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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Opinion about posting Jamil's recipes
« on: February 08, 2012, 08:04:35 AM »
I doubt he is able to post all or even most of the recipes from BCS without violating Jamil and John's copyright.  Jamil and John selected which recipes to include in the book.  That is likely a form of expression so it would be protected.

Same legal disclaimer as before.

Even if he could legally do it it would be really uncool.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Single hop beer
« on: February 08, 2012, 08:00:41 AM »
If you're going to go single hop, why not keep it single malt too. SMaSH all the way. :) I'm planning a Vienna/Simcoe AIPA soon...

This is why I recommended a floor malted MO as the base and going 100%. I find that this is a great way to give the beer a malt back bone that is interesting enough to stand on its own but that stands out of the way enough to really get a grasp of what the hops are trying to tell you.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: HopRocket Randall Foam & Stopped
« on: February 08, 2012, 06:08:00 AM »
Our randall is not a hop rocket, so I can not elaborate on that product, but we use the "traditional" water filter housing technique but with a second chamber after the hop infuser. This cuts down on foaming significantly. OTOH if you are only pouring a couple pints at a time it may waste a lot of beer.

Also if it is clogging you might have it packed too full. Don't pack them in there. Just fill it and leave them slightly loose. The beer will cause the hops to swell significantly. Also be sure you didn't get any hops "dust" on any seals or inside the "filter" housing.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Opinion about posting Jamil's recipes
« on: February 08, 2012, 05:35:31 AM »
Wow! Great post BVB!

JZ's recipes have been thrown around for years and years and he has been one of the main contributors of that. As BVB mentioned, you can go to Fred's site and get a copy of many of them. I don't think publishing them keeps people from buying his book. I have seen charlie P recipes all over the internet, as well as Randy Mosher's.

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The Pub / Re: Compact fluorescent bulbs
« on: February 07, 2012, 03:46:25 PM »
I agree, they are more expensive and don't seem to last any longer than incandescent. Maybe they save energy but the disposal issue is a PITA and heaven forbid if you break one. I hate 'em!

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The Pub / Re: keep my order safe from zombies
« on: February 07, 2012, 12:10:22 PM »
Lucky you I guess. Also kind a gets old when every other item is out of stock. But enough complaining already. Zombies are fun.

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The Pub / Re: keep my order safe from zombies
« on: February 07, 2012, 10:42:04 AM »
Wow. They go through all that work and still never manage to get my order right.  ::)

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Going Pro / Re: Good Assistant Brewer for Possible Overseas Opening
« on: February 07, 2012, 07:28:29 AM »
I love Korean food. My wife used to work for LG and I got to know a few Koreans. I also took Tae Kwon Do for about 10 years.  ;) Anyway, another option they might consider is coming over here. There are 3 operating breweries in Huntsville and I know every single one of us would be more than happy to host for a week or two.

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Equipment and Software / Re: DIY - heated fermentation chamber
« on: February 07, 2012, 06:45:31 AM »
I use a small heat wrap like those available at Northern Brewer or B3 or Rebel Brewer and wrap the fermenter with reflective insulation (like that you use for a water heater) with a thermo well and digital temp controller. Works well, even down to 38 degrees and uses very little energy.

I've definitely looked into and am interested in this technique but issue is you can only do this with one fermenter unless you have more than one thermo well and dig temp controller. I'm usually doing 10 gal batches in two fermenters minimum, so that'd be at least two of everything. Plus sometimes i'm fermenting and carbonating and want higher temp.

I do two better bottles with the same batch and one thermowell immersed in only one fermenter. I figure they will both be the same internal temp, and according to the fermometer they are the same. Def a low teck approach that works and is cheap. I'll take a picture today and show you. I have a batch of single hop beer fermenting on my brewery floor right now wrapped in nothing but a piece of insulation with a Titans sweat shirt draped over the top and it has stayed at 66 degrees even at below 40 ambient temps.

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Going Pro / Re: Good Assistant Brewer for Possible Overseas Opening
« on: February 07, 2012, 06:15:05 AM »
+1. I'd totally do that if they were willing to pay for it.

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Ingredients / Re: english 2-row substitute
« on: February 06, 2012, 08:54:29 PM »
i think that for 12 gallons that is the right amount of roasted barley. Spot on looks like the traditional dry stout recipe to me. Dave must be thinking 5 gallon recipe.

I do agree that you probably can just skate with what you have. You could sub out a pound or two of victory for the two row to get a more complex malt flaor.

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Equipment and Software / Re: DIY - heated fermentation chamber
« on: February 06, 2012, 06:50:43 PM »
I use a small heat wrap like those available at Northern Brewer or B3 or Rebel Brewer and wrap the fermenter with reflective insulation (like that you use for a water heater) with a thermo well and digital temp controller. Works well, even down to 38 degrees and uses very little energy.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Single hop beer
« on: February 06, 2012, 01:22:06 PM »
My preferred si gle hop base beer is 100% Thomas fawcett Maris otter. It gives you a nice biscuity malt background without having any caramel malt in the way of the hoPs.

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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: February 06, 2012, 07:07:30 AM »
It was a good game. Glad the Giants won but it would have been an incredible drive and last minute comeback had Brady driven it down the field with 56 seconds left and won the game.

didn't see many of the commercials (or maybe I didn't p;ay attention) but from what I did see I thought they mostly stunk. Except the Great Dane burying the cat. I liked that one, especially being a dane owner.

The half time show was overproduced silliness. I swear I saw the one girl give the camera the finger. F#$k you too, b****!  ::)

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All Grain Brewing / Re: toasty flavor
« on: February 05, 2012, 09:58:20 AM »
I'm pretty sure there is a good portion of munich malt in the beer. I'm tasting it right now. Maybe I've got a bad batch but this one is really, really thin tasting and the head dissipates extremely quickly. Leaves me searching for more every sip. I also taste almost no roasted barley, which I think would make this beer much better, along with more body and mouthfeel. This is more like a schwarzbier than a stout, but not a very good schwarzbier.

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