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All Things Food / Re: Pesto Pork Chops
« on: March 16, 2010, 08:36:12 AM »
Keith,  What about all that healthy eating? JK.  It sounds real good.  What kind of mushrooms did you use?  I'm thinking Crimini would be good.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's your Favorite Style of Beer?
« on: March 15, 2010, 05:31:26 PM »
I think you could give me an ESB any given day of the week and I'd be happy. Happier still if it was every day.


I just tapped a keg of ESB this past Friday night and it is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.  :)

Edit: I've always wanted to use that word for something. So ESB it is! ;D

I suppose I'll have to beg for a sample ;)  See ya Friday.

Brewed the hefeweizen, Used the shirron chiller.  It worked pretty well, but I have to play with the cold water flow to get the right heat transfer.  I underpitched, on purpose and will ferment at 62-65F.  I will not be home to monitor the progress, which is worrisome, but what the hey RDWHAHB, right?

Beer Recipes / Re: Lawnmower Beer
« on: March 11, 2010, 08:55:00 PM »
This thread is just what I needed...time to get brewing again, that lager yeast in the fridge isn't going to pitch itself!

For me a good pils is the best summer beer.  Nothing but pilsner malt, some very light noble hopping, and a good, controlled ferment.  Years of brewing and drinking heavy, thick, or overly hopped beers made me fairly recently rediscover the simple joy of a good pils.

Nic,  I'm with ya on this one, although I have to keep an IPA around just in case. ;)

All Things Food / Re: Pizza Crust?
« on: March 10, 2010, 07:45:31 PM »
John's is da bomb!  Best in Manhattan!

Guys, I don't know when this hefeweizen is going to get done.  I'm in Miami now and most likely will be next week too.  Way too much going on right now for brewing. :(

hey man - I am going to be judging a beer comp down in Miami this weekend - let me know if you want to meet up.

Crap, I'll be back on the Chesapeake for the weekend, back down on Monday, that would be cool though, damn. 

Beer Recipes / Re: London Pride Clone Beer
« on: March 10, 2010, 07:25:42 PM »
I taste a touch of dark crystal in there as well.

Pimp My System / Re: Brutus 10 Build
« on: March 10, 2010, 07:23:43 PM »
Cap, now that you know Ron, well you can kinda tell he's all about quality (by the numbers).  I work with him, very little is left to chance. ;)

Guys, I don't know when this hefeweizen is going to get done.  I'm in Miami now and most likely will be next week too.  Way too much going on right now for brewing. :(

It's a marketing thing, all about perception.

Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Lifespan of harvested yeast.
« on: March 10, 2010, 07:12:00 PM »
I too keep yeast in sanitized jars for months and months without washing. Haven't had a problem making a starter with 6 month old slurry. Even pitched a jar of one month slurry without a starter and it made a great beer.

Yep, my experience as well.

All Things Food / Re: Pizza Crust?
« on: March 10, 2010, 06:59:17 PM »
What are we gonna start a bagel thread next, oy! ;)  Vital Wheat Gluten increases the protein and elasticity in the dough, but I've found that the right combination of kneading and rising break down the glutens in flour well enough to give the correct amount elasticity to the dough for great pizza. Just sayin' ;)  Myabe I'm just too old school. ;D

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Favorite Scoresheet Comment
« on: March 10, 2010, 04:27:23 AM »
I entered a blond ale in the NHC and got two opposing comments from two different judges.  One was "too hoppy" and the other was not enough hops.  I asssme it was balance they were talking about, since the style is not inherently hoppy.  It did pretty well, but shows that results can be confusing to the brewer.

I sent emails to my state delegate and senator.  This is serious business here.  We're already taxed pretty heavily here.

I've never had a problem with the last runnings being cloudy...    ???

Me either, and I'm usually stretching the runoff to the point where it's just trickling out to hit my volume.

Same here, and I've even taken to tilting my cooler to make sure I get it all out.

Me too, must be the braid. ;)

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