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Beer Recipes / Re: Style Guidelines for Russian Imperial Stout
« on: February 17, 2012, 04:05:50 PM »
After talking to a judge today, I think I'm going to enter it in the foreign export stout category.  Even though it is a little high with 9% abv, it is hard to tell by taste and the FG is 1.014.  I think the lack of a heavy body is more apparent than the alcohol content.

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The Pub / Re: Happy 60th Birthday Denny!
« on: February 17, 2012, 03:46:19 PM »
I would give you a much more enthusiastic "happy birthday" if I wasn't under such heavy sedation.

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Ingredients / Re: Be afraid....
« on: February 17, 2012, 03:40:57 PM »
I wanted to freak my wife out with that picture, instead she wants me to make it :-[

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The Pub / Re: Ha ha... so true...
« on: February 15, 2012, 08:20:03 PM »
Now that made me  ;D

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While sipping on my Rochefort 10 (thanks wifey), I'm feeeling some Belgian inspiration.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Does anyone have a good American Nut Brown Ale recipe?
« on: February 15, 2012, 03:22:33 PM »
My recipe is 

8.5 or 9 lb 2 row
1 lb Crystal 120L
.5 lb Victory
.25 lb Chocolate

.5 oz Columbus @60 min
1 oz EKG @15 min
1 oz Williamette @5 min

American Ale yeast

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Beer Recipes / Re: Style Guidelines for Russian Imperial Stout
« on: February 15, 2012, 05:45:43 AM »
There are some judges around here and I might try that.  I think I might enter it anyway as a RIS.  Who knows, it might surprise me since I tend to be my worst critic.  Or it will get marked down for the above reasons and I will know that my own tasting abilities have improved and I should consider judging myself.

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Beer Recipes / Style Guidelines for Russian Imperial Stout
« on: February 14, 2012, 07:31:10 PM »
After reading the style guidelines for RIS, it seems like there is a lot of room for different incarnations of this style.  I always thought of a RIS as being chewy with a high abv.  I made a RIS (or so I thought) for competition and I just tasted it and I'm not sure if this will meet the category.  It does not seem chewy or very thick and it is not very roasty. It is a little low on abv scale as well at 9%.  I really like the flavor of this beer, but I am worried that it won't score well because of the body and roast malt character.  What do judges look for mainly in this style? 

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I finally decided on an APA with 30% Munich.  Oh yeah, I really like the new Thermapen.

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Pimp My System / Re: Brew Stand 3.0
« on: February 11, 2012, 09:44:01 AM »
Very nice! 

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Native American alcoholic beverages
« on: February 10, 2012, 05:02:28 PM »
Tom makes a good point that it's intellectually dangerous to treat "Native American" culture as if it is/was a monolithic culture and ethnicity. It's like saying "Asian" culture. There are huge differences between Persians and Koreans, and Russians and Indians. It's incredibly difficult to try to draw meaningful conclusions or opinions based on race/ethnicity without just falling into racism.

The Hohokam (who lived in what's now Phoenix) brewed a corn alcohol as well. That's probably where the Apaches got the technique from.

Comparing pre-Columbian alcohol consumption to post-colonial alcohol consumption is like comparing a BB gun to a Howitzer. Yes they're both guns, but no one would confuse the two.

Tax on alcohol sales on pulque to natives in New Spain (Mexico) generated as much revenue for the crown as the silver mines did, and there were a ton of silver mines. What was once a sacred drink became secular post-invasion and the consumption exploded.
so very true

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brew-a-thon
« on: February 09, 2012, 06:02:49 PM »
40 gallons in 30 hours = 1 1/3 gallons per hour.  Nice  ;)

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Kegging an Imperial Stout and I was planning on making a Munich Dunkel, but I didn't make a starter.  Now I am undecided and I really want to use my new Thermapen :-\

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Equipment and Software / Re: Plastic bucket vs. glass carboy
« on: February 08, 2012, 02:50:52 PM »
I've used both and I've never tasted any difference.  It is just personal preference.  Buckets - Pros> easy to clean, carry, and won't break as easy  Cons> can't see fermenation activity without taking lid off, can scratch easy.   Glass carboy - Pros> you can see fermentation activity, look cool, don't scratch easy  Cons> harder to clean, carry, and can break and slice flesh.

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Equipment and Software / Re: How's your Thermapen?
« on: February 03, 2012, 02:14:01 PM »
I just ordered one(thermapen) because my last decent working thermometer is acting up and now I have four thermometers that all give different readings. 

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