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Equipment and Software / Re: Beersmith
« on: June 10, 2011, 11:45:02 AM »
I got my registration number last night for the update.  I know it will still require a working website, but with that number do you just update it through your existing software or is it an update download that installs over what you have?
It's a whole new program. I just finished downloading and it installs to a new location, warning oyu not to install in the same folder as version 1.4. Looking forward to playing with it once batch #2 is chilling.

Equipment and Software / Re: Beersmith
« on: June 10, 2011, 09:24:41 AM »
Which one of you killed the Beersmith site?   ??? ;D

I was stalking it for the release, and now the site won't load.

I was wondering if he was going to have the capacity for a release like this. Looks like not  >:( Oh well, I'm in the middle of a double brewday so I can wait.

The Pub / Re: Pabst
« on: June 09, 2011, 02:18:25 PM »
The only time I drink the cheap stuff is at a baseball game. But we're getting shortchanged on choice in Chicago. We went to a game at Miller Park in Milwaukee last year and they had all kinds of craft beer choices. I was shocked, given who paid for the naming rights.

Brewing a wit and maybe an APA tomorrow. I've got all the hops and malt and a fresh slurry of US-05 so it will depend on how the wit goes. I love buying in bulk ;D

The Pub / Re: Scotland Beer Stampede
« on: June 08, 2011, 12:44:04 PM »
Probably not.. remember Budweiser is considered a  "Premium Lager"
Yep. Bud had a fairly big presence in the UK even before the InBev buyout. A market research report I have access to at work shows it had 3.3% of the market by brand in 2010. Behind Carling, Fosters, Carlsberg, Stella Artois, John Smith's, Guinness and Kronenbourg -- yes, the Brits drink a lot of crappy beer, too. Fuller's has 0.8% of the market in overall sales by brewer, for reference.

The Pub / Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
« on: June 07, 2011, 02:38:35 PM »
True. I shoulda slipped an "IMO" in there.  ;)  I'm a little jaded because where I live now, there are a lot of dogs that are 100% ignored, barely sustained, and living a meaningless existence.

I used to see lots of dogs like that when I delivered mail. They loved me.

Hell, believe it or not we have homebrewing shops that operate in the open in Huntsville so there's a blind eye that is turned toward it.

There was a shop open in Utah years before homebrewing was legal (which was just last year). I did read an article that at one point, an overzealous police department was following customers home  ::)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 6-Pack Brewing
« on: June 06, 2011, 02:46:58 PM »
For a 2.5 gallon batch - is a 5 gallon carboy bad to use?  Or should I get a 3 gallon?

Thanks - might be a basic question but not for me.

5 gallon is fine, unless you're going to secondary. I do 2.5 and 3 gallon batches a lot and ferment in a 5 gallon carboy or 6 gallon bucket, even.

The Pub / Re: One of the most important topics of our day
« on: June 03, 2011, 01:36:55 PM »
I put mine under on account of my cats just loooove spinning the roll like crazy. If I put it over the top, I come home to piles of shredded TP in every bathroom.

We had a (late, lamented) cat that did that. Unfortunately, putting the roll under just meant we got clawed up rolls of toilet paper, rather than rolls of usable, but unraveled, TP. He was a stubborn little bugger. We ended up having to take the TP off the roll and put it on top of the toilet tank until he found another hobby.
Our cats gave up on that, thank goodness. For awhile, they'd be on it like a shot if you left the bathroom door open.

Beer Recipes / Re: Homebrew recipes from Deschutes
« on: June 03, 2011, 11:22:01 AM »
Pity they left out IBUs.

Click the link to the beer description page when looking at the recipe page.  Shows alc % and IBU's.

Beer Recipes / Re: Homebrew recipes from Deschutes
« on: June 02, 2011, 04:25:20 AM »
I grabbed this from their website after they announced its retirement.

Beer Recipes / Re: Homebrew recipes from Deschutes
« on: June 01, 2011, 04:43:37 PM »
I was disappointed when they stopped producing cinder cone red ale.  I loved that stuff. Thanks Denny for posting this. I miss the PNW.  My time there was way too short.
I have a pdf with their Cinder Cone info on my home computer. I'll post that when I get a chance.

The Pub / Re: Tell Us About Your Pets
« on: June 01, 2011, 04:34:56 PM »
Nice to see so many of you have taken in shelter animals. Here are our two shelter girls that are just over a year old. They are the friendliest cats I've ever known and race to the door whenever anyone comes by.

Fuggles. The mellower girl, who likes to sit on laps. And kitchen counters.

Her super high energy sister Molly. She'll sit on my lap when she's tired, which happens about twice a day.

Beer Recipes / Re: Oatmeal stout to commemerate my kitty
« on: June 01, 2011, 04:02:06 PM »
Here's a rye stout  that I was happy with. You could swap out the Fuggles or up the bittering charge for some more bite. I was using up leftovers, which is why the crystal is all over the place. And I realize I didn't output my gravities when I exported from Beersmith. >:(  I think it was around 1056 OG, 1016 FG
      7.00 lbs Pale Malt
      2.00 lbs Rye Malt.
      0.87 lbs Roasted Barley.
      0.50 lbs Oats, Flaked.
      0.25 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L.
      0.25 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L.
      0.25 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L.
      0.25 lbs Chocolate Malt.
      .75 oz Columbus (14%AA) @60
      1.00 oz Fuggles (4.5%AA) @15
      Wyeast Labs1028 :London Ale (Ale)
      Mash Steps
      Step- 60 m @ 155 F ( Infusion )

Beer Recipes / Re: Homebrew recipes from Deschutes
« on: June 01, 2011, 03:53:32 PM »
They're getting closer and closer to Illinois  ;D I really miss them from my time in the PNW.

I'm surprised Black Butte is only chocolate wheat and crystal. That has such a robust flavor. Pity they left out IBUs.

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