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Beer Recipes / Re: Timothy Taylor Landlord
« on: April 15, 2015, 09:36:59 AM »
Thanks Jeff. Is it an ESB, is the OG target correct at 1.047? I have also never had the original or a clone, but the descriptions of it sound like something I would like to make, just trying to piece it together in Beersmith

Beer Recipes / Re: Timothy Taylor Landlord
« on: April 15, 2015, 09:28:07 AM »
What kind of IBU target should I be looking for in this recipe?

All Grain Brewing / Re: build water from distilled
« on: April 15, 2015, 08:13:48 AM »
As everyone has already stated, differences in the grain bill will necessitate differences in salt additions to get the profile you want in the pH range you want. The second factor that makes it tough to generalize additions is water volumes. The strike volume for mash is different for different people who may have different goals, this changes the level of buffering in your mash, requiring differing levels of additions. Same goes with sparge volumes. The necessary additions are generally equipment/system specific and grist specific. As Jonathan (I think) stated: what works for me may or may not accomplish your goals. If you know you want a pale, hoppy beer, target the pale ale profile and see what you think, and adjust in future attempts. As Martin has already suggested, less is more. You can hit profiles by adding a little of everything, but may only really need 1 or 2 additions to get there. After brewing, you can adjust for future batches based on your observations and desires. I start with RO and almost never have to add more than 8-10 grams of anything except for my IPA which gets 12 grams of gypsum plus other additions. Its frustrating to hear "try it and see what you think," but you are brewing for you. You may not like what others do for their brews but you have to try things out for yourself

All Grain Brewing / Re: Big brew Barleywine
« on: April 15, 2015, 07:19:29 AM »
Same with me Matt, just an observation. I really enjoyed the split open and melt from last year

Hop Growing / Re: 2015 Hop season
« on: April 14, 2015, 09:11:29 PM »
So jealous. In theory, I should receive my rhizomes tomorrow from AIH pre-order. First attempt at growing hops, hope I can make room, bought 6 different varieties

All Grain Brewing / Re: Big brew Barleywine
« on: April 14, 2015, 11:26:12 AM »
Is it just me, or does it seem like a complicated grain bill? Jonathan, I know you have talked about making an all MO barleywine, and I have just done the same recently. This recipe has 7 different grains in it, 2 of which are only 2 ounces. Just seems overly complicated for a Big Brew day meant to draw in newer brewers and people potentially interested in the hobby... just my .02

All Grain Brewing / Re: Pliny the Elder with Amarillo?
« on: April 14, 2015, 11:19:55 AM »
From what I know, the only real issue in scaling up or down is in your evaporation rate from your boil kettle. When you have a larger volume of liquid in it, it will tend to evaporate less in terms of percentages, and therefore your boil off rate will have to be adjusted with experience. The rest of your ingredients should be able to scale linearly throughout the recipe

The Pub / Re: Dick Cantwell leaves ABInbev.
« on: April 13, 2015, 02:44:10 PM »
Nice Jim

Beer Recipes / Re: Ballast Point Sculpin/North Star IPA Clone Recipe
« on: April 13, 2015, 11:32:20 AM »
As a fan of Sculpin, I will have to put this on the brew schedule and try it out myself! Thanks for posting!

Beer Travel / Re: San Diego
« on: April 13, 2015, 10:54:53 AM »
Back in August, we enjoyed Stone, Pizza Port/Lost Abbey, Belching Beaver, and Mother Earth taproom. Everything everyone else mentioned was on the list but we ran out of time. My next venture to San Diego will certainly include Ballast Point and White Labs

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Stone revamping ruination
« on: April 13, 2015, 10:18:56 AM »
I am a huge fan of Stone and almost everything they put out. I am also guilty of not spending a lot of time with their year round stuff. I really enjoy Ruination, Levitation, and Pale Ale, but had not really bought any of them in bottles anytime recently. I will miss Ruination the most of the 3, but did find some Pale Ale after hearing about its upcoming changes. I forgot how much I enjoy that brew and will surely miss it as well. I guess I have mainly been focused on drinking local recently, and with my own bottles at home, have not been buying many bottles. i will be interested in trying out the new versions of both of them.

Beer Recipes / Re: Holy Hops (Imperial IPA)
« on: April 12, 2015, 06:16:00 PM »
Looks tasty, let us know how it turns out

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: First try at Extract brewing
« on: April 12, 2015, 12:33:28 PM »
Welcome aboard, enjoy the ride. Like was already mentioned, getting your next batch going asap will help keep you from rushing this first batch. No matter what, this will be the best beer you have ever brewed and you will always remember your first!

Equipment and Software / Re: Chest Freezer 101
« on: April 12, 2015, 10:06:55 AM »
It's a great feeling

The Pub / Re: Happy National Beer Day!
« on: April 07, 2015, 06:43:18 PM »
Think I'll have a Pivo  to celebrate

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