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All Grain Brewing / Re: Last three batches terrible
« on: November 25, 2012, 02:38:13 PM »
Nice to hear that your heff turned out great.  Was the problem the kegs and fittings?

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I might try a Christmas Ale Clone recipe from Great Lakes.  My wife and friends really like it and I just want to see how close I can get to the real thing.

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Ingredients / Re: 2012 Hop Crop?
« on: November 16, 2012, 02:44:55 PM »
My hops came in the mail today.  Let's just say I'm doin' an Amarillo/Simcoe dance :D

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The Pub / Re: Punkin Chunkin
« on: November 16, 2012, 02:32:26 PM »
Fun stuff!

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I think it'll be a Rye Pale Ale.

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Ingredients / Re: 2012 Hop Crop?
« on: November 13, 2012, 04:55:54 PM »
You know, in the past that when the hops I wanted weren't available, I took my bad luck as an opportunity to try out different hop varieties. A few years back during the hop crisis (was it 2008?), there wasn't as much demand for Nelson Sauvin, and I was pretty happy with the beers it made. Two years ago, I wasn't able to get any Simcoe, so I bought a pound of Apollo and was surprised by how bold and interesting the flavor and aroma was (I still consider it to be the #1 most underrated hop). So I say, try out some varieties you aren't familiar with. I know that, despite the "onion/garlic" thing many people get from Summit, I love that hop, and it is usually pretty readily available. And for every wonderful Simcoe/Amarillo IPA out there, there are plenty of delicious Summit/Apollo beers waiting to be brewed.
I agree with you and I'll have to try some Apollo.  I did order some Simcoe and Amarillo from Fresh hops though because I just can't do without them.

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Ingredients / Re: 2012 Hop Crop?
« on: November 10, 2012, 10:06:11 AM »
I'm coming to the realization that I won't get any Amarillo hops this year and it feels like I've lost a loved one. :'(
Turn that frown into a smiley?
http://www.freshops.com/cgi-bin/shopper.cgi?search=action&category=HOPS&keywords=all&template=PDGCommTemplates/hops.html
Thanks Jeff! I prefer pellets, but I will take what I can get at this point.

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Ingredients / Re: 2012 Hop Crop?
« on: November 10, 2012, 07:11:25 AM »
I'm coming to the realization that I won't get any Amarillo hops this year and it feels like I've lost a loved one. :'(

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Is this a good problem?
« on: November 07, 2012, 03:15:28 PM »
I've had the same problem.  I just say "these kegs are suppose to last a couple of weeks, not a couple of hours...sorry, but I'm cuttin' you off".

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No brewin' for me, but I bottled a mead and kegged an IPA.  I need some inspiration for next weekend because I'm not sure what to brew. :-\

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I had this problem in the summer when I entered a competition.  The beer tasted great out of the keg, but the bottles had that off flavor.  I think I didn't clean the bottles well enough since I was so out of practice.

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Equipment and Software / Re: Went Shopping - there's pictures...
« on: November 01, 2012, 03:55:21 PM »
I think you got a great deal..nice score! 

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: Weirdness with Repitched 1214
« on: October 26, 2012, 06:58:53 PM »
1214 has always been a slow starter for me, but once it gets going it has never stalled out IME. 

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Competition
« on: October 07, 2012, 04:40:40 PM »
congrats on the scores!  Entering competitions has definitely helped me with my brewing.  BJCP judges have done a fantastic job in all the comps I've entered.  They give good feedback, critiques, and encouragement which help improve on my process, recipe, and my own tasting.  I still enjoy learning more about brewing. 

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Beer Recipes / Re: First Barleywine
« on: October 01, 2012, 01:08:14 PM »
I always use an entire slurry from a 1050 ish beer and a blow off tube is a must.  100 IBU's might seem like a lot, but if you plan on ageing this the hops will fade over time.

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