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  • Posted in thread: Need help understanding my competition feed back on 08-25-2010 at 09:08 AM
    Homebrewers are crazy for hops and this style is the ultimate showcase. Here is a recipe I took
    second with at my last comp. This is for 6 gallons.8 lbs 2row8lbs Vienna2 lbs crystal 202 lbs

  • Posted in thread: Wyeast 3711 v. 3724 -- tasting notes on 08-19-2010 at 10:20 AM
    I have used both and both make a great beer. I was not impressed with the 3711 at first but
    after aging it became awesome. Try setting a keg back for a few months and you will be in for a

  • Posted in thread: $276 of Duvel made for $27 on 08-19-2010 at 10:09 AM
    I have 2 kegs aging and one about to kick. This recipe is very close the origional. I suggest
    you make another batch with your yeast. It will further beat down the cost, and this beer gets
    much better...

  • Posted in thread: Starter step up ratios??? on 05-20-2010 at 09:10 AM
    No step up here. He means make a 3L starter and pitch into that.

  • Posted in thread: Competition Fever on 02-25-2010 at 11:29 AM
    Your may want to check out MCABXIII. This may give you some direction for competitions to
    enter. Any first place finishes in the qualifying events gets you into the MCAB next spring.

  • Posted in thread: Anyone here tried Freeze Distillation/Ice Beer? on 02-08-2010 at 10:26 AM
    I have an eisbock in the keezer right now. I put it in the freezer in a better bottle and let
    about 25 % turn to ice crystals then put a hop bag over my racking cane and kegged it. I was
    left with abo...

  • Posted in thread: Dry hop my IPA on 01-19-2010 at 10:31 AM
    I would use both, they go well together. Jamil's hop hammer (pliny clone) uses columbus,
    centennial, and simcoe in a 2-1-1 ratio and it is awesome. I have used this in several IPA's
    and love it. With ...

  • Posted in thread: Oxygen bottle Vs Air pump on 01-06-2010 at 10:36 AM
    You may want to look into getting a tank from a gas supplier. It takes a tank and regulator but
    then o2 is cheap. 90L o2 tank cost 18 for me to fill and will do probably 200 batches. I mean a
    welding ...

  • Posted in thread: Labeling Beer for competition on 01-03-2010 at 10:09 AM
    Usually you print labels at registration and put in a sandwich or small ziplock then rubberband
    to the bottles. At the comp they usually put two labels with serial numbers on each bottle as
    they check...

  • Posted in thread: Competition Brewers 2009 Results on 01-02-2010 at 12:38 AM
    I considered it a journey to explore Brewing Classic Styles and see if they were truly 80 award
    winning recipes anyone can brew.