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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Your Homebrew Name
« on: August 15, 2010, 07:24:50 AM »
Tidewater Brewing, because I live on the Chesapeake.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fermenting Belgians
« on: August 14, 2010, 05:46:11 AM »
What Keith said.  I have gotten great results with 3711 by staying within  its fermentation range (66-75F)

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: WY 3711 ROCKS!
« on: August 14, 2010, 05:43:37 AM »
+1  Makes a great Saison and doesn't require any fussing around with.  Ron and I got 95% AA with no problem and the beer tastes wonderful.  Great mouthfeel and a nice dry finish, fruity with a little bit of spice.  Very nice.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast 1450
« on: August 14, 2010, 05:41:15 AM »
Well,  it has started up again.  Nice layer of krausen, not real active.  This is one of the stranger fermentations I've experienced.  Let's see what happens. :)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Amarillo Wheat?
« on: August 13, 2010, 05:43:14 PM »
Amarillo is one of my favorites.  Goes well with Simcoe or Centennial as well.

Beer Recipes / Re: Newcastle Brown Ale
« on: August 13, 2010, 02:19:46 PM »
I don't know, put a little hair in his ears and poof!  Yoda!

All Things Food / Re: Ethnic Cooking
« on: August 13, 2010, 09:43:49 AM »
Always a plus in my book :D

All Things Food / Re: Ethnic Cooking
« on: August 13, 2010, 09:24:01 AM »
Looks yummy Capp.  I've got to get to the Asian grocery, I'm out of all kinds of stuff.  Thinking about maybe a make your own roll party.

All Things Food / Re: brats
« on: August 12, 2010, 12:48:55 PM »
Brats / mustard, cheese and hard bread
Fried red cabbage (mmm bacon drippings)
German potato salad (deli style (cold) or hot either is fine by me)
Helles or pils

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast 1450
« on: August 12, 2010, 12:39:36 PM »
Yes.  I aerated it well as well.  It was fermenting and had krausen within 12 hours and seemed to be going along fine for days, although not quite as active as the S-05 (which took 24 hours to get going).  I'm at a loss, but will keep an eye on it.  Maybe I will take some more slurry from you Ron and pitch some more in to get it to finish.  I hate to give up on it, I liked the results you got with it.

Wee heavy will be brewing.  Racking one of my IPAs(S-05) into the keg.  Hopefully the 1450 IPA finishes as well, if not, time to pitch more yeast. :(  Don't know what happened there.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wyeast 1450
« on: August 11, 2010, 04:32:31 PM »
Thanks Paul.  Never had an ale yeast take so long.  First time for me, this is from a starter I made with slurry I got from Ron.  I was surprised at how fast it took off, thought it would be done in a matter of days.  I'll sit on it.  I've had an IPA that Ron made with it and liked it a lot.

Yeast and Fermentation / Wyeast 1450
« on: August 11, 2010, 03:39:43 PM »
10 days fermenting and only at 1.040.   OG of 1.065,  pitched slurry from a 2 quart starter @ 65F.  Fermentation was going well after 12 hours.  Same wort with S-05 is at 1.012.  What gives?  Any insight?  Denny?  I roused the yeast tonight and will check in the morning.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Beer staling prematurely?
« on: August 11, 2010, 10:10:08 AM »
Ron and I did a blind tasting of Ofests as well with similar results.  Only the German examples exhibited this "taste".  The doemstic and homebrewed examples did not.

The Pub / Re: Music Surprises
« on: August 11, 2010, 09:30:47 AM »
Black Sabbath Paranoid (album not the song).  Exact same feeling.

Wore the grooves out of that when there was such a thing as grooves.


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