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Commercial Beer Reviews / Piraat Ale
« on: August 31, 2010, 12:41:04 AM »
Smell was great pouring into the glass but I don't know,I found there to taste pretty hot and fusely. I wasn't expecting that at all. Big disappointment.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Yuengling, Transferred
« on: August 30, 2010, 06:49:06 PM »

Also, I should have a breathalyzer lockout on my laptop.

lol! they should do this for cell phones too...although it would totally ruin a show like 'jersey shore'...or spare us a show like 'jersey shore'

i had never thought of a transfer like this, very intriguing.

Beer Recipes / Re: AHA recipe Wiki needs a boost!
« on: August 27, 2010, 03:49:25 PM »
is the intent of the recipe wiki to be more or less beers have won awards/scored well?

Beer Recipes / Re: Brew Your Own British Real Ale...Crystal?
« on: August 27, 2010, 03:31:21 PM »
Big Brew looks great, I had no idea there was that much hopping in these beers. Thanks for adding that to the wiki

now that i look back, if i had tha tmuch wheat extract i'd probaby just make a hefe or american wheat with it. that would kill 5 - 6 lbs of the stuff right there. since i switched to all grain i had forgotten how fast extract brewing is until my buddy just recently took up brewing. one of my favorite extract beers ever was just 5 lbs of wheat dme, 1 lb of orange blossom honey, and some liberty hops. was a great lawn mower beer...good summer time beer. your brew session would be an hour and a half with clean up...easy peezy


The Pub / Re: Let it be known.....
« on: August 26, 2010, 03:01:58 PM »
OMG! 14+ posts a day!?

Beer Recipes / Re: English IPA tips
« on: August 26, 2010, 01:50:21 PM »
That's what I figured...I wasn't disagreeing...just...well...WOAH...

i had heard of EIPAs aging, but never 18 months, let alone 2 years....time to buy another carboy.

Beer Recipes / Re: English IPA tips
« on: August 26, 2010, 01:15:22 PM »

Age for 18 months, and then dry hop.

Ant Hayes
Tonbridge, Kent

WOAH?! ??? ??? ??? ???

The Pub / Re: Babalu
« on: August 25, 2010, 09:01:27 PM »
every year in much of southern new england (mostly warwick rhode island and southeastern CT), the EEE scare starts up around mid august and lasts until about mid october (first frost). in high school they used to schedule around dusk and dawn, so that sports and bus rides weren't around the peak of mosquito feasting. it was always pretty scary to think that it was out there but i never heard of anyone getting it. west nile virus started popping up as well, but was never AS scary as EEE. again, glad to hear some positive news...

All Grain Brewing / Re: Round Igloo or rectangular cooler for mash tun
« on: August 25, 2010, 02:22:03 PM »
Costco has some really outstanding deals on coolers and my birthday is coming up... I've thought about shoes or a spa treatment... But this chick is probably treating herself to a new mash tun (and a SS kettle) :)   

WOW, I dream of the day my wife says 'what i would do for a new SS kettle as a birthday present'

The Pub / Re: Where are you?
« on: August 24, 2010, 05:10:26 PM »
denny, maybe in your original text you could tell people how to do this (personal text in profile settings) being that people still seem to be confused by it. I know it was mentioned in one of the posts already but editing your OP may be the best way to spread the info.

The Pub / Re: Babalu
« on: August 24, 2010, 03:01:50 PM »
Get well Babs. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Recipe scaling
« on: August 24, 2010, 12:19:21 AM »
I have gotten into the habit of looking at recipes in percentages myself.

The Pub / Re: What's your favorite part of being a homebrewer?
« on: August 19, 2010, 08:50:14 PM »
i got into homebrewing to drink more good a good price go a bit deeper...

my favorite part is the first gravity sample....but it kind of captures a lot of things...

i wouldn't call myself an expert by any means, i only just started all grain last year, but i've been able (lucky?) to make pretty consistent beers...having an ok idea of knowing what ingredients i use will result in what...but still to this day, when i brew and pitch my yeast, there's that sense of it's not going to come out right or something will go wrong because murphy has his hand in everything, just like i had the first time i brewed. you wait a couple of weeks and take that first gravity hit your gravity...and then...the sip...and then 'YES!'...knowing it came out like you wanted it to, knowing people will enjoy it, reinforcing that you're actually doing something right in your brewing process...that to me is my favorite part, because it captures all of the enjoyable aspects of brewing, the personal liking of good beer, sharing with others, and the technical stuff.

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