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Old 12-28-2012, 03:18 AM   #21
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I am in. I am rebuilding system and will gladly host when system is up and running.

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Old 12-28-2012, 03:26 AM   #22
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I am in. Sorry for the double post.

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Old 12-28-2012, 08:43 PM   #23
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I am in as well. Would it be possible to push the time back to 5? I work till 4ish.

Eric from sunlight supply is interested in a club as well and said something about the possibility of hosting at the shop. I am in the process of getting ready for a move so I can't host a meeting until after we are in the new house.

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Old 12-30-2012, 04:29 PM   #24
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Heya guys. Great to finally see a little push on getting something started around here. Tuesdays and Thursdays are no good since I have HVAC class those nights. Be done in February though! Any of the other nights I can schedule up and host a little something at the shop, Sunset Hydro and Home Brew. Sunlight supply is one our wholesalers MParsons!

Cheers fellas!

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Old 12-30-2012, 05:55 PM   #25
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Hahahaha sorry about that Eric!

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Old 12-30-2012, 10:28 PM   #26
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Looks like we have myself, MParsons, oldbucket, and a possible TimBHow for Thursday at 5. Eric, that's a bummer you can't make it, but hopefully we'll catch up next time.

I'm thinking of retrying a chipotle ale that night. I had one that turned out a little strange, so I'm going to try it again in a 5-gallon batch using all grain and extracting oil from peppers instead of dumping powder in. Sound like fun?

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Old 12-31-2012, 06:17 PM   #27
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Sounds almost as odd as my chili cheese lambic! Equipped with extra cheesy fuggles and chili peppers....needless to say it came out like hot sweat from a million gym socks... No bueno!

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Old 01-08-2013, 11:52 PM   #28
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Our meeting went well last Thursday. Oldbucket, along with his son, "Youngbucket" and I were in attendance. We swapped a few homebrews, and Oldbucket's Imperial IPA was a highlight. Oldbucket, can we have the recipe?

Oldbucket also talked about a cool new 1-tier, all-electric rig he was putting together to complement the kickass barroom project he's also involved in.

We brewed an all-grain oatmeal stout using BIAB, following this recipe: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f68/smoo...l-stout-50756/

...substituting UK Fuggle hops and Nottingham Ale yeast, due to availability.

The OG was very low (1.019) possibly due to low mash temp? Although I aimed for a mash temp of 156, temped the strike water and used the same temp for sparge water using this online calculator http://www.brew365.com/mash_sparge_water_calculator.php, I didn't temp the mash, so it may have been off.

I've read that efficiency can suffer when using BIAB. Either way, the resulting wort was pleasingly clear. Does anyone have ideas for improving efficiency using BIAB?

I'm interested in seeing how it turns out, though. The crap coming out of the airlock (I put 5+ gallons in a 5 gallon bucket) tastes good. Most of my brews are way too sweet, and I've never had a "light" stout before. It might turn out to be a dark, bitter session beer. If the mash temp was low, I'm hoping that we got mostly fermentable sugars out of it, so the product will be dry and have at least a little ethanol kick.

In the meantime, today, I racked my first AG IPA (combining a couple of recipes) to secondary and, while doing some reading, discovered that I had dry hopped too early. It turns out you're not supposed to add hops when you pitch yeast. If you want to dry hop, you should do so during secondary. According to "The Internet," when your airlock smells nice and flowery during primary, it's because you're losing all of your aroma from the hops. Folks also say that if you dry hop too long/too early, you risk getting a rotted vegetable taste. I didn't taste any veggies when I sampled, so hopefully I should be alright. I added more hops, put the airlock on, and into the closet it went.

I'm looking forward to a next meeting. For a next brew, a couple of things were mentioned. FermentNEthinG had talked about a lambic, which sounds bitter, fruity, complex, and intriguing. I'm also thinking it would be enlightening to try to isolate and get to know hops flavors/aromas by brewing a neutral ale, separating into 1-gallon carboys, and adding different finishing hops to each.

Who wants to host?

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Anyone interested in gathering Saturday for a tasting and sharing? Not ready to brew but always ready to taste. We could do a horizontal or explore some hops. Who is available?

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