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All Grain Brewing / Re: Fruit flavored IPA
« on: March 03, 2016, 05:29:08 AM »
IPA aged on Grape Fruit or orange in a secondary (or firkin) is awesome. I imagine you could do the same with any fruit.

My early morning eyes dyslexed this to firkin awesome.  Which it is.   ;D

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Hydrometer and Efficiency Issues
« on: February 23, 2016, 07:49:18 PM »

tap tap tap aroo   ;D

Hydrometers can be pretty inaccurate.
But if the same one is used consistently over time it can provide a reliable index.
Ya, that paper scale inside should not be moving. :o

Get a new one and the index numbers might change...takes a few data points to develop your new trend...

Are refractometers any different?

Pete, maybe you can give us a lesson on the difference between accuracy and precision.  ;D

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Spring 2015 Beer Swap
« on: February 23, 2016, 07:23:34 PM »
Ahh don't sweat It Pete. We're the only two nitnuks on an old thread.


You guys know it is only Tuesday right?  ;D

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Minimizing Oxidation During Dry Hopping
« on: February 11, 2016, 12:05:41 PM »
And some do it because there are compounds formed from dry hopping in the presence of yeast that some find desireable.

Interesting. Any info on what these desirable traits might be?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Minimizing Oxidation During Dry Hopping
« on: February 11, 2016, 11:35:00 AM »
What about this dryhopping prior to the end of fermentation?

Doesn't that lessen the dry hop charge because the yeast take down the effect and additionally hop goodness is blown out?

Do people do this only to eliminate the effects of potential oxidation from dryhopping?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Minimizing Oxidation During Dry Hopping
« on: February 11, 2016, 11:29:32 AM »
VIPA/NEIPA refers to the juicier, heavier mouthfeel, less-bitter hop-forward beers (typically cloudy in appearance) produced by breweries such as Trillium, Foley, Alchemist, Hill Farmstead, Treehouse, Singlecut and others (but most say pioneered by Alchemist) that focus on a balance of the right fruity (typically stone and tropical fruit) esters AND hop aroma.  Essentially, these amount to IPA's that are more dependent on yeast strain and behavior for the final flavor profile, as opposed to a true West Coast which has more of a focus on pure hop aroma, neutral, non-estery yeast strain, often better clarity, with a firmer, lingering bitterness. 

What do you guys say, should I be writing style guidelines or what?

Yes!  ;D  Thanks for the excellent explanation. .... I think I might be making VIPA at my house and not even know it- 

The Pub / Re: BA letter to Peyton
« on: February 10, 2016, 07:22:05 PM »
Very cool.  Excellent letter and attempt to educate Julia!
Not just trying to educate him; nice to see the sentiment go out.

Love the Left Hand response by the way...bring us a Bud can, and we will give you a free beer...
I will have a Fade to Black Volume 2 please.  Thank you very much!!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Minimizing Oxidation During Dry Hopping
« on: February 10, 2016, 07:14:21 PM »
Wow, Vermont IPA? sersly?  Isnt that in the northeast?
I guess "regionalism" is healthy.
What is the difference?

Now I stick to pellets and throw them in loose before crash cooling.  Fermentation is done but there is still yeast in suspension, so I really doubt that oxygen introduced is going to do much.

Interesting to me this use of dry hops prior to the end of fermentation or before the yeast has dropped...

I typically crash cool and then add the dryhop and warm up.  I guess because I was under the impression that yeasties take down the hop goodness and bury it in the cake.

Am I mis-informed, or just not very concerned with the potential oxidation?

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Minimizing Oxidation During Dry Hopping
« on: February 09, 2016, 09:02:09 AM »
Cool idea braufessor!

hmm, I get the WCIPA and the NEIPA....but what is a VIPA? ???

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: On tap for the Super Bowl
« on: February 08, 2016, 09:29:18 AM »
I was able to enjoy the last few minutes.... 8)

What is with Manning and Budweiser?  I thought it was odd in the post game
when he said he "was going to go drink a lot of Budweiser".

Then, I was outside, and heard him again - this time on the radio with another reporter - and he says
"I am going to drink a lot of beer, Budweiser"

comma Budweiser?  Clearly seemed like he was getting paid to say that after the game. :-X

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Wah!!!
« on: February 08, 2016, 09:22:42 AM »
Now that you are settling are going to love that keg system!!

Being able to tap a super fresh IPA in a couple days is excellent.  ;)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: On tap for the Super Bowl
« on: February 05, 2016, 03:39:16 PM »
Is it this weekend?

 :-*  We know you don't care. 

Wow, some of you guys and gals have an amazing selection at the taps!
Here I just have a ultra fresh dryhopped and keghopped simarillo ipa and a bitter chocolate porter.

I did pick up a sixer of Modus Mandarina from SKA....have you seen those cans?
Ya boi - Orange Crush.

Have fun.

The Pub / Re: Nfl,playoffs
« on: January 26, 2016, 07:28:51 AM »

Patriots fired the O line coach.
I would have liked to see the lil hoody out of work as well.

I hope all the hype blabs that Denver has no chance to win.
They always seem to play better that way.

The Pub / Re: Nfl,playoffs
« on: January 25, 2016, 03:56:49 PM »

Whooee, it is a fun day in Colorado.

It really was a good football game, with the game on the line still with 12 seconds to go.

I have been snickering all day...sometimes breaking into full yodel
.....thinking about Brady getting pummeled.

I love it when the Bellicheaters come to Mile High and have to go home and shovel.



I see that Talib hit on Brady at the sidelines had to smahrt
in more ways than one.


The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: January 13, 2016, 05:32:03 PM »
it was -33 up the hill the other morning. That is just crazy cold.

So… me?  ;)

We definitely got there a few nights last week.
I was thinking Gunny, but you fit the bill pretty well.

Was in Buena today and thought about that filling station up and running yet?

Nice flakes RPIScotty  8)

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