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All Things Food / Re: shelf stable eggs
« on: January 05, 2012, 11:54:36 PM »

Kinda makes me wonder what an egg pickled in a mild beer might taste like... say a few weeks sitting in the bottom of a keg.  When the keg blows, well you get a few more surprises(sp?) who knows they might even help settle the yeast out too?! 

Hmmm... what kind of fart would it produce, egg fart or beer fart.  Or would it be a newfart?   :D ::)

All Things Food / Re: shelf stable eggs
« on: January 05, 2012, 11:46:01 PM »
Hmmm.  Seems to me that wax is still permeable(sp?)  Still might be interesting to try just for schitz and grins though.   ;D

Kinda makes me wonder what an egg pickled in a mild beer might taste like... say a few weeks sitting in the bottom of a keg.  When the keg blows, well you get a few more surprises(sp?) who knows they might even help settle the yeast out too?! 

OMG... everything looks like its spelled wrong now!  bleh!   ???   :D

All Grain Brewing / Re: toasty flavor
« on: January 05, 2012, 02:50:24 AM »
I like pale chocolate a lot, it lends a distinct coffee flavor with other dark grains.  I've got some brown and coffee but I still prefer the pale chocolate out of all.  I don't drink near as much anymore and my water almost dictates dark beers without fussing with the minerals.  My nephew actually paid me a compliment... he said my beer was as good as SA's Cream Stout.  I have to admit though... I prefer Left Hand Brewing's Cream Stout... what a brew that one is!!!  I don't use lactose or haven't yet but I think I need to give it a try.

Going Pro / Re: Mast tun sizing
« on: December 24, 2011, 02:03:12 PM »
You could just pick up a livestock watering tank, the price is right comparatively speaking.  Plastic or steel... either way, if it isn't what you want you aren't out much. 

Beer Recipes / Re: Grain flavors
« on: November 12, 2011, 02:17:43 PM »
Chewing definitely gives you some sort of sense for the particular malt but I agree it isn't anything like the wort or beer.  I sometimes taste my wort but it too tastes nothing like the finished product.  Taste your beer straight out of the fermenter before it is carbonated and it won't taste like the final product either.  I guess all things have their place and knowing how it should taste throughout each step if you are recreating a batch would be a big help but I rarely do any of them anymore.   :-\

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Looking for SA chocolate bock clone
« on: November 12, 2011, 02:08:46 PM »
but I did just get Gordon Strong's book in the mail yesterday!

LOL!  I thought he was going to say... "but I did sleep at a Holiday Inn Resort last night".... LOL!   ;D

Beer Recipes / Re: Christmas Tree IPA
« on: November 11, 2011, 10:27:32 PM »
Interesting.... I have a few acres of spruce I might just experiment with.   :D

General Homebrew Discussion / What makes a beer "Imperial"
« on: November 11, 2011, 09:54:08 PM »
Most people assume that any "Imperial" type brew has to have quite a substantial amount of bittering units.... to have survived the long sea voyages.  Wouldn't later kettle hops have accomplished exactly the same thing without all the harsh bittering and probably been more effective in "keeping" the beer due to greater amounts of late hops having been used?  I like IPA's but I think I'm finding that I like them simply because they are bigger beers with more hop aroma and flavor... the bitterness isn't really what I look for or enjoy in a good IPA.  Jmo.... what do you all think about the subject?

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Sam Adams Imperial Stout
« on: November 11, 2011, 09:29:55 PM »
I can get it but have not tried it yet. But more info please on flavor etc...

Delicious, malty, coffee, some chocolate, perhaps plum or raisin flavor, more of a true English version that would have been sent to Russian royalty ... I certainly never noticed any harshness to it, its not huge on bittering hops.  Awesome beer imho.  I'll be buying it again as long as it is available.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Water for dark beers
« on: November 08, 2011, 10:54:34 PM »
I'm going to try brewing more dark beers rather than doctoring my water, I just made a porter that the beer tasted pretty good before bottling.  They're conditioning now... I havent' bottled in like 3 years or more so it was interesting... I'm gonna mix things up a bit.  I read where somebody went back to brewing on the stove inthe kitchen because it made things more interwsting... I have to agree, somtimes taking a step or two back is like a ginatent leap forward.  I'm catchin g a heck of a beerbuzz...   :D

Commercial Beer Reviews / Sam Adams Imperial Stout
« on: November 08, 2011, 10:29:15 PM »
Holy Smokes This Is A Great Beer!!   I'm Luv'n It!! 

I agree with Kit B, your hose fitting should have "internal threads" that will screw over an adaptor fitting.  Or you could just cut the hose and fab your own fittings... LP is LP whether its in the delivery truck tank or in a 20 pound tank.   ;)

I guess I'm skeptical of that's really the reason it was canceled.  What about the fact that it wasn't a very good show and couldn't find an audience?

I agree, it was kinda corny and sick at times ie: the SPIT beer.   :D

Ingredients / Re: Weirdest thing: Sulfur Removal tip
« on: October 23, 2011, 01:28:00 PM »
I have a 1/2 inch copper pickup tube in my BK.  I haven't noticed any sulphur smells...  :)

Ingredients / Re: Why Does Carapils Get a Bad Rap?
« on: October 20, 2011, 12:54:31 AM »
Don't think the point is that it might hurt anything but rather that is doesn't particularly help anything.  Get all your processes straight and there's no role for it so why bother.

I don't find that there's no point to it.  It's just another tool in the toolbox.  Like a screwdriver or hammer, you choose thew tool for the job you need to do.  

ETA: Yeah, what Keith said!

Horses for courses and all that.  Ya use the best tool for the job at hand.    Denny are you sure you aren't a terrierman?   ;) 

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