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Messages - barliman

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Beer Travel / Re: Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Chicago breweries?
« on: February 21, 2012, 08:00:43 PM »
I'll second the comment to visit Surly and Summit Brewing and I recommend adding Town Hall brewery in Minneapolis. 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: American Brown Style Guidelines
« on: February 19, 2012, 08:10:38 AM »
I have come to the same conclusion as you Peter.  I recently entered a Moose Drool clone as an American Brown ale in a competition (it was either the NHC or UMMO).  Both judges liked it, but said that it wasn't hoppy enough.  I was disappointed because Moose Drool is a classic example of the style (I believe it's even mentioned as an example of the style in the style guidelines) and it only scored in the mid to low 30s.  Oh well, lesson learned. 

J

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Packing up my gear and brewing at a friends house.  I'm brewing up some Caribou Slobber (Northern Brewer recipe), except I'm gonna try some Canada Malting Pale Ale malt instead of the 2-Row.  I also have to dry hop my Evil Twin so I can bottle it next weekend.

J

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 2/3 Edition
« on: February 02, 2012, 11:09:25 AM »
Need to bottle an all Cascade IPA, and hopefully brew something similar to Evil Twin.

J

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Beer Recipes / Re: Formulating my first Dunkel
« on: January 12, 2012, 12:48:32 PM »
Are there any of the following yeasts that you guys would stay away from? 

WLP/ WY
820 / 2206
830 / 2124
833 / 2487
838 / 2308

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: UMMO '12: Almost Full
« on: January 12, 2012, 11:10:34 AM »
Dropped off bottles at Northern Brewer last night.  Hoping for high 30's on this one.

J

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All Things Food / Re: Homemade Soap!
« on: August 19, 2011, 07:58:31 PM »
Turns out my mother in law knows someone that makes soap.  So she let me use a couple of her molds and cutter.

J

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All Things Food / Re: Homemade Soap!
« on: August 19, 2011, 04:00:08 PM »
Finally got around to making soap.  My wife and I made a batch today and split it into two parts with two different scents.  I had a heck of a time finding 100% Lye, but finally found the Rooto brand at Menards. 

1000g Olive Oil
500g Coconut Oil
200g Castor Oil
200g Shea Butter
100g Cocoa Butter

900g Water
290g Lye

Half of the batch got one ounce of "Tropical Vacation" scented oil, and the other half was an ounce of Sea Moss scented oil.

I think I'm going to like this hobby.  Thanks Euge.

J

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All Things Food / Re: Homemade Soap!
« on: July 21, 2011, 08:19:03 PM »
Okay, you guys have talked me into it.  I'm going to give this soap thing a go.  I'll likely use a very simple recipe, or use Euge's recipe on the first page.  Since it's tough not to tinker with recipes, maybe an ounce or two of scent.  Won't have time until next week sometime though ::).

J

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I'm trying to squeeze in some brewtime on Monday, provided that it's not 100 degrees.  It's going to be the Rebel Red Ale from Northern Brewer http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewing/recipe-kits/limited-edition-beer-kits/rebel-red-ale-limited-edition-all-grain-kit.html

J

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Should I be upset?
« on: March 14, 2011, 07:20:20 PM »
I went to that brewpub over the summer.  I had a sampler assortment of all of their beers and agree that the IPA was decent (I really liked the midnight satin and the belligerent ass nut brown).  I agree with others to not be upset with her.  It's no big deal that she doesn't want to share.

J

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I have a 2-Liter starter of WY1450 on the stirplate for a Moose Drool clone.  I also have to bottle the Innkeeper (brewed on 1/1) and dry hop the 3-Hearted ale (brewed on 1/3). 

Apparently I'm on a clone brewing kick.

J

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It'll be easy to surpass 2010 because I was only able to brew 30 gallons.  I'm already at 12 gallons in 2011 and have a $100 gift certificate for Northern Brewer.  I may pass up 2010 in February this year.

I am planning on brewing the Caribou Slobber from NB this week and use Wyeast 1450. 

J

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: How much did you brew in 2010?
« on: January 06, 2011, 12:02:16 PM »
Only 30 gallons or so for 2010.  Having a newborn really takes away the brewing time.  I'm already at 13 gallons in 2011, so there still hope for me.

J

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's your first brew for 2011?
« on: January 01, 2011, 02:49:25 PM »
I have two beers that I'm going to brew this weekend.  Today will be the Innkeeper, and a THA clone for tomorrow or Monday.

J

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