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Ingredients / Re: How do you... cucumber?
« on: July 18, 2014, 10:24:40 AM »
Amanda, do you have a nice cucumber sauce recipe you might share.  Greek like!

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast 2007
« on: July 14, 2014, 10:07:59 AM »
I've used this yeast with excellent luck. But I let it ferment for a solid month. I started out about 44° and then later ramp up to 51 over a course of the week and then maintain it at 51 for the rest of the time. No need for the rest. It's way cleans itself up nicely.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Secondary CO2 regulator
« on: July 10, 2014, 10:07:29 AM »
doesn't get a lot better than this

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Beer Recipes / Re: Messing with hops
« on: April 25, 2014, 11:16:22 AM »
Mort, I have been enjoying some very nice IPA's this winter using Great Western 2 row and their Munich.  I have been simply changing up the hops and enjoying them.  My procedure has been using the higher alpha hop as the bittering hop, usually 2 to 3 ounces, or more, depending the alpha acid, as FWH.  Then, heavily load up at 1 minute and again at 0, or just everything at 0.  Oftentimes using the bittering hop and only one other.  Then doing the usual whirlpool for 45 minutes or so.  Also, a robust dry hop using the same 1 and 0 minute hop combo.  My water profile is 300 plus sulfate and careful pH control.  Nice color and mash low to dry it out more and it is pure heaven. 

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Clear Beer!
« on: March 04, 2014, 12:26:54 PM »
Enjoying a Kolsch from last fall. Looking for spring to come.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 9 oz tumbler
« on: February 26, 2014, 05:22:01 PM »
Bow flex in the beer room equals no calories.

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Equipment and Software / Re: False bottom or Screen?
« on: February 23, 2014, 10:04:32 AM »
+ 1 to Denny and bigchicken

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Equipment and Software / Re: Chest freezer concern
« on: January 15, 2014, 03:42:27 PM »
Well, sorry everyone!  I must admit, I did Photoshop Miley out of there.  But, I am still calling it Wreckin' Ball IPA!

Equipment and Software / Re: Chest freezer concern
« on: January 15, 2014, 01:01:29 PM »
This works for me!

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Zymurgy / Re: Read Zymurgy Online Problem
« on: December 21, 2013, 07:58:24 AM »
Had similar problems.  Had to download Google Chrome and all works.

Equipment and Software / Re: Haze in carboy
« on: December 14, 2013, 12:20:51 PM »
I always noticed a haze, so to speak, on the inside of my kegs when letting Oxiclean stand in them too long.  I can't say there was taste or flavor problem.  I just didn't like it.  So, when cleaning my kegs with it still, I never let it sit for any appreciable time.

Equipment and Software / Re: Gravity-fed Therminator duration-to-pitch
« on: December 11, 2013, 10:04:05 AM »
In cold northern Utah, a 5.5 gallon batch from post whirlpool temp to pitching temp of 64 degrees is 15 to 20 minutes.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Lager Temp
« on: December 02, 2013, 05:09:53 PM »
A couple of degrees per day.  Not to fast to crash the remaining yeast.  We want them to do their thing while lagering.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Water Profiling
« on: December 02, 2013, 03:26:27 PM »
I say, ask Santa for a cheap computer and down load Bru'n Water.  It will serve you very well!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Thermometers?
« on: December 02, 2013, 02:00:36 PM »

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