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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Souring old home brew
« on: June 25, 2015, 05:09:03 AM »

What's wrong with the beer as it is now?

Nothing much. They just aren't my favorite batch and I'm looking to experiment on them. Haha


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On further reflection I think you should go for it. worst case scenerio they get oxidized. no big loss.

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you might want to consider going with a 90 minute boil and adding the additions timed to the sequence as well.

Not sure what you mean. Are you suggesting to continue the Fibonacci series up to 90 minutes?

to include the series on quantity AND time so additions at 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, and Dry (although that wouldn't be 144

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brew day 6/24/15
« on: June 24, 2015, 05:46:12 PM »

I've got a bunch of Nelson hops in the freezer and am thinking of a pale ale soon. Not today but soon.
You found organic Nelson's? I thought you were organic only.  I am not a fan of Nelson's...blech. It must be like some people with Simcoe...just doesn't taste right. I, personally, love simcoe.
Seven bridges has organic Nelson. Not cheap, but it's available.
Yup. They were on sale for about 2 bucks an ounce

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Homebrew Competitions / Re: BJCP Certification Thoughts
« on: June 24, 2015, 12:59:05 PM »
Just made certified, just barely have a masters level tasting score and will be retesting next month. I think the training course was probably the part with value so if you can find a group near you I would totally recomend that. The exam is a nice goal though.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brew day 6/24/15
« on: June 24, 2015, 11:14:15 AM »
I've got a bunch of Nelson hops in the freezer and am thinking of a pale ale soon. Not today but soon.

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A while ago I designed an IPA with a fibonacci hop series in it.

That's hilarious and has the added bonus of working out to a semi-reasonable hop schedule. I'm stealing the idea.

although had you used the reversed sequence for the quantity it would have been cooler.

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Congrats!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Souring old home brew
« on: June 23, 2015, 04:53:28 PM »
it will likely get badly oxidized in the process of decanting. Cooking is a good use of old homebrew though.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Literature on High Gravity Beers
« on: June 23, 2015, 04:01:30 PM »
Brew like a monk is great for belgian beers including the big ones.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Purging Keg
« on: June 23, 2015, 11:44:10 AM »
Add to that the o2 scrubbing action of the remaining yeast and I suspect it's even less important so long as you're not splashing the beer around all over the place.

The only batch I've had a problem with was when I forgot to purge the headspace after filling.  Combine that with shaking to carbonate and you have an instant disaster.

I don't fill the keg with sanitizer and push it out, but I do try to purge the keg before filling and then after.
As you say combined with shake carbing. I'm still just going to fill with sanitizer and push it out.

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Kegging and Bottling / Re: Purging Keg
« on: June 23, 2015, 10:07:48 AM »
I always push the sanitizer out but I don't think it's really necesary. I'm still trying to figure this out one way or another.

Add to that the o2 scrubbing action of the remaining yeast and I suspect it's even less important so long as you're not splashing the beer around all over the place.

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The Pub / Re: A Weird Kind of Anniversary
« on: June 23, 2015, 10:01:55 AM »
Glad to hear you are doing well!

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Woo hoo!
« on: June 23, 2015, 10:00:05 AM »
Congrats! Noticed your club is BN Army. We need a club that is AHA Forum.

Hey, I'd join that.
+2 - I've had the same thought as well. I generally consider this forum to be my "homebrew club" in a loose way. Certainly more so than the BN.

as I understand it someone just went on to the AHA website and registered BN. It wasn't even something anyone officially associated with the BN did. I don't see why we couldn't do the same. I'd join and I bet we'd give the BN crew a run for their money for COtY next year.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Woo hoo!
« on: June 22, 2015, 05:03:49 PM »
Way to go Jim.

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Other Fermentables / Re: Ey! Where you get your honey at?
« on: June 22, 2015, 10:21:22 AM »
Look around. There are bee keepers everywhere and you can find some honey with local character. Not to mention helping support a vital local craft.

that said, raw honey is going to have better flavor and aroma as it hasn't been heated.

I found two beekeepers/honey vendors in my area. They are asking ~$15 for an 8 ounce jar of wildflower honey. Yowza.

yikes! they don't have bulk pricing?

Do you have a health food/coop type store in your area? that's often a good source for local bulk honey.

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