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All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: August 20, 2010, 11:56:30 AM »
I smoke my ribs until they look just short of being done (4-5 hours?). Then I wrap in foil with a little liquid (using some combo of the following; apple juice, cider vinegar, honey, maple syrup), and then wrap towels around the foil.  Let sit for 30-60 minutes, then take them out and brush lightly with sauce before serving.

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Saison Dupont
« on: August 20, 2010, 11:14:09 AM »
I've been able to get this in a 4 pack of brown 33 cl bottles for a while.

This is all we get in Canada.  Moinette Blond as well, but the Avec Bons Vieux is only sold here in the 750ml corked green bottles.

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Beer Recipes / Re: English IPA tips
« on: August 20, 2010, 11:11:59 AM »
http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/BlitzkriegHops

To clarify, the correct gravity numbers are 1.068 SG, 1.016 FG, and you want your sulfate level around 500ppm.

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Ingredients / Re: Citra hops smell like cat urine to me
« on: August 18, 2010, 02:07:41 PM »
I did a really hoppy IIPA with equal amounts of citra and simcoe at every addition earlier this year.  When fresh, it tasted like lemon pledge and cat pee.  Took several months to settle into a tropical fruit bomb.
And you are experienced?  :o

I do have 2 large old cats.

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Ingredients / Re: Citra hops smell like cat urine to me
« on: August 18, 2010, 12:53:13 PM »
Wish I would have noticed that board when I was there!

It also had the hop schedule for Celebration.

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Ingredients / Re: Citra hops smell like cat urine to me
« on: August 18, 2010, 12:04:01 PM »
From the SN website.   Magnum, Crystal & Citra

The article in BYO said equal amounts of Magnum, Crystal & Citra as dryhops.

I took a picture inside the hop room at Sierra Nevada last fall.  In the background is a white board with the amounts posted for dry hoppping their Torpedo Extra IPA.  I can tell you that they were not equal amounts.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Cleaning 'large' boil kettles
« on: August 18, 2010, 11:57:46 AM »
I wish I had a floor drain with a sediment trap but...

We moved into a new house last fall with a double attached garage, which included a floor drain.  Then I also added hot and cold taps out there (didn't both with a sink, but put a big one in the basement where I ferment, transfer, store, etc).

Needless to say, this setup friggin rocks!

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Ingredients / Re: Citra hops smell like cat urine to me
« on: August 13, 2010, 07:50:01 PM »
I did a really hoppy IIPA with equal amounts of citra and simcoe at every addition earlier this year.  When fresh, it tasted like lemon pledge and cat pee.  Took several months to settle into a tropical fruit bomb.

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All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: August 12, 2010, 03:45:05 PM »
Substituting brown sugar will work great as well if money is an issue.

I have experimented with various poultry brines, and I have found that a simple salt and brown sugar brine is more than adequate for my tastes.  I don't think the other stuff really does much of anything in my opinion.

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All Things Food / Re: BBQ Style
« on: August 03, 2010, 07:12:57 AM »
I made a 10 lb pork butt on the weekend.  I was a little out of sorts (had a migraine for a couple days), so I had some mental lapses, but the final product still turned out well.

I'm hosting a planning session for our homebrew club executive tonight.  I have ABTs ready to go on the smoker when I get home from work; for the filling I pureed some leftover pulled pork with a package of cream cheese.  If I get I chance, I'll take some pics tonight.

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That's what I was thinking but thought saisons could take a long time to ferment...

3711 ferments at about the same rate as any other ale yeast.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Is a good, low ABV IPA possible?
« on: June 30, 2010, 07:28:47 AM »
What if you just keep drinking IPA until you throw up?  Wouldn't that be like drinking calorie-free IPA?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Is a good, low ABV IPA possible?
« on: June 29, 2010, 09:18:41 PM »
keep in mind that if your goal is to have the same mouth feel and balance as an IPA with a light (1.040-) beer you need to add some non-fermentables some way (higher mash temp) to achieve this. if you want bone dry beer (nothing wrong with that) then don't worry about it

Fred

I agree, you need to keep some body.  I'm tempted to use 100% 2-row and mash a little higher than normal. 

I just did a 100% 2-row ale.  Starting gravity came out a little higher than expected - 1.047 - with 25 IBUs and finished with 1oz of Crystal at 20 and another 1oz at flameout.  Used S-05 and it finished at 1.011.  I thought it was excellent, and it proved to be a very popular beer with friends and family.  So I figure why not try something similar with say Cascades or Amarillo?

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Is a good, low ABV IPA possible?
« on: June 29, 2010, 12:52:14 PM »
Just wanted to add that I have toyed with the idea for awhile of putting together a recipe for an american-style hoppy beer around 1.040.  I had always thought I would refer to it as an "American Bitter," or even an "IPA Light."  I still want it to be hop focussed, I don't want the heavier malt character of a mild or even pale ale.

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Zymurgy / Re: Submitting Articles.
« on: June 28, 2010, 11:10:59 AM »




Are you related to Ricky?

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