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Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-02-2012, 09:01 PM
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Posted By hopvine
BSEE from Michigan Tech, 2005 Currently a...

BSEE from Michigan Tech, 2005
Currently a Microelectronics Process Engineer for an automotive company
Forum: DIY Projects 05-28-2011, 10:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 628
Posted By hopvine
Blichmann Top Tier - Manifold routing question

Just finished installing the propane gas manifold on my Blichmann Top Tier, and I have a question for you guys regarding the positioning of the gas supply line for the second tier. Take a look at...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-25-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,690
Posted By hopvine
It's a tried and true recipe so I would go with...

It's a tried and true recipe so I would go with it without any tweaks. The Special B will provide a nice sweet dark-fruit flavor to balance the roast, and in my opinion Imperial Stouts should be...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 11-25-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By hopvine
Top it off with CO2! Purge the keg with CO2...

Top it off with CO2! Purge the keg with CO2 while it's still empty (i.e. pressurize it, pull the release valve, pressurize it, pull the release, etc.) then rack to the keg. After it's racked,...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-05-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,846
Posted By hopvine
Speaking of Hopsdirect, does anybody know when...

Speaking of Hopsdirect, does anybody know when their 2010 pellet hops are going to be available?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 11-03-2010, 02:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By hopvine
My vote goes towards coagulated proteins. I read...

My vote goes towards coagulated proteins. I read in Radical Brewing something to the effect that sometimes chill haze is intense enough that the proteins will coagulate. I've seen it multiple times...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-13-2010, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By hopvine
Wait, is the room 64 ambient, or 77 ambient? ...

Wait, is the room 64 ambient, or 77 ambient? Where did you get the 64 degrees reading from?
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 10-03-2010, 02:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By hopvine
That's pretty impressive...I would hazard a guess...

That's pretty impressive...I would hazard a guess that after that many repitches, you would have noticed that the yeast is at least somewhat different than the original strain, especially in terms of...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 10-01-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By hopvine
I'd be interested in a way to preserve hop...

I'd be interested in a way to preserve hop flavor, which I believe is unrelated to oxidation. Anyone that has grabbed a year old bottle of any DIPA knows exactly what I'm talking about; they take on...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 10-01-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,040
Posted By hopvine
Everything I've ever read about Carapils states...

Everything I've ever read about Carapils states that it doesn't contribute anything in terms of flavor, but only adds body and head retention. Is that in dispute?

It is certainly different than...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 09-25-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,046
Posted By hopvine
According to Brewmasters Warehouse, Simpsons Dark...

According to Brewmasters Warehouse, Simpsons Dark Crystal is 75L, and Simpsons EXTRA Dark Crystal is 160L.

Also, my copy of Beersmith has Simpsons Dark Crystal (listed at 80L)...are you sure yours...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 09-03-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,258
Posted By hopvine
Holy ****...Jeremy?

Holy ****...Jeremy?
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-30-2010, 12:35 PM
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Views: 1,564
Posted By hopvine
Our local brewing club meets at New Holland's...

Our local brewing club meets at New Holland's brewing facility once a month (http://brewersonthelake.blogspot.com/). Jacob, their brewer, usually hangs out with us for a while and takes people back...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-30-2010, 01:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,865
Posted By hopvine
I HIGHLY recommend culturing yeast from a bottle...

I HIGHLY recommend culturing yeast from a bottle of Bell's beer (Amber, Oberon, or Best Brown). They have a proprietary strain that is ridiculous in terms of it's attenuation. I did a Hopslam clone...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 08-29-2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,564
Posted By hopvine
I can't help either of you on Poet or Night...

I can't help either of you on Poet or Night Tripper, but I can help with Dragon's Milk if anyone was looking for that:

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.00 gal ...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 08-29-2010, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 965
Posted By hopvine
No, in fact there's a reason to get an IPA out of...

No, in fact there's a reason to get an IPA out of primary or secondary faster than other brews because of the delicate hop aromas you want to preserve. Two week primary, one week secondary on dry...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-09-2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,421
Posted By hopvine
A poster in another thread stated that vaseline...

A poster in another thread stated that vaseline dissolves/breaks down rubber over time. Can anyone confirm or deny that from personal experience?

Also, is there any risk that if keg lube were to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 05-01-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,178
Posted By hopvine
You're going to want to boil that wort for much...

You're going to want to boil that wort for much longer that 15 minutes given the fact that Pilsener malt makes up over 50% of your grain bill. You're going to end up with canned-corn flavored beer...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-25-2010, 08:54 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 12,538
Posted By hopvine
Interesting, because they didn't count the 2009...

Interesting, because they didn't count the 2009 bottles against the 3 bottle limit when I was up there. Sounds like 3F needs to work on their planning and communication, given how inconsistent they...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-25-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 12,538
Posted By hopvine
A bit disappointed that 3F decided to change the...

A bit disappointed that 3F decided to change the Golden ticket purchasable quantity from 4 to 3 arbitrarily halfway through the day. Isn't the whole point of the ticket system so that they know...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-15-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,158
Posted By hopvine
Well, you have approximately 6 months to refine a...

Well, you have approximately 6 months to refine a recipe before you can actually brew it. :)

I'll dig around a bit and see what I can come up with.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-15-2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,568
Posted By hopvine
Hopslam is dry hopped with Simcoe and carries...

Hopslam is dry hopped with Simcoe and carries that flavor quite strongly, but beer on the shelves now is past its prime (and I'm not sure they distribute out your way).
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-30-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,360
Posted By hopvine
Myself and a group of friends are stopping in on...

Myself and a group of friends are stopping in on Thursday after work, I'll update with what we thought.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 03-29-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,803
Posted By hopvine
TASTE IT before you do anything drastic. ...

TASTE IT before you do anything drastic. Fermentation gives off all kinds of crazy smells, especially in a starter.

My last two starters have had a sour vinegar aroma that sounds similar to what...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 03-26-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,795
Posted By hopvine
Maybe it's their water profile, or more...

Maybe it's their water profile, or more specifically their chloride to sulfate ratio? My assumption would be that their water profile would vary based on the recipe, but if there's a consistent...
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