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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Wheats fall from grace
« on: August 14, 2015, 05:33:08 AM »
I will only drink it if the put Dennis Rodman on the can.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Wheats fall from grace
« on: August 14, 2015, 04:59:35 AM »
I only meant it as a pop culture reference as well. I mean, as an 8 year old child I would have never expected Bruce to turn into Caitlyn. That was all I was saying. It is completely strange looking back through that child's eyes. I meant no political implications nor was I making any reference regarding anyone's personal gender choices.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Wheats fall from grace
« on: August 14, 2015, 01:50:58 AM »
Some folks have been offended and this could be considered political in nature (which is against forum policy) so I apologize since I started it but I appreciate if we took the talk in a different direction. Thanks.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Wheats fall from grace
« on: August 13, 2015, 06:20:17 PM »
We live in a very strange world....

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Wheats fall from grace
« on: August 13, 2015, 01:47:17 PM »
I will only drink it if they put Caitlyn Jenner on the can.
I really wouldn't want Caitlyn Jenner on the can, but if that's your thing no judgement here  ;)

Maybe you don't get the joke, Bruce Jenner was the first to grace the cover of Wheaties Breakfast cereal. Yes, I'm old enough to remember.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Wheats fall from grace
« on: August 13, 2015, 03:43:52 AM »
I will only drink it if they put Caitlyn Jenner on the can.

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Beer Recipes / Re: barleywine >20% ABV
« on: August 12, 2015, 01:33:09 PM »
Sean Terrill did one a few years back. I think his was 25%. You might PM him if he doesn't check in first.

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The Pub / Re: Retirement
« on: August 11, 2015, 02:41:10 AM »
I see you have ruled out the southeast, but believe it or not Huntsville, AL has made the "best places to retire" list in several publications. It actually is a pretty cool place to live. Cost of living is extremely reasonable. Nashville 1 hour 30 minutes away. 5.5 hours from some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Thriving beer culture (better selection here than I saw at a BevMo in San Diego this summer) and if you love the mountains you are right at the base of the Cumberland Plateau. I'm fortunate to live literally on the edge of a million-plus acre wilderness. It's the south, and it is hot as hell for about 2.5 months during the summer, but it is a very cosmopolitan town with lots of arts and entertainment.

Also, in spite of the stereotypes of the south, Huntsville is one of the smartest towns in the nation. There are more engineers and rocket scientists per capita than probably anywhere else in the nation.

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The Pub / Re: RIP Fred Eckhardt
« on: August 10, 2015, 06:37:52 PM »
I never had the pleasure of meeting him but I read his stuff for years and thought he was a great beer writer! He will be missed.

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Ingredients / Re: Smoking Malt on a Grill?
« on: August 10, 2015, 05:21:18 AM »
You reallly need a smoker to do it right, and a cold smoker to do it really, really right. I built a cold smoker once that worked fairly well until it caught on fire.

Then I guess it wasn't very cold, eh?

Yeah, it was not the best designed cold smoker. Back to the drawing board.

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Where did you find the recipe?

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Ingredients / Re: Prepping oak spirals
« on: August 09, 2015, 06:32:29 AM »
I'd guess 30-40 minutes should do it without increasing the toast level much.

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Ingredients / Re: Prepping oak spirals
« on: August 09, 2015, 05:31:55 AM »
I like to get medium toast and put it in the over at 400 degrees until I get the color I want. I like the vanilla character you get out of that dark of a toast. That's the best way to sanitize them too, if you are worried about that. I have also just thrown them straight in the fermentor with fine results (though I did get an infection doing that with chips once.)
I didn't think of the ole oven.  If they're already medium toast spirals, I'm assuming a bake at 250° or so wouldn't change that much? 

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I would assume you would need at least 40 minutes at that temp, but I'm not sure exactly on the time for sanitizing, but I'm pretty confident that would work. Depends on what you want. Check this chart out though


Thanks, are there times that go with that chart or does it assume a constant time? 

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I toasted some cubes yesterday and timed it. It took about 2 hours to go from light/medium to medium/dark toast @ 380 degrees. I can post some pics later if you are interested.

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Ingredients / Re: Smoking Malt on a Grill?
« on: August 09, 2015, 05:30:10 AM »
You reallly need a smoker to do it right, and a cold smoker to do it really, really right. I built a cold smoker once that worked fairly well until it caught on fire.

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Ingredients / Re: Prepping oak spirals
« on: August 08, 2015, 04:54:27 AM »
For Brett I use a more neutral barrel generally and will go a lot longer. I do have a beer that I aged with a spire that is a brett and lacto/pedio beer that I aged in a carboy for years and it is less oaky that you would suspect so there may be something to that.

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