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Forum: Extract Brewing Today, 02:01 PM
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Posted By podz
Update: hit the expected final gravity of 1.012...

Update: hit the expected final gravity of 1.012 after 65 hours from pitching, in a room with 19C ambient temperature. First time I ever had a beer finish this fast.

This is also the first time...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing Today, 05:19 AM
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Frying eggs is the only reason I even own a...

Frying eggs is the only reason I even own a non-stick pan, and even then I buy the cheapest one I can find because even the expensive ones that I've had didn't last more than two years (some are dead...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing Yesterday, 05:02 PM
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Posted By podz
So you're saying that you don't like...

So you're saying that you don't like mittelscharfer senf with grilled bratwurst? Or wasabi and soy with sushi? Or lime pickle and mango chutney with a spicy lamb curry? Or pesto on top of sunny side...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing Yesterday, 04:48 PM
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Posted By podz
Ouzo here.

Ouzo here.
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-21-2014, 02:42 PM
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Posted By podz
Of course, everything is up for debate ;-) ...

Of course, everything is up for debate ;-)

OG 1.055. 15 hours to reach a full-blown, machine-gun speed airlock activity from dry pitching, no aeration, etc. I've used fresh US-04, which is nearly...
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-21-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By podz
No, they actually do not. Look on the back...

No, they actually do not.

Look on the back side of the yeast packet and you will see a dot-matrix printed code. It julian date and yeast type.

For example:




Not all of their Ale Yeast...
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-21-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By podz
Extract kit yeast myths dispelled

Myth: kit yeasts are crap, all of them are the same strain, and you should change to a proper yeast if you want a good beer.

Fact: Cooper's sources the various strains of ale and lager yeast that...
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-21-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 966
Posted By podz
If you have a gas stovetop, then it shouldn't be...

If you have a gas stovetop, then it shouldn't be a problem.

If you've got an electric, then you wait and wait and wait; get yourself a cheap, fast water boiler like this one to greatly speed up...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-21-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By podz
A lot of people make RIS with Nottingham.

A lot of people make RIS with Nottingham.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 08-21-2014, 02:26 AM
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Posted By podz
Even sweeteners with preservatives will continue...

Even sweeteners with preservatives will continue to ferment unless your yeast is dead, dead, dead (which could take several months or more).
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-21-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By podz
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/safale-us-05s-alc...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f163/safale-us-05s-alcohol-tolerance-131984/#post1484424
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 08-21-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 554
Views: 20,426
Posted By podz
I realise that I'm probably in the minorit here,...

I realise that I'm probably in the minorit here, but I've never tried cow tongue. I mean, how would you make it, grill it with some bullseye sauce?
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-21-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 941
Posted By podz
Yeah, the thing is that Cooper's kits are the...

Yeah, the thing is that Cooper's kits are the only kits produced by a real brewery. In addition, despite common belief due to extensive parroting in the homebrewing arena, their yeast does not suck;...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 08-21-2014, 01:23 AM
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Posted By podz
Then you need to use milk-fed veal that's less...

Then you need to use milk-fed veal that's less than 12 weeks old.
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-19-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By podz
Yeah, of course there is double the hops with a...

Yeah, of course there is double the hops with a toucan. I think if you use sugar in a toucan, you're just asking for trouble because it will ferment dry and remain overhopped.

As I understand,...
Forum: General Chit Chat 08-19-2014, 12:04 PM
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Views: 107,750
Posted By podz
He's back on all four feet again, most of the...

He's back on all four feet again, most of the time, but with a slight limp. I'm guessing he'll be back to running again soon as our rainy spell is over.
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 08-18-2014, 05:27 PM
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Posted By podz
Since when can you grow bay laurel trees in...

Since when can you grow bay laurel trees in Virginia? Or do you bring it inside during the winter?
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 08-18-2014, 02:52 PM
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Posted By podz
Dude made a tandoori oven from a beer keg! ...

Dude made a tandoori oven from a beer keg!

http://www.fornobravo.com/forum/f43/small-portable-tandoori-oven-build-9672.html

Just what homebrewing indian-food lovers need ;-)
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-18-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By podz
Close enough for government work; it's only the...

Close enough for government work; it's only the difference of two beers. 1/20th of a recipe is not really significant unless you're making nitroglycerin.




Yeah, I think I will probably just...
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-18-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By podz
Three can Cooper's Irish Stout

LHBS has got a real good deal going on Cooper's kits now and I was thinking of making a very, very simple stout with a target of 8% ABV.

Any opinions on how it will turn out if I use nothing more...
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-18-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 941
Posted By podz
Cooper's Stout, without a doubt. It's extremely...

Cooper's Stout, without a doubt. It's extremely difficult to mess that one up.
Forum: Extract Brewing 08-18-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 782
Posted By podz
Hefeweizen is drop dead simple to make from...

Hefeweizen is drop dead simple to make from extract. There's really no need to be cooking it; that only over-complicates matters.

I made one earlier this summer and it turned out so good: around...
Forum: Cooking & Pairing 08-18-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 58,492
Posted By podz
Hard to go wrong with lamb kebabs! Lots of...

Hard to go wrong with lamb kebabs!

Lots of good greek food in your area, just a short drive up the road to Tarpon Springs!
Forum: General Chit Chat 08-15-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 107,750
Posted By podz
Torpparinmäki. Maybe we could get together...

Torpparinmäki. Maybe we could get together sometime and let the dogs play and think about brewing something to drink...
Forum: General Chit Chat 08-15-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 2,083
Views: 107,750
Posted By podz
It has been kind of tropical here lately... I...

It has been kind of tropical here lately... I live right near the border of Helsinki and Vantaa.
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