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Old 04-20-2013, 06:25 PM   #111
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Brewing is in our blood of us Chicagoans...

http://encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/164.html

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Old 04-20-2013, 07:06 PM   #112
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Very interesting read Bill! Thanks for sharing that. Seems like there is more information in that article to fuel the claim that beer saved this planet. There was a Discovery Channel or the like show on how beer saved the world. Add to it the advent of modern day refrigeration!

Good craft beer coming outta Chi-town too! I love Three Floyd's, Revolution, and Goose Island brews. Wouldn't mind A Little Crazy or Zombie Dust right now as a matter of fact!

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Old 04-21-2013, 07:31 AM   #113
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Nice meeting everyone today!! All grain is gone except for the two guys who are out of town, so I appreciate everyone getting here today and gathering your stuff. Happy brewing to all!!
Thank you stonebrewer for hosting this first group buy in it's new format. Excellent job!

It was a lot of fun meeting you and a few others and shooting the brew and hops breeze a bit. Then driving back home with a car-load of that wonderful smelling malt was very rewarding.

Also thanks to robfar for the gracious splitting of the Munich and socal for sharing the ride and doing the navigation. His company made the drive forth and back extremely enjoyable and time just flies when talking beer.

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Old 04-21-2013, 01:27 PM   #114
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Thank you stonebrewer for hosting this first group buy in it's new format. Excellent job!

It was a lot of fun meeting you and a few others and shooting the brew and hops breeze a bit. Then driving back home with a car-load of that wonderful smelling malt was very rewarding.

Also thanks to robfar for the gracious splitting of the Munich and socal for sharing the ride and doing the navigation. His company made the drive forth and back extremely enjoyable and time just flies when talking beer.

Big +1 on this!

Kudos to stonebrewer for putting this first "new" group buy together. It was great to meet you and chat about brew & world travel.

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Here's a pic of that Trappist ale I was talking about. I'll make sure to bring it when I pick up on #2!
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:16 AM   #115
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It was neat to see a QR code on the sack of Weyermann light Munich. It took a little effort to get it to scan but I was eventually rewarded with the lot analysis.
http://www.weyermann.de/pdf_analyses/N298-003060-01.pdf

It is definitely light - 17 EBC so maybe 7 Lovibond. I brewed a brown ale with it on Saturday.

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That is nice! I like that it had use by dates, Saccharification time, Extract %, etc information. I have been able to pull this off other brands, but as you say it take a bit of work to do so. Is your brown ale close to Moose Drool? That is one of my top 20 favorite brews...

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The brown is based on a recipe from George DePiro of his award-winning Brown Ale that I think he shared back on the Homebrew Digest many years ago. I tweaked it a little, most significantly by omitting about a pound of brown sugar (from ten gallons - I didn't increase the base malt any as I wanted a slightly lighter beer for summer) and substituting his Amarillo hops with what I had on hand:

American Brown Ale
Type: All Grain
Batch Size (fermenter): 10.50 gal

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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
8 lbs Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 1 36.0 %
8 lbs Pilsner (2 Row) Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 2 36.0 %
2 lbs Aromatic Malt (26.0 SRM) Grain 3 9.0 %
2 lbs Barley, Flaked (1.7 SRM) Grain 4 9.0 %
2 lbs Caramunich Malt (56.0 SRM) Grain 5 9.0 %
4.0 oz Debittered Black Malt (550.0 SRM) Grain 6 1.1 %
1.00 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 7 23.7 IBUs
1.00 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 8 8.6 IBUs
2.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 2.0 min Hop 9 2.9 IBUs
1.0 pkg California Lager (Wyeast Labs #2112) [124.2 ml] Yeast 10 -
2.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Dry Hop 0.0 Days Hop 11 0.0 IBUs

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Est Original Gravity: 1.051 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.049 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.014 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.9 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 5.1 %
Bitterness: 35.1 IBUs Calories: 161.8 kcal/12oz
Est Color: 16.8 SRM

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It was neat to see a QR code on the sack of Weyermann light Munich. It took a little effort to get it to scan but I was eventually rewarded with the lot analysis.
http://www.weyermann.de/pdf_analyses/N298-003060-01.pdf

It is definitely light - 17 EBC so maybe 7 Lovibond. I brewed a brown ale with it on Saturday.
Geeze Louise! I've been obsessively scanning the QR code on my sack of Weyermann roasted barley. Damn crease in the bag!

Then I realized, "Duh, add your bags code to that link on HBT"!

http://www.weyermann.de/pdf_analyses/N271-061060-01.pdf

Pretty cool!
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