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The Pub / Re: un-bifurcated garments
« on: January 07, 2012, 10:12:49 AM »
and here it is, the aforementioned un-bifurcated garment

Very nice!  I like.

Beer Recipes / Re: Amarillo & Citra IPA
« on: January 06, 2012, 02:43:46 PM »
The only problem with "all-late-hopping" is that you need twice as much hops (or more)--there does come a point at which it becomes 1) more expensive, 2) more complicated (wort loss/transfer issues), 3) changes the bitterness and flavor (e.g., more smooth, less bitter--not necessarily what you're looking for in an IPA), and 4) increases your chances of vegetal/grassy flavors due to the higher hop charge.

Keep the Warrior at 60.

I like the complexity of hop flavors by multiple, yet small, additions over the last 20-30 minutes.
Save 0.5 oz each for flameout, and 1 oz of each for dryhopping (if 1:1 amarillo:citra).  
If you prefer the 2:1 ratio (amarillo:citra) then double the amount for Amarillo.

I agree!  I also love that hop combo.

First all grain batch today using my new converted 54Qt Coleman cooler. Its red, so I know its not quite up to par, but free is better than blue. Its a very sessionable ordinary Bitter, 1.035 Original Gravity Hopped strictly with EKG, my efficiency was only 70% but I'm not too worried given its my first all-grain batch. Looks like it should be done and ready for drinking within the month!
Congrats on your first all grain!  70% efficiency is fine and you'll be happy with your results.

The Pub / Re: un-bifurcated garments
« on: December 29, 2011, 04:43:11 PM »
I got a new drill ;D It's so damn powerful that I broke my mix stir today trying to get it out of the keyless chuck >:(

The Pub / Re: merry Christmas/happy holiday of choice everybody
« on: December 25, 2011, 09:04:47 PM »
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year I wish you (in Yoda voice).

Beer Recipes / Re: Troubleshooting my pale ale
« on: December 24, 2011, 06:36:02 PM »
After looking at your fermentables, you would need about 80-85% efficiency on the two-row and crystal to get a OG of 1.050.  My guess is that your OG was somewhere around 1.040 and that would seem thin for a pale ale.  Next time add another lb. of DME or two-row and see if that helps.

Nice work!  I like the Hollywood Squares format, maybe next time you could add in a couple of squares for Paul Lynde and Phyllis Diller.  You could have one of them chime in after a discussion of enzymes or mash hopping.

I'm off work until Jan.4th, so tomorrow it'll be a Vanilla Porter and on New Year's Day I plan on either an American Barley Wine or IIPA (still undecided).

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Kegerator or beer fridge placement?
« on: December 12, 2011, 05:19:45 PM »
In the basement next to the washer/dryer and near my music/tv room.

No brewing, but I will be tapping two kegs (Munich belgian and IPA) for when my two brothers come into town Friday.  We're going to the Red Wings game on Sat. and the Lions game on Sun. ;D

The Pub / Re: What beer opened your eyes?
« on: December 04, 2011, 09:58:10 AM »
It was Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and the Bert Grant beers from the early 90's.

Sounds great!  I would like to do a barrel aged BW sometime.  Now I can't wait to taste my Munich Belgian.

I might get around to a Rye IPA.  My LHBS finally got in some Rye Malt.

Equipment and Software / Re: oxygenation
« on: November 30, 2011, 03:20:45 PM »
I use a MixStir to aerate (not oxygenate) my beer...

Under $20 and in my unscientific survey as effective as O2 or an aquarium pump.
I also use a mix stir and it works great for making mead and wine too.

Homebrew Competitions / Re: 2 Golds
« on: November 23, 2011, 08:08:55 PM »
Great news! 

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