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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How about least favorite style of beer?
« on: January 19, 2010, 08:34:42 AM »
Not big on saisons or geuze.  Don't like fruit based American beers.  Anything with "light or lite" in it's name.  Most beers made with corn or rice as an ingredient.  Green or clear bottled beers.  Crappy homebrew (it does happen, thankfully not too much though ;))

I really don't know.  Either a bitter, APA or IPA.  Or maybe a lager.  I can't decide. :-\

Wood/Casks / Re: Wood aging with cubed oak or spirals
« on: January 18, 2010, 02:19:11 PM »
The RIS is five weeks since brewday and bulk aging in a corny right now pressurized to 30 lbs with CO2.  I will probably wait another month before adding the oak to it.  It finished at 1.029 so I'm really interested in how it turns out.  The hydro samples were not sweet, but had good body and pretty alcoholic.  I was going for the high viscosity of Old Rasputin and I think I have achieved that.  Time will tell. :)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Simcoe And Amarillo in a Pale Ale?
« on: January 12, 2010, 08:49:32 AM »
I have some extra Columbus lying around.  Would it work to use that as the bittering hop and put all the Simcoe/Amarillo as finishing hops? 

Boy, would it ever!

An awesome combination!  I have been very pleased with beeres using this combination of hops, yum. ;D ;D

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Recipe ownership?
« on: January 12, 2010, 08:46:29 AM »
I rarely use someone elses recipe, but when I do, I do like to give credit for the inspiration.  There are so many combinations and permutations of recipes, i think it would be hard not to find similarities in a lot of recipes.  Kind of like rock and roll music, three cord limit. ;)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: what are your goals for 2 ought 10
« on: January 07, 2010, 08:27:19 AM »
Brew a lambic.
Build the Brewmaster 3000 (which includes plumbing work in the basement and a hood for the BK.)

All Grain Brewing / Re: No Pants Brewing
« on: January 06, 2010, 10:30:46 AM »
I can't. I'm half german and quarter bohemian, my father is an engineer, my grandfather was an engineer, my great grandfather was an engineer - it just isn't in my nature to not be exact and precise. I did a group/club brew with a spontaneous brewer once and it drove me insane.

I'm Swiss, German, and Danish,  I plan and usually try to stick to it, unless there was an inventory mistake and I have to change hops or something or if I'm an ounce or two off of base malts, but I don't worry about much about it.  I drive bluesman crazy when we brew together, because he really does get down to the details and I don't care as much. ;D  I used to be that way, but I got older, and less concerned. 8)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: marzen lager?
« on: January 06, 2010, 10:21:43 AM »
Drink a Spaten or Hacker-Pschorr O-fest and you'll get the flavor profile.  The BJCP description is a little misleading as far as hop flavor is concerned.  The imported versions of these two beers and to a lesser extent, Pualaner, have a hop spiciness (Hallertauer or Tettnager) that the American versions are missing.

Ingredients / Re: Best Hallertau Substitute
« on: January 05, 2010, 10:40:19 AM »
The US Tett are good, they have a nice spiciness to them.  I didn't care for the US Hallertau from last year though, they were a bit too grassy, OK in the boil, but not for aroma.

Beer Recipes / Re: Amarillo Pale Ale (Late hopped)
« on: January 05, 2010, 05:31:17 AM »
Looks good Fred, really can't go wrong with Amarillo IMHO. ;D

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How much did you brew in 2009?
« on: January 04, 2010, 07:39:10 AM »
28 five gallon batches solo and 2 ten gallon batches with bluesman.  More than I thought. ;D

All Things Food / Re: Black-Eyed Peas
« on: December 31, 2009, 08:00:22 AM »
What is chow chow?

The Italians eat lentils and sausage on new years cause it will "keep money in your pockets all year long"

How will eating lentils or black ey peas do that? I mean, I know it is just a saying but what is the link?

Cap, I don't know why, but I must say, it has worked for me. 8)  Maybe it has something to do with keeping you regular. ::)

All Things Food / Re: Black-Eyed Peas
« on: December 31, 2009, 05:43:26 AM »
Our BEP recipe is a little more healthy, although it is a side served with a fresh ham and mashed taters and brown gravy.

Black-eyed peas
julienned carrot
green pepper
red pepper
s&p to taste
white pepper
crushed cayenne pepper
cider or rice vinegar

All Things Food / Re: What's cookin' for the Holidays folks?
« on: December 31, 2009, 05:39:06 AM »
What, no seafood? I was thinking you lived on a boat or something.  ;)

We eat seafood 2 or 3 times a week normally.  I think I've had it everyday since Christmas eve. :P  New Years Day is all about fresh pork and black-eyed peas.  Don't forget to burn your bayberry candle down on New Years Eve. ;D

What  ???

No Sauerkraut with your fresh pork... :o  That's Blasphemy!  ;D

It's a southern tradition, at least in our family. ;)

Equipment and Software / Re: Better Bottle question
« on: December 30, 2009, 01:53:06 PM »
Been using them for lagers the last couple of years with no problems so far (I like to see what's going on with the yeast 8)).  Still use buckets for ales.

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