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Beer Recipes / Re: Bluesman German Pils recipe need clarification
« on: April 05, 2014, 09:13:32 AM »
SO does that mean you're not going to bet?

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Beer Recipes / Re: Bluesman German Pils recipe need clarification
« on: April 05, 2014, 09:03:26 AM »
I'd bet a Natty Light Ice he meant 10 minutes.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Wheat beer/ Decoction mash question
« on: April 05, 2014, 09:01:27 AM »
The one thing a decoction mash will certainly do is increase your yield. It will also affect the color some. For an American wheat beer, I'd probably skip it entirely.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Fuller's Vintage Ale
« on: April 05, 2014, 06:23:51 AM »
Haven't had it in years but always a nice treat. I brew 5 gallons of a beer I call "Bruised Bare Knuckles" barley wine every year that I loosely based off my experience with that beer.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: COCA NIPS
« on: April 05, 2014, 06:16:28 AM »
I've only heard them called cacoa NIBS and they are the crushed beans of the cacoa tree and are later turned to cocoa. I've done vodka soaks a few times but apparently they will also impart flavor wwith soaking in the beer. They will not dissolve.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Wild yeast harvesting
« on: April 04, 2014, 12:17:16 PM »
Last couple of years I've been growing up some wild strains by picking wild persimmons and dropping them in about 400ml of sterile wort. Definitely funky. This year I plan on biting the bullet and making a beer out of it.

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Going Pro / Re: Craft Brewers Conference
« on: April 04, 2014, 10:55:24 AM »

Keith,

I am going to be there and would love to meet up with you sometime.  I should be there the 9th through the 12th, won't be in Denver very long on the 9th though as we are heading up to Fort Collins for the night.

I would love to bend your ear anyway, might be making the leap as well.

Nate

Hey, cool! I'll on you my phone #!

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The Pub / Re: Pet Peeves
« on: April 03, 2014, 06:08:55 PM »
When people start a sentence with so, or I mean.

So I do that all the time.  I mean I am kind of offended.

Seriously though, I am frequently tempted to do this in an attempt to convey a 'conversational tone.'  I agree that it is incorrect - hopefully I catch most of them.

So, yeah. I mean .... I hate that....

+1.  I mean, so,umm............+1 anyway.         ;)

Lol! Errr , yeah, I hate that too. So... Lol!and emoticons are for 13 year old girls! ;)




Yeah I have to agree, lol ! Emoticons do seem kind of, well, girlish. I feel dumb every time I use one !


Lol! Like, I also, like, hate it when people continue to quote posts with quotes in them!!! And enough with the exclamation points already!!!!! Ok??? :)

Killing me. Just shot beer out my nose. If I was a bartender I'd cut me off.

Stop it! I can't resist posting now everytime you quote me! :P

Otoh, everyone keep on topic in the all grain section cause I really hate it when you post a fermentation topic I. The all grain section!!!! Lol! Like, seriously....

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The Pub / Re: Pet Peeves
« on: April 03, 2014, 06:04:17 PM »
When people start a sentence with so, or I mean.

So I do that all the time.  I mean I am kind of offended.

Seriously though, I am frequently tempted to do this in an attempt to convey a 'conversational tone.'  I agree that it is incorrect - hopefully I catch most of them.

So, yeah. I mean .... I hate that....

+1.  I mean, so,umm............+1 anyway.         ;)

Lol! Errr , yeah, I hate that too. So... Lol!and emoticons are for 13 year old girls! ;)




Yeah I have to agree, lol ! Emoticons do seem kind of, well, girlish. I feel dumb every time I use one !


Lol! Like, I also, like, hate it when people continue to quote posts with quotes in them!!! And enough with the exclamation points already!!!!! Ok??? :)

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The Pub / Re: Pet Peeves
« on: April 03, 2014, 05:55:55 PM »
When people start a sentence with so, or I mean.

So I do that all the time.  I mean I am kind of offended.

Seriously though, I am frequently tempted to do this in an attempt to convey a 'conversational tone.'  I agree that it is incorrect - hopefully I catch most of them.

So, yeah. I mean .... I hate that....

+1.  I mean, so,umm............+1 anyway.         ;)

Lol! Errr , yeah, I hate that too. So... Lol!and emoticons are for 13 year old girls! ;)

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The Pub / Re: Pet Peeves
« on: April 03, 2014, 05:37:44 PM »
When people start a sentence with so, or I mean.

So I do that all the time.  I mean I am kind of offended.

Seriously though, I am frequently tempted to do this in an attempt to convey a 'conversational tone.'  I agree that it is incorrect - hopefully I catch most of them.

So, yeah. I mean .... I hate that....

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Kolsch: Lager on or off yeast?
« on: April 03, 2014, 04:22:43 PM »
As a matter of fact, yes it is!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Head Retention on A Wheat beer
« on: April 03, 2014, 05:23:05 AM »
My pepper beers have about 3 poblanos and a half a habanero in 5 gallons.  The very first time I made this beer in the mid 90's with "raw" it had "the amazing disappearing head" syndrome.   It poured fine, then poof!  Gone!
Since then I have treated the peppers as above.
It adds a touch of smokiness, but very little.

Missed this. I am not a big fan of pepper beers so have no experience with them. Didn't realize oils in peppers could kill head retention. But I still vouch for proper fermentation temps. If you are fermenting @ 68 degrees ambient your beer will peak 6-8 degrees higher than ambient temps. Maybe even higher. And while there may be some commercial hefeweizen breweries that do ferment at those temps I have not had luck fermenting weissbiers that warm.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Kolsch: Lager on or off yeast?
« on: April 03, 2014, 04:20:11 AM »
I have only done 1 Kolsch but I lagered off the yeast for 4 weeks in secondary after 2 weeks in primary.
This was per the instructions in BCS.

You certainly can lager 4 weeks if that's what you want, and you may need to if you can't get the beer to clear. But it is by no means necessary. I've brewed a lot of kolsch over the years and it's no better at 4 weeks than it is at 2. Once the yeast is dropped and the beer is clear it is ready to drink. The fresher the better for this beer.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Head Retention on A Wheat beer
« on: April 03, 2014, 04:11:32 AM »
Thanks majorvices.  Next item for my brewing will be a fermentation chamber.

I think you will simply be amazed at how much better your beer turns out. Fermentation control and proper yeast pitching quantities are every bit as port any as sanitation.

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