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Pimp My System / Re: Guess who's building a keezer!!!
« on: December 10, 2017, 08:26:31 PM »
Laying in bed here with SWMBO and she just informed me she bought me a chest freezer that we're going to pick up tomorrow! Man is she awesome. And did I mention she's stupidly hot?  ;D
  Pics of build to follow.
Good stuff weaze!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« on: December 04, 2017, 01:11:33 PM »
Thanx again Jon

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« on: December 04, 2017, 10:47:57 AM »
German pils this weekend. 1.048/35 IBU. All Mittelfruh. No need to reinvent the wheel.

I need to brew another Pils here soon. Are you still using Barke Pils malt Jon? Is that 35 IBU with just a 60 minute addition?

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Equipment and Software / Re: RO Water and BeerSmith
« on: November 27, 2017, 02:18:40 PM »
The water calc in Beersmith will do it and the Bru'Nwater app will do it. I bought Bru'nWater before I even knew there was a water calc in Beersmith. So I have never really played with that one to know how accurate it is. The reviews I get on here for Bru'Nwater are always glowing and I have had no issues at all myself. I use it for every batch I brew and would not brew without it.

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Equipment and Software / Re: RO Water and BeerSmith
« on: November 27, 2017, 12:01:01 PM »
You can add through the ingredients tab. Once you have that open, click on water in the drop down, there should be an icon at the top left that says Add Water. Click that icon, and input your mineral levels. This can be done, but I usually just make a note in notes that I was using RO water, and I always use RO now so have even stopped doing that. I adjust my water through Bru'NWater though, if you want to use Beersmith's water calcs, you will have to add the mineral content on that calculation, but still should not need to have RO in the list of available water, unless I am missing something

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All Things Food / Re: Tom is on
« on: November 23, 2017, 11:43:00 AM »
Looks great. Happy Thanksgiving.
Oil is at 185 for mine, should be dropping it by 2 and eating by 4 after letting the bird rest while trimmings get finalized

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: November 04, 2017, 06:10:58 AM »
Gone Daddy Gone
- Violent Femmes
Girl gone bad, Van Halen

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Beer Recipes / Re: Mt Hood APA/IPA
« on: November 02, 2017, 07:43:43 PM »
Frank, just curious - was that Azacca only dry or a 1:1 blend with Mt Hood? As for the dry hop haze, it diminishes greatly in a week for me. Azacca has always been a nice mango-peach, with a little citrus and pine when I've used it, never non-descript and generic. If it isn't like that at all, I wonder about the hops' condition/harvest/vendor/age.

OTOH it may be a different beer in a week. Let me know.
It was only dry. The beer was finished and at a club meeting for a hop comparison. Getting it back with only Galena to bitter and a small dose of Mt. hood at 5 minutes, whirlpool and dry. Then 2 weeks later added the Azacca.

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Here's a couple shots of it Jon

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And a third much later in the glass, as it warmed. Guess I have a chill haze problem:


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Beer Recipes / Re: Mt Hood APA/IPA
« on: November 02, 2017, 06:38:39 PM »
Frank, just curious - was that Azacca only dry or a 1:1 blend with Mt Hood? As for the dry hop haze, it diminishes greatly in a week for me. Azacca has always been a nice mango-peach, with a little citrus and pine when I've used it, never non-descript and generic. If it isn't like that at all, I wonder about the hops' condition/harvest/vendor/age.

OTOH it may be a different beer in a week. Let me know.
It was only dry. The beer was finished and at a club meeting for a hop comparison. Getting it back with only Galena to bitter and a small dose of Mt. hood at 5 minutes, whirlpool and dry. Then 2 weeks later added the Azacca.

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Here's a couple shots of it Jon

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Beer Recipes / Re: Mt Hood APA/IPA
« on: October 31, 2017, 04:45:26 PM »
Frank, just curious - was that Azacca only dry or a 1:1 blend with Mt Hood? As for the dry hop haze, it diminishes greatly in a week for me. Azacca has always been a nice mango-peach, with a little citrus and pine when I've used it, never non-descript and generic. If it isn't like that at all, I wonder about the hops' condition/harvest/vendor/age.

OTOH it may be a different beer in a week. Let me know.
It was only dry. The beer was finished and at a club meeting for a hop comparison. Getting it back with only Galena to bitter and a small dose of Mt. hood at 5 minutes, whirlpool and dry. Then 2 weeks later added the Azacca.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Mt Hood APA/IPA
« on: October 30, 2017, 06:57:11 PM »
Azacca is the mildest of those and would work great 1:1 . It'd be my pick. Equinox deserves the praise but is much stronger than Mt Hood, so 3:1 would be better there. Any of those could work nicely, though I'd rank El Dorado last with Mt Hood.

Edit - For 5 gallons,  I like 5 oz-ish to keg dry hop IPA, Frank. 2.5 ish oz for APA.
Thanks Jon, looks like I need to find my Azacca

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If you use it I'll be curious to see how it comes out!
I'll let you know Jon. Found the hops

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Jon, I wound up using 4oz Azacca for the remaining 4 gallons. I think that's what you were suggesting. Its definitely a lot cloudier now than before the dry hop. As for flavor, I think it's a bit muddled. More flavor than before the dry hop, but nothing jumping out at me as far as my sensory perception goes. I'm no super taster though, but it definitely has more hop flavor just nothing specific. The Azacca were 2015 from Niko. Vac sealed bag, in my freezer. Never opened until I went to use them. More experimenting needed for me with Azacca. My first kegging experience is going well enough that I bought 4 more from AIH when they had them on sale 2 weeks ago

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Beer Recipes / Re: Mt Hood APA/IPA
« on: October 24, 2017, 05:39:07 PM »
Azacca is the mildest of those and would work great 1:1 . It'd be my pick. Equinox deserves the praise but is much stronger than Mt Hood, so 3:1 would be better there. Any of those could work nicely, though I'd rank El Dorado last with Mt Hood.

Edit - For 5 gallons,  I like 5 oz-ish to keg dry hop IPA, Frank. 2.5 ish oz for APA.
Thanks Jon, looks like I need to find my Azacca

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If you use it I'll be curious to see how it comes out!
I'll let you know Jon. Found the hops

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Beer Recipes / Re: Mt Hood APA/IPA
« on: October 24, 2017, 05:05:54 PM »
Azacca is the mildest of those and would work great 1:1 . It'd be my pick. Equinox deserves the praise but is much stronger than Mt Hood, so 3:1 would be better there. Any of those could work nicely, though I'd rank El Dorado last with Mt Hood.

Edit - For 5 gallons,  I like 5 oz-ish to keg dry hop IPA, Frank. 2.5 ish oz for APA.
Thanks Jon, looks like I need to find my Azacca

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Beer Recipes / Mt Hood APA/IPA
« on: October 24, 2017, 03:16:18 PM »
So for a club meeting, I brewed up the same single(almost) hop beer as 25 others. Beer started at 1.063 and finished at 1.013 for about 6.6% ABV. The grist was 92.2% 2 row, 4.3% C40, 3.4% Cara-pils. Bitterred with 33.8 IBU of Galena at 60, then finished with Mt Hood. Everyone made the same beer with different finishing hops. I got the leftovers back and want to dry hop in the keg. What would you use with Mt Hood? I have the usual suspects on hand plus a lot if hops I have yet to use: Azacca, Cleopatra, El Dorado, Equinox, Galaxy. Leaning towards the Equinox as everyone seems to have about it. Which would you use and how much per gallon?

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Edit: typed OG in wrong

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: October 19, 2017, 06:01:27 PM »

Good day sunshine--The Beatles
Let the good times roll: the Cars

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