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The Pub / Re: MIT grad's invention turns brewery waste to fuel
« on: February 14, 2011, 05:21:17 AM »
You'd have to brew a lot to make a home model feasible.
I forgot one of these ;)

The Pub / MIT grad's invention turns brewery waste to fuel
« on: February 13, 2011, 03:49:58 PM »
Pretty cool, a method of processing spent grains into methane. I wonder how long before the household sized unit will be available?

An IPA and an American wheat on Monday. Starters are bubbling happily along this morning.

The Pub / Re: 30th Anniversary...
« on: February 11, 2011, 01:48:40 PM »
Now that I've ridden the El, I can only say ewwwww, those seats are gross ;)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Ask the Experts - Stan Hieronymous
« on: February 08, 2011, 03:34:13 PM »
Belgians are very next on my list..... as soon as I can brew enough APA to keep up with demand....... :o

Does he have a good Matilda recipe?


Stan may have some recipes, bu8t what he really has is a wealth of info about how the Belgians brew.

Goose Island's Belgian style pale ale. It used to have a little story on the label that spelled out Orval if you took the first letter from each word.

I brew a witbier every spring and again in early summer so there's plenty around for those hot Chicago afternoons. Otherwise I vary things quite a bit, although I try to have an IPA available at all times.

Bananas as we know them are doomed, according to an article I read recently:
You have to subscribe to read the whole thing, but check your library, as it's a pretty interesting article. It talks about how Dole and Chiquita forced one variety on the American market and how a fungus is killing it in Asia and Australia.

Ingredients / Re: Edme Maris Otter Light Malt Extract
« on: January 26, 2011, 07:18:34 PM »
Edme doesn't export to the US anymore, as far as I know. You might try Munton's extract; it doesn't specify Maris Otter but it is English malt.

Northern Brewer has this and there are probably other places, too.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Barleywine fermentation question
« on: January 22, 2011, 11:08:50 AM »
I like a long-ish secondary for a BW, partly so I'm not tempted to start drinking it young and not having any to age  :)

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Fuller's Vintage 2008
« on: January 21, 2011, 02:10:30 PM »
I had a 2005 a few years ago and it was really good. I know they change the recipe for this every year so there was none of the apple flavor you got. Lots of complex malt and a surprising amount of hop character.

A 3 gallon batch of bitter and then an RIS for my 100th batch. I've also got an IPA that's about ready to bottle. Yep, 100 batches and I've bottled them all.

All Things Food / Cook with astringent beer?
« on: January 19, 2011, 08:55:43 AM »
I picked up a six pack from a new local brewery the other day. Yikes. The finish was exactly like Palmer describes astringent off flavors; sucking on a teabag would be preferable, I think. I ended up dumping the bottle I opened and set the others aside for future cooking. But then I got to wondering whether the astringent flavor would carry over should I throw a bottle in chili or something similar. I would think they'd do okay for marinating, but maybe I should just cut my losses. Any thoughts?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Warrior and Amarillo in an IPA?
« on: January 15, 2011, 08:41:06 AM »
I haven't used Warrior either, but I love Amarillo as a single hop. I've used it a number of times in an IPA and have been very happy with it. I like to do FWH and late additions

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Micro VS Home, Lager VS Ale
« on: December 20, 2010, 05:47:30 AM »
Metropolitan Brewing in Chicago does nothing but lagers. They started out as homebrewers and IIRC the brewer didn't do much, if any, commercial brewing prior to opening. They have some nice beers and seem to be doing well -- they've only been open a couple of years.

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re:
« on: December 10, 2010, 11:10:46 AM »
Kind of interesting to play with. It seems to home in on breweries. I gave SNPA a 5 and every other SN beer has come up pretty quickly. I also rated some IPAs, so now Russian River beers are at the top of my recommendations

It would be cool if you could filter by geography; I'll be in a city, what's good in the region

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