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Saturday is our inaugural "Delaware State Fair - Battle of the Brews Homebrew Competition". I am the judge coordinator. We have some 200+ beers to judge. It's going to be a hot one...and one not to miss. Come One ...Come all !

No brewing this weekend. The Quad is happily fermenting and smelling magnificant.

I will be helping with the judging there as well.  First competition.  100+ degrees.  In a tent.  Should be fun. :o  I hope to finish building my lagerator on Sunday to be ready for this years Oktoberfest fermentation next weekend.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Full Sail Pale Ale
« on: July 22, 2011, 09:26:16 AM »
Had the IPA while on vacation.  I was not impressed.  The bitterness was OK, but the hop flavor and aroma were practically non-existant.  I am wondering whether it was too old.  Had it in FL, so that may have been the case.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 7/15
« on: July 15, 2011, 01:17:45 PM »
Pickling beets and canning tomatoes and maybe some dill pickles too!  Brewing? No time for a couple of weeks, need to get the O-fest going though.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: 15 more minutes.....
« on: July 12, 2011, 09:32:22 AM »
Very nice, Oscar!  I guess when you get into a hobby, you don't mess around. :D

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All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: July 11, 2011, 09:33:28 AM »
Nice job on the ribs, Ron!  Pups look happy too!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: grain bill for imperial IPA
« on: June 28, 2011, 04:10:42 PM »
Ah.  You must have gotten a UIPA (underattenuated IPA).  They're pretty popular based on the number of people who make them.
;D ;D  I prefer those like Ruination.  Hoppy with a crisp dry finish, but you can still taste the malt.  Pliny is tough to get around here, but I hear there is a place a little over an hour away that has it.  Between Ron and myself, we'll get some one of these days soon.

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All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: June 24, 2011, 09:19:14 AM »
That recipe looks like it brings some heat. :o

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All Things Food / Re: What's For Dinner?
« on: June 23, 2011, 09:15:07 AM »
That is one happy boy!

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The Pub / Re: Watcha plantin' this spring?
« on: June 23, 2011, 05:18:46 AM »
2. I have planted summer squash. There are lots of pretty squash blossoms! But they all fall off. Is this normal?
Do you have all of one gender of blossoms?  The first ones are typically all male.  You can look at them and determine the gender by looking for an immature fruit behind the female flower.  The timing has to be just right, so it can be hard if you only have one plant.  I would take a paint brush, find a male flower on the first morning it opens, get some pollen and pollinate the open female flowers.  Do it every morning and hopefully you'll get some fruit.

I ususally let bees take care of this. ;)  It does help to have at least two of everything you are growing.  The plants do not have to be the same though i.e., one yellow, one zuchini for instance.  We don't grow summer squash anymore because I am totally burnt out on it.  We would have two plants and they would produce enough to feed a small village for months. :o

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: French Saison yeast quirky?
« on: June 17, 2011, 01:16:52 PM »
I brewed a Sasion using the 3711 yeast on the 11th and as of 2 days ago it was down to 1.010 and still showing signs of fermentation. I would expect this one to hit 1.005 or lower.

I had this one go down to 1.002 from 1.054.  The one thing I don't care for is the slippery mouthfeel as mentioned in the specs for this yeast, but it does ferment like crazy.

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Pimp My System / Re: Brutus 10 Build
« on: June 16, 2011, 10:09:34 AM »
Looks awesome Ron,  Looks like you got the electrical part together well, too (no smoke, all the lights lit) ;)  I'll have to stop over and check it out one of these days soon.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Sugar to lighten body
« on: June 07, 2011, 08:12:30 AM »
BTW, what yeast is being used?  Not that this will matter a lot, but I know WLP565 can trick you if you are not careful.  You'll think it's done and then it starts again.  Make sure that the fermentation is really finished.  I wouldn't add sugar either at this point.

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No brewing this weekend.  Yardwork and gardening most likely, with some drinking thrown in.

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Brisket, chicken, and ribs.  Oh, brewing you say, that saison that I was supposed to do last weekend will be done this weekend, dang it! ;)

Congratulations on your new daughter.  Can you say wrapped?  You will be.   ;)  I speak from experience.  10 gallons of saison happily bubbling away. ;D

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pics of recent brews?
« on: May 27, 2011, 09:10:16 AM »


Raspberry Wit 


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