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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-21-2011, 01:46 PM
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Posted By DirtyPolock
I guess that I'll go and buy enough of pilsner...

I guess that I'll go and buy enough of pilsner malt for the recipe. The next time I buy in bulk I'll get some pilsner as well.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-21-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,550
Posted By DirtyPolock
Substituting Marris Otter for Pilsner malt

I am thinking of brewing up a belgian white for a 7am football tailgate. The recipe is calling for belgian pilsner malt as part of the base, but I have a bunch of Marris Otter from a bulk buy.
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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 06-17-2011, 05:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,184
Posted By DirtyPolock
Grains of paradise substitution

Does anybody have any suggestion for a substitution for grains of paradise. My LHBS doesn't carry it and I can't find it in my grocery store.
Forum: North Carolina HomeBrew Forum 06-15-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,089
Posted By DirtyPolock
I'm not sure when the last time was when you made...

I'm not sure when the last time was when you made it up to durham, but if it has been awhile downtown durham has really turned around. The main parts of downtown durham are fine. I think it is just...
Forum: North Carolina HomeBrew Forum 06-15-2011, 04:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,089
Posted By DirtyPolock
I've stayed in those apartments, the closest...

I've stayed in those apartments, the closest place to drink where you can walk will be a Ruby Tuesday. As for public transportation I think it is terrible in the area, but I may be biased coming...
Forum: North Carolina HomeBrew Forum 06-14-2011, 12:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,089
Posted By DirtyPolock
There is also a pretty good microbrewery scene in...

There is also a pretty good microbrewery scene in the area. Fullsteam, carolina brewing, avaitor, tirangle brewing, lonerider, Natty Greene's, and roth. I thikn I named the major ones.

There...
Forum: General Techniques 05-29-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,671
Posted By DirtyPolock
Sorry to tag along on this thread, but what about...

Sorry to tag along on this thread, but what about lagering in the same keg from which you'll serve it from. I just racked an oktoberfest into a keg and it is sitting in my keezer. Can I keep it in...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 05-28-2011, 01:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,385
Posted By DirtyPolock
Don't fear the starsan at all. I did a math...

Don't fear the starsan at all. I did a math explanation as to why you shouldn't fear the left over starsan in your fermenter/keg/bottles. As long as you dilute it properly you would have to drink...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 04-18-2011, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By DirtyPolock
Take a look at my recipe thread Dubbel Red...

Take a look at my recipe thread

Dubbel Red Balls (http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f73/dubbel-red-balls-216140/).

I submitted it to the HBT competition and I have the comments posted there if you...
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 04-07-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,438
Posted By DirtyPolock
I just didn't want to use the caramel with the...

I just didn't want to use the caramel with the belgian candi sugar. I wanted to see what it would taste like just based on the candi sugar and I enjoyed it. I guess that you would add the caramel...
Forum: Belgian Strong Ale 04-07-2011, 12:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,438
Posted By DirtyPolock
So here are the comments from the HBT comeptition...

So here are the comments from the HBT comeptition this year on this beer.

Final assigned score: 33.5

Aroma:
Judge 1: beautiful bannana, little to no spice qualities, slight alcohol - 9/12...
Forum: Brewing Events & Local Gatherings 03-28-2011, 12:40 AM
Replies: 1,542
Views: 68,276
Posted By DirtyPolock
Thanks for the response Yooper, and a second BIG...

Thanks for the response Yooper, and a second BIG thanks to everybody who helped to set this up...yooper, the judges who are volunteering their time, stewards, and anybody else that I am not...
Forum: Brewing Events & Local Gatherings 03-27-2011, 10:19 PM
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Views: 68,276
Posted By DirtyPolock
So I'll be the dumb one and ask the following...

So I'll be the dumb one and ask the following question, do I mail out my third bottle tomorrow and when is the second round of judging.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-21-2011, 12:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By DirtyPolock
Sanitizing a plage chiller

So I just got a plate chiller from keg cowboy and I am trying to figure out what would be the best way to sanitize the plate chiller before I run the wort through it. I don't have a pump so that is...
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 03-11-2011, 04:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By DirtyPolock
I will lubricate the dip tube and the lid o-rings...

I will lubricate the dip tube and the lid o-rings with each batch. As for the poppets I will probably lubricate them with after every 2 or 3 batches.
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-11-2011, 01:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,915
Posted By DirtyPolock
Only one roller is actually controlled by the...

Only one roller is actually controlled by the turning of the shaft (...I said shaft), anyways, the rubber o-ring helps to turn the other roller to help crush the grain. Eventually that o-ring will...
Forum: Equipment/Sanitation 03-11-2011, 01:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,915
Posted By DirtyPolock
I do the same. I got the manual handle as well...

I do the same. I got the manual handle as well and I have never used it yet.
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-10-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By DirtyPolock
Thanks, that is what I figured. Thankfully there...

Thanks, that is what I figured. Thankfully there is an interval timer function built into the d5000, so I don't need to do anything else.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-10-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,186
Posted By DirtyPolock
You can cold crash after a day or two to help the...

You can cold crash after a day or two to help the yeast settle. A starter only needs about a day or two to go through the sugar that is present since it is such a small amount. The cold crash will...
Forum: General Chit Chat 03-10-2011, 04:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By DirtyPolock
Nikon d5000 question

I have a question for anybody who is familiar with dSLR cameras, specifically my nikon d5000.

I want to get an AC power adapter so that I can make a time lapse video with the camera but I am not...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-10-2011, 02:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,186
Posted By DirtyPolock
I have one lager under my belt and I fermented...

I have one lager under my belt and I fermented the starter at room temperature, and I pitched them at the same temperature as the wort into which I was pitching. It seems to have turned out good for...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-10-2011, 12:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,186
Posted By DirtyPolock
You can ferment a starter at room temperature,...

You can ferment a starter at room temperature, but you cannot (or I should say should not) ferment a batch of beer at room temperature.

The purpose of fermenting a starter at room temperature is...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-09-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By DirtyPolock
Thanks everybody for the congratulations. It's...

Thanks everybody for the congratulations. It's pretty nerve wracking waiting 3 months before you can taste your beer.




A LARGE yeast starter, a presumed diceytl rest (it just adds some time...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-08-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By DirtyPolock
First lager attempt a succcess

So I just tried my first lager (which was an attempted Penn Dark clone), and I think it turned out great.

I am waiting for a friend of mine to come down in about a month with some Penn Dark so I...
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-07-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,766
Posted By DirtyPolock
Waiting for it to swell up is not necessary when...

Waiting for it to swell up is not necessary when making a starter. The smack pack is just some yeast nutrients and the swelling helps to show that the yeast is viable.

Since you are making a...
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