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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: June 26, 2012, 10:51:19 AM »
Are you ready Eddie? - Emerson, Lake, and Palmer

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: June 26, 2012, 10:00:41 AM »
Get Ready - Temptations

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: June 26, 2012, 09:32:39 AM »
Rock Candy - Montrose

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All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: June 26, 2012, 09:31:21 AM »
I have one of these that I got from my parents years ago.  It works very well.  They are a bit pricey though.


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All Things Food / Re: Growing food - The Garden Thread
« on: June 26, 2012, 06:44:28 AM »
Lettuce and spinach have been on the table for a few weeks now.  Radishes are about done.  Starting to get beets in (roasted a few this weekend) and got our first tomatoes (Early Girls) and peppers (bells and poblanos) this weekend.  Jalapenos are coming on strong and ready to pick.  Lemon peppers (yellow thai) are coming on , but not turning yet.  Peas are starting to pod.  Corn is about chest high.  Eggplant is flowering, cucumbers seem to be a little slow, but the plants are healthy.  Spaghetti, yellow, and zuchini squash are looking good as well.  The celery is fine too.  The okra and string bean plants are about 6 - 12 inches tall.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Plate Chiller or Whirlpool
« on: June 26, 2012, 06:28:23 AM »
Just to give another data point.  I use a plate chiller for both 5 and 10 gallon batches.  I used to use an IC, but I have found the plate chiller does a better job of cooing the wort to ale pitching temps, quicker.  I use well water for the chilling counter flow.  It stays cold year round (300 ft. deep).  If your tap water warms during the summer an IC with an ice bath may work better.  YMMV

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It's when it has the flavor and aroma of added fruit. A beer entered as a fruit beer but having no fruit character won't get very far, regardless of how much fruit was added.

+1

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: June 22, 2012, 10:59:52 AM »
Dream Baby - Roy Orbison

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: That German lager flavor
« on: June 22, 2012, 10:55:33 AM »
Lagering on the primary yeast gives good results too.  This is something that I just started doing.  I made a  Vienna lager with WLP830 some time ago, lagered it for about six weeks on the primary yeast and it was crystal clear going into the keg.  The flavor is super clean as well.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: That German lager flavor
« on: June 22, 2012, 08:33:34 AM »
I agree with Dave.  The correct water chemistry definitely influences your results positively. :)  With all beers.

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The Pub / Re: song title game
« on: June 22, 2012, 05:00:45 AM »
Back in Black - AC/DC

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: That German lager flavor
« on: June 22, 2012, 04:44:01 AM »
Ummmm.....the yeast thingy is BS.  A good lager yeast pretty much will do any German beers.  My best bocks have been made with WY2278 Czech Pils.

Malt, malt, malt...MALT!!!!!!  THE DOMINATING VARIABLE!!!!

Hops, no. 2

Everything else can be readily controlled.

Except you wouldn't want to use "C" hops in a German beer. ;)  I agree that hops should be in the background for helles, bocks, etc, but pilsners, even German examples have a pretty firm bitterness, spicy hop flavor and a crisp finish.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: That German lager flavor
« on: June 21, 2012, 12:00:11 PM »
Ron Price brewed a German pils that was one of the best lagers I've had, including commerical examples (freshness helps).  Maybe we can coerce him into posting that recipe when he gets back from the NHC.  The German restaurant down the road from my house has Bitburger pils on tap and it is a world of difference from what I've had in bottles.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: That German lager flavor
« on: June 21, 2012, 10:08:36 AM »
I would definitely agree for a Bohemian Pilsner, a little less for a German Pils, but not so much for a Dortmunder and a Munich Helles should really not have any hop aroma.

Disclaimer:  As far as I have read.....

Dave
The Dortmunders and helles I have had do have some hop aroma, but I'll agree it is nowhere near a pils.  It really does differentiate them from other continental lagers though.  Try a Spaten or Paulaner premium for Helles or a DAB for dortmunder.  If you can get them on tap, the difference is even greater.  The flavor is more pronounced.  This is what I have tasted anyway.  YMMV

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: That German lager flavor
« on: June 21, 2012, 09:30:04 AM »
Through experimentation we have also found that the hop character found in German lagers relys a lot on late hop additons (5 min. and flameout).  Don't be stingy here, it really makes a difference.  Right Ron?

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