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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: commerical schwarzbier examples
« on: February 06, 2015, 12:02:03 PM »
Right, that would be what I'm saying but from a different angle. So with your view point, Dunkel is dark helles, Schwartz is dark pilsner, or my point of view Schwartz is Hoppy dunkle.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Beer of the Month Club
« on: February 06, 2015, 09:31:02 AM »
Go for it

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Loss of flavor after force carbing
« on: February 06, 2015, 09:28:26 AM »
Was it an actual bourbon barrel, or chips/chunks? If chunks, maybe throw some into the keg to get it back?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: commerical schwarzbier examples
« on: February 06, 2015, 09:20:07 AM »
Can anyone provide some good examples that are widely available? My Schwarz is tasting pretty damn good but I want to compare it to a solid example of the style to see if I should enter it in a competition or not.
There are not many American made commercial classic examples. Best of Craft judged only 6 submissions last month. It was the only category that I know of that they did not award silver or bronze. Pils-Noir by Susquehanna in Pennsylvania won the Gold. I was not judging that style by the way, but im certain its good.

I view Schwartz as simply a hoppier Dunkel. This winter I had an opportunity to try a solid Dunkel and Schwartz brewed by an NHC medal winner, and to me thats just the best way to describe it. It was a case in point that sometimes the best around is not brewed at a commercial brewery.

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Equipment and Software / Re: The ethics of keggles
« on: February 04, 2015, 07:30:39 PM »
As a practical view point, at least in Washington State, if you paid a deposit your fail to return is a civil issue. If you walk up behind a brewery and grab an empty, that's theft

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Stuck fermentation - Doppelbock
« on: February 04, 2015, 04:53:52 AM »
Just read this thread and have to say - what an awesome forum we have! Compared to some others, the info here is stellar.

Pitch big
Pitch low
Don't rack till done
Keep recipes simple but feel free to experiment

All fantastic ideas!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: The End of the 60 minute mash???
« on: February 03, 2015, 07:26:06 PM »
Well sure, throw 10 pounds of malt into Lake Michigan and see how long it takes for that low concentration of enzymes to convert your starches.  I'm talking about ratios "within reason" which I suppose it never hurts to specify.  3 qt/lb is probably a good limit applicable to most brewers except maybe some of them crazy BIAB brewers.  I love BIAB and use it most of the time but I still mash at 1.75 qt/lb and add the rest of the water later.
The problem I see is getting Lake Michgan up to 140º without the proper permits.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: White House Home Brew
« on: February 03, 2015, 07:21:37 AM »
A related historic note.  Election campaigning for the founding fathers mostly occurred over a pint or two at the local tavern--better than the endless rounds of negative TV spots slashing the opposition that we have now.

And did you hear that the conservative political organization for the Koch Brothers of Wisconsin has pledged to spend $889 MILLION for the 2016 Presidential Campaign.

That would buy a lot of pints!!!
Frame-rate on revolution era TV's was abysmally slow. You know, that guy had to sit in each tavern hand painting each frame.
I think they called it ThineTube back then. And unfriending involved a large hatchet.

Regarding WH brewing, its not new. His cook has been homebrew for a few years now. If they did a honey ale again it must be the presidents favorite because a couple years ago that's what they showed him making

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: NHCompetition Registration is Open
« on: February 03, 2015, 06:31:17 AM »
Entering (requesting to enter) two this year again. Looking forward to the judging too.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: The End of the 60 minute mash???
« on: February 02, 2015, 12:28:26 PM »
I recently heard a talk by the guys at Flat Tail. They tried doing a short mash to leave some starch behind in a lambic. They started running off immediately and found even that didn't work. Full conversion occurred anyway.

Having said that, I mash 60-90 minutes depending on grist bill.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: The End of the 60 minute mash???
« on: February 02, 2015, 12:28:00 PM »
I recently heard a talk by the guys at Flat Tail. They tried doing a short mash to leave some starch behind in a lambic. They started running off immediately and found even that didn't work. Full conversion occurred anyway.

Having said that, I mash 60-90 minutes depending on grist bill.

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The Pub / Re: Super Bowl
« on: February 02, 2015, 05:38:02 AM »
I suddenly crave pumpkin peach beer.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Bottling Sucks, Equipment Question
« on: February 01, 2015, 05:17:53 PM »
I went through a phase where I hated bottling. Just remember that one funky bottle means one funky bottle of beer. One bit of funk in a keg means the whole batch is toast.

With the typical used keg route, propper kegging and draft serving is every bit as much work as bottling. All things considered

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The Pub / Re: Super Bowl
« on: February 01, 2015, 01:48:22 PM »
Its Meh Day for me. Superbowl is just an excuse to eat snack foods and drink beer, which I don't need much of an excuse to do anyway.

I will probably watch. Rooting wise, I hope either of these happen.
1. Seattle wins by 300 to 0. Death nail for the cheaters
Or
2. Cheaters win by 300 and get caught cheating red handed, and the NFL doesn't do anything about it. Death nail for the league

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Equipment and Software / Re: Brew pot handle bolts damaged by PBW
« on: February 01, 2015, 09:28:24 AM »
Bolts? I'd replace them. If rivets it grind them out and replace with bolts. Use stainless hardware. Two different types of metal plus acid equals a battery, meaning you will get corrosion. Your pot should be fine.

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