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All Grain Brewing / Re: Black IPA?
« on: August 21, 2010, 07:37:35 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. ;)

The Pub / Re: Too much!
« on: August 20, 2010, 06:49:36 PM »
Eventually you will come to a point in your life where you fall asleep long before you get drunk. :o

All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: August 20, 2010, 06:40:02 PM »
Mmmmmmmmmm, ribs ;D.  Ron,  I'm going to have to smoke me some BBs on Sunday.  Wash 'em down with saison.

Not brewing.  Hope to transfer the 1450 IPA to the keg this weekend.  Working Saturday, so Sunday will be outdoor work.  Canning tomatoes, pickling some okra and maybe making some more chipotles.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Judged beer process\ingredients help
« on: August 18, 2010, 05:01:54 PM »
From the Wyeast website about 3711.   
"Produces saison or farmhouse style biers that are highly aromatic, peppery, spicy and citrusy. This strain enhances the use of spices and aroma hops. It is extremely attenuative but leaves an unexpected silky and rich mouthfeel."

I have used this yeast and my results fit the description to a tee.  I enjoy this beer very much.  The silky mouthfeel can be mistaken for diacetyl.  The temp range is 65-77F and you should expect esters and phenols with this strain.  I am at a loss for what the judges would think a Belgian specialty ale should be.  I would think that door would be pretty wide open.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Your Homebrew Name
« on: August 15, 2010, 06:11:05 PM »
"Poodle Creek".... *snicker*

I snicker every time I say it!  When I moved to OR in 1975, I drove by it and said "Who the heck would ever live on a road named that?"  16 years ago, I found!  Terrible name, beautiful place.  I tell people it's where you go to drown your poodle...sorry, poodle lovers!
LMFAO  Denny, that is way too funny.  Even as a dog lover (I have four, none are poodles though).

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Your Homebrew Name
« on: August 15, 2010, 02:24:50 PM »
Tidewater Brewing, because I live on the Chesapeake.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Fermenting Belgians
« on: August 14, 2010, 12:46:11 PM »
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, 12:43:37 PM »
+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, 12:41:15 PM »
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 14, 2010, 12:43:14 AM »
Amarillo is one of my favorites.  Goes well with Simcoe or Centennial as well.

Beer Recipes / Re: Newcastle Brown Ale
« on: August 13, 2010, 09:19:46 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, 04:43:49 PM »
Always a plus in my book :D

All Things Food / Re: Ethnic Cooking
« on: August 13, 2010, 04:24:01 PM »
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, 07:48:55 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

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