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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Just had the best brew day!
« on: December 10, 2009, 01:15:44 AM »
I recently made a sixty footer of 1/2" copper...and man what a difference. Chilling went from being a PITA to a real fast chill.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Ever replace the SS braid in your mashtun?
« on: December 10, 2009, 01:13:05 AM »
Either you're a really rough brewer or you need to find a better braid!  ;)  Did you see the pics of mine?

Actually... redbeerman was over to brew your VBIP and we overfilled the cooler slightly... he was stirring the mash... Things were kind of hectic and ...well it got kinked...we got a stuck sparge...man it was rough but in the end the beer turned out great.

My last braid lasted over a year.

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All Things Food / Re: Non stick pans
« on: December 10, 2009, 12:41:12 AM »
yeah really. Start a Peasant food thread. There is a comfort food thread although I guess that isnt the same.

Maybe we need a hybrid cuisine thread too. Made some hot dogs tonight. They were a mix between Jersey rippers (deep fried dogs) and Chicago dogs. Used dill pickles tomatoes, celery seed.

Cant make authentic Chicago dogs in Philly. Cant get sport peppers, neon green relish or poppy seed hot dog buns. :-[

Now that's what I'm talking about!


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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Just had the best brew day!
« on: December 10, 2009, 12:37:15 AM »
That is some fast chillin' bro!  What size IC do you have?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Help me find a pic.
« on: December 10, 2009, 12:32:41 AM »
...are these the lovely ladies you are referring to.


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Ingredients / Re: Vanilla Bean
« on: December 09, 2009, 10:00:15 PM »
I bought my vanilla beans from Penzey's, three per tube for about $7-8. I follow Denny's regimen and it works well for me.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Kettle Caramelization for a Wee Heavy
« on: December 09, 2009, 09:55:20 PM »
It's Mallard reactions that are dominant in the kettle. Like caramelization, it's a form of non-enzymatic browning that is acheived.

There is not enough heat in the kettle for classic caramelization.

The process of caramelization starts with the melting of the sugar at high temperatures, followed by foaming or boiling. At this stage saccharose (sugar) decomposes into glucose and fructose. This is followed by a condensation step, in which the individual sugars lose water and react with each other. In other words it's the breaking down of sugar.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Ever replace the SS braid in your mashtun?
« on: December 09, 2009, 07:40:49 PM »
I recently replaced my braid with a 24". I use it in a Coleman Ultimate Extreme 58qt mash tun. Works great.

I don't think I've ever quoted myself...but there's a first time for everything. I just damaged the new braid I installed and need to  replace it. That's the only thing I don't like about the braid. It's very fragile. But it works great.  8)

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Lambics
« on: December 09, 2009, 05:48:20 PM »
If we are going to get specific about it, can you really brew a California Common in NC?

Plus it goes against the premise of inovation. Should we always brew inside the box? I don't think so. Unless one is competing.


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Beer Recipes / Re: Hibernation Old Ale now with Recipe
« on: December 09, 2009, 05:26:52 PM »
I would do a long secondary.  8)

how long do you recommend?  I was thinking 3-4 week primary (however long it takes) then a 3 month secondary, throwing the dryhops in the last 2 weeks and then bottle.



3 months would be good.

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Ingredients / Re: Citra Hops
« on: December 09, 2009, 04:58:12 PM »
Well if you don't chicken out...let us know how they worked out.  8)

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Beer Recipes / Re: Hibernation Old Ale now with Recipe
« on: December 09, 2009, 04:54:35 PM »
I'd drink it!  :)

+1

Looks very nice!

I would do a long secondary.  8)

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The Pub / Re: Lets get to know each other!
« on: December 09, 2009, 02:01:28 PM »
I am the Quality Control Group Leader at the worlds leading manufacturer of Thermal Analysis and Rheology Instruments


  I bought a new Thermal Analysis meter the other day. The first time I analyzed some thermals, the dang probe fell off. Looks like you may have been asleep at the wheel!

If your instrument looks like this then yes, we must have fell asleep at the wheel.  ;)



Maybe Im not looking hard enough but I don't see a probe anywhere on it.   ;D

BINGO!  ;D

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The Pub / Re: Lets get to know each other!
« on: December 09, 2009, 11:46:34 AM »
I am the Quality Control Group Leader at the worlds leading manufacturer of Thermal Analysis and Rheology Instruments


  I bought a new Thermal Analysis meter the other day. The first time I analyzed some thermals, the dang probe fell off. Looks like you may have been asleep at the wheel!

If your instrument looks like this then yes, we must have fell asleep at the wheel.  ;)


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All Things Food / Re: Non stick pans
« on: December 09, 2009, 02:14:45 AM »
I suppose I could put some dandelions in my casserole dish and it would satisfy the definition.  ;D

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