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Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 07-31-2012, 09:29 PM
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Posted By capulinflicker
There are a lot of breweries in the Boulder area...

There are a lot of breweries in the Boulder area besides Avery. There's Asher, Boulder Beer, Mountain Sun, Upslope, Twisted Pine, plus Left Hand and Oskar Blues (albeit, not their original location)...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 07-31-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By capulinflicker
I posted this in the GABF thread for those...

I posted this in the GABF thread for those visiting the city, but I'll post it here as well for your information.

Renegade Brewing Company...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-31-2012, 09:12 PM
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Posted By capulinflicker
Also, there are plenty beer centric bars in the...

Also, there are plenty beer centric bars in the area:

The Cheeky Monk (http://www.yelp.com/biz/cheeky-monk-denver). Lots of Belgian imports on tap plus a few hard to find American craft beers....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-31-2012, 08:45 PM
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Posted By capulinflicker
Got my tickets to the Saturday member's only...

Got my tickets to the Saturday member's only session and the Thursday night session. As a Colorado native and a Denver resident for 8 years I'm ashamed to say that this will be my first GABF. I...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-31-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,506
Posted By capulinflicker
So I'm confused on the Member's only entrance, do...

So I'm confused on the Member's only entrance, do you have to select the entrance when you purchase your tickets, or do you simply go to the member's entrance and flash them your member's card?
...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 07-27-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By capulinflicker
I've got a pale ale going right now with 1056,...

I've got a pale ale going right now with 1056, currently on day 5. At the high point the krausen was about 4 fingers thick, but this morning when I checked on it I'd say it was just under 2 fingers,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-19-2012, 04:16 PM
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Posted By capulinflicker
Brewing up an all Citra pale ale this weekend as...

Brewing up an all Citra pale ale this weekend as part of a homebrew club experiment. Everyone's using the same recipe, but we all chose one different hop so we can compare the differences between...
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 07-13-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By capulinflicker
There it is! Thank you!

There it is! Thank you!
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 07-13-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By capulinflicker
Beer distribution map

About a month or so ago I came across a website that showed a map of the USA and up at the top was a drop down box with some of the larger craft breweries that package and distribute their beers. ...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-21-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 48
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Posted By capulinflicker
Get a spray bottle full of water to knock down...

Get a spray bottle full of water to knock down the foam and add FWH slowly. I made sure to do that after I had a boil over on my second batch. Being the noob that I was, I dumped the full bowl of...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 06-20-2012, 09:11 PM
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Posted By capulinflicker
Rusty bottle caps

So I've been saving the left over bottle caps from the various batches I've done since there's always been a few extra left over. I've been storing them in a plastic ziplock bag and probably have...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-14-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By capulinflicker
Good to know. I could've sworn I pulled a hydro...

Good to know. I could've sworn I pulled a hydro sample after topping off and mixing because I remember taking my wine thief out, but from what you've posted it sounds like its pretty hard to get a...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-14-2012, 05:09 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By capulinflicker
0.5 lbs Crystal 40L 0.25 lbs Munich I kept...

0.5 lbs Crystal 40L
0.25 lbs Munich

I kept a pretty close eye on it after pitching and I didn't get any stratification like the pic that you posted. It was all one uniform color.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-13-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By capulinflicker
Here's what I did (to the best of my memory since...

Here's what I did (to the best of my memory since I'm at the office and my notes are at home).

Heated one gallon of water to 165 deg F. Added steeping grains, removed from heat, covered, and...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-13-2012, 05:13 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By capulinflicker
Sure thing. Still an extract brewer, working my...

Sure thing. Still an extract brewer, working my way towards partial mash.

Fermentables:
6 lb Light LME
2 lb Munich LME

Specialty Grains:
0.5 lb Crystal 40L
0.25 lb Biscuit
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-13-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 22
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Posted By capulinflicker
I took a reading after one week of fermentation...

I took a reading after one week of fermentation and it had dropped nearly 80 points, 1.088 to 1.010. I'm if correct I believe that figures out to about 10.25%, and it wasn't done. I haven't taken...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-12-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By capulinflicker
You haven't ruined it, but the high temps will...

You haven't ruined it, but the high temps will cause the yeast to ferment faster and produce some off flavors, but it's nothing that a little extra conditioning won't take care of. Move the carboy...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 06-12-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,741
Posted By capulinflicker
First time high abv beer

So I have a "quad" (I put it in quotations because I had a farmhouse ale in mind, but greatly overshot my OG) that's sitting in the primary fermenter that just passed two weeks and I'm wondering how...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-27-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,433
Posted By capulinflicker
Well I went ahead and brewed this with 0.5 oz...

Well I went ahead and brewed this with 0.5 oz Crystal 40L and 0.2 oz Biscuit. I think I accidentally ended up adding too much Munich LME because I overshot my SG (1.086!!!)

That or my steeping...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-25-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,433
Posted By capulinflicker
Hmm... sounds interesting. Haven't thought of...

Hmm... sounds interesting. Haven't thought of using panela in beer before, I'd imagine it'd impart a caramel type flavor to it but never thought of having that show up in a saison. Might be worth...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-25-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,433
Posted By capulinflicker
Right on, thanks for the info. My partner in...

Right on, thanks for the info. My partner in crime thinks that in going with rose hips it might be good to have the beer a little more towards the sweet side, hence the Crystal.

I'm still...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-25-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,433
Posted By capulinflicker
Any suggestions on a substitute?

Any suggestions on a substitute?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-25-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,433
Posted By capulinflicker
I'm fine with letting it age if I need to, I have...

I'm fine with letting it age if I need to, I have 2 cases of amber ale conditioning and another case of Irish red that's going on about 3 months now, plus I plan on doing a lot more brewing this...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-25-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,267
Posted By capulinflicker
Exactly. Just think about ancient brewers and...

Exactly. Just think about ancient brewers and their lack of technology (sanitizers, cleaners, brewing equipment, etc), yet they were able to produce beers and many of them in Europe have been around...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-25-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,433
Posted By capulinflicker
Thanks for the input guys, really good stuff. ...

Thanks for the input guys, really good stuff. This was an existing recipe that I borrowed and modified a bit (mostly the hops and the spice adjuncts), I'm still learning about the different grains...
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