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Messages - chezteth

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Beer Recipes / Re: Next style?
« on: April 06, 2015, 10:15:45 AM »
+1 to the Belgian Dubbel. I brewed the recipe from Brewing Classic Styles and it was quite delicious.

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Ingredients / Re: Power of Aroma
« on: April 06, 2015, 10:13:38 AM »
That is an interesting point and makes a lot of sense. It would be an interesting experiment trying that with rye beer. Maybe even do a split batch with the caraway in one half and none in the other.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Next style?
« on: April 06, 2015, 10:03:54 AM »
As far as commercial examples of wee heavy check the guidelines for the strong scotch ale (9E). If you can get Founders Dirty Bastard it is quite delicious. For other styles to try you could check out Old Ale, English Barleywine, Belgian Dubbel, or Belgian Dark Strong.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: NHC 2015 First Round Results
« on: April 03, 2015, 09:25:00 AM »
Congratulations to all the winners!

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The Pub / Re: Simplified BJCP Score Sheet
« on: April 01, 2015, 10:05:00 AM »
Now we should be able to get more entries from people who feel the BJCP guidelines are too strict

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Beer in a Minute
« on: April 01, 2015, 10:02:53 AM »



Make sure it's a blue blender

You must get better efficiency with a blue blender?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Beer in a Minute
« on: April 01, 2015, 09:51:22 AM »
If I use a different brand of blender will the beer taste different?

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The Pub / Re: The new Food Pyramid
« on: March 31, 2015, 04:26:35 PM »

I resent beer being lumped in with cigarettes and cheese puffs. Beer, coffee, whiskey?
+1

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Equipment and Software / Re: Belgian Caged Corking Tip
« on: March 25, 2015, 10:16:39 AM »
Nice tip on corking Belgian bottles. It's been a few years since I've bottled Belgian beers. I used the rubber stopper and found the same inconsistencies. I really love the idea of the stainless collar.

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That is an awesome setup! Nice work!

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All Grain Brewing / Re: Decoction - The Toast Test
« on: March 24, 2015, 08:59:59 PM »
Wow, I love the analogy with toasting bread. Thanks for the insight. And about those lucky charms :-P

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Pimp My System / Re: Compact Fermentation Chamber Heater
« on: March 12, 2015, 06:27:46 PM »
I put an aquarium heater in a pitcher of water, foil over the top to minimize evaporation, does the trick.

cool idea

Doesn't this encourage mold growth?
Switch the water with antifreeze and it won't.
Just make sure it is food grade. Propylene glycol is food grade "antifreeze".

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The Pub / Re: Check out this homebrew!
« on: March 04, 2015, 11:26:30 PM »
Congratulations! It's amazing to watch them grow. Even if it is frustrating at times.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Mash temp and thermometer
« on: February 23, 2015, 12:26:12 PM »
I have also purchased the RT600B from thermoworks. I love it, especially for the price. I also concur with the others who have suggested to mash around 150°F. American IPA should have a dry finish. You can adjust the bitterness level to your taste to account for the drier finish.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: RIS fermentation
« on: February 05, 2015, 07:45:45 PM »
Awesome! Thanks for the advice, Mark. As others have said, this will be put away to memory. I may actually have some K1V in the refridgerator.
Cheers,
Brandon

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