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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/10 Edition
« on: September 10, 2010, 03:31:32 PM »
Just kegged my first Saison and am looking to brew another more hoppy version with the slurry tomorrow.  I used WLP566 and it seems to produce more clove than I anticipated, and that is that I controlled the ferm temp (~67F) pretty well.  I'll see how this ends up carbing up. 

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: What's Brewing This Weekend - 9/3 Edition
« on: September 05, 2010, 02:01:11 PM »
Brewed an ordinary bitter, and looking to keg my first Saison tonight.  Maybe I'll brew tomorrow and reuse some of that saison yeast.

The puffy weather stripping worked.  It sits nicely on the top of the freezer.

I am finally adding a collar to my freezer and built a collar out of 2x6 and once I started putting the rectangle together (nails and screws) I realized that I couldn't get the collar to lay flat.  There is about a 1/4" play in the thing (press down one side and the other side goes up just a little).  I bought weather stripping to serve as a buffer between the fridge and the wood and was wondering if this puffy stuff would solve the irregular shape problem. Should I just take it apart and start over?  They are just 2x6 butted together.   Any suggestions would help.  Thanks.

General Homebrew Discussion / what is your "dream" piece of equipment
« on: August 28, 2010, 06:33:19 PM »
As I struggle over keeping my fermentation temps cool I am currently coveting a large chest freezer where I can put my fermentation buckets, set at 62F or so.  I was wondering what other home brewers wish they had? 

General Homebrew Discussion / Who's brewing this weekend 8/27-8/29
« on: August 27, 2010, 08:07:25 PM »
Just wondering who is brewing this weekend.  I just pitched WLP566 on my first Saison.  Hoping to do Tasty's APA tomorrow, and keg an American wheat. 

Kegging and Bottling / Re: Carta Blanca quart size bottles
« on: August 20, 2010, 07:56:50 PM »
Buy one and try it.  My concern is that the emily clapper might not fit around the neck, since the bottle is fat on the bottom and skinny on top.  What you can try is pulling out the metal tabs on the emily clapper (bottler) and reversing them.  When you reverse them you can cap champagne bottles. 

Ingredients / Re: Citra hops smell like cat urine to me
« on: August 19, 2010, 11:06:47 AM »
I got that from the beeradvocate website:

The Beer:
Torpedo is in a grey area, somewhere between an IPA and a Double IPA...We are calling it Extra IPA...
7.4% ABV
IBU's in the high 70's to 80's

Bittering hops: with Magnum
Finishing hops: Magnum, Crystal, Chinook.
Torpedo: Magnum, Chinook, Citra.

Sometime closer to the release date I will send along a proper press release, for now, I thought this would satisfy the curiosity of the BA faithful.

I was wondering what you all thought would get wort temp down faster.  Would an ice bath plus ground water copper coil chiller be faster than running ice water through the coil chiller with my sub pump? 

Equipment and Software / Re: Equipment you own but have never used
« on: August 16, 2010, 07:04:23 PM »
I bought the wine thief from the guys that make the auto-siphon, and I think I used it once.  I also bought the co2 cap that you can put on 2 liter bottles and never used it.  I don't even remember where it is.

Ingredients / Re: Citra hops smell like cat urine to me
« on: August 13, 2010, 06:11:49 AM »
I had this experience too but noticed it dropped out after about a month. Likewise, the "catty" quality is liked by some.  And rather than calling it cat piss, I heard that BJCP judges are encouraged to call this aroma Durian-like (Asian stinky fruit).  I guess people don't like to be told that their beer smells and taste like cat pee.  Further, I think that only a minority of judges have actually drank cat pee.

In sum, I wonder if it could be that Citra should be avoided as a single dryhop for this reason.   According to SN they dryhop Torpedo with Citra, Chinook, and Magnum.  

The Pub / Re: The Demise of TechTalk
« on: August 11, 2010, 10:31:16 AM »
Most of the people I met at the NHC would complain about how tech talk just took up space in their inbox.  Likewise, I never submitted questions to TT because I always felt like it was spammy, I hate sending out mass emails.  The forum, though it takes getting used to, is a nice compromise.  For it to thrive, I'd like to ask the governing committee to encourage their colleagues on the committee to start posting.  For instance, I am thrilled to see Gordon Strong participating and will read just about anything he posts but I'd like to hear from more of the "stars" in homebrew. It would be quite exciting to start seeing some of these guys start posting here.

Beer Travel / Re: Virginia Beach
« on: August 11, 2010, 10:08:22 AM »
Went to St. George's and it was a nice visit.  The guy showed us around and then let us sample 5 of their beers.  Nice to see a brewery doing tradition English beers without a bunch of gimmicks (eg, wrapping a squirrel around a bottle). 

Thanks for the suggestions.

Beer Travel / Re: San Antonio-Beer and Food
« on: August 11, 2010, 10:03:00 AM »
Don't forget your AHA card, FreeTail offers a discount to AHA members. 

Beer Travel / Re: One Week in Belgium
« on: August 11, 2010, 05:42:49 AM »
For more ideas try watching Three Sheets in Belgium [].  If you haven't seen the movie In Bruge (with Colin Ferrel) you should, the movie really shows off the beauty of the city.

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