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Zymurgy / Re: 2010 Sept ./ Oct. - More Beer from Your Brew Day
« on: August 27, 2010, 09:32:22 AM »
I gave it a once over last night Drew and it looked pretty good.  I'll sit down with a beer(s) and give it another eyeball and let you know.

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Kegging a wee heavy and brewing a Flanders Red.  And most likely working, again. :(  Where did my weekends go?

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The Pub / Re: Let it be known.....
« on: August 26, 2010, 09:19:08 AM »
LMFAO  You guys are too much!

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The Pub / Re: Tubercle is a grandpa again
« on: August 25, 2010, 01:22:01 PM »
Congrats, Tube!

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My LHBS buys multiple 55 lb sacks of base grains and weighs out what the customer needs at the time of purchase.  He buys some specialty malts in bulk as well.  I don't understand how your club buy wouldn't work out for you unless you don't do a very high volume of business in the first place.   Something isn't making sense to me here.  No offense intended.  Unless of course you only sell kits and pre-weighed packages of grain, that would explain the issue.

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Beer Recipes / Re: English IPA tips
« on: August 24, 2010, 04:12:13 PM »
Not sure if you can get it in the US, but Marston's Old Empire is a reasonable EIPA.


Stateline in MD has or had it.  I tried a bottle when I was tasting a group of EIPAs to formulate my recipe.  There was a range of maltiness, but all were well hopped.

Lantern Yard IPA
English IPA

 
Type: All Grain
 Date: 4/18/2010
Batch Size: 5.30 gal
 Brewer: Jim Rosenkranz
Boil Size: 7.00 gal Asst Brewer: 
Boil Time: 60 min  Equipment: Brew Pot (15 Gal) and Igloo/Gott Cooler (10 Gal) for 5 gallon batch 
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0  Brewhouse Efficiency: 73.00
Taste Notes: 
 
Ingredients
 
Amount Item Type % or IBU
11.00 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 84.62 %
0.50 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 3.85 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 3.85 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 3.85 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 3.85 %
0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (Dry Hop 7 days) Hops - 
1.00 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] (60 min) Hops 12.0 IBU
1.00 oz Northern Brewer [8.00 %] (60 min) Hops 23.7 IBU
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (20 min) Hops 9.0 IBU
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] (5 min) Hops 3.0 IBU
1 Pkgs English Ale (White Labs #WLP002) Yeast-Ale 

 
 
Beer Profile
 
Est Original Gravity: 1.067 SG
 Measured Original Gravity: 1.067 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.020 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.020 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.06 %  Actual Alcohol by Vol: 6.14 %
Bitterness: 47.7 IBU Calories: 305 cal/pint
Est Color: 10.7 SRM Color: Color 
 
 
Mash Profile
 
Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 13.00 lb
Sparge Water: 4.49 gal Grain Temperature: 65.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 65.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.4 PH
 
Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 19.50 qt of water at 164.8 F 154.0 F

 

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Removing Dry Hops From a Keg
« on: August 24, 2010, 04:04:54 PM »
Leaving them in the keg in a hop bag works for me ;)

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I buy from my LHBS for most things like specialty malts, yeast, cleaning supplies, etc.  They also do group buys with NCM and their other grain suppliers.  They realize that some of their customers do buy in bulk, so they sponsor the buy, make a few bucks off each sack and the customer still saves over buying in bulk as a single.  Everybody wins.  And this gets more folks in the store to buy other things as well.  Their business seems to be thriving as well.  I've known them for years and their advice is pretty solid too.  I still buy from NCM a couple times a year, but only if I'm in a pinch for base malt.

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The Pub / Re: Where are you?
« on: August 24, 2010, 10:00:39 AM »
Where the Susquehanna River meets the Chesapeake Bay.

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The Pub / Re: Babalu
« on: August 24, 2010, 09:21:13 AM »
Positive thoughts and prayers to Jeff and his family.  Hoping for the best big guy!

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The Pub / Re: What's your favorite part of being a homebrewer?
« on: August 22, 2010, 03:10:17 PM »
I won't lie. I'm just in it for the beer.

Me too.  I also enjoy recipe formulation and the satisfaction when someone else enjoys the product as much as I do.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Belgian Tripel - Doubled Maltodextrin - HELP!
« on: August 21, 2010, 12:40:48 PM »
Well, you can, but please don't call it a tripel then.

Love them or hate them, but one thing styles do is set an expectation in the mind of the consumer. If you want to make it your way, go ahead, but call it something else or people will be confused.

A point that needs to be remembered!  You don't have to brew to style, but if you call a pig a poodle, no one will know what you're talking about!

Good point Denny.  I would grill a pig, but a poodle.  Well maybe in Chinatown. ;)

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Black IPA?
« on: August 21, 2010, 12:37:35 PM »
No but I've made a black pilsner.  I called it a schwarzbier.   ;) ;D :P

Just don't call me late for Happy Hour.   :P


Not a problem.  It's always happy hour here. ;)

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The Pub / Re: Too much!
« on: August 20, 2010, 11:49:36 AM »
Eventually you will come to a point in your life where you fall asleep long before you get drunk. :o

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