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Homebrewer Bios / Re: Frankenbrew
« Last post by JT on March 27, 2015, 01:28:04 PM »
I prefer "you people"
I see what you did there!
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Homebrewer Bios / Re: Frankenbrew
« Last post by S. cerevisiae on March 27, 2015, 01:18:48 PM »
Frank, you may just be the longest all-grain holdout that I have ever met.  ;D   

I understand where you are coming from with respect to the BJCP.  What makes being a BJCP judge worth it is the community. You will not find a more dedicated and supportive group of people in the greater home brewing community. 
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The Pub / Re: Oscar Blues Buys Perrin Brewing in MI
« Last post by HoosierBrew on March 27, 2015, 01:14:09 PM »
I read an article linked from a Denver newspaper a month or so ago, stating that buying smaller breweries was going to be Oskar Blues strategy for the near future - meant to post it and didn't. Now that is a switch from the BMC buyouts :

http://blogs.denverpost.com/beer/2015/02/13/oskar-blues-looking-buying-smaller-brewers/14665/
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The Pub / Re: Tig welding
« Last post by hophead636 on March 27, 2015, 01:13:17 PM »
Another day but this one was full of rainbows




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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Eliminating oxidation flaw in kegged beer
« Last post by hopfenundmalz on March 27, 2015, 01:07:17 PM »
Not much work to put it in. Then again, sometimes it gets missed, no difference.

I do like to do it for the Helles and Pilsners. Those are good until late summer/fall if they last that long.

Yeah, definitely no trouble to use it.  I just didn't see the point after I tried it.  I also do the elephant dance by spinning around 3 times before I brew.  No trouble to do and I haven't seen a single elephant around here!  ;)

Someday it might be good to do 2 batches of Pilsner, one with, one without, and see if there are any long term differences. But the Pils usually goes fast in this house.
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All Grain Brewing / Re: Boil Vapors = Bad?
« Last post by HoosierBrew on March 27, 2015, 01:05:32 PM »
Fair enough.    ;D
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The Pub / Oscar Blues Buys Perrin Brewing in MI
« Last post by hopfenundmalz on March 27, 2015, 01:05:30 PM »
This was a surprise. We spent a very long day at Perrin last June sorting entries for the second round of NHC. Some of the beers were very good, some I was not so impressed with. The guy who started it made a large fortune manufacturing sports wear. Did he make his small fortune, and it was time to get out?  :D They had bought a Krones bottling line, but never used it as they did not have the brand identity to get shelf space. Kuhnhenn has that line now.

http://www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/index.ssf/2015/03/oskar_blues_perrin_brew.html
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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Honey Smacks Beer??!?
« Last post by artmilburn on March 27, 2015, 01:03:53 PM »
it's homebrew. It should be fun. If you want to try it, then go for it! I once made a s'mores stout with real graham crackers in the mash and Hershey's chocolate and Marshmallows in the boil. It was terrible. But it wa fun to brew. And hell, I may try it again with some more modifications someday. ;)

Check this out, graham crackers, chocolate malt, and marshmallow flavoring:

http://www.highwaterbrewing.com/campfirestout.php
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All Grain Brewing / Re: Boil Vapors = Bad?
« Last post by Joe Sr. on March 27, 2015, 01:02:21 PM »
I'm casting a personal preference to go out in a vat of Pappy (any of them) or Lagavulin 16.  Though I suppose I could be talked into buying it in a vat of Rochefort 10.   ;)

Wouldn't a vat of Pappy really just be a vat of pre-barrelled Weller?  I'm ok with it either way, but if it's a vat of Pappy I want it to be a slow death so I can enjoy it.

Yeah, that's what I've heard. Definitely needs to be a slow demise. Like a week or more.

I think I could manage to slip and fall in while wearing a flotation device.  And carrying a glencairn glass.

Yeah, a heavy guage inner tube with a backup air compressor. And the glass.

I'll meet you at Buffalo Trace.  I'll be the guy in the life vest.  Pretend you don't know me.  I'll pull you in when you try to "save" me.
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All Grain Brewing / Re: Decoction - The Toast Test
« Last post by Phil_M on March 27, 2015, 12:44:28 PM »
My 2¢…

I haven't done a decoction mash.

That being said, a slight added flavor isn't the reason why I want to try it. I really enjoy the brewing process, and I think it would be fun to try a different method. It's traditional, and while it may not be "worth it" from a flavor standpoint, the experience has always sounded like fun to me.

There's enough of a debate about decoction than any benefit is slight, if it made a big impact we'd know about it. Therefore I say brew however makes you happy.

Something I've thought would be fun would be to do a decoction mash without using a thermometer. That seems to be partly how the process originated, to me it would be fun to try and recreate an old school dunkel that way.
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