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All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: July 08, 2012, 09:29:10 AM »
Lookin' good!  Sweet corn is taller than me and little cobs are starting to grow.  Got peppers and tomatoes already to the point of having to can.  My daughter is making Italian wedding soup with escarole fresh picked from the garden.  Yum!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Imperial Bourbon Stout
« on: July 08, 2012, 09:09:35 AM »
Not sure what I was thinking asking should I brew my own...of course I should brew my own!

If you decide to brew my recipe, I'd advise you not to age it much.  I prefer it when it's not much more than a couple months old.


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I do recommend Denny's recipe.  It makes an awesome fall/winter beer.  As far as how long you let it go is a matter of personal taste.  I have had it at one year and although the flavors may have mellowed, it is still one damn fine brew.

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Events / Re: NHC 2013 Hotel?
« on: July 04, 2012, 07:26:47 PM »
Awesome!  I will be there.

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All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: July 04, 2012, 07:23:07 PM »
Looking good, man!  Had fresh peas today and made chimichurri sauce for the BBQ from fresh herbs.  And a tomato salad.  Garden is really starting to produce, don't need to buy many veggies.

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All Things Food / Re: Foie Gras in California
« on: July 04, 2012, 07:16:23 PM »
Like I said- it should be left up to the consumer.

Like prostitution, right?  ;)  Sorry, but just because something is legal, doesn't make it moral. I step down.  Far be it from me to preach morality. ;)

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Yeast and Fermentation / Best Yeast for an Oatmeal Stout?
« on: July 04, 2012, 12:59:23 PM »
I would go with WLP002.


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Homebrewer Bios / could be my last post...
« on: July 04, 2012, 12:56:28 PM »
I have come to a point in my life where my physical welfare is worth more than the savings.  I'll pay someone else to do it.


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Ingredients / Cardamom
« on: July 04, 2012, 12:50:22 PM »
I have used cardamom in a wit before.  I recommend going easy.  It is very pungent.  I would start with 1/4 oz. per 5 gallons.


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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: July 03, 2012, 10:34:00 AM »
Rock the Nation - Montrose

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The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: July 03, 2012, 10:32:08 AM »
Hot with varying degrees of humidity.  We've been getting rain almost everyday.   Some of the storms have been quite destructive.  Trees down everywhere, a lot of folks still without power after four days and may not have it until the weekend.  Personally, I've been pretty lucky. I have one tree that's been hit by lightning three times. :o

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: how are you using maris otter?
« on: July 02, 2012, 09:33:48 AM »
I use MO in all my IPAs and ambers.  Varying the mash temp gives me the fermentabilty and flavors I desire for the differnet styles.

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I got the saison kegged up early, only about 10 days from brew day! 1.036 to 1.003! actually tastes good. But there goes most of my brewing plans for the weekend. Guess I'll have to be happy with drinking

What yeast strain did you use?

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Probably more than you'd think.  They've been around for many years selling expensive toys to people with too much money.


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Amen to that, brother. 8)

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: June 29, 2012, 09:08:31 AM »
Ein Lied (A Song) - Rammstein

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Another NHC down and next year is Philly!   :)

This weekend is cleaning and organizing the cellar and brewhouse.  Planning a Saison experiment in the near future.  No brewing this weekend.


No brewing this weekend.  Need to fill out the paperwork for my Battle of the Brews entries for delivery next week.  Phase one of the Saison (oak aged) experiment is being dry spiced this week and gets oak starting next weekend.  Ron and I need to put the rest of the plan together.

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