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    Need some suggestions for a wort contest

    I've gotta go with Homer and say that some oats might be nice, along with your idea of a dry hop, though I'd question the use of cascade (though I see what you are getting at) as I'd go for something a little more grassy/piney/resinous like chinook (top of the head idea here). Dont have any...
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    Went to dinner tonight...

    I've had the same experience with TommyKnockers, actually I was telling a beer distributor the same thing tonight at a hog roast. And to a more limited extent with Bells Amber Ale. In case naysayers want to trash me, I buy at least a 6 pack of it a week at my local place as my Friday routine...
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    anyone that uses austin homebrew see this?

    First off, I pretty much hate AHB. I think their prices are high and that Forrest has a "love it or leave it" attitude that I cant stand. I'm not saying that a business such as his doesnt have a bottom line, which I understand, but when I sent him an email addressing my concerns he didnt seem to...
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    2011 Crop Hallertauer Mittelfruh AND HATS!

    Weird question here: but what is the return policy on your hats? I have a crazy huge odd shaped head and either they fit or they dont. I go into a hat store in the mall and will try on hats until the salespeople are ready to kick me out. Like I said, odd, but I cant control my head shape...
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    RIP MCA You will be missed!!!

    Same here. SWMBO didnt understand it either, but when a total stranger is such an influence its hard to not be disturbed by their passing. I tried explaining this to no avail until I asked how she would feel if the last remaining "Golden Girl" died, then she seemed to understand a tad.
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    RIP MCA You will be missed!!!

    Absolutely, yet I'd wager a bet that if you asked the average person about Pauls Boutique, theyd have no idea WTF you were talking about.
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    RIP MCA You will be missed!!!

    Never got to see them :( But man were they my group back in the day. "Back in the day" for me was the mid 90s, proof that The Beastie Boys transcend generations. One poster on Yahoo claimed the autopsy report is in. Adam Yauch died of an overdose of coolness. I'm inclined to agree.
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    Farmhouse Brewing Supply- The Store!

    Super awesome that the store is up and running guys! I'm also pumped that you have competitive prices on #50 sacks of grains and awesome prices on hops! Going to be ordering soon. Wish I could head up to the store, maybe sometime
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    How do you name your original recipes?

    Beers tend to remind me of the seasons, or something weather related. When I was doing the math for my first recipe I was also thinking about summers in Tucson AZ with my dad sitting under the porch having a drink and watching the Monsoons come down full force. Thus, Monsoon IPA was born. Its...
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    Will these work for hops storage?

    I use a food saver with the mason jar attachment. I read somewhere on here that making foodsaver bags to store hops in average about 40 cents a piece. I figure buying 12 quart mason jars and sealing those will pay off in the long run, plus I dont have to make a zillion one or two ounce bags...
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    Amarillo, Citra and Simcoe

    Gotta get my hands on some amarillo!
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    Doomsday preppers anyone???

    I'm not a "prepper" per say, but I was a Boy Scout in my early days and live by their motto "Be Prepared". Not counting the perishable food in our cabinets, we have about 2 weeks worth of food and water around the house. Not enough for a huge SHTF event, but its more than enough to get by...
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    Maximizing Efficiency when Batch Sparging

    I've been hitting low 80%s on my last couple brews batch sparging. 2 hour mash with a single 175 degree sparge seems to be working well for me.
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    How many gallons of Homebrew in 2012?

    7027 + 5 gallons of Irish Draught = 7032
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    First "No Sparge"...why haven't I done this before?

    This is curious. At first I wasnt exactly sure what you were talking about then I read your last two sentences. In the summer when I clean my MT I toss some hose water into and let it sit awhile. Then I released the liquid into the grass. But after a few batches I noticed it was nice and...
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