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All Things Food / Re: Beer Cheese Soup
« on: January 25, 2012, 03:47:28 PM »
Thanks for the recipe. I always wanted to try and make some Beer Cheese Soup.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Trucking wort?
« on: January 19, 2012, 03:07:38 PM »
There's a Granite City near me and I'll say I wasn't impressed with their beer.  I shant go back there again.

I'm going to brew the IPA that I was supposed to brew last weekend with WY 1098.  Should I mash at a high temperature so it's not too dry?

Beer Travel / Re: Asheville
« on: January 18, 2012, 02:03:11 PM »
I really liked the Brew and View place in Asheville with the huge ape on top of the building.  I'm not sure if it's still open.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Tasting a 137 year old beer !
« on: January 16, 2012, 10:50:41 AM »
Very interesting and thanks for sharing!

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Getting started.
« on: January 12, 2012, 02:36:08 PM »
Look at Denny's site.  You can get into all grain brewing without a huge investment in equipment.

Since I just realized that I have Monday off, I might make my IPA with WY 1098.

Equipment and Software / Re: What to do with this old keg?
« on: January 11, 2012, 02:09:29 PM »
i wouldn't recommend it for use as a kettle but an hlt would be perfect.  while your brother in law is welding a patch over the bung hole, he can weld in a full couple toward the bottom for a pick up and ball valve.
I was thinking along those same lines, and he can probably weld a couple of handles on as well. 

Equipment and Software / Re: What to do with this old keg?
« on: January 10, 2012, 06:42:01 PM »
I'd recommend taking it out and having a plate welded over the hole.

But if I as going to use it as is, I would use it for the HLT only.  Less messy.
Thanks, this is what I thought.  I got a brother-in-law who welds and could probably do this.

Equipment and Software / What to do with this old keg?
« on: January 10, 2012, 02:24:32 PM »
I just got an old keg from a barn.  It is the old, barrel shaped type, not the cylinder shaped keg.  The keg has one end cut off, but half way up it has a wooden bung (with Pabst written on it) on the side wall. My question is can I fill this thing up above the wooden bung or should I remove it and replace it with something else?  I was planning on using it as a HLT or boil kettle, but this wooden bung has me worried and since it's half way up it would be at the 7.5 gal mark.  Has anybody else here used one of these kegs before and what did you do with the wooden bung?

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Blind Pig
« on: January 09, 2012, 06:18:42 PM »
maybe you should drink some non-hoppy beers for a few weeks and let your taste buds recover :D

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 >:(

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