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Forum: General Techniques 03-30-2013, 06:41 PM
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Posted By markg388
So FWIW I've been hopping my IPA's like this for...

So FWIW I've been hopping my IPA's like this for about the last 6 months:

1oz bittering
.5oz - 5 min
1oz - flameout, chill to 170
2oz - let stand for 30 mins @ 170, then chill and ferment as...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-08-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By markg388
only critique i'd give is i think with all those...

only critique i'd give is i think with all those hops, you might want some more base malt to balance it out and put it somewhere between the definition of ipa and iipa (my personal favorite gray area...
Forum: General Techniques 10-18-2012, 12:16 AM
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Posted By markg388
Just kegged a beer i brewed a couple weeks ago...

Just kegged a beer i brewed a couple weeks ago where i chilled the wort to 170 before adding a huge addition and did a 30 minute hopstand. It's quite a wrecking ball of flavor and aroma I must...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-24-2012, 12:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 790
Posted By markg388
this happens to me all the time, whether i use...

this happens to me all the time, whether i use leaves or pellets, and i just drink the chunks. i rather enjoy it, homebrewed keg-hopped beer has a super fresh quality i just can't get from...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-03-2012, 01:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,671
Posted By markg388
i'm a catering chef in seattle... maybe it's a NW...

i'm a catering chef in seattle... maybe it's a NW thing but pretty much all the weddings at least have a bunch of micros in bottles alongside the keg of BMC, if not a keg of something yummy...
Forum: General Techniques 06-05-2012, 12:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,523
Posted By markg388
i've also read you have to do something to the...

i've also read you have to do something to the water you add or it'll oxidize the brew... boil and cool it maybe? i don't actually know though
Forum: Commercial Brew Discussion 05-27-2012, 01:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,179
Posted By markg388
its pretty great fresh at the brewery, though on...

its pretty great fresh at the brewery, though on the modest side of the IPA spectrum. sucks getting old ipas, i'm drinking a victory hop devil that tastes like a freshly mowed lawn right now, not...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 05-09-2012, 01:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,825
Posted By markg388
I'll add a further 2 cents, as i've been brewing...

I'll add a further 2 cents, as i've been brewing a lot with this hop. i used it in an ipa where legacy was the premier hop, along with some ahtanum and citra, and it was really lacking that classic...
Forum: General Techniques 04-26-2012, 02:12 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 68,446
Posted By markg388
yep, me too. ipas have been just perfect.

yep, me too. ipas have been just perfect.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-13-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,220
Posted By markg388
Seattle's really spread out. Living close to/in...

Seattle's really spread out. Living close to/in the city sucks (OR really expensive) if you plan on having a car and driving, and the good brew shops are in the suburbs. Living in the suburbs sucks...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-18-2012, 02:26 AM
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Posted By markg388
when you contemplate putting in a walk-in fridge...

when you contemplate putting in a walk-in fridge where the hot tub used to be.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 03-15-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 373
Posted By markg388
That recipe looks a lot like the one I brewed a...

That recipe looks a lot like the one I brewed a few months ago, which was excellent. Except I used about half that much carafa and I thought it was just a tad too much. That recipe will be a on the...
Forum: General Techniques 03-09-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By markg388
my best results have come from lagering uncarbed...

my best results have come from lagering uncarbed in the keg 4-8 weeks (depending on OG), then i hook it up to the gas and give it another 4 weeks. I bring it from d-rest temp to lagering temps...
Forum: General Techniques 03-05-2012, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By markg388
I've done it 6 times so far with no infections...

I've done it 6 times so far with no infections yet, but it does seem like it would raise the risk a bit in theory. My guess is that bacteria don't perform so great when it's cold, while the yeast...
Forum: General Techniques 03-03-2012, 02:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By markg388
Chilling/Pitching Method

I've stumbled apon a nice little method that originated in procrastination for removing most of the trub from the wort before pitching for people who use kettles w/o spigots that I thought I'd share....
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 02-28-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By markg388
I've done it before too with great results, but...

I've done it before too with great results, but like was said earlier it gets super hot on the sides. You just gotta use those hot sides to your advantage!

Wok cooking works on the stove but I...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-09-2012, 12:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By markg388
it won't do well in scwarzbier or baltic porter...

it won't do well in scwarzbier or baltic porter either... you'd have to do specialty category with a nice description about what makes your beer so special. it'll still probably be too normal to...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 02-02-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,825
Posted By markg388
The IPA containing about 25% legacy hops in the...

The IPA containing about 25% legacy hops in the flameout in dry hop is done and I'm in love with it. I highly recommend using it in a blend w/ c-hops if you're into the bright/citrusy/fruity kind of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-23-2012, 03:27 PM
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Views: 73,076
Posted By markg388
Chef

Chef
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-05-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By markg388
that beer looks like it'll be pretty dark for...

that beer looks like it'll be pretty dark for helles, i'tll be red like an oktoberfest. i'd stick to moslty pislner malt and little to no caramunich if you want the color to be light.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-04-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,973
Posted By markg388
i used some in a tripel and the beer came out...

i used some in a tripel and the beer came out great. I couldn't say it tasted any different than using table sugar, it has quite the mild flavor.
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 12-20-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,825
Posted By markg388
I have em and and used them a couple of times. ...

I have em and and used them a couple of times. So far I love 'em. The black currant is a little stronger than I anticipated (especially in the dry hop), I did a winter ale that was about 50/50...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 12-16-2011, 01:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,425
Posted By markg388
I got some from hops direct this year, so far...

I got some from hops direct this year, so far I've used it in 2 winter warmers (one paired with legacy, the other paired with sterling) and I haven't really tasted anything noteworthy yet. The one...
Forum: General Techniques 12-15-2011, 12:42 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 68,446
Posted By markg388
I always assumed that steeping for 20 and boiling...

I always assumed that steeping for 20 and boiling for 20 minute would taste the same too and always chilled immediately as a result of this thinking. Then I had the opportunity to spend a brewday...
Forum: General Techniques 12-12-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 68,446
Posted By markg388
Alright, so now that they're carbed up and...

Alright, so now that they're carbed up and conditioned the side by side test was done today. I also had my friend taste them without knowing which one was which.

The recipe, it's pretty out of...
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