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Beer Travel / Win a trip to Belgium
« on: June 09, 2012, 06:08:20 AM »
In case you haven't seen it:
http://draftmag.com/affligem/

Drop me a line if you win.

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General Homebrew Discussion / The Secondary Topic Revisited
« on: April 14, 2012, 11:09:46 AM »
You all have managed to convince me that doing a secondary fermentation isn't necessary for most beers. I'm curious - is the opinion the same for lagers?

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General Homebrew Discussion / High AA hops freakin' me out
« on: April 11, 2012, 09:33:29 AM »
I normally brew with a variety of hops, but usually include some lower alpha acid in the mix. Tomorrow I'm planning to brew with only high AA hops (Nelson sauvin and pacific jade). I'm trying to keep the IBU's in the pilsner range while still getting good flavor and aroma characteristics from the hops, but the amount of hops I need to use to keep the IBU's down seems mighty low. So, I'm wondering, does high AA hops give me more bang for my buck all around, or will I just get a bitter beer without the aroma and flavor I'm looking for?

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All Grain Brewing / Multiple Mash Temps at Once
« on: February 22, 2012, 06:23:25 AM »
Has anybody ever tried doing two mashes at different temps for a single beer? Maybe you want more alphas from one grain and more betas from another. I think it could be fun to play around and get possibly interesting results without adding time to the brew day or being annoyed with missing temps on a multi-step mash.

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Equipment and Software / Natural Gas Burners and BTU's
« on: February 17, 2012, 01:24:44 AM »
I've always brewed with electric or stovetop gear, but I'll have a dedicated brewing space with a natural gas line in the house I'm building. What should I be looking at as far as BTU's to get a 5 gal+ batch to a good boil?

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The Pub / New Beer Museum Coming
« on: February 07, 2012, 06:02:28 AM »
Yep, we take beer seriously over here. So much so we feel it deserves its own temple:
http://www.deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws.english/flanders%2Btoday/120207_Beer_Museum_Brussels

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The Pub / Coming to a cable channel near you
« on: January 12, 2012, 12:57:45 AM »
The Beer Hunter thread reminded me of this. Have you seen it yet?
http://vimeo.com/19367846

It looks like it'll be an interesting series.

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The Pub / Beer Amongst the Belgians
« on: December 01, 2011, 12:21:49 PM »
Anybody seen the promo video for this yet? It looks interesting. I was reminded about it by this blog post: http://www.thirstypilgrim.com/2011/12/beer-tv-news-and-orval.html

You can go straight to the video here:
http://vimeo.com/19367846

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General Homebrew Discussion / Needs to Breathe?
« on: July 31, 2011, 11:51:49 AM »
I cracked my latest homebrew today after being in the bottle for 2 weeks. The aroma was fantastic (cascade dry-hopped), but the flavor was disappointing. I expected a light-bodied beer, but if finished short and watery. After a few minutes, the aroma mellowed and the beer tasted fantastic, with the flavors I originally expected from start to a rather long finish. I know beers change a bit after being opened with exposure to oxygen and temperature changes and all, but this was significant change. I've noticed this before with other homebrews and not just my own. I've also noticed that the need to breathe diminishes as the beer ages in the bottle. Anybody know what's going on?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Gas
« on: July 08, 2011, 12:28:24 AM »
My current brew system is all electric and I've never used gas for a full-batch boil. I'm now in the process of building a house with a dedicated brew space and I'm wondering if it's worth it to bring natural gas to the room. Does anybody use residential gas for their burners? Would it be any different (BTU-wise) than a propane burner?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Brewing Basics Video for Download?
« on: May 03, 2011, 01:01:46 AM »
I'm testing out video server that the school I work for recently purchased. It comes pre-loaded with a bunch of educational videos, but you can also upload your own. There's already a "wine and spirits" category under "hobbies" and I thought it would be cool to add a brewing video. The problem is, everything I can find is streamed. Does anybody know where I can find a good video on brewing basics that can be fully downloaded?

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The Pub / Ik Ben Belg!
« on: May 02, 2011, 11:45:21 PM »
Got the letter yesterday that I've been granted Belgian nationality. Pretty freakin' cool, huh? Toer de Geuze last weekend with friends (including philliplamb), Bin Laden distinguished and now this. What's next? Win the lottery?

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The Pub / Understanding Global Warming Predictions
« on: April 14, 2011, 12:02:49 AM »


(link if it's too small: http://www.realclimate.org/images/beer.jpg)

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General Homebrew Discussion / High final gravity - bottle or not?
« on: April 10, 2011, 02:34:39 AM »
I brewed a dark ale 2 weeks ago and just took a hydrometer reading - about 1.019. I would expect 1.016 according to beer tools. There hasn't been any airlock activity for the last couple days. To bottle or not to bottle? I did use a lot of high dextrin malts, but I assume (stupid?) that Beer Tools would account for that. Normally I'm a believer in being patient and usually do a secondary, so this 2-week primary-then-to-bottles thing is new to me.

Here's my grain bill. Don't laugh. It's a "leftovers" beer:
2.0 kg Munich TYPE II
414 g Belgian Pale
1.75 kg Pilsner Malt
150 g Molasses
200 g Biscuit Malt (Mout Roost 50)
113 g English Chocolate Malt
55 g Cara 20 - Caramel Malt
255 g Belgian Black Roast
100 g Special B - Caramel malt
170 g Oats Raw (boiled then added to mash)
68 degree mash, 1.25 hours

I'm also a little worried since I used sa-05 and fermented at the very low end - about 15 degrees C. It didn't appear to mind.

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Events / Toer De Geuze
« on: March 09, 2011, 05:56:38 AM »
This is a fun even taking place in Pajottenland, just outside of Brussels. I went to the last one in 2009 and it was a blast. This year there are 9 lambic breweries/blenders taking part. You can book a seat on a bus that will take you to a certain selection of them, depending on the bus you choose. Let me know if you think you might be in the 'hood on May 1 and I'll book bus tickets when they become available.

Here's the website:
http://www.geuzeinfo.com/index.php/Toer-de-Geuze

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