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Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 07-10-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 94
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I brewed a DIPA and an APA using my 2013 pellet...

I brewed a DIPA and an APA using my 2013 pellet Amarillo and both came out with a fairly heavy onion/garlic aroma and flavor. I get the same aroma from the pellets themselves. The hops were...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-08-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 541
Posted By ktblunden
Airlock activity (or lack thereof) is not a...

Airlock activity (or lack thereof) is not a reliable indication of fermentation. Take a gravity reading.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-05-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By ktblunden
Baby gates are dangerous things. They'll reach...

Baby gates are dangerous things. They'll reach out and grab your foot on purpose anytime you're trying to carry something over them. I've sprained my ankle and gone headfirst into a couch trying to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-05-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 243
Posted By ktblunden
There's no need. Chest freezers are well...

There's no need. Chest freezers are well insulated by design.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-05-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,312
Posted By ktblunden
My wife started out with wheat beers and moved...

My wife started out with wheat beers and moved into porters, stouts, sours, belgians, etc. She's not a fan of hoppy stuff, but if it's balanced and not just bitter she'll drink it. Her tastes evolved...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-05-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By ktblunden
I've let my wort sit in the ferm chamber...

I've let my wort sit in the ferm chamber overnight to come to temperature before pitching quite a lot. Our tap water in the summer is rarely below 80 and I've had spotty results using a prechiller....
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-04-2014, 04:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 553
Posted By ktblunden
I've got an Irish Red on tap right now that's...

I've got an Irish Red on tap right now that's going down great. Little bit of roastiness and very easy drinking.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-03-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 1,452
Views: 16,861
Posted By ktblunden
I'm in!

I'm in!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-01-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,230
Posted By ktblunden
This all the way. Controlling ferm temp is the...

This all the way. Controlling ferm temp is the single biggest improvement you can make.

If that is already squared away go for AG. As has been mentioned, it will be pretty difficult to get fully...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 07-01-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 496
Posted By ktblunden
Church key, handled can opener, 2 brewery branded...

Church key, handled can opener, 2 brewery branded bar openers, 2 waiter's corkscrews, 2 brewery branded key chain openers, 2 Critter Cutters, and there's probably more I can't think of offhand.

So...
Forum: Sponsor Giveaways 06-30-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 1,003
Views: 16,023
Posted By ktblunden
I'm in!

I'm in!
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-30-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By ktblunden
Just noticed the thread on that is 1/4" not 1/2"....

Just noticed the thread on that is 1/4" not 1/2". You can get a reducer for a couple bucks more. http://brewhardware.com/fittings-75/141-adapters
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-30-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By ktblunden
Brew Hardware (a vendor on this site) sells a 2"...

Brew Hardware (a vendor on this site) sells a 2" dial thermometer here. http://brewhardware.com/measurement-devices/thermometers-71/88-dial-thermometers
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-30-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By ktblunden
Yeah if it's a more informal thing strictly for...

Yeah if it's a more informal thing strictly for feedback enter it in category and see what everyone else thinks.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-29-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By ktblunden
Under the comments in the BJCP style guideline it...

Under the comments in the BJCP style guideline it says that American versions can be a bit stronger, drier, and more bitter, so you may still be ok in that category, provided the bitterness doesn't...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-28-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 2,625
Views: 60,712
Posted By ktblunden
20,235 +5 gal Pale Ale 20,240

20,235
+5 gal Pale Ale
20,240
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-27-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 560
Posted By ktblunden
Took it. Under the reasons for transferring to...

Took it. Under the reasons for transferring to secondary you need an option for "Reduce headspace for long term aging." You open an avenue for that with the "Long term aging" and "Sour beer aging"...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-26-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,502
Posted By ktblunden
I'm not a huge fan of bittering with Columbus. ...

I'm not a huge fan of bittering with Columbus. Hopshot would be a good alternative, but I think Warrior would give a nice smooth bitterness.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-26-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,502
Posted By ktblunden
The Yardhouse in Las Vegas has Stone Enjoy By on...

The Yardhouse in Las Vegas has Stone Enjoy By on their limited drafts right now. It's not all that similar to Pliny, but it is an excellent, well-balanced DIPA.

EDIT: I think Enjoy By might be a...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-26-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,502
Posted By ktblunden
I don't find it similar at all, I like Pliny but...

I don't find it similar at all, I like Pliny but I can't get through a bottle of Hop Stoopid. A glance at clone recipes shows two very different beers. Pliny is 2 row, carapils, C40, and dextrose...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-25-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By ktblunden
Thanks for the analysis. The changes are massive,...

Thanks for the analysis. The changes are massive, I'm sure the transition is going to be difficult.
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-24-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 163
Posted By ktblunden
One night unrefrigerated isn't going to be a...

One night unrefrigerated isn't going to be a problem. They're still in the original sealed package, right? The bigger issue is keeping them in the fridge. Hops should be kept in a freezer to...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-24-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 115
Posted By ktblunden
If you are adding the correct amount of extract...

If you are adding the correct amount of extract and ending up with the correct volume your OG will be what it should be per the recipe. No need to measure it prior to fermentation. As you correctly...
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-23-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,964
Posted By ktblunden
Black Tuesday

Black Tuesday
Forum: General Beer Discussion 06-23-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By ktblunden
I've never had Beck's Dark, but just sit down...

I've never had Beck's Dark, but just sit down with one and compare it to the style descriptions. The two styles seem pretty distinctly different, so just figure out which one it smells and tastes...
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