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I'm going to make the IPA that I was going to make last weekend...the empty fermenters are calling me...

IPA all the way

Pimp My System / Re: Rate my system!
« on: March 29, 2011, 01:32:48 PM »
I have to chime in.  I have a buddy who has a fancy tier sculpture with pumps and counterflow chiller that he made and constructed by himself and his brew day takes about 6-8 hours.  His beer tastes great.  I use the Denny / batch sparge method and my brew day takes about 5 hours.  I think my beer tastes great.  To each their own.  I'm just glad that I found this cheaper (and in my opinion simpler) method of all-grain brewing which I believe produces equal results because i was reluctant to get into all-grain thinking I had to spend thousands of $ for new equipment.  Denny states this better in the last Zymurgy issue, but anyway thanks Denny for helping this guy take baby steps in equipment upgrades and giant leaps in beer quality.

The Pub / Re: Kilt wearing
« on: March 28, 2011, 03:44:47 PM »
I bet you can't tell that I like kilts ;)

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: I'm really doing it! (pics added)
« on: March 26, 2011, 07:45:15 PM »
kilt + demijohn = happiness ;D

I am assuming that you are batch sparging.  You water amount might be a little a high especially with a 30 qt boil pot.  You might want to try mashing with 4 - 4.5 gal and sparging with 3.5 gal.

We need to know what kind of set up you'll be using.  And remember it will take a couple of times to get your volumes and procedure down.

The Pub / Re: English Ales - Am I alone
« on: March 25, 2011, 03:27:49 PM »
I enjoy good English Ales and I made 4 over the winter that turned out nice.  I think it can be very difficult to get a 3.8%-5% beer just right.  I think I have ADD when it comes to beer because I am constantly changing from one style to another. :-[

All Grain Brewing / Re: first all grain - IPA recipe critique
« on: March 25, 2011, 03:19:33 PM »
That doesn't look too hoppy to me and if it turns out to be too much the hops will mellow over time.  I like a little Crystal in mine, but what you have should be fine.

All Grain Brewing / Re: 2nd All-grain - Seems to be getting better
« on: March 21, 2011, 06:30:15 PM »
congrats on the great efficiency on your second all-grain batch.  It took me a lot longer to get those numbers.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Why go all grain?
« on: March 21, 2011, 06:24:18 PM »
My beer has tasted better since I went all-grain.  I attribute this to more non-fermentables in extract.  My extract FG's were always around 1.020 and when I switched to all-grain my FG's are around 1.010.  I still have a lot to learn and I that's what I love about this hobby.

Ingredients / Re: Blackprinz malt
« on: March 18, 2011, 03:28:49 PM »
Good to know. I tasted some and it tasted like expresso.

Ingredients / Blackprinz malt
« on: March 18, 2011, 01:35:40 PM »
I just bought some of this because my LHBS didn't have any Carafa left.  Is this a good substitution?  What is the flavor like because I plan on making an India Black Ale?

I can't decide between an IPA or IBA  :-\

Equipment and Software / Re: Don't ever......
« on: March 08, 2011, 05:31:39 PM »
been there, done that...I feel your pain  >:(

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