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Commercial Beer Reviews / A Rash of Pumpkin
« on: September 01, 2011, 01:12:54 PM »
Here they come,
I mean everybody and their brother down the street is hauling out a pumpkin beer this year.

I confess that it has been years since I tried one, given the nasty experience I had once.
I guess I just think yuck!!!  ....and I do like pumpkin, you know...in pie...or as roasted salty seeds. ;)

So tell me, have these beers changed?  Are they more subtle? 
Can you recommend one that might not ruin me to the "style" for another 5 years?

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All Things Food / Poblanos
« on: September 01, 2011, 11:38:56 AM »
I have some, and more than I can eat fresh.  Are these a roastable pepper?
How about dried?...ancho. How do you use the dried pepper?

Thanks in advance.  The AHA brewer brains here are amazing. 8)

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The Pub / Got Wood?
« on: August 18, 2011, 10:20:16 AM »
I love to collect wood for winter burning.
Anyone else? 

Seems like a lot of work I suppose,
but man, stacking against the winter is good pastime!

I guess most of youns live in climates where it never gets cold... ::)

Here is what I have so far:

Some oak (hardwoods are a rarity in these parts), some ancient juniper, spruce (my mainstay) and a little fir.



Nothing like splitting wood to get a thirst on.
Cheers.

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All Things Food / Jerky
« on: August 17, 2011, 10:47:26 AM »
Anybody like to make their own meat jerky?
Maybe you could post up your technique and recipe? 8)


I have some elk in the freezer I am thinking of using.

Thanks.

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The Pub / wicked weather
« on: May 24, 2011, 03:32:21 PM »
 Watching storms flare up on radar is amazing.   

Folks are scrambling in midsection America.:-X







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Beer Recipes / The American Brown - Recommend hop schedule
« on: May 11, 2011, 05:44:06 PM »
Looking for some recommendations of your favorite combos.
I confess I may be leaning toward the hoppiest side of the style.

Those of you that know the American Brown,
what is your interpretation?

Thanks in advance. 8)


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The Pub / Lunar Perigee
« on: March 17, 2011, 11:47:29 AM »
"On March 19th, a full Moon of rare size and beauty will rise in the east at sunset.
It's a super "perigee moon"--the biggest in almost 20 years".

Check this LINK from NASA.


I love me a fat full moon just rising.  Sounds like a good reason to hoist one. 8)

Cheers to clear weather.

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General Homebrew Discussion / How do YOU keg hop?
« on: March 15, 2011, 04:43:58 AM »
The ability to drink beer that is actively soaking in hops
is probably the real reason why I finally got some kegs.

So, if you do this sort of thing at your house, could you share your technique for keg hopping?
Materials and methods would be great.

Thanks in advance.

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The Pub / Driving a Dyson Ball
« on: March 07, 2011, 10:14:56 AM »
Anybody drive one?

So, the wife brings home a DC25 Animal for Christmas, and I am all sorts of wigged out that she spent that kind of coin on a vacuum! But hey...she "got it on sale"  ::)

And yea, we do a lot of vacuuming, with five household pets.  We don't have a lot of carpet, but many rugs and hardwood, and vacuuming was a real chore and took at least a hour and a half.

But, I now admit, this thing is so freaking cool, I really don't mind the task anymore.
I kid you not, you can steer this sucker with your wrist and can get really good at it.
It fits right up against stuff, makes 90 degree turns, and sucks like a tornado.

I hope it lasts.

Mine is purple
but they look like this:




And ya'll are thinking I coulda had a conical instead? :D




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The Pub / N-Pee-OK
« on: February 17, 2011, 11:09:15 AM »
So I was reading the Mother Earth News this morning,
and they had an article on homemade liquid fertilizers.

Human urine came up,
and they advocated putting a bucket of sawdust on the deck
to aim at
with the goal of producing a nutrient-rich mulch for use in your garden.

Hmmmm, what say you fellow gardeners?

I am thinking I waste a lot of valuable resources off the front porch every morning! :-[



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Kegging and Bottling / Recommendations for buying a keg setup
« on: February 07, 2011, 11:52:31 AM »
OK, I am ready.  I have held out a ridiculously long time,
but am super sick of the bottles, and the wait.

So I thought I would ask here for advise on where to buy.

I was looking at Midwest, they have a bunch of options and seem reasonable,
but there are likely other places you might direct me to?

I am thinking that new kegs are $hiney but not worth the coin,
is that true?  Or are used kegs just not reliable?

Right now, I really don't care about a fancy setup.
I do have a spare fridge in the shop, but won't mind opening the door and using picnic taps...

I would probably get three kegs to start if that matters.

Thanks for the advise.




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Ingredients / Crystal hops
« on: February 05, 2011, 09:37:16 AM »
I was wondering how folks used these hops.

Might they be an acceptable alternative to Mt Hood or maybe Hallertauer?
Anyone FWH with them?  Use only late?
Really good when combined with  ______ and ______?

Thanks in advance for the knowledge.

Cheers.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Hopstand Flame out hops - IBU contributions
« on: January 19, 2011, 08:20:33 PM »
Those of you that have experimented with hopstand - adding flame out hops and NOT chilling for a while....
any words of wisdom or experiences on how to roughly calculate IBU contributions?

I suppose time and temp are big variables, but what does it taste like to YOU?

Thanks.


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General Homebrew Discussion / Denver Folks
« on: January 17, 2011, 09:17:33 AM »
Can you hook me up with your favorite beer store?

I am looking to haul some stash back over the hill,
and was pretty disappointed with the selection at the Applejack.

Close to Lakewood is a bonus.

Thanks in advance. 8)

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The Pub / Its 4/22
« on: April 22, 2010, 06:37:23 AM »
Happy Birthday Earth Day.

Does that mean anything to you?



Its a paid holiday for me ;D and I was going to plant plum trees,
but it snowed last night
so I am brewing 8)

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