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The Pub / Re: How bout them Pens
« on: May 26, 2016, 10:32:44 PM »
Granted, but marriage does not get the exposure or fan base of the NFL, sadly. AFAIK or feel though, hockey players are tougher, and the Stanley is harder to win, than NFL players or the Super Bowl. Just not as much hype. On the same note, I feel MLB needing 162 games plus playoffs to figure out who is the best team, is just a silly money grab. Not making any friends I'm sure, but that's how I see it.

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The Pub / Re: How bout them Pens
« on: May 26, 2016, 09:49:20 PM »
Go Broncos is a little late. They have had their moment, it's now time for the Clowns. I mean Browns. Go Dawgs!

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As for Bluesman, I love his Pilsner from the wiki, hope his pro efforts are doing well

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The Pub / Re: How bout them Pens
« on: May 26, 2016, 07:58:27 PM »
Just in case anyone missed it, the PENGUINS are onto the STANLEY CUP FINALS with home ice advantage with a 2-1 game 7 win. As a side note, for all the football fans out there, hockey is the real physical sport where the players show true heart, toughness, skill, and bravery!

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I also use Bru'NWater through LibreOffice at Martin's suggestion. It seems no different than when I ran it in excel for the first year I had it. It did not look right or show me everything in Google Sheets, but the free Libre Office is the way to go if not excel

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Leinikug Grapefruit Schandy
« on: May 25, 2016, 06:40:49 PM »
Recommended food pairing: potted meat and a nice rhubarb salad. Or anything that tastes better coming back up
That is an even better part to the review. I'll have to remember this when someone asks me to try this "brew"

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I think you all know a helluva lot more about sake than I do. We like the cheap stuff heated and the show chiko bai o mentioned earlier, but normally we don't try the more expensive stuff because we know nothing about them. Maybe I'll learn somethin here

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Equipment and Software / Re: Grain mills
« on: May 25, 2016, 12:11:07 PM »
I have a cereal killer 2 roller and have had no issues with it. It is the first mill I have owned and I like that it is adjustable. My LHBS has a MM3 and I always got good crush from that as well, but had no control over gap settings. Having an adjustable mill allowed me to get what I wanted, and I really have not adjusted in the last almost 2 years. I seriously looked at the JSP after hearing so much good about it on here, but found a deal on the cereal killer for $99 shipped: tough to pass up as a first time mill buyer. Only wish would be for a bigger hopper, but whenever I get around to it, I can work something up for it. The 7 pound hopper is working great for the 3.5 gallon batches I have made so far this year down from years past when I always made 5-6 gallon batches

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Nothing wrong with Kirin Ichiban. It is my go-to beer for sushi, and I make no apologies for it. There are some beers that set the mood for a particular meal, even if it's not something you'd typically get on its own. For me, when I'm going out to eat it's Kirin with sushi, Negro Modelo with Mexican, and PBR with BBQ.

As far as the sake goes, I can't do the hot stuff. But I love a good cold glass (or 4) of a nice sake. In fact, you have inspired me. I just poured myself a glass of Ty Ku Black to kick off my evening. Kanpai!
I'll add Kingfisher with Indian to that list.
Frank, my discount sushi comment was maybe a bit snarky but was just a joke. I think you were a restaurant guy so you would know if the place is quality or not.
Yeah, I got the joke and that would normally be my thought as well. We tried this place out at regular prices first, before we knew about the Tuesday special and have never had an issue. Kind of an upscale Hibachi and sushi place that is usually packed no matter what night we go. We love to sit at the sushi counter on Tuesdays and watch the 5 or 6 sushi chefs rolling non stop, and the kids love the hibachi flair when we are there for that. Have not tried Kingfisher, but have heard of it. Will have to look for it in the future, as the missus loves Indian cuisine

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Nothing wrong with Kirin Ichiban. It is my go-to beer for sushi, and I make no apologies for it. There are some beers that set the mood for a particular meal, even if it's not something you'd typically get on its own. For me, when I'm going out to eat it's Kirin with sushi, Negro Modelo with Mexican, and PBR with BBQ.

As far as the sake goes, I can't do the hot stuff. But I love a good cold glass (or 4) of a nice sake. In fact, you have inspired me. I just poured myself a glass of Ty Ku Black to kick off my evening. Kanpai!
I agree completely erockrph,  we found some Shiko Cho bai (sp?) Out in LA 2 years ago. It was a cold, unfiltered, milky white, delicious sake. Can't find it around here often so we make do with the cheap stuff. And as I said about the Kirin, I can't imagine ordering a different beer there.

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Pete, here's a pic for you. Let's just say I think I do a better job with the beer than I do with the camera phone. It really is a lot clearer than this pic shows,  but it does have a great head with starting down the side of the glass then straight down the middle as you get through the pour. Do have to be careful with the dregs though
Guess I ought to include the pic I am talking about

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Our favorite sushi restaurant runs half price Tuesdays. Nothing like $70 worth of specialty rolls for $35. Hot sake and cold Kirin Ichiban go with it all so well. Really the only time for the Kirin, but it fits

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Pete, you're welcome, and thanks for the praise. You are too kind. That recipe is from Jamil Z, here is a link from mrmalty.com:
http://www.mrmalty.com/late_hopping.php

It has a heavy base of Maris Otter, I used Simpson's Glenn Eagle MO, with crystal 40, 120, pale chocolate, some victory, and some Munich. the first charge of hops is at 20 minutes and its all Centennial and Amarillo from there on. I did dry hop it with more of each as he suggests you may do "if you're a real hop monster." The first time I made this brew was with extract and steeping grains and I liked it. It is even better this time as an all grain recipe. I had almost 10oz of hops in there after dry hopping and all the hops were 2013 or 2014 crop, kept vacuum sealed in my freezer, so I guess they are holding up

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Ingredients / Re: Simpsons Golden Promise extract potential
« on: May 23, 2016, 11:32:43 AM »
Mark, in your example, you state that extraction rates should remain the same on a given brewhouse, and you use 75% in the example. What I would like to really know, is if that 75% is a good number? I actually hit 74.7 and 75.6% on 2 of my last couple brews, following your math above. I was happy with my results and they came pretty close to beersmith projections. So I am thinking I am doing well, just wanted to check out my 75% against others expectations. Some questions I have posed in the past got responses of poor extraction, possibly due to crush, but if 75% is good or even average, I am happy with that. Just wondering...

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All Grain Brewing / Re: High mash efficiency
« on: May 23, 2016, 09:32:36 AM »
My guess is stratified wort too


+2.  I take my preboil reading a couple minutes into the boil, to get good mixing of the wort. I used to get stratified readings that were all over the place before. Since I started doing this, my readings have been much more consistent and accurate.
A big +1

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