgabot and 'Real Ale'
« on: February 10, 2017, 04:41:57 PM »
Or just accept losses and not use it. I'm a big fan of use it if you want, don't use it if you don't want. If I avoided everything the government told me is killing me I would die. I think it's awesome you guys are digging the results from using it. And I dig the results I get from not using it.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Reinheitsgabot and 'Real Ale'
« on: February 10, 2017, 02:15:29 PM »
It's just a question. I honestly didn't know if this SMB was the same stuff the government says is killing us.

Tongue in cheek... I'm not sure that -hey, they put it in keystone- is a stand alone argument for me using it. Just sayin 😉

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Reinheitsgabot and 'Real Ale'
« on: February 10, 2017, 12:42:45 PM »
Ok... Looks like potassium and sodiun metabisulphite are ones that have to be labeled if used as a preservative at >10ppm. Per Wikipedia, which we all know is either accurate or not.

Supposedly causes brain damage. So, that explains a lot. Or it doesnt.

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Equipment and Software / Re: BS2 IBUs
« on: February 10, 2017, 12:21:48 PM »
Ha! Awesome

I think if the OP perceives whirlpool hops as more bitter than others do, then he's not wrong about what he perceives. Adjusting the % of isomerization to reflect what he's perceiving would totally be the thing he should do. Adjust the knotted rope till the measured speed seems to fit what you are seeing, then stick with that for planning future voyages.

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Equipment and Software / Re: BS2 IBUs
« on: February 10, 2017, 11:59:05 AM »
I would bet the British Navy was pretty exact about the size/type of rope, the interval between knots, and the weight of the anchor.  I'm sure there was margin of error and all that, but these guys also navigated with sextants and pretty much got where they planned to go.
Totally, and all analogies are only good to a point. In this case, the hop computers, our individual brewing systems, variations in alphas, etc... way more variables than the knotted rope analogy. That's why I said imagine grabbing a rope with a different... blah blah blah

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Equipment and Software / Re: BS2 IBUs
« on: February 10, 2017, 08:15:10 AM »
Watched Master and Commander the other night, again. There's a scene where a kid is measuring speed with a knotted rope. 5 knots slip through your hand in X time equals 5 knots. Now imagine using someone else's knotted rope, tied at different intervals. Holy crap, now we're doing 8 knots! Or the anchor at the end is different, or your hour glass is smaller... As long as you use the same knotted rope with the same Anchor and same hour glass you will eventually going to be able to roughly predict your time to destination

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Reinheitsgabot and 'Real Ale'
« on: February 10, 2017, 07:59:53 AM »
Is SMB a sulfide? If so, does the government require commercial beer with sulfide to label it as such?

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Equipment and Software / Re: BS2 IBUs
« on: February 10, 2017, 05:50:20 AM »
I'd say use whatever makes sense to you. Calculated IBUS are arbitrary anyway, only useful to the brewer.

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The Pub / Re: New definition of back stage pass - craft beer style
« on: February 09, 2017, 03:46:21 PM »
I wanna know what clove is... I know you can starter wort

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Ayinger/Sierra Nevada
« on: February 09, 2017, 03:44:48 PM »
NEEEEEOOOWWW! Right over my head

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The Pub / Re: Me this morning!
« on: February 09, 2017, 03:43:04 PM »
The ice was so thick I had to chisel the door lock with a buck knife.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 2017 NHC Competition Chat
« on: February 09, 2017, 03:38:01 PM »
The sour beer is puzzling me. The one with cherry finished at 1.010 but the one with pomegranate finished at 1.000. Curiouser and Curiouser. Both identical. 100% pils, wyeast roselare blend, fruit concentrate from Brownwood Acres. It's fun to have one with a little body, head and lacing.

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