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Thanks so much for the great reviews Pete. The IPA came straight from these pages, maybe f Mader's grist or erockrph. 75/20/5 2row, munich I, and victory. Bittered with Columbus and generous portions of amarillo, citra, Centennial and Simcoe throughout.
The brown is still too sweet for me as well. The missus loves it although she told me 2 nights ago that she felt this iteration was a lot more bitter than my previous 2 attempts.  It has a large portion of honey malt in it and my next attempt will be greatly reducing that. The local brewer tells me that they use either magnum or northern brewer for bittering. He also said it doesn't matter which, as they really aren't going for a bitterness factor. I agree with you though and will likely go higher in the future. They market it as 30 IBUS in a 1.100 OG brew at 10%. I have struggled to find the right combination to hit that attenuation, first attempt did not finish and was really sweet. Second wound up close to 11% ABV. This batch started a little short at 1.096 but finished around 1.012 I think. So again should be much drier than it drinks. I really think the honey malt is throwing it off. Thanks again for the reviews and I am glad you enjoyed them. Just waking up, I had a hard time remembering what was left, but now I know it's Jamil Z's Evil Twin. Second time for that brew and I am really liking it, hope you do too.

The Pub / Re: The 2 B's
« on: May 14, 2016, 07:30:55 AM »
Being from Cleveland and formerly in the restaurant biz,  I saw a ton of games at Jacobs Field (true Clevelanders will always call it that) and when I left over 4 years ago, there was plenty of GLBC for local and some larger national brands of non BMC brews to be had. They were not everywhere, but you could find them. Once the games started though, it was sometimes tough back then to turn down a frosty cold BMC in the seats from the roving vendors. I am sure if and when I make it to Great American Ballpark, I will do more searching, because it will be worth to find better. Jacobs Field was beautiful and the gem of the league when it was built, but never had a swimming pool in the outfield like I saw in Phoenix(I think that's where I saw that) That's crazy stuff

Ingredients / Re: Brewtan B
« on: May 13, 2016, 10:22:13 AM »
Yep, got it all now. Thanks Denny

Ingredients / Re: Brewtan B
« on: May 13, 2016, 09:11:38 AM »
It seems like you have to give it a couple minutes to appear.  You could also try downloading it.
My download has been on my screen since you posted this, still only odd pages. Still interesting info though

Ingredients / Re: Brewtan B
« on: May 13, 2016, 08:40:55 AM »
I still only get the cover page then the odd numbered pages from that link Denny

The Pub / Re: How bout them Pens
« on: May 11, 2016, 10:49:06 PM »
As a lifelong Browns fan, I would never have anything to do with a turrble towl. Cant even bear to spell it correctly. But I do love the Penguins, and will love watching them continue their march to the cup finals and raising the Cup in June

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Beer got warm
« on: May 11, 2016, 11:30:43 AM »
If it stayed that low for the bulk of fermentation(first 4 days) you should be OK, but realistically you want it under 70 for those first few days. Either way, it will be beer and you will have made it. It will be the best beer you have ever brewed, and you can take pride in that  ;)

The Pub / Re: How bout them Pens
« on: May 11, 2016, 11:28:43 AM »
I suppose if the Jackets had been around 25 years ago, they would be my team, even though they were in the Western Conf. I did make it to a Pens v Jackets game in Columbus about 6 years ago and there were a ton more Pens jerseys on display than Jackets. Think they are just too new to draw a fan base outside of Columbus at all. And like me, any fan of hockey for more than the last 15 years already had a team they rooted for. They might have a chance next year and I would love to see them play the Pens in the Conference final next year. Now that I am in the greater Cincinnati area, Columbus is a heck of a lot closer than Pittsburgh

The Pub / Re: How bout them Pens
« on: May 11, 2016, 08:09:16 AM »
Oh I got it Pete. As a Cleveland native, I can't say too much on baseball or football threads, but with no NHL team in Cleveland area, I have been a Pens fan for 25 years and am loving the team this year

The Pub / Re: How bout them Pens
« on: May 11, 2016, 05:35:39 AM »
That's alright Pete. I'll cheer on the PENGUINS all day, every day. And I was not sad to see the Bruins not make the playoffs for the second straight year

The Pub / How bout them Pens
« on: May 10, 2016, 08:48:02 PM »
Sorry Caps fans, but Ovi still has not been to a conference championship, let alone the Cup Final. Heck of a series, but I saw it coming all along. I know there is a football thread, now there is a topic for the new NHL Playoff/Second Season!

Equipment and Software / Re: pH meter ?
« on: May 10, 2016, 11:45:54 AM »
You can try to "fix" the difference with either more acid, or adding lime. If I remember correctly though, Martin's advice is to note the variance and account for it the next time around. Just too tough to make tiny adjusts, retest, readjust, etc. Also too time consuming: by the time you get it "right," conversion may already be complete or near so, leaving your adjustments for naught

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: RO Water
« on: May 10, 2016, 10:10:50 AM »
Both great answers, I use a meter as Jon does to ensure I get what I want. Using Bru'NWater makes additions simple

Gonna have to get back and read the full article when I have more time, but the beginning page or so is very interesting stuff Jon

It can go into either I would think if it's not a huge grist. Try to balance it out for close to equal runnings for the best results, or so I've heard and had success with

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