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Ingredients / Re: wheat types and suppliers
« on: December 19, 2010, 05:24:28 AM »
Red wheat tends to be more tart than the white. Not sure with the rahr but with Briess the white wheat was fuller and crushed better (IIRC).

I recommend using German wheat. I like Best. Less tartness than the Briess, but then again, I have not tried the Rahr.

If you are really interested in Brewing with Wheat pick up the book by the same name by Stan Hieronymus by the ssame name (Brewing With Wheat). Excellent book.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Help Me Tweak My Hefeweizen
« on: December 19, 2010, 05:17:33 AM »
Definitely a yeast issue. But also keep in mind that wheat itself lends a certain tartness to the beer. I highly recommend WLP380 Hefe IV. Its by far my favorite hefeweizen yeast.

Whatever you do, don't make a Hefeweizen anywhere near close to 30 BUs. For an American wheat thats fine but you will have a bit of clashing going on with a German wheat beer. Keep the BUs closer to 10, no higher than 20. I recommend bittering only, no flavor or aroma.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Orval
« on: December 19, 2010, 05:11:45 AM »
Underwhelmed by Orval .... that's just mind boggling to me. Its certainly one of the most unique and original beers out there and by far the most unique Trappist experience you will find. FWIW in a lot of ways Orval is more like a Saison. If you were expecting to find a dubbel or a tripel when you poured the glass I recommend looking again.

I started a Christmas tradition a few years back where I have one or two Orvals Christmas morning after the kids have opened their presents. Followed by an hour or two nap.  ;)

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Dundee Honey Brown
« on: December 19, 2010, 05:05:00 AM »
I tried this beer once about 15 years ago. Totally stumped when I poured it in a bottle and saw it wasn't brown at all. Never bothered with any of their other offering again.

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The Pub / Re: bobcat in my yard
« on: December 16, 2010, 07:24:02 PM »
Now that would depend on who was with you in the hay wagon.

"You vant to roll is ze hay ?"



One of my favorite movies. Damn, Terry Gar was cute as hell.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Pouring home brew at a beer event?
« on: December 16, 2010, 04:56:55 AM »
In Nashville, Tenn they have a brewfest every year and one of the brew clubs (I think its Music City Brew Club) has a tent and they pour beers. The line is usually pretty big because they are pouring some of the best beers at the fest.

I'd check with the distributor who is handling the event, they will have a better idea of what is legal and what is not.

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The Pub / Re: bobcat in my yard
« on: December 15, 2010, 04:04:18 PM »
Ha! I thought you were going to talk about the furry type of bobcats, which I have had in my yard. As far as what would I do with it - I could think of about a dozen projects that is would be handy for on my property.

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The Pub / Re: A Christmas Story
« on: December 15, 2010, 01:00:40 PM »
Yeah, thats fine if you don't believe in santa. But don't spoil it for the rest of us.

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Questions about the forum? / Re: Avatar Perception
« on: December 15, 2010, 12:19:11 PM »
Start with some brushing.  I suggest poultry flavored toothpaste.

I want to invent Beer Flavored tooth paste. So that you can brush your teeth and have a beer afterward and it will just taste like you are having another beer.

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The Pub / Re: Language Revived
« on: December 15, 2010, 09:34:19 AM »
I be diggin' this thread.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Dry hop in Primary or Secondary?
« on: December 15, 2010, 08:41:12 AM »
OK, I have heard often that the yeast pull the tannins down with then as they drop out. I just didn't understand why the yeast cake on the bottom would be an issue. On the flip side though many brewers believe that you get more hop aroma at cellar or room temps when dry hopping as opposed to cold conditioning temps, and my beers are all racked directly to kegs or bright tanks after primary fermentation. So in the end perhaps it is a toss up? When in doubt, just add more hops. Thats my solution. ;)

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The Pub / Re: A Christmas Story
« on: December 15, 2010, 07:42:24 AM »
I thought it was funny.

Kai

Me too. About 10 years ago when I first heard it.  ;)

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Dry hop in Primary or Secondary?
« on: December 14, 2010, 09:11:27 PM »
I get less from the hops in primary. The yeast cake absorbs a lot of the goodness.

I just can't understand why that would be?

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The Pub / Re: Language Revived
« on: December 14, 2010, 08:57:27 PM »
As of late, the Tubercle has been a student of the historical record, as he has been engaged the majority of his life, and as a result will attempt to resurrect the prose and poetry of the human language so long lost, especially due to the curt and short modifications deemed necessary by the populace of the electronic realm, and will communicate in a more stately manner better befitting the level of gentleness such as us, and will shun the vulgar attempt of lesser beings.

 This will require, in the modern teaching, a breach of run on sentences; the patience of my fellow brewers will be required as this task is taken on, but is necessary lest we discard our inheritance and condemn that which has brought us to our present state of indulgence.

OMG! WTF?

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The Pub / Re: Babalu
« on: December 14, 2010, 08:53:46 PM »
Awesome news Frank! If we don't hear from you again before Christmas you and yours have a merry one. And Jeff - fight the good fight brother!!!

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