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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: October 27, 2011, 05:05:02 PM »
I'm sure he'll be good someday, it's just way to early for me.

The only way Tebow will ever even have modest success in this league is if the team he plays for designs the entire offense around his style of play. At this point he doesn't have that. Tebow is a running quarterback and does not have the ability to put the ball down the field. If you want to win in todays NFL you have to have to throw the ball down the field.

Statistically running QBs don't win in this league. Even the QBs that could run like Steve Young and John Elway had GUNS for arms. Tebow doesn't have that. Sure, he won last week but he had to dig them out of a 15 point hole and I think that it is important to point out that it was his play on the field that put them in that 15 point hole to begin with. 55 minutes of pure crap followed by 5 minutes of frantic comeback. That's not going to work long term.

My .02.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Amber Ale: To Dry Hop or Not to Dryhop?
« on: October 27, 2011, 07:09:58 AM »
is it missing the dryhop??


Have you ever had Troeg's Hop Back amber? It's a really nice amber (and I'm not an amber fan usually.) They run their wort through a hop back (hence the name). That would be my recommendation.

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I don't know about you guys, but just think of how much you have learned from this forum (and others).  When I started brewing on my stove in the mid-90's, I couldn't just post a question or read a topic and become instantly educated.  I had to find the answer or experiment until I learned it from experience.  We have it so good now and the info is everywhere.

I still remember first trying to make a MT from the directions in the first Joy of Homebrewing book.  Drilling a million 1/8" holes in to the bottom of a plastic fermenter...........I gave up.

Now I'm all over YouTube taking notes on how I'm going to make my RIMS or HERMS (haven't decided yet) system! 

So, +1 to good sanitation, having a good process and being patient.

+1000 to have someone you know to pass on their knowledge........ ;)

Man, I feel exactly what you are saying. Especially building the papzap mash tun. OTOH that thing worked for many, many great batches.

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Beer Recipes / Re: good recipe for first Doppelbock
« on: October 26, 2011, 11:35:00 AM »
I don't think you will find many people who will say any of JZ's recipes suck. I like to build mine around a blend of dark and light munich with a little pils (10% or so) malt for the enzymes (to ensure total conversion) and a touch of cara munich and maybe a small addition of carafa special to darken it up some.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Ask The Experts: Denny Conn
« on: October 26, 2011, 10:32:42 AM »
Dear Denny,

What was the thinking behind changing your avatar from George Carlin to that guy from Spinal Tap?

Your adoring fan,

James

BAWAHAHAHA!!! Too damn funny!!!

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Fermentation temp control is the most important step after sanitation...

I'd say it is every bit as important as sanitation.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Using Orval dregs
« on: October 26, 2011, 10:16:56 AM »
1 or 2 bottles should be plenty for 2 gallons. I've used 2 bottles for 5 gallons before with good results. You only need the dregs and enough beer to swirl around and free it.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Lagers stress me out!
« on: October 26, 2011, 10:14:23 AM »
I often get a 24 hour lag with ales, I wouldn't worry until 48 hours have past with a lager.

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Perhaps you are thinking of the Boston Ale (do they even still make that?)

from the website:

"Samuel Adams Boston Lager uses only the finest ingredients including two-row malted barley and Bavarian Noble hops."

Regardless, Boston Lager is not very much like a czech pils to my taste.

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Ingredients / Re: Passion fruit flavour
« on: October 26, 2011, 07:32:42 AM »
I also love simcoe.

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Ingredients / Re: Passion fruit flavour
« on: October 26, 2011, 07:19:23 AM »
Interesting how different tastes are. My IPA is a blend of Centennial and Columbus and it is all citrus fruits to me with very subtle tropical/passion fruits, if any. I never think of Centennial or Columbus as fruity aside from citrus.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Pitching rate for a California Common
« on: October 26, 2011, 07:09:35 AM »
I would go with the hybrid.  You will not hurt anything at the lager count, but I would not use the ale count.

+1 - go hybrid or lager.

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Ingredients / Re: Weirdest thing: Sulfur Removal tip
« on: October 26, 2011, 05:02:47 AM »

I don't know, but I'm guessing that bubbling carbon dioxide through the beer would drive off the dissolved hydrogen sulfide.

I honestly think this would work, as well.


As I mentioned above this is what is most commonly used to remove sulfur compounds from finished beer, I had tried bubbling up via a diffusion stone from about 2 minutes for approx. 95 gallons but apparently that wasn't long enough. The other problem is you tend to blow out other pleasant hop, malt and yeast aromas as well.

Normally I also let all my ales sit at about 68 degrees (or warmer for some belgians) and I believe as well that the warmer temps drive out any So4 as well as cleaning up unwanted yeast characteristics, but in the case of the beer that was the catalyst of this post I believe I rushed it hence the problem.

I am interested in the fact that New Belgium has used the copper technique to clean up some of their beers. I had never heard of this technique before. I do think it works but am hoping I will never have to resort to it again. In my case I had simply immersed a long copper pipe into the top of the bright tank because I did not really have time to rig up a copper coil, but I would be interested to know how long the coil needed to be in order to clear up the beer without causing any deleterious effects.

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Ingredients / Re: Passion fruit flavour
« on: October 26, 2011, 04:49:56 AM »
I use a lot of columbus (in the form of CTZ from hop union) and I get some passion fruit like flavors but it is subtle. I'd think you would get more from Simcoe than CTZ. And definitely Citra has that tropical fruit character. I've heard Galaxy has that same bent as well.

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