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Ingredients / Re: Toasting wood chips
« on: September 29, 2011, 11:34:12 AM »
Thanks! I had no idea it would take 2-3 hours! Nice thoughts on the torch, too. I had not thought about that.

The beer is for a darkish (reddish brown) belgian specialty ale (about 1.090 OG, 1.010 FG). I'll be sure report my results.

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Ingredients / Toasting wood chips
« on: September 29, 2011, 08:34:08 AM »
I want to toast some cherry wood chips to add to a beer. How long/hot should I toast the chips? Looking for a light toast.

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Asteroids II
Millipede
Joust
Pole Position

I used to love Time Pilot, that was my favorite game "back in the day".

Tron was another great one.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Small-batch brewing versus extract brewing
« on: September 27, 2011, 02:46:13 PM »
I saw a think in BYO a few years back where Chris Colby made a counter top partial mash batch sparge cooler that would work really good for what you are talking about. Might need a slightly bigger cooler for a 2-3 gallon batch.

Regardless, do what gives you the most joy. For me the joy in homebrewing was right around 10 gallons. I personally felt that anything less than that was a waste of time and anything more than that was a PITA. Like you said, it's a hobby. If its no fun then there's no point.

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Ingredients / Re: Acid Malt in a Saison
« on: September 27, 2011, 09:51:39 AM »
Agree with the above. If you are using acid malt or lactic to control your pH that's one thing, just adding it for "tartness" is not necessarily such a good idea.

FWIW I like the method of using a sour mash to add some "twang" to the beer and to adjust mash pH on lighter colored beers. I have even used spent mash from a previous brewday to do the same thing. But be sure to monitor pH, any type of acid addition - even sour mash - can lower your pH below the 5.4 level if you are not careful.

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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: September 27, 2011, 04:36:14 AM »
Speaking of hapless . . Does anyone know Indy's record?

 ;D


Can't wait to see the Titans play Indy! Would be lotsa fun to beat 'em twice! :D

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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: September 27, 2011, 04:34:21 AM »
Agree! What kind of a knuckle head organization gives 100K to a guy who is all but guaranteed not able to complete the season? Isn't Vick 1 and 4 out of the last 5 games he has started in? ::)

It's more than just Vick's playing...it's their defense and their lack of chemistry.

Sure. But when Vick is in they're usually winning.  ;) Perhaps an O-line would help. Regardless, Vick is prone to injuries because he keeps the play going. Keeping the play going is double edged sword for him. It both makes him an incredible threat and incredibly injury prone.

Speaking of Vick, did anyone hear him mention a week or two ago that he's never read defenses before and was going to try to start figuring it out?  :o 100K??? Really?????

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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: September 26, 2011, 05:12:41 PM »
Agree! What kind of a knuckle head organization gives 100K to a guy who is all but guaranteed not able to complete the season? Isn't Vick 1 and 4 out of the last 5 games he has started in? ::)

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Ingredients / Re: All Munich Malt Belgian
« on: September 26, 2011, 05:07:29 PM »
My understanding is it is very traditional for German brewmasters to add a small amount of pilsner malt strictly for the enzymes to dunkles and doppelbocks to insure complete conversion, or perhaps speed it up. Not saying that you can't brew with 100% munich and I realize there are enough enzymes for conversion but I prefer adding a little pils malt and I think the final beer is better for it. My .02.

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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: September 26, 2011, 02:14:52 PM »
Yeah, hear that this after noon. Just friggin' great... ::)

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The Pub / Re: Finally happened.
« on: September 26, 2011, 04:38:50 AM »
My wife just landed another job after being handed a layoff slip (she was a contractor with Nasa and you know how that's going right now). She interviewed 7 or 8 times before finding a job. Market is tight out there. Good news is, she got a raise!

Sucks being laid off though, regardless. best wishes to your better half's future success.

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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: September 26, 2011, 04:30:34 AM »
Titans looked ugly but pulled out the win against the hapless Broncos.

Losing Kenny Britt doesn't help our cause, either . . .

I know, that's a huge bummer. I never did hear the extent of his injuries.

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The Pub / Re: The OFFICIAL AHA 4M's NFL BULL SH$%^&TER'S THREAD!
« on: September 26, 2011, 04:29:16 AM »
Titans looked ugly but pulled out the win against the hapless Broncos.

I guess "hapless" works.  Really not used to it I tell you.
Yep, like a grumpy old man
I long for a QB that can roll and throw.

That is a really good win for the titans.  
Your mascots suck BTW.
After all that flag, hells yes good win to say geez boss wezz gonna do betta.


I try and stay away but Futbol Americana is addicting.  If you grew up on it.



I think your boys outa try baptizing every player in Teebow's tears before each game and see if that doesn't turn your luck around.

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Going Pro / Re: Do I got what it takes?
« on: September 26, 2011, 04:26:14 AM »
OK, as long as you are not complaining.  ;)

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Going Pro / Re: Do I got what it takes?
« on: September 25, 2011, 07:15:58 PM »
Brewing beer is the easy part for us in the brewery.
Selling the beer is the hard part.
Collecting late payment is unpleasant.
But it is all the part of running a business.

you should seriously consider contracting a distributor. I don;t worry about selling beer. All of my beer is sold to the distributor. They send us a check and sell our beer to pubs and bars (most of which we choose, but certainly not all, we can also choose if we want to pull a tap for whatever reason - and we have done that before). The distributor also takes care of cleaning all the lines our beer touches. They sell our beer clear across the other side of the state. Makes life much easier for me. I couldn't do this if I had to take care of distribution. You are probably not even saving any money by self distribution if you count your time.

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