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The Pub / Re: Another book thread
« on: December 12, 2011, 12:52:45 PM »
Just sitting down to 'Atlas Shrugged' by Ayn Rand... going to be a very long read...


Uuuugggg. I feel for you. What a slog. Wait till you get to "John Galt Speaks". Not only that but there is a really boring creepy love story intertwined.

Fixed it for you...

Thanks. Much more accurate.

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The Pub / Re: Another book thread
« on: December 12, 2011, 11:05:12 AM »
Just sitting down to 'Atlas Shrugged' by Ayn Rand... going to be a very long read...


Uuuugggg. I feel for you. What a slog. Wait till you get to "John Galt Speaks". Not only that but there is a really boring love story intertwined.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Kegerator or beer fridge placement?
« on: December 12, 2011, 10:39:57 AM »
I clicked other. Mines in my pub room.

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The Pub / Re: Another book thread
« on: December 12, 2011, 09:01:00 AM »
I highly recommend Jeff Sharra's Pulitzer Prize winning classic "The Killer Angels". Really well researched and succinct and highly factualized account of the battle at Gettysburg. His son, Michael Shaara writes in the same style, though a good bit more dry and hard to churn through. The Killer Angels is a page burner. One of my favorite books and sparked a keen interest in the Civil War for me.

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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: December 12, 2011, 08:53:50 AM »
Thanks! Your grammar checker star sticker is in the mail.  ;)

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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: December 12, 2011, 07:56:36 AM »
Hard not to route for the Broncos. I heard that if they make it to the super bowl that madonna is going to have tebow delivered on a silver platter and she is going to personally deflower his virginity right there on the half time show!

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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: December 12, 2011, 06:21:22 AM »
For some reason I could not pick up a digital signal for SNF last night. Pissed me off!

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The Pub / Re: Another book thread
« on: December 11, 2011, 08:49:50 PM »
Hey Weaze, I know we talked about "Lonesome Dove" a couple years back. Did you ever read "Comanche Moon"? Almost as good as LD in a lot of ways. It's a prequel to LD and more than worth the read. Great yarn.

I'm currently reading Jeff Shaara's "The Steel Wave". Pretty good if you are into WWII history.

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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: December 11, 2011, 04:06:25 PM »
Hey major, Who Dat?   ;D

It was a heartbreaker in Nashville but we played down to the wire. Great game overall but I was disappointed with the outcome obviously. Hard to hate Drew Breeze. That guy is total class.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Lacto Starter
« on: December 11, 2011, 08:35:17 AM »
I don't think you need a starter, just pitch a vial or smack pack. Unlike growing yeast for a beer lacto, pedio and the like don't need high cell counts and they don't have to have their cell walls in tact to grow. Just pitch it in and let it do its job.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: forgot to aerate
« on: December 11, 2011, 08:33:08 AM »
Aeration strengthens the cell walls so the cells can divide properly. As was mentioned, if you pitched a healthy starter it may very well not be necessary to aerate especially if you aerated the starter during propagation. Also, if you pitched dry yeast you probably don't need to aerate because the dry yeast cells are supposed to have their glycogen stores already built up. If, however, you only pitched a vial or smack pack you will definitely need to aerate or you will most likely have fermentation troubles because not only are you most likely underpitching but if your yeast is not extremely fresh then it has already started using those reserves and will not be in very good shape for fermentation.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: choosing a yeast for my first Barleywine
« on: December 10, 2011, 06:23:46 PM »
If you do not plan on making a small beer to grow yeast for this beer then I would suggest using 2 or 3 packs of US-05. My favorite strain for an english style B-wine is WLP007, but you will want to be sure to have plenty of yeast. See the pitching calc at www.mrmalty.com to get an idea how much yeast you will need. Using champagne yeast is the wrong idea. Wine yeast has evolved to eat fructose, not maltose. Aside from odd flavors you may also find it is actually less attenuative than ale yeast.

As far as your recipe, if you are going for an English Barley Wine drop the special B. The sugar doesn't bother me, but your hops do. Go all Kent Goldings or Fuggle or Willamette or something English (or based on English lineage) hops rather than Sazz, which is a German or Czech hop. Challenger is a great english hop and you could go all challenger or Challenger and EKG.

If it were my beer I would go something like 95% Marris Otter malt and 5% dark crystal, maybe crystal 80L or even 120L. If you want to sub in a little sugar that's fine, but keep it restrained because as Denny mentioned you want to be sure the beer has plenty of body.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Hefe fermentation temp...62F?
« on: December 10, 2011, 07:57:38 AM »
I like the flavor of WLP380, but I've had trouble getting it to attenuate fully at 62.  I've had much better success pitching it in the low 60's but fermenting a few degrees warmer.

That being said, the yeast that Jamil recommends fermenting at 62 in Brewing Classic Styles is WLP300 or Wyeast 3068, so maybe that strain does better in the low 60's than the WLP380.

RReally? I have never had any problems at all pitching as low as 56 and fermenting most of it in the high 50's low 60's. I always warm up near 66-68 near the very end though.

I like the idea of blending WLP300 and 380 mentioned about. I'm going to try that on my next one.

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The Pub / Re: Have to vent....
« on: December 10, 2011, 07:54:49 AM »
I hear you. I don't have any tire pressure lights, but I've got one damned loud seat belt buzzer that I'd like to shoot if I could ever find it.

I have a Toyota Tacoma with a seat belt buzzer that dings for about 2 minutes, annoying as hell - especially when something on the passenger seat sets it off. I looked it up on line how to shut it off. Found it on a Tacoma forum. Some kind of sequential steps you have to go through. You might find the same for your vehicle.

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The Pub / Re: an irruptive year
« on: December 09, 2011, 08:33:23 PM »
Ya'll just remember. Seeing an own to the native americans was/is a sign of death. I love to see them on the rare chance I do. But be sure to be wary and respectful.

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