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Old 05-08-2013, 08:55 AM   #11
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Ok, we have the unofficial registration going on now:

Me- 10 gallons
ElectricAlphaAcidTest- 6-12 gallons
My neighbor- 10 gallons
Ibrewaletx- 10 gallons
daevidallen- 10 gallons
iscribble- 5 gallons
jhalloran- 6 gallons

That puts us at 61 gallons out of 70 needed (angel share). I've sent PMs to those who haven't said how many gallons they can contribute.

I'd like to move into recipe formulation only once we get the contributors together. 9 gallons to go.


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Old 05-08-2013, 01:53 PM   #12
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I've been meaning to join HBT for a long long time now; better late than never!

I would love to contribute 5 (or 5.5) gallons. I do not have any experience brewing sours. My wife votes Lambic, but I'm happy to go along with whatever the group decides.

If anyone is in Aloha (near the high school) and is interested, PM me and we can try to coordinate a brew day.


EDIT: Missed adding experience and style preference.


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Old 05-08-2013, 08:25 PM   #13
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I can brew up to 6 gallons. Sorry for not mentioning that in my initial post.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:33 PM   #14
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We're getting close now. What does everyone think about doing a group grain buy for this? Maybe we can try to meet up at a homebrew shop and buy the ingredients and split them up in the parking lot or something. We're probably going to need about 125-150 pounds of grain. We'll need aged hops if we go the lambic route, might need about 3 pounds of them. I've seen them at Uptown, not sure if Brew Brothers or Above the Rest have any.
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It seems that if we forego spontaneous fermentation, aged hops are less imperative: No Need for Aged Hops ...I have no first-hand knowledge of such things though, it just sounds like an option.

As for buying 2-3 bags of grain, are we going to have the LHBS mill it for us? I've a hunch I'm not the only one without a mill of their own. Otherwise I'm up for either option (group or individual).
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It seems that if we forego spontaneous fermentation, aged hops are less imperative: No Need for Aged Hops ...I have no first-hand knowledge of such things though, it just sounds like an option.

As for buying 2-3 bags of grain, are we going to have the LHBS mill it for us? I've a hunch I'm not the only one without a mill of their own. Otherwise I'm up for either option (group or individual).
I know Brew Brothers in Hillsboro could get us hooked up with grain cheap and mill it if needed. We could also call in a yeast order if everyone needed yeast.

I'll check out that BYO article, thanks.
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If you decide to go for an authentic lambic, I got aged hops at a pretty reasonable price from www.freshhops.com for a lambic I'm about to start. Also, I can contribute 5 gallons if anyone drops out. I'm in N. Portland.
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If you decide to go for an authentic lambic, I got aged hops at a pretty reasonable price from www.freshhops.com for a lambic I'm about to start. Also, I can contribute 5 gallons if anyone drops out. I'm in N. Portland.
We still need about 10, so you can get in if you want. It's a 60 gallon barrel, but we'll need about 10 gallons of top up wort to keep the barrel full.
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My friend is down to contribute up to 20 gallons as well, he used to work at Uptown so maybe he could get us a discount too.
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http://www.brewbrothers.biz/Virtual-Bag-of-MaltTM

... Brew Brothers Virtual Malt bag program. I'm assuming pilsner malt is our base?

I'm a proponent of organic... 62.15 for 50lbs of Gambrinus Canadian organic.

If a Pilsen US malt bag says its 2-row pale does that mean it's 2 row pale pilsner malt or 2 row pilsner malt? The cheapest is either Great Western Pilsen at 34.50 or Canadian Pilsen from Gambrinus at 46.48.


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