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Equipment and Software / Re: dead mouse in my carboy
« on: September 13, 2010, 08:50:49 AM »
Yeah, if you can get past the ick factor :)
In my experience PBW + bleach trumps ick.  Just don't tell anyone outside this forum!
Yeah, there's whether it's clean or not (it will be) and whether anyone wants to drink it.  Perception is everything :)

Take a brand new, fresh out of the package toilet brush, wash it, then use it to stir a pot of chili.  Then see how many people who saw you do that want to eat the chili.

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Equipment and Software / Re: crankandstein vs barley crusher
« on: September 13, 2010, 01:14:42 AM »
Nice.  I'll pull the trigger on a mill one of these days.

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Equipment and Software / Re: crankandstein vs barley crusher
« on: September 13, 2010, 12:33:32 AM »
Is there any way to search facebook ads, or do we just need to wait for it to show up?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Drinking my first brew as I type
« on: September 12, 2010, 09:09:02 PM »
This time I plan on leaving the kits behind and am looking for a good recipe.
Check out JZ and Palmer's book Brewing Classic Styles.  I've used a few as starting points for some beers, and they've all been great.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: umami water treatment
« on: September 12, 2010, 07:00:59 PM »
What I am wondering is how the addition of mono-sodium glutamate (MSG) would affect the water chemistry if I add it to my water adjustments. Or maybe, I should just make sure my sodium levels are low and then add the MSG to the boil.  Anybody have any ideas about this?

MSG + Water = SOUP!
Isn't msg already in beer due to fermentation byproducts?
Glutamic acid, which is what you get when you add water to MSG (you get sodium too) is an amino acid found in all cells.  The yeast will make what they need.  There won't be much floating free in the beer though, it will generally remain in the cell.  And there won't be much that is in the amino acid form either.  Most of it will be bound up in various peptides and proteins.

<edit> I don't know enough about water chemistry to answer the original question.

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All Things Food / Re: Donut Recipes found in Beer Advocate
« on: September 12, 2010, 04:38:39 PM »
Or you can just follow the link to the pic and see it fine.

http://www.brinkleys.org/users/tsl/Files/Donuts_0001.jpg

good point
:)

It's worth saving though, if you think you're going to use it more than once.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: W2112/W4021 Combination?
« on: September 12, 2010, 04:37:11 PM »
As a matter of fact, when I've tried using champagne yeast I've been less that pleased with the results.  Maybe it's just my imagination, but it seems to make beer taste less "beer like".
That was my experience too, at least the one time I co-pitched champagne yeast with something else.

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All Things Food / Re: Donut Recipes found in Beer Advocate
« on: September 12, 2010, 02:46:25 PM »
Or you can just follow the link to the pic and see it fine.

http://www.brinkleys.org/users/tsl/Files/Donuts_0001.jpg

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Beer Travel / Re: Portland, Oregon - 9/7 thru 9/11
« on: September 12, 2010, 11:33:54 AM »
That's awesome, glad you enjoyed your trip!

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All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: September 12, 2010, 11:20:33 AM »
I'm smoking a leg of lamb.  I wonder if it will be noticeable?  :)

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Beer Travel / Re: Portland, Oregon - 9/7 thru 9/11
« on: September 12, 2010, 11:18:33 AM »
Thanks for the info, Tom!
Forgot to tell you, apparently it is open.  Some friends of mine were there a few weeks ago.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Nervous about my original gravity...
« on: September 12, 2010, 11:15:40 AM »
Just give it some really vigorous shakes - if the yeast aren't fermenting, there will be air in the headspace that the yeast can use.  If they are fermenting, the headspace will be more or less purged already and shaking won't cause any problems.

What yeast did you pitch, and how much?  Dried/liquid, if dry how many grams was the package?

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The Pub / Re: Why Grammar is Important
« on: September 12, 2010, 10:49:54 AM »
When deers poop, its usually poops.

So you're telling me proper grammar is...  deers poops in my backyard?  ???
Nah, you're pluralizing a verb (poop).  Deer poop in your yard, leaving deer poops.  ;D

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All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: September 12, 2010, 10:28:23 AM »
For those who cut their own wood for smoking, where do you stand on bark/no bark on the wood?  I left it on for the madrona I smoked with last weekend, and I just cut up some plum and don't feel like taking off the bark.  Any opinions?

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The Pub / Re: Why Grammar is Important
« on: September 12, 2010, 10:03:39 AM »
If you can find four deers, it would be up to you if you want to shoot them or not :)

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