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Old 09-26-2012, 01:35 AM   #731
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To get rid of grassy notes, you really need an herbivore....
There's always composting in the secondary.
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:20 AM   #732
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Update on the 600 Post BIPA.

This is clearly a cursed beer brewed by an idiot

My first clue should have been the infected starter. Not sure how/why that happened...I paid all due dilligence to cleaning and sanitization. Maybe it's just that I was doing a starter with dry yeast, which I was later told is not recommended. (Danstar Nottingham) Or maybe the yeast itself was bad. It did occurr to me afterwards that the first two yeast packets were not hard and compact as were the ones I replaced them with.
It did seem a bit odd that it started immediately bubbling the airlock after pitching, and that it was done fermenting after 12 hours.

Next, I screwed up my LHBS grain bill order and mistakenly instructed them to combine my cold steeping dark grains with the crystal and munich. At that point, my original recipe was out the door. I had two choices, Mini mash the whole thing, or cold steep the whole thing. I chose the latter given the fact that I ordered 3X the normal recipe amount for the dark grains to account for cold steep efficiency loss.
Well, as it turns out, there wasn't much loss at all. My 5 gallons of cold steeped water ended up at 1.038 before ever adding any DME, candy sugar and oats.
My pre pitching OG was 1.080...just a bit outside of the 1.067 I was shooting for. I should have reduced the DME weight to compensate, but then I thought...hell, this ain't the beer from the recipe anyway. Might as well imperialize it.

Then to top it all off, I had a 10 oz blow out to clean up last night. But how does the wort taste? Imagine this if you will...take an old rasputin russian imperial stout, and shake the piss out of it to decarb it. Then, boil it down to, oh, 25% of it's original volume, add an ounce of vodka, and a 1/2 oz of witch hazel...then mix in a teaspoon of french roast grounds. Mmmmm.

I refuse to dump this beer so long as it doesn't get infected. If nothing else, it has potential as a blender, and it can only improve with age.

Look what you made me do!!
Actually, that sound pretty good to me.... After you reach FG, give it an extra couple days in primary. The yeasties should do some post fermentation cleanup that will probably help with the "witch hazel" flavor.

If it doesn't clear up quickly after that, add a rose that's been watered every day with a honest mans urine. Make sure it's cut under the light of the full moon without the use of metal.
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Old 09-26-2012, 10:48 AM   #733
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:34 PM   #734
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If it doesn't clear up quickly after that, add a rose that's been watered every day with a honest mans urine. Make sure it's cut under the light of the full moon without the use of metal.
Would it be acceptable to use a tulip that fits all that criteria? Also I'm assuming you could have a hamster chew through the stem under the light of the full moon. As far as the definition of the use of metal. Are you just talking about the cutting instrument or can the hamster not listen to metal music while he chews?

 
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:04 PM   #735
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Would it be acceptable to use a tulip that fits all that criteria? Also I'm assuming you could have a hamster chew through the stem under the light of the full moon. As far as the definition of the use of metal. Are you just talking about the cutting instrument or can the hamster not listen to metal music while he chews?
A tulip would be acceptable, it might get you in the kisser though. If the hamster listens to metal music, you may end up with a sulphury aroma...
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:38 PM   #736
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What if the hamster listens to Def Leppard? Does that cancel out the auditory conflict? Is Def Leppard even considered Metal anymore? I know they once were, but genre standards have changed since they started out.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:40 PM   #737
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Nm. I know the answer...why risk it? Better to jam John Denver just in case.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:43 PM   #738
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What if the hamster listens to Def Leppard? Does that cancel out the auditory conflict? Is Def Leppard even considered Metal anymore? I know they once were, but genre standards have changed since they started out.
I think they are a "hair band" now so you stand the chance of hair balls being coughed up.

 
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:48 PM   #739
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I think they are a "hair band" now so you stand the chance of hair balls being coughed up.
That's true. Come to think of it, that could get sketchy under a full moon. Werehamsters are nothing to be trifled with. Trust me...I know.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:03 AM   #740
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That's true. Come to think of it, that could get sketchy under a full moon. Werehamsters are nothing to be trifled with. Trust me...I know.
I don't know, I think they make great trifle.

Yeah, I wouldn't risk it. It's hard to get hair out of your brew once it's sprouted. You could do a hair sprout brew, but that's another recipe.
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